Sunday, April 19, 2020

10 Techniques to Try with "Just Jasmine" Stamp Set

Hello friends!
It is my turn to share multiple projects with one stamp set/die over Altenew Card Blog.
I am excited to share 10 simple tried and true techniques with you.
I am using the latest release "Just Jasmine" Stamp as examples.
This gorgeous stamp set comes with delicate solid and outline images and is ideal to try all sorts of techniques. I will highlight the techniques in bold for your easy reference.

*Currently, there is a shortage of  dies*
You can still get the Just Jasmine Stamp AND coordinating mask
With the coordinating masks, I stamped the jasmine flowers in "Miss You" card ( Cotton Candy, Coral Berry and Chamomile).   Masking is simple and effective as it helps to add interest and depth.

 TIP:  Find the spot for your focal point and stamp the main image first. Use the mask and stamp more images around it. Do pay attention to the composition, balance and white space.
The Color-Layering was easy to do thanks to the design of stamps and the great property of the Altenew Inks.  The stems were colored with Artist Marker (Bamboo and Volcano Lake).  I applied the Vellum Transparent Paper (die cut with Rounded Rectangles) and added the Stacked Dies with Washi Tape

I first applied the Altenew Washi Tape ( Tea Party and Sea Shore) over a piece of card stock.  I took out the Miss You Word Die and ran it through Mini Blossom. To complete the card, I added new Satin White Sequins and splatter.

My next card utilizes the technique of Stenciling with Watercolors.  I started with applying Artist Watercolor 24 Pan Set over the Feathered Leaves Stencil.
 Thanks to the textures of Altenew Watercolor Paper Set (A2), I was able to apply watercolors without flooding the unwanted area. Watercoloring and Stenciling are great techniques to try with this stamp set.

TIP:  Spraying a light spritz of water over the stencil on paper. The tiny water droplets on paper will keep the intended area moist and allow you to add colors at ease.

 I kept the focal point simple and stamped the Jasmine flowers in Ultramarine,  Eastern Sky and Cloudy Night.  I die cut the main image onto the watercolor paper and adhered the stamped image back into its place. Inlaid-die cutting is such a cool technique!


By Stamping the images in the background, I created a visually-appealing composition.
TIP: How to add a pop of colors into your design? Stamp a plain background in Jet Black and highlight your focal point with colors. You can add dimensions by stamping, coloring, die-cutting and fussy-cutting.
Enchanted Gold, Pumpkin and Marigold prove to be a great color combo for the Jasmine flowers.  I cut out each layer and adhered them to one of the branches. Fussy-cutting is definitely worth the effort.
Have you tried using Washi Tape to add interest? Torn Washi Taping ( Dotted Washi Tape ) is such a great trick when you need that extra something.  The sentiment from Fancy Greetings was stamped in Enchanted Gold Pigment Ink
I hope that you feel inspired to try out some of the techniques and get a good overview of the "Just Jasmine" Stamp Set.
 For more fun and inspiration, I am adding an extra card  (top left corner) that I created for the release blog hop.  I used Clear-Bossing and Ink-Blending techniques to create the bright blue and white contrast.

It will be most appreciated that you stop by over Altenew Card Blog to leave me a comment.
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Linda BL said...

Your cards highlight a set I might have overlooked. The first card is really my favorite as I like the way you added the miss you die cut and used the two shades of washi tape. That really stands out! I do like the greens and blues of the other card and the idea of water coloring using the stencil. Three great cards!

Harriet said...

When I saw this stamp, I thought how plain , yet, in your hands how pretty!

Dawn T said...

Totally amazing cards Virginia. I really like them all.

MadeByMeghanK said...

These are beautiful! I LOVE the orange one with the stamping in the background!

Karthikha said...

These are great! Definitely need to bookmark for inspiration later :)

Sue D said...

Pretty variety of cards and techniques with this set.

Jennifer Williams said...

Hi Virginia! Awesome use of one stamp with so many variations! I just love how you took one stamp and multiple techniques on each card to inspire us to just step out there and give different techniques a try. My favorite is the one stamped in black with the pop of color that was fussy cut and poped up on the card. I REALLY love that.... simple but elegant and can be used in so many situations just by changing the sentiment!Thank you so much.

MaryH said...

Although I grow Jasmine I would not have purchased this set; but your first two cards proved me wrong! You made something so eye catching and appealing using this set. A tribute to your talent and composition ability. I love the use of the vellum for that misty look at the flowers and the POW of the "Miss You". Great job and look forward to seeing more from you.

Denise Bryant said...

So pretty! Love the color selections for your flowers. Lots of possibilities with this set! said...

So pretty but the Miss You card is my favorite!

Maura said...

Such a pretty cluster of delicate flowers and each card is so unique, Virginia!! Love the 2 tone "miss you" sentiment!!!

Ms. Tamp said...

Wonderful examples. I like the stencil use as well as the two tone die cut.