3 Different Card Styles with Dotted Diamonds Stamp Set

by Virginia Lu

Hello, friends! This is Virginia here. It gives me great pleasure to share a Stamp Focus post featuring the NEW “Dotted Diamonds”.

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This large background stamp allows you to add glitzy details and fine design elements to your cards. You can emboss and stamp and apply it with many techniques. With my 3 examples, I am sure that you can think of many more ways to use the awesome “Dotted Diamonds”. Let's get started!

Altenew-Dotted Diamonds-Virginia#3For my first card, I stamped Dotted Diamonds in Antique Gold Pigment Ink. The subtle gold sheen from the ink is perfect with this background stamp.  I then proceeded to stamp and die cut the flowers from Watercolor Blooms Stamps & Die Bundle.

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The flowers and leaves were stamped in blue (Lapis Lazuli), pink (Cherry Blossom), orange (Golden Sunset) and green (Tropical Forest).  I also stamped the small branches in brown (Almond Butter) and filled up the images with smaller stamps. The sentiment from Ornamental Bliss is just the right font and style!

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To add the extra shine, I applied Golden Trim Washi Tape at the bottom. For the card base, I used my favorite Parchment Cardstock. 

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I took a different approach with my 2nd card. The Dotted Diamonds was first stamped in Persian Blue. I then cut out the square within Dotted Diamonds and set it aside. For my focal point, I created a cluster of flowers with Vase Fillers Die Set.

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This was made easy thanks to the Cherry Blossom & Green Meadow Gradient Cardstock Sets. Lastly, I use part of the “Framed Thanks Die” with Silver Glitter Tape and completed this card with some blue splatters (Ocean Waves) and Cool Summer Enamel Dots. I love how Dotted Diamonds elevates this fun and whimsical floral design.

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My last card is an eye-catching one. I love doing the emboss resist technique. My first step was to clear-emboss (Crystal Clear Embossing Powder) the Dotted Diamonds. I then applied colors generously with the new Artists' Watercolor 24 Pan Set.
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To make the watercolor brighter and more prominent within the diamonds, I applied some Metallic Watercolors. Next, I stamped the Watercolor Halftone in Silver Lake and die cut an extra two pieces to create a chipboard-like focal point.

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I stamped the sentiment from Watercolor Halftone and added them on top of the flowers. The gray enamel dots are just perfect for this.

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I hope that you enjoyed seeing 3 totally different cards created with one stamp set. As you can see, Dotted Diamonds is full of possibilities. I can't wait to explore some more with this stamp. Thank you for stopping by!


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Linda BL February 18, 2020 - 10:15 AM

Love all three cards highlighting the Dotted Diamond stamp set I especially like the first card with the gold stamping, the brightly colored flowers, and the thin gold washi tape. It is a very elegant card! Seeing 3 such different cards definitely shows the versatility of the stamp.

JanisSpear February 18, 2020 - 10:38 AM

I just love the Dotted Diamond stamp – it creates the most gorgeous cards. Your cards here are no exception. I love the flower clusters, and also the detail of the gold stripe on the first card.Just love your cards, the backgrounds make them all pop so beautifully. Love love love.<3

Maureen Reiss February 18, 2020 - 10:40 AM

I love this background stamp!!! Beautiful cards!!!

Sharon Brand February 18, 2020 - 10:48 AM

The cards are beautiful! And I love this backgroun d stamp!

Marilynn d-r February 18, 2020 - 11:24 AM

What a great background stamp. Especially liked the multi color wash background in the video;so bright and beautiful.

Denise Bryant February 18, 2020 - 11:32 AM

Love this versatile background design! One of my favorites from the new release! Pretty cards!

harriet herrington February 18, 2020 - 12:04 PM

I am delighted you showcased Virginia’s card….simply lovely.

Greta H February 18, 2020 - 12:55 PM

Some of my favorites using that wonderful stamp! Thanks for the inspiration, Virginia!

Laura Jane February 18, 2020 - 1:32 PM

Beautiful samples Virginia!!

Lagene February 18, 2020 - 4:00 PM

Awesome background stamp and wonderful creations!

Cindy C. February 18, 2020 - 4:27 PM

So nice to how you used the Dotted Diamond Background on these pretty cards Virginia!!

Jen P February 18, 2020 - 8:47 PM

These cards are beautiful! They all did a wonderful job highlighting that beautiful new dotted diamonds background stamp.

Annette Gordon February 19, 2020 - 7:53 AM

These cards are amazing. The 3rd card almost has 3D look to it. But I really like the first card the best. The soft background with the flowers is stunning. Every time I see the Dotted Diamond Background I want it more!

Maura February 19, 2020 - 10:29 AM

More great examples with this dotted diamond background!!! Great set of cards but the first one stole my heart right away!!

Sue D February 19, 2020 - 10:59 AM

Very pretty–I like the different looks you achieved.

Linda February 19, 2020 - 11:45 PM

Oh my the Dotted Diamonds background stamp is amazing.

Inkin' Chickie February 21, 2020 - 12:59 AM

I like the focus on the stamp set. Great way to show how to get many looks.


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