June's Guest Designer-Virginia Lu

Dear Altenew friends: It's Virginia Lu at the Altenew blog today. I am absolutely delighted and honored to be the guest designer for this month. When Tasnim invited me to do the guest design, I almost fell off the chair when I saw the e-mail! How can anyone turn down the chance to play with Altenew Stamps? It's a YES from Virginia! As I anticipated the arrival of Altenew stamps, I started to think about what kind of cards I would be making. It was somewhat daunting because I wanted to do the stamps justice. Once I started playing with the stamps, I knew that the stamps would do all the "talking". For the next few Wednesdays,I have planned a different theme for each week. This week's theme is "Flower Power".


Let's start with Painted Flowers.

you are awesome

What can I say? There is nothing like this multi-step stamp set! It comes with 26 images and each one of them is there for a reason! I felt like an ARTIST when I stamped those lovely flowers. One thing I suggest is to practice by stamping a few flowers to get the shapes and depth right. I actually printed this sheet out for my reference. It proved to be very helpful!


I started out with masking. Then I picked out the flower images and composed the design. After stamping the flowers, I decided to use Label Love for the sentiment. With the gold thread and pop-up dimensions, this card is complete!

My 2nd project was created with Hennah Elements and water-coloring. Again, I used Label Love for the sentiment. Love the contrast of colors!

Happy birthday Tag

After inking up Distress Inks on an acrylic block, I then spritzed the block with water and created a colorful background. With the same colors, I decorated the kraft gift bag to match the tag!

tag and bag

Notice the white decorative lace border? It was white-embossed!

Lastly, I am concluding the Flower Power theme with a one layer card created with Hennah Elements. All I did was stamp two flowers on thin paper and used them as masks. I started with the largest flower and then stamped the rest of the flowers and vines/leaves. 

you inspire me

With these intricate and polished images, you really can't go wrong. As you can tell, I had a BLAST playing with the Altenew stamps! I hope that you enjoy seeing these stamps coming to life through my creations. Next Wednesday's post will have to do with "alcohol" (alcohol inks, that is). Thanks for stopping by!

Comment on this post (37 comments)

  • Fadro says...

    all good things come to those that waitSo we will just have to be patniet.It must be so frustrating for you not knowing if this will ever transpire. We all need to keep our fingers, toes, eyes.. anythings! crossed and hope that it all works out in the endImagine launching them at SECC next time Now that would be something!sugarplum x

    March 13, 2015

  • janet says...

    Well hello, Mrs Lu :) How wonderful to see you here. Absolutely beautiful cards – each and every one. The audacious colours are so very inspiring and just love the designs. Looking forward to next wednesday :)

    June 05, 2014

  • Thordis says...

    You always amaze me with your cards Virginia! I’m a big fan off your work :)

    June 05, 2014

  • Jutta says...

    Your projects are all so very pretty and fresh Virginia!Love them all!

    June 05, 2014

  • Stephanie Hilt says...

    Stunning work! Love all the vibrant colors used with each of the floral sets. I am adding Virginia’s blog to Bloglovin so I don’t miss anything from this artist! (So sad to see each of these sets is currently out-of-stock or I would purchase today :(

    June 05, 2014

  • Barb Ghigliotty says...

    So happy to see Virginia as Guest Designer for June! I really love how she has showcased all of these awesome stamps! Such beautiful designs and the colors really make the flowers and sentiments pop! Can’t wait to see more!

    June 05, 2014

  • Ginny Henriquez says...

    These cards are absolutely gorgeous!! Virginia is a master card maker!!

    June 05, 2014

  • Shelly K says...

    GORGEOUS! They all are! Love, love, love!

    June 05, 2014

  • Keren Baker says...

    Virginia has done a gorgeous job. The stamps are already awesome and so love how’s she’s clustered them with the little touch of gold! Just fab!

    June 05, 2014

  • Dawn T says...

    totally awesome cards, tag and bag from Virginia.

    June 05, 2014

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