Hi everyone! This is the first time I will be joining the Altenew April challenge using the Forbidden City in China as inspiration. Here's how I made my card.

1. Cut 91/4" x 6" white cardstock for your card base.

2. Cut 4 5/8" x 5 3/4" watercolor paper and spray with Dylusions London blue ink spray and allow to dry.

3. Mix Dylusions Calypso Teal with Ranger Texture Paste.

4. Place Memory Box Pattern Lanthenay over the sprayed watercolor paper and using a spatula, spread the colored texture paste over the pattern. Cover the entire surface. Remove the stencil and allow the paste to dry.

5. Stamp sentiment on red cardstock using brilliance black ink and emboss with ultra fine embossing powder.

6. Place a thin strip of double sided tape on white cardstock and burnish gold foil over it. 

7. Die cut "hello" 5 times using teal cardstock  and once using a plain white cardstock. Adhere one over the other to form a stack and stick the white one slightly off to create a shadow effect.

8. Assemble card accordingly. Use foam tape to adhere the embossed watercolor paper over the red cardstock with the  sentiment on it.

Thanks so much for dropping by! Stay tuned for the arrival of the new Altenew Stamp sets and dies. I will be posting other samples using some their stamp sets soon. 🙂 Happy weekend!


  • April 25, 2015 at 2:57 pm

    So pretty!

    • April 29, 2015 at 2:08 pm

      Thanks so much Alby!

  • April 25, 2015 at 4:52 pm

    Love it!

    • April 29, 2015 at 2:08 pm

      Thanks Donna!!!

  • April 26, 2015 at 5:35 pm

    Very pretty – and definitely inspired by the challenge photo! It´s a nice design detail to leave one end of the red strip longer than the card!

  • April 29, 2015 at 2:09 pm

    Thanks so much Ulina! Love how you noticed all the small details 🙂 It just means you are artisitc 🙂 Thanks for dropping by and leaving a comment 🙂

  • May 2, 2015 at 3:32 pm

    Gorgeous card! Thanks so much for playing along Altenew’s April challenge!

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