Tuesday, 7 March 2017


The carousel has always been my favourite funfair ride, so the Altenew Carousel stamp set caught my eye. It's a really sweet mini set, perfect for scrapbooking but also looks great on a card, and is sure to make someone smile.

I started by stamping the carousel image on to white card in black versafine ink. I then heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. You could use versamark ink and a black embossing powder to achieve the same effect.

I also added an embossed sentiment from the Altenew Celebrate stamp set, which is a mini sentiment set. It has some lovely greetings.

I used colouring pencils to add a sunset sky behind the carousel. I like the soft effect of the pencils. Try Zig Clean Colour pens or ink blending for a different look.

To make this into a card, I cut it down with a stitched rectangle die, layered onto a black rectangle, then adhered to a white card base. The black border really helps the image pop on the card.

Have a lovely day, 

Altenew Carousel

Altenew Celebrate
MFT Inside Outside Stitched Rectangles


  1. This is so fun and I love the rainbow background! I'm quite tempted by the carousel stamp, and trying to sit on my hands LOL...

  2. Fabulous! Love the background and that stamp is gorgeous - oh dear.


    Di xx

  3. Great look, I love the simple black and white with this colours in the background


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