Stamp Focus: Baroque Motifs

by Virginia Lu

Hello, Altenew friends! It's Virginia here and I am delighted to share 3 projects with you. First of all, are you loving the February Stamp/Die/Stencil release? Be sure to join the fun and inspiring blog hop! The beautiful Baroque Motifs Stamp & Die & Mask Stencil Bundle is our Stamp Focus for today. Let's dive right in!

6x8 Baroque Motifs 1

As you can see, the Baroque Motifs Stamp Set is very ornate and detailed. What makes this stamp set a stand-out? Those deeply-etched curvy flourishes! This stamp set evokes a sense of luxury and richness. My first card is a classy and elegant take on this style.

Altenew-BaroqueMotif_Virginia#3With the largest stamp and die, I embossed it with Antique Gold Crisp Embossing Powder. I then inked up the white space inside the motif with Almond Butter. This was made possible with the negative mask.

Altenew-BaroqueMotif_Virginia#4It was easy to add dimensions and details thanks to the coordinating die. I purposely offset the stacked dies which greatly enhanced the 3D effect. Basically, you can create your own chipboard for scrapbooking and DIY home decor projects!

Altenew-BaroqueMotif_Virginia#2The sentiment from Garden Silhouette is perfect for this celebratory card. After splattering the background with Antique Gold Metallic Ink Spray, I added a piece of Vellum and topped it off with gold sequins. Doesn't it look almost “priceless”?

Next, my 2nd card is slightly more involved and much more colorful.
On an angle, I embossed the largest motif with Caribbean Sky Embossing Powder. The following photos will help you see the steps that I took to create this card.

Altenew-BaroqueMotif_Virginia#1Starting from top photos to bottom:

  1. Use the negative mask and color it in Coral Berry, Tide Blue, Maple Yellow, and Orange Cream
  2. Cover part of the card and add splatters with Antique Silver Metallic Ink Spray
  3. and 4. Remove the paper and add a few more splatters and let dry.

Altenew-BaroqueMotif_Virginia#8To match the colors of motif and sentiment (from Dotted Blooms), I applied the exact same colors as the motif to the embossed sentiment.  Only a few Enamel Dots and sequins were added for the embellishments.

Altenew-BaroqueMotif_Virginia#9For my last card, I decided to create an inky one! I am quite addicted to the Watercolor Brush Markers at the moment!

Altenew-BaroqueMotif_Virginia#5The Baroque Motifs is ideal for all kinds of embossing! I embossed smaller motifs with Pure White Crisp Embossing Powder. The color contrast of the white motifs and Midnight Violet, Lagoon and Dusk is so striking!

Altenew-BaroqueMotif_Virginia#6I added a piece of vellum (die cut from Geo Frames Die) and adhered the white-embossed sentiment on top.

Altenew-BaroqueMotif_Virginia#7The enamel dots and silver strings really added a touch of elegance to this design. I hope today's post helps you get acquainted with the elegant Baroque Motifs Stamp & Die & Mask Stencil Bundle. They really make any designs shine!

Altenew-BaroqueMotif_Virginia#10Do you have a favorite card in today's post? I would appreciate your feedback and comments! Thank you so much for stopping by!

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Maria Giselle B. February 15, 2019 - 9:16 AM

Very pretty cards, Virginia. My favorite is the second one. More involved but the result is definitely worth the hard work. Don’t you love those kind of projects? I love this new Altenew stamp and stencil combo. I cannot wait to try the steps you used on your second card. Thank you for sharing!

suzvuez February 15, 2019 - 10:25 AM

This is not a style that I gravitate to. I may have to re-think. Your cards are lovely

Tara Prince February 15, 2019 - 10:41 AM

Gorgeous cards!!

Tricia Podmore February 15, 2019 - 10:55 AM

Gorgeous cards and love the Birthday card with all the color. So creative how you chose to use the product.

Wendy gerrity February 15, 2019 - 12:50 PM

They are all gorgeous!! Luv luv!!

Denise Bryant February 15, 2019 - 1:37 PM

These cards are so pretty! I really love the elegance of the design in gold!

Henriëtte February 15, 2019 - 1:54 PM

It’s stunning Virginia what you did with the awesome Baroque Motifs stamp set. All the cards are great but I have a favorite. The second card is definitely my favorite, what a beautiful card and I love how you showed the way you used the matching Mask Stencil. The Mask Stencils make you use your stamps for even more ways, I love them!
Thank you so much for this great inspiration.

Harriet Herrington February 15, 2019 - 4:29 PM

Virginia has created lovely cards, especially the multi-colored one.

Maureen Reiss February 15, 2019 - 8:12 PM

Wow!!! These are Amazing!!!

Patt H. February 15, 2019 - 10:46 PM

Absolutely fabulous cards, Virginia, especially the gorgeous colors on the last one! Love them both!

Tonia Sims February 15, 2019 - 10:57 PM

Such beautiful cards! Like the third card best.
Loving this bundle.

Mindy1414 February 16, 2019 - 4:25 AM

I adore the Baroque Motifs set in this new release, all 3 of your cards today are beautiful. I love the elegance of the first one, the colorful fun of the second one, and the magical flowey (I don’t think that’s a word lol) feel of the third one. Such different takes/looks from one stamp set makes this a must have classic set to get! As always the inspiration from you is awesome Virginia, thank you!! (

Sue D February 16, 2019 - 11:26 AM

Love the different looks you achieved. My fave is the birthday card.

Cindy C. February 16, 2019 - 4:54 PM

Wow you did good with this stamp and die set!!! I like the last one best.

J Madison February 17, 2019 - 2:45 PM

These are beautiful cards. Picking my favorite is difficult but I love the technique on the multi-color birthday card.

Susan T February 19, 2019 - 10:57 AM

This release looks amazing. Love the sayings that go with these images. So strong and powerful


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