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Video: Floral Background Card w/ Watercoloring + Outline Stamping

by May Park-


Hello, crafty friends! Welcome to the Altenew’s 2nd anniversary blog hop. If you came from the Pretty Pink Posh’s blog, you are right on track. This is a three day event with tons of inspiration and amazing PRIZES!


To celebrate the Altenew’s 2nd anniversary, I created a watercolor card with floral background. I used the flower images from Altenew’s stamp sets: Wild Hibiscus and Botanical Garden. Then I watercolored them with Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors.


Last weekend I went on the Altenew retreat to New York, and I had some fun crop night with Tasnim Ahmed and Jennifer Rzasa. Jen showed me some tips on watercoloring as I was struggling with this card. She asked me to let the paint dry before adding more color to the image. I think it worked so well for today’s card.

I’m absolutely happy with how my card turned out. Since I’ve started watercoloring, this is the best card I made. Hope you love my card as well. 🙂


I made a video tutorial to show you how I created my watercolor card. You can watch the video here or in HD on YouTube. Hope you find it helpful.

How to Make a Floral Background Card using Watercoloring 

  1. Stamp the images from Wild Hibiscus and Botanical Garden with Ranger Archival black ink on a piece of Arches cold pressed watercolor paper. (Make sure to use a waterproof ink.)
  2. Watercolor the images using Kuretake Gansai Tambi 36 color set.
  3. Mount the watercolor panel on a A2 sized top folding card using foam tape.
  4. Stamp ‘Celebrate’ from Super Script with watermark ink, heat emboss it using gold embossing powder, die cut it with coordinating die and adhere it on the card front using foam tape
  5. Stamp the sentiment from Label Love with black ink and adhere it below the die cut.
  6. Finish off the card with some gold metallic thread and Sparkling Clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.


Altenew’s Special Offers



Leave comments along the way for the opportunity to win one of THREE prize packs valued at over $100 from AltenewThere are 8 awesome companies who are celebrating with us, and they are offering the following prizes:

Be sure to leave comments on each stop by Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at 11:59 PM EST for a chance to win. 13 winners will be chosen at random from the collective blogs in the hop list and will be announced on the Altenew blog on Apr 14th.


It is now time to head on over to the amazingly talented Iwona Palamountain’s blog to see what creation she has to inspire you all. But I’ve got the entire hop list for you below. Thank you so much for stopping by. Happy hopping!


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  2. Margarita

    Love this card!! I want all the Altenew products!! (My husband won’t approve)

    18 . Apr . 2016
  3. Rebecca Griffith

    May, “You Rock” Your card is gorgeous!

    12 . Apr . 2016
  4. Naomi Sams

    Love the bright colours you used =)

    12 . Apr . 2016
  5. Shannon Camp

    Beautiful card. Great job watercolor inch!

    12 . Apr . 2016
  6. Lori Hefner

    Beautiful card and I love the colors you chose! Thank you so much for sharing!

    12 . Apr . 2016
  7. Monia

    It’s a very happy card!!!

    12 . Apr . 2016
  8. Jennifer

    The coloring is STUNNING!

    12 . Apr . 2016
  9. Karen Wood

    Beautiful card! The colors are so lovely!

    12 . Apr . 2016
  10. Heather Hoffman

    WOW! This is one stunning card! LOVE the colors and layers!

    12 . Apr . 2016
  11. Heather Hoffman

    WOW! This is one stunning card! LOVE the colors and layers!

    12 . Apr . 2016
  12. Karen Rice

    What a beautiful job you do water coloring! You should be proud! Thanks for the video, too!

    12 . Apr . 2016
  13. Dorthy Barber

    One of my favorite ways to color is with watercolor, so your card really appealed to me. Nicely done!

    12 . Apr . 2016
  14. cheryl goshorn

    WOW so pretty

    12 . Apr . 2016
  15. tomandmiriam

    This card is amazing! The colors are gorgeous! Thank you for the inspiration!

    12 . Apr . 2016
  16. Kate B

    Absolutely beautiful card – I love the watercoloring!!

    12 . Apr . 2016
  17. Sue Wareham

    Beautiful card May Love Altenew stamps want to try their inks as well

    12 . Apr . 2016
  18. wirianta

    May, this card is simply stunning! Love the overall design.

    12 . Apr . 2016
  19. Kanan Pandya

    Love your card with all the soft colors. Beautiful .:-)

    12 . Apr . 2016
  20. Trisha

    Love it. Thanks for the chance.

    12 . Apr . 2016
  21. Lea

    Beautiful cards.

    12 . Apr . 2016
  22. Charlene Yount Runge

    Such lovely stamping and watercoloring. I also love the thread accents. Thank you for the gorgeous card.

    12 . Apr . 2016
  23. Kathy BM

    Gorgeous card! Love your style and how you have showcased the stamps.

    12 . Apr . 2016
  24. Tatyana Cectri4ka

    Lovely card!!! Thanks for watercolour tutorial!

    12 . Apr . 2016

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