Look at these beautiful colors! That turquoise! I’ve been waiting for this color for so long! YEAH!
Annnnnnd I have a critter card with the paper bag and lava rock in the works to share soon!
My card today is inspired by the superbloom that’s happing right now — oh how I wish I could be out there. But stamping it is the next best thing, right?
To color the flower, I used a mix of crimson, sunkissed and fresh lemon on the petals and then lime and sweet leaf on the stem. Love how these colors blend together.
Then I just had to use turquoise for the background — love this color so much you all! It was super easy to get this nice soft blend — I just wet the paper first, then ran the maker along the edge of the stem and used a wet brush to pull the color out.
The BIG key here is to use high quality watercolor paper — I used Arches cold press. Can’t stress this enough — if you use a student grade paper it will be super hard to get a nice blend.
To finish off the card I added some white embossed sentiments to the front (also from the Wonderland stamp set) and then I die cut the “hello” from the Flower Arrangement die set — this set is great to have in your toolbox, I find myself reaching for it all the time.
I thought about adding some sequins to the card, but then I decided to keep it clean and simple to really keep the focus on the coloring. And that was that.
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We’ll also draw a winner to receive a $20 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on the Altenew blog on 3/31/2019.
- Altenew Card Blog
- Vicky Papaioannou
- Norine Borys
- TaeEun Yoo
- Erum Tasneem
- Lisa Spangler <– you are here :)
- Therese Calvird
- Kelly Latevola
- Altenew Scrapbook Blog
- Kathy Racoosin
- Caly Person
- Lydia Evans
- Kristina Pokazanieva
- Nicole Picadura
- Maria Willis
- Kymona Tracey
- Janette Kausen
- Sandra Dietrich
- Lydia Fiedler
- Amber Rain Davis
- Lilith Eeckels
- The Hedgehog Hollow
- Laurel Beard
- Virginia Lu
- Tania Ahmed
- Anna Komenda
- Maryam Sharara
- Laura Volpes
- Hussena Calcuttawala
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For the rest of the supplies I’ve listed them both on Altenew [AN] and Ellen Hutson [EH] wherever possible:
- Wonderland Stamp and Die Bundle [AN] or [EH]
- Wonderland Stamp set [AN] or [EH]
- Wonderland Dies [AN] or [EH]
- Flower Arrangement Die set [AN]
- Arches cold press paper [EH]
Thanks so much for joining me today, and happy spring!