Hello, and welcome to the Craft-A-Flower: Snowdrops Layering Die Set Release. Erum here today, and I will be sharing a watercolor fantasy background with you. But first, check out our new die set!
Our Craft-A-Flower die sets are released monthly and celebrate the beauty of a wide variety of flowers! Each set includes all the pieces you need to create a multi-layered floral arrangement, inspired by our popular 3D flower dies. All you need is colored cardstock and a die cutting machine. We can’t wait to see what you create!
Wait 'till you see how to use this gorgeous set; it is another stunner by Altenew! But first, here is the layering guide for your convenience.
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Now, check out this beautiful slimline card I created using the new die set.
Coloring the Background
Firstly, I cut a 9″ x 4″ panel out of 9 x 12 Watercolor Cardstock. Next, I applied water to the top, left edge, and the bottom of the panel. After this, I applied pigment directly from the Emerald Watercolor Brush Marker. Then, I added some water before applying the next pigment. This pigment is the Lagoon Watercolor Brush Marker pigment. To the top left portion, I applied the Desert Night Watercolor Brush Marker pigment. And to diffuse it slightly, I used the Aquamarine Watercolor Brush Marker. In order to add a bit of warmth, I added a bit of Rainforest pigment from the 24 Pan Watercolor Set.
Once the background was dry, it dulled considerably. Therefore, I took Azurite Dye Ink and Emerald Dye Ink and applied it to the top and bottom left edge respectively. This added a bit of vibrancy to the background.
Coloring the Leaves
Firstly, I applied water to the entire leaf die-cut. This helped the pigment to move easily. Then, I applied pigment in the following order: Emerald, Just Green, Lime, and Citrus Burst from the Watercolor Brush Markers.
I added splatters of clear water drops onto the panel and sopped them with tissue paper. Then, I adhered the leaves with the Altenew Glue Tape and the flowers with foam tape for interest.
Adding the Magical Touch!
I added fine black paint splatters from the 12 Pan Essential Watercolor Set. And to add the magical touch, I added a LOT of white splatters. This is what would set the card apart!
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Now for the blog hop and giveaway!
$200 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 1 lucky winner and a $15 gift certificate to 10 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 12/13/2020 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 11 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 12/15/2020.
What is a release without a blog hop?! Also, don’t you want to be inspired by all the lovely creations our designers created especially for you? C’mon then, start hopping! The next stop on the hop is the ever-talented Virginia Lu.