Clean and Simple Boutique Cards

This course is all about the beauty in simplicity. I learned how to create simple yet beautiful cards that recipients will love. You can create unique cards in a matter of minutes.

Card 1

Golden Garden/Extra Special

I created this card using Altenew’s Golden Garden Stamp set. I began by stamping the floral outline using Hickory smoke distressed oxide ink. I used victorian velvet oxide ink for the inner portions. I chose four floral stamps and layered them in pairs in the upper left
and bottom right corners. I used “You are an inspiration” from Altenew’s Extra Special Stamp Set. I dipped a watercolor brush in the inks to splatter on extra detail.

For an extra “splash” I dipped a watercolor brush in the inks to splatter some extra color.


  • Altenew Golden Garden Stamp Set
  • Altenew Extra Special Stamp Set
  • Distressed Oxide inks in Hickory Smoke and Victorian Velvet
  • Watercolor Brush
  • Altenew Stamping Mat

Card 2

Golden Garden Stamp Set/Love Labels in Spanish

My mom was the inspiration for this card. She was my childhood example of femininity. She often wears florals and pastels with delicate jewelry. She’s a true classic!

I began with a small die-cut rectangle in white. I stamped foliage to the bottom right and upper left of my piece. For coloring, I used Crayola watercolor pencils. I began by coloring the inner portions of the leaves in pink and then colored along the stem lines using green. I used a watercolor brush to blend the colors. I chose my favorite A2-sized stitched die-cut in soft pink for the background and attached my new work of art to it using a foam tape sheet cut to size.

I used “Muchas Gracias” (Many thanks) from Altenew’s Label Love in Spanish sentiment. I stamped it in black dye ink since my mom is feminine but fierce. I added a few subtle and elegant iridescent beads for a final delicate yet, jeweled touch.


  • Altenew Golden Garden Stamp Set
  • Altenew Label Love Spanish stamp Set
  • Pink Card Stock
  • White Card Stock
  • Watercolor Pencils
  • Beads

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