Sunday, August 26, 2018

Happy Birthday Watercolor with Gold and Stripes

Hello and welcome!
I'm here today with a card I made after watching Erum Tasneen's video on the Altenew August Card Challenge blog.  I am such a fan of her creations and love to watch her videos and learn from such a master!  I pretty much followed along the video and came up with this creation.  The main difference is hers of course is PERFECT in every way, and I added a thicker black sentiment panel and matted the watercolor splattered background with a black edge and an additional striped edge.

I am terrible with splatters, especially black ones, so I did use watercolor and brushes to put the color splatters on, but most of the black ones were made with by using partial stamping of the Altenew stamp called "Snowing".

Here's a closer view of my card:

Supplies used were:

Arches Cold Pressed watercolor paper
Kuretake watercolors, waterbrush
Zig Clean Color markers, waterbrush
Black and white card stock from Gina K Designs
Striped paper from Papertrey Ink
Altenew "Birthday Greetings" sentiment with white embossing powder
Altenew "Snowing" stamp 
Altenew Persian Motifs stamp set
Versafine Ink
Wow Gold embossing powder
Studio Katie water droplets
Foam tape and liquid adhesives

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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  1. beautiful Angie. Erum does the most inspiring cards.

  2. OH WOW this is gorgeous Angie! So Striking!!! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘Bloomin’ Flowers’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit!

  3. Oh my goodness, this is so, so pretty. That gold is perfect and so is your water coloring. Great design too, I'm pinning!!!

  4. Angie this is so beautiful and elegant. Your water coloring is amazing and the gold embossing really sets it off.

  5. Stunning card. Love the splattered background and watercolored flowers. Clear gems for the dew drops was a clever idea. Thanks for joining the Sisterhood's "Bloomin' Flowers" challenge.

  6. Oh My Word Angie! This is over the top fabulous and so stunning. I am an admire of your talent. I agree splatters can be difficult, but yours are great. Thanks for joining in the fun at Seize the Birthday.
    Barbara DT member

  7. Beautiful card! I love the gold embossing. Thanks for joining us at Always Happy Birthday. Hope you'll come join us again!

  8. You are so kind to me :) thank you for liking what I "try" to teach and also for following all the steps. This is a brilliant result. I love that bold, black panel!

  9. That's an amazing card you've created! Thanks for sharing it with us at The Sisterhood of Crafters challenge blog and we hope to see more of your beautiful creations again soon. Hugs, Gwendolyn