Using Halftone Squares in Two Creative Ways!

by Virginia Lu

Hello, Altenew friends! It's Virginia here. Do you love geometric stamps? I don't know about you, but I do love geometric shapes with floral designs. The stamp set Halftone Squares is so versatile that I can think of so many ways of using this set.

Today, I am sharing two cards with this uber cool stamp set and I hope you love my ideas!

Altenew-HalfToneSquares-StarryFlowers-Virginia#2Previously, I made a similar card (you can see the card here) and I took the same direction and did it again. I love the idea of a trendy and modern square vase since I own a few square vases myself.

Altenew HalfToneSquares StarryFlowers Virginia3The Starry Flowers were colored with Watercolor 36 Pan Set during my vacation and were die cut after returning home. Gotta love the matching Starry Flower Dies!

Altenew HalfToneSquares StarryFlowers Virginia1With the help of MISTI, I stamped the “vase” with Shades of Purple on the Lavender Fields Cardstock. I then cut it out and popped it up with foam tape.

Altenew HalfToneSquares StarryFlowers Virginia4I also stamped a few small squares along with the Chinese sentiment “Xie-Xie” from Thanks Around The World. For the embellishment, I tied the silver strings around the “vase” and added sequins.

My 2nd project with the Halftone Squares is all about stamping. Altenew Inks are the best for this purpose!
Altenew-HalfToneSquares-Virginia#1I started out with a piece of white cardstock and started stamping the largest yellow square. This is also a great way to bring out your favorite Altenew Inks and make it a good workout for the inks! With a Silver Glitter Tape on white cardstock, I die cut the gorgeous Simply Thank You Die.

Altenew-HalfToneSquares-Virginia#2To me, it is easiest to start stamping with the largest squares and then gradually build up the design. I stamped the smallest squares with pops of bright colors to bring out the happy factor!

Altenew-HalfToneSquares-Virginia#3I really hope that you enjoy today's cards and get inspired by my ideas! Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Shirley September 3, 2018 - 16:21

Beautiful cards!

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Virginia L. September 3, 2018 - 21:08

Thank you, Shirley!

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Sue D September 3, 2018 - 16:41

Pretty and colorful and creative!

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Virginia L. September 3, 2018 - 21:09

I appreciate that you stopped by, Sue! Thank you!

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foleysfriend September 3, 2018 - 23:11

So inspiring. I love your creativity. The glitter tape on cardstock and then die cut is genius! Your vase with flowers is so gorgeous!

sue

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Virginia L. September 4, 2018 - 12:08

Thanks so much for writing me such a sweet comment, Sue!

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Becky Green September 4, 2018 - 10:26

BEAUTIFULLY CREATIVE, Virginia!!!! ;)

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Virginia L. September 4, 2018 - 12:09

THANK YOU, Becky! xo

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Parker Lee September 4, 2018 - 11:09

Such a beautiful bouquet….. I’d love to get this arrangement with real flowers.

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Virginia L. September 4, 2018 - 12:11

Me, too! Thank you!

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BeverlyBL September 4, 2018 - 11:28

Lovely!! Fun colors on both and a clever idea for the vase.

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Virginia L. September 4, 2018 - 12:14

I am glad that you like my idea, Beverly!

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Denise Bryant September 4, 2018 - 11:44

Pretty cards! Great ideas for using the Halftone Squares set!

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Virginia L. September 4, 2018 - 12:16

Thank you for your kind comment, Denise!

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Tara Prince September 4, 2018 - 11:53

So very creative! I love the vase!

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Virginia L. September 4, 2018 - 12:18

Thank you, Tara! I appreciate your feedback!

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Mary McCaslin September 4, 2018 - 12:25

Thank you for sharing some much-needed inspiration today!

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Virginia L. September 4, 2018 - 12:28

I am SO pleased to hear that, Mary!! Thank you!

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Sonja September 4, 2018 - 12:52

Xetreemly clever using the square as a vase! Loved your thank you too! Great cards-tfs!!!

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Virginia L. September 4, 2018 - 13:10

Thank you for your kind comment, Sonja!

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Dorthy Barber September 4, 2018 - 12:54

Thank you Virginia for showing me some really lovely ways to use my geometric shapes. You have given me lots of inspiration with your cards.

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Virginia L. September 4, 2018 - 13:11

I am so pleased to hear that. Your comment makes me smile!

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Jennifer K September 4, 2018 - 13:04

Fantastic cards!!! Using the Halftone Square as a vase is such a great idea and I love the beautiful flower bouquet you created, such beautiful happy colours.

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Virginia L. September 4, 2018 - 13:12

Your feedback is much appreciated, Jennifer!

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Karthikha Uday September 4, 2018 - 16:41

Beautiful cards! Creative take on the halftone squares :)

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Virginia L. September 4, 2018 - 17:04

Thanks for your encouragement, Karthikha!

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Tracey Magner September 4, 2018 - 22:40

STUNNING cards Virginia, I just love everything you create!! The colors are gorgeous, and I love how you used the halftone square, the flowers are so beautifully colored with the new watercolored pan set, which is on my wish list for Christmas :)

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Virginia L. September 4, 2018 - 23:01

Your feedback means a lot, Tracey! Thank you!

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Celeste Goff September 4, 2018 - 22:50

Such gorgeous cards Virginia!!!

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Virginia L. September 4, 2018 - 23:08

Thank you for stopping by, Celeste!

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Linda BL September 4, 2018 - 22:52

Love both cards, but my favorite is the card with the square vase. The Haltone Squares set is the perfect touch to add texture. The Starry Flowers set is a perfect way to show off he beautiful colors in the new water color set.

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Virginia L. September 4, 2018 - 23:11

I love your sharp observations, Linda! Thank you kindly!

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Andre M. September 6, 2018 - 09:42

Great ideas to stretch these stamps. Your florals are beautifully coloured. Thanks for the inspiration.

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Virginia L. September 6, 2018 - 11:04

Thank you, Andre!! Glad that you like me ideas and design!

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Beverly Jordan September 6, 2018 - 10:11

Quite beautiful and love it with the Starry flowers especially!! So clever and love your fabulous choice in colors!!

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Virginia L. September 6, 2018 - 11:05

I love Starry Flowers!! Thank you for the sweet comment, Bev!!

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Lenice W September 7, 2018 - 12:32

Really creative and well done! Thanks for sharing!

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Virginia L. September 7, 2018 - 12:49

Thank you for the sweet comment, Lenice!

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