Colorful prints

I received the Bold Bunch stamp/dies/stencils from Altenew as a Christmas present from my daughter, thank you Gala! The images inspired me to try and recreate a memory of some sweet Oilily dresses she used to wear as a child. 

Oilily is a Dutch company that makes clothing in the most beautiful prints and I love their stuff, especially for little girls! I wish I had my photo albums with me in Berlin but I do not so I cannot find a photograph of Gala in one of her lovely dresses, but I can link to the Oilily website so you can see the kind of colorful prints they still use today. 

For the first card I stamped a pattern in Fuchsia, Grapevine, Espresso, Ultramarine, Fresh Leaf and Mango Smoothie - all inks used are Altenew Crisp dye inks.

The panel was mounted to a dark wine card panel and then I cut out the word hi from real wood card stock. 

For the second card I used a MISTI to stamp both edges in a repeating pattern using the following ink colors; Azurite, Aqualicious, Dew Drops, Baby Pink, Ruby Red, Fuchsia, Citrus Burst, Maple Yellow and Honey Drizzle.

This panel was mounted to a turquoise card panel and then I die cut the words from a Concord & 9th set called Orange You Sweet - I love these really fine words cut from glitter card stock. I could have added a card strip with a word like FRIEND to make a complete sentiment but I just love those two words there so I shall leave it be!

For my final card I decided to try out the Pantone color of the year combo of Ultimate Gray and Illuminating so I stamped out a swatch card with my Altenew Crisp dye inks.

I couldn't really decide to use just one of the combos so I used pretty much all of them on this card :) and since I just bought some yellow tulips and grey willow kitties I had to use the bouquet as a photo prop!
I used Citrus Burst, Fresh Lemon, Maple Yellow, Silver Lake, Gray Denim and Honey Drizzle inks.

The stamped panel was glued to a card panel made from a light gray card stock, could be Altenew or Simon Says Stamp paper, either is beautiful!

DISCLAIMER - Please note that I have no affiliation with either Oilily, Pantone, Altenew or Concord & 9th or any other company - I just refer to companies who make products I love and use!

So which card do you prefer?
Hope yo see you here again soon!



  1. Dearest Helen, what I find so amazing is that you can make such different stiles of cards and still somehow can personalise them so one can see they came from you. That then not all of them are in my taste is such a different story.
    🤗 Ingela

  2. These are very pretty Helen - I think the yellows and greys are my favourite combo. Thank you for reminding me of Oilily - I remember an Oilily shop when I grew up in the UK...the prints were beautiful but I was never allowed anything as it was too expensive! I'd completely forgotten about them!

    1. Thanks Claire! I always bought these dresses second hand! Even then, they were pricey :)


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