One-Layer Watercolor Card (feat. Wallpaper Art Stamp Set) with May Sukyong Park

by May Sukyong Park

Hi, Altenew fans! It’s May here from Mayholic Design. Today I have a one-layer watercolor card to share with you all featuring the beautiful Wallpaper Art Stamp Set.

Actually, this is the card that I created for the Altenew Create & Take at Simon Says Create 2019 a couple of weeks ago.

Tasnim and I led the Altenew Create & Take for two days. We met lots of amazing people and had so much fun creating cards together.

By the way, my husband helped me with cutting watercolor papers and stamping the images for 200 people so they can just enjoy watercoloring at the table.

I started by stamping the large floral image from the Wallpaper Art Stamp Set with Permanent Black Ink on a A2 sized cold pressed watercolor paper.

Then I stamped the leaves from the Wallpaper Art Stamp Set after masking off the floral image with a sticky note.

Next, I stamped the sentiment from the Crafty Life Stamp Set with Permanent Black Ink above the floral stamped image.

Don't you just love the sentiment “A day of crafting is just what the doctor ordered.”? Jennifer McGuire suggested this sentiment when I was designing the Crafty Life Stamp Set.

Then I colored the images with the Watercolor Brush Markers – Tropical Fiesta Set and using a fine watercolor brush. FYI, I stamped each image twice to make sure I get a nice crisp impression using Mini MISTI.

FYI, here is the list of the colors I used for watercoloring:

  • Flower: Purple Wine, Crimson, Sunkissed, Fresh Lemon
  • Leaves: Sweet Leaf, Lime, Fresh Lemon
  • Center: Paper Bag, Fresh Lemon

For the first few petals, I applied the color straight from the watercolor brush markers toward the bottom of each petal and blend in the color with a watercolor brush.

But it was hard to control the amount of ink that came out from the marker, so I decided to scribble my watercolor brush marker on the watercolor palette first and pick up the color with my watercolor brush.

Once I picked up some color from my watercolor palette with my watercolor brush, I applied the color toward the bottom of each petal and the areas where two petals meet together to indicate the shading areas.

Then I took my watercolor brush and pulled the color out from the darker stroke.

To create a gradient look of the color on your petals, it’s important to remove the ink from your watercolor brush and wipe off the excess ink using a paper towel in between before you pull out the color. You can go over the image to diffuse the color or to add more color.

After my coloring was done, I mounted my watercolor panel on the A2 sized top folding card base using double-sided tape. Please note that I intentionally left some white areas to indicate the highlights on the petals.

To add interest to my background, I splattered the background with inks from my Altenew Watercolor Brush Markers after covering my images with post-it notes to protect them from the splatters.

You can also add dots using a colored pen to create a look of controlled splatters if you are not good at creating splatters. To enhance the color on the leaves, I colored them with Altenew Artist Marker – Jet Black. I finished off my card by adding some tiny dots on the center of my flower using a white gel pen.

That's all for today. Hope you love what I created. Happy crafting!

~SUPPLY LIST~

Wallpaper Art Stamp Set
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Permanent Black Crisp Ink
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Crafty Life Stamp Set
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My Sweet Petunia MISTI – Mini
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Watercolor Brush Markers – Tropical…
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Watercolor Brush – Fine
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Artist Markers Set A
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Tricia Podmore March 26, 2019 - 10:19

Awesome, amazing and stunning as always because you are sooo talented and creative as well as inspiring.

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Cindy C. March 26, 2019 - 10:22

A beautiful piece of art!!

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Tara Prince March 26, 2019 - 10:30

Such a gorgeous flower!!

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barbara lassiter March 26, 2019 - 10:51

This is gorgeous and I’m sure everyone had a good time with you and Tasnim.

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Judy B March 26, 2019 - 12:00

Altenew stamps are so gorgeous!! I love anything floral and you seem to carry some of the most beautiful Images. Thanks for sharing with us.

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Julie L March 26, 2019 - 12:01

Beautiful card. The Wallpaper Art stamp set was my favorite in the recent release.

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Helen March 26, 2019 - 12:25

Such a lovely card…sounds as if the gathering was a fabulous time. Glad you enjoyed it. tfs

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Pooja March 26, 2019 - 12:26

Beautiful card !! OMG ..stamping and cutting 200 panels…

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Henriëtte March 26, 2019 - 15:20

Such a beautiful card May. This is one of my favorite stamps set and high on my wish list.
Thank you so much for sharing.

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Mindy1414 March 26, 2019 - 17:20

This card is stunning! Your watercoloring on the flower is fabulous and such vibrant beautiful colors. Thank you as always for the amazing inspiration! (mardy14@bellsouth.net)

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Dana M March 26, 2019 - 20:15

How awesome that your husband helped with the make and take prep! Such a gorgeous card and I’m sure it was a hit. Looks like a fabulous time was had by all.

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Denise Bryant March 26, 2019 - 22:02

Gorgeous card! I love May’s watercoloring of this beautiful image!

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Melissa Smith March 27, 2019 - 07:09

I love this stamp set and your watercoloring is stunning!

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Patt H. April 6, 2019 - 19:44

Oh May, This is such a gorgeous card! Nice that hubby helped with all the prep & so wish I could have attended the party!

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JanisSpear April 21, 2019 - 14:17

This card is absolutely gorgeous! <3 <3 <3

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