Sunday, January 20, 2019

DIY Coloring Card

Hello friends!
It is my turn to share a project with you over Altenew Card Blog.
Today's project is a DIY coloring card.
Basically, you can stamp any design to create your coloring pages for a card.
I am using Wispy Begonia Stamp/Die Bundle as my example.
As the scale is simple and smaller, it is very do-able.
 With the availability of two sets of Altenew Watercolor Brush Markers (Spring Garden and Winter Wonderland), I find myself keep reaching out for them to do quick water-coloring. The lovely Wispy Begonia Stamp/Die Bundle has simple yet intricate outline stamps. This set is perfect for any types of coloring.


 Firstly, let’s talk about the composition. When you stamp a design, it is a good idea to start with the largest and most prominent image first. I stamped the yellow Begonia with Warm Sunshine Crisp dye Ink. With the coordinating die cut piece as masks, I then stamped the leaves and another Begonia. I like to keep flower arrangement in a cluster and that is what I did here.

 I usually do the “Wet-on-Wet” approach when coloring larger images. That means I first applied tiny bit of water first, then I applied the watercolor brush colors. Once the colors mix, you can just sit back and relax and enjoy the simple water-coloring. The sentiment was stamped in Embossing Ink Pad and then embossed in Pure White Embossing Powder.

Once I finished coloring the flowers, I applied Gray color to the background. I used Halftone Stencil as a guide and added Silver Metallic Watercolor. This is a rather safe and controlled way to add some seemingly random spots to the background.  A piece of grey card stock (Celebrations 6×6 Paper Pad) and Rock Collections Enamel Dots are the right embellishment for this colorful design.


I hope today’s card makes you want to create your own watercolor cards! Thank you so much for stopping by!

Wispy Begonia is a smaller stamp set and that makes it more affordable, too. 
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Nora Noll said...

What a lovely card!! Your background is fantastic and I am loving the bright blooms!!

Denise Bryant said...

Love the begonia flowers! Beautiful colors!

Harriet said...

Wonderful card, Virginia, both colorful and clean and simple!

conil said...

No other word for this card but "luscious". All that gorgeous color spilling out from the centers of those florals. It's another Mrs. Lu's masterpiece.

cghundley said...

Oh how gorgeous
this is! Lovely
Carla from Utah

Teresa Doyle said...

So beautiful Virginia. I love the vibrancy of these w/c's. I am still learning to water colour but I am considering getting these brush pens at some point. (They look amazing to work with.)

MadeByMeghanK said...

I love the "controlled" splatters idea!

Sue D said...

Very pretty. I like the colors and thanks for the tips.

Linda BL said...

Your gorgeous card makes me think spring will come! Love the beautiful colors you used.