Hi there! We are hopping to share Altenew’s latest Standalone Embossing Folder release: Seasonal Textures! You should have arrived here from Amanda Baldwin, and your next stop is Nathalie DeSousa. You can also start back at the beginning at the Altenew Card Blog. This release features so many beautiful new 3D embossing folders, including the one I’ve used for today’s project: Frilly Peonies. Let’s get started with the detailts!
I love the effect of watercoloring on the super detailed, textured embossed backgrounds, so I began my project by embossing the new Frilly Peonies folder on some of Altenew’s Watercolor Paper. This lightly textured paper looks beautiful when embossed alone, almost like super fancy letterpress! The huge embossed image covers the majority of the A2 card front.
Next, I used the Winter Wonderland Brush Markers to add some watercolor to each of the petals. I treated this as I would no-line coloring, working in different sections until the watercolored petals had dried, then going back and working on the petals next to the newly-dry petals. Once the watercolored image had dried completely, I used the Metallic Watercolors to add some gold to the stamens, as well as add some shiny, shimmery gold splatters to the card front to make it extra artsy!
Once my watercoloring had been completed, I used the You Matter dies to die cut a stark black greeting. I love the contrast of the pretty, feminine watercolored floral background with the bold black sentiment. The final touch was to add a few iridescent black gems to add even more texture and shine.
Well, that’s all for my project today! Now for some fun giveaway information!
$300 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $25 gift certificate to 8 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 09/23/2021 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 10 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 09/25/2021.
Your next stop on the hop is Nathalie DeSousa. Thanks so much for reading, and happy hopping!
Sharon Youngblood says
Your card is absolutely gorgeous!!!!!!
Cindy C. says
Beautiful card indeed!!
Stacey Kowbel says
Such a gorgeous card!
barbara lassiter says
This is so beautiful! Definitely want to try this technique! These folders are awesome!
WOW! I did not know you could even do that! Going to try with my ONE Altenew embossing folder in my collection.
Danyelle Dillon says
Wow wow wow the flower you colored in your card is so pretty! Love it
Jeanne Rice says
Very impressive card. Thanks for sharing.
Kathy Eddy says
This is just beautiful!
Meghan Kennihan says
I love the texture! How gorgeous!
Beautiful stamps, but you brought them to life.
Carmela Hubler says
Vickie Davis says
Such a beautiful, elegant card!
Donna Walls says
Absolutely beautiful work!
Amy Cooley says
Wow! You’ve made this flower come to life with your gorgeous watercoloring.
Cathy K. says
Very pretty card. Thanks for the inspiration.
Retta Lutte says
I love this technique and can’t wait to try it myself! Beautiful card!!!
Great idea to use the watercolor paper. Simply beautiful!
Alice Turak says
I do like the contrast. Thank you.
Cyndi Morris says
Your card is beautiful. I’ve never tried watercoloring on an embossed image but I’m definitely going to give this a try!
jean marmo says
Beverly Jordan says
This is simply beautiful!!! Such gorgeous colors-bright and beautiful!
Alexandra Y says
So beautiful!!! I love the watercolor!
Lauryne Cunningham says
I love the way you colored this embossed image! So pretty!
roxanne tellini says
Amazing work! Projects like this are why I want to learn how to watercolor.
Sarah Mixon says
Love your watercoloring. So pretty!
Denise Bryant says
Gorgeous card! Lovely design and colors!
Your card is gorgeous, and I agree, it is great water coloring on embossing folders. I have been so inspired by you and others, and my favorite cards are the water colored E.F. cards.
Lora Bowman says
Had to look twice…the embossed area with the watercolor on top, actually gives the appearance of hand torn flowers. Truely gorgeous!
This is such a beautiful card!
Barbara Baxter says
Impressively beautiful card! This may have convinced me to invest in water color paper.
Marilyn Haselbauer says
Love your vibrant color! Altenew 3D embossing folders are so beautiful that you get stunning results. Thanks
Sandra Baggarly says
Great water coloring, so pretty!
Inkin' Chickie says
Nice color share. Great finished flower.