Watercolor Forals

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Happy Monday! I’m so happy you’ve stopped by today, as I am sharing a floral birthday card featuring some Altenew stamps.

I just got the Floral Motifs stamp set by Altenew and I couldn’t wait to try them out. I love their clean, simple lines; perfect for watercoloring! With some masking, I stamped some of the flowers and leaves in Versamark ink and white embossing powder to create a scene, and then watercolored everything in with my Derwent watercolor pencils.

 

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The colors for this card were inspired by the Altenew “From Places Abroad – China” challenge. I loved the royal blues, teals, greens and reds of the inspiration image, and wanted to capture the rich tones in my watercoloring.

Because this card took quite a bit of time to achieve the end result, I opted for a clean and simple design with a lot of crisp lines. I cut the watercolor panel at an angle, and layered it behind some blue cardstock. I covered the edges of the blue cardstock with Wink of Stella clear glitter, as well as parts of the flowers and leaves in my design. The panels are then adhered to my A2 white card base with foam tape.

 

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I cut a strip of black cardstock and stamped the sentiment “happy birthday” from the Altenew Birthday Greetings stamp set, with Versamark ink and heat embossed it with some Ranger super fine white embossing powder. I then adhered the sentiment strip onto my panel with some foam tape.

For a final finishing touch, I added some dot details with my white paint pen and some Ranger  white enamel accents. I love how the card turned out, with its bold florals and clean design, and I hope you’ve enjoyed it as well! Thanks so much for stopping by!

 

Challenges

This card is submitted into the Altenew April challenge “From Places Abroad – China”, the AAA Cards challenge #37 “Springtime”, and the Curtain Call “Bouquet” challenge.

 

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15 Responses

  1. Congratulations on the well-deserved recognition from AAA for this spectacular card, Nina!! Hugs, Darnell

  2. Avatar Anni says:

    W O W , this is spectacular! So beaitful!

  3. Avatar Tasnim says:

    This card is simply stunning! Love the way you arranged and colored the flowers. Thanks so much for playing along Altenew’s challenge!

  4. These turned out amazing! I love that glittery paper in the background, it’s great way to set off your fantastic coloring!!

  5. Avatar michellezerull says:

    Beautiful! I love that pop of purple. Such a beautiful design element!

  6. Avatar Erum says:

    This is beautiful! love the watercolour!

  7. Avatar Tianna C says:

    And so now I just ordered this Altenew stamp set! Such a gorgeous card!!

  8. Avatar lisa henke says:

    soooo beautiful. the colors are gorgeous. thanks for joining us at Curtain Call.

  9. Beautiful card and the embossing is a lovely finish. Thank you for sharing with us at the Curtain Call!

  10. Avatar Monica Maier says:

    Love your card and the coloring on the flowers is just awesome!

  11. WOW! This is so over the top GORGEOUS! Excellent no line coloring! Thanks for joining in at AAA!

  12. Avatar Sarah says:

    Your card is AMAZING. Love the layout colours and fabulous design
    Thanks so much for playing along at AAA Cards. Sarah

  13. Avatar Jane says:

    Such a beautiful card. I love the contrast of the crisp clean edges with the softly coloured flowers, stunning! Thanks fo playing at AAA Cards.

  14. Avatar Jennifer says:

    stunning!

  15. Avatar lisascreativeniche says:

    sigh… this is just beautiful! I love the soft look of your flowers and the touch of blue around the edge… beautifully done!

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