Thursday, August 10, 2017

Blooming Bouquet (Take 1)

Hello friends!
Hope you are having a great day so far...
Tonight we are hosting a huge dinner party of 40. We are celebrating our daughter Stephanie's passing of her PhD thesis defense! The party guests are people that supported her through her PhD journey. And this is HER way of saying thanks. I hope everything will go smoothly. I feel very rusty in entertaining this many guests. However, the party must. go. on. It will be joyful and fun!
Onto the cards....
I finally got the chance to play with this past July's release from Altenew. I had to miss out since I was busy traveling in Asia and Europe. Now I am super excited to craft away in my stamp room...
This new stamp set "Blooming Bouquet" is just lovely!

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I took a non-colorist approach and created a one layer! Even though the images are not colored with great details, this card still bursts with COLORS!!


A little stamping, embossing and color-blending are so good for the soul... just saying. 😉

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The Tonic White Blizzard Nuvo adds that extra sparkle after my multi-color stamping


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I will be back with ANOTHER vibrant card with the "Blooming Bouquet".
I must go and get ready for the PARTY!
Thanks so much for stopping by!


Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Just love your shimmery HELLO, Virginia! Congrats to Stephanie - enjoy the party!!

foleysfriend said...

Light bulb moment ... mixing white heat embossing with coloured heat embossing, as well as ink blending! Another - now why didn't I think of that moment. Thank you Virginia for the inspiration.

Glennis said...

Super card Virginia, and congratulations to your daughter

Cindy C. said...

Fantastic card Virginia! Congrats to Stephanie, have a great party!

Lisa Elton said...

A big congratulations to your daughter Virginia!! Hope you party went well. You card is simply lovely!

Dawn Turley said...

Well done to your daughter. Hope the dinner goes well. I'm sure it will be perfect.
Your card is amazing. Love it

Teresa Doyle said...

Congratulations to your daughter Virginia, a huge accomplishment! How big is your dining room??? LOL Have a wonderful evening!

Your card is truly gorgeous, the colours are so pretty.

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conil said...

I'm sure your party was as huge a success as Stephanie's PhD defence and this glorious card. Please give her my heartiest congratulations. This is a huge milestone to achieve and I know she worked diligently for it, as did her supportive parents.

Sue LD said...

Beautiful card and good luck with your party preparations.

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

This is stunning! I am sure your party will be wonderful for such a great occasion! Xoxo

Harriet said...

Congratulations to Stephanie!!! I'm sure your party will be as lovely as this card. Soft, sparkly colors.....beautiful.

mimijudy1975 said...

Congratulations to Stephanie on her major accomplishment. You are a wonderful family who encouraged her and supported her throughout this journey . Enjoy your party and
have a good time with your friends. It will be an evening you will treasure for years to come.

Denise Bryant said...

A beautiful stamp set and a lovely card! Best of luck with your dinner party and congrats to Stephanie!