Altenew | Modern Stamped & Glazed Backgrounds by Yana Smakula

Altenew | Modern Stamped & Glazed Backgrounds. Blog Hop + Giveaway (Now Closed)

Hello, friends! I have a few cards to share today created using clear background stamps from Altenew (plus a floral stamped pattern card at the very end of this post). I call these backgrounds modern stamped & glazed because this is how I see them. They both feel very modern to me in terms of design and color, they are both created using stamps and inks and, finally, they are both glazed as parts of each design is covered with dimensional Crystal Glaze.

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Altenew | Modern Stamped & Glazed Backgrounds by Yana Smakula

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CARD DETAILS

I started working on this card by heat embossing the Arabesque Medallion outline in Platinum embossing powder onto white paper. Next, I stamped the solid medallion layers using cool grays and Sea Glass ink color. I used my MISTI and double stamped most of these sections for perfect ink coverage.

Altenew | Modern Stamped & Glazed Backgrounds by Yana Smakula

I trimmed my panel to 4 x 5 1/2″ and foam mounted onto an A2 top folding card base. I also added a white heat embossed Thank You sentiment and outlined the outside of the medallion and filled in the inside non stamped sections using Copic C1 marker.

Altenew | Modern Stamped & Glazed Backgrounds by Yana Smakula

Lastly, I coated several parts of the background with Nuvo Crystal Glaze to create a raised dimensional effect. I love the way it turned out on this card in particular – it looks very soft and beautiful.

Altenew | Modern Stamped & Glazed Backgrounds by Yana Smakula

Here’s a look at the second card featuring modern stamped & glazed background. I used very similar colors for this one, but also added a lot more deep blue.

Altenew | Modern Stamped & Glazed Backgrounds by Yana Smakula

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CARD DETAILS

I started working on this card by heat embossing the grid outline in Gold embossing powder onto white cardstock panel. Next, I used hexagon stamp and started filling in the spaces with various color of ink. I went from the lightest, Sea Glass, to medium and dark blue and finished my stamping with a light gray – Silver Stone.

Altenew | Modern Stamped & Glazed Backgrounds by Yana Smakula

To create a sentiment a stamped and die-cut Hello and also added “just saying” and foam mounted both onto my background that was already adhered onto an A2 top folding card base. Next, I used same product, Nuvo Crystal Glaze and coated some of the darkest hexagons to pop them up.

Altenew | Modern Stamped & Glazed Backgrounds by Yana Smakula

ADDITIONAL INSPIRATION

Being a fan of stamped backgrounds and various patterns I also used new florals from Altenew to stamp this easy background. I went with same colors and absolutely no masking. I filled in the spaced in between the flowers and leaves using dots and a darker gray ink color.

Altenew | Modern Stamped & Glazed Backgrounds by Yana Smakula

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Altenew | Modern Stamped & Glazed Backgrounds by Yana Smakula

HOP ALONG WITH US!

Altenew July 2017 Release Blog Hop

The next stop on this hop is Sandra Dietrich. You can also start at the beginning on Altenew blog.

GIVEAWAY! (NOW CLOSED)

To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to FIVE lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog or/and Scrapbook Blog by Thursday, July 27th at 11:59 pm EDT for a chance to win. The winners will be announced on the Altenew Card/Scrapbook blogs on Sunday, July 30th.

I also have one $30 gift card to give away to a lucky blog reader! Comment below for your chance to win. Comment by Thursday, July 27th. I will pick a random winner, post winner’s name in this post and will email the winner on Sunday, July 30th.

The winner is: Barb Macaskill! Congratulations! 

Thank you so much everyone for your lovely comments!

SUPPLIES

I’m listing the products I used below. Click on the link to go directly to the product. Where available I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you so much for your support!

Altenew Arabesque Medallion Stamp Set
Altenew Arabesque Medallion Stamp Set
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Altenew Pattern Play Hexagon Stamp Set
Altenew Pattern Play Hexagon Stamp Set
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Altenew Floral Fantasy Stamp Set
Altenew Floral Fantasy Stamp Set
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Altenew Blooming Bouquet Stamp Set
Altenew Blooming Bouquet Stamp Set
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Altenew Parrot Paradise Stamp Set
Altenew Parrot Paradise Stamp Set
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Altenew Super Script Stamp Set
Altenew Super Script Stamp Set
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Altenew Super Script Die Set
Altenew Super Script Die Set
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Altenew Mini Cube Set Rock Collection
Altenew Mini Cube Set Rock Collection
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Altenew Cool Summer Night Oval Set
Altenew Cool Summer Night Oval Set
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Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cutting Machine
Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cutting Machine
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Tonic Crystal Glaze Nuvo
Tonic Crystal Glaze Nuvo
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Simon Says Stamp Embossing Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Embossing Ink Pad
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Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun PW200
Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun PW200
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Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
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Mini Misti Stamping Tool
Mini Misti Stamping Tool
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Neenah 80LB Solar White Cardstock
Neenah 80LB Solar White Cardstock
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Hero Arts Gold Embossing Powder PW100
Hero Arts Gold Embossing Powder PW100
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Hero Arts Platinum Embossing Powder PW117
Hero Arts Platinum Embossing Powder PW117
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ScraPerfect Crafting Pouch
ScraPerfect Crafting Pouch
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Scrapbook Adhesives White Foam Squares
Scrapbook Adhesives White Foam Squares
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Stick It Adhesive Handy Pack 5 Sheets
Stick It Adhesive Handy Pack 5 Sheets
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White Fun Foam 12 Pack 9 x 12
White Fun Foam 12 Pack 9 x 12
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Scor-tape 2 1/2 Inch Crafting Tape
Scor-tape 2 1/2 Inch Crafting Tape
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256 Comments

    1. I always love your cards! All 3 of these are fabulous, but my favorite is the medallion card! Love the choice of colors and the finishing touch with the glaze! It’s fantastic! I usually prefer brighter colors, but this one just grabs me! Thanks for sharing your creativity and talent! You always inspire me!

    1. I love the glazed look! I was impatient, and used a Versamark pen and ultra-thick clear embossing powder to achieve a similar look.

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