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Watercolor Lotus Card + Giveaway (Watercoloring Mediums Comparison Video)

by May Park-

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Happy Monday! I’m so excited to share my watercolor card today. I’ve wanted to play with the Lotus stamp set for a long time, but I haven’t had a chance to make any card until today.

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As you probably know, my go-to technique is watercoloring these days. That doesn’t mean that I’m good at watercoloring but I just the forgiveness and ease of it. This time I used Daniel Smith Watercolor Dot Try-It Card for the first time and I love how it turned out.

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I made a video tutorial to show you how to make this watercolor card from start to finish. I’m also sharing different types of watercoloring mediums that I’ve tried for the last few years in the video. You can watch it below or on my YouTube channel. Hope you find it helpful.

* How to Make a Watercolor Card using Gold Embossed Images *

  1. Stamp the images from the Lotus stamp set with Versamark watermark ink on a piece of Arches cold pressed watercolor paper.
  2. Heat emboss the images with Ranger gold embossing powder.
  3. Watercolor the images with Daniel Smith Watercolors.
  4. Die cut the images using the Lotus die set.
  5. Add paint splatters on a piece of Woodgrain White paper.
  6. Heat emboss the sentiment from the Many Thanks stamp set using Ranger white embossing powder.
  7. Mount the die cuts and sentiment banner on the card front using foam tape.
  8. Finish off the card with clear droplets from Pretty Pink Posh.

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* Giveaway *

To celebrate a launch of my new blog, I am giving away a $15 Altenew gift certificate to one winner. Leave a comment below sharing your thoughts on my new blog. I will announce the lucky winner on this post on Saturday, July 30th.

That’s all I have for today! I hope you enjoyed seeing my card and got some inspiration to make your own. Thanks so much for stopping by. Happy crafting!

* Giveaway Winner (Edited) *Screen Shot 2016-07-30 at 10.58.57 PMCongratulations! Please email Altenew at winner@altenew.com to claim your prize with a subject line : July giveaway winner from May’s Blog.

* Supplies *

I have listed the supplies I used below. I participate in several affiliate programs including Simon Says Stamp(SSS). It means I get a small commission at no additional cost to you when products are purchased through links I share here. Thank you so much for your support.

Be Creative Double Sided Tape
Be Creative Double Sided Tape
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Arches Cold Pressed Watercolor Pad
Arches Cold Pressed Watercolor Pad
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EK Success Cutter Bee Scissors
EK Success Cutter Bee Scissors
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Tim Holtz Tonic Paper Trimmer
Tim Holtz Tonic Paper Trimmer
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SSS
Hero Arts Embossing Gun
Hero Arts Embossing Gun
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Versamark Watermark Ink
Versamark Watermark Ink
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Ranger Multi Medium Matte
Ranger Multi Medium Matte
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3M Foam Tape
3M Foam Tape
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Ranger Embossing Powder Super Fine White
Ranger Embossing Powder Super Fine White
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Pretty Pink Posh Clear Droplets
Pretty Pink Posh Clear Droplets
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Altenew Lotus Stamp Set
Altenew Lotus Stamp Set
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Altenew Spring Daisy Die Set
Altenew Spring Daisy Die Set
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Ranger Embossing Powder Super Fine Gold
Ranger Embossing Powder Super Fine Gold
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SSS
Mijello Mission Gold Watercolor Set 36 Colors
Mijello Mission Gold Watercolor Set 36 Colors
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Altenew Woodgrain White Cardstock
Altenew Woodgrain White Cardstock
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AN
Inkadinkado Embossing Magic Powder Bag
Inkadinkado Embossing Magic Powder Bag
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Cuttlebug Die-Cut Machine
Cuttlebug Die-Cut Machine
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EK Success Craft Twezzers
EK Success Craft Twezzers
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Daniel Smith Watercolor Dot Try It Card
Daniel Smith Watercolor Dot Try It Card
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Altenew Many Thanks Stamp Set
Altenew Many Thanks Stamp Set
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50 Comments

  1. Mary l Makinen

    Thank you for this gorgeous design.

    31 . Jul . 2016
  2. jintyoo7

    Hello May, lovely and elegant new blog! Stunning card – look forward to watching the video later with a cuppa!

    30 . Jul . 2016
  3. Rowena M.

    Love the new blog May!!! Great tutorial as well

    28 . Jul . 2016
  4. Shirley

    Congratulations on your new blog, love the clean look😊

    28 . Jul . 2016
  5. Shona Chambers

    Your new blog design looks fantastic and love the font of the blog name. Wonderful video, always enjoy listening to you talk about colouring and this one was really informative. Beautiful card too as always!!!

    27 . Jul . 2016
  6. lollipolly

    Congratulations on your new blog. It looks fantastic!
    Love the card too, your watercolouring is beautiful

    27 . Jul . 2016
  7. Linda Carson

    Lovely card!! Your new blog update looks fabulous! I love this blog style!

    27 . Jul . 2016
  8. Gloira Lee

    Your new blog is awesome!
    Love your video and beautiful card!!!

    27 . Jul . 2016
  9. Richard

    I think the blog looks great! Love your card.

    27 . Jul . 2016
  10. Sabrinna

    Love the card! And the blog is clean and simple! Hope to find more beautiful cards in it from you in the future!!

    27 . Jul . 2016
  11. Jen Warren

    Love this!! So pretty ❤️

    27 . Jul . 2016
  12. Andrea Shell

    What a beautiful card! The colors are gorgeous, as is your watercoloring.

    27 . Jul . 2016
  13. cjknick

    What a great card! Thanks for the video, too. Love your new blog; super clean, simple & easy to read.

    27 . Jul . 2016
  14. John K.

    Congrats on the new blog!! Very clean work, just like always. Thanks for the chance at the give away as well- that is very nice of you!

    27 . Jul . 2016
  15. lolyborda43

    Beautiful card and I love your user friendly blog design. TFS

    26 . Jul . 2016
  16. Helen Gullett

    GORGEOUS lotus! I love watching the video and thanks for the comparison coloring medium tips, too. And your new look for your blog is fabulous and clean. LOVE IT!

    26 . Jul . 2016
  17. Kris in Alaska

    I love your new blog! So open, lovely and simple… like your cards!

    26 . Jul . 2016
  18. raggiodiluce82

    Wow! Congrats on your new blog! I love the clean layout and the bright colours of the blog name! Beautiful like this amazing card!

    26 . Jul . 2016
  19. lostinpaper

    Gorgeous card and gorgeous new blog space May, Hugs Therese x

    25 . Jul . 2016
  20. Beth Karschnick

    Hey May, You have done a wonderful job on your new blog set up. It’s taken me an hour and a half to check it all out and it is super easy to navigate. Plus all your personal info and photos are great! I learned some new things about you and your family. Plus I got some cool ideas from your craft space which I LOVE, especially your HUGE windows!!! Thank you so much, May, for sharing the gift God has given you!!! Love you,girl!!

    25 . Jul . 2016
  21. Jennifer K

    Really beautiful card May, and congratulations on the launch of your new blog! I really enjoyed your video too, I love this stamp set, and now you have inspired me to get it out again and make a watercolored card with it, so thank you! I think your new blog design is great and very user friendly. It is very easy to navigate and I like being able to look through the archives so easily.

    25 . Jul . 2016
  22. Carla Hundley

    Beautiful card and you
    make it sound so easy!
    Wonderful new blog,
    great space feel to it.
    Carla from Utah

    25 . Jul . 2016
  23. Denise E

    I think the lotus stamps are beautiful. I like the way you arranged the flowers on your card. I agree with you that watercoloring is so fun. :0)

    25 . Jul . 2016
  24. Amy Cooley

    Your new updates to the blog look great! Thanks for sharing your beautiful card!

    25 . Jul . 2016
  25. Mary-Anne V.

    Congrats on a wonderful clean and user friendly blog design. Love the card you made with this pretty floral set and water colours.

    25 . Jul . 2016

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