August 2019 Guest Designer: Laura Volpes

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Hello, Altenew friends! Welcome to our second August 2019 Guest Designer post. If you missed out on the first Guest Designer post, Hussena showered us with her gorgeous projects – check it out here. Our second guest designer is the incredibly talented Laura Volpes. We are huge fans of her work and we can't seem to get enough of her fabulous cards! You might have already seen her beautiful creations through our release blog hops, but if you want to see more of her work, feel free to check out her blog. You can also have a quick look through her Instagram feed.

Get to know Laura!

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Hi there! I'm Laura, an Italian crafter with a huge passion for card making! I currently live in the UK with my husband, who always supports and encourages me, and is the reason I started exploring my crafty side in the first place. I love crafts in general, but paper crafts really stole my heart! Besides crafting, I love sharing my projects on social media and connecting with this great paper crafting community! I like bright and cheerful cards, and I am always trying to experiment with new media and techniques. If you like to meet fellow crafters too, make sure to pay me a visit!

Let's check out her projects!

Hi everyone, it's Laura Volpes here, and today I am very excited and incredibly honored to be a guest on the Altenew blog and YouTube channel! For this special occasion, I made a card with the Cherished Memories Stamp Set and the Leaf Frame Cover Die, and a video showing you the step by step process!

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I started by stamping the gorgeous flowers and leaves in the Cherished Memories Stamp Set on some Canson XL watercolor card, and then I went ahead and painted them with the Altenew Watercolor 36 Pan Set. Once the images were ready and completely dry, I die cut them with the coordinating dies.

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For the card base, I die cut some more watercolor cardstock with the Leaf Frame Cover Die and I painted the frame in green with my watercolors. I added some droplets and set everything aside to dry.

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I then trimmed down some more watercolor cardstock to 4.25″ by 5.5” and I painted it with the same colors, creating an ombre effect.

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Next, I die cut some vanilla card using the Leaf Frame Cover Die and used the central rectangle as a panel for my sentiment. The sentiment is also part of the Cherished Memories Stamp Set.

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I glued everything on a top-folding A2 card base and that finished off my card.

As I mentioned, I also filmed a video tutorial, showing how I created this watercolor card – I hope you'll enjoy it! Watch it below or over on Altenew's YouTube channel.


Wow. Laura definitely put the “beauty” in BEAUTIFUL!!! How gorgeous are the colors she used in her watercolored handmade card?! Comment below if you agree! Thank you for being our August 2019 Guest Designer, Laura!

You can find more of her work on her blog, YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram. Don't forget to leave her some love in the comment section below!

Thank you for stopping by!


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barbara lassiter August 27, 2019 - 10:18 AM

This is so beautiful! The design and the soft colors = perfection!

Karen F. August 27, 2019 - 10:48 AM

As a beginner at water coloring, I found your card tutorial to be wonderful! Thank you for sharing your beautiful card!!

Jo Malicoat August 27, 2019 - 10:52 AM

Another lovely card from Laura, love your work!

Michele F August 27, 2019 - 10:54 AM

Laura, I’m happy to follow you on IG [@mfergu01] I am thrilled to see that Altenew has chosen you as their Guest Designer – how wonderful that they share you with the world! And you make our papercrafting world that much more beautiful! Gorgeous card… off to watch!

Lagene August 27, 2019 - 11:26 AM

Gorgeous card, I love your background with the leaf frame! Thanks for the video!

Carol Pinkey August 27, 2019 - 11:30 AM

Lovely card Laura — I plan to watch your video! Thank you for sharing.

Vicki A I August 27, 2019 - 12:14 PM

I love your tutorial Laura. I have not tried to do watercoloring yet, your video encourages me to want to try. What a beautiful card!

Patricia Wilson August 27, 2019 - 12:45 PM

I hope that you are asked to come back again to showcase products. Your card was breathtaking and I appreciate your tips. I haven’t had good luck with water coloring and think I may try the wet on wet method and see if it comes out to my liking. Thank you!

Maureen Reiss August 27, 2019 - 3:07 PM

Gorgeous card!!!

Margery C August 27, 2019 - 5:11 PM

Beautiful card. Love the watercoloring of the frame.

noraln44 August 27, 2019 - 5:31 PM

This card is GORGEOUS!! I LOVE the coloring of the flowers!!

melissaf123 August 27, 2019 - 10:17 PM

Really beautiful card and awesome video tutorial, thanks for sharing your watercoloring and process

Hamutal Shafrir August 28, 2019 - 7:53 AM

Beautiful card! Thank you for the great video.

Monica Linerode August 28, 2019 - 7:01 PM

Beautiful colors on your card. Thanks for sharing


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