Hi there! It's Nathalie with a new Creativity Unlocked post and a fun idea on mixing stamp designs in memory keeping layouts featuring the new Sketched Florals. This is one of the latest releases from Altenew, and I'm loving it!
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Keep on reading for more tips and project ideas using this new stamp and die set!
Add a touch of charm to your papercrafts with watercolor styled florals! Inspired by loosely painted and inked watercolor art, the 6″ x 8″ Sketched Florals Stamp Set features flowers and leaves with endless arrangement potential!
The whimsical design of the florals is perfect for all sorts of projects, and you are going to love how you can easily change the look of the florals with one single stamp set. Let me show you what I have created:
Can you believe that I used just one stamp set to create both my background and embellishments?! Well, here is why the new Sketch Florals is such a versatile set, you get the two styles of florals in one stamp. Imagine the combination and possiblities. Let's take a closer look…
The Sketched Florals stamp set has two different styles of florals in the set, one creates the outline of the florals, while the other creates the shape (color) of the floral, and they can combine for a very detailed but fun look. Well, I am using the three styles of the flowers to show you all about mixing stamp designs in memory keeping.
First, I am using the outline design of the Sketched Florals stamp set and the new Fresh Dye Navy ink to create the background for the page. All that negative space paired with the details of the stamp set create a fun background for my page, think of it as customizing or creating your own patterned paper.
Create Focal Points
I am taking advantage of the two designs in the Sketched Florals stamp set to create my floral embellishments. I am mixing stamp designs to create the detailed florals which in turn will enhance the layout. However, I still want my photos to be the main focal point, so I decided to add the sketch/outline design in a darker shade of the base color of the florals.
One last idea on mixing stamp designs in memory keeping is using the just the shape/color stamp design to create details for your spread. This time, I am using the new Frayed Leaf Fresh Dye ink and the leaf shape stamps to create all the leaves in the page. By omitting the outline of the leaves, the look of the leaves softens, and they take a backstage to the rest of the elements.
I have created a video that shows you how easily you can mix stamp designs in one project seamlessly. You can watch it here or in Altenew's YouTube channel in HD:
I hope the video has given you some ideas on mixing stamp designs for memory keeping layouts. What other projects do you have in mind using the Sketched Florals? Feel free to share it in the comments below!
Thank you for stopping by. I cannot wait to see what you create!
1 Product, Multiple Ways!
Before you go, here are a few card ideas featuring this new stamp and die set!
Charlene's take on the Sketched Florals is so playful and whimsical. No doubt, the receiver of this card is feeling all the love and hugs.
The textured background on Bridget's work made this whole card look so fancy! Coupled with the tastefully colored Sketched Florals, this card's receiver is surely feeling the appreciation.
The Sketched Florals stamp and die set features flowers and leaves with endless arrangement potential, and Seeka did just that! Surrounded by beautiful floral elements, the sentiment is really showcased in this card.
Jaycee's color choices for the Sketched Florals stamp and die set are bold and stunning. This card also showcases how playful you can be with the arrangement and placements of the dies.