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!

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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

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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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228 Responses

  1. Avatar Tracy says:

    I LOVE the third one, so vibrant!

  2. Avatar Katherine S says:

    Love these gorgeous cards using this awesome new release Nina! I can see myself getting a ton of use out of the Happy Holidays set in particular. Your coloured pencil work is amazing on the card using the layered laurel and blooming bouquet sets. Love that tropical feel!

  3. Avatar Barb MacAskill says:

    All 4 of your cards are lovely! I especially love the last two! The pink and purple Layered Laurels are stunning as are the gorgeous yellow flowers on the final card! TFS!

  4. Avatar Lauri Bacalzo says:

    There are so many wonderful options with the new release!
    I love the bight colors you used on all your cards.
    Thank you for sharing your talents!

  5. Avatar Tara Prince says:

    Great card ideas! I love the purple wishing card~

  6. Avatar joy meadows says:

    Such a pretty set of cards!! Love the psychedelic one!!! LOL

  7. Avatar Jeanne Beam says:

    Love all your cards,they are so beautiful. Thanks for sharing….

  8. Avatar Aash says:

    Thanks for sharing these lovely cards.

  9. Avatar Donna Ligon says:

    they are all very cute!

  10. Avatar Stef Perry says:

    All your cards are so lovely! Thanks for sharing your imaginative ways ofnusing the various stamp sets!

  11. Avatar Cindy Beach says:

    LOVE your beautiful array of cards with the new release, Nina-Marie. My favorite has to be the mistletoe Christmas card!

  12. Avatar Michele F says:

    NinaMarie, every project is fabulous… those with the Mistletoe and Laurel are ticking all of my boxes!
    =]

  13. Avatar Riecy says:

    I really like your pink laurels card…I love bright!

  14. Avatar Angela V says:

    WOW – what inspiration! Wonderful choice of colors and you’ve given us many options and no excuses for not ordering the new releases and getting started on our own! thanks!

  15. Avatar Debbie P says:

    I love your cards. The mistletoe is mt favorite stamp set

  16. Avatar Sobia Shahab says:

    your layered laurel designs are beautiful!

  17. Avatar Maria B says:

    I like your mistletoe card with the cheerful berries.

  18. Avatar Cheryl Cain says:

    I love these new stamp sets, the mistletoe is one of my absolute favorites. Beautiful cards!

  19. Avatar Deb Case says:

    You always create magical cards. Thank you.

  20. Avatar Maureen Killen says:

    Great, vibrant cards. Love the stitched edges and you have certainly showcased the new sets to great effect.
    Maureen.

  21. Avatar Iryna says:

    I like Layered Laurel Stamp Set, especially in your 3rd card, nice colors!

  22. Avatar Janelle H says:

    Very cool cards! the hot pink Laurels card is a stand-out, but I like the Floral on Kraft best. It has a tropical feel. Thanks for the inspiration.

  23. Avatar Vickey Ezell says:

    Your cards are beautiful. Love the vibrant colors.

  24. Avatar Lori Ritchie says:

    All of your cards are great, great new products from Altenew, they have out done themselves once again!

  25. Avatar Gabi MeWi says:

    I really don’t know which card I like most…

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