Hi there and welcome to my stop on the Altenew Craft-A-Flower Daisy release blog hop! I’m so glad you’re here.
But if you know me, then you’ll know I just couldn’t resist using watercolors on these! :)
I got a little carried away with my cards — once I started playing I just couldn’t stop! So I have two versions of the same card to share with you: a sophisticated version using metallic watercolors and a bright and cheery version too!
Let’s hop to it!
First off, meet the cheerful version! I don’t know about you but I can use some cheer about now.
I started off by splashing on some color on watercolor paper, then I die cut the flowers and leaves.
Then I added some simple shading and details with another layer of the same color — so easy!
I curled the leaves a bit to add a little dimension — I think it almost looks 3D!
For this next version I just had to play with the metallic watercolors — oh yes, HAD to be done!
I did the same steps as the cheerful version, only this time I cut the centers of the flowers out of black cardstock — I think it really makes them pop.
I wish you could see that metallic shimmer — it’s almost impossible to photo — but trust me, it’s there!
I can’t wait to get these in the mail for my stepmom and mother-in-law. Their birthdays are only 3 days apart so I usually end up making them similar cards while I have my supplies out.
I’d love to hear which version you like best — sophisticated or cheery!
To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 5 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog for a chance to win. We’ll also draw a winner to receive a $15 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 Winners Page on 08/14/2020.
Your next stop on the hop is Norine Borys‘ blog — I can’t wait to see what she’s made!
- Altenew Card Blog
- Virginia Lu
- Caly Person
- Nathalie DeSousa
- Christine Pennington
- Nicole Watt
- Emily Midgett
- Laurie Willison
- Nichol Spohr
- Vicky Papaioannou
- Erum Tasneem
- Mindy Eggen
- Maryam Perez
- Justine Hovey
- Kelly Griglione
- Lilith Eeckels
- Lisa Spangler < you are here!
- Norine Borys
- Emily Leiphart
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