Watercolor Floral Card And Blog Hop/Giveaway

Watercolor card using watercolor markers

Hello everyone. Hope you are all doing great. Today I am sharing a watercolor floral card I made using Karin Watercolor Markers. Ever since I bought these markers I have fallen in love with them.

Me along with some talented cardmakers are celebrating Varada Sharma’s August Release Wings and Petals. This beautiful floral image if from one of her digital stamp set Awesome Blossom.

Giveaway

We are giving away THE ENTIRE RELEASE to one lucky blog reader – selected at each stop in the hop. Giveaway closes on Sunday, August 16th, 11:59 pm CDT. in the blog hop post the following Tuesday.
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Don’t forget to comment on my post and hop along other designers blog post for a chance to win. The full list of artists with their blogs is listed below.

Watercolor card using watercolor markers

The Focus

Started by printing this stamp set in a floral arrangement on a mixed media paper.

I wanted to create a 5 by 7 card because I preferred to paint a bigger flower not tiny floral clusters.

watercolor floral card

I printed the image in light beige color so I could create a no line coloring effect.

Colors Used

Started water coloring the flower using Karin Watercolor Markers. Pale pink concentrating on the base of the petals and fading towards the tip, leaving a pale wash of color for highlights. After two layers of pink I added a little olive green to the base of some petals and added a light wash of gold on the highlighted areas for a warmth. Finally, I added warm grey wherever it is supposed to be shaded.

The leaves on the top are colored with olive green and the leaves on the bottom are colored with curry.

watercolor floral card using karin markers

I added some splatters of white acrylic paint and some gold watercolor paint.

gold embossed sentiment from wplus 9

Sentiment

And then, I used the sentiment from Wplus 9. It is a very old set of sentiment stamp. I stamped the sentiment directly on top of the colored image with Versamark ink and embossed using wow gold embossing powder.

For embellishment, I added a few gold sequins from my stash. I then layered this panel on a gold foiled cardstock and then adhered it to a 5 by 7 side folding cardbase made of heavyweight cardstock.

That finishes my card.

If you came here from


@anaa975 – https://stacksofcards.com/

Your next stop on the hop will be

@crafty_sistahs –  https://thecreativetwins.blogspot.com/

Here is a full list of talented desiners:

@anaa975 – https://stacksofcards.com/

@cardsncraftsnyc – https://www.cardsncraftsnyc.com/blog/ 
@crafty_sistahs –  https://thecreativetwins.blogspot.com/
@itsapreetiworld – https://www.itsapreetiworld.com/
@mugdhagujarathi – https://craftomania123.blogspot.com/ 
@tenianelson – http://jazzypaper.blogspot.com/
@terispracklin &  @varadasharma – we will share our creations together on my blog – https://varadasharma.com/

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Alex Syberia Release June 20

Hello everyone!

Today I have sharing some cards I created using the Alex Syberia Release for June 20. This release so fun with all beautiful images.

First Card

This card is created using the Alex Syberia Sunflower digital stamp. I colored this image using copic markers in the shades:

YR04, Y17, Y15, and Y08

And the stem and the leaves in

YG67, YG63 YG17 and YG13

This image of sunflower was just so pretty I didn’t want any distractions on the background. The cover cutting file from Silhoutte Design Store. It is called Pebbles Overlay by Lizzie Mayne. was a perfect backdrop for this beautiful image.

I glued the die cut on a white panel using liquid glue.

There are options to cut the digital images using a few softwares like Silhouette Machine, Cricut Machine or Brother scan and cut. For this particular project I decided to fussy cut it using scissors. Sometimes I find it hard to cut using scissors but most of the time when the image is large enough to cut around it I find it therapeutic.

The sentiment was from the Taylored Expressions stamp and die set. With which you can stamp and cut a bunch of different sentiments at once so it is always ready when you want to create a card.

Finally Embellished with some Nuvo Jewel Drops in clear color as I wanted the focus on the sunflower image.

Second Card

I used the Dogrose flower from this latest release by Alex Syberia. For my second card I wanted some ombre sky background. When I was getting the image ready for printing I added the ombre background and then printed it.

Now the background was already done, all I had to do was color the image.

I again picked Copic Markers for the coloring. For the flower I used:

RV55, RV42 and R00

For the berries:

R29,R27,R24

And for the leaves and stem believe it or not I only used one color

YG67

I colored all the leaves and after the marker was dry I went back and darkened the shadow area with the same color.

About the word Happy, I had downloaded this font from Silhouette Design store and simply typed the word and cut it with gold foil paper. The black offset layer is also cut with the silhouette machine. It is just an offset image of the word happy which I cut out of the black card-stock. I added the Birthday to you underneath to complete the sentiment which was already stamped, embossed and cut in a strip.

I also cut the thin frame border around the image out of the same gold foil card-stock with the help of the silhouette machine. I think that tied in all my elements together.

For the final finishing touch, I added some white gel pen on the highlighted areas on the berries. I added some gel pen on the stamen of the flowers and before the gel pen dried added some gold sparkle embossing powder and heat set it. This way I was able to achieve the metallic look on the center of the flowers.

This completed my second card.

Third Card

This sea shell border on the slimline format was my favorite in this release. This image was the first one I printed in light ink and started coloring. I was actually going for a almost realistic look while coloring I used watercolor for this one.

I am just a beginner in watercoloring and I am still learning a lot. My weakness is impatience with watercoloring. I cannot wait between layers. I tried my best to achieve the “realistic” look. At one point I was already getting frustrated with the painting which is so not like me. But I kept going and finished it.

The final result was worth the hours I spent on water-coloring this image.

I printed the sentiment in another piece and layered both the sentiment and the watercolored panel onto a teal green card-stock and then mounted it on a slimline base made out of a heavyweight card-stock.

Finally added some flat back green jewels to embellish this card and call it done.

This completed my third and last card for this release. In near future I may want to make a few more cards with this release.

Hugs

Jyoti

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Vibrant Watercolor Card

Hello there, friends! Welcome to my blog.

I have a fun vibrant watercolor card to share with you today. This card features the latest release by Rachel Vass.

Watercolors are supposed to be soft and delicate, but I like to exaggerate them to make the colors more vibrant. That really satisfies my taste.

The Card

Vibrant Watercolor card using summer blood stamp by Rachel Vass Designs

This is what I’m talking about. This card features the latest release by Rachel Vass Designs called Summer Bloom. I printed this beautiful flower image on a Mixed Media Paper in light cream ink because I was going for a no-line watercoloring.

No line vibrant watercolor card featuring summer bloom by rachel vass designs

Watercoloring Process

I picked up my beloved Peerless Watercolor Sheets for this project. I’ve painted watercolored flowers with just one color, darker tone for the shadows and pale tone for the highlighted areas in the past. For this particular project, I wanted the red to fade into yellow.

vibrant summer blood watercolor card

I used Royal Crimson and Deep Yellow for the petals. I started with one petal at a time using these two colors trying to blend the colors in the middle of the petals. Then, I added a little bit of Sepia Brown to my Royal Crimson for the darkest corners of the petals. After the first layer was dry, I went with the second more intense coloring. There I achieved my vibrant watercolor card look i was going for.

watercolor card featuring rachel vass release

Background

Finally, for the background I used a light wash of clean water first and then picked up Pearl Gray and painted the area concentrating more towards the flowers and fading away from the flowers.

Once the painting was dry, I used white and black gouache and spattered it all over the painting. How fun!

celebrating you today watercolor card

Sentiment

The sentiment “Celebrating You Today” felt like a perfect match for this card. I stamped this Versamark Watermark Ink and embossed using white embossing powder.

handmade card using no-line watercolor technique.

Diecutting the watercolor piece using the stitched rectangle from Mama Elephant was the next step which then was adhered on to a top folding landscape card made out of Recollections Heavy Wight Cardstock in white.

Final Touch

For embellishment I used some sequins from my stash in silver and clear.

I hope this inspires you to go bold with watercolors and play around to get a vibrant look like this one.

https://www.etsy.com/shop/RachelVassDesigns

Hugs,

Jyoti

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Sending Sunshine and Warm Hugs Card and Altenew Statement Flowers

Watercolor card using statement flowers stamp

Hello Everyone!

Welcome to my blog. Today I am sharing this beautiful card I created featuring the latest April release stamp called Statement Flowers. This stamp set is from Altenew. Altenew has always been one of my favorite stamp companies.

Here’s my card for today.

Handmade card feturing Altenew stamp called Statement Flowers

This stamp is a big floral stamp that covers a full A2 standard size card front.

I decided to stamp this image on a watercolor card-stock panel. Stamped with Versamark Watermark Ink and sprinkled Ranger Embossing Powder in Platinum color. After heat setting the embossing, I started to watercolor the image.

Here was my inspiration picture i found on Pinterest and I really fell in love with the combination.

I pulled out my Peerless Watercolors in Sky Blue and Sepia Brown. I really love how vibrant Peerless Watercolors are . I own this basic pad of 15 colors. Seems like it lasts forever.

Surprisingly, only two layers of simple water coloring on these flowers and wow I am stunned.

I stamped one of the sentiment from this stamp set on a sky blue strip of card-stock. Embossed that again, this time using detail white embossing powder. Adhered that on some foam tape.

Finally, I embellished the panel with some matching blue Sequins from my stash.

I loved how my card turned out. Hope you guys liked it too.

Hugs

Jyoti

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Handmade Cards Using Fun Watercolor Backgrounds and Perfectly Perfect Stamp Set

Hello My Lovely Friends!

Today I have a few cards using Perfectly Perfect stamp set that released a while ago. I am using the fun background technique using watercolors and stencils on watercolor paper. And the star of the show is Finetec pearlescent watercolors.

altenew perfectly perfect stamp
Altenew perfectly perfect stamp

The Focal image:

I used one of my favorite stamp set from Altenew called Perfectly Perfect and the coordinating dies for this card. The images from this stamp-set are outline images which you can color as you prefer. I picked watercolor on gold embossed images. I used Prima Watercolors to color the flowers in pinks and oranges and the leaves in different shades of greens.

to color the flowers in pinks and oranges and the leaves in different shades of greens.

Then it was layered with one thin quote of Finetec Pearlescent watercolors in matching shades. I love how these flowers shine in the light. It’s had to capture that in camera but I tried my best.

Altenew Perfectly Perfect Stamp
altenew Perfectly Perfect stamp

These look amazing in real life. The gold embossing and the shiny watercolor add the beauty to this card.

The background:

Not just the focal images but the background also is one of a kind in these cards. I used watercolor paper which was die cut using Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle die ( which I use in almost every project). Brushed it with clean water and then dropped some reds browns and green watercolors that match the look of brick on the water. Before it dried I sat Tim Holtz stencils one was wood texture and the other was brick texture of top of it. And let the watercolor do it’s magic. I left it overnight.

The other one is the same technique using the wood texture stencil.

Altenew Perfectly Perfect Stamp
altenew perfectly perfect stamp

The Sentiment:

There are no sentiments on these cards as so far. But this is better because I can just stamp and cut a strip of any type of sentiment and pop it on the card whenever I need to give it to anyone.

The card base:

The card bases are 4 and a quarter inches wide by 5 and a half inches tall standard A2 size card. I tried to match the colors of the card base to complement the color of the flowers.

I am participating in the Altenew Inspiration Challenge January 2019.

Here is the Inspiration Picture:

I also have one more card that I created a while back to participate in the Altenew Inspiration Challenge using this same stamp and die set. Please check out my post if you are interested.

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Simon Says Stamp Stamptember Reselase and Thank You card

Hello and Welcome to my blog. Today’s post consists of the card that I made using Simon Says Stamp Stamptember release. I ordered this stamp set on the first day of the release. But unfortunately, it arrived around the beginning of the third week. But as they all say better late than never. I was dancing with joy when I received it in the mail that day. Because these stamps are all limited edition. You won’t be able to purchase it after the stock is over.

simon says stamp

This is a big stamp set with one large flower cluster, a couple of other flowers and some leaves with some beautiful sentiments.

Background:

I repeatedly stamped a panel of Neenah Solar white cardstock 110 lb with one of the small flower images from Simon Says Stamp Stamptember stamp set called Beautiful Day 2 with Versamark ink. Changed the position of the flowery each time to create like an organic pattern. Embossed those with Gold Embossing powder. I have been into ink blended backgrounds lately. So I picked distressed oxide inks from Ranger. One was Twisted Citron and Peacock Feathers. Got to love how the distressed oxide inks blend so smoothly.

beautiful flower2 stamp set

 

The Focal Image:

To create the focal image I stamped one of the flowers with the stem image from the stamp set with Versamark ink and embossed with gold embossing powder. Which was then colored using Distressed Inks in colors Seedless Preserve and Lucky Clover. Using the Watercolor brush with a simple flat wash of colors. Then I added it with foam tape on the background panel.

simon says stamp stamps and dies

The Sentiment:

The sentiment is from the same stamp set. I stamped and embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder on black strips of cardstock. Cut into banners and mounted with foam tapes on the panel.

stamptember 2018

So here is my final card for today. I loved how it turned out. I just love how the purple flower pops on the green background.

Let me know in the comment down below what do you guys think about it?

I am participating in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

Supplies Used:

 

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