Hello! Welcome to our February Guest Designer post. We have the amazing Olga Moss with us today. Not only has she been a regular blog hopper, but she has also been our guest designer last year! We adore her so much that we just had to invite her to guest design again. If you want to see her Guest Designer blog post last year, click here. You can also have a quick look at her Instagram feed to see her gorgeous work at a glance.
Get to know Olga!
Hello! I am Olga Moss and I’m so happy to be back here at Altenew’s blog as a guest designer. I started my paper crafting life back in 2010. preferred to create scrapbook album and pages back in those days. Then, in 2016, I changed my preferences to card-making because there is a whole beautiful world in every small card!
Today, I want to show you three cards that I made with Altenew products. What do we want in winter after Christmas? I think, more floral cards! So I want to show you three ways to make floral cards.
Olga’s Watercolor Card
The first card is a watercolor card. I like to use watercolor sometimes when playing with materials. This way you don’t need too many supplies, but you can create a whole picture on one small piece of paper. Isn’t that like magic? And now I want to talk about the Build-A-Flower: Poppy set. In this set, we have some silhouettes that we can use without stamping, just for coloring.
First, I stamped the flowers and leaves with Rocky Shore Crisp Dye Ink on watercolor paper. Then I took my wet paintbrush and went over them with water to blend them and give them a watercolored look.
After that, I added some accents with pencils. Then I watercolored the background with light gray. For the sentiment, I used the “Hello” from Flower Arrangement Die Set.
Floral Thank You Card with Dies
For my second card, I used Leaf Frame Cover Die and Wild Rose 3D Die Set. I started with covering up a piece of paper with Leaf Frame and die-cutting it. Then I colored every leaf using pencils and splattered them with white paint.
Next, I blended yellow and green inks using Pocketful of Sunshine Mini Cube Set & Green Meadows Mini Cube Set on my background and then splattered it with water and white paint. Once it was dry, I die cut the roses and glued them together using liquid glue. I repeated the process for the leaves.
Then, I adhered the flowers and the leaves on the panel. And to finished my card I added Thank you sentiment from Flower Arrangement Die Set.
Olga’s Vintage Card
The last card looks like an open book page. For an impressive effect, I decided to give the card a vintage look.
So I did the stamping on Kraft paper, using only the silhouettes of the leaves. In the center, I glued something like a book page, on which I had previously stamped an excellent selection of phrases.
Next, I decorated it all with stamped flowers from the Flower Arrangement Stamp Set and adding branches from the Forever and a Day Die Set. I think the card came out fabulous.
Once again, you have wowed us with your beautiful and creative cards, Olga! Thank you for being our February Guest Designer.
Thank you for stopping by!