Karin Magic with Altenew & Sandhya

Hello and welcome back to the Crafty Meraki blog. Today I am sharing a card that is a combination of all my favorite techniques in cardmaking. I present to you the perfect mix of florals, heat embossing, watercoloring and slimline proportions. So lets get started!

I chose the stunning Bergenia Builder stamp set from Altenew and stamped the large floral bunch as well as the individual single flowers and leaves 2 times on Bristol smooth cardstock and heat embossed with Brutus Monroe's Gilded embossing powder.

Next I watercolored the images with Karin markers. These markers are super juicy and so pigmented that a little goes a long way. When I was picking my colors I realized that Bergenia flower plants don't have green stems, instead they have a beautiful burgungy color. So I used Brugundy shade for the stem, and the Plum shade for flowers. I used Curry and Olive for the leaves.

For my first layer, I swatch out the markers on my blending palette and use a waterbrush to paint my flowers. Once this layer dries, I add a few dabs of concentrated color directly using the marker and again blend it out with a waterbrush.

Then, I fussy cut the images and kept them aside. I trimmed a panel to 3.25"X8.25" and spritzed it with water. I held it at an angle and added some Curry and Olive green colors to one end and let it trickle down. I also added some green as well as gold splatters. Once the panel dried I heat embossed my sentiment, also from the Bergenia builder stamp set in Gilded. Next, I adhered my florals on the panel. I lay some flat and popped up the others with foam tape. I then trimmed off any overhanging pieces.

Finally, I matted the panel with reflective gold cardstock and adhered it to a slimline card base.

This completes my card for today and I hope you liked it. I have linked to all the major supplies throughout my post, so go ahead and check them out of you haven't already. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

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  • Debbie 04:42 PM

    Sandhya, I love the vibrant colors and your color combinations!

  • Karthikha Uday 05:20 PM

    Stunning card, Sandhya!! Totally love your coloring, and amazing details! <3

  • Juhi Khanna 03:07 PM

    Super stunning Sandhya! Love the details, gorgeous colors and coloring!

  • Natasha 11:40 AM

    Just gorgeous!!!!! Love it

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