Stamp Focus: Bright Blossoms

by Norine

Hello, paper crafting friends! Norine here with you today with some projects to share showcasing the recently released Bright Blossoms stamps and die set.

When I first saw this stamp set, with its bold, simple and graphic designs, I knew it would make a great companion set to the Bold Bunch stamp set and, in fact, I’ve combined the two sets on one of the first two cards I’m sharing with you!

The first two cards I have to share show two different ways of using the stamp set for single layer stamping.

Let’s take a look at the blue/pink card first!

Being a lover of all things Rifle Paper Company, I took some inspiration from their classic floral prints and stamped and cut several masks in order to build a more complex, multi-layered stamped design.

For the leaves, I used a combination of Iceberg and Ultramarine inks, and Almond Butter with Ultramarine for the smaller leaves. The blooms are a variety of pink combos: Pink Pearl/Coral Bliss, Frosty Pink/Cotton Candy,  and Pink Diamond/Pinkalicious. To fill in some empty areas, I used the leaf lines stamps with Almond Butter ink. It took a lot of steps to accomplish this look, but it’s a technique that works well if you want to make many cards of the same design and different colors.

I used one of the sentiments from the Bright Blossoms stamp set to stamp on black cardstock and heat embossed it with white embossing powder. Then I added a few enamel dots to support the black cardstock, and I felt that sufficed to let the stamp layering really shine!

For the second card, I did no masking but simply layered the images next to one another, combining stamps from the Bright Blossoms stamp set with a few stamps from the Bold Bunch stamp set.

I kept the color scheme simpler on this card as well, using the Frosty Pink/Cotton Candy combo for the blooms and Frayed Leaf/Forest Glades for the leaves. Next, I stamped the sentiment from the Bright Blossoms stamp set with Obsidian Pigment Ink for a gorgeous intense, crisp impression.

I added some coordinating enamel dots and matted the stamped card panel with coordinating green cardstock before adhering everything to a white cardstock card base.

Finally, I have a couple of matching cards that use both the Bright Blossoms stamp set and matching dies.

To begin, I stamped all of the bloom and leaf stamps onto a white cardstock card panel, complete with the defined line stamps, and die cut all the individual pieces.

I used combinations of Pink Pearl/Coral Bliss, Sunkissed/Orange Cream and Buttercream/Mango Smoothie for the blooms and Frayed Leaf/Forest Glades for the leaves.

Then I stamped an A2 sized card panel all over with the Dainty Swiss Dots stamp set, using Silver Stone ink, then die-cutting the square with one of the Halftone Squares dies.

On both cards, I popped up the stamped a die-cut square with foam tape and adhered a loopy string of black cotton behind it to peek out on a couple of corners. Then I adhered an arrangement of die-cut leaves and blooms on the squares. The sentiments are from the Bright Blossoms stamp set and are stamped with the Obsidian Pigment Ink.

I love this stamp set for its versatility, from the simple technique to the complex, the result is sublime!

Thanks for stopping by today. If you have any questions or thoughts be sure to leave them in the comments below.  Have a wonderful day!

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Bright Blossoms Stamp Set
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Bright Blossoms Die Set
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Bold Bunch Stamp Set
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Dainty Swiss Dots Stamp Set
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Obsidian Pigment Ink
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Iceberg Crisp Dye Ink
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Ultramarine Crisp Dye Ink — Altenew
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Lapis Lazuli Oval Set — Altenew
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Almond Butter Crisp Dye Ink
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Delectable Delights Oval Set
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Pink Pearl Crisp Dye Ink
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Coral Bliss Crisp Dye Ink
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Tea Party Oval Set
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Four Scoops Oval Set
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Cotton Candy Crisp Dye Ink
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Frosty Pink Crisp Dye Ink
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Pink Diamond Crisp Dye Ink
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Pinkalicious Crisp Dye Ink
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Cherry Blossom Oval Set
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Pure White Crisp Embossing Powder
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Frayed Leaf Crisp Dye Ink
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Forest Glades Crisp Dye Ink
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Green Fields Oval Set
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Sunkissed Crisp Dye Ink
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Orange Cream Crisp Dye Ink
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Warm & Cozy Oval Set
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Summer Afternoon Oval Set
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Mango Smoothie Crisp Dye Ink
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Buttercream Crisp Dye Ink
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Halftone Squares Die Set
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Silver Stone Crisp Dye Ink
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barbara lassiter July 22, 2019 - 09:43

These are beautiful! I love the different yet similar design style of the cards you’ve created here! Thank you and Altenew for the inspiration!

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Barbara Smith July 22, 2019 - 10:18

Really love all those cards…especially the “Bright sunshiny day” card.

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Merryf July 22, 2019 - 10:36

These are all fabulous! I love the funky, graphic look on all four cards!

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Tara Prince July 22, 2019 - 11:43

very cool cards!

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Greta H July 22, 2019 - 11:52

Your work is always inspiring, Norine! I had to pin the last 2 cards before I could even finish reading your post–LOVE them!

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Kirsty July 22, 2019 - 13:55

Beautiful.

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Cyndi Morris July 22, 2019 - 14:10

This is such a fun set. Your cards are lovely — beautiful colors and layouts.

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carol ann July 22, 2019 - 15:16

I love how you rocked the swiss dots with the cording and flowers. Perfection!

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Hamutal Shafrir July 24, 2019 - 02:03

Lovely cards!

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