If you love Altenew's Layered Stamps but sometimes struggle to feel like you've got them perfectly aligned and stamped… this set is for you! It's very mod and graphic in a uniquely stylized way and is perfect in its imperfection!
The first card is the simplest of the three I'm sharing today. I began by stamping the large background stamp in Frosty Pink, then adding the filler images of the blooms with the darker shades of pink – Cotton Candy, Coral Bliss, and Coral Berry. I left the background of leaves and shadows un-inked for a fresh, clean look.
To create the sentiment, I stamped the phrase “sending lots of love and” from the Hello and Hugs stamp set, with Obsidian Black Ink onto white cardstock and trimmed it into a narrow strip. Then I used the Fine Alphabet Die Set to die cut three layers of black cardstock for the sentiment “HUGS”. I adhered the sentiment strip overtop the word HUGS and added one small black enamel heart sticker for a CAS card design.
For my second card, I executed it much the same as the first, stamping the background portion in pale Frosty Pink.
Next, I stamped a complement of the blooms that fit the openings in the background impression using the same Frosty Pink ink. However, rather than leave them solid and unshaded as I did for the blooms in the first card, I added some extra depth of color around each flower center with a small foam dauber and some Coral Berry ink. Once stamped, I die cut each flower with the coordinating dies.
Then, before adhering each of the flowers to the card panel, I used a fine-tipped marker to add dots and lines to the white, unstamped background on the areas that would be seen after the die-cut flowers were added. I also added “shading” with the black dots to the flower centers. The “awesome friend” sentiment for this card was stamped from the Hello and Hugs stamp set too, and the “hello” and shadow were cut from black cardstock and vellum paper, using the Handwritten Hello Die. A few gray enamel dots completed this card.
The last card today has its flowers popped up from the background with foam adhesive on the backs. I began by stamping the background portion of the stamp set onto green polka-dotted patterned paper with embossing ink and heat embossing with white embossing powder leaving the leaves, stems, and shadows bare.
Once again, I stamped several of the flowers individually with Cotton Candy ink and deepening the shadows around the flower centers with Coral Berry Ink. To carry through with the polka-dotted theme, I added more light gray dots to the centers of the flowers, shading from one edge to the other.
Next, I adhered the foam tape backed flowers to the card front and stamped a sentiment from the Sentiment Strips Stamp Set, using Obsidian Ink on white cardstock and trimmed it to a narrow strip. I trimmed the card panel down after all the flowers were adhered, and added the sentiment strip over all of it and left the card free of any further embellishment. It's hard for me, but I'm gradually getting better at stopping while a card is still relatively CAS!
Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful day! I hope this gives you a few ideas on how to use the new Bold Floral Drape Stamp Set!