Pink & Green Floral Thanks

Happy New Year’s Eve everyone! I hope all of you had a wonderful year. I was fortunate enough to spend lots of time crafting this year.

The making of this card:
I stamped the Altenew Thank You 2022 stamp set that I received as a surprise gift in the mail. This gift helped push me back to my coloring. So, thank you for that! I stamped the flower in black ink and then colored it with Altenew markers R437, R318, R403, R601, G702, G715. Then, I fussy cut the image. I used the grid like die cut in green. Then, I cut it down and made it into an accent strip. I decided to separate the 2 flowers. After I fussy cut those, I glued several strips of paper to the back of the flowers to give them dimensions.

I decided to stamp the sentiment, thanks, onto the same shade of green paper as the accent strip. I stamped it with a white pigment ink and actually had success! Hooray! I used a light pink cardstock and ink blended over it with the Rouge ink color. I cut this piece slightly larger than the green strip of paper and glued them together. I placed them towards the bottom of the card. And there you have it! My card to wrap up the year for the

Altenew Yearly Inspiration Challenge
Passion for Markers: Week 670–Mega Christmas challenge–use die cuts (
Alphabet Challenge Blog

Masking Unleashed – Solar Flowers edition

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Hey y’all! I’m back with my last card for AECP Level 2! What a fun journey it’s been. Today I’m bringing you a card from the Masking Unleashed course. I knew when I saw this technique with freezer paper and watercolor that I just had to try it! So here goes nothing!

I started this off with doing rough sketches with my stamps to figure out what shapes I wanted. Then I started making masks with sticky notes to prevent certain images from crossing. Since this was only a sketch, I figured sticky notes were better suited than masking paper. Once I was happy with the sketch, I transferred it to sturdier paper. I then cut it out and used it to trace onto freezer paper that I had precut. I then decided to cut on the lines of my sketch rather than slightly around so that I could use the inner piece again. However, this required me to cut further into the freezer paper a second time because I wanted an outer edge of the flowers. If I were to do it again, I probably would just cut the way I want it first and not try to save the inside.

Onto the fun part, painting! To start this off I painted the inside with just water. Then, I applied several different brighter colors. Next, I let this dry overnight. I then added loose black watercolor and then added more potent black watercolor paint throughout the piece. After this had fully dried, I decided every galaxy needs a little shimmer. After I finished spraying it, I attempted to splatter white acrylic paint. However, I did not realize how wet I had made my background and the paint began to spread. I quickly wiped it up with a paper towel. Reapplied some black. I did not want those black areas to not have shimmer though. So, I sprayed my paint brush with shimmer spray and then dipped in black and applied it to the paper. Once this was dry, I added the white paint splatters. Next, I used my heat gun to remove the freezer paper.

Now, we have this huge blob on the paper. Don’t worry, it’s not done. I get out my embossing powder goodies and go to work with my originally stamping design. I made sure to use my sticky notes I had cut out earlier to prevent lines from crossing. I then added my sentiment and backed the card to a matching color base.

I really like how it can blend in slightly depending on the angle. I think that’s cool because it’s almost like a constellation in the sky.

I love this card and the way this turned out! Thank you so much for reading!

Supplies Used:
Rouge Crisp Dye Ink (sentiment color)
Altenew Story of Us (discontinued, sentiment)
Bold Floral Stamp Set
Altenew Artists’ Watercolor 24 Pan Set
Hero Arts – Embossing Powder – White Satin Pearl
White Acrylic Paint
Concord & 9th Grapefruit Cardstock
Bearly Art Glue – Mint Tape – this one is sold out but, I’ve heard good things about this tape also and it’s on sale!
Medium Acrylic Block

Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog
The Paper Funday Challenges
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Craft Rocket Challenges

Magical Markers

Yellow flower with green stem on white card base with light blue subtly splattered. Strip of paper towards bottom horizontally colored same blue with the word thanks. Flower is towards bottom on the left side on top of the strip of paper and thanks is on the right side.
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Hello again! I had some time to sneak off to my craft room recently and work on an AECP course! In this course I was inspired to try alcohol markers on vellum! How fun is that?! I knew that I had to try this technique but, color choices are probably the hardest part for me when it comes to designing a card. I’m thankful for challenges like the Altenew Inspiration Challenge that gives clear direction on what colors to use! They have a new challenge every month! Once I chose my colors, I used a dabbing motion to for the petals of the flower and did ‘normal’ strokes on the leaves and stems.

I then did direct ink to paper with Polar Bear ink from Altenew and cut that strip down and stamped thanks on it. Before adhering these elements on the card, I put polar bear ink down on my glass surface and mixed it with shimmer spray. I then splattered the background lightly with that color mixture.

The dreaded gluing of vellum! Here’s a tip (a messy tip but, it’s a tip): Apply liquid glue onto your finger and spread it around the entire back of the vellum! This way you can’t see it when you adhere it to your project. Make sure you move quickly though! Liquid glue dries quicker than you’d think.

Markers I used:
G702, G715, Y204, WG903, Y911
Stamps used:
Bold Floral Stamp Set
Mini Delight: Victorian Stamp & Die Set

I firmly believe challenges help us become better artists. I highly encourage you to try some out!
Through The Craft Room Door
Try it on Tuesday
A Place To Start: CHALLENGE #072022