Border stamping with You are stamp set

by Sveta Fotinia

Hello everyone! Sveta is here with two one of a kind cards today. I like to use techniques that always work and give great results. Border stamping – is one of them. Look how this ornate from You are stamp set looks as a border! Such stamping allows you to make a focal point at the sentiment.

First card that I made is a little bit bigger than usual size, it's A5 sized and made of watercolor paper. I blended one-by-one our Crisp Dye Inks to make a deep blue background and made a few splashes with white watercolor:

Sea Glass Crisp Dye Ink

Ocean Waves Crisp Dye Ink

Desert Night Crisp Dye Ink

Midnight Violet Crisp Dye Ink

Jet Black Crisp Dye Ink

Then I white embossed my borders and colored parts of image with gold watercolor.

For the sentiment I used Happy Die and made handmade chipbord adhering 3 pieces of die cuts together.

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My second card is a way more simple and quick to do! It's a one layer card and I used Pale Gray  cardstock for it. I also used You are stamp set, this time combining it with Painted Inspiration stamp set. I'm in love with such sentiments and you?

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I made a video for you showing how I made this card using colored pencils and white pen for my coloring. Enjoy!

Thanks for visiting us!

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9 comments

Roselee February 16, 2016 - 08:30

These cards are remarkable! Thank you for providing inspiration for the foliage stamps from the you are stamp set. I was needing some visuals to see how to use them. I love love how Altenew has such an inspiring design team. You are all so incredibly talented. I look forward to every post and especially every video.

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Sveta Fotinia February 16, 2016 - 11:12

Roselee, you are so kind!!! Thank you for your words, I’m happy that you liked today’s post))

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Fran Gibson February 16, 2016 - 08:42

Sveta — your cards today are awesome. Question on your first card: it looks like you colored the border stamp above your blue blended sky with gold watercolor — yes? The gold watercolor did not mix with the blue blended dye inks underneath? Did you do anything special to assure the gold watercolor remained gold above the blue background? Thanks.

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Sveta Fotinia February 16, 2016 - 10:59

Thank you, Fran!!!! Gold watercolor didn’t mixed with inks on the background as they are pretty heavy (it’s my old school watercolor set…Herlitz I suppose) and I really didn’t do anything special – it’s all my old watercolors))

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Donna W February 16, 2016 - 10:25

Your cards were awesome. Love using the same technique with stamps but two different ways. Good inspiration for me to try to do the same. TFS

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Sveta February 16, 2016 - 12:46

Thanks, Donna!!! I like to explore how vertisile stamps and techniques can be! Glad you liked it))

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Linda Mc February 16, 2016 - 21:02

Stunning cards Sveta – I just got my You Are stamp set today and can’t wait to play with it.

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Carol H February 16, 2016 - 22:14

I just love, love the blue background!!! It’s so very pretty! Both cards are awesome!

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Celeste Goff February 17, 2016 - 13:23

Gorgeous cards!!!

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