4 Different Ways to Use the Wild & Free Stamp Set

by May Sukyong Park

Hello, Altenew friends!  Norine back with you again today with 4 new cards made using the Wild & Free Stamp Set.  This is a set that has coordinating dies as well as a masking stencil. However, I used only the stamp set for today's post.

Altenew 06112020 WildFree 1 scaledLet's jump right in!

Card 1

Card #1 is masked and stamped. I stamped several of the flowers on masking paper, cut them out, and used them to build an arrangement of florals and leaves. Because I wanted to gold heat emboss, I stamped each image individually with embossing ink onto blue cardstock, then heat set with Antique Gold Embossing Powder.

Once heat embossed, I used Artist Markers to add a hint of color to the stamped images. I colored carefully, not letting the marker tips touch the embossed lines because alcohol markers and embossed powder don't always play nicely together. I used Caribbean Sky (B002) and Persian Blue (B016) ink markers to blend the colors.

Altenew 06112020 WildFree Pinstripe 5 scaledNext, I traced a horizontal line across the bottom of the stamped arrangement and lightly drew a pencil line to mark where I could cut with a straight edge and a craft knife. I fussy cut the points below that traced line with small scissors.  Then, I popped up the stamped portion of the cardstock with foam tape on the back.

Altenew 06112020 WildFree Pinstripe 7 scaledTaking another piece of blue cardstock cut to an A2 card size, I first stamped the Pinstripe background stamp with Carribbean Sky Crisp Dye Ink, then added the sentiment at the bottom with embossing ink and more Antique Gold Embossing Powder.  Then, I colored a strip of the same cardstock with the Persian Blue (B016) marker to ensure a perfect color match and adhered all the layers to a card base, and finished the card with some gold liquid drops.

Card 2

Altenew 06112020 WildFree ClassyStencil BubbleWrapStencil 1 scaledMy second card is very simple and is similar to the first, in that I used the same blue cardstock and colors of ink for the stenciling.  I also used the same masks to build another floral arrangement of a slightly different design.  (With 14 different blooms and 12 different leaf images, the arrangement possibilities are endless!)  I stamped the images onto white cardstock and fussy cut the whole design.

Altenew 06112020 WildFree ClassyStencil BubbleWrapStencil 3 scaledThen, I took another blue cardstock card panel, A2 size, and masked a diagonal line across the bottom.  I ink blended with Caribbean Sky Crisp Dye Ink, using the Classy Stripes Stencil for the top and the Bubble Wrap Stencil on the bottom.  I stamped the “thank you” sentiment from the Altenew Apothecary Labels Stamp Set with Obsidian Pigment Ink.

Altenew 06112020 WildFree ClassyStencil BubbleWrapStencil 2 scaledI adhered the fussy-cut image to the card front and added some black enamel dots to complete the card.

Card 3

Altenew 06112020 WildFree CapsBoldAlphaDies 2Moving right along to card #3!  For this card, I stamped assorted leaf and flower images to loosely cover a card panel of smooth cardstock with Obsidian Pigment Ink.  The reason I chose to use smooth cardstock is because its surface is perfect for using with Watercolor Brush Markers.  Its smoothness allows for a cleanly stamped image, but then also lets you blend the watercolor pigment without absorbing into the paper too quickly.

Altenew 06112020 WildFree CapsBoldAlphaDies 4 scaledI colored the leaves with a mix of pure and diluted Moss Watercolor pigment and the flowers with varying intensities of Desert Night mixed with the teeniest bit of Jet Black paint to “grey it back”.  I used a regular paint brush to blend the colors and add deeper shade of color where necessary.  On the whole, it was a quick and easy method of filling in the stamped images.

Altenew 06112020 WildFree CapsBoldAlphaDies 15 scaledI then used the Caps Bold Alphabet Dies to die cut the word HUGS from the card panel.  I die cut the same letters from white fun foam and adhered the cardstock letters to that.  I adhered the card panel, trimmed slightly on each side to a folded card base, then added the letters back into their openings.

Altenew 06112020 WildFree CapsBoldAlphaDies 7 scaledTo better help the die-cut and popped-up greeting stand out from the overall design, I used a black Sharpie marker to add random dots to the letters.  Then I stamped the “sending you” greeting from the Sentiment Strips Stamp Set onto black cardstock and heat set with white embossing powder, then glued it to the letters.

Card 4

Altenew 06112020 WildFree CapsBoldAlphaDies WatercolorPaint 1 scaledLastly, I made a watercolor painted card.  I used the textured watercolor paper pad and stamped the butterfly and sentiment from the Wild & Free Stamp Set with embossing ink and heat set with white embossing powder.

Altenew 06112020 WildFree CapsBoldAlphaDies WatercolorPaint 4 scaledThen, I used the Watercolor 36 Pan Set to paint the background around the stamped and embossed images, letting the paint blend and dry as it liked. Once dry, I added paint speckles with the same colors of paint, then trimmed the card panel slightly smaller than A2 size, and adhered it to a blue cardstock card base.

Altenew 06112020 WildFree CapsBoldAlphaDies WatercolorPaint 5 scaledI added a mix of colors of enamel dots to complete this card and that is it for me today! Thank you so much for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

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Cindy C. June 11, 2020 - 10:14 AM

All so beautiful! Love the color combinations!

Terrie D. (StarSpry) June 11, 2020 - 10:15 AM

These are all such beautiful cards! I love the different ways you used this stamp set! :)

Christine Pennington June 11, 2020 - 10:20 AM

Oh my word!! Your card are amazing. I am a HUGE fan of your work. Have been for awhile. I have forgotten to stamp on colored cardstock. I get in a rut of the same ole same ole!! Smiles. I definitely will be CASE’ing

Bobby 'Barbara' Hagen June 11, 2020 - 10:37 AM

These are all so gorgeous!!

Verna Angerhofer June 11, 2020 - 10:46 AM

Beautiful stamps and dies and gorgeous cards that you made with them.

bafrbara lassiter June 11, 2020 - 11:24 AM

The simplicity and beauty of the watercolored card makes it my favorite, but in truth they are all gorgeous and perfectly created.

Billie A June 11, 2020 - 11:28 AM

Beautiful. Love the stamps and color choices.

Karen Hale June 11, 2020 - 12:24 PM

All are absolutely GORGEOUS!!! Love those shades of blue.

Diane Gibbons June 11, 2020 - 12:25 PM

I love all of them but specially the last one with the watercolour background

Helen Budz June 11, 2020 - 12:55 PM

Simply beautiful. Saw these on Norine’s blog and it was “love these” at first sight. tfs here-stay well.

D.Fitzgerald June 11, 2020 - 2:18 PM

Those are very beautiful cards, I love the colors you used and also all the techniques you applied

Maria Alder June 11, 2020 - 5:52 PM

Beautiful cards ? x

Judi Dempton June 11, 2020 - 8:19 PM

Loved your cards!

Maureen Reiss June 12, 2020 - 12:16 AM

Really Beautiful cards!!!

Tavia Cheney June 12, 2020 - 10:31 AM

Love these. Can’t wait for the weekend to get crafting!

Julie Wexler June 12, 2020 - 12:29 PM

These mossy greens and grey-blues are stunnning together! What an incredible variety from one primary set- your creativity is amazing…and can I just say that, in addition to your phenomenal design and coloring talent, you’ve got mad fussy-cutting skills!! Beautiful colors, gorgeous projects, and tons of inspiration! Thanks so much and Be Well!

Judi June 19, 2020 - 7:07 PM

I loved all the cards!!!!!

Pam Spradlin July 21, 2021 - 3:50 PM

All the cards are gorgeous…love them all.


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