Hello friends! Happy new month and welcome to another post from me! I also have a a special discount for you if you to shop at Crafty Meraki store. Click this link to get 20% off the Altenew Calming Reverie stamp and stencils set as well as a few specially selected goodies that I will be featuring on the blog this month.
I had originally planned to share how I watercolored the Altenew Calming Reverie stamp, but as I was playing with the set, I ended up stamping it multiple times with different inks and even had a little accident that led to 2 more cards. Ha ha, so let me start with my watercoloring card and keep reading to see the rest.
To get started, you would need the following along with cardstock and other basic cardmaking supplies:
- Altenew Calming Reverie stamp set
- Altenew Calming Reverie Mask Stencil
- Distress Ink Pads - Squeezed Lemonade, Mustard Seed, Mowed Lawn, Ground Expresso
- Distress reinkers - Mustard seed, Mowed Lawn
- Any red and green dye inks form your stash
For the first card, I stamped the dotted detailed image from the set on Bristol Smooth cardstock with Squeezed Lemonade. Then I stamped the center with Mustard seed.
Next, I watercolored the flower using Mustard seed Reinker. I followed a similar technique to no line watercoloring, only this was much easier. Once I finished coloring the petals and it was completely dry, I stamped the detailed image for the center with Ground expresso. I then used the marking stencil to cover the flower and stamped the leaves with Mowed Lawn and colored with the same reinker.
I went back with more concentrated distress reinkers to darken the nooks and crannies. I love the soft look of this gorgeous flower in yellow. I scribbled a partial frame and stamped my sentiment in black.
I adhered my panel to an A2 card base and added few enamel dots in green and yellow to finish off.
Next, I am sharing two cards I made using different red and green inks form my stash and the masking stencil in the traditional layering style of Altenew stamps. I used the Hello form the same set for the first card and happy birthday from the Altenew Bergenia Builder stamp set for on of the card.
Then, I wanted to try the same with yellow inks to compare with my watercolor card. However, I failed to clean my stamp properly and it thought it was just stained by the red. Then, I used my Altenew Buttercup cube and stamped. I was horrified by the pinkish tone it stamped. I thought my ink pad was a goner. But I kept stamping with it till the pinkish tone got lighter and it went back to being buttercup finally. Phew. So here are the two cards from that effort.
Thank you for joining me today and I will see you again next week with more inspiration!