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Mixing old stamps with new styles

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Mixing old stamps with new styles

Hello there, it is Verity here from Pretty Little Button for the Bumbleberry Design team. Today I'm showing you how mixing old stamps with new styles that come out means you can get more from your supplies. The main stamps came out in an Altenew Release for last Christmas, but to stretch the stamp further I've combine it with a recently released stencil to add a modern twist to the card. This Altenew stamp set is still available to purchase, so even if you've not got it you can still pick a set up and craft away! Written and photos Mixing old...

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Doubling up on your sentiments - Altenew Circle Greetings: Thanks die

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Doubling up on your sentiments - Altenew Circle Greetings: Thanks die

Hello there, it is Verity here from Pretty Little Button for the Bumbleberry Design team.  When I finished this card, I wasn't quite sure what to call the technique. So doubling up your sentiments seem to work because the sentiment on the front continues and doubles up as a sentiment inside the card too! It's not often that I put a sentiment inside the card, but when I saw the Altenew Circled Greetings: Thanks die, I thought it would be great for a window card. So, why not continue the sentiment inside the card. Let's get started! Written and photos Doubling up on...

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Creating a scene without stamps - Altenew Cloud stencil and Mountain Die set

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Creating a scene without stamps - Altenew Cloud stencil and Mountain Die set

Hello there, it is Verity here from Pretty Little Button for the Bumbleberry Design team. Scene making in the card world can often look intimidating with beautiful intricate scenes with a whole host of colouring media used! But scene making doesn't have to be complicated, pairing it down with some simple die-cutting and stencilling you can easily create a scene without stamps. What's more, add some ink blending in and there's not a pen/pencil or paintbrush insight so this is perfect for beginners! Written and photos Creating a scene without stamps:  Start off by die-cutting the mountain scene dies from Altenew out of...

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Watercoloured Poppy with textured background

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Watercoloured Poppy with textured background

Hello there, it is Verity here from Pretty Little Button for the Bumbleberry Design team. With a bit more time on your hands, now might be the time to get our your watercolour paints and practice. That's what I decided to do with the Altenew Paint-a-flower Poppy stamp set, and I loved how well it came out that I used it in today's card. I paired the soft colouring with a bold colour on the background and added some soft texture to elevate the image.  Written and photos Watercoloured Poppy with textured background:  To start off, stamp the Altenew Paint-a-flower Poppy onto...

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Floral miss you - Altenew Flower Garden and Fancy Miss You

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Floral miss you - Altenew Flower Garden and Fancy Miss You

  Hello there, it is Verity here from Pretty Little Button for the Bumbleberry Design team. Sometimes all you need is a bit of time to just sit and colour. The Flower Garden stamp set from Altenew is ideal for this, with simple outline stamps with large images ideal for even beginners to colour. I also really wanted to use the Altenew Miss You die - I love these script words dies from Altenew at the moment. It pairs so well with florals to make a sweet card to send to a friend.  Written and photos Floral miss you:  Start off by stamping a...

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