Hi, Altenew fans! It’s May here from Mayholic Design. Today I have a fun (faux) watercolor card to share with you all featuring my all time favorite stamp sets: Wildflower Garden Stamp Set and Crafty Life Stamp Set.

(Blog Post | Video Tutorial)

My inspiration came from the one layer card that I created to celebrate Altenew’s 4th anniversary. I used this card design as my stamping guide when I decided the placement of each image for today’s card.

To create my card, I inked up my stamps from the Wildflower Garden Stamp Set with Altenew inks, spritz the stamps with a water spray, and stamp the images onto my watercolor panel. I chose the toothy side of my watercolor paper as it helped me add more texture on the stamped images.

I repeated the same process until I created a field of wildflowers on the entire panel. FYI, here is the list of Altenew ink colors I used for stamping.

  • Pink flower: Ruby Red, Coral Berry
  • Orange flower: Rouge, Orange Cream
  • Purple flower: Lavender Fields, Deep Iris
  • Stems and background: Forest Glades, Olive, Maple Yellow

To complete my background, I splattered the background with Altenew Inks. When you choose the colors for your splatter background, it’s safe to choose the colors from the color palette you used for your stamped images.

You can also flick the water onto the watercolor panel with your fingers or paintbrush and dab up water splatters with a paper towel to create some subtle texture.

Next, I stamped the sentiment from the Crafty Life Stamp Set and another sentiment from the Beautiful Inside Stamp Set with Altenew’s Permanent Black Ink onto the card front.

I finished off my card by adding black lines along the edges to create a frame.

The watercolor stamping technique is a super easy stamping technique that gives you a “watercolored” look. If you haven’t tried it yet, I strongly recommend you give it a go. Anyone can achieve a great hand-painted, watercolor look!

I made a video tutorial to show you how to create my card from start to finish. You can watch it above or in HD on YouTube.

That is it for today. Thank you so much for stopping by. Happy crafting!

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Wildflower Garden Stamp Set
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Crafty Life Stamp Set
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Ruby Red Crisp Dye Ink
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Coral Berry Crisp Dye Ink
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Rouge Crisp Dye Ink
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Orange Cream Crisp Dye Ink
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Lavender Fields Crisp Dye Ink
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Forest Glades Crisp Dye Ink
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Olive Crisp Dye Ink
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Maple Yellow Crisp Dye Ink
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Beautiful Inside Stamp Set
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Permanent Black Crisp Ink
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