Designer Spot: Iwona Palamountain

Hello, Altenew fans! Iwona here, and it's my pleasure to be a blog guest today. Now that you had a chance to acquire your favourite sets from the first release, how about some inspiration? I got seriously inky with some of my favourites and thought I'd share. (oh yes, I've so many favs in that lot!)

One of the most squeal-worthy sets from the release is, in my opinion, Ori Kami. What we know is that origami is one of the strongest emerging trends, but do you know how much potential lies in these dainty designs?

Granted, we can paper piece them, bring them to life with markers, coloured pencils or watercolour wash, but to me origami is all about dimension that lies in the folded paper and that's what I wanted to convey.


My elephant is of course flat, but I gave it the look of folded paper by piecing it with cardstock in two tones of aqua. Just like the classic two-tone origami paper which when folded, gives your finished piece dimension.


This card was made with a baby arrival in mind, and to convey the message a bit more clearly (since I didn't include any baby-wise elements on the card) I added a couple of die cut hearts, over which I applied a layer of Glossy Accents.

After stamping the sentiment from the same set, I cut the paper down to a skewed panel and mounted on the card front lined with Cosmo Cricket patterned paper. 


I gave Ori Kami a different look, this time freestyle and relaxed. I paper pieced the butterfly with some Bo Bunny papers and stacked two of them together, securing with a metal brad.


To the lot I added a Kaisercraft rose die cut, a paper doily and some bundled thread, and mounted it all together on Simon Says Stamp woodgrain paper. Then I added the stamped sentiment from the awesome Label Love set and sprinkled some Glimmer Mist.


One more card from me, and this time I reached for the Faux Veneers set. I stamped the various speech bubbles and stars on the panel, creating the background which compliments the 'hello' die cut from Studio Calico. I also spiced up the die cut, by stamping the „hi!” word in black.


For the rest of the design, I used various patterned paper scraps and a fun wood veneer camera. Now I've got two types of wood veneers, back to back on the same card :)


I hope you like these! Thanks for having me, Jen & Tasnim :)

Well, aren't these cards simply stunning?! We are very lucky to have Iwona design for us! Don't forget to stop by her blog and leave a comment, for she is giving away one each of Ori Kami and Faux Veneer!

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Amir - March 13, 2015

Oh wow!!! This sounds like so much fun. I will uaptde my blog, make a fun card and post here…I defenitely would like to try for a chance. All the best to all! Love the stamps!

Cathy - March 8, 2015

Hi Bev, gorgeous stamp, i love the sarah Kay degsins and do not actually own any as yet so thankyou for the chance to win one. I am off now to put a little post on my blog to let everyone know ;)Love n hugsVikki xx

Sherry - March 5, 2015

Arltices like this are an example of quick, helpful answers.

Virginia L. - April 26, 2014

These are amazing samples!! Love them all!

Sarah G - April 26, 2014

I just love these 3 cards! My Ori Kami stamps arrived yesterday and this is just the inspiration I need – thanks Iwona :)

Lindsey L. - April 24, 2014

Gorgeous! LOVE all three of them. I’ve just got to get my hands on these sets. :)

Jenny Martin - April 24, 2014

Wonderful cards showing the versatility of your gorgeous stamps!

Tracy Ercole - April 23, 2014

What fantastic cards!

donna mikasa - April 23, 2014

Chupa rocked the new stamps—love all her cards!

Robyn O - April 23, 2014

Iwona’s card have shown us three styles with the new stamps, she is very talented. Cheers

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