Altenew • Stamp Focus: Tulip

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Hi everyone. I am over on Altenew blog today focusing on the new stamp set from July release – Tulip.

Do you like tulips? Some time ago I thought of them as extremely ordinary ones. Back in USSR when I was growing up almost everything was hard to get. Even very basic things. And funny enough – the same situation was on the flower market. There were only several types of flowers sold, color and breed variety wasn’t wide as well. So basically there were red tulips, red (sometimes white) carnations, gladioli, roses and chamomiles. There were other flowers of course, but not every season, in every place or were too expensive.

So tulips for me for a long time had been something very simple and usual. Until several years ago my husband and I visited Brooklyn Botanical Garden and saw how many tulips exist and how beautiful they are! Now they are one of my favorite flowers and I was super excited when Altenew released this stamp set.Stamp Fucos: Altenew Tulip. Cards by @s_shayevichFor the first card I wanted to make a row of tulips of different colors and types. It required a lot of masking, a lot! I ruined several pieces before finally got one that I was happy with and that didn’t have so many flaws (like uneven or not precise stamping). Of course I wouldn’t be able to make it without my MISTI and masking paper ;)Rainbow of tulips with Altenew Tulip stamp set. Card by @s_shayevichHere I used a lot of Altenew inks (I linked them below), as I wanted to have a tulip rainbow. I finished off this card by adding a simple sentiment from the same set using Jet Black ink and several clear droplets.
Rainbow of tulips with Altenew Tulip stamp set. Card by @s_shayevich The idea for the second card was in my mind for a while. I wanted to make a design reminding those herbarium pictures ones that are so popular now. When flowers are laid down in different directions. I decided to go monochromatic with this card. And the color choice here is my favorite – deep blue one, using Dusk and Desert Night ink.Tulips layout with Altenew Tulip stamp set. Card by @s_shayevichI started by stamping all flowers on a card base made out of Neenah Solar White. For some tulips I only stamped the outline image and the top layer, skipping the bottom one. That way they look like white tulips with blue veins (or whatever this thing is called). Finally I added a sentiment, several sequins and gems.Tulips layout with Altenew Tulip stamp set. Card by @s_shayevichAnd the third card is the simplest one. First I stamped several flowers on Kraft card base using Dark Chocolate ink.Colorful tulips on kraft. With Altenew Tulip. Card by @s_shayevich. Then I took those spoiled pieces I had left from the first card (I mentioned it above) and cut them out with my scissors and adhered them to the card.Colorful tulips on kraft. With Altenew Tulip. Card by @s_shayevich. Some I adhered flat using liquid adhesive, for some I used dimensional glue dots, since white or black foam squares would stand out too much against the Kraft card base and colorful flowers. Some flower details were smaller then the side of a glue dot, so I just cut them to the size. My scissors has non-stick coating so cutting an adhesive product with them is not a problem at all.

Also I colored edges of my flowers using the same inks I used for stamping, so no white is visible from the sides (yep, I’m that weird hahaha).
Colorful tulips on kraft. With Altenew Tulip. Card by @s_shayevich.

So here are three ways this stamps set can be used. But there are so much more. This set is so versatile. You can use outline stamps only, can do layering stamping, can only use an outline and a top layer (as I did for the second card).

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Neenah Classic Crest Smooth Solar White Cardstock 110 Lb
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Altenew Magnolias for Her Clear Stamp Set
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Altenew Tulip Stamp Set
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Altenew Cotton Candy Dye Ink Pad
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Altenew Crimson Dye Ink Pad
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Altenew Ruby Red Dye Ink Pad
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Altenew Velvet Dye Ink Pad
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Altenew Caramel Toffee Dye Ink Pad
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Altenew Mango Smoothie Dye Ink Pad
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Altenew Paper Bag Dye Ink Pad
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Altenew Warm Sunshine Dye Ink Pad
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Altenew Evergreen Dye Ink Pad
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Altenew Forest Glades Dye Ink Pad
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Altenew Frayed Leaf Dye Ink Pad
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Altenew Desert Night Dye Ink Pad
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Altenew Dusk Dye Ink Pad
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Altenew Deep Iris Dye Ink Pad
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Altenew Midnight Violet Dye Ink Pad
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Altenew Dark Chocolate Dye Ink Pad
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Altenew Jet Black Dye Ink Pad
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Ek Success Honey Bee Non-stick Scissors
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Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board
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Mini MISTI Precision Stamper Stamping Tool
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MISTI Precision Stamper Stamping Tool
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Tonic Studios Mini Guillotine Paper Trimmer
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Glue Dots 1/2 Inch
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Ranger Mini Multi Medium Matte Glue
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Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
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Pretty Pink Posh Clear Droplets 4mm
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Pretty Pink Posh Clear Droplets 6mm
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Rainbow of tulips with Altenew Tulip stamp set. Card by @s_shayevich Tulips layout with Altenew Tulip stamp set. Card by @s_shayevich
Colorful tulips on kraft. With Altenew Tulip. Card by @s_shayevich.

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August 4, 2016

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