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Make the Card Challenge #22

Hey fellow card makers! I am here today with a card that I created for the Make the Card Challenge #22. Thanks to my friend Kim for introducing me to these challenges! I am a little embarrassed to say that this is my first one!

This weeks challenge was to use a tropical color scheme. I was really excited because I immediately thought of my Altenew Fairy Tales Floral stamps. It is one of my favorites as it is large enough to nicely watercolor with.

I started with an A2 sized panel of Canson cold press watercolor paper. I stamped the image with my Misti stamping tool, using the Altenew Fairy Tales Floral stamp set. I used VersaFine embossing ink and embossed with Brutus Monroe embossing powder in Alabaster.

I then got to work painting these flowers! I used both the Altenew 24 pan set of water colors as well as the 12 pan set of water colors (nice free gift with an order awhile back!). I mixed Warm and Cozy, Fiery Sunset, and Warm Sunshine together. I took my paintbrush and added some water to the flowers, being careful but not too careful LOL. Embossing the image gives you a nice little well so the water doesn't run outside of the image.

After this, I used Forest Glades and Tropical Forest on the leaves. For the background, I used Lagoon from the 12 pan set. I went a little more intense next to the flower edges to make it stand out a little. I am really happy with the light, airy, feeling of the flowers ad the crisp blue edges. I dried the panel almost all the way with my heat tool.

After this, I splattered some gold metallic watercolor paint that was a free gift from an order from Iuile Watercolors (available on Etsy). I then added the "friend" sentiment with Memento ink in Tuxedo Black. The sentiment is from a stamp set from Recollections (they don't name their sets so I don't even know which set it is from!).

I cut the panel down slightly, and then adhered to my card base. I used a lot of adhesive on the back since the watercolor paper was a little warped but not too bad. It really adhered to my A2 sized card base nicely. No wrinkles! For a finishing touch I added a few sequins from the Picket Fence Studios "Spiked Ocean Water" set.

I am so excited to enter this into this weeks challenge! Another shout out to my friend Kim for sharing these things with me :)

Supplies used:

110 lb. cardstock in white from Recollections

Recollections stamp set ("friend" sentiment)

Altenew watercolors- 24 and 12 pan sets

Altenew Fairy Tales Floral stamp set

Sequin mix in Spiked Ocean Water from Picket Fence Studios

Gold metallic watercolor from Iuile Watercolors

Canson 140 lb. cold pressed watercolor paper

VersaFine embossing ink

Memento ink in Tuxedo Black

Brutus Monroe embossing powder in Alabaster

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