Thursday, March 9, 2017

Altenew Stencils & Ink Sprays Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello friends! 
(warned: this is a photo-heavy post)
Welcome to Altenew March release Blog Hop! 
If you have arrived from Yana Smakula's blog, you are at the right spot!
If not, come on and start hopping! There's MAJOR inspiration from this blog hop!

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It's another exiting day as Altenew is releasing 7 stencils, 12 ink sprays, 13 colored card stock and 7 envelopes!  Let's get started, shall we?

My first project features the Layered Medallion Stencil (A and B).

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Layer A and Layer B can work on its own as they have detailed and ornate designs.

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However, when you put A & B together, you are guaranteed to have some SERIOUS stencil fun. I used all Altenew inks to create this colorful one layer.  It has so much depth and dimensions... it's hard to believe that you can create something this intricate from using just stencils!!

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The sentiment from Amazing You is so sweet and is perfect for the floral goodness. I also stenciled the new Warm Sunshine Envelope. The card and envelope are perfectly matched!


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With the Mini Ink Applicators, I used Warm & Cozy, Sea Shore, Rose Petal Oval, Summer Afternoon and Jet Black (listed at the end of the post). The color-layering from these 2 stencils is absolutely simply splendid!

My next project features Sketched Lines Stencil.
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 I thought this stencil can be used as "waves" and so, I stamped it with Be a Lighthouse .

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I applied Cool Summer Blue to create the gradient.
The Sketched Lines Stencil makes it easy to do just that.

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As for the "light" from the lighthouse? I used the stencil, too!
Adding a few streaks of Nuvo Crystal Drops provides the perfect touches.

My 3rd (and last) project features the new inks and sprays...
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and the Floral Drape Stencil.
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 The sprayed background with the Floral Drape Stencil is so fine!

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I white-embossed the flowers (Striped Flower Stamp & Die) on my Altenew sprayed inked paper. Yes, you can now create your own color paper with the new sprays....AND they will coordinate with the Altenew inks. See the background and flowers color ? They are all from the sprays!

The sprays that I used are: Frayed Leaf, Warm Sunshine, Forest Glades, Soft Lilac, Lavender Field (see the entire collection here). The card stock is also from one of the new release "Lavender Fields" .

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Do you love the inky result? For all my projects, I am using the new Altenew Tape Runner ( in pack of 3). These adhesives are the best quality that I have ever owned. Period.
Prizes:

To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to THREE lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew blog by Thursday, March 16th at 11:59 pm EST for a chance to win. The winners will be announced on the Altenew blog on Friday, March 17th.

AND, I get to draw a winner receive a $30 gift certificate for one of the lucky commenter in this very blog post. The winner of the $30 will be announced on Thursday, March 13th here in my blog.
Blog Hop Order:

Altenew
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All the new products from today's release can be purchased here.

In my next post, I will be sharing two cards with Stone Wall Stencil.

You can also shop Altenew products Simon Says Stamp here.

(Affiliate links are applied at no cost to you. Thank you!)

Your next stop is the sweet and talented  Nina-Marie Trapani!
Don't forget to leave a comment at each stop for a chance to win the gift certificate!
Thank you so much for stopping by! Have fun hopping!!

195 comments:

cm said...

Sometimes I just don't have the 'right' words to convey how I marvel over the magic you create with Altenew products ...and this is one of those times! Virginia, your showcases: stellar! In awe yet again...
~carol

Chris Handy said...

Great ideas for using the stencils

Carol Didier said...

Your cards are terrific! Especially the layered medallions. Love it!

joy said...

Beautiful creations, Virginia! Love the new stencils and sprays.

gardener said...

Oh my, your cards are gorgeous.

Melodie's Kreations said...

Your cards are very creative. First time to your blog. Great work! I do hope to great a few of the stencils from this release. TFS!

CinnamonSally said...

OM Goodness Virginia you have showcased these new products beautifully, I am adding so many things to my wish list!!

K Honeycutt said...

Wow! What a creative use of the sketched lines stencil. Thanks for the fabulous inspiration!

Jackie Parkins said...

Those are beautiful! I love the way you used the Sketched Lines stencil as water - that is a great idea.

eliza said...

Using the sketched lines stencil as an ocean? Genius!!

Lauri Bacalzo said...

Beautiful cards! The colors are just yummy!

Tess L said...

I love how you use the sketched lines as water surface on the card. Love the idea!

nannersmom said...

Great thinking on the sketched lines as waves. I really love the last floral card you did. The new stencils are awesome.

D Golly said...

Thanks for sharing all your beautiful cards.

Cheryl said...

Such fun colors!

loceanjo said...

I love how you use the sketched lines as water surface on the card. I especially like the card with the lighthouse!

Purple Princess said...

Amazing cards!!! Love all the stencils!!

Lindar C said...

Oh my goodness, these are fantastic!

Kaagaz Quilling said...

Wow!! Such Beautiful Cards..loved them.. Thank you so much for the inspiration and for this generous giveaway..

Lisa A creations said...

Cute cards! Thanks for sharing!

Sandra Colebank said...

You have beautiful cards with beautiful new colors.

Maggie Dudley said...

Love your cards. So creative. The new stencils and Shimmer Sprays are great.

Elaine said...

Stunning cards!

Glennis said...

Your examples are brilliant - I love to see how different products can be used

Bonnie J said...

Thanks for your creativity in using the new products. I'm glad Altenew has stencils now.

Karen Judy said...

I think your cards are beautiful. I love the colors and depth you created with just 2 stencils and great color choices. Amazing, using the sketched stencil to create waves and the graduated coloring to create the depth! The flowers on flower background is so pretty, too! All are amazing designs!

Betty Keefe said...

the new ink sprays are fantastic and you have used them so beautifully on your cards, Virgina!

ljcasselman said...

Virginia, I love seeing this side of your style. I have been a fan for a little while and seeing you use Altenew with your style is great for me, because I was already a fan of Altenew.

wolfwattitude said...

Love your color combinations!

Barbara Green said...

Love all your cards. Each one has its own unique touch. really nice. Thank you for sharing.

Harriet said...

You are so imaginative....using these remarkable stencils in such a creative way....love the 'waves'; however, it's the flower stencil that I think is lovely. Thank you.

Sharon Klumph said...

Thank You for such creative work. I'm amazed at the depth created by using the stencil set and beautiful ink.

SZUBstance said...

Colours speak louder than words... Such a Beautiful Art Piece!

Barbara said...

Beautiful, especially the large flower stencil used as a background. Thanks.....

Carol Rossouw said...

Lovely cards! Especially love the ink sprays and stencils

Cynthia Cole said...

Lovely cards using those new stencils!

Tetiana Arkhipova artv157 said...

Your cards are fantastic! Interesting use of stencils!

Diane Bakehouse said...

Love your use of the stencils and the sprays. Sketched lines as waves...great idea. Layering stencils...how original of Altenew. The sprays are fantastic for making backgrounds and for stamping on.

Teresa Doyle said...

Oh Virginia, these are all so beautiful. I esp. love the last one! I'd love to win some of this action! It would be the best birthday present EVER!

Sally Malec said...

I like how tou used the layering stencilw different from the other bloggers. Very creative and beautiful!

Mary Holshouser said...

Love the water scene.
the stencil makes a wonderful
nautical backdrop.
Layering stencils are a great
addition to our arsenal of
techniques.
thanks for sharing some
fantastic ideas.

Debra said...

I love all your cards, but especially the florals. I love your style. Thank you for the creative energy!

Tracy A said...

So creative and fun. Stencil layering is such a great idea.

Pennie Glasser said...

All your cards are amazing!

Kathy Thisted said...

such fun cards - Great examples of what these stencils can do!

Annie Solomon said...

Beautiful colors. Love the way you used the sketched lines stencils to make waves.

Linda Anderson said...

Virginia, I love how you used the line stencil for water and rays of light. Genius! These are very pretty cards. Great job on all of them!

Maureen Reiss said...

Wow!!! These are Amazing cards!!!

Janet D. said...

WOW, everything you created is amazing!

Carolyn Steele said...

These stencils are just awesome and the more I see beautiful art pieces like yours, the more I need these products!!

Christy B said...

Just love how you turned the stencil into waves!! So creative. Beautiful cards all.

Barb Ghig said...

You have totally knocked it out of the park with these beauties! I love how you played with the stencils...especially the lighthouse! How clever you are! Thanks so much for inspiring us, as always!

Troy Louise Seegmiller said...

Great cards. Love the embossed flowers over the sprayed paper. Such fun new products from Altenew. Thanks for showing us some fun ways to use them.

Super Stick Chick said...

Wonderful cards, love the beautiful backgrounds you created with the new Altenew stencils. And thank you too, Virginia, for all your kind comments on my projects over at the SSS challenges.

bev p said...

Wonderful cards. all three of them. They are fun and colorful and creative. I love that you paired the loose flowers of the stenciled background with the more detailed and more dense colored floral images. What an amazing finished product. And the purples are just yummy. Thanks so much.

Megan said...

Holy smokes! What a great expansion of Altenew's products!!

fyk said...

Wow. All of your cards are so unique and so beautiful!! Great job!!

Tracy Hawkins said...

Your designs are wonderful! Love these new and older products! X

kacee said...

I can't wait to try these stencils, the spray ink is interesting too.

StampinLouie said...

Virginia your cards are amazing. I love the card with the large floral stencil behind the die cut flowers.

Patt H. said...

Gorgeous cards!! The new sprays look awesome & I really love those stencils!!

Suzanne Kauffman said...

Your partial inking through the stencil was so unique I really like it!

Brandi R said...

Beautiful cards! Love how you created the boat and lighthouse scene ♥

Barbara said...

These are imaginative, creative and beautiful....something I've come to expect from you!

Kleri F said...

Fantastic cards!Love the new stencils!

Carolee McCaslin said...

Your cards are all so gorgeous!!!

Nora N. said...

Wow, wow, wow!!! I adore each and every one of these lovely cards. The way you used the stencils is fabulous. I also like photo heavy posts so this was right up my alley!! Those shimmer sprays ROCK!! I think I will have to break down and buy them and I am supposed to be on a no buy any craft stuff this month!!

phyllis nufer said...

I love your cards! I never would have thought to use the one as water. What a great idea, and very creative.

Roz M. said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely cards! I particularly like the Lighthouse card - your use of the new Sketched Lines stencil is so clever!

Lisa Elton said...

Incredible cards Virginia!! You've showcased the new products beautifully!

Joyce Casaldi said...

Very pretty cards!

Gretchen Wilson said...

Wowser! Great card!

Marieitis said...

you can tell that you just had fun with these products and making the cards. Great job showcasing what they can do...very inspirational techniques :)

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Three gorgeous cards, Virginia! Just love those layered stencils and what you did with them!!

craftymom205 said...

Great cards.

Nathalie Paquette said...

Beautiful cards !

Abby said...

LOVE your cards.

Kara Simpkins said...

I love the unique way you made the waves.

Helen Budz said...

You have been so creative with your use of these stencils. I'll definitely be adding your techniques to my list of "how to. . " with stencils. Thanks for sharing them.

Amanda Still said...

Love your blog!!! Such awesome ideas!!

Viola Leary said...

So many yummy colors. Thanks for sharing your cards.

Dr Sonia S V said...

Oooh such pretty vibrant cards...love the clever showcase of the stencils
and Thank you for a chance to win
Cheers
Dr Sonia
soniasv@rediffmail.com
Cards Crafts Kids Projects

craftychic said...

Awesome cards, Virginia! I love the combination of the 2 stencils in the first card. I agree, they're so dedicate and intricate looking. I like the water effect created with the sketched lines, very clever :) I absolutely love the colors you used in on the flowers! I so want to try all the creations you made :) Thank you for sharing!

Pam D. said...

Thanks for sharing so many great ideas, so much inspiration. All the stencils in this release are wonderful but I just love the sketched lines one.

Teri Smith said...

Thanks for demonstrating all three of the stencils. Your cards are jut wonderful! It's the first time I've seen
the striped flowers set used. I'd love to have it, the stencils & the shimmer mist. :)

Lisa Maxner said...

Your cards are fantastic. I really loved the use of the sketched lines stencil as waves.

mandalj said...

Such beautiful cards! Love the idea of the 'waves' with the lighthouse!

Dee Willson said...

The use of the stencils are so unique..haven't seen anything like the hayes one. Beautiful!

mimi said...

Very pretty cards!

Ann K said...

So pretty - love the ink spray colors.

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

Love the medallion stencils

Anita in France said...

What a wonderful showcase of these new goodies, Virginia ... each is just lovely ... I'm especially taken with how you used that cool stencil for the waves ... so creative! Hugs, Anita :)

halomom said...

WOW! I can't wait to try those new stencils and their new adhesive!

Laurie said...

Wow! I like the way you used the stencils in a different way than a background. Those sprays are amazing!

Haris said...

Love the new stencils and sprays and how you use them!

Colleen Howell said...

Sweet cards, love the light house

loulou said...

Gorgeous cards. I really think you have showed the new stencils at there best so far in this hop. I rally like what you have created.

Kristie Goulet said...

Gorgeous cards, Virginia! Loving the new stencils!!!

~amy~ said...

Virginia, love all your cards...always like how you use color, so bright and cheerful.

jan metcalf said...

You are so good with color! I like the blue water, and your Hello floral is so pretty with the stencil backdrop!

Sue LD said...

Love how you used these new stencils and sprays.

Macimbalo said...

Wow, your backgrounds with the products are stunning! Thanks for inspiring us-amazing!!!

Serendipidade de Papel said...

Your last card is beautiful. I like the flowers you used and the background!

Dee Earnshaw said...

Wow so many great ideas. Your backgrounds are beautifully made. Thanks for the inspiration:)

Lagene said...

WOWZERS! Gorgeous cards! I especially love the flowers made with your ink spray papers.

Glorie said...

Love your cards. Thanks for the inspiration.

Debra Rumpza said...

Cool new stencils... but my favorite from you today is the spattered card... I love that look!

ScrapaDiddle said...

I adore these stencils and I like what you did with them!

conil said...

I'm as thrilled as you appear to be about Altenew's new products. And I can't wait to get my hands on them. Love the way you've layered the stencils in card one and the incredibly clever use of them on your lighthouse card. Just brilliant. Of course, being a floral junkie, I adore the third card. Such a treat scrolling through this bevy of beautiful work.

Susi K. said...

All lovely cards, Virginia, but it's the one using the Sketched Lines stencil (Lighthouse) that I adore - using that stencil in that way is brilliant!

graham Brand said...

Beautiful cards! LOVE how you have used the new stencils....

Helen Gullett said...

Fabulous cards, Virginia. Love that stencils :)

Karen B. said...

I am pretty sure I need these products in my life. Beautiful projects!

Oliev said...

Awesome cards!

Miriam Prantner said...

These are wonderful! I love the spotlight to create flowers on the first card, but my favorite is the last one. I am in love with that floral stencil, it makes an amazing background!

Cyndee said...

Love the color palette you chose - my absolute favorite! I like how you even included the color in your fonts.

Louanne said...

these new Altenew stencils are awesome! And those shimmer sprays - love the colors! Thanks for sharing your beautiful creations!

pcm said...

that sketched lines stencil is awesome. love the way you uesd it!

Jan Arnold said...

Love - Love your cards! Great designs! I'm blown away by the versatility go these stencils and sprays! Thanks for sharing your creativity with us!

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful cards! I love the colors of the spray inks and the pretty stencils!

Linda S. said...

I love how you have featured the new Altenew products on your cards. I believe my favorite is the floral card which uses both the new stencil, the new sprays, as well as the beautiful new stamps. Can't wait to see more work featuring these new products.

Daria Z. said...

Virginia, all three are fabulous, but I am swooning over the last card. Absolutely gorgeous, girl!

Carol Henderson said...

What lovely and unique cards. I love the colors you used and the different use of the stencil.

Nina B said...

I am loving these stencils!

Karen Gerek said...

The card you created with the Layer A and B stencils is incredible! There's so much depth and detail.You did an incredible job of showing off the different items in this months release.

Dixie Miller said...

Pretty cards...I especially like the lighthouse scene. Thanks for the inspiration and the opportunity to win.

Dana M said...

Beautiful! The first card reminds me of colored peppermint candies.

Beverly Perdue said...

I just love all the fun backgrounds you can create with these stencils. Thanks for sharing your amazing cards.

Marsha Stehle said...

Wonderful cards! Love the colors you used!!

Stacy said...

Your cards are very clever! I like how you incorporated the stencil in the lighthouse scene :)

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

I love the stencil used as water!

Deb said...

Beautiful cards! I especially like how you used the sketched lines stencil as water.

Sabrina Fioretti said...

Lovely cards! I am loving my Altenew stamps and the new release!

Gail Plaskiewicz said...

I love how you did the background stencil for waves. That is so cool! I never would have thought to do that and you did. I guess that's why you have a blog and I don't! LOL
I love the first card with the flowers because it uses my favorite color, yellow in it. I love how that spray shimmers when you use it. I have to have some! I need to win it! Your right about something that intricate using stencils. Who knew? Not me and I guess not you either.
I still can't believe you used that background stencil for waves. I love that card so much!
I am a flower lover to the max and your flower card is amazing! I hope whoever gets any of these cards loves them as much as I do. Thanks for showing us your beautiful cards and giving us the chance to win something.I can't wait to see the rest of the cards on the hop!

Illustra Mistique said...

The first card is amazing with how you created such gorgeous unique flowers with the layered stencils. Amazing!

Hussena said...

Absolutely beautiful cards Virginia... I love the way you have used the stencil's so innovatively in your cards ...So many techniques and variety.Thanks for sharing.

Carolyn Pokorney said...

Have a renewed love for stencils and now to add the new ink sprays.

Maryam said...

Wow, these cards is amazing love who you use stencilled in your card.

Jeanette Ford said...

Pretty

Amante del Papel said...

super beautiful cards!

Shylaa Shree said...

You are one among my favourite stamper and the with altenew you mesmerize us with your works the lighthouse is stunning

Dawn Turley said...

Stunning Virginia

barbara macaskill said...

Love the layering stencils, love your cards and love all things Altenew! My budget better be ready for some exercise! LOL TFS!

Jeanne Beam said...

Wow!! Beautiful cards.

OceanLover said...

Your seemingly boundless creativity shines all over these fabulous new designs. Cannot wait to see more!

Mary-Anne V said...

Such creative ways to use the stencils. I really love how you made the waves on the lighthouse card.

Giovanna said...

I love the pattern you've highlighted using the layered stencils!

Lizzie T a/k/a Wifelady said...

Beautiful cards!

Debbie B said...

Love your cards! I especially like the colors you used on the first one! Great new Altenew release! I'm totally enjoying this hop and all the talent here. Thanks for sharing yours!

Sue McRae said...

Wonderful mix of cards. Love the possibilities with the layering stencils.

Brenda in IN said...

I am truly in love with these stencils and your cards are beautiful. The stencil cards are just so pretty and I love how you did the Floral Drape as a background for the flowers.

Russell Productions said...

Oh boy, I have new additions to my wish list!

Meghan Peterson said...

I love the way you used all these stencils - especially the layered medallion stencils - that card is absolutely stunning!! Thanks so much for sharing all this beautiful inspiration.

SMWhite said...

I love the stencils and how you stamp them...very pretty

vicenta ghylin said...

Awesome cards. Love the Layering stencils. Thank you for sharing your ideas and techniques

Drifa said...

I really like how you used the stencil for waves and light beam for the light house card

Barbara Baxter said...

Virginia, your cards are beautiful. I fell in love the first time I saw the Sketched Lines stencil, but I would never have thought of using it as you did! Pure genius on your part! I also like your idea of stenciling the envelope to match the card. Spraying the paper to form the flowers and then white embossing them made them beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Fe Orot Mejia said...

Your cards are beautiful. The colors are vibrant.

Engineered Baker said...

amazing cards!!

Nandini said...

Really beautiful cards. Love the new stencils and sprays. They are just amazing!

Annette Reed said...

Such loveliness. These look great!

Preeti D. (aka Preety) said...

wow! so many pretty cards :) awesome work! love the new stencil designs, perfect for creating beautiful backgrounds, thanks for sharing.
cheers
preeti

Melissa Friedrich said...

Wow, beautiful cards and I love the clever ways you used the different stencils, they have so much dimension and interest! I love the variety of medallion flowers, the stenciled water and the floral background for the bouquet.

Angela said...

I love the top flower card!

Arlene said...

Beautiful cards! Liked the gradient use of colors. And the accents of Nuvo...very nice. Your use of two stencils..going to try.

Kathie Jo said...

Stunning!! I love the use of the stencils. I didn't realize that was one layer until I started reading!

Karen L K said...

Wow all of your cards look great and so creative as usual! Such wonderful colors too between the ink and the sprays. I am sure you will be having a lot of spray fun!

Jennifer Thomas said...

I absolutely love the lighthouse card! How clever! They are both beautiful! You are very talented!

Tina Pike said...

Beautiful cards, my favorite is the hello floral. It's so pretty.

Sindhu said...

Wow..beautiful cards...My fav is the first card which is totally amazing...

Susan Eliot said...

I love these stencils! I wasn't sure about the Floral Drape one, but after seeing what you did with it, I'm won over! Fabulous!

Saila said...

Thanks for sharing all your beautiful cards.

Sarah M said...

Creative way to use the stencils! Beautiful!

Jenniferk said...

Wow these are all gorgeous, I think the stencil you used as waves looks amazing, such a great idea! The floral drape stencil and sprays made such a beautiful background for your striped flowers.

Ericka Strange said...

Great cards! Love these stencils and sprays. SO very pretty and bright. Great job!

Debbie Anemaet said...

Great job on the cards, Virginia! It's amazing what you can do with these stencils! Thanks for sharing with us and for participating in TWO giveaways!

Sarah Greber said...

I like the variations of all of your cards. Love how you used the stencil for water. It looks great!

Erin McGreal said...

You've done such a beautiful job! Looks like the perfect cards for spring!

Mel said...

Simply stunning again Virginia. Love the lighthouse card. Very creative to use that for waves.

mtscrapgal said...

You made some fascinating cards with the new stencils. Thanks

Hsin-Yi said...

Each card is so unique on its own. Love all of their styles! Thank you for sharing!

Heather DePasquale said...

Your stenciled backgrounds are beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

Loly Borda said...

Wow Virginia! I haven't visited you in a while and I'm so glad I did today! Your cards are beautiful, your choice of colors make me happy and I love how you used the stencils on your colorful first card. TFS

Lauren said...

Love it! Thanks for sharing :)

lostinpaper said...

I love the way that you warned me there was a 'photo heavy' post, because that made me even more excited to see what you had done with the new sprays and stencils and I was not disappointed at all!

Magic Mom said...

Great use for stencils!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

You have inspired me to try using sprays again. I have not been to successful in the past. I really love the effects you achieved. Thanks for sharing

Debbie Selby said...

Great imagination in the production of these cards. So unique.

Lynne said...

Such fun awaiting with this wonderful new release. Love stencils and the sprays look like a great way to use them.

Jackie P Neal said...

Wow Virginia!!
First off, I love photo heavy posts,more yumminess to look at!
Next, Your color play is fabulous! Each sample more beautiful than the last! TY so much for the inspiration!
Jackie ")

Deeps said...

Your coloring is gorgeous. Very nice.

robiw said...

So beautiful! Love the colors and the techniques.

D.Ann C said...

These are all gorgeous, but that first card took my breath away!!! Fabulous!!!

Liz O. said...

Love the new inks and stencils, fabulous cards as always Virginia! Thanks for the inspiration!

Helen F. said...

Gorgeous cards, Virginia