Stretch The Watercolor Frames Stamp

by Virginia Lu

Hello Altenew friends! It's Virginia here. I am taking this chance to highlight one of those amazing background stamps that Altenew has to offer. There are so many awesome floral-layering stamps, dies and stencils. BUT, what about those abstract-looking stamps? I am sharing two examples with Watercolor Frames Stamp and hopefully, this will post will get you inspired and that you would want to ink up the background stamp right away!

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With Under the Cherry Blossom Stamp set, you can easily stamp it with Watercolor Frame.

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This is a one layer card and yet it has fabulous depth thanks to the “sunlight” in the background. I started with stamping the solid watercolor frame with Warm Sunshine Crisp Dye Ink and Buttercream Crisp Dye Ink. 

I stamped the scene with my favorite inks: Rose Petal Oval Set and Coffee Break Oval Set.

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The best thing about Watercolor Frames Stamp? You absolutely do not have to worry about lining it up. With the warm glow in the background, the bird just “sings”!!

My next card is to incorporate Watercolor Frames Stamp into part of the design.

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Isn't the “wreath” beautiful?

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I love stamping wreaths. The Watercolor Frame comes with lovely circles and is perfect for inking up a wreath. I stamped it with Volcano Crisp Dye Ink from Sea Shore Crisp Dye Oval Set and Bamboo Crisp Ink from Tropical Forest Oval Set. A strange color combination, but they totally work, right?

The flowers from “Adore You” complements the wreath so nicely. I popped one flower up for interest and extra dimension.
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Of course, the black and white stripe paper from Reflection Paper Pad makes the stamped image pop! I surely hope you would now look through your Altenew background stamps with fresh eyes!  Don't forget to join the June Stencil Release Blog Hop. There is still time to comment for a chance to win. I am so glad that you stopped by today!

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KimMJ June 16, 2017 - 09:07

Simply stunning! I see many uses for this set now. Thanks for the inspiration

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Virginia L. June 16, 2017 - 11:18

Thank you! Glad that you feel inspired!

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Karen Gerek June 16, 2017 - 09:58

Great inspiration Virginia. I especially love your cherry blossom card. The colors just “sing”!

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Virginia L. June 16, 2017 - 11:21

Thanks for noticing that the colors SING :)

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Jean Marmo June 16, 2017 - 10:13

BEautiful!

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Virginia L. June 16, 2017 - 11:21

Thank you, Jean!!!

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Jane June 16, 2017 - 10:17

Absolutely stunning, love Jane x

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Virginia L. June 16, 2017 - 11:22

I appreciate your high praise. Thank you!

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Tara Prince June 16, 2017 - 10:26

Beautiful!

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Virginia L. June 16, 2017 - 11:23

Hello Tara, thank you so much!

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Harriet June 16, 2017 - 10:39

Such lovely cards, unique….’Under the Cherry’ is gorgeous.

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Virginia L. June 16, 2017 - 11:23

Thank you for being so encouraging and sweet, Harriet!

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Conil June 16, 2017 - 10:47

Always a treat to see the colors you use. You’re so brave about mixing them and the end results are consistently beautiful.

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Virginia L. June 16, 2017 - 11:25

Your comment makes me smile BIG, Coni!

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Stacey Kowbel June 16, 2017 - 10:53

Such a great stamp set. Your examples are absolutely wonderful!

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Virginia L. June 16, 2017 - 11:26

You can’t go wrong with a background stamp like this, Stacey. All you need to do is add colors! Thank you!

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Christy Malone June 16, 2017 - 10:55

Beautiful cards! Thank you for sharing ideas for how to use these!

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Virginia L. June 16, 2017 - 11:27

Thank you so much, Christy!

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Denise Bryant June 16, 2017 - 11:51

Awesome use of the Watercolor Frames stamp set! Love the sun and the wreath! Beautiful cards!

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Virginia L. June 16, 2017 - 11:52

Thank you, Denise! I appreciate that you stop by!

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Sheila H June 16, 2017 - 12:16

Your designs are totally fabulous, Virginia. Your creativity is limitless!

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Virginia L. June 16, 2017 - 13:11

Thank you SO much, Sheila!

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Maureen Reiss June 16, 2017 - 13:15

Soooo creative!!! Beautiful cards!!!

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Virginia L. June 16, 2017 - 13:43

Aw…, Maureen! Thank you!

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Shelly June 16, 2017 - 13:21

Simply BEAUTIFUL, Virginia!

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Virginia L. June 16, 2017 - 13:44

Always glad that you stop by, Shelly! :)

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Kathy S June 16, 2017 - 13:28

Oh that is very clever. I love how you combined the stamp sets.

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Virginia L. June 16, 2017 - 13:45

Thank you, Kathy! Stamping is fun, especially when you see the possibilities in these stamps. :)

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Eileen Schuller June 16, 2017 - 13:54

You inspire virtually endless possibilities for this somewhat humble stamp set. I can see the simplicity of the circular “spray” one as a background for any saying. Lovely, simply lovely. Thank you for your time, talent and generosity.

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Virginia L. June 16, 2017 - 15:43

Eileen, your thoughtful and generous comment touches my heart. Thank you!!

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Marsha D June 16, 2017 - 14:05

Love this set. I don’t do water coloring but love the looks of it. This looks like a great set for me. Love your cards. Such pretty colors.

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Virginia L. June 16, 2017 - 15:44

Well said, Marsha! This set helps “cheat” the look without the fuss. :)

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Teresa Doyle June 16, 2017 - 14:58

Oh Virginia, how beautiful are these??? Great cards!

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Virginia L. June 16, 2017 - 15:45

You are so sweet, Teresa! I appreciate you!

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Super Stick Chick June 16, 2017 - 15:03

So clever! Love your sun!!!!

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Virginia L. June 16, 2017 - 15:45

Yeah, the “sun” is my favorite part, too!

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Sue LD June 16, 2017 - 15:16

Thanks for sharing how to creatively use these stamps.

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Virginia L. June 16, 2017 - 15:46

You are welcome, Sue! Thank you!

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Sandy M June 16, 2017 - 18:22

Never would have looked at that stamp and seen a wreath. Beautiful! And I love the sun on the first card. Really sets off the branches and tiny bird.

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Virginia L. June 16, 2017 - 20:46

Thank you, Sandy! Happy to know that you see what I see! :)

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Helen June 16, 2017 - 21:07

Great ideas for using those stamps, Virginia. New and different combinations and designs are always so helpful. Thanks for sharing them.

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Virginia Lu June 16, 2017 - 21:09

Thank you for the kind comment, Helen!

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Billie A June 16, 2017 - 23:16

Very pretty cards. Love the stamps and your color choices.

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Virginia Lu June 16, 2017 - 23:36

Hi Billie, thank you for the sweet comment!

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Barb macaskill June 16, 2017 - 23:24

You have opened my eyes to the endless possibilities for these stamps! Now I am rethinking my decision not to buy these! Thanks for the inspiration!

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Virginia Lu June 16, 2017 - 23:38

I am pleased to know that this post makes you think twice(haha), Barb! Thank you!

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Hamutal Shafrir June 17, 2017 - 01:59

How beautiful! Thank you for great inspiration!

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Virginia L. June 17, 2017 - 14:39

Thank you, Hamutal!

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Rebecca Yahrling June 17, 2017 - 09:05

What a stunning card! I love birds and cherry blossoms and wreaths! This Watercolor Frames set is really fabulous … onto the wish list it goes. lol

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Rebecca Yahrling June 17, 2017 - 09:07

I meant to say “stunning cards” – they are both so beautiful.

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Virginia L. June 17, 2017 - 14:40

Thanks so much for the thoughtful comments, Rebecca!

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Doris Jones June 17, 2017 - 10:52

Those are a few of my favourite things ……… I love what you did! Such bright and uplifting happy cards!

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Virginia L. June 17, 2017 - 14:41

Thank you for saying that. SO happy to know that you like them, Doris!

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janet June 17, 2017 - 10:54

Beautiful cards Virginia, splendid use of the these graphic images. So clever :-)

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Virginia L. June 17, 2017 - 14:42

Thank you, Janet!! You are so sweet! :)

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Katie L June 19, 2017 - 17:20

The wreath design is so amazing!! So inspiring, and very creative use of the stamps.

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Virginia L. June 19, 2017 - 17:47

Thanks you so much for your positive feedback! I really appreciate it!

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