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Floral Watercolor Cards-- Altenew June 2023 Inspiration Challenge Card

Hi crafty friends!

Today I am sharing a beautifully watercolored cards that I created for the June Altenew Inspiration Challenge. Never heard of this challenge?

Well, each month Altenew hosts a challenge featuring a designer's color scheme and concept for the month. Below will you find this month's inspiration from Deepa Robbins. If you would like to learn more, head over the the Altenew Blog.

I challenged myself to use Ranger Watercolor Pencils for these projects. I have had them but do not use them as often as I should. I also wanted to use products that I have recently added to my collection.

For this beautiful card, I chose to lean more into purple hues. I heat embossed the Precious Peony images using Gilded Embossing powder onto opposite corners of the watercolor paper. From there I used the watercolor pencils in Villanous Potion, Seedless Preserves, Rustic Wilderness, Crushed Olive, and Twisted Citron. With that colored and dry, I used the Seedless Preserves watercolor and the Woven Stencil to add a faded pattern to the center of the card panel. The sentiment is from the Kind Reminders Stamp set. It is heat embossed in Alabaster Embossing Powder + Embossing ink.

This next watercolored panel is created using the Bewitching Rose Stamp and Die set. It is also stamped in Gilded Embossing Powder. I then watercolored the floral elements using Villanous Potion, Seedless Preserves, Rustic Wilderness, Crushed Olive, and Picked Raspberry watercolor pencils. I went in with a white acrylic marker to add highlights and die cut this image out. Using washed down water, I added a faint Honeycomb pattern to the card base and adhered the bewitching rose. Final touches include stamping a sentiment from the stamp set, adding black splatter, and adding gold gems.

My final card features butterflies which I am slightly obsessed with. I used the Craft Your Life: Marigold Butterflies stamp set for this cards. I stamped them using Gilded Embossing Powder and added color using the Picked Raspberry watercolor pencil. Once that was dry, I went back in with Sweet Violet Purple Teal magical powder to add more color variation. I then cut the panel down and adhered it to this bright green panel and added a sentiment. I kept things very simple since the butterflies are the star.

This challenge allowed me to truly get my creative juices flowing. I love that I was able to watercolor and create 3 different projects. Tell me what you think. There is still time to join in on the fun. Will you be creating a card for Altenew's Inspiration Challenge this month?

Happy Crafting!


Supply List (affiliated links)

Intensive Black Ink

Precious Peony Stamp and Die

Kind Reminders Stamp

Bewitching Rose Stamp and Die se

Watercolor Pencils

Woven Stencil

Honeycomb Stencil

Alabaster Embossing Powder + Embossing ink

Gilded Embossing Powder

Sweet Violet Purple Teal Magical Powder

Gold Pearls

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