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Hello - Altenew with Catherine Pooler Inks


Hello crafty people! It Ashlea and today I'm here showing you a project I created using the Peruvian Lily set by Altenew. I have a funny little insider story that goes along with this set so keep reading for behind the scenes Altenew stuff.


I'm always inspired by photos and patterns in my everyday life that catch my eye. This inspiration happens to be a little more direct...it was the back of the packaging for this stamp set. I was so inspired by the colors and the arrangement of overlapping lily's that seem to highlight the space where the word "hello" in stamped. The colors I used to stamp this is a whole slew of Catherine Pooler inks. For the petals I used Bellini, Orange Twist, and Tutti Frutti. For the center I used Limoncello, Shea Butter, and Sauna and I used Black Jack and Midnight for the stamens. For the leaves I used a trio of Green Tea, Eucalyptus, and Spruce.  I love the way this turned out. It's imperfect and a little messy and makes me smile. Now for my fun inside story:


The designer of this stamp set is my dear friend Jen Rzasa. She's designed for Altenew since the beginning and she is incredible at what she does. I went to her house so that we could drive to Butterfly Reflections Ink store opening together and she was just finishing up some details on this set. She was sketching it in a purple color and had just been sent a bouquet of the same exact lily's in the same exact color. Is that a sign or what? This stamp set makes it into my top 5 of all time. I think the detail on this is really unparalleled and its just a really fun set to stamp, honestly. It's like watching it come to life.


I hope that you've enjoyed learning about my inspiration behind this card and about my little behind the scenes story! I'll see you again very soon! 






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