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Adding the finishing touch

I have been taking a few more card making classes over on Altenew for my Altenew Certificate Educator Programme and this card was inspired by the Beautiful Details class. There were many ways to add beautiful details to cards, and I really loved the first video of the class by adding finishing touches in a sketchy manner with a pen. Another video from the class inspired me to do some no-line watercolouring with my Zig Clean Colour Real Brush markers to add beautiful details to an outline stamp. For this card, as I wanted to do some no-line watercolouring, I’ve used the big beautiful Floral Art stamp set, which is a lovely large floral to colour. 

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Creating the no-line colouring

To start off, stamp the outline image in the Altenew Floral Art stamp set onto watercolour ink using a MISTI. For no-line colouring, make sure you use a pale ink and one that works with the medium you plan to colour with. Here, the image was stamped in Gina K Whisper Amalgam ink. 

You may wish to restamp this if using watercolour paper as it has a rough surface. With the beauty of using a MISTI stamping tool, it allows you to restamp right over top without misaligning the image. 

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For the colouring, start off adding a light colour of ink with your brush marker creating soft strokes as you move out from the inner of the petal. You can use the folds of the petals to add more shadow. Next, use a water brush like the one that comes with the Altenew Watercolour 36 Pan set, so add water to blend out the colour. 

Once the lightest colour is added to all the petals and they are dry, then go in with a darker colour and repeat. Keeping do this until you’re happy with the colouring. Here I used three shades of pink. After the paint has dried, use black fine liner ben to add loose marks around the outline of the petals. Keep it loose as this adds a nice sketchy and whimsical feel to the flower. 

Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers used:

  • Light Pink 026
  • Light Carmine 021
  • Dark Pink 027

Assembling the card

For the background, use a selection of the leaf stamps from the Floral Art stamp set and Catherine Pooler Designs Twilight ink to add these to a piece of Neenah Solar White cardstock, clustered in one corner. For added variation, use first and second generation stamping for different shades of grey. Again, use the black pen to add a sketchy outline to the leaves. 

To finish this card off, cut out the floral with scissors or using the coordinating die and foam mount onto the card. Add a heat embossed sentiment to the front (this is from the Reason to Smile stamp set) using WOW! Opaque Bright White embossing powder onto black card. Lastly, embellish with a few sequins and add the card panel to a card base made out of Gina K Soft Stone cardstock. 

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Reason To Smile - Altenew
Reason To Smile – Altenew
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Floral Art stamp - Altenew
Floral Art stamp – Altenew
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Floral Art die - Altenew
Floral Art die – Altenew
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Twilight Ink - Catherine Pooler Designs
Twilight Ink – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Twilight reinker - Catherine Pooler Designs
Twilight reinker – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Twilight Bundle - Catherine Pooler Designs
Twilight Bundle – Catherine Pooler Designs
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WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing ink pad
WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing ink pad
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WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing ink refill
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WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing ink pad & refill
WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing ink pad & refill
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Opaque Bright White -WOW! Embossing Powder
Opaque Bright White -WOW! Embossing Powder
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Soft Stone Heavy Weight Cardstock - Gina K Designs
Soft Stone Heavy Weight Cardstock – Gina K Designs
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Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110lb Cardstock
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Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80lb Cardstock
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Original MISTI – My Sweet Petunia
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WOW! Dual Speed Heat Gun (UK version)
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WOW! Dual Speed Heat Gun (US version)
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Teflon Bone Folder – Lawn Fawn
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Trim and Score Board – We R Memory Keepers
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QuickStik – We R Memory Keepers
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Beautiful Details – Altenew
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This post was produced as part of my design team work for Bumbleberry Papercrafts have not been paid to make this post, but I am given supplies from Bumbleberry Papercrafts to use. However, I create projects with creative control and produce projects I am proud of and with products that I love.   The information provided is based on my own personal experience – I am not an expert. 

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  • Oh Verity… I would kiss your hands if I could :p You are amazing!! This is GORGEOUS!!! So so so good!
    Love your take on the Beautiful Details class. Thank you for entering your wonderful work to the AECP assignment gallery. Bravo!

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