Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Stamp Focus: Playful Plumiria

Hello friends!
Warning: photo-heavy post 
It's my turn to share a few projects over Altenew Card Blog!

I hope you are excited about today's Stamp Focus! One of the layering stamps from August release is "Playful Plumeria". Based on the tropical flowers, the "Playful Plumeria" Stamp set comes with two flowers, a branch, leaves, and seven gorgeous sentiments. 
Each flower and leaf have 3-4 layering stamps. It is effortless to line up and build depth with each layering. It also comes with assorted powerful and uplifting sentiment. Love that!

 By following the insert instruction, I stamped all 3 layers for each flower, leave and branch.  The Plumeria were stamped in Misty Morning Mini Ink Cube and in Enchanted Garden (Wisteria, Ultraviolet, Andromeda and Hydrangea).

For the branch, I stamped it in Hazelnut. With the coordinating die, I was able to assemble them into a bouquet. The purple string ribbon makes this card extra special.

 To create more contrast and interest,  I add some white dots in all of the flowers.  As for the background, I applied Wisteria  and Baby Pink over the  "Heart Builder Stencil" . The sentiment from "Wonderful Wycinanki" completes this birthday card.
TIP: aim for odd numbers and triangles in your design. I strategically positioned  the three leaves in the background. This helps to draw our eyes to the focal point!

My next card is all about stamping with rich and bright ink such as Altenew Enchanted Gold Pigment Ink!  After all, what's tropical without the the happy and bright colors?

The "Warm and Cozy , Vanilla Cream and Sunray make a beautiful combo for the orange Plumeria. I also love the mix of Coral Bliss and Vineyard Berry. The leaves were stamped in Volcano Lake and Lagoon. To make the entire design cohesive, I stamped the top layer with Enchanted Gold Pigment Ink.  The Dot Art Stamp Set comes in handy for adding whimsical details with the borders.
TIP: Start stamping the focal point first and then stamp and mask around the main image. Adjust the balance and colors as you stamp. The Metallic Gold Spray Mist is excellent for adding splatter without creating the bulk.


My 3rd card is light and airy and there is actually no stamping involved! Is that even do-able with a color-layering stamp set? (smile).
 I stamped Embossing Ink to the 3rd layering stamp ( A3) and applied Platinum Embossing Powder over the Translucent Vellum.  I then die cut the Plumeria and arranged them over Nesting Label Die Frame with the Rock Essential Paper Pack.

The dainty stamped ( Evening Grey) and die-cut branches were arranged within the frame.  I then applied the Envelope Stickers to the center and added Rock Essential Enamel Dots.

 TIP: Color-layering stamps are not only perfect for stamping as they are great for embossing. Look into your stash and use one of the layer for embossing!
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 I hope today's post inspires you and sparks your creativity! Your comments and feedback are always appreciated. Please stop by Altenew Card Blog to leave me some love!

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Maura said...

Love these cards, Virginia! My fave is the middle one - I love the colors and the gold pigment ink and then the soft corner stamping - fabulous!!!

Harriet said...

Wonderful, colorful cards, Virginia! Plumeria is an old fashion flower.

conil said...

Great Plumeria study and all so different. Love how you used the set in each case. All with your special Virginia touches.

Denise Bryant said...

These are so pretty! Love the color combos! The reds and oranges are my faves!

Kathy said...

Such fun designs on these cute cards! Love how you have used these new stamp sets. Thanks for your inspiration!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Three beauties with that plumeria set, Virginia! Especially like the vellum and gold flowers, but all are wonderful!!

Dawn T said...

Stunning Virginia. I really love the this stamp set. I think I have to have it! Love the airy flowers on your last card. So elegant.

Sue D said...

Beautiful cards--I like the colors.

ionabunny said...

Gorgeous cards. Love that fun frame. Hugz