Stamp Focus: New York

by Svitlana Shayevich

Hi friends!

Svitlana is here. Today I will be featuring the recently released New York Stamp Set. This set has one main, so to speak, image of the NYC skyline and many sentiments that go along with it. They can be used in both cardmaking and scrapbooking.

6x8 New York 1I live in NYC and really love this city, so this set was right up my alley. I made three cards using this set.

Altenew New York Svitlana ShayevichFIRST CARD

For my first card, I went with a chalkboard look. Because, why not? And, also, because I basically use any excuse to make a chalkboard card.

So first I white embossed the main image and the sentiment onto a Jet Black Cardstock. I used my mini MISTI for stamping.

Altenew New York Svitlana Shayevich Chalkboard 01Then I shifted the panel a bit to the top and to the left (by “a bit” I meant literally a hair shift) and stamped both the sentiment and image using a white pigment ink. Next, I took a paper towel, pressed it into the white ink pad and smudged the ink all over the panel.

Altenew New York Svitlana Shayevich Chalkboard 02Then I adhered the black panel onto a bigger red panel, with a slight twist, and then adhered the red one onto a white card base.

Altenew New York Svitlana Shayevich Chalkboard 03Lastly, I adhered a small heart die-cut onto the card.


For my next card, I grabbed a background I already had on hand. You know, all those stamped images, die-cuts, backgrounds that we make and end up not using in a card they were made for and put aside to “use later”. I store those for years. Recently, I try to use that stash more often. So the background I used for this card was made with Artist Markers Re-inkers using a water-marbling technique. I did a video for this technique when the re-inkers were released, you can find it on my blog if you're interested.

Altenew New York Svitlana Shayevich Marble 01First, I took the background and stamped the image onto it using Jet Black Crisp Dye Ink.

Altenew New York Svitlana Shayevich Marble 02I foam mounted the panel onto a white card base and popped a sentiment stamped with the Ruby Red Crisp Dye Ink onto it.


For my last card, I did a little bit of masking, as I wanted to do multi-color stamping. I simply stamped the image onto a printing paper sheet and roughly cut out the Statue of Liberty and the city skyline (without the bridge) out of it.

Then, again using the MISTI, I first stamped the image using the Mountain Mist Crisp Dye Ink. I did very light stamping as I just wanted to see where to apply masks.

Altenew New York Svitlana Shayevich Masking 01Then I covered the city skyline with its mask and stamped two more times with Mountain Mist Crisp Dye Ink, only inking the statue.

I then removed the mask from the skyline, covered the statue with its mask, and stamped the city with Starlight Crisp Dye Ink.

After that, I covered the city and stamped the bridge using Jet Black Crisp Dye Ink. I removed all the masks and in some areas of the bridge where I didn't get distinct stamping (as I did very quick rough masks), I colored those areas with the Jet Black Artist Marker.

Altenew New York Svitlana Shayevich Masking 02Next, I masked off the area where the houses are and inked the bottom part with Starlight Crisp Dye Ink to create kind of a body of water.

Lastly, I adhered the panel onto a blue panel of a bigger size, which in turn was adhered onto a white card base. I added a sentiment, stamped on a white strip and added several blue crystals.

I hope you like my cards and like the New York Stamp Set as much as I do. Have a wonderful day!

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lisa808 December 15, 2018 - 10:42 AM

Awesome cards! The masked one is my favorite.

barbara lassiter December 15, 2018 - 10:58 AM

Amazing cards from this stamp set that I thought might be limited in it’s usage. You proved me wrong! :)

Ingrid Baak December 15, 2018 - 11:14 AM

Wat een leuke gave kaarten ontzettend mooi gemaakt ?

Henriëtte December 15, 2018 - 1:45 PM

Wow Svitlana what an awesome cards with this stamp set. When I saw this set on release day I thought, “how do you make this on a card without living in NY” But you did a awesome job and showed that it is not only for people who love New York! Thank you so much for sharing.

Andrea Hastilow December 15, 2018 - 4:32 PM

Looks like you had an awesome time creating all these. Gorgeous different looks.

Mary G December 15, 2018 - 6:57 PM

Great cards! This was the stamp set I was initially drawn to, as I am from “upstate” NY. Thanks for sharing.


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