Happy New Year my crafty friends. Hope you had a wonderful time celebrating with family and friends and are ready for another year of creative fun.
Today I made this floral card inspired by a watercolor technique from Therese Calvird Lost in Paper where she used the new Altenew Build-A-Flower – Hyacinth stamp and achieved a beautiful effect. I tried to achieve the same result using the Altenew Winter Rose stamp set but because I used normal card stock I think the effect was more controlled and not as loose as I envisaged.
- Altenew Winter Rose stamp set
- MFT Stitched Rectangle Scallop Frame dies
- Altenew Crisp Dye Inks – Ruby Red, Crimson, Razzleberry and Silver Stone
- Nuvo Jewel Drops – Strawberry Coulis
- I stamped three roses on a panel of Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80lbs card stock using one of the base layers from the stamp set and Altenew Crisp Dye Inks in Ruby Red, Razzleberry and Crimson. To achieve a loose watercolor effect I inked the stamp then sprayed water mixed with Ranger Perfect Pearls before bringing it to the paper. As well I allowed the excess water to drip on the paper and overlapped the colors. I even allowed some of the over spray from when spraying the inked stamp to land on my panel creating a fine mist.
- Using Versafine Onyx Black I stamped some rose centres
- I then used Altenew Crisp Dye ink in Silverstone to add some leaves and rosehip images.
Once done I trimmed the panel to 5’x3.75′
For the feature frame I used one of the in between frames from MFT Stitched Rectangle scallop dies and craft foam.
To assemble the card I positioned and stamped the sentiment, foam mounted the panel on a card base, added the frame and some Nuvo Jewel drops.
Until next time – have fun creating.