Saturday, August 9, 2014

Stamp Trio: Hennah Paper

This is the second entry in my Stamp Trio challenge, using Altenew's Hennah Elements. For the second card, I decided to use paper piecing and go with a more vintage feel. The flowers in the stampset are perfect for the paper piecing technique, as they're both large and simple.

I started by stamping the two large flowers on some blue patterned paper. I stamped the 3 smaller flowers onto some more detailed cream patterned paper. After cutting them out with my scissors, I used my foam blending tool to ink the edges with a bit of distress ink (Salty Ocean for the blue flowers and Vintage Photo for the cream). After this, I filled in some ovals near the small flower centers with white gel pen to create a little more contrast. I adhered two of the cream flowers to the centers of the blue flowers.

I cut a piece of MFT's Primitive Cream cardstock to measure 4 by 5 1/4". While I had my paper cutter, I also cut a piece of Neenah Desert Storm cardstock in half to create a top-folding A2 card.

After deciding where to position the flowers, I stamped a few of the flower vines around the card front in Soft Suede brown ink. I also stamped the small thanks sentiment from the Hennah stamp set.

I adhered the cream panel to the card front, then adhered one of the blue flowers straight onto the panel with tape adhesive. I layered the second flower with foam squares, then added the last small flower to the top.

Altenew Hennah Elements
MFT Hybrid Ink in Black Licorice
Stampin' Up Classic inkpad in Soft Suede
K & Company Tim Koffey Journey 6x6
MFT Heavyweight cardstock in Primitive Cream
Neenah Desert Storm Environmental cardstock 100#lbs
Distress ink in Salty Ocean and Vintage Photo
Uniball Signo Broad white gel pen
Stampin' Up dimensionals foam adhesive
Tombow Dot adhesive runner (pink)


  1. Gorgeous! The use of the blues and creams make it look so very different from Card 1 in the series. And it is sooo pretty! Love this look a lot. Cannot wait to see Card 3 now. :)

    1. I really like it too. There's just something beautiful about the darker vintage-y colors... Thanks so much, Kylie!