Stamp Focus: Pattern Play Diamond

by Virginia Lu

Hello Altenew friends! It's Virginia here! I am excited to share some projects with the new May release. Among the stamp sets, the Pattern Play Diamond is a powerhouse for background stamping.

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The trendy and modern diamond shapes are perfect for any simple or sophisticated designs. I hope today's post will give you some creative ideas on using background stamps like this.

May 25th release EP dies and stamps1Let's start with simple stamping. I chose a few colors from our Altenew Inks (Tropical Forest Oval and Summer Afternoon Oval) and started stamping away.
The overlapping of the diamonds with the solid stamps add oomph and interest. I chose the sentiment from “Engineers Rules” because this makes such an awesome masculine card!

My next card incorporates the NEW amazing Embossing Powder! The Golden Peach Crisp Embossing Powder truly SHINES in this diamond-studded card.

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I also used Orange Cream Card Stock to enhance the over all design.

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The sentiment “You add creativity to my life” (Crafty Friends) can be used for so many occasions, not just for crafty friends. Teacher Appreciation is one of them!

Background stamping is not restricted for plain card stock only. Here I used the pattern paper from the New Day Card Kit.

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The new Altenew Pure White Crisp Embossing Powder highlights all the white elements. The diamonds compliment the flower elements and colors beautifully.

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This card was fun to create since it requires simple embossing only.

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My 4th (and last) card expands on the idea on using Pattern Play Diamond more than just a background stamp. It provides an important design element for the stamped images.

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The tulips from Budding Thanks are gorgeous against the stamped diamond. I stamped each solid diamond separately to match the tulips' colors.

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Don't you love it when you can create background and focal images with just inks?

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Hope you enjoy seeing my various samples with Pattern Play Diamond Stamp Set. Keep this stamp set in mind when you create special masculine and feminine cards. It really is versatile. Thanks so much for stopping by!BlogFooter VirginiaLu


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Clara May 27, 2017 - 9:59 AM

This new Pattern Play Diamond stamp set from Altenew is fabulous! I love all the different ways the designers have been using it. It will be a staple in so many craft rooms!

Sue LD May 27, 2017 - 10:14 AM

Wonderful variety of cards using the diamond stamp.

janet May 27, 2017 - 10:17 AM

Hello Virginia,

Beautiful examples of what can be done with the “Diamond” stamps. LOVE how you have highlighted some of it’s versatility :-)

Jan Castle May 27, 2017 - 10:28 AM

Very pretty…and you used this ‘Diamond’ stamp in so many ways!
Paper Hugs,

Teresa Doyle May 27, 2017 - 11:02 AM

Beautiful cards! I am already wanting this stamp and now it has crept its way up on my wish list! Thanks Virginia :)

Trudie May 27, 2017 - 12:00 PM

Loved your cards. Thank you for sharing.

Shelly May 27, 2017 - 12:25 PM

These are all so pretty!

Maureen Reiss May 27, 2017 - 1:37 PM

Sooo different!!! Really Awesome cards!!!!

Joleen May 27, 2017 - 1:57 PM

Wow, love the creativity!! Beautiful work!!

Harriet May 27, 2017 - 2:16 PM

Virginia has created wonderful cards. Really extraordinary.

Helen May 27, 2017 - 7:19 PM

Four creatively done cards, Virginia. They truly showcase the versatility of this diamond work. Thanks for share.

Lisascreativeniche May 27, 2017 - 7:55 PM

So many beautiful cards using one set! I’m totally loving the rainbow background with the white stamping!

Billie A May 27, 2017 - 11:06 PM

Wow what beautiful cards. Love the design and stamps.

Sylvia/Little Treasures May 28, 2017 - 10:47 AM

Leaving some love for the great variety on using these stamps. I love the tuplip one, the colors are so bright and cheery. Thanks for sharing your great talents. Enjoy the weekend.

Preeti D. May 28, 2017 - 10:54 AM

gorgeous inspiration!!

Alison Heikkila May 28, 2017 - 11:26 AM

Loving this new stamp set. And all of your cards are beautiful, Virginia!

Denise Bryant May 28, 2017 - 12:51 PM

Pretty cards! Love this Diamond pattern!

Cristina May 29, 2017 - 7:15 AM

Wonderful examples…

Viola Leary May 29, 2017 - 12:00 PM

I love your cards. I think this design stamp would work great for masculine cards. This is a great release. Think you for your ideas.

Tara Prince May 31, 2017 - 2:21 PM

Love the pattern!


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