After stamping the images with black waterproof ink, I colored them with Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolor set using two different watercolor techniques. More
Hello crafty friends, happy Sunday! It’s Yoonsun here and today I have a single layer card to share with you mixing several stamp sets: Painted Butterflies, Garden Treasure, Halftone Circles, and Oriental Orchid.
I started by stamping the sentiment (from the Oriental Orchid set) on the centre of an A2 sized white paper panel in pigment black ink. I then stamped butterflies (from the Painted Butterflies set) and flowers (from the Garden Treasure set) on the edges of the panel using some dye inks. I stamped Halftone Circles around the butterflies with dye inks as well. Once the panel was completely dry, I heat embossed some small flowers from the Garden Treasure set in Antique Gold. Lastly, I mounted the panel on white card base using glue tape.
Thank you so much for stopping by. Have a wonderful weekend!
Hello Everyone! Aga here to share a pretty simple one layer thank you card. In this card, I incorporated all my favourite elements: flowers and a painted look. The main element of my card is a floral frame created with a sketched floral image from the Garden Treasure Stamp Set. First I started by making a background and I used a stamp from the Watercolor Frames Stamp Set with Morning Frost ink in the middle of my card. Then I stamped my floral frame with black ink.
Thank you for stopping by today! Have a lovely weekend!
I know I only recently did a stamp focus for the Garden Treasure Stamp Set but I made those cards right after the release which was in March! Also, you really can’t blame me, this is a BEAUTIFUL set and I was itching to do some pencil colouring.
So I started with stamping the one big flower from the Garden Treasure Stamp Set and did a bit of masking to stamp the other two overlapping ones.
I wanted lots of leaves on my card so I masked my flowers and started stamping the leaves repeatedly to make a kind of a border.
See that bud/budding flower on the left? I added that the last by drawing a stem and then stamping the image. I think the stem could have been shorter, looks like its flowing mid air!
The first thing I wanted to do was change the look of my flowers. If you have checked out my Stamp Focus post you would notice the difference in the colouring technique.
Here I created folds and “crinkles” by adding light and dark shades of the same colour family. Draw your dark lines first so you would know when to apply pressure and when to loosen your grip while colouring.
The budding flower already had some sketchy lines on it’s edge. This was really helpful to know which way my pencil strokes would go, where to add bends and folds plus also where the light would hit.
If you notice, I added a cast shadow to my border to create an illusion of dimension. A cast shadow really takes your one layer card up a notch, do try this some time.
After I was done colouring the flowers and leaves I started colouring the background ombre’ style, darker near the floral border and lighter as we go up towards the card edge/fold (this is a top folding card).
I applied more pressure near the floral border like you would colour a regular image. But for the lighter areas, I tilted my pencil a bit and coloured with a very light hand. In case you are wondering about the visible texture, this is a watercolour paper. One side of this paper is textured, I have used the plain side. But when you colour, especially with your pencil tilted, the texture comes through and it looks really great.
The sentiment is from the Floral Shadow Stamp Set.
Alright! That’s it. I hope I explained my colouring process better this time?
Do you have any colour recommendation for my floral images? Would you like to see me use a particular stamp set? If you have any questions please feel free to ask them in the comments section.
See you soon!
First I’d like to thank you all for your feedback on my previous project with a stenciled flower pot! You are the best and I appreciate each of your comment! And today I prepared two beautiful cards for you!
This time I tried some no-line coloring and gold trims that I always wanted to try as they look gorgeous! I chose navy blue + brownish yellow colors along with the gold and white for these two. Actually blue+yellow in all possible tones and shades is one of my top color combinations that will never fail. Do you have such combinations?
I stamped images with Sand Dunes Crisp Dye Ink and started coloring with watercolor brush pens and watercolor brush. To achieve more detailed look I added touch of watercolor pencils.
Once my flowers were colored and die cut I took Fenstone Decorative Element in gold to create my focal point composition in the card’s center. For the sentiment I used “Thank you” phrase from Layered Cupcake Stamp Set – love the font!
This time I used Timeless Frame for the focal point and put my flowers in that frame like in a vase.
Sweet sentiment is also from Layered Cupcake Stamp Set and is placed diagonal adding interest to the card.
I also added little splashes with Dusk Metallic Shimmer Spray and gold watercolor.
Hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration!
To create this card:
1. Cut watercolor paper to 5 ½” x 4 ¼” using A2 rectangle panel die.
2. Stamp leaf from the Garden Treasure set randomly on watercolor paper panel with some green colored dye inks: Evergreen, Forest Glades, Frayed Leaf, Bamboo, Parrot, Olive, and Moss.
3. Blend the edges of the stamped panel with Mowed Lawn Distress ink and mini ink blending tool.
4. Brush all over the panel using a wet paint brush – Altenew dye ink is lightly mixed with water before the ink was dry. Allow to dry completely.
5. Die cut the word “hugs” from white card stock using the Inline Alpha Die Set five times each alphabet. Make each alphabet thicker using fine tip glue pen.
6. Mount the panel on white card base using glue tape. Add the sentiment die cuts on the bottom part of the card front using fine-tip glue pen.
7. Embellish with a few clear droplets.
Hello everyone! Erum here today. I have been skimming through all the comments and I know you guys LOVED this release as much as all of us (designers) did! But then when do we not love what Altenew does?! Today I will be focusing on the beautiful Garden Treasure stamp set.
Garden Treasure stamp set is a 6×8 layering stamp set with 5 flowers, 1 small floral vine, 1 leaf, flower centers (stamens) and their layers.
For my first card I did some masking and stamping and coloured the images using Altenew Artist Markers Set A. For the blues I used Sea Glass and Desert Night, Frosty Pink and Coral Berry for the pinks and Frayed Leaf, Forest Glades and Evergreen for the greens.
I used colour pencils to add details to the petals and also to add a cast shadow so that it looks like the flowers are popped up.
Altenew Artist Markers are my new favourite colouring medium, I didn’t spend very long in colouring this piece. In fact this took the least time to colour.
My second card is a bit more whimsical. This look was inspired by a fabric pattern I saw. I added a few white dots with a white gel pen to make the design look more fun than beautiful. I stamped the flowers with Permanent Black Ink cube and watercolored the entire piece without giving much thought to shadows and highlights.
The sentiment is from Family Matters stamp set,
My third card also has watercoloured flowers! I stamped several flowers on watercolour paper, painted them then diecut the images using the Garden Treasure die set.
I stuck everything on foam tape for dimension then tried on various placements till I was happy with the result. For my stamens I used white gel pen and I also added some glossy accent to the flower centers.
For my last card I started off by stamping the leaves on watercolour paper and heat embossed them in gold. After watercolouring I die cut the flowers and leaves and popped them up on to my card front.
My card front was created by blending Morning Frost Crisp Ink mainly and Evening Gray Crisp Ink on the edges. The sentiment is from Family Matters stamp set. I absolutely love the thin gold glitter strip which is cut out of Gold Glitter Tape.
I hope you liked some of the cards I shared. This stamp set has so many possibilities that you just cant stop yourself! I had ideas buzzing in my head and I didn’t have enough time to make so many cards but I will definitely be sharing more soon.
Thank you for stopping by, thank you for all the comments you leave here and thank you for loving Altenew.
By jenniferrzasa in 2017 March Release, Daily Inspiration 1,108 Comments Tags: Engineers Rule, Extra Special, Family Matters, Family Matters Extras, Filled Alpha, Garden Treasure, Hug Me, Invisible Numbers, Layered Cupcake, Perennial Beauty, Rain or Shine, Springtime Azalea
Wow, we are thrilled with your response to yesterday’s big reveal post! Today we are celebrating the March stamp and die release with an amazing blog hop. You can find all of our new goodies here in the Altenew shop.
As usual, I’m going to get the ball rolling with some projects Tasnim and I created. Let’s get started! :)
Products Used: Garden Treasure, Garden Treasure Die Set, Family Matters, Family Matters Extras, Halftone Cover Die, Crisp Ink (Jet Black, Sea Glass, Dusk, Warm Sunshine, Soft Lilac, Olive, Moss, Lavender Fields, Midnight Violet), Ocean Waves Envelope
Products Used: Springtime Azalea, Springtime Azalea Die Set, Family Matters, Jet Black Cardstock, Crisp Ink (Rose Quartz, Puffy Heart, Purple Wine, Cosmic Berry, Parrot, Olive, Moss, Jet Black), watermark ink, white embossing powder, Forest Glades Artist Marker, Deep Iris Envelope
Products Used: Layered Cupcake, Layered Cupcake Die Set, Tiny Bubbles, Jet Black Cardstock, Vellum Translucent Paper, Crisp Ink (Volcano Lake, Emerald, Rocky Shore, Frosty Pink, Coral Berry, Ruby Red, Jet Black), white embossing powder
Products Used: Engineers Rule
Products Used: Engineers Rule
Products Used: Garden Treasure
Products Used: Extra Special
To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to THREE lucky winners! Please leave a comment here on the Altenew blog by Thursday, March 30th at 11:59 p.m. EST for a chance to win. The winners will be announced on Friday, March 31st.
Your first stop on the hop is the incredible Erum! Below is a complete list of the talented designers/guests who are participating today:
Altenew <— You are here :)
Flora Monika Farkas
Kelly Tribout Latevola
May Sukyong Park