Do you ever have a card that’s just, meh, or maybe you outright dislike it, but you put in so much effort you want to save it? Well, I’ve got 3 cards for you today as part of my CPR – Craft Project Resuscitation YouTube series.
If you made your way here from the lovely Laurie Willison’s blog then you’re right on track and you’ve no doubt seen some awesome inspiration!
Let’s get to it! My intention was to no-line watercolor, but things went a little sideways and I made 2 more cards to share as well.
We’re watercoloring with Altenew Watercolor Brush Markers, both the Spring Garden and Winter Wonderland sets.
Citrus Burst, Warm Sunshine, Autumn Blaze, & Ruby Red
Sea Breeze & Persian Blue
Background & Splatter
Evening Gray & Moss Brush Marker and Jet Black Ink Spray
The video shows details on technique, what went wrong, & how I saved the card.
I didn’t mention this in the video, but I painted a background with watered down Evening Gray. Whilst doing the background, I softened the edges of the petals and leaves to try to remove the focus from the leaves themselves.
I still didn’t like my leaves, they were so flat and blah. So that’s what prompted me to cut the panel with rectangle dies and remove a frame. The black inside border, softening the edges of the leaves, and adding splatter draws the eyes away from the leaves and saved the card!
Layered Stamp Card
Once I had completed the watercolor card, I really liked the design and wanted to share it with you. Unfortunately, I was so disenchanted with the direction of the card I had stopped filming. So I’m showing the process on a layer stamped version.
Truth be told, I like the layered stamp version more, and the bonus card best! Let me know in the comments which card you prefer. All the colors are Altenew Crisp Dye Inks. The video shows how the frames were cut, so I won’t describe here.
Citrus Burst, Autumn Blaze, & Ruby Red
Sea Breeze, Persian Blue, & Sapphire
Pinkalicious, Rubelite, & Midnight Violet
Frayed Leaf, Forest Glades, & Evergreen
I thought the two leftover frames were too pretty to toss. One frame by itself didn’t make much of a card and after my marathon of card making above (over 3 hours of footage) I didn’t really want to stamp or paint more images.
So I started to play around with both frames together. Now, that might be a bit strange because one is stark white and the other is cream, but I felt the eye would be drawn to the vibrant flowers and less focused on the color of the paper.
And there it is, this is my favorite card from the set! The only thing I would do differently is weave one end of the top frame under the other like they’re linked together. Dang it, I wish I had thought of that before I glued it down!!
As always products are listed below as well as Giveaway info and a link to the next stop on the hop! Thanks so much for stopping by!
To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog for a chance to win. Three winners will be announced on the Card Blog, and the other three winners will be announced on the Scrapbook Blog on 3/9/2019.
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Winner Update – March 5, 2019
Congratulations Lisa! To claim your prize please contact Altenew at firstname.lastname@example.org by 3/15/2019 with the subject line BAF: Dahlia Release Blog Hop Winner from Amber Rain Davis’ Blog.
Lisa Moline • 2 days ago
“Your cards are gorgeous and so creative! I love what you did with the off cuts from the first 2 cards! I do love all three but if I had to chose it would be the last one – such a creative solution for beautiful leftovers! Thanks for the great inspiration!”
Thanks to all who joined the hop and spent some time on my blog and channels!