Let’s Get Creative with Those Outline Stamps!

by Virginia Lu

Happy Saturday, everyone! This is Virginia here. Today's post is about using the gorgeous outline stamps such as Sketchy Floral Stamp Set. I have two cards created with this stamp set and I hope that this will get your creative juices flowing!

Do you know of the sign of a good stamp? A good stamp allows you to interpret however you want with your choice of medium. There is no right or wrong way of using it. You get to own that creative license and create something that is unique and totally YOU! To me, Sketchy Floral Stamp Set is just that. In my first card, I swiped a few ink colors across the stamp and inked up the paper. The inks I used are Glacier Caves Oval Set, Seashore Oval Set, Rose Petal Oval Set, Warm & Cozy Oval Set and Green Fields Oval Set. You can definitely use the Mini Ink Cube for this purpose as well.

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Once I inked up the outlines, I applied the same links on the acrylic blocks and proceeded to do some light coloring with a thin paint brush. To keep the design interesting, I applied a very small amount of embossing paste onto the Halftone Stencil over the flower petals. Those white tiny dots are lovely, aren't they? Note to myself: get those stencils out and use them!

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If you opt for a simple and stress-free technique, the next card is perfect for that. I love paper-piecing and Altenew's 6×6 Refection Paper Pad offers so many great choices for paper-piecing.

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I simply stamped the images onto the paper pad and fussy cut them in front of the TV…and after the show, I stamped the image and assembled the flower petals to the card front. How fun and easy is that!?

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Are you now convinced that Sketchy Floral is an AMAZING stamp set? We didn't even touch the surface about coloring…can you imagine the possibilities? I know, right!?

Thank you so much for stopping by! See you soon again!BlogFooter VirginiaLu



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Erum Tasneem September 9, 2017 - 9:52 AM

*rubs hands* this post is just what I needed for a creativity boost! Thank you very much♥ Those dots look AMAZING.

janet September 9, 2017 - 10:26 AM

Virginia, these are extraordinary and Love the added “dots” – beautiful work!

Michele F September 9, 2017 - 10:29 AM

Virginia, do you know about ‘Dotted Swiss’ fabric? That is exactly what I thought of with your first little masterpiece!
You KNOW I adore this set… can’t wait to take a few tips from the Master!

Teresa Doyle September 9, 2017 - 10:35 AM

Beautiful cards as always Virginia. Altenew’s floral’s are always amazing…NO convincing required however, beautiful cards like this certainly up the WOW factor!

Helen September 9, 2017 - 11:02 AM

Virginia, these cards are beautiful and the techniques you shared for creating them are so helpful…like both ideas. I’ll be trying these soon. Thanks for sharing them. Just love everything about Altenew from the products to the inspiring designs and techniques shared.

Hannelie Bester September 9, 2017 - 11:03 AM

AWESOME inspiration! Thanks Virginia… it’s beautiful!

Susan B September 9, 2017 - 12:27 PM

Haha I have just used this stamp settoday and I love it, but your colourways are so inspirational must try these techniques, thank you for sharing x

Celeste Goff September 9, 2017 - 3:15 PM

Such a beautiful and colorful card Virginia!

Beth September 9, 2017 - 3:53 PM

Loved the ideas for line stamping florals. I’m just going through my old wooden block stamps, and converting them for acrylic block stamping. Your ideas are timely for tried and true florals as well! Thanks so much.

Jodi C September 9, 2017 - 4:21 PM

These ideas for this stamp are amazing! I never would have thought of the design you did with the first card and will have to try it with this and my other outline stamps, Thank You ? for the gorgeous, inspiring post!

Barb macaskill September 9, 2017 - 6:41 PM

Love the addition of texture using the stencil and embossing paste on the first card! It really adds a lot to the overall beauty of the card!
The second card is paper piecing perfection! Love the papers you chose too! TFS!

Virginia L. September 9, 2017 - 7:21 PM

I want to THANK everyone who come to visit today’s post, especially those who leave me such a positive and kind comment! I appreciate each one of you! :)

Lisa Ainscough September 10, 2017 - 5:59 AM

These are just lovely cards and a great way to stretch altenew stamps.
Such vibrant colours and wonderful cards.
Thanks for sharing.

Jenny Martin September 10, 2017 - 6:30 AM

So creative and colourful!

Tara Prince September 11, 2017 - 2:17 PM

Amazing cards!!


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