Crisp Inks As Watercolours; Featuring Lotus Stamp Set

by Erum Tasneem

Hello! Erum here and I will be sharing a relatively CAS card featuring the Lotus Stamp Set. Moreover, today we will be watercolouring with Altenew Crisp Inks.

Altenew Lotus Stamp Set watercoloured with Crisp Inks | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0 | @altenew

To begin, I cut Woodgrain White Paper to 4×5.5 inches. Please note, my base size is 4.5×6 inches, slightly larger than an A2 card. Then I used masking tape to mask the borders. At this point, I decided that I wanted a 3.25×4.25 inches of inked area where I would place my flowers. This would leave ample space for a sentiment as well.

I inked the panel using Persian Blue Crisp Ink with the help of a blending tool. After I was done, I removed the masks and stamped the sentiment from Smile More Stamp Set.

Altenew Lotus Stamp Set watercoloured with Crisp Inks | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0 | @altenewWith front panel now complete, I moved onto the flowers.

Altenew Lotus Stamp Set watercoloured with Crisp Inks | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0 | @altenew

I heat embossed my flowers and stem outlines onto watercolour paper with Pure White Crisp Embossing Powder. Then I used a mix of Maple Yellow and Honey Drizzle to colour my flowers. For depth, I also added a bit of Caramel Toffee Crisp Ink. In case you don’t know, to use these inks as watercolours, you will have to squish the inkpad onto glossy surface (like acetate on a piece of white paper). You can either dilute the ink or pick up the colour with wet brush.

For the stems I used Parrot Crisp Ink.

I fussy cut the images and popped the flowers on foam tape after the colour was dry. I glued down the stems directly onto my card front.

To add a bit of interest, I added white paint splatters and clear water splatter onto my blue inked panel. The Lotus Stamp Set is beautiful and looks quite dainty when embossed in white.

Altenew Lotus Stamp Set watercoloured with Crisp Inks | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0 | @altenew

Lastly, I added a few iridescent sequins. I also used shimmer brush pen on my florals. I have a Boomerang video on my Instagram showing all the sparkle!

That is all from my side today. I wish all of you, who celebrate, a very Happy Christmas! See you soon!

Erum



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AndreaH December 23, 2017 - 09:12

Erum, I so love the colours of the flowers and the sequins add an extra little did mention. TFS. XXX

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Erum Tasneem December 23, 2017 - 09:44

Thank you Andrea!

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AndreaH December 23, 2017 - 09:13

Forgot to say the sentiment is really lovely too. Xxx

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Erum Tasneem December 23, 2017 - 09:45

Altenew does have beautiful sentiments :) Thank you.

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Lagene December 23, 2017 - 10:12

GORGEOUS watercoloring, beautiful card!

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Erum Tasneem December 23, 2017 - 10:28

Thank you Lagene ♥

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Lynne Ingram December 23, 2017 - 10:40

Delightful, beautiful coloring. Always enjoy your projects and Altenew’s products.

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Erum Tasneem December 23, 2017 - 14:59

Thank you Lynne :)

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Patricia Higgins December 23, 2017 - 11:56

Beautiful and I love the simplicity! Thank you!

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Erum Tasneem December 23, 2017 - 15:00

Thanks ♥

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Maureen Reiss December 23, 2017 - 13:35

Wow!!! Beautiful!!!

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Erum Tasneem December 23, 2017 - 15:01

Thank you Maureen ♥

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Sheila Bacon December 23, 2017 - 13:38

The lotus really pops and looks 3-D. Kudos to your coloring!!!

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Erum Tasneem December 23, 2017 - 15:03

Thanks a ton Sheila ♥

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Henriëtte December 23, 2017 - 13:39

Ohh Erum, what a gorgeous card, I love the Lotus Stamp set, its so great and versatile.
Thank you for a year full of joy and beautiful card, I have learned so much from you and the other designers here on the Altenew blog.
I wish you and the whole team a very Merry Christmas, a Healthy and Creative New Year.

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Erum Tasneem December 23, 2017 - 15:04

You are absolutely the sweetest! Thank you for the support ♥

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Sharon Mattingly December 23, 2017 - 14:37

Beautiful card and what a great sentiment!
Merry Christmas!

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Erum Tasneem December 23, 2017 - 15:04

Thank you! Have a great day Sharon!

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LauraJane:) December 23, 2017 - 15:13

Gorgeous card Erum! And in my 2 Favorite colors:)) Have a Blessed weekend!

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Erum Tasneem December 24, 2017 - 03:05

Then this one’s yours LauraJane :) Thank you for stopping by!

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Harriet December 23, 2017 - 15:43

Erum, Your card is ethereal!

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Erum Tasneem December 24, 2017 - 03:25

Thank you! I do like the light colours on this one.

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Annie December 23, 2017 - 17:35

Another beautiful card! Your work is amazing. I’m a big fan.

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Erum Tasneem December 24, 2017 - 03:26

Thanks Anne!

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Tracey Magner December 23, 2017 - 18:06

Hi Erum, That lotus stamp is so pretty you colored it so BEAUTUFULLY. I love the color. Thanks for sharing and have a Merry Christmas!!

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Erum Tasneem December 24, 2017 - 03:53

Thank you very much Tracey ♥

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Jean marmo December 23, 2017 - 21:14

This is so pretty. Gorgeous flower and color.

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Erum Tasneem December 24, 2017 - 03:54

Thank you :)

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Celeste Goff December 23, 2017 - 21:33

Such a stunningly beautiful card Erum!

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Erum Tasneem December 24, 2017 - 03:55

Thanks Celeste ♥

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Bev Page December 24, 2017 - 02:45

Thank you Erum. I have just purchased this stamp set so I loved that you gave me more inspiration to use it. I loved your card.

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Erum Tasneem December 24, 2017 - 03:56

Thats awesome Bev! You are very welcome!

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Helen December 24, 2017 - 09:13

This is lovely, Erum. Can’t wait to try something like this with my lotus set. tfs

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Erum Tasneem December 24, 2017 - 10:25

I cant wait to see what you come up with Helen :)

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Lela McKenzie December 26, 2017 - 04:49

The color of the lotus painting and the light and smooth lines made me deeply feel the lotus on the stamp. In a word, it’s no less than the lotus pond.

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Erum Tasneem December 26, 2017 - 06:34

Thank you Lela ♥

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Doris Jones December 26, 2017 - 23:23

Such beautiful soft colours together Erum. Love your style!

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Tara Prince December 29, 2017 - 08:38

Beautiful card! Very pretty and soft colors!

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Marjorie Dumontier December 30, 2017 - 18:04

That’s a wonderful card !

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Mary MacFadyen December 30, 2017 - 20:14

Erum, Happy New Year. I am a bit late catching up on my mail. What a lovely card. You’ve introduced me to 3 lovely Altenew colours. Those yellows are gorgeous. So mellow.

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