Guest Designer Post: Virginia Lu

Dear Ton fans and friends! I am Virginia Lu from “Yes, Virginia…” blog.  I am so pleased to share my work with The Ton here today. First of all, a little bit about myself…I am an avid stamper and have been stamping since my son was born. He is now 20! I became very active in stamping after my daughter went to college and that was in 2009. It has been a huge learning curve for me to become a better stamper. This is such a wonderful hobby and passion of mine. I have learned so much about stamping in the last few years with some success in publications and contests. I also got to meet wonderful paper crafters from all over the world (from Taiwan, UK, Denmark, Netherlands and Greece). I stumbled upon The Ton through the introduction of the talented DT Jessica and Ruby. Through their beautiful work, I noticed the artistry and versatility of these stamp designs.
Here is my first card “thank you”

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This clean and simple card was very easy to create. I actually used a scrap piece (the frame) from my watercolor paper. I took the color inspiration and stamped my design with Wild Peonies. With the help of MISTI ( my new favorite tool), I was able to stamp the flower in two shades of purple and pink. I love how the stamps are so detailed and perfectly etched. I used SRM sticker for the sentiment and zig zag stitched lines. I stapled a piece of vellum and added sequin. This card is complete!
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My 2nd card has more layers.  I stamped the background with Peony Garden Background.  I love that this large cling stamp comes with solid AND outline floral images.

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I layered a piece of vellum and silver stripe. To complete the design, I stamped and cut out the image from Wild Peonies. For the final touches, I added strings and sequins and brushed the flower image with some Wink of Stella.
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My last card “hello” is more muted in colors, but it is still sophisticated! I cut out a thin strip of paper and started stamping the floral images from the center with the larger flower stamps.

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This stamp set Mini Wild Flowers offers so many fun images and you literally can stamp the details however you like it. After stamping the solid and outline flowers, I stamped the ferns and leaves to create a symmetrical look. I then topped it off with a stamped sentiment “hello” Fresh Cut Peonies and added the embellishments.
hello (close-up)
Thank you, Effie , for giving me the pleasure of playing with your beautiful stamps.  I hope that you are inspired by today’s post and give The Ton a try if you have not already. Be Warned… you will be hooked ( like I am).

25 thoughts on “Guest Designer Post: Virginia Lu

  1. "glow" says:

    wow.. gorgeous cards:) i love this stamp set and i think this site is awesome sweet. Floral stamps are by far the most fun..:) all the best and enjoy your weekend, all… sincerely “glow”ing

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  2. conil says:

    Lucky you to get Virginia as a guest designer. All her cards are so refreshing and really showcase your wonderful products. Virginia’s talent shines through those she’s modest about it.

    Liked by 2 people

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