Stamp Focus: Raise the Steaks

by yana.smakula

Hello everyone! This is Yana here, I'm so excited to share my Stamp Focus take on the Raise the Steaks stamp set. When I first saw this stamp set back in July I will admit, I was puzzled. I didn't know what to do with the images and how to incorporate them onto cards and I'm sure a lot of you feel the same way.

Yana Smakula | Altenew Raise the Stakes

I always love a little challenge so I decided I would do my very best to bring you some fun and fresh (and funny!) ideas for using this set. First of all I should probably say – be sure to read the sentiments in the Raise the Steaks set. Clever greetings that work amazingly well with the meat image is what makes this stamp set rock.

Yana Smakula | Altenew Raise the Stakes

I went with simple and bold designs. For my first card I stamped meat using several browns and black colors of ink, cut it out using my scissors and foam mounted onto an A2 card base created out of white cardstock. As for the sentiment I chose You Don't Just MEAT expectations, you exceed them.

Yana Smakula | Altenew Raise the Stakes

For my next projects I stamped a background pattern using one of the label images from Raise the Steaks stamp set and added RARE and WELL DONE to some. I also stamped and cut out a piece of meat, foam mounted in onto a circle and added a I Knew I'd Be Happy To MEAT You sentiment.

Yana Smakula | Altenew Raise the Stakes

Finally for my last project I decided to try stamp raw meat. I used pinks and reds and tried various color combos to create a simple square card. I added Our Love Is Rare sentiment onto one of the stakes and completed this project with some ink splatter. I think this would make up for a perfect (and unusual!) Valentine's Day card. Don't you agree?

Yana Smakula | Altenew Raise the Stakes

If you haven't yet picked this stamp set up, be sure to do so, its perfect to make cards for friends with a healthy sense of humor!

Yana Smakula | Altenew Raise the Stakes

I'd love to hear your feedback! Please drop me a comment and share some love.

S_yana

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Ruby N August 7, 2015 - 09:06

These are so cool and clever. I think this set is great for masculine cards!!

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micheleclay August 7, 2015 - 09:11

Bravo, Yana! I was really puzzled as to what to do with this set also! So glad you shared these!

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Marika August 7, 2015 - 09:12

Great work, Yana! Such a clever cards!

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Holly Saveur August 7, 2015 - 09:17

Love your cards…they are so fun..
I am not a meat lover so the set is not one I would buy..but loved how you used it!

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Marcie Rhys August 7, 2015 - 10:05

What an outrageously clever set, and your simplicity of design really lets the sentiments shine. You showed to its best advantage!

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jintyoo7 August 7, 2015 - 10:43

Too clever :-)

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Tracy S. August 7, 2015 - 11:43

Thanks for your ingenious ideas. I love your cards and I would like to use this set in the future!

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Ohhh Snap August 7, 2015 - 12:36

Such fun cards! I can see these on card size interactive flag poles too lol.

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ahappyscramper August 7, 2015 - 19:48

A great showcase of this set that I admit puzzles me a little too. Not so much after seeing these fab cards – thanks Yana!

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helenbrendan August 7, 2015 - 21:59

You did an amazing job with a rather peculiar stamp set. Kudos to you!

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Pooja August 8, 2015 - 03:21

Very Clever cards !

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kimberlyrae August 8, 2015 - 13:36

Wow! Great ideas…love what you’ve done here!

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Daria Grushina August 9, 2015 - 16:59

Amazing cards! So smart! and would be perfect for a man :)

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Pat Ladd August 9, 2015 - 19:18

You did a good coloring job on your rare steak. The sentiments definitely make this a fun stamp set.

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Daisies Girl August 11, 2015 - 11:11

Yana – these are so FABULOUS!! Love the cleverness and puns in this stamp set and you have made and styled some super excellent cards!! I am impressed with all that you did and created here!! WELL DONE – pun intended!!! Have a wonderful day!!

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yana.smakula August 13, 2015 - 04:29

thank you so much, ladies for your lovely comments! So glad you’ve enjoyed these cards!

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