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Video: Altenew_Floral Watercolor Card using Distress Inks

by May Park-

Hi, crafty friends! Today’s watercolor card was up on the Altenew blog earlier this week, but I wanted to share it here also. To be honest, I was intimidated by using watercolors. But I didn’t want to miss my chance anymore to improve my watercolor skills. So I decided to go out of my comfort zone and challenge myself.

Distress Ink Watercolor Card by May Park_2

I created my own floral background by mixing the images from two different stamp sets from Altenew: Painted Flowers and Vintage Flowers.


I used Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink to stamp my images first, then color them with following Distress Inks: flowers(Ripe Persimmon, Abandoned Coral, and Festive Berries), leaves(Cracked Pistachio and Evergreen Bough), berries(Dusty Concord.)

I made a video tutorial showing you a very easy technique on how to create a watercolor card. You can watch the tutorial here or in HD on my Youtube channel.

Distress Ink Watercolor Card by May Park_3

I used Super Script and Halftone Hello along with ‘hello’ die for my sentiment. Then I popped it up the diecut hello with foam tape and finished off my card with Sparkling Clear Sequins Mix from Pretty Pink Posh.

Distress Ink Watercolor Card by May Park_4

I’m so happy that I tried watercoloring even though I wasn’t sure if I would make it. Seriously I can’t believe what I’ve created. Isn’t it so gorgeous?! Haha! I have a feeling that I’ll pull out my watercolor supplies for my next project, too. 🙂

Distress Ink Watercolor Card by May Park_1

Hope you also love my watercolor card and get some inspiration to make your own. Thanks so much for stopping by. Happy crafting!


  1. TaeEun

    Your watercoloring skill is great! love this floral background and your choice of the card base in plum-blue!

    11 . Sep . 2015
  2. Miriam Prantner

    Looks gorgeous! so so pretty!

    04 . Sep . 2015
  3. Shari

    Beautiful card! Thank you so much for taking the time to make a video. I really liked watching how you watercolored this one. ^_^

    03 . Sep . 2015
  4. Nora N.

    WOW!! This is so STUNNING!! I LOVE how you did the coloring on this!!

    03 . Sep . 2015
  5. happybubbletea

    The color is so beautiful

    03 . Sep . 2015
  6. littlesavedgirl

    Gorgeous, absolutely flawless!

    03 . Sep . 2015
  7. Celeste Goff

    Love this card May! Great technique!

    03 . Sep . 2015

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