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3 in 1 Stencil On Stamp Technique

This is such a great Altenew release and I’m delighted to share 6 cards featuring easy watercolor plus a stencil on stamp technique!

YouTube Tutorial |Stencil on Stamps Technique

My original video for this release showcased an Altenew watercolor set on 5/6 of the cards. They’re amazing and I had so much fun with them!!

The watercolor release was delayed a bit, but hold tight because they’re coming soon. For now, I will delay my original video and demonstrate my 3 in 1 Stencil on Stamp technique. Watch here or in HD on YouTube.

Altenew January Release

This release has fabulous florals, foliage, vases to put them in, and stand-alone dies!! Plus, Hello and Hugs, my new favorite sentiment stamp and die bundle.

Altenew January Stamp Die Stencil Release

Without further ado, let’s jump into the projects. There are 5 watercolor cards and a fun stencil on stamp technique.

Easy Watercolor + Stencil on Stamps Technique

Watercolor Swatch Card

After opening the lovely watercolors, I grabbed a scrap of my favorite watercolor paper and started swatching. The scrap wasn’t big enough for all the colors, so I turned it into a card.

Watercolor Swatch Card | Hello and Hugs Stamp & Die Bundle

Just like the sentiment says, this card makes me smile. I am in love with the new Hello and Hugs Stamp and Die Bundle. The scripty font is bouncy but not cutesy making it perfect for cards and projects for all genders.

Bold Floral Drape + Artist Watercolor

As soon as I saw this stamp, I knew I wanted to create a bold black background with colorful flowers. In lieu of using the flower stamps, I watercolored.

Bold Floral Drape Watercolor cards | Hello and Hugs

Stamping a full 6×6 background allows me to create a twofer set, YAY! These colors make me so happy. I used Green Meadow, Cherry Blossom, Cool Summer Night, and Fall Harvest.

Ornate Cover Die + Wild Flora

Ornate is too right, this pattern is beautifully detailed. I started by creating a gradient wash panel with Lapis Lazuli Artist Watercolor. Then I dry embossed and silver heat embossed the panel. Look at that color!

Altenew Ornate Cover Die  & Altenew Artists Watercolor Pan Set

I stamped an image from Wild Flora Stamp & Die Bundle on vellum and popped it up on foam tape. The vellum shifted when I stamped it so there’s a double line, but I kinda like the effect.

Foam tape was hidden under the leaf and stem junctures. It’s visible at the flower centers which adds a nice pop of white.

Wild Flora Stamp & Die Bundle

I couldn’t pass up the chance to watercolor one of the images from Wild Flora. The images are large and great for all your favorite coloring mediums.

Altenew Wild Flora & Watercolor card

I never know how to finish off a watercolor background so that it looks natural. Therefore, I decided to partially die-cut the image. I popped it up on navy metallic cardstock to contrast the yellow-orange flowers.

Retro Plantines & Mod Vases

I was digging the look of the Retro Plantines foliage and was inspired to add a pattern to the Mod Vases Stamp Set. Be sure to watch the video for this technique.

Altenew Retro Plantines & Mod Vases | Stencil on Stamp Technique

I cut a piece of 27lb vellum with the Ornate Cover Die, placed it atop the Mod Vases stamp, and used an ink dauber to add Azurite, Teal Cave, and Minty Mint ink to the stamp. Next, I stamped and die cut the image.

I spritzed the ink remaining on the vellum stencil and pressed it onto cardstock for a 2nd look. Then I adhered the vellum stencil to another piece of cardstock to create a 3rd vase and look.

That’s all for today. Thanks so much for stopping by! Giveaway, supplies, and next stop are below.

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To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by 1/30/2020 for a chance to win.

Altenew will also draw a winner to receive a $20 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 2/2/2020.

Next Stop

Therese Calvird is the next stop on the hop and she’s sure to delight you with her lovely designs. The full list is below.

Altenew Card Blog
Erum Tasneem
Nicole Watt
Nathalie DeSousa
Amber Rain Davis
Therese Calvird
Ashlea Cornell
Kelly Griglione
Maryam Perez
Jenny Colacicco
Nicole Picadura
Jen Schow
Jaycee Gaspar
Altenew Scrapbook Blog
Laurie Willison
Lorilei Murphy
Lydia Evans
Isha Gupta
Virginia Lu
Svitlana Shayevich
Lilith Eeckels
Agnieszka Malyszek
Keeway Tsao
Reiko Tsuchida
Keren Baker
Norine Borys
Emily Midgett
Kymona Tracey
Teri Wilson
Zinia Redo
Sveta Fotinia


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  1. Beautiful, colorful cards.

  2. Liz B Ford says:

    Love the look that you got with the bold floral stamp set! It is bold and beautiful! Lovely cards, all of them! Cheers for the inspiration!!!

  3. Jennifer Rasnick says:

    Beautiful cards! Love the colors!

  4. Mary-Anne V says:

    Really stunning cards…I especially love those vases!

  5. Heather Mills says:

    These are all so beautiful!! I love that first one with the water color swatches; it’s so fun!!

  6. Margarita Navarro-Rivera says:

    Gorgeous card! Love the technique! Thanks for the video!

  7. Margaret Roder says:

    I loved the way you used the Ornate stencil, that you created with the Ornate Cover Die, I have used the first two techniques with the stencil before, but I hadn’t thought about using the third technique. I can’t wait to try it tonight! I love the stenciling on each of the Mod vases in your first card!

  8. Gorgeous creations, Amber! Love your take on this awesome release!

  9. Cynthia Cole says:

    Loving all of your creative cards!

  10. Awesome design and color scheme, but it is the technique I love! Can’t wait to try it with my stamps. Thanks for always inspiring us, Amber! Now I need those newest chic vases and leafy bits!

    1. Thanks so much, Kathy! Hopefully you have some solid stamps on hand you can try the technique with. Have fun!!

  11. Kathy Dippner says:

    Beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing the awesome tips on creating your own stencil and the many ways to use it.

  12. Marisela Delgado says:

    wonderful cards

  13. Amazing projects! You left me in awe!

  14. Aimee Phillips says:

    You knocked it out of the park with this release!.I love all you created but your “2fer” card is my favorite.

  15. Gorgeous cards and super cool stencil techniques.

  16. Megan Swain says:

    I love all the cards and cannot wait for the watercolor video to be posted!

  17. Dee Earnshaw says:

    wow – you have been busy – loving all your cards especially your vases

  18. Denise Bryant says:

    Love Bold Floral Drape is amazing! Love the sentiment dies too…. got my wish list going!

  19. Mendy Crumpton says:

    Oh my great cards. They are all so good but the vases are my favorite by far. What you did with them is amazing!

  20. Kristine Boydstun says:

    Gorgeous cards! I love the colors and the design!

  21. Beautiful work! I really adore that vase!

  22. Nana Griffin says:

    Nice job on all of these. They turned out so pretty.

  23. Cyndi Morris says:

    Your cards are gorgeous. Beautiful colors. I love the stencil on stamp technique.

  24. Jan Mancini says:

    So many beautiful samples! And because of them I just blew my budget buying up so many of the stamp bundles! Best release ever! Thanks!

  25. Thanks so much for the video on 3 for one stencil ideas – brilliant!! And as for your cards – each one is a MASTERPIECE – Wow is all I can say!!

  26. Great collection. My favourite is the watercolor swatch card.

  27. Patty A Eifert says:

    Wow!! So many amazing creations!! You sure rocked the new release!

  28. Amber, my jaw has dropped & I’m so impressed with each of the cards you’ve designed & made!! This is one of my favourite releases! Thank you for taking the time to make the video. I’ve bookmarked it as it is such a great technique. I’m really taken by the gorgeous colours of the Floral Drape Set on black!

  29. Eileen Rutherford says:

    Oh my, I love this technique. Thank you for sharing it!

  30. Esther Hernandez says:

    I absolutely love how you used the floral drape stamp set!!! So much so that I have ordered it! I can’t wait to get my hands on it! Thanks for sharing your beautiful work!

  31. Shawn Wenrich says:

    Beautiful work amber, I’m so excited about the new artist watercolors too, hope they’re out soon! Thanks for the inspiration!

  32. Absolutely stunning creations, Amber! Your coloring & design ideas never cease to amaze me!

  33. Dorothy A says:

    The Retro Plantines card is fantastic and fun. Thank for the tutorial. I had no idea about creating a vellum stencil and the 3 techniques you used. How fun! Even more I really like the different foliage you used in your floral arrangements. Just wonderful!

  34. All I can say is WOW!!!

  35. Anneleise Hampson says:

    Lovely cards. Wonderful inspiration.

  36. Omg stunning cards and great release! Love it!

  37. Everything in this release is amazing, love the new dies! Thanks as always for the fabulous inspiration Amber! All of your cards are fantastic, it is a great thing I don’t have to pick favorites 😉 I especially love the watercolor rainbow…

  38. kathy krug says:

    So many beautiful designs and great inspiration.

  39. Sharon Dolan says:

    Great ideas! Loved what you did with the vases!

  40. Meghan Kennihan says:

    These are all beautiful but I LOVE the monochrome blue ones!

  41. VICKI SMITH says:

    Your video was wonderful and I learned a couple of tips also. The card is so contemporary and I’m going to go order this set right now.

  42. Dramatic and beautiful cards!!

  43. Geneviève says:

    This bold floral drape card is just fabulous

  44. Amber, you are a techniques wizard! I love having three different results!

  45. Catherine L says:

    Thanks for sharing the stencil technique! Your cards are all terrific!

  46. Marisela Delgado says:

    GORGEOUS cards and colors.

  47. teresa wang says:

    Beautiful cards. Love your stencil technique. Thanks for sharing.

  48. What great ideas. All your cards are amazing. The bold floral drape card is the piece de resistance.

  49. Christine A says:

    Great cards and video. I love your floral drape card. The watercolours look amazing.

  50. Brenda L. Kuder says:

    Great cards! I love the way you decorated the vases!

  51. Laurie M Page says:

    Love love love all things watercolor. Your projects are beautiful .

  52. Judy Price says:

    I love the multiple cards at once technique, and the vertical accents is refreshing to me. Definitely inspiring me to continue my water coloring!

  53. Absolutely lovely techniques. I think I like your way with vellum stencils than the standard stencil. You get so many extra cards from it. Love all of your cards

  54. Melissa Leftrick says:

    I love your different techniques! These are beautiful creations!

  55. Inkin' Chickie says:

    Great video on the stencil technique. Can’t wait for the additional information once the watercolor set is ready.

  56. Really love the dark jewel tones in the half watercolor card you hand painted. Quite strikingly dramatic. Wonderful!

  57. Rema DeLeeuw says:

    Beautiful projects!

  58. Joanne M Hoffmann says:

    Whoa! These are breathtakingly beautiful…so much creative inspiration and techniques all in one post!

  59. Wow, so much inspiration packed into one post! I am saving this to go back and really take it all in! The stencil on stamp technique is wonderful, as is your watercoloring and partial die cut card. Thanks for sharing so much of your process!

  60. I am always amazed by the number of techniques you manage to pack into your cards! Each card today is gorgeous and inspiring!

  61. Wow – I love what you did with that bold floral background stamp – you really brought it to life with all that vibrant colour!

  62. All of your cards are beautiful. thank you

  63. Jennifer Taylor says:

    Absolutely love all of the cards you created with the new releases. Cant pick a favorite from any of these cards. Gorgeous!

  64. Miriam Prantner says:

    I love your bold cards! That watercolor swatch is so simple, but so effective, and the floral drape background is amazing!

  65. All of your creations are gorgeous and so creative, but I absolutely love how you’ve used the Floral Drape stamp!!! Yes, those colors make me happy too! TFS your talent and inspiration.

  66. joy meadows says:

    An amazing array of beautiful card designs! Thanks for a wonderful video, too.

  67. Fabulous cards, love the strong colours x

  68. Beautiful samples. Thanks.

  69. barbara lassiter says:

    Love watercolor on cards and these are all impressive and beautiful!

  70. Such fabulous designs and love the color choices!

  71. Always fantastic. The Bold Drape is a standout for me.

  72. The vases…….love!!!!!

  73. Loved all of your card creations!! What a great new release.

  74. Loved the color block cards. Bright but simple.