Altenew | Watercolor Birthday Card

Hello friends!

Today I want to share with you an elegant floral birthday card using an amazing Altenew Statement Flowers Stamp Set.  Also along the way I will be giving some design tips on how to pull a card elements together using color.

Watercolor Flower Birthday Card. Card by Svitlana Shayevich

As I mentioned above I choose the Statement Flowers Stamp Set for the focal point element of my card. I started off by white embossing the floral stamp from the set onto an A2 Watercolor Paper.

After that I watercolored it using Watercolor 36 Pan Set. It was the first time I tried watercolor paper from Altenew – 50% cotton, cold pressed one. I’m not an expert, but I was very impressed by it. It has a smooth surface,  a pure white and it was very to work with it.

For the red flower I user Coral Berry, Crimson and Grapevine pans from the set. I was working one petal at a time. First I laid the lightest Coral Berry color as a base. While it still was wet I added the Crimson to the tip and base of a petal.  As well as on a petal side when it was needed (for example when one petal is overlapping another it would cast a shadow). Then I let a petal dry and added the darkest Grapevine to the tip and base of it for more dimension.

For the yellow flower I used the Fresh Lemon, Orange Cream and Paper Bag pans and I colored it the same manner as the red one.

Finally for leaves I used the Fresh Leaf, Forest Glades and Evergreen pans.

Watercolor Flower Birthday Card. Card by Svitlana Shayevich

After I finished coloring I die-cut the floral element using the matching die.

Then I made a top folding A2 card base out of a Pale Gray Cardstock. Then I adhered two white strips of different widths onto the card base. Next I popped up the watercolor piece onto it.

The white strips added some interest to the card design and also they pull different elements together – the card base (with added white strips) and watercolored piece which white embossed outlines.

Watercolor Flower Birthday Card. Card by Svitlana Shayevich

After that I made a sentiment using stamps from the Birthday Builder Stamp Set. Which I white embossed onto a Jet Black Cardstock strip and then popped up onto the card.

Watercolor Flower Birthday Card. Card by Svitlana Shayevich

To accentuate the card I added several crystals. I choose Snow and Onyx ones to again to pull the card elements together – white strips on the card base, white outline of the floral element, white embossing of the sentiment. Black crystals coordinate with the only other black element of the card – the black sentiment strip.

I hope you like my card and tips I gave in this post. Have a wonderful day!

SUPPLIES

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Altenew Birthday Builder Stamp Set
Altenew Birthday Builder Stamp Set
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Altenew Statement Flowers Stamp Set
Altenew Statement Flowers Stamp Set
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Altenew Statement Flowers Die Set
Altenew Statement Flowers Die Set
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Altenew Statement Flowers Stamp And Die Bundle
Altenew Statement Flowers Stamp And Die Bundle
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Altenew Jet Black Cardstock
Altenew Jet Black Cardstock
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Neenah Classic Crest Smooth Solar White Cardstock 110 Lb
Neenah Classic Crest Smooth Solar White Cardstock 110 Lb
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Altenew Pale Gray Cardstock
Altenew Pale Gray Cardstock
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Altenew Watercolor Paper Set (A2 Loose Sheets)
Altenew Watercolor Paper Set (A2 Loose Sheets)
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Hero Arts Precision Heat Embossing Tool Gun
Hero Arts Precision Heat Embossing Tool Gun
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Altenew Embossing Ink
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Altenew Pure White Crisp Embossing Powder
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Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cutting And Embossing Machine
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Altenew Watercolor 36 Pan Set
Altenew Watercolor 36 Pan Set
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Silver Black Velvet Brush Size 4 Round
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Studio Katia Snow Crystals
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2 Comments

  1. Reply

    Tara Prince

    May 6, 2020

    Stunning card!

  2. Reply

    Judi Dempton

    May 20, 2020

    Beautiful! I also love a grey background!

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