Create a Focal Point with a Large Stamp

by Virginia Lu

Hello, Altenew friends! It’s Virginia here! Today’s card is all about creating a unique focal point with a large stamp set. I am using “Engagement Wishes” as my example. You may find it daunting to use a large floral image as the focal point. With some planning ahead, you can easily come up with a one-of-a-kind image for your design.

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I started out with stamping the floral image in Jet Black first. I then stamped another flower image on my Post-it note paper and used that as the mask. With the mask in place, I stamped the leaves around the flower with Grass Field Crisp Dye Ink.
Altenew-EngagementWishes-Virginia#3-002Coloring the images with Watercolor Brush Markers does not get any easier. The vibrancy of the brush markers is absolutely amazing. With the help of a Watercolor Palette, I diluted the colors with a few droplets of water. I didn’t fuss too much about the coloring as the detailed image truly speaks for itself.
Altenew-EngagementWishes-Virginia#2I stamped the flower in Embossing Ink with Crystal Clear Embossing Powder. This helps the flower outlines really show through! I can not stress enough about the beauty of using Clear Embossing Powder.
Altenew-EngagementWishes-Virginia#3After cutting out the ENTIRE image (leaves and flower in one piece), I set it aside and worked on the background. I added glitter paste with Floral Mandala Stencil. To make the birthday sentiment (from Dandelion Wishes) stand out, I white-embossed it in Pure White Crisp Embossing Ink. For the final touches, I added sequins, glitter, and strings.
Altenew-EngagementWishes-Virginia#4I hope this card inspires you to use your floral stamps to create a one-of-a-kind focal point. This is a great way to convey to the card receivers just how unique and special they are on their special day! Thank you for stopping by!

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Engagement Wishes Stamp Set
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Jet Black Crisp Dye Ink
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Grass Field Crisp Dye Ink
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Watercolor Brush Markers – Spring…
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Watercolor Markers and Brushes Bundle
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Embossing Ink
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Crystal Clear Crisp Embossing Powder
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Floral Mandala Stencil
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Pure White Crisp Embossing Powder
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Dandelion Wishes Stamp Set
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Cindy C. January 3, 2019 - 10:11

Stunning card Virginia!

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Tara Prince January 3, 2019 - 10:32

So pretty!!

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Denise Bryant January 3, 2019 - 11:07

Love this beautiful flower!

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conil January 3, 2019 - 12:50

At first glance, I could tell this was Virginia’s card. All the special details are definitely hers. The stunningly colored bloom, the addition of sparkle with glitter paste and sequins. They combine to create a beautiful little piece of art.

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gilliedog2014 January 3, 2019 - 13:07

Beautiful! Thank you for sharing.

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Linda Huffman January 3, 2019 - 13:31

Beautiful

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ANGELA VELAZQUEZ January 3, 2019 - 14:21

Beautiful work

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Kaye Thrasher January 3, 2019 - 14:33

Lovely card. Love that stencil. Thanks for sharing your art.🐧

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Linda BL January 3, 2019 - 16:24

Love the glittery background with the gorgeous single flower. I just love all the detail you put into your cards!

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Carolyn January 3, 2019 - 17:36

Love the simplicity!

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Kirsty Vittetoe January 3, 2019 - 17:58

Gorgeous Thank you for sharing your creativity with us Virginia!

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Sue D January 3, 2019 - 18:59

Beautiful colors and I like the sparkle.

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Helen January 3, 2019 - 20:19

Virginia, your card is so lovely. The floral creates a fabulous focal point on this card. tfs

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donna mikasa January 3, 2019 - 23:12

Virginia you certainly made the bloom the star of your card–absolutely stunning!

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