Stamp Focus: Blessings Stamp Set

by Virginia Lu

Hello, Altenew friends! It’s Virginia here. I am delighted to share another Stamp Focus blog post with you. The beautiful and versatile sentiment Blessings Stamp Set consists of traditional and meaningful faith-based messages. It truly is a must-have for holiday card-making. My three projects highlight this stamp set and here are my takes in 3 different creative ways.

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1. Add the text to outline images.

I applied inks (Sea Glass, Pink Diamond, and Bamboo) to Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock first. I then stamped one of the sentiments from Blessings Stamp Set in Mocha Crisp Dye Ink.

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Next, I stamped the bow from Holiday Bow Stamp Set with Embossing Ink and embossed it in Pure White Crisp Embossing Powder. The matching Holiday Bow Die Set made it easy to create the focal point. I added the floral elements from Holiday Bow Stamp Set. The Rose Gold-embossed Geo Frames Stamp and Die Bundle made the design SING!

Altenew-Blessings-HolidayBow-Virginia#2The white-embossed sentiment from Blessings Stamp Set really stands out on Turquoise Cardstock.

Altenew-Blessings-HolidayBow-Virginia#3I hope you like the bow with text images as they really enhance the overall design.

2. Stamp a TEXT background.

The Festive Poinsettia image was first embossed in Fluorescent Green Crisp Embossing Powder. With the matching Festive Poinsettia Die, I made a die-cut and used it as a mask. Once the poinsettia image was covered, I stamped the sentiment in various colors over the masked area.

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The sentiment “Hallelujah” was stamped in Lava Rock Crisp Dye Ink. I colored the poinsettia very lightly with Artist Markers (Frosty Pink) and kept this one layer fairly simple. The colors and images can speak volumes!

Altenew-Blessings-FestivePoinsetia-Virginia#23. Create a scene based on the sentiment.

I took the inspiration from one of the sentiments in Blessings Stamp Set and created a “warm” and “cozy” scene. The quintessential images from Christmas Stockings are ideal in this. I stamped the stockings in non-traditional colors and die cut them with the matching Christmas Stockings Die Set.

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To add the extra homespun feel, what could be warmer than warm Cozy Flannel Cover Die? I used part of the cover die for layering and this serves as a lovely background.

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I then “hung up” the stockings with strings and stamped the sentiment from Blessings Stamp Set in Jet Black Crisp Dye Ink. I hope that you can feel the warmth! Creating a scene is super easy once you have the right stamp set!

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I am sure you’d agree that the Blessings Stamp Set is more than just a sentiment stamp set. It really has so much to offer. I hope that today’s post gives you some ideas and inspiration for holiday card-making. I appreciate your comments and feedback. Have a beautiful day!

SUPPLIES USED:

Blessings Stamp Set
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Christmas Stockings Stamp Set
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Christmas Stockings Die Set
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Cozy Flannel Cover Die
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Festive Poinsettia Stamp Set
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Geo Frames Stamp Set
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Geo Frames Die Set
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Holiday Bow Stamp Set
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Holiday Bow Die Set
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Sea Glass Crisp Dye Ink
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Pink Diamond Crisp Dye Ink
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Bamboo Crisp Dye Ink
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Mocha Crisp Dye Ink
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Classic Crest Solar White (25…
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Embossing Ink
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Pure White Crisp Embossing Powder
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Rose Gold Crisp Embossing Powder
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Turquoise Cardstock (10 sheets/set)
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Fluorescent Green Crisp Embossing Powder
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Lava Rock Crisp Dye Ink
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Artist Markers Red Sunset Set
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Jet Black Crisp Dye Ink
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LEE BRETT September 16, 2018 - 10:00

I enjoyed learning about your three various ways to use sentiment stamps.

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Virginia L. September 16, 2018 - 23:04

Thank you, Lee! Glad that you enjoyed it.

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Harriet Herrington September 16, 2018 - 10:47

Three excellent cards!

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Virginia L. September 16, 2018 - 23:07

Dear Harriet, thank you!!

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itstrulyanoriginal September 16, 2018 - 17:12

OH, these ideas are fabulous! I love how you did the bow. Lovely! And the poinsettia, fabulous! And part of the die panel to hang the stockings! You are so creative. Love Love!

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Virginia L. September 16, 2018 - 23:08

Thank you for your wonderful feedback!

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Gayle Bartholomew September 16, 2018 - 19:45

Beautiful cards made with this wonderful sentiment set.

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Virginia L. September 16, 2018 - 23:09

It is an awesome sentiment set! Thank you for stopping by, Gayle!

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Beverly Jordan September 17, 2018 - 22:03

You are amazing with this new release!! The sentiments are great by using the background die as a brick wall was a great idea! The Poinsettia card is colorful and so fun! Love your first card using so many of the new releases and old! Great job as always! Love your inspiration!

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Virginia L. September 17, 2018 - 23:43

I really appreciate your positive feedback, Bev! Thanks for making my day!

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