Friday, September 23, 2016

Using Altenew Stamp and Die Combo ( Winners Announcement)

Hello friend!
You know it takes time to get acquainted with your stamps and dies. I started out with a few simple designs and had fun playing with Bamboo Rose Stamp and Coordinating Die.The following is actually my first take with this stamp and die combo.

I made this card for the Altenew September release as an extra project. I didn't want to bore the blog hoppers with too many projects, so instead, I am sharing it today.

I did it all in one sitting and the card actually came together very quickly.  When I said "in one sitting", that means, I stamped and embossed all the images at one time (with MISTI). The images were colored with Kuretake. It really is easy to color these flowers as they are just the perfect size for any novice color-er.  I also watercolored the outline images before diecutting. This way, the flowers look more cohesive and polished (all supplies are linked below) when assembled.

love you

Of course, I had to add gold splatter to the background  and stamped the sentiment in Delicata gold...the card now looks "golden"!


Anyone can create a card like this as long as you have the right tools and supplies! 
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I love the free style design of the Bamboo Rose. It is perfect for coloring in any type of medium. 

Last but certainly not the least....
I am announcing the winner of my $20 Simon Says Stamp Gift Card 
(drum roll please) 
sdonn said...
Virginia, I LOVE your work. I love your videos, love everything that I have seen that you post. I just started learning watercolor. I found you while searching around on my quest to learn, and so happy that I stumbled upon one of your Youtube videos, and I have been following you everywhere since.
I purchased one of your cards on ETSY for my daughters birthday in August. It is beautiful and my daughter loved it. Thank-you for the chance to win and thank you for sharing all of your work.

From the Altenew Blog Hop commenters, the winner of the $30 Gift Card to Altenew online store is....
Barb Ghig said...
Gorgeous cards, Virginia! They are so elegant, yet you make it look so easy! Thanks so much for another wonderful video tutorial...I always enjoy them! And, thanks for a chance to win!!!
Congratulations, sdonn and Barb Ghig, please contact me and I can set up the prize for you asap.
If the prize is not claimed within 14 days, it will go to my future giveaways!

 I also want to take this chance to say that if my posts are helpful to you in making purchases over Simon Says Stamp, please shop through my affiliate links. You simply start with my SSS link (top side bar) and finish your purchase at your convenience. The small commission I earn will go towards giveaways in this blog. Thank you for your wonderful comments as I enjoy reading all of them and know what you love. There is a VIDEO coming up soon again!
Thanks for stopping by!


Valerija said...

Lovely card again.
Congratulations to the winners.
Valerija xx

Tracy Freeman said...

Beautiful card, love how you have framed the sentiment.
Congratulations to the lucky winners.
I hope you have a great weekend lovely xxx

Karen B. said...

One can never see too many Virginia cards!! Beautifully done.

Unknown said...

lovely card as always. My congratulations to the winners. Have fun with your new toys!!!

conil said...

Wow! This is extraordinarily beautiful. The way your outlined the flowers with color is an excellent idea...need to try that soon. Look forward to your next video.

Harriet said...

Lovely card, Virginia. I like that you wrote about 'getting to know your stamps and dies'. Too often, I begin by thinking I can do this even though I haven't made friends with a new stamp or die. Your point that this stamp is free style is right on point. I think the stamp, in particular, has lots of possibilities.

Barb Ghig said...

Oh my gosh, is that my name? Woot!!! What a wonderful surprise! Thank you so much, Virginia, and Congrats to sdonn on her SSS gift card! I can't wait to start shopping :)

I love how you watercolored these pretty Bamboo Roses and leaves! Such a lovely design on this card, too...A simple sentiment and fun splatters really makes the flowers pop! Thank you for your encouragement, too...I sometimes feel intimidated by watercoloring, and then I see how easy it can be ~ love it!

Sheila H said...

Your embossing and coloring are just beautiful. Love the design!

Teresa Doyle said...

Virginia, I don't think you need to worry about "boring" us blog hoppers, your work is beautiful! This card is no exception! Gorgeous!

Congratulations to your winners!

Lisa Elton said...

BEAUTIFUL card Virginia! You always inspire me with your creativity!!

Nicole Parmentier said...

Great coloring!!! Love(!!!!!!) it!!

Rubiobrandi said...

This is absolutely beautiful! You make it look so easy and I love the way your designs flow! Thank you for sharing with us! I look forward to seeing more amazing cards!