Hello, Altenew friends! I’m back today with three different cards that I’ve created, basically using just one stamp set. I often have trouble choosing just one direction to go when making cards, so today’s result is not uncommon!
The common theme between each of the cards is that I stamped an all-over design, stamping multiple times in all different directions to achieve complete coverage of the card panel. Here, I used the outline stamp from the Ditsy Print Stamp Set, which also includes more layering stamps for a completely different way of using this set.
First, I stamped with black ink on white cardstock, then, with embossing ink on Kraft cardstock and on watercolor paper, heat embossing both with white embossing powder. Next, I colored the black inked cardstock with Altenew Artist Markers, and parts of the Kraft cardstock with a white coloring pencil and a white Uniball Signo pen and painted the entire surface of the paper for the watercolor paper one.
For the Artist Marker-colored card panel, I used Rouge and Coral Berry for the larger pink blossoms, Bamboo and Forest Glades for all the leaves, Caribbean Sky and Persian Blue for the small blue flowers, Mango Smoothie for the smallest yellow daisies and Sunkissed and Autumn Blaze for the mid-sized flowers. I also stamped a bloom and two leaves from the Always There Stamp and Die Bundle, die cut them out and colored them with the same Artist Marker colors.
Next, I stamped the “thank you” sentiment onto black cardstock and heat embossed with white embossing powder. Then I adhered that black cardstock strip across the top of the card and added the colored flower to it. The black strip behind visually anchors the flower which would otherwise appear to be floating randomly on the card front. Afterward, I die cut two more layers of the flower to add more dimension and tucked the leaves in behind the first layer before adding this element to the black strip.
The Kraft-colored card front is so clean and sweet looking that I didn’t want to cover too much of it. First, I die cut the leaves with a die from the Garden Picks 3D Die Set, once from cardstock and twice from vellum paper that I later glued together to create a slightly more opaque-looking leaf. I stamped that nice thin-lined “happy birthday” sentiment from the Cake Love Stamp Set, onto aqua-colored cardstock and heat embossed with white embossing powder.
I piled the die-cuts and sentiment strip on top of a white thread nest, adhered them down, then added a few matching enamel dots to complete the card.
Finally, I watercolor painted all over the last card panel. First, I used my Watercolor Brush Markers set for the paint and accomplished this color blend by scribbling with the Dusk pen and the Persian Blue pen all over the watercolor paper, squeezing the pen to allow the pigment to flow, then using a clean wet brush to mix and blend the colors. I wanted an ombre-shaded result so I used LOTS of water and then tilted the paper upright to allow the paint to run towards the bottom as it dried. I am in LOVE with the color tones and that light-to-dark result!
To complete the card, I die cut the word “hugs” from cardstock and added fun foam for extra dimension, stamped the “sending you” sentiment onto a gray cardstock with black ink and clear embossing powder. Because of the busy background, the “hugs” needed a way to stand out from the floral print and the stitched rectangle vellum die-cut behind the word accomplishes that. Finally, I trimmed down the card panel and adhered it to a card base, then added some white enamel dots to finish the card.
I hope you are inspired to try this technique of essentially creating your own patterned paper with a single stamp! Thank you for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!