I created three projects for today’s post, mostly holiday-related, as I love this time of the year, and I thought it might offer some inspiration for the upcoming season.
Let’s start with a gift wrapping idea.
I then made my embellishments for the top of the box. I used one of the craft dies included in the Envelope Liner Die set to cut the sprigs. I colored them by blending some Forest Glades Ink all over, and added some Evergreen Ink on the edges for more definition. Now onto my label. After stamping it with Ruby Red Ink, I die cut it and heat-embossed the sentiment from the Build-A-Flower: Poinsettia stamp set with Translucent Pearl embossing powder. Some red and natural colored twine finished the box.
For my second project, I have a Christmas tag.
Once again, you can see a combination of white and kraft cardstock. I started by heat-embossing the sentiment with Copper Crisp embossing powder, which is definitely a must-have. It is just gorgeous!!! Same color was used to heat-emboss the label onto patterned paper from the Our Family Scrapbook Collection. For the background of the tag, I created a border with some of the adorable tiny stamps in the Happy Holidays set. Forest Glades and Ruby Red were again my choice of colors.
Hello and welcome to the final day of our stamp focus for this month. I got to play with one of my favorite sets from the August release: Circled Sentiments Stamp Set. They are super versatile and really easy to use on either a scrapbook layout or a card.
For today’s post I created 3 projects with the set and each project showcases the stamp in a different way. I created a short video showing the three techniques which can be viewed at the end of this post.
- Stamp to create a background.
- Stamp and emboss.
- Stamp and create a title.
On my first project I used different circled sentiments and created a stamped background. I alternated two blue colors: Artic and Carribean Sky crisp inks and used my 12*12 stamping tool for precision. You could also stamp randomly for a more free and whimsical look.
The next technique is embossing which is really easy. I used a glue ink and stamped one of the circled sentiments onto some smooth white cardstock. I then added Altenew white embossing powder and set it using a heatgun. To create the pink-yellow background I added some Pinkalicious and Maple yellow Crisp ink and some water to a craft sheet and then dabbed the paper in the ink. I used this background to create a card.
The last technique is using the set to create a title. I chose to use the sentiment: YOU MAKE ME and added a die cut from the Script Words 2 die set. There are so many sentiments on this set which means your possibilities are endless.
You can see the different techniques I used the following video in HD on YouTube or just watch it below:
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Hi everyone! It’s Ashley with a new layout for you today, using the Basic Borders Stamp Set. This stamp set is so cute and I love that it has several designs that you can use. I wanted to create my own patterned paper with the heart border from the set. I used the Coral Berry Crisp Ink ink pad to create a watercolor effect on White card stock and stamped the hearts from the same ink color to get the look I wanted.
- Basic Borders Stamp Set
- Ink Pad
- White Cardstock
- Acrylic Block or Stamping Tool
- Paint Brush
- Clear Packaging
Once I had the stamping finished, I used my 2 inch circle punch to punch out several circles. I arranged all of the circles in the background over the black & white patterned paper from the Reflection Scrapbook Collection, and then stitched through all of the circles. The pops of pink are so fun over the black & white stripes!
Next, I thought it would be fun to add a large title over the circles and the Rainbow patterned paper was perfect for large hand-cut letters. The color really stands out against the pink circles. Finally, I completed the layout with a few embellishments from the Reflection Collection. I like to add texture and dimension with the wood buttons and wood veneers from the kit.
There is a new Process Video along with today’s layout, showing how I created the patterned paper look with the Basic Borders stamp set. You can check it out here or watch it on the Altenew YouTube channel.
This would be a fun technique to try with other stamp sets from the Altenew shop! You could also experiment with adding color. I loved the look of the tone on tone color for this layout, but mixing colors could create entirely different designs, so don’t be afraid to create your own look. Hopefully you’ve been inspired by today’s layout, and you’ll give this a try with your Altenew stamps.
Hello, it’s Lilith once again with a new layout and process video. For today’s post I decided to work with the Adore You Stamp Set and to use a “watercolor technique”.
I started by taking some white watercolor paper and added some water too it. Then I took an acrylic block and applied some ink to it. I used the new Warm & Cozy Crisp Inks.
For the background I picked one of the patterned papers from the Reflection Scrapbook Collection. To tone it down I drew half a heart onto some white cardstock and cut it out with a craft knife. I then mirrored the image to create a heart. I distressed the edges a bit to add texture and detail.
Once the watercolor paper was dry I fussy cut out the flowers with my scissors, but you could use the Adore You Coordinating Die Set if you have it .
The two design principles which I use almost all the time is the rule of three and the visual triangle. I placed three clusters of flowers over the layout in a triangle. This creates flow, balance and guides the eye over all parts of the design.
A couple of gold touches finish off the layout, as do some ink splashes. To create the gold dots I simply took some gold glitter tape from Altenew and placed it onto some paper and then I punched out a couple of tiny circles.
You can see how this layout came together in HD on You Tube or below:
Hi there! It’s Ashley and I’m so excited to share my first Altenew Design Team post with you! I am addicted to 12×12 layouts, so you will be seeing a lot of those from me. I wanted to work with the new Halftone Circles Stamp Set on this layout, and combine it with hand-stitching. I paired my stamps and stitching with the beautiful Reflection Scrapbook Collection, to get the look I wanted on today’s layout.
I love to create interesting backgrounds on my layouts, and the mix of circle sizes in the Halftone Circles stamp set, made it easy to modify the patterned paper I chose from the Reflection Scrapbook Kit. The hand-stitching adds another layer of dimension and texture to the layout.
I have a video tutorial to go along with my layout, showing all of the steps I took to create the layout. I’ll show you how I stamped my images and got the perfect hand-stitched circle around each one. You can watch the video here or on the Altenew YouTube Channel.
Mixing your stamps with other techniques is a great way to create unique looks on your projects. You could try this idea on a hand-made card, also. If you’re working with embroidery floss for stitching with your stamps, look for colors that coordinate with the products and inks you are using on your project. This will help to add a cohesive look to your project.