Stunning Cosmos on Watercoloured Background

by Erum Tasneem

Hello!

I have a colourful card to share with you using multiple Altenew items: the Stunning Cosmos Stamp Set, the Painted Butterflies Stamp Set, the Forever and a Day Die, and the Create-a-Wreath Die. There is a lot going on in today’s card. As you can see, there’s watercolouring, pencil colouring and I have also used Artist Markers!

Altenew Stunning Cosmos Stamp Set | Forever and a Day Die Set | Create a Wreath Die Set | Painted Butterflies Stamp Set | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0 | @altenew

To begin with, I cut my card front out of watercolour paper. Next, I wet some area of the paper and started to add watercolours to it. However, I didn’t cover the entire front area because I was going for a messy look. For this reason, I kept going back in with shades of blue and picked some colour back up with the help of a tissue paper.

Altenew Stunning Cosmos Stamp Set | Forever and a Day Die Set | Create a Wreath Die Set | Painted Butterflies Stamp Set | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0 | @altenew

In order to get a more messy background, I added water splatters and white paint splatters as well. In short, you can play around as much as you want! You can stop at the very beginning with a clean watercoloured background or carry on like I did.

To be honest, I do think I should’ve stopped midway, my piece looks way too worked on and it’s a bit distracting. Also, it’s weird that in every photo my flowers look different!

Altenew Stunning Cosmos Stamp Set | Forever and a Day Die Set | Create a Wreath Die Set | Painted Butterflies Stamp Set | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0 | @altenew

I stamped the Stunning Cosmos layers in Lagoon and Emerald Crisp Inks. I then went in to add details with colour pencils. Next, I fussy cut the flowers and kept them aside.

Altenew Stunning Cosmos Stamp Set | Forever and a Day Die Set | Create a Wreath Die Set | Painted Butterflies Stamp Set | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0 | @altenew

I die cut several pieces from the Create-a-Wreath Die Set. Similarly, I die cut around four pieces of the two smaller branches in the Forever and a Day Die Set and glued them together. After that, I coloured these with Artist Markers in Frayed Leaf, Forest Glades,Warm Sunshine and Buttercream.

Altenew Stunning Cosmos Stamp Set | Forever and a Day Die Set | Create a Wreath Die Set | Painted Butterflies Stamp Set | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0 | @altenew

I glued down the branch frame onto the card front. First I popped my flowers with foam tape, then I started adding the vines and “twigs” from the Create-a-Wreath Die Set.

After this spray was arranged, I roughly added yellow paint splatters where the “yellow berries” were to give it a fuller look.

Altenew Stunning Cosmos Stamp Set | Forever and a Day Die Set | Create a Wreath Die Set | Painted Butterflies Stamp Set | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0 | @altenew

Then, I popped up my sentiment and the butterfly, which I coloured with Artist Markers.

Altenew Stunning Cosmos Stamp Set | Forever and a Day Die Set | Create a Wreath Die Set | Painted Butterflies Stamp Set | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0 | @altenew

Finally, after popping the front onto the base, I added some gold confetti for the bling.

I think the Stunning Cosmos looked great against the bold, night sky. You can also try this on a lighter background – maybe light grey or white.

That is all for today. Thank you for stopping by!

 

 

Forever and a Day Die Set
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Create-A-Wreath Die Set
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Stunning Cosmos Stamp Set
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Painted Butterflies Stamp Set
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Artist Markers Set B
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Artist Markers Green Fields Set
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Lagoon Crisp Dye Ink
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Emerald Crisp Dye Ink
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35 comments

Lagene January 18, 2018 - 10:20

Absolutely GORGEOUS! I love your coloring and background and the greenery elements!

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Erum Tasneem January 19, 2018 - 00:11

Thank you ♥

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Teresa Doyle January 18, 2018 - 10:43

Beautiful Erum.

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Erum Tasneem January 19, 2018 - 00:12

Thanks Teresa :)

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Karthikha Uday January 18, 2018 - 11:00

WOW!! Gorgeous!! <3 <3 <3

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Erum Tasneem January 19, 2018 - 00:14

Thank you lovely Karthikha ♥

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Linda Simpson January 18, 2018 - 11:18

Gorgeous, love the rich vibrant background and beautiful design.
Hugs
Linda xxx

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Erum Tasneem January 19, 2018 - 00:15

Thanks Linda ♥

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Kris Boydstun January 18, 2018 - 11:47

Beautiful card! I love this Cosmos set!

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Erum Tasneem January 19, 2018 - 00:16

Thanks Kris. It is a good set, I like the sentiment font in this sent.

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barbara lassiter January 18, 2018 - 11:56

Beautiful card and coloring!

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Erum Tasneem January 19, 2018 - 00:17

Thank you!

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Tara Prince January 18, 2018 - 12:23

Gorgeous background!

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Erum Tasneem January 19, 2018 - 00:18

Thank you Tara ♥

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Helen January 18, 2018 - 12:53

Such a lovely card, Erum. The colors are so rich. Love that cosmos flower set. tfs

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Erum Tasneem January 19, 2018 - 00:18

Thank you Helen :)

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Harriet January 18, 2018 - 14:11

Erum, Your various techniques and colors make this card stunning not to mention unique – Excellent!.

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Erum Tasneem January 19, 2018 - 00:19

Thank you Harriet ♥

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Ingrid January 18, 2018 - 17:50

Mooie kaart met mooie kleuren.😐

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Erum Tasneem January 19, 2018 - 00:21

Thanks Ingrid. The choice of emoticon made me wonder if it was a complain :p

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June Fletcher January 18, 2018 - 18:03

Stunning creation. Love the vibrant colours

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Erum Tasneem January 19, 2018 - 00:26

Thanks June ♥

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Billie A January 18, 2018 - 18:11

Gorgeous I love the colors and the flowers and vines against the night sky makes them pop. Beautiful stamps and dies. Love this card

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Erum Tasneem January 19, 2018 - 00:29

Thank you Billie ♥ I am glad you like it :)

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Patricia Mello January 18, 2018 - 18:19

so beautiful!

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Erum Tasneem January 19, 2018 - 00:29

Thank you :)

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Beverly Jordan January 19, 2018 - 11:52

I love all the wash of colors!!! I don’t think it looks overworked at all and adored the beautiful blues! Such a piece of art! Gorgeously done!

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Erum Tasneem January 19, 2018 - 13:46

That is very sweet of you. Thank you so much!

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Lorraine Turner January 20, 2018 - 02:07

Hi Erum,

What a very creative project today; with lots of techniques provided for us crafters to see. I love the way you create your cards and would love to see a video tutorial at some point to actually see you put the different elements together part by part. Great project, thank you. :o)

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Erum Tasneem January 20, 2018 - 15:12

Thank you Lorraine! Videos are coming soon☻

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Henriëtte January 20, 2018 - 13:25

Wow, great colours, whe can use that with this dark days, thanks!

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Erum Tasneem January 20, 2018 - 15:12

Thanks Henriette!

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Carol Mc January 23, 2018 - 21:34

Your card is beautiful. I love the watercolor background.

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Rosa M. Vasquez January 26, 2018 - 15:25

Beautiful card. Thank you for describing the different techniques you used to get that image.

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Liz O. January 27, 2018 - 01:20

Gorgeous card Erum, the background absolutely makes the pretty flowers “pop”, thanks for the wonderful inspiration!

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