Guest Designer: Virginia Lu

Hello, my dear friends from The Ton,
It is my absolute pleasure to share a card with you today. This card has a TON of layers, textures and depth. However it is rather flat and mail-friendly. How awesome is that!
I used 5 sets of stamps and one die (that is a lot, I know!!) to create this card. Here are a few key elements when designing a card with layers.
Background Stamp: I used two large stamps Stripe Addict Background and Marvelous Cling Background. Using only part of the cling stamp can make a big difference.
Border Stamp: it is so easy to add more interest simply by stamping a small portion of it ( do you spy Tribal Chic Borders ?)
Layered Stamps: Fresh Cut Roses is oh so easy for color- layering.  The Ton inks are awesome for adding shades of colors since they are perfectly color-coordinated.
Coverplate Die: do you know that you can use  part of the Geometric Lattice Coverplate Die as embellishments? Vellum is a perfect addition to add layers without adding too much bulk.
Sentiment: you can stamp sentiment in various colors like I did here with Friends Defined
Little touches: adding your own personal touches makes a handmade card extra special. Black ink splatter and sequins are fabulous options.
Creating cards with layers is easier than you think. With a little planning ahead, you are on your way to make the most unique and original designs.  I truly hope that this post inspires you!  I want to thank Effie for inviting me to play with her awesome products! Thank you for stopping by!

10 thoughts on “Guest Designer: Virginia Lu

  1. Janice Hilton says:

    I just love this card. It is consistent with Virginia’s artful ways. I’d love to see a video on this card as it has so many different techniques I’ve never tried. 🙂 Thank you for posting this beautiful card.


  2. Harriet says:

    Wonderful card, Virginia, and I really liked your “play on words”. The composition you achieved is truly excellent, balanced, interesting and lovely.


  3. conil says:

    Well, this is quite the tutorial…lost count of the number of techniques. But you don’t expect anything less from a card artist with Virginia’s talent. The end result of the card is fabulous, lots going on without being too busy and, hot dog, it’s mailable. Thanks, Virginia, for showing us what a real stamper can do.


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