Washi tape can make a very dramatic background. For this card, I ink blended my circle die-cut with Warm Sunshine using my Large Ink Blending Tool. I added two additional layers of ink around the outer edge to darken the perimeter. The background is the Many Dots Washi Tape adhered at an angle.
Using Washi Tape as an Accent
For my second card, I added my favorite Painted Grid Washi Tape along two sides of the card to partically frame my flowers. The flowers are Altenew’s Paint-A-Flower Clematis stamp, which is GORGEOUS and so fun to create with. I finished the card off with a couple of pearl grey New Day Enamel Dots.
$200 in total prizes! To celebrate this occasion, Altenew is giving away a $100 gift certificate to 1 lucky winner and a $20 gift certificate to 5 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 11/17/2021 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 6 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 11/19/2021.
Hello and welcome to the blog hop for the February release of the Altenew Paint-A-Flower series and Artists Marker Sets F & G. This month\’s Clematis stamp is GORGEOUS and so fun to create with. Altenew releases a new Paint-A-Flower each month and you can subscribe HERE so you don\’t miss a single set.
I spent an enjoyable and relaxing Sunday afternoon painting this beauty. When my kit arrived, I saw soft blues as I started planning my card. For the flowers, I used pale blue with soft lavendar shadows and pink highlights. I kept with the muted look by adding pale green leaves and the fencing was painted with watery yellow and tan. I added a hint of grey to the background and called it done. I used watercolor markers for a fresh bright watercolor look.
This is an interesting floral stamp as you can use it both vertically and horizontally. I added my favorite Painted Grid Washi Tape along two sides and the included sentiment \”Life Is Beautiful\”. I finished the card off with a couple of pearl grey New Day Enamel Dots. A fresh and lovely spring card.
Altenew F and G Artist Alcohol Markers
Water Garden Artist Alcohol Markers Set G
Altenew is also releasing two new sets of Artists Markers and I thought it would be fun to try them out by coloring the same image with both sets. Weekend Doodles is one of my all time favorites sets so I decided to use it for both cards. Water Garden Artist Alcohol Markers Set G is full of lovely aquas, lavenders and browns. I wanted the flowers to be the star of this card so I used the Cross Stitch Canvas Cover Die to create a clean and simple background that adds a bit of texture and interest but keeps the focus on the floral elements.
Such lovely colors in this marker set!
Sunshine Valley Garden Artist Alcohol Markers Set F
Sunshine Valley Garden Artist Markers SET \”F\” is full of beautiful pinks, yellows and greens. For this card I wanted a coordinating background, so using my 36 pan watercolors, I painted pink (which I toned down with some green) on a watercolor panel and let dry. I then embossed the panel with the Modern Squares 3D folder , which gives beautiful dimension to your backdrop. This folder is one of my new “go to” backgrounds. I added some pink, purple and black spatters because I thought the panel looked too sweet.
$200 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $20 gift certificate to 5 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 02/28/2021 for a chance to win.