Springtime Azalea

Hello everyone. I have trying out a technique inspired from Jennifer McGuire today. She recently posted a video outlining a layering stamping technique using a template. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wa0eeT3vXac&t=1232s

Here is my template:


I tried it out on this stamp set, even though the set itself is quite easy to layer up anyway, but I found it very easy once you had got your head around it. This really is a great way to make lots of flowers at the same time – which is one of the reasons I put so many on these cards!

The flowers were made using the ‘Jennifer McGuire’ technique, using a range of Altenew inks, and then I set to organising them on my card base.

The layout is from the current CAS Colours and Sketches challenge, and organised to match the current Just Us Girls challenge, which is a photograph of lots of little flowers. I shall also be entering the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Even though ‘The Beast From The East’ and ‘Storm Emma’ are both bombarding the UK, there were lots of little spring flowers trying to pop their little heads up – before the snow!


Challenges entered:

Just Us Girlsphoto inspiration

CAS Colours and Sketchessketch

Simon Says Stamp Monday ChallengeIn My Garden

Addicted to Stamps and Moreanything goes



25 thoughts on “Springtime Azalea

  1. I’m a tiny bit jealous of your snow because we haven’t had that much all winter. But after seeing your cards and now that it’s March, those lovely azaleas are making me wish for springtime! The blossoms are so pretty against the speckled backgrounds. Thanks so much for making CC&S part of your crafting time! πŸ™‚


    • Thank you Patricia. I also like snow, but when it comes down here like that – the country kinda comes to a stand-still for a couple of days as we aren’t used to that much of it……..I’m glad I booked annual leave beforehand. I must be a little bit psychic. πŸ™‚


  2. Don’t you just love watching those Jennifer McGuire videos? I just love her style! Your card is so pretty! I love how you layered all those beautiful flowers! Thanks for playing with Just Us Girls!


    • I must admit to trying most of Jennifer McGuires hints and tips….and certainly going to use this one for my other layering sets. It made it do much easier doing what I wanted from your inspiration photo. 😁


  3. WOW! You’ve certainly mastered Jennifer’s technique, creating a lovely array of flowers! Both versions are absolutely gorgeous! Signs of Spring, even though the snows/storms are still making their presence felt. We’re under a winter storm watch here in Alberta. March…in like a lion, right. So delighted you shared your beautiful cards in the Just Us Girls and Addicted to Stamps and More galleries. I need to watch that video now…


  4. This is sooooo pretty! I am heading right over to check out the video! Thanks for inspiring me and being with us over at Just Us Girls. I sure hope you join us again. Your work is gorgeous!


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