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The theme of this hop is geometric florals; the idea of combining bold geometric patterns and soft florals was so appealing. For this hop I made two cards using the technique of second generation stamping. Please read on for how I made these two cards.
Second generation stamping
Second generation stamping is the technique of stamping an image once for a bold look and a second time without re-inking for a softer look. The first generation card is bold with bright colors. The second generation card is softer and delicate.
To make these cards, I started with the Dotted Diamond background stamp. I inked up the stamp with all four colors of the Red Cosmos ink set. I inked the whole stamp with the lightest color and then randomly pounced the other three colors over the stamp making sure to go from lightest to darkest. I then spritzed the stamp with a fine mist of water to get the color moving and then stamped the image onto a piece of watercolor cardstock. I then quickly stamped the same image a second time onto a piece of Neenah solar white cardstock.
The florals of this card come from the Warm Hugs stamp set which coordinates with an image from Rose Blossom stamp set. I first stamped the outline of the floral image from the Rose Blossom stamp set in Obsidian Black ink. I then stamped the layers of the Warm Hugs stamp set continuing the second generation stamping technique. On the first generation card, I cut out the image with the Rounded Rectangles die set. One the second generation card, I stamped right onto the background. To finish off the cards, I die cut the words: Wishes and Believe and adhered them onto the card front which had already been wrapped with some string. The sub sentiments were typed out using a vintage Smith-Corona typewriter.
Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 1 lucky winner! Please leave a comment on theAltenew Card Blog by 12/21/2020 for a chance to win.
Altenew will also draw a winner to receive a $15 Altenew 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 Winners Page on 12/23/2020.
There’s MORE! What’s a hop without YOU?! We have included an Inlinkz on the Altenew Card Blog page for this hop where you can enter your gorgeous Altenew “Floral with Geometric Elements” creations. Altenew will pick 2 of their favorite handmade creations from those who joined the linky party and they will each receive a $15 Altenew gift certificate!
Altenew Card Blog
Nenette S. Madero
Amber Rain Davis
Amy Hill <-----You are here!!
Terri Marie Koszler
Michelle Ochoa Murray
Thank you so much for joining us on this hop today. I hope you feel inspired. I would love to see what you make over on the InLinkz on the Altenew Card Blog. Don't forget to upload your designs. Please leave me a comment on Second Generation Stamping - is this a technique you typically use or is this post a refresher for you? I hope you have a crafty day!
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