Jul 16, 2022

Ink Smooshed Layered Floral Card: Altenew Craft A Flower Garden Rose

 Hello friends. I am back again with my favorite ink smooshing technique to achieve a unique color combination for this this Altenew Build a Flower Garden Rose. I am participating in the July 2022 Marvelous Monthly Series Blog Hop. The hop starts here.

I have a video here in case you would rather watch: https://youtu.be/ckvz_LMcg_o
My intro release video is here

I started by ink smooshing Frayed Leaf and Forest Glade and Evergreen inks from the Green Fields Ink Family I used watercolor paper to take advantage of all the texture. I needed some light and dark areas, so I focused on achieving that look. 

The first step is to smoosh the ink pads randomly on a craft mat and add a spritz of water. I always run my fingers through the inks to blend them slightly. After dipping and drying multiple times, I was happy with the results.

For the flower petals, I used Altenew Inks from the Sugar Plum Ink Family These inks are muted and have a vintage feel to them. 

I used the Mega Stamp Frame Die set to cut two frames from Classic Crest Cardstock, that I glued together. I found a muted purple and grey cardstock from my stash that I trimmed to make the smaller panels.

Last step was to assemble the flower. These dies are great as they have a numbered keyhole on each die for the correct order in assembly as well as ease of lining up the pieces!  I had a scarp piece of watercolor paper already colored with Pumpkin Pie ink from the Fall Harvest set, perfect for the flower center.

The stem is tucked behind the lower frame. I curled the petals using a rounded tool and popped the center up with foam tape. Essential Sentiments Die had the Happy Birthday!

Giveaway Prizes

$300 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $25 gift certificate to 8 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 07/18/2022 for a chance to win. 


Altenew will draw 10 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 07/20/2022.

Blog Hop Order


Altenew Blog

Jenny Colacicco

Soraya Maes

Emily Midgett

Karen Brown

Caly Person

Adriana Arminio

Virginia Lu

Verity Biddlecombe

Jaycee Gaspar

Berina Rajakumar

Agnieszka Małyszek

Laurie Patterson

Erum Tasneem

Annemarie Caister

Reiko Tsuchida

Bridget Casey

Terri Koszler

Michelle Burnier

Michelle Short

Preeti Chandaran

Tenia Nelson

Linda Westfall

Maryám Pérez

Amy Hill

Mindy Eggen

Penny Pynnonen

Daniel Diaz

Nathalie DeSousa

Angela Brennan

Teri Wilson <me!>


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