Altenew • Stamp Focus: Parrot Paradise

Altenew Parrot Paradise. Cards by @craftwalks

Hi friends!

Today I want to share several cards using new amazing Parrot Paradise Stamp Set from Altenew recent release. I’m not a big fan of summer and hot weather, I never consider tropics as the place for my vacation. With this being said I’m totally in love with this stamp set and had a blast working with it. Because it’s SO good! If you’re a tropics loving person you should love it even more.

I created five cards using this set (told you, I had a blast ;)).

Altenew Parrot Paradise. Cards by @craftwalks

TROPICAL BACKGROUND

For my first card I went a traditional so to speak way of working with tropical theme. By creating a leaves background in traditional color combo – green.

Create a tropical card by watercoloring tropical leaves from Altenew Parrot Paradise Stamp Set. Card by @craftwalks

Onto a watercolor panel I stamped the background using outlined images from the set stamped with Limestone Dye Ink (I found this ink works the best for no line coloring).

Create a tropical card by watercoloring tropical leaves from Altenew Parrot Paradise Stamp Set. Card by @craftwalks

Next I watercolored all of them using different shades of green. You can use one shade, it will also look great. I just wanted to add some more interest to the background. Or you can simple stamp this background, it will be faster. I used Daniel Smith Watercolor 238 Dot Color Chart.

Create a tropical card by watercoloring tropical leaves from Altenew Parrot Paradise Stamp Set. Card by @craftwalks

After I finished the background I foam mounted the panel onto a white card base. The sentiment from the set was white embossed using Pure White Embossing Powder onto a Jet Black Cardstock rectangle and foam mounted onto the panel using black foam squares. Lastly I added several clear droplets.

Create a tropical card by watercoloring tropical leaves from Altenew Parrot Paradise Stamp Set. Card by @craftwalks

GOLD MONSTERA

For the second card I also went with traditional color scheme, but with a twist.

Gold monteras are very trendy now. Combine them with green tropical leaves to create a stylish and modern card. With Altenew Parrot Paradise Stamp Set. Card by @craftwalks

I stamped a bunch of leaves onto a Solar White Cardstock using Evergreen, Forest Glades and Frayed Leaf Dye Inks. I alternate pairs of inks used to create leaves of different colors.

Gold monteras are very trendy now. Combine them with green tropical leaves to create a stylish and modern card. With Altenew Parrot Paradise Stamp Set. Card by @craftwalks

Also I gold embossed several monsteras onto a vellum using Antique Gold Embossing Powder and hand cut them. Gold monsteras are very trendy now, I just had to have them on a card ;)

Gold monteras are very trendy now. Combine them with green tropical leaves to create a stylish and modern card. With Altenew Parrot Paradise Stamp Set. Card by @craftwalks

I made an A2 card base out of Solar White Cardstock and adhered the leaves onto it creating greenery cluster. Some of elements I adhered flat, some were foam mounted. I finished my card by adding a white stripe with the sentiment stamped using Evergreen Dye Ink .

Gold monteras are very trendy now. Combine them with green tropical leaves to create a stylish and modern card. With Altenew Parrot Paradise Stamp Set. Card by @craftwalks

The idea of my next card grew from the sentiment. I wanted to play around of words amazingly and leaf in unbe-leaf-able. There are a bunch of leaves in the set, so there were no brainer for the leaf. As far as “amazingly” goes – for me this word often is associated with bright colors, so I went with them.

RAINBOW TROPICS

White embossed tropical leaves and colorful background. Clear angled panel tones down all the colors making the card not very busy. With Altenew Parrot Paradise Stamp Set. Card by @craftwalks

To start off I created a colorful inked background onto an A2 card base made out of Solar White Cardstock. I used Razzleberry, Honey Drizzle, Pinkalicious, Starlight and Midnight Violet inks applied with an ink applicator. I only applied ink along the bottom and right edges of a card base, since only they would be visible.
Next I while embossed leaves all around these edged using Pure White Embossing Powder, alternating outline and solid images. When two outline images overlapped I removed powder from the overlapped area using small brush, to make them look like one is located behind the other. For solid images I did noting. As they melted together with those that were underneath.

White embossed tropical leaves and colorful background. Clear angled panel tones down all the colors making the card not very busy. With Altenew Parrot Paradise Stamp Set. Card by @craftwalks

I cut an angled panel out of Solar White Cardstock and muti-color stamped the sentiment onto it. Using the same inks I used to create the background. Then the panel was foam mounted onto the card base and several majestic sequins finished off the card.

White embossed tropical leaves and colorful background. Clear angled panel tones down all the colors making the card not very busy. With Altenew Parrot Paradise Stamp Set. Card by @craftwalks

INK SMOOSHING

This stamp set has an amazing parrot image of good size and perfect for coloring. Parrots are probably one of the most colorful birds. For my next card I wanted to create a colorful parrot which kind of bursts color all around itself.

Color amazing parrot from Altenew Parrot Paradise Stamp Set with markers onto a ink smooshing background to create an unusual and interesting card. Card by @craftwalks

Onto a watercolor paper I first stamped a parrot using Limestone Dye Ink and then covered it with masking liquid.

After it dried I created a background using Ruby Red, Warm Sunshine, Lavender Fields, Forest Glades and Dusk Metallic Shimmer Sprays applied in smooshing technique. I used a plastic sandwich bag and was adding a bit of spray liquid onto it, spraying with a bit of water, turning it back to front and putting onto my panel. Then I was kind of massaging the sandwich bag distributing the ink where I wanted it to be. Since sandwich bag is soft and playable it gives sufficient control of where ink will go. And I did the same for all colors I wanted to add to my background.

Usually this technique is used with ink pads pressed onto a sandwich bag. Or watercolor markers, scribbled onto it. Added water creates ink puddles and helps them move better. I was using spray liquid, which is already pretty fluid. So I was adding just a little bit of water, rather to dilute it and make less intense. This is just something to keep in mind. If you add too much water you may end up with too much product that could cover the whole panel.

Color amazing parrot from Altenew Parrot Paradise Stamp Set with markers onto a ink smooshing background to create an unusual and interesting card. Card by @craftwalks

After my background dried completely I added several spray splatters, to give a bit more interest. Let them dry and removed the masking liquid from the parrot. Which then was colored using Artist Markers and COPICs.

To finish off my card I stamped a sentiment in black using a stamp from Totally Tropical Stamp Set, adhered the panel onto a card base and added several liquid clear droplets.

SPLATTERS

My last card for today is almost the copy of the previous one. I did all the same, but without creating smooshing background.

Color amazing parrot from Altenew Parrot Paradise Stamp Set with markers and add spray splatters onto background to create an unusual and interesting card. Card by @craftwalks

Simply added some splatters and then colored the parrot. Adhered onto a card base, added a sentiment, clear droplets … you know the drill ;)

So here you have 5 ideas of how this stamp set can be used. Need some more ideas? Let me know! I have several more for this awesome stamp set. But it would be too much for one blog post, so I limited them to only five ;)

SUPPLIES

If you’re interested in the supplies I’ve used – they’re listed below. Where available I use compensated affiliate links (which means if you make a purchase I will get a small commission with no additional cost for you). Click on the letters below to go to a favorite store: Simon Says Stamp (SSS), Scrapbook.com (SC), Amazon (AZ), etc.
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8 Comments

  1. Reply

    Tara Prince

    July 27, 2017

    Fabulous cards!!

  2. Reply

    Tracey Magner

    July 27, 2017

    WOW, Cool cards and techniques. Love them all especially the Angled Panel, that looked so AWESOME and the last two were my favorite I LOVED the smooshing althou I have never tried it. I have to try that sometime it looks so amazing really loved it. Thanks for sharing, I really loved their latest release.

  3. Reply

    Sharaine Cone

    July 28, 2017

    Beautiful cards, thank you for the wonderful ideas.

  4. Reply

    Kristine Boydstun

    July 29, 2017

    These cards are so beautiful! The colors just pop! Thank you for sharing.

  5. Reply

    Lizzie T

    July 29, 2017

    Gorgeous cards! I LOVE that gold monstera leaf! I must get this stamp set!!!

  6. Reply

    Teresa Doyle

    July 30, 2017

    WOW Svitlana, these cards really ARE gorgeous. Well done.

  7. Reply

    Anna Kosskovskaya

    July 31, 2017

    Они потрясающие! особенно та, что с зеленым фоном, это совершенно круто и нереально покрашено!!

  8. Reply

    Marie Worthing

    August 8, 2017

    Your cards are totally amazing!!! The leaf ones are very creative and I love the ideas. But your parrot ones just blow me away…absolute brilliant!!
    Cheers,

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