Hello, Altenew friends! Welcome to our second August 2019 Guest Designer post. If you missed out on the first Guest Designer post, Hussena showered us with her gorgeous projects – check it out here. Our second guest designer is the incredibly talented Laura Volpes. We are huge fans of her work and we can’t seem to get enough of her fabulous cards! You might have already seen her beautiful creations through our release blog hops, but if you want to see more of her work, feel free to check out her blog. You can also have a quick look through her Instagram feed.
Get to know Laura!
Hi there! I’m Laura, an Italian crafter with a huge passion for card making! I currently live in the UK with my husband, who always supports and encourages me, and is the reason I started exploring my crafty side in the first place. I love crafts in general, but paper crafts really stole my heart! Besides crafting, I love sharing my projects on social media and connecting with this great paper crafting community! I like bright and cheerful cards, and I am always trying to experiment with new media and techniques. If you like to meet fellow crafters too, make sure to pay me a visit!
Let’s check out her projects!
Hi everyone, it’s Laura Volpes here, and today I am very excited and incredibly honored to be a guest on the Altenew blog and YouTube channel! For this special occasion, I made a card with the Cherished Memories Stamp Set and the Leaf Frame Cover Die, and a video showing you the step by step process!
I started by stamping the gorgeous flowers and leaves in the Cherished Memories Stamp Set on some Canson XL watercolor card, and then I went ahead and painted them with the Altenew Watercolor 36 Pan Set. Once the images were ready and completely dry, I die cut them with the coordinating dies.
For the card base, I die cut some more watercolor cardstock with the Leaf Frame Cover Die and I painted the frame in green with my watercolors. I added some droplets and set everything aside to dry.
I then trimmed down some more watercolor cardstock to 4.25″ by 5.5” and I painted it with the same colors, creating an ombre effect.
Next, I die cut some vanilla card using the Leaf Frame Cover Die and used the central rectangle as a panel for my sentiment. The sentiment is also part of the Cherished Memories Stamp Set.
I glued everything on a top-folding A2 card base and that finished off my card.
As I mentioned, I also filmed a video tutorial, showing how I created this watercolor card – I hope you’ll enjoy it! Watch it below or over on Altenew’s YouTube channel.
Wow. Laura definitely put the “beauty” in BEAUTIFUL!!! How gorgeous are the colors she used in her watercolored handmade card?! Comment below if you agree! Thank you for being our August 2019 Guest Designer, Laura!
Thank you for stopping by!