4 Different Ways to Use the Wild & Free Stamp Set

by Norine

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.

Let'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.

Next, 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.

Taking 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

My 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.

Then, 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.

I adhered the fussy-cut image to the card front and added some black enamel dots to complete the card.

Card 3

Moving 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.

I 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.

I 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.

To 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

Lastly, 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.

Then, 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.

I 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

All so beautiful! Love the color combinations!

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

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

Christine Pennington June 11, 2020 - 10:20

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

These are all so gorgeous!!

Verna Angerhofer June 11, 2020 - 10:46

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

bafrbara lassiter June 11, 2020 - 11:24

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

Beautiful. Love the stamps and color choices.

Karen Hale June 11, 2020 - 12:24

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

Diane Gibbons June 11, 2020 - 12:25

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

Helen Budz June 11, 2020 - 12:55

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 - 14:18

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

Maria Alder June 11, 2020 - 17:52

Beautiful cards ? x

Judi Dempton June 11, 2020 - 20:19

Loved your cards!

Maureen Reiss June 12, 2020 - 00:16

Really Beautiful cards!!!

Tavia Cheney June 12, 2020 - 10:31

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

Julie Wexler June 12, 2020 - 12:29

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 - 19:07

I loved all the cards!!!!!


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