Creativity Unlocked feat. Doodle Bouquet Complete Bundle

by Terri

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Hey there, Terri here! Today, I'm sharing a really fun, shaped card featuring the new Doodle Bouquet Complete Bundle.

Welcome to Creativity Unlocked, where we highlight a new product from this month’s new collection! Discover each product's endless creative possibilities and get inspired to create the paper crafting ideas we share here. Keep on reading for exclusive tips from our designers, handy tips and tricks, and stunning project inspiration from talented crafters.

Keep on reading for more tips and project ideas using this new stamp/die/stencil set!

Card ideas with the Altenew Doodle Bouquet Complete Bundle

Doodle Bouquet Complete Bundle

Do you want to create a canvas full of colors and joy? This is a bundle of Doodle Bouquet Stamp Setcoordinating die set, and simple coloring stencil set. The Doodle Bouquet Stamp Set showcases a unique and stylish floral arrangement of whimsical daisies. The designer's use of simple shapes with intricate line details makes the images pop! The six motivational sentiments, along with the two additional flower images, are perfect for filling in extra spaces or to stamp and cut to place over the main flower arrangement. This will add depth to your project!

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How to Create a Fun, Shaped Card featuring the Doodle Bouquet Complete Bundle

I thought it would be good to show how the Doodle Bouquet Die can be used to create a shaped card that can stand up.  I started by stamping the Doodle Bouquet image onto Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock using Embossing Ink.  I then sprinkled it with Copper Crisp Embossing Powder and used my heat tool to melt the embossing powder.

TIP! Heat from the reverse for a smoother emboss!

fun-shaped card featuring the Doodle Bouquet Complete Bundle

To color the heat-embossed image, I took inspiration from the Doodle Bouquet Tri-Fold insert. I love Altenew's Tri-Folds; they are full of inspiration and guidance on how to stamp/layer the image. The finished projects with their recipes are so useful.  I sometimes find that when I receive a new product, I can draw a blank on which colors to use; this is where the inspiration in the Tri-Fold comes in.

It's perfectly OK to copy the color combinations and compositions when creating your project; that's why Altenew provides this information.

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To add color, I used the following ink colors along with the Doodle Bouquet Simple Coloring Stencil:

I used Altenew's Mini Blending Brushes to add the ink through the stencil. Using the Doodle Bouquet Die, I die cut the stamped image.

To create the shaped card, I cut with the Doodle Bouquet Die twice from a thick white card; these blanks are what give the card its strength.

I added one of them to the back of the stamped image to give it more structure, and the second was used to create the back of the card. I took the blank die-cut and placed it on my Crafter's Essential Scoring Board and scored an inch in from the top of the die-cut. I used the Crafter's Essential Bone Folder to burnish the scored line; I then added a strong wet glue and adhered this to the reverse of the card front.

Doodle Bouquet

The last thing to do was add a sentiment. I decided to use the Bold Greetings Die Set. I cut the word “Hello” three times from white cardstock and stacked them together. I then cut once from teal and added it to the back to give a drop shadow.

I placed the sentiment on the front of the card using wet glue. As the embossed lines were raised and shiny, I placed a heavy block over the sentiment while it dried.

Designer's Tips!

Add more depth to the design by using a gradient of colors for each layer. Try using our Small Blending Brushes to add a bit more detail to the coloring. If you want a more modern and quirky result, slightly offset some of the layers to leave a thin white edge inside the design. This will give the impression of highlights and make the design even more interesting.

1 Product, Multiple Ways!

Before you go, here are a few card ideas featuring this new stamp/die/stencil set.

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Go for a minimalist look by fussy-cutting a few flowers from the bouquet and popping it up against a debossed white background.

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Create a gorgeous card front full of flowers by stamping and die-cutting two bouquets and arranging them in your card! All you'll need is a bold sentiment, and you're good to go.

Altenew Doodle Bouquet Stamp Stencils 1 Teresa Litchfield

Looking for a quick and easy card idea? Try white heat-embossing the images and adding colors through watercoloring or ink blending. Easy peasy!

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Whatever coloring medium you choose – alcohol markers, dye inks, pigment inks, watercolors – these images are simply perfect!

What do you think about the new Doodle Bouquet Complete Bundle? Which project/s caught your eye? Comment below! Thank you for stopping by!

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