Hello, everyone and welcome to our September Guest Designer post!

Well do we have a treat for you today, we have the lovely Vicky Papaioannou for our September Guest Designer and she will sharing some amazingly beautiful projects. As well as being our guest designer this month she is also an Altenew Brand Ambassador so please check her out as she shares lots of Altenew projects on her blog. So let’s take a look at what she has for us today:

I live in Greece with my husband, my two kids and my cat Ginger! I love cardmaking and art journaling and I share my creations on my blog and youtube channel. My YouTube channel has been a great success over the years with a growing number of followers and that really helped me switch from a full time high school teacher into a full time independent designer and mixed media artist. I am finally doing what I love most, sharing my art with fellow crafters online and I also teach live workshops all over the world.

So lets jump in and take a look at Vicky’s first card, it features the ever popular Adore You Stamp Set:For this card I was going for a watercolor look. I stamped all my flowers and leaves on watercolor paper using permanent ink to avoid smudges later on. Then I used my watercolor markers but you can go ahead and recreate that look by using any watercolor medium that you have. I used the matching dies to cut out all my images and then I played a little bit with my cut outs to decide on my flower composition.

Once I was happy with their placement I glued everything down. Notice that I used foam tape at the back of some die cuts to add dimension.

For my sentiment I used the Hello die cut. I chose to use black cardstock for that since I love a big bold sentiment as a contrast!

Supplies- Adore You Stamp Set, Adore You Die Set, Envelope Liner Die Set , 6×6 Reflections Paper Pad

Vicky’s next card is another showstopper:

For this clean and simple love card I used the pear from the Simple Fruits stamp set. I stamped the image using my stamping platform using 3 different ink pads. I used a light green to stamp the whole image and then I touched up only areas of the stamp with darker green and even light brown. This technique allowed me to create shading from a solid stamp in seconds.

I used the matching die to cut out the pears and then aligned them on my card base. For the sentiment I combined a big bold die cut word along with a sentiment that I white embossed. 

Supplies- Simple Fruits Stamp Set, Simple Fruits Die Set, Script Words Die Set, 6×6 Reflections Paper Pad

For a full step by step tutorial on how Vicky created these cards please check out the video below or over on our YouTube Channel:

Wow! How amazing were all of Vicky’s projects? We absolutely loved both of them! We hope you enjoyed Vicky’s cards as much as we did. Also make sure to visit Vicky’s Blog to see more and don’t forget to leave her some love.

Thank you so much, Vicky, for being our September Guest Designer and Brand Ambassador, and for sharing your talents with us today! It was such a lovely treat to gaze at your lovely cards.