Stamp Focus: Modern Deco Alpha

by yana.smakula

Hello, everyone! Yana is here sharing a closer look at the sleek and stylish Modern Deco Alpha stamp set.

Stamp Focus: Modern Deco Alpha

I will be honest with you, I am not usually a fan of alphabet stamps, but this particular one has stolen my heart. The Art Deco movement/style seems to be making a comeback (and I think its going to be huge at the 2016 CHA show) and this particular stamp set fits the bill perfectly.

The unique architectural flare of this stamp set lets you add your own unique sentiments in a stylish and trendy way. Here's a look at 3 projects I created using Modern Deco Alpha.

Altenew | Modern Deco Alpha Stamp Set Cards by Yana Smakula

I associate Art Deco with clean lines, lots of golds and blacks, a hint of glitter and stylish elegance.

I used Shutter Cover Die and die cut the design out of Black and Gold cardstock, inlaid (be sure to take our Die Cutting Techniques online class to learn fun ways to work with your Altenew dies) the gold negatives into black base and added unique sentiment on top:

Altenew | Modern Deco Alpha Stamp Set Cards by Yana Smakula

Additional supplies used: Shutter Cover Die, Gold Mirrow Cardstock, Jet Black Cardstock, Sentiment and Quotes Stamp Set

I also created a more feminine project, I used flower outlines from the Beautiful Day stamp set, heat embossed these in gold and framed my unique sentiment:

Altenew | Modern Deco Alpha Stamp Set Cards by Yana Smakula

Additional supplies used: Beautiful Day Stamp SetGold Mirrow Cardstock, Jet Black CardstockSentiment and Quotes Stamp Set, Thinking of You Stamp Set

My last project was created in neutral color scheme. I heat embossed a city skyline using Platinum embossing powder and added a Sending you sunshine and smiles sentiment, where the word “smiles” was replaced with “smile” and stamped using Modern Art Deco:

Altenew | Modern Deco Alpha Stamp Set Cards by Yana Smakula

Additional supplies used: Sketchy Cities America 2, Oriental OrchidGold Mirrow Cardstock, Jet Black Cardstock, Pale Gray Cardstock

While the cards I shared today all stay true to the Art Deco style, the Modern Deco Alpha stamp set can by all means be used for projects done in other styles.

Thank you so much for stopping by today, have fun creating!

S_yana

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Beth Holt November 17, 2015 - 09:43

These are all so beautiful! I want all of the stamp sets and the supplies:)

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yana.smakula November 18, 2015 - 11:44

I know the feeling, lol! Thank you!

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Svitlana Shayevich November 17, 2015 - 09:51

OMG! Jaw dropping cards!!! So awesome!!!
This set is amazing!

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yana.smakula November 18, 2015 - 11:47

thank you so much, Svitlana!

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conil November 17, 2015 - 11:10

Holy moley…pure, unadulterated gorgeousness.

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yana.smakula November 18, 2015 - 11:47

awwww! Thank you so much! Comments like yours make me want to go and stamp some more :)

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Ana Sa November 17, 2015 - 11:13

These cards look fabulous. Moder deco letters and gold embossing is really awesome together.

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yana.smakula November 18, 2015 - 11:48

thank you so much, Ana!

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Maureen Reiss November 17, 2015 - 12:01

Wow!! Gorgeous!!!!

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yana.smakula November 18, 2015 - 11:49

thank you, Maureen!

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Sue Brannan November 17, 2015 - 13:05

Oh my goodness that golc work is beautiful a nd the art deco words shown off superbly, I have bought the beautiful day stamp set and am now waiting with bated breath for the shipment to the UK!! Thank you for sharing your beautiful cards x

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yana.smakula November 18, 2015 - 11:49

awww, thank you so much, Sue! You are going to love your new stamps!

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Susi November 17, 2015 - 14:35

So retro, yet so beautiful too! Lovely set of cards – love how this new Alpha set mixes well with other fonts!

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yana.smakula November 18, 2015 - 11:50

thank you, Susi! And yes, it works so well with the other fonts and sentiments.

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Vicki F November 17, 2015 - 14:48

Just beautiful, Yana. I love Art Deco and I live in an area that is known for it’s Art Deco Architecture. Love these beautiful cards~

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yana.smakula November 18, 2015 - 11:51

oh wow! I now want to travel one day to see it all with my own eyes, never saw it in person. Thank you, Vicki!

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Janet November 17, 2015 - 20:31

What fabulous cards Yana – and prefect representation of the Art Deco designs :-)

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yana.smakula November 18, 2015 - 11:52

thank you, Janet!

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Celeste Goff November 17, 2015 - 23:55

Such gorgeous gold cards Yana!!!

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yana.smakula November 18, 2015 - 11:55

thank you, Celeste!

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KimberlyRae Forde November 18, 2015 - 01:13

Simply Gorgeous!

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yana.smakula November 18, 2015 - 11:55

Thank you, Kimberly!

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Shari November 18, 2015 - 02:55

Wow!! Those are some Gorgeous cards. I mean, seriously gorgeous. That stamp set is perfect for those cards. ♥

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yana.smakula November 19, 2015 - 10:56

awww, thank you so much, Shari!

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Linda F November 18, 2015 - 06:00

Yana your cards are absolutely stunning.

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yana.smakula November 19, 2015 - 10:57

thank you so much, Linda!

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Carol / creatingincolors November 18, 2015 - 14:22

Wow, what stunning cards! I love your design and how you merged multiple stamp sets. And the color choices just speak for themselves!

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yana.smakula November 19, 2015 - 10:57

thank you so much, Carol! I’m glad you enjoyed these!

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Kelli G November 20, 2015 - 00:36

I love the art deco design!

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