Saturday, May 18, 2019

Stamp Focus: A Walk in the Woods

Hello friends!
It's my turn to share projects with you over Altenew Card Blog!  

I am super excited to share some ideas about the large background stamp "A Walk in the Woods" stamp set. You might think why would I NEED another background stamp....? Well, this one is not like the other! For one thing, this stamp measures 5 1/2"x 5 1/2" and is more than enough to cover the entire card front. The details in the wood-grain allows you to create from unique and rustic to elegant and beautiful projects. 

Let's get right to my 3 cards! 
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Card #1: you make my heart happy Altenew-aWalkInThe Woods-WeekendDoodles-Virginia#1  
Techniques: Stamping, Embossing, Inlaid die-cutting  

Firstly, I stamped "A Walk in the Woods" onto the entire card stock in Espresso Crisp Dye Ink. I then stamped the image from Weekend Doodle in Emboss Ink and then white-embossed the image with Pure White Embossing Powder. Altenew-aWalkInThe Woods-WeekendDoodles-Virginia#2 

I then die cut the floral image with the Weekend Doodle Coordinating Die. To add some depth, I stacked 3 more pieces of die cut and popped up the image. You can absolutely skip this step, but I thought the continuity of the wood-grain looks awesome underneath the white-embossed flowers. 
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This design reminded me of the carving on trees because it is so playful. I reached for Enamel Dots and Golden Edge Washi Tape for the embellishment. Card #2: Congrats to Parents-to-be.  Altenew-aWalkInThe Woods-HalfToneStars-Virginia#1  

Techniques: Multi-color stamping, Inlaid die-cutting, Embossing, Die-cutting Altenew-aWalkInThe Woods-HalfToneStars-Virginia#2 

Since woodgrain is timeless and is always trendy, why not use it for baby-related designs? Here I created a Baby Show card with soft and pastel colors. With the Woodgrain well positioned in my MISTI, I stamped it with Sunray, Wisteria, Iceberg and Baby Pink. I then die cut the entire piece with Halftone Stars Nesting Dies (see below).
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Once I made the die cut, I used the negative die as my guild and popped each star back to the card stock. I love the The "Congrats" sentiment ( Bundle of Joy) was embossed in Rose Gold Embossing Powder.To spark some joy in this playful creation, it is not complete without adding Enamel Stars and silver strings! 
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Card #3: sending hugs to my fabulous friend Altenew-aWalkInThe Woods-OrnateFoliage-Virginia#1  

Techniques: Multi-step stamping, Stamping on Pattern paper, Embossing on Vellum Altenew-aWalkInThe Woods-OrnateFoliage-Virginia#2 

"A Walk in the woods" stamp is also great for adding textures! By white-embossing the stamp on Vellum Translucent Paper, you can immediately create this white on white textures like no other!Altenew-aWalkInThe Woods-OrnateFoliage-Virginia#3 

I stamped the focal point "Ornate Foliage" in Vanilla, Chamomile, Sunray, Baby Pink and Magenta. The sentiment was stamped in grey with Essential Rock Collection Paper Pack. I am still swooning over that background... Altenew-aWalkInThe Woods-Virginia#6 

Hope my post today WOOD help you see the amazing possibility of "A Walk in the Woods"!! 
It WOOD be awesome if you can leave me some love over  Altenew Card Blog. 
WOOD you? Could you? Thanks in advance!

ps: I have a BONUS card with ""A Walk in the Woods" 
in the next few days. If you like today's post, you WOOD love my next card!

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Harriet said...

WOW, Virginia you sure used the in creative ways!

Denise Bryant said...

Love this versatile background stamp! Great colors for the baby card!

conil said...

I WOOD be happy to leave my comment on the Altenew blog.

Vikki H said...

I wood like to compliment your forestry skills and you're right, that vellum background is the cream of the crop!

Dawn T said...

totally awesome cards Virginia. Love how you can use the same stamp and make such different and incredible cards

Linda BL said...

Love the cards with the wood background stamp. The two that stand out for me are the baby card and the wood grain vellum background. The wood grain pattern in pastels on the stars looks amazing. The silver threads coming out of the largest star is a great touch! Your array of cards shows the very different looks one can get from a stamp set.

MadeByMeghanK said...

I love what you did with the wood grain and stars! What a great idea!

ionabunny said...

I can see why you wood want ths stamp, it's stunning. Big is beautiful. Love the stars and the embossed vellum. HUgz

Sue D said...

Love these wood creations.