Alexandra Renke floral Encouragement card set

May 26, 2020


Happy Tuesday, crafty friends! I hope you had a lovely long holiday weekend. We got some work done in our backyard, and planted a small herb garden that we are excited about. Mostly basil & mint, which we use in cooking & cocktails, plus lavender - mostly because I love the scent, but it can also deter bunnies from eating the things they want (like basil & mint. Lol!). We have a cute little bunny that sleeps behind our AC unit at some point most days, and while we love that little critter...I don't want her or her family to eat our herb garden. Lol! We shall see if we end up needing to put fencing around it.

Today I am featuring some gorgeous papers and dies from Alexandra Renke. I think I say this every time I post with her products, but I just LOVE them. The papers are luxurious, and so beautifully designed. I love the watercolor design with these gorgeous outline florals.

"UR Beautiful" card set features:
I've paired them with some Essentials dies from Pinkfresh Studio, which I will share throughout the rest of the post. This entire card front was created with just one sheet of the Paradise Sidelong Poppy 12x12 paper. I fussy cut many of the floral elements, then diecut the background panel with the largest Diagonal Stitched Rectangle. Next I stamped the circle sentiment to the lower right corner in Detail Black hybrid ink from Pinkfresh Studio.

I cut the scripted Beautiful word die 3 times: once from glittered paper and two times from scraps of patterned paper. Then I stacked and adhered it together with a glue pen. I used Martha Stewart glitter paper in champagne for the glittered layer. I purchased this at Michael's, so it isn't in my link list at the end of the post. I had previously diecut the ABC Tags multiple times for THIS POST, so I just grabbed a couple from the leftovers for this card. I layered everything to the front of an A2 card base made from Autumn Calm Turquoise 12x12 paper, then accented with jewels to finish.

"I Believe in You" card set features:
For my next card I created a 4x9 slimline card, which fits in a size 10 business envelope. I love to create these long and skinny cards with Alexandra's products, because it allows me to feature so much of her beautiful designs! I've partnered her products with the Essentials: Slim Stitched Scallop Circles and Essentials: Slim Stitched Rectangle dies from Pinkfresh, as I just love having that finished edge to all my layers. I cut each layer from the papers listed above, but did trim down the scalloped circle layer to fit within the layer behind it. This equaled to about 1/8" on each side. 

I fussy cut the floral elements that the peekaboo circles are embellished with from 1212 papers listed above. I cut the scripted I Believe in You word die 3 times: once from the same glittered paper used one the first card and two times from scraps of patterned paper. Then I stacked and adhered it together with a glue pen. I didn't realize that this die had been clearanced, so it is no longer available. You can easily substitute it with another word die that is still current! I mounted everything to the front of a 4x9 slimline card base that I created from the "Watercolor Rose" 12x12 paper. To finish, I accented with clear iridescent jewels.

I've linked to most items today in the Alexandra Renke shop, as I wasn't able to source them in the US this time. The only way to make Alexandra's product more readily available here is to ask for it at your favorite store...whether it be online or brick & mortar. So, please be sure to ask if you would like to be able to get her products here!

That is everything I have for you today! If you have any questions about my card, feel free to leave them in the comments and I will be sure to reply.

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Have a great Tuesday!

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4 comments

  1. These are so beautiful. I love the stylistic flower stamps that you used. These cards are little pieces of art!!

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  2. Really gorgeous cards ... I love the colours in these papers

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  3. Incredibly beautiful cards!

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