Altenew,  Thank you cards

Made to order 2 – the ears of the deaf will be unstopped, Isaiah 35:5

As promised here’s the second card, to read the story behind this click here.


For this card I pulled out my Altenew golden garden stamp set and chose one of the less used stamps and heat embossed my stitched panel this time with a gold printed sentiment using hero arts gold embossing powder. I love this gold and it melts beautifully, no graininess, just pure liquid gold. *Tip* Don’t forget to use some kind of powder bag to remove static from your base so you don’t end up with stray grains everywhere – I don’t know how I managed without mine for so long. I used to find heat embossing a real chore.


I then got out my distress inks – and made a custom purple colour using salty ocean and picked raspberry. The green leaves are with mowed lawn distress ink. I smooshed the ink onto the back of my stamp packaging plastic sheet, added a bit of water and played around. No real technique at all. Just so much fun. The raised embossing really helps resist the ink so that it stays within the lines. I don’t like mess on my cards, I’m too much of a control freak so watercolouring can be hard for me.


I used lots of double sided tape to stick my panel down so that it wasn’t uneven, although it hadn’t warped much considering it was normal cards stock.  If I had been using lots of water I would have used watercolour paper, but I was apprehensive that I might not get even stamp coverage on a more textured card. A few gold sequins and Tada!

What do you think? I love this scripture from Isaiah 35:5 and the hope it holds out so I really enjoyed making these cards in the end, even tho I was apprehensive to start with.

products used: (affiliate links may be used but this does not add any additional cost to you).  Currently linking to Simon Says Stamp – please see my favourite suppliers page for further info regarding where I buy my products, and suppliers that may be useful to you.

Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad MOWED LAWN Ranger Summer TIM35008Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad PICKED RASPBERRY Ranger Summer TIM34995Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad SALTY OCEAN Ranger Summer TIM35015Altenew GOLDEN GARDEN Clear Stamp Set AN187

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