Video Guest of the Month: Debby Hughes!

by Nicole Picadura

Happy Wednesday! We are SO excited to share this month's video guest designer with you – Debby Hughes! We are a huge fan of her lovely cards.  Please welcome Debby!


Hello, its Debby here today and I'm delighted to be Altenew's video guest for September! For me Altenew really bought to the fore the multi layered stamping style and in particular with their gorgeous florals. In the video below I wanted to attempt what is possibly the most stamp layering I've ever tried on one card!

I used the beautiful Remember This set and found it helpful to sketch out first where I wanted the flowers, leaves and buds to be before starting to stamp. I used masking paper to help create the floral grouping and really loved the look of the lined images and was tempted to leave the card without much color at all. However I had the Red Cosmos and Green Fields packs of inks that I was keen to try out. Usually I spend a while when stamp layering to work out which ink colors go together well so I'm delighted that someone has done all the hard work for me to create these handy packs of inks that all work wonderfully together.


I stamped multiples of this card as accidents happen and it doesn't take much to get an ink smudge of forget to put a mask in place (yes both of those things happened LOL). However, by stamping multiples then you've already got a back up and the less than perfect versions can be used to die cut from, such as the tag I die cut from one of my mistakes.


Well, this card certainly tested my stamp layering and masking abilities LOL, but I love the result of all those layers of color popping of a white background.


Stamps – Altenew Remember This
Dies – Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles, Stitched Dress Up Tag
Card – Neenah Solar White, Simon Says Stamp Fog
Inks – Red CosmosFrayed Leaf, Forest Glades, Frosty Pink, Coral BerryRuby Red, Versafine Onyx Black, and Versafine Smokey Gray.
Sequins – Pretty Pink Posh watermelon, Sparkling Clear 4mm & 6mm, Little Things From Lucy's Cards Rainforest
Other Items – Mini Misti, Ranger Multi Medium Matte, Sizzix Big Shot, Martha Stewart Score Board, Bone Folder, 3M Foam Tape, Black Hemptique Twine


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Gail Plaskiewicz September 14, 2016 - 10:07 AM

I love this card! The colors are so pretty! I’ll have to watch the video and see how you did it!

CraftyNatalie September 14, 2016 - 10:31 AM

Beautiful card and tag, so pretty.
When will we find out the winners of the August challenge?

Peggy Pride September 14, 2016 - 10:31 AM

This is an awesome card. Your instruction was so valuable. Thanks for the inspiration.

Janet September 14, 2016 - 10:45 AM

Beautiful :-) Great instruction Debby and really useful tips – thank you!

Rena September 14, 2016 - 11:14 AM

Gorgeous, love the colors!

Leanne in CA September 14, 2016 - 11:36 AM

Beautiful! Your layers are amazing and thanks for the tips on how to save a “mess up.”

Jennifer K September 14, 2016 - 11:53 AM

Absolutely gorgeous card! I love the colors and what a fantastic tip using acetate so you don’t get unwanted ink on your card, I will be doing this from now on.

Barbara September 14, 2016 - 12:20 PM

I have not been so lucky with the multi stamping so you ideas will help me – make multiples and use acetate to avoid messing up your work. Thanks for sharing.

JoAnn Burnham September 14, 2016 - 1:05 PM

Gorgeous card. Thanks for sharing the video of how you stamped it. Great tip using the acetate.

Em September 14, 2016 - 1:22 PM

Another beautiful stampset from Altenew and a wonderful clear video of your creative process. Thank you Debby. I wish you’d do more videos as they are always so interesting and instructive.

Deepa Lakshman September 14, 2016 - 1:59 PM

Beautiful card. Love these flowers.

Corinne Mueller September 14, 2016 - 2:34 PM

Just beautiful. Thank you for the acetate tip. I love this card and tag.

Erna Taylor-Stark September 15, 2016 - 9:54 PM

Hi’s Erna. This is a fabulous card – we need to make it!

Anne Sturgeon September 14, 2016 - 3:13 PM

This is so beautiful. I love the soft colors on these wonderful flowers. Great job and thanks for sharing.

Betty September 14, 2016 - 5:18 PM

beautiful card, Debby!

Teresa Doyle September 14, 2016 - 7:44 PM

These are totally amazing Debby.
I have to say, although I don’t have any Altenew products as yet, they make the most beautiful floral stamps I have seen anywhere! Thanks so much for sharing.

barbara lassiter September 14, 2016 - 8:57 PM

This is beautiful and I am a big fan of Debby’s work. I appreciated the tips and especially the one about using the acetate to protect the card surface. I just never think of those things! Thanks, Debby!

Debby Hughes September 16, 2016 - 2:52 AM

I still manage to get inky but the acetate helps Barbara :D

LauraJane:) September 14, 2016 - 9:37 PM

Wonderful layers Debby!

Kathy P September 14, 2016 - 10:39 PM

Absolutely gorgeous, Debby! And thanks for the excellent video tutorial—–I am feeling brave enough to get out my layering flower set to try this out now! I just have to get a Misti!

Debby Hughes September 16, 2016 - 2:53 AM

I must admit a Misti or some form of stamp positioning tool helps :D

Dori Johns September 14, 2016 - 11:47 PM

Beautiful card and tag, Debby! Thanks for showing how your determine stamp placement with the post it notes. That’s a tip I will certainly use.

Debby Hughes September 16, 2016 - 2:54 AM

I have a big stash of post its as they are so useful!

Loly Borda September 15, 2016 - 12:08 AM

Beautiful work Debbie! TFS

Marilyn Jensen September 15, 2016 - 12:23 AM

Your techniques are really good. The acetate to protect the card from smudges is wonderful! It’s a lovely card. I liked the idea of stamping multiples while you have your Misti set up….interesting way to manage those pesky magnets with the tape around them to help picking them up. Very nice video. Thanks

Debby Hughes September 16, 2016 - 2:55 AM

I saw others with the masking tape on the magnets but didn’t get around to doing it …. until i managed to snap them together and one broke :( So I quickly wrapped masking tape around my others :D

Vickie September 15, 2016 - 2:40 AM

so beautiful im so happy i found your blog

Tess Hackett September 15, 2016 - 8:23 AM

I love Debbie and am a fan of her style. I was excited to see her as a guest designer here. Her card is beautiful and I hope to see her here more. ?

Jan Mancini September 15, 2016 - 7:52 PM

Love the card and your idea of keeping working on multiples but I would also love to know where you got that box for your sequins. It is perfect! My sequins are everywhere and that seems to have individual boxes within so they are not going everywhere! Would love to know who makes it or where I could get one! Thank you!

Erna Taylor-Stark September 15, 2016 - 9:58 PM

You can usually get them at Joann. Michaels’s and even at a sport tackle shop where they might be less expensive!

Debby Hughes September 16, 2016 - 2:57 AM

I got mine from Simon Says Stamp and they are so useful for corralling all the colors. The great thing about them is that each row can be popped out to take with you if you are out and about.

Erna Taylor-Stark September 15, 2016 - 9:56 PM

Thanks for your wonderful video and explanation. I too, forget to clean off my stamps sometimes between layers, so I am happy that I am not the only one. Fabulous card, by the way.

Debby Hughes September 16, 2016 - 2:58 AM

Shhh, I rarely clean my stamps! I find they stamp better that way :D

Claire A September 16, 2016 - 12:18 AM

Just gorgeous! She is a master of stamping!

SueB September 16, 2016 - 7:49 AM

Wonderful as usual Debby, great simple tip re the acetate that will save a lot of smudges! Beautiful x

Lynn Dalby September 16, 2016 - 9:36 AM

Beautiful Card. Thank you for the video.

Shawn Wenrich September 18, 2016 - 9:03 PM

I just love everything you create and this video is extremely helpful, awesome!

Suzanne September 19, 2016 - 4:56 PM

Beautiful card Debby and your tutorial made it look so easy. I’m going to order this stamp set now. Could you help me with tutorials? I’d love to make my own but don’t know where to start. Do I need special software? Thanks for any advice.

Cheryl September 20, 2016 - 7:46 PM

I absolutely love both the card and tag.


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