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Old 05-03-2018, 07:48 AM   #1  
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What are your favourite layering floral stamps? I have only used one Hero Arts so far. I love the Altenew florals but so many to choose from, and would appreciate any advice as to which should be most versatile if you had to pick one. Thanks so much.
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Old 05-03-2018, 09:46 AM   #2  
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I like all the Altenew floral layering sets. I do find the ones that have six layers to be a little tricky. An example is their six step Build a Rose layering set, beautiful, but those last two steps are tough for me. I’ve messed up more than a couple. They look great if you get them just right and select the ink colors carefully. A stamp positioner is the way to go if you do multiples. I like the Hope set which I think is a peony and the Hibiscus Bouquet is pretty and doesn’t have to be perfect to look nice.
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I have a number of Altenew sets and think Beautiful Day and the Peony one are the easiest to line up. A lot of the smaller ones aren’t as obvious and can be really tricky. I also have a few floral sets from The Ton and find them more user friendly.
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Thanks ladies. From the lack of responses,one would assume that not many purchase layering stamps. Perhaps they have found them all to be tricky to work with to get good results.��
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I have Altenew Peony and love it. My friend has Altenew Carnation which I think is even prettier than the peony. I find using clear blocks is easier than a stamping platform for lining up the layers.
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I agree clear blocks better to use. For me the thinner the block, the easier to line up.
The thick ones (SU) seem to distort my field of vision. ( I bought the thick ones because I had read better quality). I switched those out for Lawn Fawn and some even thinner blocks.
PTI has some nice layering stamps. Morning By Morning and Brushed Blooms are an easy favorite.
Altenew’s layering Spring Daisy is fabulous and so easy. Watercolor Wonders is one of my all time favorites. I find if they have a watercolor look, more forgiving.
Brush Art Floral has a smidge of layer, but is just a gorgeous stamp set.

One conclusion I’ve come to is......I don’t need to use all the layers to get a pretty image. Sometimes just 2 layers does it. Three max!
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I agree on the number of layers. On my six step Altenew rose set I now do four layers and it looks fine. I find the PTI stamp sets quite hard to get correct. The ones I have are not really layers; they are fill in the white spaces with different colors whereas the Altenew overlap in some areas and give a clearly layered look and more wiggle room. I havent bought PTI for a year though so maybe they have ones that actually layer.
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Good point on the PTI. Some are just a fill in and don’t need exact layering. I love a random look anyway.
Other sets the second layer can be a small stamp for accent, but still requires lining up, which I can have a problem with. Probably just me. I’m still scratching my head wondering how I did all this before the Misti...which was not all that long ago.
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So far I have only used 2 layering sets - and I love both, but they each only have a few layers. And I'm perfectly happy with that! I'm much too intimidated by Altenew. The two I have used are a Stampin Up set called Lotus Blossom and a Hero Arts Hibiscus set. Both are beautiful and were easy to use. I did buy a MFT layering set that I think has 3 or 4 layers. I am going to try soon, maybe I'll open it tonight and try it out!
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I like Gina K's layering stamp set called Painted Autumn stamp set. It is pretty forgiving in terms of lining it up.

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Love layering sets, and Altenew's inks have been a game-changer for me. Some of my fave sets:

The Ton: Fresh Cut Daisies, Fresh Cut Poppies, Fresh Cut Tulips. Large Florals: Daisy

Altenew: Painted Flowers; Garden Treasure, Beautiful Day, Peony Bouquet

Sunny Studio: that awesome jingle bell in the Holiday Style stamp set; Daffodil Dreams, Two Scoops, Vintage Jar, Pretty Pumpkins

Papertrey Ink: Tulip Time, Morning by Morning

Kitchen Sink Stamps: Daisy, Hearts & Roses, Tulip Garden

My pick for the most versatile set would be Fresh Cut Daisies by The Ton Stamps because 1) they're my favorite, and 2) they're gerbera daisies, so the sky is the limit with color.
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Hands down, Altenew has the best selection. I have used Sakura blossoms (can't remember the set name) repeatedly. I did order a pretty Hibiscus set from May May Made it. I'll post after I play with it.

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I love my layering stamps too!!! I have a few but my favorites are from Sunny Studio Stamps!!!!!! Love them! So EASY to use! I have almost all of their layering sets except the flowers....I will have to try them next!
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I like the look of the new Morning Glory Stamp.
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I started with Altenew and love them - they are my fave. Their tulip set is an easy starter, as is Baby Zoo (which is just stinkin' cute, imo) Peony Bouquet is amazing and easy to line up - 3/4 layers, and gorgeous, imo. Sweet Rose Bouquet is lots of fun and really, well, sweet.

Love the color layering sets from Hero Arts - they are usually 3 layer, one image with sentiments. A fun monster birthday, lots of different kinds of animals, birds, an elephant, peacock, etc. Nice variety, and easy to use.
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I too love the Altenew layering stamps; so realistic looking. I have Tulips Painted Flowers (smaller flowers set), Painted Poppy, Spring Daisy (a fav), Peony Bouquet (a fav also).
My first layering stamp was Hero Arts Color Layering Flamingo..it took some practice, but I really use it often.
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