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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

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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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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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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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Strathmore watercolor paper
Strathmore watercolor paper
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SSS | EH
Tim Holtz Water Brush
Tim Holtz Water Brush
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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. Lori Smart

    I love all these smiling faces, and your beautiful card!

    24 . Oct . 2017
  2. Hanna Persson

    Beautiful card! My favorite crafty friend i my mom. I have an illness that makes it hard for me to sit. But my mom helps me and finds new ways for me to craft!

    24 . Oct . 2017
  3. Sara Wright

    Stunning cards and beautiful people!

    24 . Oct . 2017
  4. E.Boggs

    I love the card,flowers are beautiful.My crafty friends from church meet monthly to make cards.We put them in office and people take them and leave donations that go to food pantry and hot meals..We also have someone who orders cards for special holidays.I learn a lot as we have very talented friends in group.

    24 . Oct . 2017
  5. Jaycee

    Beautiful card! Thank you so much for the video on how to use the Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens. I have trouble blending them and I think your demo helped:)

    24 . Oct . 2017
  6. Cassandra C Cauble

    Your card is just beautiful, but I just LOVE all the friendship pictures! 🙂

    24 . Oct . 2017
  7. Romaine

    Thank you for sharing your talent, the card came out beautiful.

    24 . Oct . 2017
  8. Monika Toth

    Amazing Card May! 🙂

    24 . Oct . 2017
  9. Theresa Truax

    Your card is stunning! Thank You for sharing your talent.

    23 . Oct . 2017
  10. Teresa Godines

    Your stamping and coloring of the flowers are beautiful. I think I have now covered one of my friends to do crafting with me and I can’t wait to sped time teaching her how to make beautiful projects.

    23 . Oct . 2017
  11. Debs

    Crafty friends are forever friends…love your card.

    23 . Oct . 2017
  12. Ronda Jenkins

    Wow! Your bouquet is beautiful. I have not tried water coloring yet, but think I will try soon! Thanks for sharing!

    23 . Oct . 2017
  13. Stacey Kowbel

    Beautiful card! I met a great group of crafty friends at a card class. The teacher is fantastic and we now regularly get together at her house to craft away an evening.

    23 . Oct . 2017
  14. Janet Trapp

    So stunningly gorgeous!!!!
    Loving this hop and Altenew products! 😍💓💞

    23 . Oct . 2017
  15. lisascreativeniche

    This is beautiful! How awesome to have so many crafty friends!

    23 . Oct . 2017
  16. Christi L Steinbeck

    WOW what a gorgeous card! Your watercoloring is just STUNNING! My crafty friends story is I have one really good friend that lives over 4 hours away I met online . When we want to scrap together we video chat and it seems like we are right in the same room together. Sometimes we talk all the time while doing this and others we dont talk at all until we need advice from the other. It is just knowing the other is right there if and when we need an opinion or a question to the other. This past weekend I drove the 4 hours to just see her and scrap all weekend with her. What a fun time we had together.

    23 . Oct . 2017
  17. sindhu

    Beautiful card…Meeting crafty friends are so much fun and happy that I met few..

    22 . Oct . 2017
  18. dawnnz

    totally amazing May. A beautiful card. Hope you enjoyed the retreat.

    22 . Oct . 2017
  19. Nandini Karmarkar

    Very beautiful card. And thanks for the detailed video. I started card making when my kids were young as a way of having a little ‘me’ time. Over the years I have made so many friends through this hobby that I feel really happy and blessed! Recently I put up a query on one of the crafter groups on FB. There were so many helpful suggestions and I felt really good that people are taking time out to help a fellow crafter.

    22 . Oct . 2017
  20. Gilda (McStamper)

    Your cards are so gorgeous, amazing coloring. Most of my crafty friends are online. I enjoy doing card trades on a few groups and love getting to know others in this way.

    22 . Oct . 2017
  21. curlesuecards

    These are beautiful cards! I don’t have many crafty friends, but I have a co-worker that has recently taken up card making. It’s great to have someone that I can share my projects with (my kids get tired of looking at my cards). My co-worker and I have different styles, but we still share techniques and tips. I’m trying to save her some of the money and time I wasted learning.

    22 . Oct . 2017
  22. Laura Holm

    May, your floral bouquet card is amazing! You have a wonderful eye for color and your flowers look so real! Thank you for sharing your technique with us!

    22 . Oct . 2017
  23. Danielle Dietz

    Beautiful color combination!

    22 . Oct . 2017
  24. Kathy McCluskey

    This card is gorgeous! Those flowers look so beautiful!. Thank you so much for the video tutorial explaining how you made the card! It is always so helpful to see how it was done!

    22 . Oct . 2017
  25. Sheri K

    Gorgeous water colored card! I don’t have many “in person” crafting friends, but I have many long distance and internet crafty friends. This group of friends inspire me each day with their lovely projects.

    22 . Oct . 2017

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