Learn how to layer stamp white flowers featuring Altenew Spotted Orchid. Happy New Year and welcome to the Altenew Fresh Start Blog Hop.
Many thanks to one of my favorite designers, Therese Calvird, for relaying you over to my blog. To start at the beginning visit the Altenew Card Blog.
The first thing I thought of when I saw Altenew’s Spotted Orchid Stamp Set was the episode of Dexter where Hannah gave Dexter a white orchid plant that looked like it was spattered with blood. Do you know the episode? And did you know Dexter is coming back for Season 9 in 2021?! So excited!
My next thought was how the heck do you layer stamp white flowers?? So all the details are in this card making video tutorial. I share two colorways. Watch here or in HD on YouTube. While you’re there I’d love it if you like, subscribe, and share with friends.
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Altenew Fresh Start Full Release
Let’s take a closer look at the Altenew Fresh Start Release. There are so many great products in this release. I limited myself to just a few and have added others to my wish list. Do you have a favorite?
Layer Stamp White Flowers
Sometimes you get a card idea and it just has to be made. That was the case with this Dexter returns card today. It took a bit of experimentation to figure out how to get the look of white flowers AND create shadow an contrast.
Tips for Stamping White Flowers
The first tip is to skip the first most solid layer of the stamp layering set. The solid layer is meant to add a base color to the flower. However, in this case, I wanted the base to be white.
The second tip is to utilize second generation stamping to create a lighter shade of your dye ink. Simply ink up your stamp, stamp off on a scratch piece of paper, and then stamp your project with the left over ink on the stamp. This results in the lighter colors needed for white flowers.
White Flower Layer Stamp Ink Formula
Here’s a run down of the inks I used for each layer of the Spotted Orchid Stamp Set. I used second generation stamping with each layer unless otherwise noted. For an even brighter white flower try eliminating Layer A1 and A2.
|Layer Stamp||Crisp Dye Ink|
|A1||Did not use|
|A4||Limestone / Polar Bear|
|A5 (center only)||Pure Graphite (full strength)|
|B1, C1, D1||Frayed Leaf (full strength)|
|B2, C2, D2||Forest Glades (full strength)|
|B3, C3, D3||Evergreen (full strength)|
Dexter Returns Theme
To complete the Dexter theme, I die cut Dexter from red cardstock with the Fine Alphabet Die Set. I grounded the die cut sentiment with a subsentiment I printed on white cardstock.
Lastly, I splattered the orchids with a thick mixture of Red Sunset watercolor from the Artist Watercolor 24 Pan set to mimic blood spatter. And as seen in the video, I drew the flower stem with Green Fields Artist Markers.
Although this card didn’t make it into the video, I do want to share it so you have some variety. Because hey, Dexter isn’t everyone’s jam.
Full confession, I thought my sentiment read, All You Need Is Love. It wasn’t until after my photos were edited I realized my error. So just think of the heart as another LOVE and it all makes sense. Right, who’s with me?
・・・ Thank You ・・・
$300 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $20 gift certificate to 10 winners!
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