Hello! Erum here and I will be sharing a relatively CAS card featuring the Lotus Stamp Set. Moreover, today we will be watercolouring with Altenew Crisp Inks.
To begin, I cut Woodgrain White Paper to 4×5.5 inches. Please note, my base size is 4.5×6 inches, slightly larger than an A2 card. Then I used masking tape to mask the borders. At this point, I decided that I wanted a 3.25×4.25 inches of inked area where I would place my flowers. This would leave ample space for a sentiment as well.
I inked the panel using Persian Blue Crisp Ink with the help of a blending tool. After I was done, I removed the masks and stamped the sentiment from Smile More Stamp Set.
With front panel now complete, I moved onto the flowers.
I heat embossed my flowers and stem outlines onto watercolour paper with Pure White Crisp Embossing Powder. Then I used a mix of Maple Yellow and Honey Drizzle to colour my flowers. For depth, I also added a bit of Caramel Toffee Crisp Ink. In case you don't know, to use these inks as watercolours, you will have to squish the inkpad onto glossy surface (like acetate on a piece of white paper). You can either dilute the ink or pick up the colour with wet brush.
For the stems I used Parrot Crisp Ink.
I fussy cut the images and popped the flowers on foam tape after the colour was dry. I glued down the stems directly onto my card front.
To add a bit of interest, I added white paint splatters and clear water splatter onto my blue inked panel. The Lotus Stamp Set is beautiful and looks quite dainty when embossed in white.
Lastly, I added a few iridescent sequins. I also used shimmer brush pen on my florals. I have a Boomerang video on my Instagram showing all the sparkle!
That is all from my side today. I wish all of you, who celebrate, a very Happy Christmas! See you soon!
Erum, I so love the colours of the flowers and the sequins add an extra little did mention. TFS. XXX
Thank you Andrea!
Forgot to say the sentiment is really lovely too. Xxx
Altenew does have beautiful sentiments :) Thank you.
GORGEOUS watercoloring, beautiful card!
Thank you Lagene ♥
Delightful, beautiful coloring. Always enjoy your projects and Altenew’s products.
Thank you Lynne :)
Beautiful and I love the simplicity! Thank you!
Thank you Maureen ♥
The lotus really pops and looks 3-D. Kudos to your coloring!!!
Thanks a ton Sheila ♥
Ohh Erum, what a gorgeous card, I love the Lotus Stamp set, its so great and versatile.
Thank you for a year full of joy and beautiful card, I have learned so much from you and the other designers here on the Altenew blog.
I wish you and the whole team a very Merry Christmas, a Healthy and Creative New Year.
You are absolutely the sweetest! Thank you for the support ♥
Beautiful card and what a great sentiment!
Thank you! Have a great day Sharon!
Gorgeous card Erum! And in my 2 Favorite colors:)) Have a Blessed weekend!
Then this one’s yours LauraJane :) Thank you for stopping by!
Erum, Your card is ethereal!
Thank you! I do like the light colours on this one.
Another beautiful card! Your work is amazing. I’m a big fan.
Hi Erum, That lotus stamp is so pretty you colored it so BEAUTUFULLY. I love the color. Thanks for sharing and have a Merry Christmas!!
Thank you very much Tracey ♥
This is so pretty. Gorgeous flower and color.
Thank you :)
Such a stunningly beautiful card Erum!
Thanks Celeste ♥
Thank you Erum. I have just purchased this stamp set so I loved that you gave me more inspiration to use it. I loved your card.
Thats awesome Bev! You are very welcome!
This is lovely, Erum. Can’t wait to try something like this with my lotus set. tfs
I cant wait to see what you come up with Helen :)
The color of the lotus painting and the light and smooth lines made me deeply feel the lotus on the stamp. In a word, it’s no less than the lotus pond.
Thank you Lela ♥
Such beautiful soft colours together Erum. Love your style!
Beautiful card! Very pretty and soft colors!
That’s a wonderful card !
Erum, Happy New Year. I am a bit late catching up on my mail. What a lovely card. You’ve introduced me to 3 lovely Altenew colours. Those yellows are gorgeous. So mellow.