Virginia's Guest Design (Week 3)

Hello Altenew friends! I am happy to share more projects with you! Today's theme is about "Pattern Paper Play". I know we all are pattern paper hoarders to some degree. There are some very special papers that we then we wait...and wait....until the arrival of a very special occasion. Well, I did just that with my Origami paper. They were gifted to me from my Japanese stamping friend Tomo a few years ago.

The Ori Kami set and my Origami paper are a match made in heaven.

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I created a textured background with the Studio Calico Chevron stencil and white embossing paste.
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I then stamped the butterflies on the Origami paper and cut them out. The sentiment was from Label Love. I cut it into 3 parts as they seem to "flow" better with the design. Next is a wedding card from the same set Ori Kami
With some paper-piecing, this card was easy to make! I cut out the tiny flowers from the Origami paper and added them to the "bride's" head, isn't she darling? I also added some blue Origami paper to dress up the groom. He looks much more defined and handsome!
Since weddings are such happy occasions and a major milestone in life, we have to go all out and go for the gold! Thus, I used gold-embossing and gold sequins to complete the design.
However, you don't always have to use Origami paper to make these designs....ANY pattern paper will make your images shine! For example, the next card's pattern paper is from DCWV (Twinkle Glints).
Peace and Strength
Basically, I paper-pieced the crane and used Glossy Accent and melded it into a metal-like piece. A small silver string and sequin were all that was needed to finish this design. I think this makes a great masculine card!

Lastly, I used Basic Grey's Fresh Cut and assembled the Magnolias for Her and made a little hexagon card.

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The easiest way is to stamp a few Magnolia on assorted paper and cut them out. After that, I assembled one petal at a time! It's really fun and relaxing. I think it's a perfect thing to do while you catch up on your favorite TV shows!

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I hope these cards help you get started on some ideas and get creative. It has been a great joy to share my Altenew projects with you here. I will be back for next week's (final) installment! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Edited: Origami paper can also be purchased from your nearby Michael's.

Comment on this post (32 comments)

  • Angel says...

    Truly simple paper stars. Shown at left is 2 put toehgetr for a very anatomic, retro feel. Also look festive as a four point Christmas star!Super Simple Paper Stars

    March 13, 2015

  • Kaan says...

    So, Martha, I came here to look at your directions on your Origami Christmas tree and love it. Then I saw anehotr item I have been looking for too!! Your Pin it code. What code did you use on your html template to get it to work? I would be ever so grateful if you could share that with me, or where you got it too! Thank you and for the origami video, etc. :-)

    March 13, 2015

  • janet says...

    Beautiful, Virginia – these stamps are magical in your hands :)

    June 20, 2014

  • Brenda says...

    Wonderful creations. Very inspiring. Thank you

    June 20, 2014

  • Laura Bassen says...

    More awesome work by Virginia Lu! Love the bright colors mixed with the embossing paste!! Beautiful paper piecing!

    June 19, 2014

  • barbara lassiter says...

    All these are gorgeous and I especially love the magnolia card.

    June 19, 2014

  • Keren says...

    Beautiful! Love that elephant card and that shaped magnolia card is stunning! Gorgeous job Virginia! x

    June 19, 2014

  • Sheila H says...

    Beautiful cards, Virginia. The origami papers are fabulous.

    June 19, 2014

  • Barb Ghigliotty says...

    I am so impressed with how beautifully Virginia has showcased these new stamps! As always, every one of her cards are amazing…I especially love all the gold…it adds so much elegance to her cards!

    June 19, 2014

  • Jenny Martin says...

    Wow – wonderful showcase of these stamps!

    June 18, 2014

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