Thursday, 28 May 2015

Kraft & White Hennah Elements Birthday Card

Back in 2014 I saw this lovely card made by Anja and the stamp set she'd used, 'Hennah Elements' from Altenew, went on my wish list immediately.  I was very lucky to receive some birthday gift money last month and I treated myself to some new crafty goodies - including the 'Hennah Elements' set.  It's rare for me to wait to order from my wish list but there was an upside to waiting 'cos I discovered Altenew also sell matching dies for this stamp set now.  So naturally I ordered the stamps and dies together!

I love a kraft and white colour combo and I'm sure that has a lot to do with why I found Anja's card so appealing.  I've CASEd Anja's card pretty closely but there are a few little differences.  I used a lighter shade of kraft (SU! Crumb Cake) and I chose to pop up some die cut flower and leaf shapes over the stamped images as I love dimension - plus I wanted to use the stamps AND the dies!  I also used pearls to embellish the card.  When I came to make the card I was surprised to find that I'd recently bought the same Hero Arts sentiment set that Anja had used.  I definitely didn't realise when I bought it though - there must have been a subtle recognition operating in the subconscious level of my brain!

Here's the inside and the envelope - the images look fab stamped in Crumb Cake ink too!

Stamps: Altenew 'Hennah Elements' set, Hero Arts 'Messages With Flourish' set
CS: PaperMania A6 white card blank, SU! Crumb Cake & Whisper White
Ink: VersaMark, SU! Crumb Cake
Tools: Altenew 'Hennah Elements' die set, heat tool, flower shaping tool & moulding mat
Embellishments & accessories: white embossing powder, SU! pearl jewels, Dimensionals

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1 comment:

Rocky said...

Beautiful! So simple but so very effective.