Sunday, September 16, 2018

Stamp Focus

Hello friends!
It's my turn to share projects with you over Altenew Card Blog.
Photo-heavy post

I am delighted to share the Stamp Focus feature 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.
Blessings Stamp Set
Blessings Stamp Set


1. Add the text to outline images: I applied Ink (Sea Glass, Pink Diamond and Bamboo) to Classy Crest White Stock first. I then stamped one of the sentiment from "Blessings Stamp Set in "Mocha Crisp Dye Ink".

Next, I stamped the bow (Holiday Bow Stamp Set) with Embossing Ink Pad and embossed it in Pure White Crisp Embossing Ink. 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 Frame Stamp and Die Bundle made the design SING!

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The white-embossed sentiment from Blessings really stands out on Turquoise Cardstock.
I hope you like the bow with text images as they really enhance the overall design.

2. Stamp a TEXT background: the Festive Poinsettia was first embossed in Florescent 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.

 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. Don't you think that the colors and images speak volumes?

3. Create a scene based on the sentiment: I took the inspiration from one of the sentiment 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".

 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.


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!

I am sure you'd agree that this "Blessings Stamp Set" is more than just a sentiment stamp set. It really has so much for offer. I hope that today's post gives you some ideas and inspiration.

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Thanks for stopping by!


Denise Bryant said...

Love the things in the new release! That bow is so pretty, and the poinsettia is beautiful! Awesome cover die and stockings too!

Harriet said...

Three unique cards, Virginia. I especially like "Poinsettia", I think its the repeated greeting and 'Hallelyah'.

cghundley said...

Lovely images on
your cards!
Carla from Utah

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Beautiful cards! I love them all!!!!

Teri S. said...

I think the Blessings Sentiment stamp set is the best one I've seen for using at Christmas, or as you say, other times as well. I love the way you stamped the text background in different colours behind that beautiful poinsettia. My favourite one, but all of them are super. Thanks so much.