Monday, January 23, 2017

Stamping on Light Kraft Card Stock (Hibiscus Bouquet)

Hello friends!
I am happy to share some yet-to-be-released Altenew products with you.
It's always exciting to see new stamps in use, isn't it?

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Hibiscus Bouquet & Floral Ink Bundle

About this special bundle: Dive into a world of Hibiscus flowers with the Hibiscus Bouquet stamp set bundle - this stamp set "Hibiscus Bouquet" won't be available on its own till January, 27th, 2017. You can now get this bundle at Altenew.

This is my 1st take on this stamp set. I decided to do something a little different.... instead of stamping on white card stock, I opted to stamp on a light kraft card-stock. It was all good until I had trouble doing the outline stamps. I stamped the solid images first.   

every small thing

I must admit, I was trying very hard to line up the stamps at first, but later I realized that it's taking the FUN out of my stamping. I was too eager to stamp it correctly! An inner voice told me:" Lighten up, this stamp set is supposedly to be loose and fun....".
Oh yeah, I think that makes a lot of sense. 😌
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Once I got a little relaxed about how "they are supposed to be", the card came together nicely, I think! All supplies I used ( except glitter, Nuvo, gold twines) are from Altenew and are listed below.

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I am bringing the light bulb moment back!

Ding---> #1 kraft card stock can be used for stamping, not just for layering.
                         #2 don't get too serious when it comes to lining up the stamps. Have fun!

😍 Have you seen La La Land yet? I am smitten with the movie. Enough said.💓
I hope my post inspires you in any way.
Thanks for stopping by!
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~You can now get this Hibiscus Bouquet & Floral Ink Bundle  at Altenew.
~NEW CHA-release products can be pre-ordered over Simon Says Stamp here. Use code "HEART" to get $5 off in your purchase

22 comments:

Harriet said...

An excellent post, Virginia. Love the light bulb and your wisdom...lighten up. These are words I need to take to heart. Your lovely card shows "lighten up" beautifully. Thank you.

April Rogers said...

Ooo Virginia, I love it! And that you for your light bulb moment... lol
I will take it into consideration as soon as I can craft again.
Gorgeous card too.
TFS!!
xo Nana

Sheila H said...

I know I overthink and take my projects too seriously at times, Virginia. Thanks for your words of crafting wisdom. I love how your card turned out.

Erum Tasneem said...

it looks absolutely fantastic and SO artsy! Love the loose look.

rmzbrooks said...

Virginia, I love your style. I am so glad that Altenew added you to their Design Team. Keep that creative light bulb burning.

Lisa Elton said...

This is my new favorite from you Virginia!! Love the colors and artsy feel. Beautifully done!

alexandra s.m. said...

What a Beauty Virginia!
LOVE what you have created here!!
Yes, I have seen Lalaland and you know how I feel about Ryan...now Lily is smitten as well ;-)

Karen L K said...

Very nice and an interesting look! I like your light bulb tips. I too get wrapped up with perfect alignment. It's a good idea to hang loose.

Missy Pink said...

Oh so Arty, I love it!! Beautiful and pretty with touch of sweet elegance. Perfection is definitely the word to use. x

conil said...

I'm with Ryan...this is just one of my favorite blogposts of yours. Love the look of those flowers on kraft and the relaxed nature of the stamping. Then, of course, is your expert handling of the embellishments. Awesome card.

Brenda said...

Hi Virginia, when I read your post and your internal "struggles" with stamping today, I could just hear myself. I would have gone through the exact same process, trying to be perfect, and eventually realising that I was not having fun anymore! Thanks for the reminder to just let loose and to take a deep breath and to remember that the "enjoyment" part is very important in any form of art, otherwise if we lose the joy then we may as well go back to the Hallmark stores and purchase a card! NEVER!!!! I love this card very much. My blog has been non-existent for almost the entire 18 months since we moved to another province. So I am visiting my talented crafty cyber friends so that I can be inspired to create some beautiful cards again.

Lin said...

Really lovely design and new stamps, V! The shimmery centers makes this even prettier!!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Just love your loose and fun flowers, Virginia - really special on the light kraft card!!

Karen D. said...

Just wonderful mf...now I want (need) that set!

Megan said...

Love it! I never think to stamp on kraft, but love this look!

snappy scrappy said...

Beautiful!!

Miriam Prantner said...

So pretty! Love the kraft background! And I haven't seen it yet, but I want to!

Hussena said...

This is such a pretty card! I love the loose-look of the card design.. Looks so amazing! 💕

Diane Bakehouse said...

Gorgeous card. Love everything about it: the colours, the design, the details. Often, it takes one card for me to invest in a product. This is the one for that stamp set.

Carol Hintermeier said...

Love your card! Never would've guessed you had any "problem" with it as it is beautiful!! That hibiscus stamp set is going on my wish list as those are some of my very favorite flowers!!

Karen B. said...

I have not seen that movie but it is on my short list! Beautiful card Virginia, I love the look on kraft.

Patt H. said...

Beautiful!!