Using my Stash – Altenew

Hi all, today is the first post of my new project called “Using my Stash”! 😆 I have a policy that I don’t put away my stamps until I use them, this is supposed to deter me from buying new stamps… key word here being “supposed”. LoL! Although I did actually manage to use all of my new purchases during summer and since I won quite a few gift vouchers as prizes for card challenges and being lucky at blog hops, I went on a spending spree and here’s what my new un-used stash looks like now!!


Help! So I am now hell bent on using a new stamp/die everyday and to start with, here are two cards using Altenew’s layered floral cover die… that is not part of my new stash! Haha! Its like during the sales isn’t it. You go for the sales and end up buying something not on sale! But I promise, I’ll do a post with something from my new stash tomorrow.

layered floral spring.jpg

This one I’ll call “Spring” as it looks so light and bright to me. I used only the die A of the Layered Floral cover die to diecut this piece and painted it with my Zigs clean color real brushes. I then sprayed a pink glimmer spray over the whole piece and it is nice and shiny in reality. I diecut the scallop piece using Sizzix scallop dies, stamped the sentiment from Stamplorations with Stazon black ink and sprayed it with the pink glimmer spray too. I adhered the coloured panel onto my turquoise card base to finish.

layered floral autumn

My 2nd card I obviously called “Autumn”. This card was even easier to make than the first as I just cut it from one of my failed watercolour attempts! I stuck it on a dark brown card stock and adhered the whole panel on a white card base so its a little raised. A few sparkly gems and the card was finished!

Well I hope you liked my cards and you’ll come back tomorrow to see the first creations from my new stash. I’ll be using some cute stamps from Clearly Besotted to make something rare for me, cute critter cards!

Thanks for stopping by and I love reading your comments!


I’m sharing “Spring” with:

addicted to stamps n more anything goesAddicted to Stamps and More – Anything Goes

Inkspirational Photo Challenge.pngInkspirational – Trend. I think cover dies are still trendy or am I just late to the parade? Lol!

challenge up your lifeChallenge Up Your Life – Die Cuts

And “Autumn” with:

altenew.jpgAltenew inspiration challenge

DiesRUsDies R Us– Anything Fall

addicted to stampsAddicted to Stamps – Autumn


14 thoughts on “Using my Stash – Altenew

  1. You have quite the stash – and good for you (I have several new items sitting in a basket as well! We ‘need’ our stuff to keep our minds active, alert and engaged (which is what I tell my husband *grin*). Your coverplate florals are absolutely stunning and yes, a technique/process very much on trend! Thank you for sharing these gems in the Inkspirational gallery!

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  2. I couldn’t actually figure out the first card – it looks like you paper-pieced the turquoise card, then my eyes adjusted to it……what an optical illusion. Brilliant. Great for Inkspirational ‘Trend’ week.

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  3. ehrlich gesagt
    I am jealous
    your bunch of stamp are adorable
    from marken Name
    ooh ooh
    I must visit you and play with that stamp too may I?
    you are a lucky lady Gwen
    and the flower card looks so beautiful
    love the color combo
    great DIES


  4. Very pretty creations. It’s funny how photos can be deceiving. I really thought the turquoise bits were all glued on top of a watercolored panel. Or stenciled with paste. They look raised to me. Whatever… Lovely and yes, very spring-y.

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