Stamp Focus: Faceted Stars

by Jen Schow

Hey there! Jen Schow here, and I’m excited to be sharing my first blog post as part of the Altenew Scrapbook Design Team. Today, I’m focusing on the Faceted Stars Stamp Set and I have to tell you – I love its versatility!

I created three scrapbook layouts and used a different technique with the Faceted Stars Stamp Set for each one.

Let’s take a look at the first one, where I used the stamps as a watercolor resist.

First, I stamped and heat embossed the background stamp on watercolor paper. Then, I used Watercolor Brush Markers and a water brush to add color over the embossing.

I love the way the colors sort of pool up in the sections created by the heat embossing! So great. After I finished my background, I added my photos and created a title using the new Tall Alpha Die Set. I like stacking multiple layers to get a chipboard effect with my letters.

Lastly, I added a few embellishments from the Live Your Dream Scrapbook Collection, Butterfly Acetate Die Cuts, and the Snapshots Stamp Set. I also added a few Our Family Enamel Dots as well.

This is one of my favorite ways to use a background stamp and it created the perfect base for this layout!

For my next page, I created my own patterned paper by doing some ink blending and stamping the stars on top for a tone-on-tone look.

I started by blending Purple Wine, Puffy Heart, and Rouge Crisp Dye Inks on a piece of white cardstock, slightly larger than my photo. Then, I stamped using the same colors with the Faceted Stars Stamp Set on top. I LOVE the way it looks and I have a bit of a crush on those colors right now!

Next, I decided to choose some other Altenew products that would perfectly coordinate with my color scheme. I fussy-cut florals from the Alluring Blooms 6×6 Paper Pack and the gorgeous Floral Flurries Washi Tape.

I added a title using the Block Alpha Stamp Set and paired it with the word “Wonderful” from the Faceted Stars Stamp Set.

You can see that I also added some enamel dots and thread for a bit of texture.

I think creating your own background paper like this works great for cards or layouts. I can’t wait to do it again!

For my final layout, I decided to use the Faceted Stars Stamp Set as a way to add texture to some die-cut flowers.

I pulled out my Altenew Watercolor 36 Pan Set to add color in various shades to a sheet of watercolor paper. I tried to make sure that I had three shades of blue, three shades of yellow and a few shades of green so the flowers didn’t look flat.

The Faceted Stars Stamp Set worked perfectly to add some tone-on-tone texture on the watercolors. I then die cut them with the Fantasy Floral 3D Die Set. So fun!

I created a bed of flowers for my photo to rest on. I love that because I used the watercolors and inks, I was able to match my flowers to my photo!

A few strips of paper at the top helped to fill the empty space. A title from the Live Your Dream Chipboard Stickers added a nice pop of color, too.

I made a video showing each of these techniques, so if you want a closer look, check it out below or watch it in HD on Altenew’s YouTube channel.

Have you tried any of these techniques with your background stamps? I love that the Faceted Stars Stamp Set can work with a variety of styles and techniques! Hope you’ll stop by again soon!

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Penny Pynnonen September 8, 2019 - 6:35 pm

Great die.

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Leanne in Cali September 8, 2019 - 7:07 pm

I love these and I love Jen’s videos and style! Thanks so much for sharing!!

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Barbara Heinly September 8, 2019 - 10:52 pm

Your layouts are beautiful and I really like the fact that you created your own watercolor backgrounds using the stencils.

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Patricia Wilson September 9, 2019 - 8:00 am

I’m not a scrapbooker but loved what you did with your layouts. It gave me some good ideas for my cards. Thank you.

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