I am a Stampin Up girl through and through but I couldn’t help myself to try out some new stamp companies.  I have been resisting for years but have been seeing so many cute stamps and amazing projects.  So, I broke down and bought some non-SU stamps and dies.  

I recently bought some stamp sets from Altenew since they were having a pretty good sale.  I made my first card with the stamp set Beautiful Day and I have to say I am blown away!  The layering stamps give such realistic looks that I couldn’t believe these were created with ink and stamps.  My husband came in while I was creating this card and asked how I made these flowers because he couldn’t believe I had stamped them.  Just look at these flowers and leaves!

All the ink colors are SU inks. The dimension you get with these layers gives you endless possibilities.  I should have used my embossing buddy because specks of gold embossing powder got all over my sentiment but this was sentiment try #3.  I was trying to foil the sentiment and well, after several disaster attempts I just decided to emboss it.  I also embossed the bottom part of the card with the same gold embossing powder (wish you could see it better in the picture).
If I keep this up I’ll need a bigger stamp room and I just upgraded!  Eeekk!  
Just in case you didn’t know, the new occasions catalog will be coming out the beginning of January and WOWZA is it fantastic!!  You will not believe the amazing products SU has come out with this time.  
Thanks for stopping by and happy stamping!