Stamp Focus: Parrot Paradise

by Svitlana Shayevich

Hi friends! Svitlana is here. Today is my turn to focus on a stamp set from the newest release and I'll be focusing on amazing Parrot Paradise Stamp Set. I'm not a big fan of summer and hot weather, I never consider tropics as the place for my vacation. With this being said I'm totally in love with this stamp set and had a blast working with it. Because it's SO good! If you're a tropics loving person you should love it even more.

6x8 Parrot Paradise 1

I created five cards using this set (told you, I had a blast ;)).

Altenew Parrot Paradise. Cards by @craftwalks

For my first card I went a traditional so to speak way of working with tropical theme. By creating a leaves background in traditional color combo – green.

Altenew Parrot Paradise. Watercolor Tropical Background. cards by @craftwalks

Onto a watercolor panel I stamped the background using outlined images from the set stamped with Limestone Dye Ink (I found this ink works the best for no line coloring).

Altenew Parrot Paradise. Watercolor Tropical Background. cards by @craftwalks

Next I watercolored all of them using different shades of green. You can use one shade, it will also look great. I just wanted to add some more interest to the background. Or you can simple stamp this background, it will be faster.

Altenew Parrot Paradise. Watercolor Tropical Background. cards by @craftwalks

After I finished the background I foam mounted the panel onto a white card base. The sentiment from the set was white embossed using Pure White Embossing Powder onto a Jet Black Cardstock rectangle and foam mounted onto the panel using black foam squares. Lastly I added several clear droplets.

Altenew Parrot Paradise. Watercolor Tropical Background. cards by @craftwalks

For the second card I also went with traditional color scheme, but with a twist.

Altenew Parrot Paradise. Gold Monstera. Card by@craftwalks

I stamped a bunch of leaves onto a Solar White Cardstock using Evergreen, Forest Glades and Frayed Leaf Dye Inks. I alternate pairs of inks used to create leaves of different colors.

Altenew Parrot Paradise. Gold Monstera. Card by@craftwalks

Also I gold embossed several monsteras onto a vellum using Antique Gold Embossing Powder and hand cut them. Gold monsteras are very trendy now, I just had to have them on a card ;)

Altenew Parrot Paradise. Gold Monstera. Card by@craftwalks

I made an A2 card base out of Solar White Cardstock and adhered the leaves onto it creating greenery cluster. Some of elements I adhered flat, some were foam mounted. I finished my card by adding a white stripe with the sentiment stamped using  Evergreen Dye Ink .

Altenew Parrot Paradise. Gold Monstera. Card by@craftwalks

The idea of my next card grew from the sentiment. I wanted to play around of words amazingly and leaf in unbe-leaf-able. There are a bunch of leaves in the set, so there were no brainer for the leaf. As far as “amazingly” goes – for me this word often is associated with bright colors, so I went with them.

Rainbow Tropical Background with Altenew Parrot Paradise. Card by @craftwalks To start off I created a colorful inked background onto an A2 card base made out of Solar White Cardstock. I used Razzleberry, Honey Drizzle, Pinkalicious, Starlight and Midnight Violet inks applied with an ink applicator. I only applied ink along the bottom and right edges of a card base, since only they would be visible.

Next I while embossed leaves all around these edged using Pure White Embossing Powder, alternating outline and solid images. When two outline images overlapped I removed powder from the overlapped area using small brush, to make them look like one is located behind the other. For solid images I did noting. As they melted together with those that were underneath.

Rainbow Tropical Background with Altenew Parrot Paradise. Card by @craftwalksI cut an angled panel out of Solar White Cardstock and muti-color stamped the sentiment onto it. Using the same inks I used to create the background. Then the panel was foam mounted onto the card base and several sequins finished off the card.

Rainbow Tropical Background with Altenew Parrot Paradise. Card by @craftwalks

This stamp set has an amazing parrot image of good size and perfect for coloring. Parrots are probably one of the most colorful birds. For my next card I wanted to create a colorful parrot which kind of bursts color all around itself.

Altenew Parrot Paradise. Colorful card with ink smooshing background. By @craftwalks

Onto a watercolor paper I first stamped a parrot using Limestone Dye Ink and then covered it with masking liquid.

After it dried I created a background using Ruby Red, Warm Sunshine, Lavender Fields, Forest Glades and Dusk Metallic Shimmer Sprays applied in smooshing technique. I used a plastic sandwich bag and was adding a bit of spray liquid onto it, spraying with a bit of water, turning it back to front and putting onto my panel. Then I was kind of massaging the sandwich bag distributing the ink where I wanted it to be. Since sandwich bag is soft and playable it gives sufficient control of where ink will go. And I did the same for all colors I wanted to add to my background.

Usually this technique is used with ink pads pressed onto a sandwich bag. Or watercolor markers, scribbled onto it. Added water creates ink puddles and helps them move better. I was using spray liquid, which is already pretty fluid. So I was adding just a little bit of water, rather to dilute it and make less intense. This is just something to keep in mind. If you add too much water you may end up with too much product that could cover the whole panel.

Altenew Parrot Paradise. Colorful card with ink smooshing background. By @craftwalksAfter my background dried completely I added several spray splatters, to give a bit more interest. Let them dry and removed the masking liquid from the parrot. Which then was colored using Artist Markers and COPICs.

To finish off my card I stamped a sentiment in black using a stamp from Totally Tropical Stamp Set, adhered the panel onto a card base and added several liquid clear droplets.

My last card for today is almost the copy of the previous one. I did all the same, but without creating smooshing background.

Altenew Parrot Paradise. Colorful card with ink splatters background. By @craftwalks

Simply added some splatters and then colored the parrot. Adhered onto a card base, added a sentiment, clear droplets … you know the drill ;)

Altenew Parrot Paradise. Colorful card with ink splatters background. By @craftwalks

So here you have 5 ideas of how this stamp set can be used. Need some more ideas? Let me know! I have several more for this awesome stamp set. But it would be too much for one blog post, so I limited them to only five ;)

S svitiana

 

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Tara Prince July 27, 2017 - 10:13

Wow!! Amazing cards!!

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Svitlana Shayevich July 28, 2017 - 09:24

Thank you a lot!

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Sylvia J July 27, 2017 - 10:16

Beautiful cards. The parrot card…AMAZING!

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Svitlana Shayevich July 28, 2017 - 09:25

Thank you, Sylvia!

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Barb macaskill July 27, 2017 - 10:19

Wow! Another MUST HAVE set! I am itching to color that glorious parrot and place it amongst a sea of tropical leaves and flowers! I can see it now! Heavenly!
I adore your cards so much Svitlana! You are SO talented! Thank you for sharing your talent with us all!

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Svitlana Shayevich July 28, 2017 - 09:41

Thank you so much, Barb!!

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Kathy H July 27, 2017 - 10:25

Awesome cards! I especially LOVE the parrots!

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Svitlana Shayevich July 28, 2017 - 10:06

Thank you, Kathy!

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Laura P. July 27, 2017 - 10:34

Hi Svitlana, You are SO incredibly talented! All of the cards are amazing. My favorites are the parrot cards, especially the one with the sprayed background, and the gold monsteras. Beautiful! Can’t wait to see what else you’ve done with this set!

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Svitlana Shayevich July 28, 2017 - 10:07

Thank you a lot, Laura!

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Teresa Doyle July 27, 2017 - 10:44

These are ALL amazing cards Svitlana. I absolutely LOVE your first one, the leaves are just beautiful as a background and the water colours you used are perfect. A fantastic job on the parrot as well. Great ideas!

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Svitlana Shayevich July 28, 2017 - 12:50

Thank you, Teresa! I think the first one is my fave too :)

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Angela Tarasenko July 27, 2017 - 10:59

Света, попугай просто потрясный!!! Акварель… шик!!! Аплодирую стоя??????????????)

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Svitlana Shayevich July 28, 2017 - 12:50

Спасибочки!!!

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Susan B July 27, 2017 - 11:29

Wow these are lovely and such beautiful colour ways, thank you for sharing the tips and your ideas x

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Svitlana Shayevich July 28, 2017 - 13:07

Thank you a lot, Susan!

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Lou Collins July 27, 2017 - 12:32

Your parrot card with the ink-smooshed background is gorgeous! Love your creations!

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Svitlana Shayevich July 28, 2017 - 13:15

Thank you!

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Toni W Harris July 27, 2017 - 12:49

Your cards are amazing!

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Svitlana Shayevich July 28, 2017 - 13:18

Thank you!

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Doris Jones July 27, 2017 - 13:01

Today I can’t pick a favourite! All the cards are so creative and each has something that I love about them.

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Svitlana Shayevich July 28, 2017 - 15:04

Thank you, Doris!

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Genevieve July 27, 2017 - 14:11

I loooooove them
Are you offering for more cards ♥️ yes please .

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Svitlana Shayevich July 28, 2017 - 15:43

Thank you, Genevieve!

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Kathy R July 27, 2017 - 14:15

One of my FAVE sets and so many possibilities as shown by Svitlana!
What a great job!
Actually I really love the water color splotches with bird! Just cool… every single one of them !

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Svitlana Shayevich July 28, 2017 - 15:49

Thank you, Kathy!

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June Fletcher July 27, 2017 - 14:29

Absolutely fabulous designs

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Svitlana Shayevich July 28, 2017 - 15:53

Thank you!

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Maureen K July 27, 2017 - 14:42

Hello Svitlana,
Wonderful stamps and you have made some amazing cards. Beautiful and vibrant.
Maureen x

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Svitlana Shayevich July 28, 2017 - 16:30

Thank you, Maureen!

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Shelly July 27, 2017 - 14:54

Oooh, these are all so pretty! Love them!

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Svitlana Shayevich July 28, 2017 - 16:35

Thank you!

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Linda S. July 27, 2017 - 18:12

I love everything you did with that stamp set. Thanks for sharing.

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Svitlana Shayevich July 28, 2017 - 16:40

Thank you a lot, Linda!

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Helen July 27, 2017 - 18:42

Svitlana, these cards are stunning. Whether traditional or vibrantly colored, the tropical stamps offer such great possibilities. You’ve used them so well. Thanks for sharing.

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Svitlana Shayevich July 28, 2017 - 16:52

Thank you, Helen!

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maria f. July 27, 2017 - 18:48

Fabulous set, fabulous cards. I really love the first one with all those luscious leaves.

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Svitlana Shayevich July 28, 2017 - 17:16

Thank you, Maria!

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Manda July 27, 2017 - 18:55

So many beautiful cards – I love the parrot ones especially, and the one with the angled panel over the colourful background!

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Svitlana Shayevich July 28, 2017 - 17:16

Thank you, Manda!

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Susi July 27, 2017 - 19:19

All of these are so lovely, Svitlana!

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Svitlana Shayevich July 28, 2017 - 17:21

Thank you, Susi!

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Jean Marmo July 27, 2017 - 20:50

So very pretty!

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Svitlana Shayevich July 28, 2017 - 17:25

Thank you!

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Robyn Dichmann July 27, 2017 - 23:06

You are so clever. First I heard of the sandwich bag method. I will try that. Thank you so much

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Svitlana Shayevich July 28, 2017 - 17:45

Thank you, Robyn!

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Em July 28, 2017 - 08:45

Love your parrot card. Beautiful background for that card.

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Svitlana Shayevich July 28, 2017 - 17:56

Thank you!

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Viola Leary July 30, 2017 - 10:29

I’m a big fan of you and your cards. Those last few are no exceptions. Your placement your colors. Everything you make appeals to my style of cardmaking. Thank you for your inspiration.

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