Layering layered images // Altenew

Hot dawg.
This card was a frustrating one to make and photograph.
Ah well, I've put my behind in the past.

Er, I've put my past behind me. ;)

I played along with the Altenew From Places Abroad challenge photo as inspiration, so I started out by stamping a TON of Vintage Roses flowers in reds and blues. Then I cut out the flowers (which was a nice, mindless thing to do - and I do love being mindless) and started arranging them. Which is where all the trouble started.

I had the darndest time trying to make the colors work without being overwhelming, and then layering them all together. I ended up ditching the reds because they looked a little too dramatic with the blue, which made layering the flowers a lot easier but still a bit of a challenge.

I finally managed to get everything to work semi-cohesively, after a few nights struggle with the problem. I thought it'd be fun to show you a bit of the "evolution" of the card. ;)

Of course, there is still the problem of the gold embossing not matching the gold glitter leaves, but at this point, I am just happy to call it a day. Or a card. Whatever.

Thanks so much for stopping in and God bless!


Supplies not shown:
Paper: vellum (Darice), cardstock (Canson)
Ink: Studio Calico Color Theory
Die: Papertrey Ink "Life is Sweet" die and woodgrain impression plate


  1. The complexity of the images could have overwhelmed your final card but you've achieved a lovely balance! Jo x

  2. Those Altenew flowers are so pretty. Love the gold embossing sentiment. Very elegant and pretty! Have a great day!

  3. Very pretty - I like the unusual colours!

  4. Beautifully done, Clare! Thanks so much for playing along Altenew's challenge!


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