Altenew Kind Reminders Cards

Hey, hi! I’m up on the Altenew Card Blog today with a 3-card post and wanted to share the same here! If you’d like a more comprehensive product list and how-to outline, you can click over there.

I’m using the Kind Reminders stamp set today and my first card is a simple, stamped and watercolor painted technique – probably my quickest and favorite way to color in an outline stamp!

I used the Artist Watercolor 24 Pan and 36 Pan paint sets from Altenew to paint today’s cards, and once I finished with the bloom and leaves, I used the leftover paint to splatter the card panel. I stamped a sentiment from the Apothecary Label stamp set, trimmed the card panel and sewed a narrow strip of wood grain patterned paper to the right hand side.

My second card is very much like the first except that I stamped the outline image with pale gray ink so that I could do a no-line watercoloring technique.

I used the same watercolor paints as for the first card, deepening the color tones to add the shading and definition that the outlines usually do. For the leaves, I made it easier for myself and added the lines with a fine tipped brush. I painted a gray shadow for the background, again deepening the shading to produce shadows around the edges.

I used the same fun technique along the right hand side, of trimming, and sewing on a narrow strip of patterned paper, this time a text paper. A few clear enamel dots finish the card. The sentiment on this card comes from the Birthday Builder stamp set and is stamped with clear embossing ink and heat set with Platinum embossing powder.

Finally, a card with no painting! I stamped this flower – a smaller, simpler bloom than the other two in the Kind Reminders stamp set – onto Classic Crest Solar white cardstock because it takes alcohol markers the best. For the list of Altenew Artist Markers I used to color the bloom and leaves click over to my post on the Altenew Card Blog.

I used the coordinating die to die cut the flower, plus two more layers of cardstock to adhere behind to create some extra dimension. Then I layered everything up, the stamped, colored and die cut focal flower, plus a Hanging Garden die cut and a dark gray Nesting Frames panel.

I made my own patterned paper by stamping all three of the flower images multiple times to cover an A2 sized piece of cardstock. There is nothing like a clean, black and white background to help the focal point on a card pop! The greeting is two separate sentiment stamps from the Kind Reminders stamp set, lined up and stamped on a narrow black card stock strip.

There is also a Kind Reminders coloring stencil to help you fill in the outline stamps in the set, and to layer them more easily than using layering stamps, but I ran out of time to make a project with it.

Thank you for stopping by today! I appreciate your presence here, your kind comments and your excitement for each new project I share! Have a wonderful day!

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