06 October 2018

Altenew October Challenge - Thank you

Hi there!

Before we get to today's card... *Happy World Card making day !*

How lucky are we to have our own official day on the first Saturday of October every year!?

I made a thank you card to celebrate this special day, just because I want to thank everyone who follow and support me on my card making journey. I appreciate every click to take a closer look at my creations and to those who faithfully comment and encourage me to make my next best card!

I pulled out one of the first Altenew sets I bought. The pretty elements in this set really look just like the henna tattoos I so often see here in Abu Dhabi . I remember when I had my hand decorated with henna on a desert safari how amazed I was to see how easy the lady made it look to create the intricate patterns with such a steady hand.

Although I have had this set for such a long time I haven't used it much... So thanks Virginia for providing just the perfect inspiration colors to create today's card!

Enough chit-chat ... here's my card 😊

Altenew henna elements

Altenew henna elements

Altenew henna elements

I used :

  • Hennah elements stamp set
  • Label-love stamp set ( sentiment )
  • Snowing stamp ( background )
  • Distress inks for watercolor smooshing
  • Versafine Black ink
  • Silhouette cameo to cut out the images
  • Misti
  • Gold glitter paper to back the black sentiment strip
  • Rhinestones & sequins

The layout of my card was inspired by THIS beautiful card by the very talented Erum Tasneem!

Altenew Challenge

Also sharing at :

The flower challenge ~ Add sparkle


Happy little stampers watercolour-challenge ~ Anything goes (playing with the optional twist of gold)


Wishing you a wonderful day!



Nora Noll said...

This is STUNNING!!!!

Leslie Miller said...

Pretty stamp set! I like the look of your card with the smooshed colors and splattery snowing background. The glitter mat on the sentiment panel is a real stand out. Hannelie, you are such a CAS inspiration and I'm grateful for the day I first clicked onto your blog. It's been a delight. Happy World Card Making Day!

Jeanne H said...

Really, really pretty card. Happy World Card Making Day from Minnesota.

- Bellule - said...

Cette nouvelle carte est absolument superbe !!
J'aime ces couleurs chaude automnales et ce bouquet.
Bravo pour toutes tes magnifiques créations, tu as énormément de talent, ton scrap est tellement inspirant.

Bises ♥

Melanie R said...

Lovely card! This stamp set is one of my "go to" favorites.

Cheryl W said...

I've always admired Henna designs. They're so delicate and intricate. I can't imagine having a steady enough hand to create them without squiggly lines or smudges. Your card design really is reminiscent of those designs. So pretty!

Marilyn said...

Hi Hannelie,
I love your blog, card making and inspiration. Always look forward to your posts. Hugs, Marilyn

Bobby said...

I can't wait to see card two and three as Altenew's monthly challenge always seems to inspire you, Hannelie. The loose watercoloring was a great way to show off the Hennah flowers.

Anita in France said...

I'm catching up, Hannelie, and have enjoyed meandering through all your recent cards, finishing with this beauty! Lovely layering of these pretty elements ... the dots make for such a fabulous backdrop for them! Hugs, Anita :)

Virginia L. said...

ADORE.THIS. Thanks so much for playing Altenew October Inspiration Challenge! FABULOUS!

Shylaashree said...

you always inspire and a beautiful make hannile

maria f. said...

Just parked next to this beauty! Wonderful touch of colors.

Sue - said...

A really beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers Watercolor Challenge

Heidi Weaver said...

What a lovely image you've used, Hannelie. The colours you've used really do give the look of henna. They also give the image a rather exotic look. Lovely work. Thanks so much for joining us for the HLS October Watercolour Challenge.

Rachel Vass said...

Gorgeous card Hannelie, love the colours and splatter. Thanks so much for joining us at The Flower Challenge.
Rachel DT