Sunday, 19 March 2017

Richard Garay and Altnew Cards

I picked up a set of Origami stamps, dies and scrapbook papers by Richard Garay back in January, and used them (along with watercoloured backgrounds) and some Altenew stamps to make a set of cards.

This first card has a stamped start lower third, the rainbow strip is left over from the rainbow cards I made here. I stamped and die cut the large stars, using Altenew Halftone Circles to add the dotty background colour.

The next two cards have Altenew Halftone Circles stamped backgrounds with the lovely new ink colours; I especially like the new greens and oranges! The butterflies are stamped onto leftover card made from the post mentioned earlier and have a glittery finish you can't see in the photos.  I used my MISTI as stamping onto watercolour paper can be tricky. I added an unusual Altenew sentiment onto a handcut and doodled banner to finish this one and sent to a colleague who had supported me over my recent illness.

This card is similar to the one above with a different colourway.  The sentiment is stamped onto a punched shape from a favourite EK Sucess punch of mine.

A similar card to the one above with a cute stamped and diecut flamingo.

And my favourite card to finish.  this one was inspired by one I saw by Altenew design team member Lydia Evans...I used a mix of inks in rainbow order from Simon Says Stamp; Altenew and Stampin' Up. it is a one layer card, the splat stamp is by Altenew, a stitched rectangle diecut covers the front of the card and the sentiment is by Richard Garay.

I was tempted to add a sequin or two, but I did resist for that clean and simple look.

1 comment:

Wendy said...

those origami stamps are amazing! I like the splat card the most though, I have a lot of splat stamps :-)