Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Watercolor Floral Cards for Altenew Inspiration Challenge


Hi, friends!

Today, I'm sharing a watercolor floral card to play along with September 2022 Inspiration Challenge going on over at Altenew Blog. 

This beautiful color palette seemed just perfect for floral images, so I pulled out one of unused floral stamp sets from my stash, which is Beautiful Heart

I started by stamping the images on heavy-weight, cold-press watercolor paper with Versafine Onyx Black ink, then I colored them using Artists' Watercolor 24 Pan set. Main colors I used are Red Sunset and Green Meadows. I also used a watercolor brush marker Paper Bag to color the center of blossoms. After coloring was done I cut them with coordinating dies. 

Next, I prepared dry embossed panel using Buffalo Plaid 3D Embossing Folder, added some splatters, and then I adhered floral images using glue and foam adhesives.

Once again, I added lots of gold and white gouache splatters all over the card and let them dry. 

I heat embossed a sentiment from Across The Pond in gold on vellum paper, then I cut the piece into a fishtail shape tag, and glued it on the left top of the panel. With addition of some jewels, I finished off my card. 

The second card wasn't planned at the beginning, but there were remnant floral pieces after finishing the first one, so I decided to make another one.

 These floral images were colored with Altenew 36 Pan Set  and you can see that the shades in the petals are light blue instead of yellow, which differs from the first card.

 Otherwise, I took a similar design to compare  the two different backdrop colors. Which one do you like more? 

Thank you for stopping by and reading this post. 
Hope you enjoyed it. Have a great day!


Sunday, September 25, 2022

Awesome Autumn Cards LF


Hi, friends! 

Today, I'm sharing a couple of cards to play along the Awesome Autumn Challenge going on over at Lawn Fawnatics Blog.  

I had so much fun with cute stamps & dies  and I also enjoyed the autumn colors. It was such a happy crafting. 

So here's detailed description. 

[ CARD 1 ]

In the photos below, I shared ink and marker colors I used and a few making steps. As this was the first time making a reveal wheel one, I referred to a  tutorial video at Lawn Fawn channel. 

Apples were cut from red cardstock and were added deeper red shades with a memento ink. Leaves were cut from kraft cardstock and were colored with Copic markers shown in the photo. 

Now the card is finished and you can see four scenes that change when you roll the wheel. 

After I assembled the elements, I added gel pen details and sparkling sequins for embellishment. 

Although there were a little errors when making this, I'm so happy with the final result. It was very fun! 

[ Card 2 ]

The second card isn't a pop-up one but I used the same backdrop and color schemes as the first one . I wanted to create a lovely autumn scene based on Leafy Tree Backdrop : Portrait , so I gently inked the frame with Distress Oxide Antique Linen and Tattered Rose. 

Products I used are Giant Happy FallApple-solutely Awesome ,Leafy Tree Backdrop : Portrait die,  and Stitched Woodgrain Backdrop die. In the photos below, you can see colors I used as well. 

I adhered the diecuts using glue or foam tapes where needed for a dimensional look. 
As an embellishment, I added gel pen and sparkling sequins.

The apple picking mice are sooooo adorable that I couldn't stop coloring them :)

[ CARD 3 ] 

My third card is a fun Peekaboo style and is the best one I had picked among today's cards. I love it and I loved all the making process. 

Products I used are Peekaboo Pop-UpApple-solutely Awesome set, Spiffy Speckles Petite Paper, and Knit Picky Fall 6×6 paper. I die cut the pattern paper for backdrops and added more shades using the Distress Oxide inks below. 

For a peekaboo mechanism, I used transparent acetate film as a peekaboo strip. 
The photo below is when you fold the score lines and a mouse is hidden behind the green hill. 

But , when you pull out both sides at opposite direction, you can see a mouse is flying up to the tree to pick apples. How cut is that ! 

I'll post a short REEL to show how this fun mechanism works shortly after, so if you're interested in it, please visit my IG account at @marge.crafts. 

That's it for me today. Thank you stopping by. 
I hope you enjoyed my cards.  Have a great day! 


Friday, September 16, 2022

Rainbow themed Winter Cards LF


Hi, all!

Welcome back to my blog today. I have a couple of cards made with some Lawn Fawn products . I love the big frame dies from the fall/winter release and I incorporated a rainbow theme to them to be eligible for the current Lawn Fawnatics Challenge where the theme is Color Inspiration.

To begin with, I roughly watercolored paper in rainbow gradation using Mijello Mission Watercolor paints. It doesn't have to be fine because most of the part would be masked by diecuts or frames. 

[ Card 1 ] 

MERRY & Bright Shaker card 

 I die cut Giant Outline Merry & Bright out of the watercolored panel and white card stock. To make front panel of a shaker, I adhered the white frame on a piece of acetate film first, then I in-layed letters that were cut from the rainbow panel. I put the top frame upside down and adhered foam tapes along the edges and backside of the letters.  

I  removed cover film of foam tapes first, then I put sequins and seed beads of various colors and covered the well with backdrop sheet from Let It Shine Starry Skies paper pack. 

If you're new to making shaker cards, be sure to remember that the film of tapes should be removed before putting in shaker contents. 
Now the shaker is finised! 

I trimmed warm tone gingham pattern paper into A2 size in order to mat the shaker. 

To add cuteness to the card, I adhered images from Say What? Holiday Critters set onto the shaker front. 

[ Card 2 ]

After I finished the Card 1, negative and positive diecuts were left from each colored & white panel. So, I assembled them to make another rainbow card front, which looked a little flat. 

 So, I cut another set of Letters from white paper again, applied Glue & Seal on bottom part of each letter, then I put Prisma Glitter to them, and then I glued the letters for a dimensional look. 

I also added small clous diecuts, which I made with Plane and Simple Coordinating dies set, inked edges, applied molding paste and Prisma Glitter. For embellishment, I adhered some clear drops. 

[Card 3]

It's again a shaker card. 

I prepared backdrop, front panel, and letter diecuts as shown in the picture : Stitched Snowflake Backdrop pattern added to the watercolor panel, shaker frame with Snow Flurries Backdrop, and the letters Giant Let It Snow cut out of white, cotton pink and glitter card stock. 

Making process for shaker well was very similar with the Card 1. 

I love the giant letters and frames so much, which have endless designing possibilities. 

That's it for me for today. I hope you enjoyed my cards. 
Thank you and have a great day.


Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Watercolor Ranunculus Cards using the Altenew's pan sets


Hi, friends!

Today, I've got two cards for you to enter an exciting challenge going on at Altenew's blog, which is called Pair-A-Flower Watercolor Contest . 

I'm a big fan of Altenew's watercolor products because they have beautiful colors and they work very well as watercolor mediums. For today's cards I used both the 36 & 24 pan sets as the colors are slightly different between the two sets.

Now it's time to choose stamp sets. Among the gorgeous floral stamp sets in my stash, I chose Ranunculus this time, which had been sleeping, never used over 5 years.  Although this is a layering stamp set, I chose not to use the layers but only outlines to watercolor the petals. 

I trimmed Hot press watercolor paper into A2 size, then I stamped the Ranunculus using Distress Ink Tea Dye. I placed the blooms and leaves overlapped using masking for one-layer look.

Once the images were stamped, I colored in them using 24 pan set. In order to give shades to the petals, I referred to the layer-stamped images printed on the stamp package. 

After coloring was done, I stamped sentiment on the top and added splatters of black, gold, and white inks. 

For my second card, I tried different color palette and for this I used 36 pan set as it has beautiful blue colors in it. 

Making process was quite similar with the first one. For stamping sentiment, I tried Versafine Claire Nocturne ink for the first time and I liked how it came out! Very saturated and crisp. 

Thank you so much for stopping by!
Have a great day !