How to Use Bold Alphabet Die Set with Floral Stamps

by Virginia Lu

Hello Altenew friends! This is Virginia . I am excited to share a special Altenew project with you. This time, I tackled the Bold Alphabet Die Set. Previously, I made celebratory banners with this great die set (see here) for my daughter's successful defense of her PhD thesis! Like many of you, I LOVE my floral stamps and could never be tired of using them. However, incorporating a floral stamp set with the Bold Alphabet Dies seems tricky. With my simple example, I hope this will kick start your creativity and perhaps inspire you to give it a try!

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I love creating fun and personalized sentiment. I thought it would be cool to use the letter “U” and “R” and combine them with “simply amazing ” from “More than Words“.

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Here's the break-down of my creative process:
1. stamp the images (like you normally would). In this case, I stamped the rose and leaves.
2. plan out your placement of sentiment and spacing of the dies, line up the dies with a ruler (if necessary) . Use Washi tape to secure them.
3. die cut and punch out the image (don't freak out here!!). Die cut some more with white card stock/scrap pieces.
4. stack and adhere 3-4 pieces and position the dies back to where they were.
5. embellish.

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Of course, the new Build-a Flower Rose is perfect for designs like this. Whether you are a beginner or advanced in layered  stamping, the hidden sentiment (letters, in this case) is very forgiving with this technique. No stress allowed! You can definitely use it with all the other alphabet dies (see here) or sentiment dies (see here).
Inks used in this card: Warm and Cozy Oval/Mini Cube, Green Fields Oval/Mini Cube, Pocketful of Sunshine Oval/Mini Cube, Volcano Lake Crisp Dye InkCaramel Toffee Metallic Shimmer Spray (for splattering).

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With the Warm Sunshine Envelope , This card is on its way to someone special! Thank you so much for your feedback and comments. I appreciate each one of them. Have a beautiful day!BlogFooter VirginiaLu

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Patricia Higgins September 21, 2017 - 10:28

What a gorgeous card and a great idea! Thank you!

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Karthikha Uday September 21, 2017 - 10:32

Beautiful card :)

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Tara Prince September 21, 2017 - 11:07

So very pretty!

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Sharon Mattingly September 21, 2017 - 11:15

Beautiful card and what a fun idea!

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HJ September 21, 2017 - 11:23

Love this colorful card.

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Greta H September 21, 2017 - 11:47

You’ve made me put that rose set on my wishlist, Virginia! Great example of the camouflage technique–a truly gorgeous card! Congrats to your daughter on her accomplishment!

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Marie Siler September 21, 2017 - 11:51

Just beautiful! I’ve been wanting these bold alphabet dies for a while now. Sold!

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Harriet September 21, 2017 - 13:34

Altenew, Virginia has made your die and stamp set simply sing!!!

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Henriëtte September 21, 2017 - 15:16

I love the Rose stamp, so this is a favorite card for me, nice colours and great idea for the sentiments. Thanks you.

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Helen September 21, 2017 - 19:20

Another beautiful card, Virginia. I always enjoy seeing what you create and learning a new technique along the way. This new rose set is so lovely.and the bold letters U R are such a clever addition. Thanks for sharing this.

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Barb macaskill September 21, 2017 - 19:57

Beautiful card! I love the orange and yellow flowers! They really grab the eye! I am in the process of making a card very similar to this right now! As soon as granddaughter gets in her bed I am headed back to my craft oasis to finish it! TFS!

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Teresa Doyle September 21, 2017 - 20:52

What amazing colours Virginia. Love Altenew’s florals, so beautiful.

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Candy September 22, 2017 - 00:30

Beautiful card!! Thank you for showing us this technique :o)

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Cynthia Johnson September 22, 2017 - 04:03

What a gorgeous card. I love the brilliant colors and that technique!

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Patti G September 22, 2017 - 06:48

What a cute idea!!

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