AECP: Another Floral Card for Any Occasion

Jul 15, 2019 | Celebration Cards | 2 comments

AECP: Another Floral Card for Any Occasion

Jul 15, 2019 | Celebration Cards | 2 comments

Altenew Educator Certification Program Participant Badge

This is the “best for last”!

I saved this final design from my Altenew Educator Level 3 Final because it is my FA-VO-RITE! The watercolor panel is oodles of fun to make and will shock you with how amazing it can turn out. The rest is just so stupid simple, but absolutely stunning. You’re going to love this…

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My Project

It seems like everyone’s on the watercolor bandwagon these days. Yup, I am too. It’s really no wonder when there’s so many cool things you can do with water, ink and paper. It’s not just about creating painted scenes, but amazing backgrounds (like you saw on Friday) and elements that really add to a design. Today’s project showcases a watery way to create amazing swirling backgrounds. You can apply any color combo that tickles your fancy — I just happened to stick to the same color palette so the card suite would have a cohesive look.

The Technique & Design

The background panel is another one of those simple, but WOW techniques. It’s a combination of hot press watercolor card, lots and lots and lots of water, ink pad re-inkers, and more water. Hot press watercolor paper is key to the technique as it will accept ridiculous amounts of water. My panel literally ended up like a soaked paper towel, dripping with inky water, but it dried amazingly and looks beyond gorgeous behind the simple, white Doodled Lace cover die.

Have you noticed a theme of the last three posts? I used the Sentiment Strips stamp set in all three, and the card designs were such that you could easily swap out sentiments for any need. Yes – even this bright beauty could be used for a sympathy card. It is elegant and simple – perfect for any occasion.

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Project Tutorial Video

I’ve got another full-length process video for this one. Stop back tomorrow and I’ll have some of the techniques broken out into smaller Crafter’s Toolbox vids for you to reference for other projects.

All good things…

Yes, this journey has come to an end. Tomorrow I’ll have a wrap-up post sharing pics from the live event I hosted on Friday morning. It was great fun, and I didn’t get nearly enough pictures, but when you’re busy teaching, it’s hard to remember to snap photos… I did manage to get photos of all the participants finished cards – you will be impressed! One was even a NEW crafter!

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For the @Altenew Educator Certification Program - level 3: FINAL Features: Doodled Lace cover die (Altenew), Sentiment Strips stamp set (Altenew). For more details & video click through to the blog post. #pmretreat #altenew #AECP #floral #watercolor #anyoccasion