Saturday, March 16, 2019

Stamp Focus: Prettiest Pomander

Hello friends!
It 's my turn to do the Stamp Focus Feature over Altenew Card Blog.
This time, I am featuring "Prettiest Pomander".
Well, the name says it all. 
Pomander is a ball that is consist of dried fruit or flowers. They are so decorative and pleasing to the eyes that they often spotted at the celebratory occasions, such as weddings. You may even have seen flower girls or brides maids carrying these beautiful so-called "Kissing-Balls". 
My first card is based on its true original form which is a hanging object. Altenew-PrettiestPomander-Virginia#1 

By following the guide from the insert in the package, I was able to stamp in the flowers in assorted colors. With the new ink colors ( Lapis Lazuli Oval Set and Spring Bouquet Oval Set), I stamped the blue, pink and green flowers first with the lightest shade to the 3rd darkest.


I then stacked three die cut pieces underneath and popped it up. Do you know that outlines stamps are perfect for background stamping, too?

Adding a silver ribbons seems like a good idea as it adds some shine and interest. I tied the bow and adhered it to the top.

I added white Liquid droplets in the center of each flower. Love that! The sentiment "Congratulations" ( from Wallpaper Art Stamp ) compliments this card nicely.


My next card took a slightly different direction. This time, I decided to add a vase! The Versatile Vases Stamp & Die Bundle are just the perfect vessels for this.


For the bouquet, I stamped it in Jet Black and clear-embossed it. I then colored the flowers in Watercolor Brush Markers (Wonderland).


The vase was paper-pieced with the new Scrapbook "Live Your Dream12" x12" Paper Set .Once you adhered the bouquet to the vase, you then created your own centerpiece! To ground the image, stamping "One Day at a Time" Stamp Set in Limeade helps bring out the color green in the Pomander.


The 3rd card is a very colorful one with minimum layers. I simply stamped with the new March Release Ink Bundle and the result is absolutely glorious!


To keep the flower outlines nearly invisible, I stamped the Pomander in Silver Lake Crisp Ink.


I then covered the Pomander with the coordinating die and applied Deep Blues with the Feeling  Dotty Stencil.

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To add some dimensions, I stamped the sentiment onto one of the plain chipboard from the "Live Your Dream Embellishment Bundle".

With today's post, I hope you get some creative ideas from this "Prettiest Pomander Stamp & Die 

I am only showing 3 of the possibilities from this set. Imagine the various colors and pairing of stamps? The sky is the limit and I encourage that you let your imagination run wild! 


PRETTY PLEASE👉👉 I would love to hear your feedback and comment over 
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Anila Dikay said...

Amazing set of cards.

Linda BL said...

I have seen several pomander cards made with the newest set which are pretty, but your congratulations card is my favorite by far! It is absolutely gorgeous! The colors on top of the flower background are just gorgeous!

Denise Bryant said...

Lots of different looks with this pretty stamp!

Maura said...

Oh, my, Virginia - these are gorgeous!!! I especially am in love with the second and third!! Love how you grounded the vase in #2, and the stenciling in #3, love love!!

conil said...

This is truly an amazing stamp but what you did with it is fantastic. Love each rendition.

Dawn T said...

WOW. Love all the different looks you have got with this set Virginia. I really think, though the first one is my favourite. It really is so beautiful

MadeByMeghanK said...

STUNNING! I love the colors especially the blue and pink one! What a gorgeous stamp set!

Sue D said...

Very pretty variety and color combos.

Daria Z. said...

You've made some beautiful cards using that stamp, Virginia! I love that you used it with the Versatile Vase, as well!!

mindy1414 said...

All 3 cards are beautiful Virginia, I do love this Pomander stamp set and I adore the Versatile Vase set (love your series on that one :)). My favorite today is the 3rd card, I like the double stamp and the colors are gorgeous! As always you give me so much inspiration, thank you 💖. (

KathyMcc said...

I loved how you used that Pomander stamp set in 3 different and beautiful ways! It was fun to see the versatility of this stamp set. Thanks for sharing your awesome creativity with us!

Dana M said...

Perfectly lovely cards. I love the same image in such different styles. So creative.

Rozy said...

Amazing cards and every one of them is just beautiful. The color combinations you chose are just amazing.