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Watercolor Altenew Beautiful Day

It is a beautiful day because I got back into my craft room, and I am using the Beautiful Day stamp set by Altenew. My card was inspired by 2 challenges that I am joining.  Virginia at the Altenew January 2020 Inspiration Challenge chose this amazing color combination. Don't you just love it! And the theme at the Flower Challenge inspired me to make a shaped card.  I love that challenges bring out cards that I otherwise likely would not come up with.
 

Tips:
1. Stamp your images and emboss them with your white embossing powder on your favorite water color paper. 
2. Water color your images and then cut them out.  I used Daniel Smith watercolor combination including Quinacridone Lilac, Rose of Ultramarine, Cadmium Orange Hue, Permanent Green Light, Sap Green and Under Sea Green.  I repeated a bit of the purply pink in the orange flowers and the green leaves as well as on its own on some flowers for some continuity in colors through the card.
3. To make this 9 by 4 inch card base I used my lattice background die and did partial die cutting, die cutting it twice, end to end on a 4.25 by 11 inch 110 lb. white cardstock. Then I cut the back of the card which was 9 by 4 3/16, scoring it at 4 inches.  I glued my lattice piece on the back, making sure it dried. 
4. Then I folded it and glued on all my pretty watercolored pieces. When I arrange my pieces I try and arrange the flower pieces and leaf pieces so they face different angles/directions.  And I try to make some sort of arc over the card front in the pattern.  I try to make sure the same types of flower or leaf pieces are not straight across from another piece like itself, trying to place it higher or lower, or farther to the left or right than other like pieces. I often use odd number of each type of flower or leaf, but the exception here is the largest flower. To help the design I add some greenery or other colored flowers between the 2 large flowers to break them apart a bit.
5. Finally I shaped the pieces a bit to curve them and add some dimension to the card.
 
If you can make some time I hope you can join the following challenges:
 
 
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Betty



Comments

  1. Truly artistic and beautiful! Love your romantic and soft take on the colors, Betty! Your write-up and details are awesome, too! Thanks so much for playing Altenew January Inspiration Challenge! FABULOUS!

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    1. Thank you Virginia! I can't tell you how much I love your color combination! Thank you, thank you for such great inspiration!

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    2. You are most welcome! I hope to see more of your beautiful work!

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  2. Such a beautiful card here Betty! I love the pretty lattice shape and those delicate watercoloured flowers look just amazing. Thank you for sharing with us over at 'The Flower Challenge' ;) Viv DT xx

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    1. Thank you so much Viv, and thank you for your beautiful inspiration!

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  3. Your card is gorgeous, Betty! The colors are so soft and subtle and the lattice background is to die for. Thanks for sharing your card with us at The Flower Challenge.

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    1. Thank you so much Bobby! Very sweet of you to stop by and say! Thank you for doing all you do so I could share my card at The Flower Challenge!

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  4. Stunning card, love the beautiful flowers and gorgeous lattice!

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    1. It was a fun card to make. Thank you so much for your kind words and for stopping by!

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  5. Oh, Betty! I'm so glad we chatted this morning! Your wonderful cards will now be delivered to my inbox, so I will NOT miss a thing!
    I know I told you how much I love this card over on IG - it's a spectacular creation!! xo
    =]

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    1. Chatting with you made my whole day go better and I had happy thoughts all day because of you! Thank you for being so generous with your kind words! xxx

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  6. Oh my gosh!! I'm so darn late in telling you that your card is GORGEOUS!!!!
    The lattice background is amazing but your flowers are stunning.
    I'm very happy you shared your card with us at THE FLOWER CHALLENGE.
    Hugs.
    Maria/DT

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    1. Maria thank you! I love how different challenges bring out new designs and colors! Thank you to you and the Flower Challenge for all the shapes card inspiration!

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