The trendy and modern diamond shapes are perfect for any simple or sophisticated designs. I hope today’s post will give you some creative ideas on using background stamps like this. More
For my first card I combined the stamp set in focus with oldie but goodie To The Moon. I stamped the moon onto Solar White panel using Ocean Waves and Desert Night Crisp Inks. Masked it off and inked the whole panel with Desert Night and Dusk Crisp Inks.
Then I stamped the cherry branch using Espresso, Dark Chocolate and Cotton Candy Crisp Inks and cut it using matching die. I white embossed the sentiment in the bottom part of the panel using Pure White Crisp Embossing Powder.
The branches were foam mounted onto the panel. Which in turn was foam mounted onto a white card base.
I couldn’t make a stamp focus post without devoting one card to embossing. I’m a big embossing enthusiast and new Altenew Embossing Powders are right up my alley. So my second card is made using them.
The sentiment was also white embossed and then the panel was foam mounted onto a white card base.
My last card for today is a watercolor one. I simply stamped several outline branches onto a watercolor panel and color then using my watercolors. Stamped a sentiment using Espresso Crisp Ink and adhered the panel onto a white card base.
I had so much fun playing with this stamp set. It’s very beautiful, the cherry branches are so realistic and layers are so easy to align (as always with Altenew layered stamps).
Have a wonderful day!
Hello everyone! Erum here today. I have been skimming through all the comments and I know you guys LOVED this release as much as all of us (designers) did! But then when do we not love what Altenew does?! Today I will be focusing on the beautiful Garden Treasure stamp set.
Garden Treasure stamp set is a 6×8 layering stamp set with 5 flowers, 1 small floral vine, 1 leaf, flower centers (stamens) and their layers.
For my first card I did some masking and stamping and coloured the images using Altenew Artist Markers Set A. For the blues I used Sea Glass and Desert Night, Frosty Pink and Coral Berry for the pinks and Frayed Leaf, Forest Glades and Evergreen for the greens.
I used colour pencils to add details to the petals and also to add a cast shadow so that it looks like the flowers are popped up.
Altenew Artist Markers are my new favourite colouring medium, I didn’t spend very long in colouring this piece. In fact this took the least time to colour.
My second card is a bit more whimsical. This look was inspired by a fabric pattern I saw. I added a few white dots with a white gel pen to make the design look more fun than beautiful. I stamped the flowers with Permanent Black Ink cube and watercolored the entire piece without giving much thought to shadows and highlights.
The sentiment is from Family Matters stamp set,
My third card also has watercoloured flowers! I stamped several flowers on watercolour paper, painted them then diecut the images using the Garden Treasure die set.
I stuck everything on foam tape for dimension then tried on various placements till I was happy with the result. For my stamens I used white gel pen and I also added some glossy accent to the flower centers.
For my last card I started off by stamping the leaves on watercolour paper and heat embossed them in gold. After watercolouring I die cut the flowers and leaves and popped them up on to my card front.
My card front was created by blending Morning Frost Crisp Ink mainly and Evening Gray Crisp Ink on the edges. The sentiment is from Family Matters stamp set. I absolutely love the thin gold glitter strip which is cut out of Gold Glitter Tape.
I hope you liked some of the cards I shared. This stamp set has so many possibilities that you just cant stop yourself! I had ideas buzzing in my head and I didn’t have enough time to make so many cards but I will definitely be sharing more soon.
Thank you for stopping by, thank you for all the comments you leave here and thank you for loving Altenew.
Hello there! Welcome to our Stamp Highlight and this month we are featuring Painted Butterflies Stamp Set.
Painted Butterflies Stamp Set includes lots of different 3 step butterflies. These are in a loosely painted style so give a relaxed and arty look to your hand stamped projects. They can be used as is, or combined with floral images. Either way, they will be the perfect addition to your projects. The set also has a number of everyday sentiments in a clear, simple font.
These beautiful images stamp beautifully with our Crisp Dye Inks, so when used as a background or focal point the images will look amazing. You can get a closer look at the stamp set in the Product Intro Video above!
If you haven’t seen any of the beautiful projects using Painted Butterflies Stamp Set, you can take a peek at some made by our amazing Design Team. We hope these get your inspiration going. Here’s a closer look at some of the amazing Design Team projects:
How beautiful is this? We love how Marika has stamped in a light ink with the images from Painted Butterflies Stamp Set and then gone over and watercoloured in bold, bright colors. For more details about this card please check HERE.
Just love how Anna has stamped lots of the smaller butterflies from Painted Butterflies Stamp Set and then cut using the Painted Butterflies Die Set and then arranged them popped up all over the card, just stunning! For more information on this card please check HERE.
We love Svitlana’s card! The way she stamped the butterflies from Painted Butterflies Stamp Set on her background panel and then blended over them gives them a much softer look. Please check out this post for more details.
We hope this Stamp Highlight has given you some inspiration and given you a fresh look on this firm favorite. Please let us know what you love about this stamp set, we’d truly love to hear your thoughts in the comment section.
We also have a little special release for you today! We are releasing a special combination of mini inks that would work perfectly with this set, and many others besides! Northern Lights 6 Mini Cube Set includes Mountain Mist, Volcano Lake, Lagoon, Rose Quartz, Puffy Heart and Purple Wine.
The Northern Lights 6 Mini Cube Set is available to purchase in the store now.
Hello! Tasnim here, and today I will be giving you a closer look at our Engineers Rule Stamp Set.
Ever since we released Doctors Rule back in January 2015, I knew Engineers Rule was well due. We tried to include images that can be related to a variety of engineering disciplines. The sentiments in this set are well in line with the title of the set “Engineers Rule”, praising engineers for their awesomeness ;) and don’t you just love those cute little ninjas? They make me want to design a ninja set!
I made a few simple one-layer cards using this stamp set.
I like it when all you have to do is stamp, stamp, stamp, and you are done! You may add a few lightly colored images in the background for depth or some shadow lines below the tank so it doesn’t look like it is floating in air, however being the lazy me, I decided to leave it at that :)
Here I put together a few tools that a civil engineer may use, and of course I had to have the yellow hard hat in there. My father in-law is a civil engineer, but I am not sure I should be sending him a card referring to him as a ‘deadly ninja’! Even though it makes me laugh every time I read it.
There is a little story behind the “and duct tape” in the sentiment above. In my senior year of college in mechanical engineering, my team and I had to design and build a system for harvesting rain water. I remember being worried about not finishing the building process on time. One of my teammates then reassured me by saying “Don’t worry, I got it all together, and in case things fall apart, we always have duct tape”.
I think this is true for creative people in general, not just engineers. Do let me know in the comments below if you can relate to this :)
An abstract plant in the background and our “deadly ninja” is just chilling there on their laptop. I trimmed and popped the ninja up. Perhaps he is sitting atop the column or perhaps he is floating in mid-air defying gravity.
I think this sentiment is sweet and you could send this card to just about anyone dear to you. Look at how beautifully the coordinating die cut around the circuit!
Last but not least, here is a ‘high-tech’ birthday card to all the electrical/software/computer engineers out there, or anyone who can relate to binary numbers :) In case you didn’t already figure it out, the binary code above says “happy birthday!”.
I hope you found some inspiration today. And you weren’t too bored by my super simple cards! I would love to see what you make with this set! So make sure to add your projects to our flickr gallery and tag Altenew wherever you post your projects.
Have a great day!
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Hello there! Welcome to our Stamp Highlight and this month we are featuring Floral Shadow Stamp Set.
Floral Shadow Stamp Set features shadow images in this set are perfect for background stamping, and for techniques like watercoloring and embossing. This set also has some everyday sentiments in an oversized modern font, and along with the large images you can make beautiful cards or scrapbook layouts in no time!
You can also mix use the Coordinating Die Set to cut out the floral images quickly and easily to add depth and dimension to your projects. These images look amazing when stamped flat or popped up, or even a mix of the two. Both the stamp set and die set are available as a bundle.
These bold images stamp beautifully with our Crisp Dye Inks, so when used as a background or focal point the images will look amazing. You can get a closer look at the stamp set in the Product Intro Video above!
If you haven’t seen any of the beautiful projects using Floral Shadow Stamp Set, you can take a peek at some made by our amazing Design Team. We hope these get your inspiration going. Here’s a closer look at some of the amazing Design Team projects:
Love how Anna stamped and layered up one of the images from Floral Shadow Stamp Set. The soft pastels really make the black strip sentiments ‘pop’. For more details on this card and others she has please check out this post.
How amazing is this layout by Flora? The images in this set work for all different types of paper-crafting and not just cards.For all the information on this stunning layout please check out this post.
Just love the rainbow branches on this card by Laura, showing that not all leaves need to be green! You can see this card in this post.
We hope this Stamp Highlight has given you some inspiration and given you a fresh look on this firm favourite. Please let us know what you love about this stamp set, we’d truly love to hear your thoughts in the comment section.
Hi there everyone! It’s Lydia here with you today and sharing some cards using the new Family Matters Stamp Set.
I have to say I really do love this stamp set! It has all the family sentiments you could need. Being from the UK I’m quite excited that it has ‘mum’ on it too. Also some added sentiments so you can ‘build’ your own custom sentiment.
As I was so excited about the ‘mum’ it goes without saying that I used this first. I started by stamping and heat embossing the large floral frame from Recollections Stamp Set in white onto some watercolour card. Then I covered the whole piece in clean, fresh water and dropped in colour using Altenew Crisp Inks. I used a mix of colours Ruby Red,Orange Cream, Lagoon, Bamboo, Olive, Warm Sunshine and Lavender Fields. These inks work amazingly as watercolours when I a little water is added to them.
As the background was wet the colours blended and bled out on there own, and I have to say I totally loving the look this gives. Once the piece was dry I then added my sentiment from the Family Matters Stamp Set.
Again wit this card I used watercolour card as I wanted some texture on my stamping. I stamped the sentiment first from Family Matters Stamp Set so I could then work around it. For the flowers I used Springtime Azalea Stamp Set, I stamped and masked my flower cluster at the bottom part of the card. To add a modern look I only stamped some of the flowers and leaves with their coordinating layers. For the flowers I used Sunkissed, Orange Cream and Autumn Blaze Crisp Inks and for the leaves I used Frayed Leaf, Forest Glades and Olive.
To finish off the card I used a little black splatter.
I took a piece of White Woodgrain Cardstock and partially cut ‘thank’ into it using Bold Alphabet Die Set. To do this I took a piece of acetate and used repositional adhesive to keep the letters in place on it. I didn’t cut the bottom parts of the letters. So they could then pop forward. I then used the letters still attached in the same place on the acetate to cut two more pieces one from Winter Clouds Cardstock and one from Lavender Fields Cardstock, the same was done with these so the bottom edge didn’t cut so these too could pop forward behind the white one. The layers were then added to a card base made with Deep Iris Cardstock.
To finish I added one of the smaller font sentiments to finish of the sentiment.
Thank you so much for stopping by!
Hello everyone! Sveta is here and it’s my turn to focus on one of the newest stamp sets from the March Release and it will be the Layered Cupcake Stamp Set!
This is the perfect set for everyone with a sweet tooth! I love everything about this set. The cupcake is just so easy to stamp with the layers. Also the sentiments and it’s font are just amazing!
For my first card I created a soft pastel background. I used the cupcake and only few layers of it (outline image + solid layers). I used the lightest colors of the Altenew Crisp Dye Inks families: Frosty Pink, Blush, Buttercream, Frayed Leaf, Mountain Mist, Sea Glass, Soft Lilac, Sand Dunes, Morning Frost.
Then I used Soft Lilac Metallic Shimmer Ink Spray to add little splashes with a spray stick. I have to confess that these shimmer ink sprays have stole my heart. They shimmer like a crazy and it’s so beautiful so I can’t stop use them. I heat embossed my sentiment with white embossing powder on a cute tag made using Handmade Tags Die Set on Jet Black Cardstock. As my sentiment a little bit wider then a tag I repeated it on a background with Crisp Jet Black Dye ink to create the illusion of a full word.
As you can see colors are “playing” in the sun. They become more intensive in the shadow and softly sparkling in the light.
I left the background to dry. I then heat embossed the outline image of cupcake with silver embossing powder. Then I added a detail layer with a white one.
Finally, my third card is similar to the previous with it’s composition but different in technique. It’s a one layer card with classic layered stamping.
Hope you enjoyed today’s cupcakes! Thanks and sweet kisses to all of you!
Hi, it’s Therese here and it’s time for another Stamp Focus! I have the most beautiful new floral layering stamp set from Altenew called Extra Special Stamp Set with three projects to share. So lets get straight to it.
My first project started with an Ink Spray background, then I was able to repeatedly stamp the flower sprig over the whole panel. I used the Bold Alphabet Die to die cut the word ‘hugs’ from Deep Iris Cardstock and popped this up. I added some gold foil details and embossed the remainder of the sentiment.
For the background on my second card I used the Halftone Stencil with both Limestone and Silver Stone ink blending. I stamped the flower sprig on top of the background and again on a piece of white cardstock. I coloured the leaves and flowers with the Artist Markers, then fussy cut them out and popped them up on the flower sprig.
For the sentiment I silver heat embossed this and added a strip of pewter foil along the bottom.
For my final card I stamped the flower layers with Silver Stone and Limestone ink, then I added splatters using the Jet Black and Parrot inks. I die cut the Thank You die from Jet Black Cardstock and popped this up.
To add some sparkle I used an Onyx Black glitter pen on the die cut word.
I have linked a video below. So you can watch the process to see how it all came together.
You can see my video here or Watch it in HD at Youtube.
Isn’t the Extra Special stamp set gorgeous! I hope you have enjoyed seeing my projects today and were inspired.
Thanks so much for your visit!
Hello, everyone! It’s Aga here and today I’d like to share with you three cards I made using a beautiful set called Camellia Build-A-Flower. As you may already know, it’s a special product sold as a set that includes 1 6×8 stamp set and 1 coordinating die set. And it’s another gorgeous floral set from Altenew!
Here’s what I came up with today, to give you a few ideas of using it.
For my first card I created green monochromatic background using only one layer of the flower and two layers of the leaf. I used here two shades of green: Evergreen and Forest Glades from the Altenew Crisp Dye Inks.
As a final step, I stamped this beautiful sentiment with black ink on a piece of grey cardstock and adhered to the card.
For my next card, I stamped the blooming camellia in its full glory using all the stamp layers. I chose to use my favourite colour combo and stamped the images using Rose Qaurtz, Puffy Heart and Purple Wine from the Altenew Crisp Dye Inks. I also used two layers to stamp the leaves using Evergreen and Forest Glades inks.
I combined it with the “thank you for your kindness” sentiment, perfect match for a beautiful flower. I stamped it with black ink on a piece of white cardstock, matted with black cardstock and popped up with 3d foam for some dimension.
For my last project I again created a stamped background. I used Limestone Crisp Dye Ink to stamp a subtle backdrop for a bold monogram.
For the main focus of my card I used six leaves, stamped with green shades and cut out with the coordinating die. I arranged them in a shape of wreath and combined with bold letter M (cut out of black cardstock covered with gold glitter tape using Bold Alphabet Die Set).
I hope you’ve enjoyed these examples! I can’t wait to see what you create with this gorgeous camellia flower!
Thanks so much for stopping by today! Have a lovely weekend!