Altenew: Beautiful Birthday Card

 "Beautiful Wishes" card handmade by Maria Byrd | CraftsyByrd.blogspot.com | Altenew Beautiful Day, Mama Elephant Dandelion. 2019.

A sweet floral card created for a dear friend's recent 60th birthday using Altenew's Beautiful Day stamp and die bundle, mini ink cube sets, and halftone stencil.  We rarely see each other, so we were both excited to finally do so on her special day.

"Beautiful Wishes" card handmade by Maria Byrd | CraftsyByrd.blogspot.com | Altenew Beautiful Day, Mama Elephant Dandelion. 2019.

The flowers and sentiment were from my favorite set Beautiful Day by Altenew, stamped in black ink and cut with coordinating dies.  Altenew's Mini Ink Cube set made coloring in layers a breeze (use the lightest color first).  The backdrop was created with Altenew's Halftone Stencil and Distress Mini Ink in Carved Pumpkin applied with foam blending tool.

Tip:  If you're thinking of buying the stamps, I suggest purchasing the dies also.  This is a layering stamp and the lines on the image are not closed, so ScanNCut2 won't recognize the shapes.  You can try connecting the lines with a pen or pencil and see if that works.  Though I've never tried that trick with this stamp set yet.

Thank you for visiting!

Maria B.