Altenew • Stamp Focus: Rain or Shine

Altenew Rain or Shine. Cards by @s_shayevich

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Hello everyone!

I’m over at Altenew blog today,  focusing on the Rain or Shine Stamp Set from the new release.

I should confess. I’m not really a weather card person. Flowers are more my thing. I don’t think I ever made a card weather related. Well … UNTIL NOW! With this set I had a blast and all I want to do now is weather cards.

When I saw it immediately fall in love with it. This is a bigger set (I personally love big stamps), suitable not only for cardmaking but for scrapbook and other bigger projects. It has such realistic images, that can be used not only for weather cards. As usual I’ll be sharing three cards made using this set.

YOU’RE MY SUNSHINE

The first card is more traditional I’d say. Clean and bright.

Altenew Rain or Shine. Card by @s_shayevich

To start off I stamped sun rays onto an A2 card base made out of Solar White Cardstock using Warm Sunshine ink. Then I stamped the Sun, using Mango Smoothie ink first, and then adding dimension by stamping over with Warm Sunshine ink using rock-and-roll technique. After that the Sun was die cut using the matching die from Rain and Shine Die Set.

Altenew Rain or Shine. Card by @s_shayevich

Three clouds were stamped using Sea Glass, Ocean Waves, Desert Night and Dusk inks and also die cut them using matching dies.

Altenew Rain or Shine. Card by @s_shayevich

I stamped the sentiment from Rain or Shine Stamp Set using Mocha Crisp ink. Lastly I assembled my card by adhering the clouds and Sun. I foam mounted all elements, using both thin and regular foam squares, to add multi layer dimension to my card.

LIGHTNING STORM

The second card is my favorite from these three. Here I was trying to make as realistic storm scene as possible. Which was so easy to do having such realistic stamps.

First I stamped the clouds in the top part of a Solar White cardstock panel. I was using Soft Lilac, Lavender Fields, Deep Iris and Midnight Violet inks for the lighter cloud and Lavender Fields, Deep IrisMidnight Violet and Jet Black inks for the darkest ones.

Altenew Rain or Shine. Lightning storm. Card by @s_shayevich
Also I stamped the “ground” in the bottom part using Jet Black ink and the bottom most solid layer of the cloud.

I inked the whole panel using Deep IrisMidnight Violet and Jet Black inks , making my inking darker on the sides.

Next I put my panel aside for a couple of hours to let ink dry completely. You can use a heat gun if you don’t want to wait. I usually don’t want to spend time on this and prefer it to just air dry, while I’m working on some other project.

After it was completely dry I white embossed a couple of lightnings… Can we have a moment and talk about the lightning stamp? How cool it is!!! I just cannot stop admiring it. And I see that it can be not only used as a lightning, but also as a spooky tree branches. I already have one Halloween idea in mind using it.

Ok, back to the card. Lastly I white embossed the sentiment and foam mounted the panel onto a white card base.

Altenew Rain or Shine. Lightning storm. Card by @s_shayevich

I tend to make darker cards more, then lighter ones. But sometimes they can be too dark and too dramatic. To balance the dankness I use a white card base and also cut the panel a half inch smaller from each side. This allow me to still work within my beloved darker color scheme, but have a lighter finished product.

MARBLE AND GOLD

My last card is not related to the weather at all. It’s one of the many cases this set can be used for.

First seeing this stamp set I immediately saw the marble opportunity in the layers of clouds. Marble textures are so hot right now. If you’re following design trends you know about it. In the past I tried replicating marble texture using watercolor. But I’m not so good in coloring, so wasn’t happy with the result. Plus, I’m more stamping, then coloring girl. And this set is the answer for all my marble desires.

Altenew Rain or Shine. Marble with Gold background. Card by @s_shayevich

To start off I cut and scored an A2 card base out of Solar White Cardstock and stamped the marble background onto it using Limestone, Silver Stone, Industrial Diamond and Pure Graphite inks.

I was mostly using two middle layers of the cloud to stamp the pattern. I didn’t align them one on top of another as I’d do for the clouds. Instead just stamped in different directions building the marble design. The gold veins were made by gold embossing the top cloud layer.

Altenew Rain or Shine. Marble with Gold background. Card by @s_shayevich

To finish the card of I die cut the sentiment using Thanks Die out of Gold Mirror Cardstock and adhered in onto the card. I didn’t want to add any other embellishments to it, as I wanted my marble design to stand out.

I think such design can work for a masculine card, for a boss card, as well as for a girl boss card (marble with gold are so popular among girls bosses :))

Here you have three examples of how the new Rain or Shine Stamp Set can be used.

SUPPLIES

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15 Comments

  1. Reply

    T V Newton

    March 23, 2017

    Faux marble–that was brilliant! Can’t wait to try it on other colors.

  2. Reply

    Tara Prince

    March 23, 2017

    Gorgeous cards!!

  3. Reply

    Amy Seech

    March 23, 2017

    Your cards are excellent! And because they are so good I ordered the Rain or Shine set plus a few others!⛈😏

  4. Reply

    Kathie B

    March 23, 2017

    I so appreciated seeing your cards. When I looked at this set of stamps, I just couldn’t envision their possibilities. You’ve really opened my eyes…Thank you!

  5. Reply

    Laurie

    March 23, 2017

    Love thes cards my favorite of these is the marbled purple flower.

  6. Reply

    Angie Hall

    March 23, 2017

    I love your dramatic “weather” cards. My favorite is the lighting one. Thanks

  7. Reply

    Lisa F Atwood

    March 23, 2017

    Amazing and creative use of stamps that were a bit out of your comfort zone (weather related). All 3 cards are wonderfully done. My favourite is the “You are my sunshine”, but definitely love all of them. :)

  8. Reply

    Jan G

    March 23, 2017

    I love the dramatic look of the lightening

  9. Reply

    Raquel Limtiaco

    March 23, 2017

    The lightning card is awesome!

  10. Reply

    Denise Candelaria

    March 23, 2017

    You are amazing, your cards are amazing. I can say they are fantastic.

  11. Reply

    Clelie

    March 24, 2017

    I love how you made marble from the clouds! I love all of these cards but I love love the sun coming out of the clouds! I always love your designs and these are wonderful!

  12. Reply

    Cindie McDuffee

    March 24, 2017

    Your cards are visual feasts! I love the lightening and yes, I see Halloween possibilities too! The color saturation is so gorgeous

  13. Reply

    Aunt Min

    March 24, 2017

    Oh the faux marbled background “thanks” card is pure genius! And the colors are so “now.” Such a modern sophisticated feel. NYC is inspiring you!

  14. Reply

    Chelle Pokorney

    March 24, 2017

    Love the weather stamps and your techniques. Thank you

  15. Reply

    ambecoming

    April 14, 2017

    Beautiful! The sunshine and the marble were a delightful surprise (I came over to see the lightning card, which is way beyond cool!) Thanks so much.

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