Pattern Stamping 4 Ways + Altenew September Release Blog Hop

Pattern Stamping 4 Ways + Altenew Hop | Nina-Marie Design

Hello crafters! Today is the Altenew September release and I am so honored to be a special guest in their celebratory blog hop! If you have already been hopping along, you should have arrived from my amazing, talented friend May Park’s blog!

Pattern Stamping 4 Ways + Altenew Hop | Nina-Marie Design

There are so many amazing new products in this release! I’ve put together a video for you that showcases a look at all the products I have from the September Altenew release. You can watch it below:

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Pattern Stamping 4 Ways + Altenew Hop | Nina-Marie Design
Pattern Stamping 4 Ways + Altenew Hop | Nina-Marie Design
Pattern Stamping 4 Ways + Altenew Hop | Nina-Marie Design
Pattern Stamping 4 Ways + Altenew Hop | Nina-Marie Design

I made four cards with the new release; all of them feature a pattern stamping technique. Pattern stamping is a really fun way to get a new look with images you may more often use as a focal point or decorative feature.

Pattern Stamping 4 Ways + Altenew Hop | Nina-Marie Design

The first card I made features the Majestic Mistletoe stamp set. This is a gorgeous stamp layering set that is really fun and easy to work with. I stamped the mistletoe with four different colors of Altenew ink: Frayed Leaf, Olive and Evergreen for the leaves and some Ruby Red for the berries.

After stamping the background, I created a sentiment using the new Happy Holidays stamp set (note, in the video I called it Halftone Holidays because that was what the packaging said, but the correct name should be Happy Holidays). The gorgeous black embossing powder is the Tonic Studios Nuvo Glitter Noir; I love how sparkly it is!

Pattern Stamping 4 Ways + Altenew Hop | Nina-Marie Design

The final finishing detail on this card was the addition of Nuvo Jewel Drops on each berry; for this I used Strawberry Coulis. The translucent, red tones of the drops once they dry are simply stunning and so bright!

SUPPLIES USED FOR THIS CARD


Pattern Stamping 4 Ways + Altenew Hop | Nina-Marie Design

The second card I made features only the awesome Happy Holidays stamp set. This card demonstrates two very important things: the versatility you can achieve with a singe stamp set and how small images can be built upon themselves to fill a larger space. I used a few Altenew inks to stamp the small images from Happy Holidays: Mountain Mist, Ruby Red, Forest Glades and Rocky Shore.

When I stamped the pattern, I made sure to first stamp my sentiment in the center. Because I was going to stamp in a circle, I needed something in the center to be a guide and anchor. From there, I stamped each band of images in a circular pattern until the entire paper was covered.

Pattern Stamping 4 Ways + Altenew Hop | Nina-Marie Design

To finish off the pattern, I used some Nuvo White Gloss Drops and added dots in between different images. Then I also attached a small sentiment banner underneath the “warm wishes” greeting in the center of the card.

Those tiny image stamps from Happy Holidays take on a whole new look when they are used to make a background pattern!

SUPPLIES USED FOR THIS CARD


Pattern Stamping 4 Ways + Altenew Hop | Nina-Marie Design

For those of you not yet ready for the holidays, I have two other cards to share that feature some bold colors and florals!

This card uses the Layered Laurel stamp set. While you can use this set to stamp some beautiful laurels in soothing greens, I decided to go completely crazy and use non-traditional colors! Suffice to say that this card is a little on the psychedelic side!

Pattern Stamping 4 Ways + Altenew Hop | Nina-Marie Design

One of my favorite aspects of this particular card is how the lighter inks reacted with the darker inks of the leaf images. Because the Layered Laurel set is a layering stamp set, I wanted to use multiple ink colors to get the maximum amount interest that I could. I chose to use Midnight Violet, Rubellite, Pink Diamond and Frosty Pink, with the darkest colors being stamped first.

By stamping the darker colors as the base layers, that meant that the lighter inks were to be stamped over top of the dark colors. When I did this and the inks dried, the lighter inks created “ghosted” effect.

Pattern Stamping 4 Ways + Altenew Hop | Nina-Marie Design

To finish off the card, I added a few Nuvo Drops around the leaves and put sentiments across the bottom of the card using a Holiday Script die and Altenew’s Bejeweled stamp set.

Pattern Stamping 4 Ways + Altenew Hop | Nina-Marie Design

SUPPLIES USED FOR THIS CARD


Pattern Stamping 4 Ways + Altenew Hop | Nina-Marie Design

For my last card, I went with a more “tropical” approach to the Layered Laurel set. I did all of my stamping on Neenah Desert Storm cardstock (for a more natural feel), and again made use of many Altenew inks; in this card I used Frayed Leaf, Bamboo, Olive and Evergreen.

Pattern Stamping 4 Ways + Altenew Hop | Nina-Marie Design

Those beautiful flower images are from Altenew’s Blooming Bouquet stamp set and worked perfectly with the tropical coloring of the leaves. Because those flowers were outline images, I used some Prismacolor colored pencils to add color and shading. For the sentiment, I used a few of the greetings from the Layered Laurel set and stamped those along the right-hand side of my panel.

Pattern Stamping 4 Ways + Altenew Hop | Nina-Marie Design

I wanted to draw out some of the white in the sentiment by using a white card base, but I did not want it to be plain white… it needed some texture.

Simon Says Stamp recently released a background stamp called Good Reading, which is a bunch of small, random lines of text. By stamping that background onto the card base with some Barely Beige ink, I was able to achieve the texture I wanted and not distract from the floral arrangements on the main panel.

SUPPLIES USED FOR THIS CARD


Pattern Stamping 4 Ways + Altenew Hop | Nina-Marie Design

I hope that you enjoyed these ideas for using your stamps to make beautiful patterns on your cards! If you haven’t already, be sure to watch the video to see how I made the first card with the Majestic Mistletoe set, as well as the video that showcases all the cards I made, plus the products I used!

KEEP HOPPING & GIVEAWAYS!

As I mentioned at the beginning of this post, I am participating in the Altenew September release blog hop! The next stop in this hop is the talented Sveta Fotinia! You can also find the entire hop list below:

Altenew Card Blog

Jennifer McGuire

Debby Hughes

Enza Gudor

Vicky Papaioannou

May Sukyong Park

Nina-Marie Trapani -that’s me! :)

Sveta Fotinia

Laura Jane

Lilith Eeckels

Dana Gong

Svitlana Shayevich

Lydia Evans

Sandra Dietrich

Nicole Picadura

Pattern Stamping 4 Ways + Altenew Hop | Nina-Marie Design

Altenew is very kind to be sponsoring giveaways to celebrate this release! Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to THREE lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog by Thursday, October 5th at 11:59 pm EDT for a chance to win. The winners will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog on Saturday, October 7th.

And as a special giveaway, Altenew is also allowing each designer in the hop to giveaway a $30 gift certificate also! If you would like to win this also, leave a comment on my blog by Thursday, October 5th at 11:59 pm EDT for a chance to win. The winners will be announced on my blog by Oct. 6th.

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By | 2017-09-30T23:44:14+00:00 September 27th, 2017|Cardmaking, Colored Pencils, Die Cutting, Guest Designer, Nuvo Drops|228 Comments

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  1. Jackie Price October 5, 2017 at 5:39 pm - Reply

    What beautiful cards!! I absolutely LOVE the layered laurels card with the nontraditional colours. I find this colour combination just stunning!! Love love love it!!! I need to get adventurous ànd try making a patterned panel with small stamps. I’ve done it with larger images but the tiny images like in your second card kind of intimidates me. I imagine myself getting tired of stamping before I should be done :-D

  2. TracyM #6773 October 5, 2017 at 7:27 am - Reply

    WOW – WONDERFUL cards!
    Such CHEERY colours and designs!
    THANK YOU for sharing your INKY AWESOMENESS :)
    … just added a bundle more stamps to my wishlist to keep the Winter Rose stamps company

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