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Oriental Orchid

Oriental Orchid

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Today I’m using the new Altenew set called Oriental Orchid. I know I’ve mentioned before that I’ve had trouble with the Vintage Roses set. I was able to better line them up with the Misti, but still it’s hard to do. With this Oriental Orchid set, it was easier to line up. Not perfect, but easier. My theory is that the outline stamp makes all the difference.

The Vintage Roses set has no outline. So, in order to see the flower, you need to create the vision with the perfect combo of all the stamps. If they aren’t lined up perfectly, your eye can’t form the flower. With the outline, that work is already done. If the colors match up, great. If they don’t, then you probably won’t notice. Your eye is already seeing the flower because of the outline. In fact, I messed up one of the stamps but I didn’t even realize it until I was zoomed-in in PhotoShop! Can you tell which one?

Enjoy the video and have a wonderful weekend. I’ll have my posts front-loaded next week due to the holiday, so I’ll be back soon!

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Supplies:

To purchase at Ellen Hutson, click the EH link. To purchase at Simon Says Stamp, click the SSS link.

Oriental Orchid
Oriental Orchid
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Altenew Shades of Purple
Altenew Shades of Purple
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Altenew Green Fields
Altenew Green Fields
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Versafine Vintage Sepia Ink
Versafine Vintage Sepia Ink
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Stampin' Up! Chocolate Chip Marker (part of Neutrals set)
Chocolate Chip Marker
Sanding Block
Sanding Block
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Wink of Stella, Clear
Wink of Stella, Clear
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Neenah Solar White Cardstock
Neenah Cardstock
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Stampin' Up! Early Espresso Cardstock
Early Espresso Cardstock
MISTI
MISTI
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Thin Paper Tape
Thin Paper Tape
ATG Tape Runner
ATG Tape Runner
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Comments

  1. wrote on December 18th, 2015 at 1:18 pm

    Peg C

    Simply Stunning!!

  2. wrote on December 18th, 2015 at 1:23 pm

    Imtheresap

    Love the color scheme and the ‘pop’ of the message

  3. wrote on December 18th, 2015 at 2:07 pm

    Bertie

    Love the card. Thank you for showing how to use these stamps.

  4. wrote on December 18th, 2015 at 2:56 pm

    treen

    Hi Darlene, do you have the cheat sheet that they have for the vintage roses set? it has little marks to know how to line up the stamps. its really easy for me and as long as I line up them up that way I have no trouble. without the sheet i’m hopeless. if you don’t have it let me know and i’ll find out where you can get it. love, treen

    • wrote on December 20th, 2015 at 6:09 pm

      Darlene DeVries

      Hi Treen. I do have the cheat sheet, and I still can’t get it right except for just one of the flowers. I’m literally staring at the guide and I still can’t get it right. I think it’s some kind of brain issue for me. 🙂

      • wrote on December 20th, 2015 at 8:34 pm

        treen

        after I wrote to you about the cheat sheet, I found a bunch of videos on each set of stamps. its really clear and she gives pretty clear directions as you watch her do it. Its called altenewacademy.com Its a site by altenew that gives classes. the first class is free and its about stamp layering. (I bet there are a lot of people having trouble) I hope this helps you, it was very helpful to me. Merry Christmas, treen

        • wrote on December 22nd, 2015 at 8:43 pm

          Darlene DeVries

          Thanks Treen, I will check it out. Merry Christmas to you too!

  5. wrote on December 18th, 2015 at 3:16 pm

    okiedee

    What a gorgeous card, and I love, love this set Darlene! I also love how you do goof up and show us how to correct. I am always getting my inky fingers on my card.

  6. wrote on December 18th, 2015 at 3:42 pm

    Carol Mac

    Love this card…and I love orchids, mine is really deep purple and is blooming now! Must get this set, thanks for the video! How is your craft room going??? Please post some more shots…even if it’s not complete. Thanks!

    • wrote on December 20th, 2015 at 6:11 pm

      Darlene DeVries

      I have a new photo from this weekend Carol! I’ll post it.

  7. wrote on December 18th, 2015 at 4:34 pm

    Caly

    i love this orchid set! your card is beautiful!

  8. wrote on December 18th, 2015 at 6:04 pm

    Connie

    Hi Darlene! I thought this card was beautiful. But I couldn’t work out which orchid you messed up. Please do tell us. I’m sure others would also love to know. Thanks!

    • wrote on December 20th, 2015 at 6:16 pm

      Darlene DeVries

      Hi Connie. I just replied to Glenis’s comment with the same question. The second one up. But when I looked at it again, I started to think maybe I did it right. I just checked the stamp set and low and behold – it’s correct! I think I’m just mentally challenged when it comes to these stamp sets. I don’t even know I did it right when I do it right. LOL.

      • wrote on December 20th, 2015 at 6:22 pm

        Carol Mac

        haha…I thought it was the top one…shows what I know! ?

      • wrote on December 20th, 2015 at 7:54 pm

        Connie

        Thanks Darlene! I too thought it might’ve been the 2nd one but it must just be that it has a different look to the others and not that there’s anything wrong with it!

      • wrote on December 20th, 2015 at 9:10 pm

        Glenismaree

        I think you must be very tired!!!!!

        • wrote on December 20th, 2015 at 9:14 pm

          Glenismaree

          “I think you must be very tired” comment was for you Darlene

          • wrote on December 22nd, 2015 at 8:46 pm

            Darlene DeVries

            Glenis, yes, it’s that time of year with lots going on. There’s only so much I can fit in my brain. 🙂

  9. wrote on December 19th, 2015 at 5:29 am

    Glenismaree

    Darlene, I too love this card. I am with Connie, I can’t work out which orchid is messed up. Love to know!!!

    • wrote on December 20th, 2015 at 5:59 pm

      Darlene DeVries

      It’s the second one. I think I stamped the darkest one upside down. I think. Now that I’m looking at it again, maybe I did it right, haha! If we can’t even tell, then who cares. 🙂 Definitely not the recipient!

  10. wrote on December 19th, 2015 at 5:58 am

    swimbikerunat60

    Darlene, this card is just gorgeous, this flowers line up so perfectly, I think also, this is one of the easiest sets to stamp from Altenew.
    I need to get one of those sanding blocks like yours, I don’t know why I sometimes mess up my cards by inky fingers, LOL!!
    It’s harder when I stamp on Ninah card stock, when it happens on water color paper, all I do is rub the stain with the aqua painter and blot it with a paper towel.
    When I was watching the video, I was thinking to ask you about those ink cubes to see if they are juicy enough but you answered my question on the video, thank you.

  11. wrote on December 21st, 2015 at 12:12 pm

    Jan

    Sooooooooo beautiful! I love orchids but they are so difficult to get to bloom.

    • wrote on December 22nd, 2015 at 8:48 pm

      Darlene DeVries

      All the orchids I have are fake! I can’t keep one alive to save my life.

  12. wrote on January 18th, 2016 at 4:44 pm

    SandraMaria

    Hmm, for some reason this video is not showing up at all. Just a black box. Just updated my flash player and still nothing. Will have to see if I’m having issues with other videos too. =/

    • wrote on January 18th, 2016 at 4:46 pm

      SandraMaria

      All videos. It’s probably Firefox. pfft.

      • wrote on January 18th, 2016 at 5:03 pm

        SandraMaria

        I just don’t know then. It’s not Firefox, just updated that and all other videos play fine.

        • wrote on January 18th, 2016 at 5:32 pm

          SandraMaria

          Wow, I know you are just going to love my little stream of messages here…lol

          I can get the video to play in Opera, but the video box stays black until I click on it. From what I’m reading over at Vimeo they are changing how their videos playback. Anyway, in Firefox, if I click the video box I get audio but no picture. I have updated everything, rebooted and still cannot get the video picture. I will just check back in a couple days and see if this gets worked out because at this point, I don’t think it’s on my end…it has to be Vimeo. =/ I guess it’s almost time for dinner anyway. :b

          • wrote on January 18th, 2016 at 8:16 pm

            Darlene DeVries

            Hi Sandra. It plays ok for me in Firefox, so I’m not sure. Did you also make sure your Adobe Flash player is up to date? You can check that here: http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player.html

  13. wrote on January 20th, 2016 at 11:05 am

    SandraMaria

    Yes I did. =/ Right now I’m using Opera because it’s the only thing that allows me to watch the videos…so I’m hoping to get caught up on them today. =)

    • wrote on January 20th, 2016 at 11:12 am

      SandraMaria

      Well, what do ya know! They are all working today on Firefox!! YAY!!!! It must have been Vimeo because I have not changed anything since it was not working on Firefox. Whoo hoo!!

  14. wrote on January 20th, 2016 at 11:22 am

    SandraMaria

    Beautiful! I’m not really into orchids, but I appreciate them and would never ever attempt to keep one. LOL My thumb is not so green anymore. :b

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