Hello, Altenew fans. Today, we will be taking a closer look at the Our Friendship Blooms Stamp Set from Altenew. The stamp set comes with a coordinating die and coloring stencil. Creating projects with this set is super fun and easy. I created three projects starting with a very simple one and ending with a more difficult one. Let’s have a look at our first project.
Project 1: Simple Outline Stamping
When I get layering stamps, I sometimes feel intimidated by all the layering. I’m so afraid to mess it up so I like starting with a simple project. It boosts my confidence and I’ll usually add either the layered elements to the project or create a second one.
For this project, I wanted to create a 6 by 6 inch cover for an album. I stamped the floral stamp on either side of the cardstock which comes from the Blushing Blooms 6*6 Paper Pack and has a subtle honeycomb pattern.
For my central element, I cut out a large butterfly from some floral patterned paper from the Summer Garden 6*6 Paper Pack and stamped the sentiment/title beneath it. The bright colors from the patterned paper pop off against the white honeycomb design.
Projects 2 & 3: Layering – 2 techniques
Once I felt confident enough, I got the layering images out. There are several ways to use the Our Friendship Blooms set. The first one is to use it as described in the layering guide.
- Stamp the outline image onto smooth white cardstock.
- Add the layers to the florals elements as well as the leaves. Use the layering guide in the trifold card to help you. The layering guide not only shows you how to layer the images but also gives some great color combination ideas as well as card design ideas. For my flowers, I used Northern Shore Mini Cube Crisp Inks and the leaves were stamped with inks from the Tropical Forest Ink Set.
- Cut out the bouquet with the coordinating die and cut out three to four extra shapes from a dark blue cardstock that matches the darkest shade in the stamped images. Glue the blue shapes together and adhere the stamped panel on top making sure to offset it a little to create a shadow effect.
- Cut out a panel to create a slimline card and add your bouquet.
- Stamp a sentiment from the stamp set and add a few enamel dots or other embellishment.
My favorite element in this card is the shadow effect created by the blue cardstock.
For my last project, I created a smaller slimline card. I’ll be using it as a bookmark. To create this card I skipped the first stamping step which is stamping the outline. I used the layered images to create my own little flower clusters. As I did want a bit of detail, I doodled around the leaves and in the centers of the flowers. This is a really fun way to use the set and to create separate images instead of one large bouquet.
Once again I used the Northern Shores Crisp Ink Set as well as Tropical Forest and Martian Terrain. I’ll definitely be using this technique more as I love doodling.
Which technique have you used in the past? Have you ever doodled on your projects? I’d love to know.
Have a wonderful day and happy scrapping.