Saturday, August 31, 2019

More Antique Rose Cards!

Hello friends!
I hope you are not tired of seeing Antique Roses in my posts...
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The best thing about stamping images like "Antique Rose" is that you can create multiple flowers in one session and die cut them. You then have a stash and can create whatever background or design that your heart desires....

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Today's card was created with one of those. I just love to change up the background and create on a whim. In fact, these are my Instagram "My Story" Exclusive. You can check  them out here. 

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If you have an IG account, be sure to follow me as I share more impromptu posts and fun stuff.

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I just love how easily that you can create a set of cards in one sitting.

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Again, I took out the Dot Art and stamped it in grey. Add some splatter and you've got a floral card!
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I always have fun adding splatter! This truly has been a fun series cards for me to create. With Antique Roses and Dot Art, you can not go wrong.


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Friday, August 30, 2019

Use Those Pattern Paper!

Hello friends!
I don't know about you, but I love the ease of using pattern paper to create fun and colorful background. I am sure that you have seen me using this paper pad numerous times.

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If you like a "safe" paper pad that gives you that something extra without overwhelming your stamp ed design. This is definitely one to consider.

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I absolutely love the grey wood-grain background from the paper. My Antique Roses are the perfect fit for the design. I also added an extra strip of chevron paper to make the roses stand out even more.
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The depth and contrast of the roses really come through with the grey-ish background.
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I need to make a lot of thank-you cards for my daughter's wedding and this will be one of them.
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Thursday, August 29, 2019

MY Show & Share (Photos!!) and Winner Announcement

Hello friends!

I am posting it EARLY this month....( usually the last day of the month).
It gives me great pleasure to announce ๐Ÿ’ŒAugust Monthly Giveaway๐Ÿ’Œ.
Each month, Altenew offers TWO monthly giveaway to my loyal blog followers who comment and support me and my blog. It is the last day of each month and it's time to announce the winners.
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The two lucky winners of February are....
from this post:  
Linda BL said...
Really like how you put together your graphic design, Thanks for detailing how you made the card. When I try something like that I usually end up with awkward spaces. Your ideas should help. Thanks!
from this post
Maura said...
The flower is gorgeous and I love how you did the bg, I have such fun when I am creating a bg but I do tend to go for more versus less - thanks for inspiring me to try less next time!!!
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My 8th month's of Show & Share is a huge success!
The Altenew Party Time Stamp and Die Bundle goes to.....

#23Whoistracey I had so much fun checking out everyone's creation and left each participant some blog love!
๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿ‘‰The next one will start on Sept 9th (mark your calendar and start creating!)
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Congratulations, Linda BL, Maura and Whoistracey
please e-mail me at virginia@altenew.com asap to claim your prize!
BIG thanks to those who entered Show and Share.
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I totally enjoyed seeing your creations and be sure to come back for more on Sept. 9th.

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Lastly, it would not be right if I don't "Show and Share" here! Dr. John, my son David and I drove 5 hours down to Syracuse (Altenew HQ). I had a grand time at Altenew retreat.

from left to right: me, Nicole, Tasnim, May, Jennifer M., Jen R,
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 I met Nicole Picadura, May Park, Jennifer McGuire and Jennifer Rzasa for the first time!

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I have known these great ladies for many years and am so thrilled to get together in person.

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As you can imagine,  I was super excited to see Jennifer!
I now can say that she is truly kind and sweet in person! 

(May, Virginia and Jen)
 These moments truly are the highlight of my crafting life. What a fun ride!
Thank you once again, for your support and feedback.
I appreciate that you stop by today! 

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

The Virtues of Debossing Cover Dies

Hello friends!
I am popping in with my last take with Playful Plumeria Stamp and Die Bundle.
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I simply love the possibilities that this set has to offer...
Today's card is 100% Stamped.
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I took out all my favorite inks and started stamping away.

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 In order to keep stamped image a standout., I kept the embellishment to a minimum.
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 However, I would still like to add subtle details!
๐Ÿ’ก What can be better ways than to add textures with a cover die!?
The Dotted Swirls Debossing Cover Die came to the rescue!
Cover dies like these are great addition to have in your stash.
Yes, they are not cheap....which is why we "need to talk about it"

๐ŸŽ€The virtue of debossing cover dies: ๐ŸŽ€

1. details and textures can be easily incorporated into your design
2. use part of the cover die and die cut them with assorted shapes (heart, circle...etc)
3. stamp before or after debossing
4. color it with any of your favorite media (color pencils, watercolor, copics.... etc)
5. you can create matching set of cards easily. Need a set of cards in a jiffy? Deboss all of them and add an image or two and sentiment....done!
6. feel challenged with color card stock or pattern paper? Deboss them!
7. add doodles on them! See those dotted lines? You can use a fine pen and trace all the lines!
8. stitch it! Use a small fine needle and stitch the pattern. It's time-consuming, but well worth the effort if this is your thing. (be sure to use super study card stock and fine needles)


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Here are all of my cards with Playful Plumeria. 

Sets of 5 (Playful Plumeria)

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Tuesday, August 27, 2019

CAS card with Mixed Media Elements

Hello friends! 

When we think about Mix Media, we often associate lots of colors, textures, stenciled details.
Well, I created a card with all that, but it can still look pretty clean and simple.

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 I am using "Simply the Best" as my example.
The simply petal, when layered, exude a sense of ease and elegance.

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In this card, I used two stencils, glitter, embossing paste, pattern paper, stamps and die.
 I have listed all the supplies at the end of this post. From the list, I can tell what I did exactly.

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I must mention that Antique Gold Pigment Ink is lighter than the Enchanted Gold Pigment Ink. 

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 I think the light Antique Gold is a good fit for this pastel design. 

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Monday, August 26, 2019

More Scene Card with Gelli Plate

Hello friends!
As I have been experimenting more with Gelli Plate, I have one more scene card! 

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All supplies are listed at the end of this post.
This card was my 2nd attempt. I actually tried to create the background without the image in my first try. But the inking application of Gelli Plate did not turn out.

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I decided to stamp just the horizon (see there is a line?) and worked on adding colors to the background.
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That means, apply Distress Oxide with the Rubber Brayer and then bring up the Gelli Plate and then stamp . Once I was happy with the background, I stamped the image with the help of MISTI.
 
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To add subtle interest, I took out the leave die and dry-embossed it.
 I wanted to keep the embellishment minimum, so I added some sticklers and that's it.

If you miss seeing my first post about using Gelli Plate with Scene stamps, check it out here. 
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I enjoyed the new way of adding ink to my stamping.

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Peony Blossom Ink Bundle (45% off)

Hello friends!
 I am popping in with Peony Blossom Creations.
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This set of Builder-a Flower Set is one of my favorites.
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 It allows you to create one layer with ease.

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 It is also super easy to create layers and dimensions thanks to the dies.

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As you can see, I absolutely adore this one..... that I made so many variations.

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I will be back later today with a new post.
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