Altenew | We Are Here For You - sympathy water card with Wild Hibiscus stamp set. Project and video tutorial by @yanasmakula

Altenew | Watercolor Sympathy Card and Video. 2nd Anniversary Blog Hop

Hello friends and thank you for joining us for the Altenew 2nd Anniversary Blog Hop (more below). I have a very simple and elegant card created using supplies mostly from Altenew, I incorporated a few of my favorite products plus a favorite technique.

Altenew | We Are Here For You - sympathy water card with Wild Hibiscus stamp set. Project and video tutorial by @yanasmakula

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VIDEO TUTORIAL

I am explaining everything in detail on my video, you can watch it below or on my Youtube channel:

CARD DETAILS

A dear friend of our family lost her mother recently and I needed to make a sympathy card. I’ll be honest with you, those are always very difficult to make and even more difficult to give. I tried to make this project as simple as possible and used a few of my favorites. I tried to make this card so that it would be very light and full hope and comfort.

Altenew | We Are Here For You - sympathy water card with Wild Hibiscus stamp set. Project and video tutorial by @yanasmakula

I used one of the flowers from the Botanical Garden stamp set and stamped it using Hero Arts Intense Black ink, which is a waterproof one among other things. The flower was colored using Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolors, I used 3 colors only here. Instead of going with traditional green for the stem and leaves I ventured into red and used yellows for the petals.

Altenew | We Are Here For You - sympathy water card with Wild Hibiscus stamp set. Project and video tutorial by @yanasmakula

The flower image was fussy cut (although there are matching dies) and coated with one layer of clear embossing powder. This added a lot of glossy shine and also made the watercolors appear more vibrant and saturated. I adhered the flower onto one of the Altenew vintage trims using Multi Matte Medium adhesive and foam mounted that onto an A2 top folding card base created out of woodgrain cardstock.

Altenew | We Are Here For You - sympathy water card with Wild Hibiscus stamp set. Project and video tutorial by @yanasmakula

Sentiment, we are here for you, came from the Thinking of You stamp set and was heat embossed in Brass Embossing powder onto watercolor cardstock to match the color and texture of the card to the one used for the flower. The card was also embellished using a few mini gold sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.

BLOG HOP

Altenew 2nd Anniversary Blog Hop

Hop along with us to find loads of creative inspiration from Altenew designers and guests!

If you arrived from WOW! Embossing Powder the next stop on the hop is my very talented friend Taheerah Atchia.

 GIVEAWAY (NOW CLOSED)

Leave comments along the way for the opportunity to win one of THREE prize packs valued at over $100 from Altenew! There are also 8 awesome companies who are celebrating with Altenew, and they are offering additional prizes (read more about that on Altenew Blog).

Be sure to leave comments on each stop by Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at 11:59 PM EST for a chance to win! 13 winners will be chosen at random from the collective blogs in the hop list and will be announced on the Altenew blog on Apr 14th.

SUPPLIES

I’m listing the products I used below. Click on the link to go directly to the product. Where available I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you so much for your support!

Altenew BOTANICAL GARDEN Clear Stamp Set
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Altenew BOTANICAL GARDEN DIE Set
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Arches COLD PRESS WATERCOLOR PAD 9x12 inches 012852
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Hero Arts Ink Pad INTENSE BLACK AF345
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Zig Kuretake Gansai Tambi 24 COLOR SET
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Zig Watercolor BrusH2O DETAILER WSBR01
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Versamark Watermark Emboss Ink Pad VM001
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Hero Arts EMBOSS CLEAR EMBOSSING POWDER PW104
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Hero Arts BRASS Embossing Powder PW115
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ScraPerfect PERFECT CRAFTING POUCH Multi-Purpose Craft Tool 000013
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Pretty Pink Posh 4MM METALLIC GOLD Cupped Sequins
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Ranger .5 Oz. MINI MULTI MEDIUM MATTE Glue Adhesive Paint INK41511
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Simon Says Stamp WOODGRAIN CARDSTOCK WHITE 111 LB
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Stampendous BOSS GLOSS Clear Embossing Ink EI101
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Altenew THINKING OF YOU Clear Stamp Set
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Scrapbook Adhesives 3D 217 White Foam Squares
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781 Comments

    1. Enjoyed your spin on this card. It truly gives the feeling of hope and comfort.

    1. Wow I haven’t visited your Blog before but will be again love your work. Love the way you have layered up your Gorgeous Card and your colours are Beautiful!

    1. Beautiful Sympathy card Yana…. so elegant and full of hope….

    1. Gorgeous card! I have one of those embossing daubers & have been wondering how I could use it – thanks for the idea of embossing over watercolored images!

    1. Embossing and watercolor really make a nice statement. Thanks for sharing that idea. Lovely card.

    1. How stunning! I like how you bucked the trend of green stems! I’m going to try that too!

    1. What a beautiful card and I love how you used the clear embossing powder to make it more vibrant.

    1. I am so sorry for your friend:( Your card is beautiful and I am sure will give comfort! Love the technique, thank you for sharing!!

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