Ditsy Print: One Stamp, Three Ways

by May Sukyong Park

Hello, Altenew friends! I'm back today with three different cards that I've created, basically using just one stamp set. I often have trouble choosing just one direction to go when making cards, so today's result is not uncommon!

Altenew DitsyPrint Feb19 3The common theme between each of the cards is that I stamped an all-over design, stamping multiple times in all different directions to achieve complete coverage of the card panel. Here, I used the outline stamp from the Ditsy Print Stamp Set, which also includes more layering stamps for a completely different way of using this set.

Altenew DitsyPrint Feb19 1First, I stamped with black ink on white cardstock, then, with embossing ink on Kraft cardstock and on watercolor paper, heat embossing both with white embossing powder. Next, I colored the black inked cardstock with Altenew Artist Markers, and parts of the Kraft cardstock with a white coloring pencil and a white Uniball Signo pen and painted the entire surface of the paper for the watercolor paper one.

Altenew DitsyPrint Feb19 2After that, I assembled the cards with various different elements.

Altenew DitsyPrint Feb19 4FIRST CARD

For the Artist Marker-colored card panel, I used Rouge and Coral Berry for the larger pink blossoms, Bamboo and Forest Glades for all the leaves, Caribbean Sky and Persian Blue for the small blue flowers, Mango Smoothie for the smallest yellow daisies and Sunkissed and Autumn Blaze for the mid-sized flowers. I also stamped a bloom and two leaves from the Always There Stamp and Die Bundle, die cut them out and colored them with the same Artist Marker colors.

Altenew DitsyPrint Feb19 5Next, I stamped the “thank you” sentiment onto black cardstock and heat embossed with white embossing powder. Then I adhered that black cardstock strip across the top of the card and added the colored flower to it. The black strip behind visually anchors the flower which would otherwise appear to be floating randomly on the card front. Afterward, I die cut two more layers of the flower to add more dimension and tucked the leaves in behind the first layer before adding this element to the black strip.

Altenew DitsyPrint Feb19 6SECOND CARD

The Kraft-colored card front is so clean and sweet looking that I didn't want to cover too much of it. First, I die cut the leaves with a die from the Garden Picks 3D Die Set, once from cardstock and twice from vellum paper that I later glued together to create a slightly more opaque-looking leaf. I stamped that nice thin-lined “happy birthday” sentiment from the Cake Love Stamp Set, onto aqua-colored cardstock and heat embossed with white embossing powder.

Altenew DitsyPrint Feb19 7I piled the die-cuts and sentiment strip on top of a white thread nest, adhered them down, then added a few matching enamel dots to complete the card.

Altenew DitsyPrint Feb19 8THIRD CARD

Finally, I watercolor painted all over the last card panel. First, I used my Watercolor Brush Markers set for the paint and accomplished this color blend by scribbling with the Dusk pen and the Persian Blue pen all over the watercolor paper, squeezing the pen to allow the pigment to flow, then using a clean wet brush to mix and blend the colors. I wanted an ombre-shaded result so I used LOTS of water and then tilted the paper upright to allow the paint to run towards the bottom as it dried. I am in LOVE with the color tones and that light-to-dark result!

Altenew DitsyPrint Feb19 9To complete the card, I die cut the word “hugs” from cardstock and added fun foam for extra dimension, stamped the “sending you” sentiment onto a gray cardstock with black ink and clear embossing powder. Because of the busy background, the “hugs” needed a way to stand out from the floral print and the stitched rectangle vellum die-cut behind the word accomplishes that. Finally, I trimmed down the card panel and adhered it to a card base, then added some white enamel dots to finish the card.

I hope you are inspired to try this technique of essentially creating your own patterned paper with a single stamp! Thank you for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!

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memalagene February 10, 2019 - 10:19 AM

AWESOME cards, I especially love the ombre blue card!

Andrea Hastilow February 10, 2019 - 10:31 AM

Fantastic mix of ideas & you get three gorgeous cards in one make. Thank you for sharing these awesome designs.

Janet Swanlady21 February 10, 2019 - 11:29 AM

Love all three cards. Great ideas.

barbara lassiter February 10, 2019 - 11:31 AM

Beautiful cards! Great technique to continue stamping and see how far creativity will take you.:)

Linda Huffman February 10, 2019 - 12:55 PM

Amazing the difference cardstock and technique make to similar cards. I like all the other cards and will try this myself.

Greta H February 10, 2019 - 1:03 PM

So inspiring! Love every single one!

Maxine M. February 10, 2019 - 1:30 PM

These are really quite lovely.

Henriëtte February 10, 2019 - 2:32 PM

Gorgeous cards Norine, love them all three. Thank you so much for sharing.

LauraJane February 10, 2019 - 2:54 PM

Three Fabulous cards Norine!

Maureen Reiss February 10, 2019 - 3:00 PM

These are all soooo Beautiful!!! And so different!!

Tricia Podmore February 10, 2019 - 3:14 PM

Love that stamp and the backgrounds you created were beautiful as well as the finished cards. Thank you for sharing your talents and super inspiration.

Jo Anne Malicoat February 10, 2019 - 5:07 PM

Three gorgeous interpretations!

Daria Z. February 10, 2019 - 5:26 PM

All three cards are just fabulous! What a wonderful way to showcase that stamp.

Joy Meadows February 10, 2019 - 9:35 PM

Such beautiful creations! Love them all.

Beverly Jordan February 10, 2019 - 11:54 PM

This is great inspiration!

Patt H. February 11, 2019 - 7:01 AM

You have definitely inspired me,Norine! All 3 are gorgeous & I’m going to play with this technique today. Thanks for sharing!

maureenchandler February 11, 2019 - 7:28 AM

Beautiful cards – thank you so much for sharing!!!

Sue D. February 11, 2019 - 11:33 AM

I recently bought this stamp and die set and just love its looks and versatility. Your trio of cards is beautiful and gives lots of new inspiration for using these products. I can’t say I like one card more than another… they are all gorgeous. But that dark blue background is awesome!! If you ever do tutorial videos, this would be a great one to make.

Tara Prince February 11, 2019 - 12:06 PM

Beautiful cards!!!

Teresa Doyle February 15, 2019 - 11:07 AM

These are stunning Norine. I love the different looks you get by just switching up the colours of cs, so beautiful!

Karen Brown February 21, 2019 - 2:40 PM

Wow, love these cards! I adore pattern stamping and these three are just wonderful!


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