Stretching your Altenew Stamps – Video!

by Therese Calvird

Hi, it's Therese here and today I have a tip on how to get more out of your stamps.  I wanted a stamped polka background and didn't have a suitable stamp to use and so I looked at what I did have and…..   out came the Teachers Rule set and an apple?

So Sweet - Detail copy

After I created my panel background I stamped and ‘messy' coloured some cute ice creams from the Way Too Sweet set and used the matching dies to cut them out.

So Sweet copy

I also die cut a window to highlight my sentiment and as a final touch added some stickles for a little shimmer.

You can see my video here or Watch it in HD at Youtube.

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Thanks so much for your visit today,



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Janet April 22, 2016 - 9:31 AM

Lovely “sweet” card Therese and the colours are very pretty :-)

conil April 22, 2016 - 11:16 AM

Dare I say, how sweet this card is…love the soft tones and imperfect coloring. Adds so much to the finished project.

Suzanne Webb April 22, 2016 - 1:01 PM

Great tip, I would have never thought about an apple for a large polka dot, brilliant!

Harriet April 22, 2016 - 4:23 PM

You are so inventive. Your card is wonderful, the ice cream cones are excellent.

Leanne in CA April 22, 2016 - 7:33 PM

So cute! Love the pastels and ice cream cones. Thanks for the awesome video!!

Maureen Reiss April 22, 2016 - 10:41 PM

Really “Cool” card!! Soooo “Sweet”!!! lol

maria f. April 26, 2016 - 12:01 PM

An absolute dream in sherbet colors!

Viola Leary April 18, 2017 - 10:31 AM

That card is adorable. I love the idea of using stamps in a different way. Thanks for the inspiration. I also love the cheat of placing your sentiment. It’s so much easier and no one will know the difference, it’s brilliant. I really enjoy your blog

Therese April 18, 2017 - 5:19 PM

thanks so much Viola


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