So, I have three favorite stores in Europe: Stempelmeer, Stempelkueche (both in Germany) and Make The Day Special in the UK. I love all of these stores for different reasons, there are great people behind them, and they stock great products.
Since this Saturday, Make The Day Special also stocks Altenew stamps. I love the brand – it’s fairly new, but their designs are gorgeous and unique. I already own two stamp sets which I ordered when they went public the first time, and I thought this was a good time to give them another go.
I’ve combined the colors from the current Make The Day Special challenge (color combo A) with a new technique I learned from Dawn from Wplus9. I first created a wash of watercolor and let it dry. Then I used a self-made stencil to sponge on some white ink in the form of circles, creating a bokeh effect.
Then I stamped the sentiment from Altenew in Versafine black onyx ink and covered it with Judikins Iridescent Sparkle embossing powder. Throw in some Pretty Pink Posh Marshmallow sequins and everything’s perfect 🙂
If you are from Europe, don’t forget to stop by the Make The Day Special store and take a look at the Altenew stamps. The one I’m using is called “Thoughts and Reminders”. The die to cut the front panel is from Mama Elephants and called “Femme Frames” and you can also find it at the MTDS store.
Thanks for stopping by!