Stamp Focus: Rain or Shine Stamp Set

by Svitlana Shayevich

Hello everyone! Svitlana is here today focusing on the Rain or Shine Stamp Set from the new release.

I should confess. I'm not really a weather card person. Flowers are more my thing. I don't think I ever made a card weather related. Well … until now! With this set I had a blast and all I want to do now is weather cards.

When I saw it immediately fell in love with it. This is a bigger set (I personally love big stamps), suitable not only for cardmaking but for scrapbook and other bigger projects. It has such realistic images, that can be used not only for weather cards. As usual I'll be sharing three cards made using this set.

@altenew Rain or Shine. Cards by @s_shayevich

The first card is more traditional I'd say. Clean and bright.

@altenew Rain or Shine. Card by @s_shayevich

To start off I stamped sun rays onto an A2 card base made out of Solar White Cardstock using Warm Sunshine Crisp Ink.

Then I stamped the Sun, using Mango Smoothie Crisp Ink first, and then adding dimension by stamping over with Warm Sunshine Crisp Ink using rock-and-roll technique. After that the Sun was die cut using the matching die from Rain and Shine Die Set.

I stamped three clouds using Sea Glass, Ocean Waves, Desert Night and Dusk Crisp Inks and also die cut them using the matching dies.

@altenew Rain or Shine. Card by @s_shayevich

I stamped the sentiment from Rain or Shine Stamp Set using Mocha Crisp Ink. Lastly I assembled my card by adhering the clouds and Sun. I foam mounted all elements, using both thin and regular foam squares, to add multi layer dimension to my card.

The second card is my favorite from these three. Here I was trying to make as realistic storm scene as possible. Which was so easy to do having such realistic stamps.

First I stamped the clouds in the top part of a Solar White cardstock panel. I was using Soft Lilac, Lavender Fields, Deep Iris and Midnight Violet Crisp Inks for the lighter cloud and Lavender Fields, Deep IrisMidnight Violet and Jet Black Crisp Inks for the darkest ones.

@altenew Rain or Shine. Card by @s_shayevich
Also I stamped the “ground” in the bottom part using Jet Black Crisp Ink and the bottom most solid layer of the cloud.

I inked the whole panel using Deep IrisMidnight Violet and Jet Black Crisp Inks , making my inking darker on the sides.

Next I put my panel aside for a couple of hours to let ink dry completely. You can use a heat gun if you don't want to wait. I usually don't want to spend time on this and prefer it to just air dry, while I'm working on some other project.

After it was completely dry I white embossed a couple of lightnings… Can we have a moment and talk about the lightning stamp? How cool it is!!! I just cannot stop admiring it. And I see that it can be not only used as a lightning, but also as a spooky tree branches. I already have one Halloween idea in mind using it.

Ok, back to the card. Lastly I white embossed the sentiment and foam mounted the panel onto a white card base.

@altenew Rain or Shine. Card by @s_shayevich

I tend to make darker cards more, then lighter ones. But sometimes they can be too dark and too dramatic. To balance the darkness I use a white card base and also cut the panel a half inch smaller from each side. This allow me to still work within my beloved darker color scheme, but have a lighter finished product.

My last card is not related to the weather at all. It's one of the many cases this set can be used for.

First seeing this stamp set I immediately saw the marble opportunity in the layers of clouds. Marble textures are so hot right now. If you're following design trends you know about it. In the past I tried replicating marble texture using watercolor. But I'm not so good in coloring, so wasn't happy with the result. Plus, I'm more stamping, then coloring girl. And this set is the answer for all my marble desires.

To start off I cut and scored an A2 card base out of Solar White Cardstock and stamped the marble background onto it using Limestone, Silver Stone, Industrial Diamond and Pure Graphite Crisp Inks.

@altenew Rain or Shine. Card by @s_shayevichI was mostly using two middle layers of the cloud to stamp the pattern. I didn't align them one on top of another as I'd do for the clouds. Instead just stamped in different directions building the marble design.

The gold veins were made by gold embossing the top cloud layer.

@altenew Rain or Shine. Card by @s_shayevich

To finish the card of I die cut the sentiment using Thanks Die out of Gold Mirror Cardstock and adhered in onto the card. I didn't want to add any other embellishments to it, as I wanted my marble design to stand out.

I think such design can work for a masculine card, for a boss card, as well as for a girl boss card (marble with gold are so popular among girls bosses :))

Here you have three examples of how the new Rain or Shine Stamp Set can be used.

S svitiana

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Chrisann Majernik March 23, 2017 - 10:17

Jaw dropping! Gorgeous cards ❤

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Svitlana Shayevich March 24, 2017 - 10:32

Thank you, Chrisann!

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Teresa Doyle March 23, 2017 - 10:20

These are awesome cards Svitlana. I especially like the lightening card, its so pretty PLUS there is no storm I love more than a good thunder & lightening storm! (I know, kind of weird, right? But its true!)

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Svitlana Shayevich March 24, 2017 - 10:38

Thank you, Teresa!
I like good storm with lightnings and thunder too! Maybe it’s weird, so then I prefer to be weird haha

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Rita Maria Castillo G March 23, 2017 - 10:40

I love all of the stamp sets, specially the Rain or Shine clear stamp set, along with the Family Matters clear stamp set. Cards are all inspiring and beautiful. You are all super creative. Can´t wait to get my first Altenew stamp set!

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Svitlana Shayevich March 24, 2017 - 15:03

Thank you a lot, Rita!

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Susi March 23, 2017 - 10:44

I don’t know how this new set escaped my notice, but you’ve definitely shown me how amazing it is with your lovely cards, Svitlana! TFS

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Svitlana Shayevich March 24, 2017 - 15:17

Thank you a lot, Susi! I’m so happy that my cards got your interested in this set.

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Kelli Needham March 23, 2017 - 10:45

Beautiful cards, I just love how versatile your three cards are! I would have never imagined the marbled look for the background! This set is absolutely on my wish list now! Thanks for sharing your talent with us.

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Svitlana Shayevich March 24, 2017 - 15:51

Thank you a lot, Kelli!
I think because I was looking for something to make a marble background, as I’m kind of hooked on everything trendy, I immediately saw this opportunity in these stamps :)

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Tasnim March 23, 2017 - 10:49

These card are fantastic!! Love the creative use if the cloud stamp to create marble texture. The second card looks so realistic, love it! And the first card is just so clean and happy, sure to make someone smile! :)

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Svitlana Shayevich March 27, 2017 - 13:01

Thank you a lot, Tasnim! This set is absolutely amazing!

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Lagene March 23, 2017 - 11:08

Absolutely gorgeous projects, I especially love the lightning scene!

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Svitlana Shayevich March 28, 2017 - 06:30

Thank you a lot, Lagene!

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Tara Prince March 23, 2017 - 11:30

Gorgeous cards!!

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Svitlana Shayevich March 29, 2017 - 13:50

Thank you, Tara!

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Karenb Smee March 23, 2017 - 11:39

Love your cards – especially the lightning one! Initially, I thought the lightning was a branch! Thanks for the chance to win.

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Svitlana Shayevich March 29, 2017 - 15:48

Thank you a lot, Karenb!

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Gilda (McStamper) March 23, 2017 - 11:42

Your cards are amazing and beautiful. My favorite is the lightening. Thanks so much for sharing your fantastic inspiration.

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Svitlana Shayevich March 29, 2017 - 16:43

Thank you a lot, Gilda!

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Maureen Reiss March 23, 2017 - 11:57

Awesome cards!!! Love the purple lightning card!!!

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Svitlana Shayevich March 29, 2017 - 16:44

Thank you, Maureen. I love this card the most too. It took me some effort to make it, but was totally worth it!

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Anne Sturgeon March 23, 2017 - 12:09

These cards are so wonderful! This weather set is on my wish list, but, now that you have shown these beauties… it will fly out of stock. Thanks for sharing your work, lovely as always.

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Svitlana Shayevich April 6, 2017 - 13:21

Thank you a lot, Anne!

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Tracey Magner March 23, 2017 - 12:25

OH MY….. STUNNING !!!!!!!! Your cards are all so beautiful, I know you said you don’t do weather cards, well guess what..You DO NOW. YOU ROCK. That purple one was out of this world, it was just AMAZING !

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Bonnie March 23, 2017 - 12:44

I wanted this set as soon as I saw it as I love to make scene cards. However now that I have seen these fantastic cards I have so many more ideas. Also how you turned clouds into marble is pure genius!

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Svitlana Shayevich April 6, 2017 - 14:02

Thank you a lot, Bonne!

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Melissa Friedrich March 23, 2017 - 14:25

GORGEOUS cards, love all the different looks!

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Svitlana Shayevich April 6, 2017 - 14:15

Thank you, Melissa!

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Billie A March 23, 2017 - 14:57

Wow this is so cool. Really different stamp set and I love it. So many awesome sentiments can work with this beautiful background. It’s on my wish list. Thanks for showing these beautiful cards.

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Svitlana Shayevich April 6, 2017 - 14:17

I’m so glad you liked them. Thank you, Billie!

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Tammy B March 23, 2017 - 16:56

I looked past this set during the release but wow! Your cards are making me think again! Love the stormy card the most!

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Svitlana Shayevich April 6, 2017 - 14:19

Thank you, Tammy! It’s a great stamp set!

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HelenK March 23, 2017 - 22:44

Those are great cards, you are amazing, Svitlana!

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Svitlana Shayevich April 6, 2017 - 15:40

Thank you, Helen!

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Barbara J. Baxter March 23, 2017 - 23:26

Svitlana, I LOVE your faux marblized card! It is fantastic! Thanks for sharing.

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Svitlana Shayevich April 6, 2017 - 15:44

Thank you, Barbara!

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Kirsty Vittetoe March 23, 2017 - 23:33

Awesome!

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Svitlana Shayevich April 6, 2017 - 15:52

Thank you!

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Nan Miller March 24, 2017 - 01:26

Love the engineers set!

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Svitlana Shayevich April 6, 2017 - 15:55

It’s a great set. I love it too :)

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Geri Clark March 24, 2017 - 02:41

Amazing how realistic the lightning card is. Love is stamp set.

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Svitlana Shayevich April 6, 2017 - 15:55

Thank you a log, Geri!

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Shari A. March 24, 2017 - 04:39

Love love love them. ???

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Svitlana Shayevich April 6, 2017 - 15:57

Thank you, Shari!

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Patty Frank March 24, 2017 - 07:05

Love the rain or shine stamp set and the amazing card designs!!!

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Svitlana Shayevich April 6, 2017 - 15:59

Thank you a lot, Patty!

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jan metcalf March 24, 2017 - 07:59

Thank you for the beautiful cards! I am in love with this set because it is so different from what is presently available in the stamping world, and the sentiments are brilliant!

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Svitlana Shayevich April 6, 2017 - 16:02

Thank you a lot, Jan. You’re right, this set is absolutely unique!

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Gail Plaskiewicz March 24, 2017 - 22:38

My favorite is the one with the lightening because it looks so real. I love cards that look realistic. I also love the card with the sun and the sun rays on the card because they are my favorite color, yellow. I just had to comment on these beautiful cards!

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Svitlana Shayevich April 6, 2017 - 16:04

Thank you a lot, Gail. I think the most I enjoy making realistic cards :)

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Barb macaskill March 31, 2017 - 13:20

As soon as I saw this post I rushed over to the shop and placed my order for the stamps and dies! My order is on its way to me and I am totally excited to get it! Thanks for giving me a new look at this set!

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Svitlana Shayevich April 6, 2017 - 16:32

It’s such a pleasure to read this. I think this set is must have. Have fun playing with your new goodies!

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Bertha April 9, 2017 - 11:17

These are such great cards Svitlana. The lightning card is so realistic. I love the touch of white to lighten up the dark card. I also love the innovative way you used the stamps to create the ground and the marble background. Really beautiful work!

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