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Video: One Layer Floral Watercolor Card Using Altenew Stamps & ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pens

by May Park-

Hello, crafty friends! Welcome to Altenew’s Crafty Friends blog hop. If you are coming from the fabulous Jennifer McGuire’s blog, you are in the right place.

To celebrate friendships in this special paper crafting community, I created a floral watercolor card inspired by Debby Hughes’s beautiful watercolor card.

She taught me how to watercolor florals when we met at the craft retreat last April. I still need to brush up on my watercoloring skills, but at least I don’t feel afraid of trying watercolors any more thanks to my sweet friend, Debby.

Before I started, I wanted to talk a little bit more about my crafty friends. I have been so lucky to make some amazing friendships through our mutual love of paper crafting. 

It’s been my pleasure to get to know them better and inspire by their amazing talents. I’m so thankful to be part this paper crafting community full of kind, supportive, and talented people.

These photos were taken when I went to the craft retreat in Cincinnati, OH last April. We had a fantastic group of fun, sweet ladies in the ballroom crafting, chatting, and laughing for five days. I’m traveling again to Cincinnati this week to see my friends, of course, I’ll have a blast at the retreat with my most lovely, supportive, and amazing crafty friends.

For today’s project, I combined three flower stamp sets from Altenew to build my own floral arrangement: Build-A-Flower Coral Charm, Remember This, and Beautiful Day. I started by stamping the images with Versafine Onyx Black Ink on a piece of Strathmore watercolor paper.

FYI, I used the masking technique to create a dimension in my card while stamping. Then I watercolored my images with ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pens.

It’s hard to see from the photo, but I watercolored in gray along the bouquet of my flowers to add some interest in my background.  I added some white dots on the center of each flower using a white gel pen to add interest to my card.

It took me about three hours to complete my watercolor card. But I realized that how much I love watercoloring no matter how excellent I am at waterocloring.

I combined two sentiment stamps from Altenew Beautiful Inside stamp set to add a message insdie of my card.

To finish off my card, I stamped a fun sentiment and envelope image from Altenew Crafty Friends stamp set on the back of my card.

I also made a matching envelope by heat embossing the sentiment from Altenew Crafty Friends stamp set with Altenew Antique Gold embossing powder on a flap of my green envelope.

Video

I made a video tutorial to show you how to create a watercolor card. You can watch it above or on my YouTube channel.

Altenew Special Offer

Enjoy FREE U.S. shipping with code CRAFTY or $5 OFF international shipping with code FRIENDS at checkout now through October 19th at 11:59 pm EDT. Shop HERE>> www.altenew.com

Blog Hop Prizes

Altenew is giving away a $100 Altenew prize pack to FIVE lucky winners. There are also 13 awesome companies/magazines who are offering the following prizes:

Be sure to leave comments by Friday, October 27th, 2017 at 11:59 PM EDT for a chance to win! 21 WINNERS will be chosen at random from the comments left on the participating blogs in the Blog Hop Day 1 and will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog and Altenew Scrapbook Blog on October 28th, 2017.

Another Giveaway

And there is more! I have a $20 Altenew gift certificate to give away. Leave a comment below, sharing a story about your crafty friends. I will announce one lucky winner on Thursday, October 26th. Good luck!

Blog Hop

It is now time to head on over to the fantastic Keeway Tsao’s blog to see what creation she has to inspire you all. Thanks so much for stopping by today. Happy hopping!

Supplies

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

Altenew Build-A-Flower Coral Charm
Altenew Build-A-Flower Coral Charm
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Altenew Remember This Stamp Set
Altenew Remember This Stamp Set
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SSS | AN | EH
Altenew Beautiful Day Stamp Set
Altenew Beautiful Day Stamp Set
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SSS | AN | EH
Altenew Crafty Friends Stamp Set
Altenew Crafty Friends Stamp Set
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SSS | AN | EH
Altenew Beautiful Inside Stamp Set
Altenew Beautiful Inside Stamp Set
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SSS | AN | EH
ZIG Clean Color Real Brush 36 Set
ZIG Clean Color Real Brush 36 Set
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EK Success Cutter Bee Scissors
EK Success Cutter Bee Scissors
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SSS | EH
Tim Holtz Tonic Paper Trimmer
Tim Holtz Tonic Paper Trimmer
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SSS | AZ | EH
Wagner Embossing Heat Tool
Wagner Embossing Heat Tool
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SSS | HA | EH
Versamark Watermark Ink
Versamark Watermark Ink
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SSS | HA | EH
EK Success Craft Tweezers
EK Success Craft Tweezers
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SSS | EH
Dahle Self-Healing Cutting Mat 18x12
Dahle Self-Healing Cutting Mat 18×12
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Be Creative Double Sided Tape
Be Creative Double Sided Tape
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Versafine Onyx Black Ink
Versafine Onyx Black Ink
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3M Post It Notes
3M Post It Notes
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Neenah Solar White Cardstock 80LB
Neenah Solar White Cardstock 80LB
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Uni-Ball White Gel Pen
Uni-Ball White Gel Pen
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SSS | PS | EH
Tombow Removable Adhesive
Tombow Removable Adhesive
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SSS
Original MISTI Stamping Tool
Original MISTI Stamping Tool
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SSS | AZ | EH
Altenew Antique Gold Embossing Powder
Altenew Antique Gold Embossing Powder
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SSS | AN | EH
Strathmore watercolor paper
Strathmore watercolor paper
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SSS | EH
Tim Holtz Water Brush
Tim Holtz Water Brush
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SSS | EH
Altenew Acrylic Block Set
Altenew Acrylic Block Set
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AN

Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
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SSS | EH

711 Comments

  1. Sandy

    Absolutely gorgeous!

    29 . Oct . 2017
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  3. Laura Harding Peddicord

    Beautiful floral card! Thank you for sharing. I don’t do much in the way of flowers, not because I don’t like them, but because they don’t come our anywhere near as those on your card.

    27 . Oct . 2017
  4. pricousins

    Your cards are gorgeous! My crafty friends are super creative and loving!

    27 . Oct . 2017
  5. ymomar

    Gorgeous card. Love your amazing coloring.

    27 . Oct . 2017
  6. Valerija

    Wonderful card. Love the flowers and your amazing colouring.

    26 . Oct . 2017
  7. Candice L.

    Beautiful bright colors on the card. A story about a crafty friend….after 15 years of friendship that scrapbooking brought us together, we love our scrapbook retreats together, whether at home or away….we don’t do it enough because of our distance and busy lives, but when we do, it’s the best memories.

    26 . Oct . 2017
  8. Suzanne B.

    What a beautiful card!

    26 . Oct . 2017
  9. Lee-Anne Cross Designs

    Love all the fun pictures from your crafty retreat! And of course love your cards! Thanks for sharing your talent!

    25 . Oct . 2017
  10. Trisha

    Stunning card! All of your work is just beautiful! Thank you for sharing your story, fun pictures 🙂

    25 . Oct . 2017
  11. kanan0815

    Gorgeous card, love the bright water colored flowers!! Beautiful pictures, it must be super exciting to meet everyone in person. I have made many crafty friends and got chance to meet very few in person but would love to meet everyone in future. Thanks for sharing your story and sweet pictures. 🙂

    25 . Oct . 2017

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