Thursday, March 23, 2017

Stencil, Spray and Emboss

Hello friends!
Stencil, Spray and Emboss--that pretty much sum up how I created my card today.

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Altenew Shop here
Simon Says Stamp here
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for you #1

 That Halftone Stencil is easily my new favorite. I can't enough of it! With Altenew's Coloring Layering Inks, creating a gradient background can not be any easier.


The beauty about the Hydrangea Stamp is you can add little or more details as you go along. I first embossed and then I stamped in colors for the finer details. It looks amazing, but it really takes little effort.  I hand draw the stem with Green Wink of Stella
and toned it down with the Clear Wink of Stella. I think I managed it ok!! And oh...I did use the Altenew Glimmer Sprays for my base before white-embossing. I love those sprays!

for you #2

You can find all the Shimmer Sprays here and the latest here over Simon Says Stamp.
The latest release from Altenew are here!  The latest Altenew March Inspiration is still going on, it's not too late to enter here.

Don't forget to enter my "Spread the Love" giveaway here. 
I will be back tomorrow for Stamp Focus feature for Altenew with one of the latest release set...
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30 comments:

Missy Pink said...

Virginia you have done it yet again, you come up with such gorgeous designs and this is beautiful. I love it and that Halftone Stencil is so cool. Hugs x

Vicki Finger said...

You've had so many beautiful projects for the Altenew release! I always enjoy seeing your work.

Glennis said...

This is so pretty, I love the background effect

Dotty Jo x said...

I always enjoy my visits here so much! Jo x

Betty Keefe said...

beautiful card Virginia - love the colors you chose!

cm said...

Your hydrangea is gorgeous, Virginia, sporting its blue/purple petals and set atop the oh-so-pretty background. Not sure if I've shared this with you before but: my grandmother had the greenest of thumbs, growing flower and vegetable gardens that had people stop in their tracks as they passed by, gazing in admiration and awe. Hydrangeas were one of her favourite flowers, but she didn't know how to pronounce it in English, as Polish was her native tongue. She called them her 'four seasons' flowers and that name has stuck with me since I was a little girl. When I see hydrangeas - whether the word or the flower itself - I'm transported back to memories of my grandmother...and wonderful memories they are!
Hugs~c

CinnamonSally said...

Wow such a lovely Hydrangea.

Lisa Elton said...

Pretty card Virginia!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Just love the texture of the half-tone stencil, Virginia!!

Happy Dance said...

Amazing card once again, Virginia! Gorgeous colors and fabulous composition. Just beautiful. Bev

pcm said...

great background for that flower!

Kara Lynne said...

The half tone stencil looks amazing, Virginia! It makes a wonderful background for your gorgeous hydrangea!

Marlena M. said...

This is stunning Virginia! I love the stencil and gorgeous bloom~

Teresa Doyle said...

Oh my goodness Virginia, this is absolutely GORGEOUS! A beautiful card, as always!

Lori Kobular said...

Gorgeous card! I love the colors on your hydrangea, it looks like one I have in my yard!

Purple Princess said...

So gorgeous!! I love that stencil

Verna Angerhofer said...

Really a beautiful card design. Great colors.

conil said...

Your card makes me glad I got that stencil. Haven't used it yet but adore the effect it creates. The perfect background for your gorgeous hydrangea.

Harriet said...

Beautiful card, I especially like the 'half tone' background and your hydrangea is spot on.

Brandi R said...

Beautiful card! The background is yummy and the hydrangea is gorgeous! ♥

Barb Ghig said...

Such a pretty card, Virginia! Your stenciled background is perfect with this Hydrangea...Love it!

Daria Z. said...

I love how you paired the hydrangea with that background. They look marvelous together.

Marcie Lovett said...

That is beautiful! I can see why the halftone is so popular.

mandalj said...

Fabulous card! Love the pretty background and the beautiful flower!

Arlene said...

Love your "fruity" colors, dimension, the halftone stencil and of course...sequins....very nicely done!

Sue LD said...

Beautiful colors and I like the gradient background.

CrafteA said...

Lovely!

Marieitis said...

A gorgeous card!!!

Karen B. said...

Gorgeous!!

Jackie said...

Beautiful flower but that background is fabulous!! So creative.