Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Three Takes on Build-a-Flower Hyacinth

Hello friends!
It looks like SPRING is in the air...
In my neck of the woods, snow is starting to thaw--Hooray!

Build-a-Flower Hyacinth 

I am popping in with a reminder that this very popular Build-a-Flower Hyacinth 
is now back in stock!
 You can see that this is one of my favorite BAF series as of late.

Once in a while, I am so inspired by a certain stamp set that I would keep creating more and more versions with one stamp set.

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I am lucky to have you

I'm lucky to have you

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Monday, March 18, 2019

The Stamping Village

Hello friends!

I don't know about you, but I do love a decorated envelope when I mail things out.
Here comes.....
The Stamping Village!

Details about this stamp set: At Creativation 2019, one of the largest and longest-running convention-style creative industries trade events, 9 of your absolute favorite brands came together to collaborate on an area of the event called The Stamping Village.
The 9 founding members of The Stamping Village at Creativation 2019 came together so that you could spread happiness, kindness, and love with some truly unique stamps. And while these 9 companies were coming together to form a community, they also believe in giving back to the community as a whole.

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That's why 100% of the net profits made from the Mail Delivery stamp set are going to The Dreaming Zebra Foundation. This wonderful nonprofit organization encourages children to embrace their individuality, express themselves creatively, and follow their artistic dreams.
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How cool is this stamp set? Thanks to Altenew, I got to stamp with it.
I am sharing a CARD with these stamps. You can definitely use them to decorate your envelops, but even more fun, you can stamp and create a card, too!


First, I embossed the images in white. Then I colored them all with Watercolor Brush Markers.


(edited on March 19th)
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Sunday, March 17, 2019

Simple Stamping

Hello friends!
I am sharing a card that is 100% stamped. 
I am using this gorgeous stamp set called "Bouquet Ballet".
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I stamped the image with Distress Oxide on the regular 110 lb paper.
I also added extra borders (top & bottom) from the Square Frame with vellum.
It's all in the details, right? 

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With very minimum water, I can add a bit of coloring to the iamge without wetting the card stock. I love that option with Distress Oxide. I always use the old Wink of Stella brush for this purpose!

love kisses and birthday wishes

To keep the image interesting and in motion, I added the butterflies from Paper Scrolls Die.
This Paper Scrolls Die is not cheap, but the lovely butterfly die is definitely a good bonus!  

I am starting to hear birds in my neck of the woods... Spring is not too far away now. 
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Saturday, March 16, 2019

Stamp Focus: Prettiest Pomander

Hello friends!
It 's my turn to do the Stamp Focus Feature over Altenew Card Blog.
This time, I am featuring "Prettiest Pomander".
Well, the name says it all. 
Pomander is a ball that is consist of dried fruit or flowers. They are so decorative and pleasing to the eyes that they often spotted at the celebratory occasions, such as weddings. You may even have seen flower girls or brides maids carrying these beautiful so-called "Kissing-Balls". 
My first card is based on its true original form which is a hanging object. Altenew-PrettiestPomander-Virginia#1 

By following the guide from the insert in the package, I was able to stamp in the flowers in assorted colors. With the new ink colors ( Lapis Lazuli Oval Set and Spring Bouquet Oval Set), I stamped the blue, pink and green flowers first with the lightest shade to the 3rd darkest.


I then stacked three die cut pieces underneath and popped it up. Do you know that outlines stamps are perfect for background stamping, too?

Adding a silver ribbons seems like a good idea as it adds some shine and interest. I tied the bow and adhered it to the top.

I added white Liquid droplets in the center of each flower. Love that! The sentiment "Congratulations" ( from Wallpaper Art Stamp ) compliments this card nicely.


My next card took a slightly different direction. This time, I decided to add a vase! The Versatile Vases Stamp & Die Bundle are just the perfect vessels for this.


For the bouquet, I stamped it in Jet Black and clear-embossed it. I then colored the flowers in Watercolor Brush Markers (Wonderland).


The vase was paper-pieced with the new Scrapbook "Live Your Dream12" x12" Paper Set .Once you adhered the bouquet to the vase, you then created your own centerpiece! To ground the image, stamping "One Day at a Time" Stamp Set in Limeade helps bring out the color green in the Pomander.


The 3rd card is a very colorful one with minimum layers. I simply stamped with the new March Release Ink Bundle and the result is absolutely glorious!


To keep the flower outlines nearly invisible, I stamped the Pomander in Silver Lake Crisp Ink.


I then covered the Pomander with the coordinating die and applied Deep Blues with the Feeling  Dotty Stencil.

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To add some dimensions, I stamped the sentiment onto one of the plain chipboard from the "Live Your Dream Embellishment Bundle".

With today's post, I hope you get some creative ideas from this "Prettiest Pomander Stamp & Die 

I am only showing 3 of the possibilities from this set. Imagine the various colors and pairing of stamps? The sky is the limit and I encourage that you let your imagination run wild! 


PRETTY PLEASE👉👉 I would love to hear your feedback and comment over 
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Altenew offers 20% off on Watercolor Therapy  Bundle.
THREE sets of stamps and dies are included along with the watercolor 36 Pan Set.
 Limited Time Offer! Save 20% on the Watercolor Therapy Bundle from 3/16/2019 at 12:01 AM EDT until 3/17/2019 at 11:59 PM EDT. While supplies last!
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Friday, March 15, 2019

Virginia's Versatile Vases #1

Hello friends!

Welcome to my first installment of the "Virginia's Versatile Vases".
First, I have a confession to make...
I have a black thumb in real life. My plants are always on the survival mode.
Therefore, if there is any chance that I can get to play a florist or gardener,  I'd jump into it. 😊

I love that this set comes with 3 sizes of vases and can be used in so many ways.
For me, the key is to keep the floral arrangement light and fresh!

I paired it up with one of the new release stamps set "Wallpaper Art".
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Techniques applied in this card: die-cutting, multi-color stamping, ink-blending, masking, alcohol-markers coloring (with Altenew Artist Markers )

always thinking of you

I started out with inking up the vase with Jet Black. I then used the negative part of the Vase Mask and applied the gradient in blue ink. Then I added splatter! This creates a faux watercolor look without the mess.

To ground the image, I created a "marbled table"  with "One Day a a Time". Isn't that a cool stamp?
After the vase, it's time to arrange the flowers and leaves.....The stamped die pieces were "leftover" from this project.

Wallpaper Art Stamp & Die Bundle
Wallpaper Art Stamp & Die Bundle

I didn't like how the branches look in the vase. I decided to add a Butterfly Acetate Die Cuts on top of all. It kind of 'worked"!
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For the final touches, I added some glitter at the bottom of the vase! See the magic dust?
This concludes my first project for this series.
I will be back next Friday for another Virginia's Versatile Vases. 
I promise the next one will be a different Vase (s).

If you have purchased this Versatile Vases Stamp, please share your creations with my "Show and Share" (see top right side bar). I'd LOVE to check out what you create!

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Good chance to stock up.

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