Altenew Everything But the Bagel Card

Hi, hello! I’m back again today to share a card that I also posted on the Altenew blog today – a bit of an “everything but the bagel” kind of card, with stamping, die cutting, watercoloring and dry embossing! Let me tell you about it!

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Yesterday I shared a card that celebrates something a little more clean, simple and spare in card design. Today is not that, lol.

To begin, I splashed some pale watercolor tints onto an A2 sized watercolor card panel using the Altenew 24 Pan Paint set and the new Altenew Watercolor brushes. I used lots of water to make the paint pale and light, hit it with a heat tool to hasten the drying, then set it aside to dry completely, before running it through the die cutting machine with the Garden Harmony 3D embossing folder.

In places where the color dried back too light, I used an Altenew blending tool and some inks in the same shades as the paints, to add more color depth in a few places, and to highlight the 3D aspect of the dry embossed edges.

Next, I stamped some leaves and a bloom from the Nature Blossoms stamp set, stamping both the color layers and the outline images. I used the Red Sunset ink family for the flower and the Green Valley color group for the leaves. (Individual colors are listed below in the Supplies link-list.)

I die cut the leaves and flower as well as a crystal shape from the Crystal Frames Die set, die cutting that from silver foil cardstock (Michael’s Craft store).

Lastly, I stamped a greeting from the Amazing You stamp set, onto vellum paper, heat embossed with silver embossing powder and trimmed to a narrow strip.

I arranged all the layers onto the painted and textured card base and adhered everything with strong liquid adhesive, as is often necessary when adhering anything to this much texture.

Thank you for stopping by today! I always appreciate the time you spend with me! Have a great weekend!


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