Magnolias For Her
Hello everyone, it’s Marika. Today I am sharing a colouring tutorial with two cards made with Magnolias for Her -set. This stamp set is the first one that I had from Altenew and I fell in love with these gorgeous magnolias straight away. Here are my cards:
Here is a close-up of the magnolias.
Here is another card made with the same technique as the first one. I messed up the background while colouring so I cut it out with my scissors and made this background with light blue splatters. It kind of reminds me of that warm spring rain – the promise of a warm summer days to come. After I finished my card I thought it missed something and after a few chats with a dear friend of mine, I decided to add another branch to it. At least for me, sometime if you let the card to rest for a day or two, it is easier to finish it.
I used Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolour set to colour these flowers. The colours used are the following: No. 20, 34, 44, 46, 47, 53, 61. Here is a colouring tutorial if you wish to see how I made this card.
I hope you liked it and got some inspiration to use this gorgeous Magnolia stamp again! See you soon!
We have an amazingly talented guest designer with us today. Her work will simply take your breath away!
Hi, this is Marika from Me and Minime Crafting. I was so thrilled and honoured when Tasnim asked me to Guest Design for Altenew – one of my favourite stamp companies. I really love their stamps, especially flower stamps; they are so gorgeous and perfect for watercoloring. And here are what I have created – flowers and butterflies with water colours.
The pleasure is all ours! Thank you very much for creating tehse stunning cards!
Hello dear Altenew friends! It’s Virginia’s 2nd week here at Altenew blog. Thank you for your wonderful comments for last week’s debut. The theme for this week is “Ink Them Up”. We are looking into a few different color mediums. There’s an old saying: ” A Little Goes a Long Way”. Well, it is true when it comes to applying inks!
My 2nd card was created in much the same fashion, just in different colors.
With the ink applicator, I used Sail Boat Blue, Cloudy Blue, Butterscotch and Sunset Orange (see here) with Alcohol Blending Solution. This Ori Kami set is perfect for this medium. I also used some tinted blue embossing paste with a stencil to simulate the water droplets.
Another popular yet easy way to color the images is using Distress Inks with water as the color medium. The image from Sketchy Cities is perfect for this.
Hello Altenew friends! I am happy to share more projects with you! Today’s theme is about “Pattern Paper Play”. I know we all are pattern paper hoarders to some degree. There are some very special papers that we keep…like…forever…and then we wait…and wait….until the arrival of a very special occasion. Well, I did just that with my Origami paper. They were gifted to me from my Japanese stamping friend Tomo a few years ago.
The Ori Kami set and my Origami paper are a match made in heaven.
Lastly, I used Basic Grey’s Fresh Cut and assembled the Magnolias for Her and made a little hexagon card.
The easiest way is to stamp a few Magnolia on assorted paper and cut them out. After that, I assembled one petal at a time! It’s really fun and relaxing. I think it’s a perfect thing to do while you catch up on your favorite TV shows!
I hope these cards help you get started on some ideas and get creative. It has been a great joy to share my Altenew projects with you here. I will be back for next week’s (final) installment! Thanks so much for stopping by!
Edited: Origami paper can also be purchased from your nearby Michael’s.
Hello, I’m super happy to be back today! Are you one of the card makers that has trouble stopping at one layer and embrace the simplicity? I am! It’s rarely enough for me to stop and I keep going until I’m happy with the results. Unfortunately I usually end up with one or more bulky elements on the card. So, I challenged myself to creating with the sets I had on hand, a couple of mailing-friendly cards with matching stamped envelopes to boot. One-layer, people!!
I limited my supplies to black Memento ink, Copics for colour when needed, and glitter glue. This first set is the simplest approach, I used Faux Veneer along with Label Love and scattered the elements freely on the card front. Then I applied a fine layer of glitter over the veneer shapes.
Here I used the butterflies and sentiment from Ori Kami, added colour with Copic markers, glitter to all darker shades in the critters, and I drew a frame around the sentiment with a black gel pen.
On the envelope the butterflies have been arranged in a flowing line and coloured with corresponding Copics, only I left out the glitter. I didn’t add glitter to any of the envies shown here, another attempt at not overdoing :)
On the third set, I stamped a bunch of fish from Ori Kami, all but one in the same direction. The odd one was coloured in, glittered and connected with a black pen to a banner from Label Love. Love the message this card carries and how the scene reflects it!
Finally, the hearts from Faux Veneer with accompanying sentiment, were stamped uniformly and coloured in using bright colours (I left about a half uncoloured). The envelope carries that same design along the bottom.
That’s not quite all yet, I’m sharing a bonus card on my blog! A bit less mailing-friendly but full of yummy details and of course, glitter :) Leave a comment here if you like, and then click on the photo below to see it!
Thanks for taking a peek!
Today we are focusing on Magnolias for Her
Just because the Magnolias are outline images doesn’t mean you always have to color them. Here I masked and stamped the flowers using clear Versamark ink, and embossed them in gold. Next I trimmed certain parts and cut out a frame around the flowers. I created the background using blue-green watercolors. The sentiment was embossed in gold once the watercolor paper was dry. The frame was attached to card base using foam tape.
Here is another example of using these flowers without coloring them. Once again I masked and stamped the flowers, but this time using Black pigment ink. Next I covered the flowers using Elmer’s Rubber cement in order for them to resist the watercolor. Once it was dry, I applied some yellow and orange colors. The rubber cement is easily removed using an eraser or by rubbing with a fingertip. This technique was taught by Jennifer Mcguire in the Watercolor online card classes that is ongoing at the moment.
For this card, I water colored on of the Magnolia flowers. I stamped the flower using a very light ink, and sketched out the branch. To color the flowers, I first dampened each petal with water, then applied color. I made sure each petal was dry before I colored an adjacent one. I applied light blue color all around the flower to create some depth. The sentiment was embossed in gold and the panel was attached to a white card base.
Jen designed this bright and beautiful card. The bold stripes are strips of card stock that were adhered at an angle. Do you see the interesting debossed area behind the flower? This was done by stamping the flower onto chipboard, cutting around it (leaving a gap), and then running it trough a die cutting machine with an embossing mat. The Magnolia flower was then stamped on the debossed section and colored. To finish off the card, Jen sewed across the top. Love the effect!
Thanks for joining us here today!