Hello everyone! Happy 2019! Let’s welcome the new year with a ‘thank you’ card and some watercolored daisies, inspired by the amazingly detailed classes ‘For the love of color’ by Julia Altermann and ‘In the mood for color’ by Stephanie Klauck both at the Altenew Academy.

I started by stamping all the outline images from the Altenew Spring Daisy stamp set with Antique Linen Distress Ink onto Arches Cold Press watercolor paper. Then used my Daniel Smith watercolors to paint the flowers and leaves. The colors I used are the following:

Yellow flower petals: Indian Yellow, Quinacridone Gold, Burnt Sienna.

Center of flowers: Undersea Green, Sepia

Leaves: Undersea Green, Sap Green, Prussian Blue

After everything was colored and dry, I added a few dots with white gouache and die cut all the images using the coordinating dies.

Now for the background I blended some Seedless Preserves Distress Oxide ink with a blending brush on top of a rather cream piece of cardstock. I stamped the sentiment (that comes from the Altenew Floral Shadow stamp set) with Versamark ink and heat embossed it with Altenew Antique Gold embossing powder.

To make the edges look more finished, I went all around the panel with my Versamark ink pad and dipped it into the same Antique Gold embossing powder before heat embossing it.

I arranged the flowers and leaves to a cluster and used foam tape to mount everything onto the panel.

I adhered the panel onto a standard A2 card base and added a few matching sequins to accent.

Thank you for stopping by today. Keep crafting and I’ll see you soon!

Entering this card to the current Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Something New, since I tried out a couple of new techniques to finish off this card (heat embossing the edges is one of them). Also, even though this stamp set is not new, it’s new to me. And it’s my prize from the Altenew Ispiration Challenge! Thank you Altenew!

  1. Please know that this course is not part of the AECP Level 2. Let me know if you like to make any changes or re-submit. Thank you!!

  2. Oh, Athena, this is truly gorgeous and inviting! Perfect use of the Sunflower stamp. I really love the background that you did! I am so glad that you enter your beautiful work in Altenew AECP assignment Gallery. Awesome details and design! Super work! Happy 2019!!

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