Hello. Today I am sharing how to get new looks for stamped cards simply by cutting them up! This works with any products you may have.
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On all of my cards today, I cut/removed thin strips out of stamped panels and then added the pieces onto a card with craft foam for dimension. This gives a fun new look to any card!
My first few cards feature the beautiful Altenew Exotic Tulips Stamp Set (SSS | ALT). I stamped all of the flowers and masked them with the coordinating Altenew Exotic Tulips Mask Stencils (SSS | ALT) before adding a bit of blue ink with my Picket Fence Life Changing Brushes.
Next I cut thin strips from the panel vertically and horizontally and added craft foam to the back of the pieces for dimension. After adding them to a card, I stamped a sentiment from the Altenew Wonderland Stamp Set (SSS | ALT). Oh… and the shimmer on the flowers is from a Tonic Aqua Shimmer Pen.
For my second card, I cut out strips diagonally. Be sure to watch the video to see how easy this is to do!
Check out that dimension…
That sentiment fits perfectly there! I often cut my pieces to a width that works well with a sentiment I have.
Next up… three more floral examples… this time featuring the Altenew Build-A-Flower Hyacinth Bundle (SSS | ALT). I did a bit of masking on each using the coordinating die and Gina K Masking Magic (SSS | GK).
On my next card, I cut larger strips out so that I could add three sentiments.
And my favorite? This simple one.
A little soft blue ink… and one vertical section cut out for a sentiment. Simple yet striking.
This technique of “cut up stamping” also works when you make a mistake. Here, I cut out a section where I messed up my watercolor and replaced it with a sentiment from the Altenew Dotted Blooms Stamp Set (SSS | ALT).
I usually do this technique on a white notecard, but I like the contrast with the colored card…
Here you can see the dimension you get with multiple layers of heat embossing…
My last card uses the Altenew Dotted Blooms Stamp Set (SSS | ALT). I added highlights to the flowers with my Luminance White Pencil and stamped over it twice with my Altenew Pinstripe Stamp Set (SSS | ALT). The sentiment is from the Altenew Flower Arrangement Die Set (SSS | ALT). I like how this technique gives the look of a window…
The next stop on the hop is the blog of Therese Calvird. You can always start at the beginning of the hop at the Altenew Blog.
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Want to find the products I used? I have listed them below. (Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. Thank you! Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. All products were personally purchased except those with from Altenew or with an asterisk. As always, this post was NOT paid for or sponsored.) Click on the icons below each product picture to go to a favorite store.