Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Mix It Up

Hello friends!
Thank you so much for sharing your enthusiasm and checking out my blog. 
Today I have a fun and romantic card with assorted stamps and dies.

I started out with a piece of white card stock. The background images first dry-embossed with this gorgeous "Embossing Textured Plate" (currently out of stock). The textures are so fine that you can continue to do your stamping...and that's exactly what I did.
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I don't think we stampers use enough geometric stamps as we tend to reach for something floral and something visually appealing. Geometric shapes can be hard to use....you think?

Well, I challenge myself to use this new stamp set "Building Blocks"  by Altenew.
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shop Altenew here, shop Simon Says Stamp here

The geometric background may look random, but they really are not.
My light bulb moment

Ding---> Create an "invisible frame" with masking paper/post-it note and stamp inside the borders. This is a good way to control the "chaotic" element. This will draw our eyes to the focal point (in my view).
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Once I stamped the background, I stamped the small flowers and leaves. Then I stamped the sentiment with lightest grey to the darkest in Rock Collection(shop Altenew here, shop SSS here). By the way, GREY is in, if you don't own any good grey inks... Rock Collection is it!


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And of course, it really doesn't hurt to add the Layering Flowers Dies such as Floral Fantasy
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 (shop Altenew here, shop SSS here) .

Lastly, I want to highlight this STAMPtember "You Got This" from Simon Says Stamp.
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It has so many wonderful and uplifting message and is perfect for encouragement cards.

 All the supplies I used are shown in the product photos and highlighted in text like this for your easy reference and shopping (affiliate links are applied whenever possible).

See all the STAMPtember Collaboration Exclusives here
See the latest over Simon Says Stamp here

Don't forget, every month, I also give $15 Gift card to Altenew Shop, so please feel free to comment on any of my Altenew posts for a chance to win! This month's winner is still up for grab!
Thank you once again for your ongoing support and feedback.

18 comments:

Miriam Prantner said...

What a fun combination of products! I really need to get those floral dies, they make me swoon every time I see them!

Purple Princess said...

Very pretty!!

jan metcalf said...

Lovely mix of shapes, soft color, texture...!

Joan V said...

Wow, what an awesome card. I love all the little elements that you added. Oh and those sentiments are fabulous. This is a great card to send to that 30 something age group. Thank you for the inspiration.

Joy Meadows said...

Love this card, Virginia! All the added details are just perfect. Especially like the gold glitter tape at the top.

Sue LD said...

Great design!

Maryam said...

I love thi r.. it mix of lots of cute images together.. so soft cute and cheerful.. love all tiny detail on it..

Shawninaz said...

Beautiful I have this set and can't wait to give it a try!

Kara Lynne said...

I love the way your light bulb turns on, Virginia! What a great masking technique and way to use the geometric shapes! That floral fantasy die is gorgeous and so well highlighted in your design.

pcm said...

I see those building blocks and all i want to do is make a tetris board!

conil said...

Absolutely adore the mix of graphic and femininity in this card. Perfectly adorned and embellished, of course.

Harriet said...

My goodness your post sure is encouraging....there is no doubt that using stamps in a more creative way is a great use of our favorites and tempts us to think outside the box. Your card is a great example of both use and thinking. I love your card as it shows a wonderful use of stamps and dry embossing.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Just love how you featured that layered flower, Virginia!!

Patt H. said...

Love your use of shapes! Thanks for all the tips as I never know what to do with geometric stamps. The flower die is awesome! Love this card!

Sheila H said...

I would not have known what to do with that geometric set, Virginia. You used it beautifully.

Denise Bryant said...

Pretty card! Love the set of layering dies! Awesome dimension!

Teresa Doyle said...

WOW, I like this style of card. A great design and really pretty!

Marjorie DUMONTlER said...

Wow ! I love this card so much, it's so beautiful !!