Stamp Focus: Classic Beauty

by Virginia Lu

Hello Altenew friends! This is Virginia here.  One of the outstanding stamp sets in the November release is the Classic Beauty. The name says it all. This set comes in 4 layered stamps for the rose and multiple leaf images that will make you want to try out the stamping possibilities.  I am sharing my 3 examples with this set and hopefully, the various designs would make you want to stamp, stamp and stamp.

Let’s dive right in!

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For the first card, I started out with stamping a leafy border. The solid leaf stamps in this set deserve our attention. The leafy border was stamped in yellow and green.  I stamped the rose in Citrus Burst, Sunray and Snapdragon.

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TIP!

Use one of the layering stamps for embossing. Here, I embossed the 3rd layered stamp in Antique Gold Crisp Embossing P.owder. Not only did this give the focal point some texture, but it also adds a lovely shine!

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To keep the center free of splatters and white space, I covered it with a piece of scrap paper. I then used Antique Gold Metallic Ink Spray for the splatters.

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My next card is all about stamping. I am partial to the 3rd layering rose stamp, so I stamped a floral background with Crimson, Magenta, and Cotton Candy. For the leaves, I stamped them in Silver Lake and Gray Denim.

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TIP!

When stamping a busy pattern background, it is best to start from the main images. For example, the rose in Crimson was stamped first. You can then stamp around the images and keep the space in good balance.

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The Metallic Silver Brush Marker (Winter Watercolor Brush Markers Set) is great for the added splatters! I stamped the sentiment in a gray paper (from Essential Rock Collection) and added a sliver of Silver Glitter Washi Tape. 

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My last card involves masking, stenciling, and embossing. The masks in the Classic Beauty Stamp, Die and Stencil Bundle were used in stamping the focal point. I love the contrast of yellow (Sunray, Citrus Burst, and Marigold) and purple (Wisteria, Hydrangea, and Andromeda) roses.

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The roses and leaves were easy to line up. With the masks, I was able to layer each color accordingly. The background was stenciled with Doily Frame Stencil in Tropical Forest.

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TIP!

To elevate the colors of the stamped images, it is always a good idea to add a piece of Washi Tape. The Gilded Ombre Washi Tape accentuates the color of gold and deep purple.

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I hope my 3 designs with Classic Beauty gives you some inspiration and ideas.  I sure had a blast creating these cards since the stamp set is so fabulously and thoughtfully designed. Thank you so much for stopping by!

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Classic Beauty Stamp & Die & Mask…
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Classic Beauty Stamp & Die Bundle —…
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Classic Beauty Stamp Set
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Classic Beauty Mask Stencil
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Classic Beauty Die Set
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Doily Frame Stencil
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Golden Sunset Oval Set
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Enchanted Garden Oval Set
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Green Valley Oval Set
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Tropical Forest Oval Set
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Cotton Candy Crisp Dye Ink
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Crimson Crisp Dye Ink
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Pocketful of Sunshine Mini Cube &…
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Antique Gold Metallic Ink Spray —…
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Antique Gold Crisp Embossing Powder
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Gilded Ombre Washi Tape
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Maura November 12, 2019 - 10:25

What a gorgeous trio of cards, Virginia! I love how you used the solid leaf in the first card and the layered leaf stamp in gray in the second – fabulous!

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sharon brand November 12, 2019 - 10:34

These cards are awesome! You are so good at stamping
and explaining your steps!

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Patt H. November 12, 2019 - 10:41

Absolutely gorgeous cards, Virginia! I hadn’t paid much attention to this set till seeing these wonderful creations. Thanks for sharing!!

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Cindy C. November 12, 2019 - 10:50

Gorgeous set of card indeed!! Yup they are to be ‘CASE’d. Thanks for the inspirations.

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Sheila H November 12, 2019 - 11:38

Your designs are awesome, Virginia. Each is unique. You always show the amazing versatility of a stamp set. Your creativity is boundless.

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Greta H November 12, 2019 - 15:08

Such different looks with the same stamps–love it! Really like how you left the center unsplattered on the first card–gotta try that!

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Linda BL November 12, 2019 - 16:31

Love all three cards. I especially like how yiu stamped the ‘classic beauty’ card. It is such an elegant card. Your
tips sure are an added bonus to your lovely cards!

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Linda Huffman November 12, 2019 - 16:47

Beautiful cards!

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