It’s STAMPtember! | Altenew Exclusive - Fabulous You. Miss You Always Watercolored Card by Yana Smakula

It’s STAMPtember! | Altenew Exclusive – Fabulous You

Hello, friends! Welcome back for another “It’s STAMPtember!” post! I’ll be sharing lots more of these during the month of September, so you’ll know that anything titled “It’s STAMPtember!” will show some sort of inspiration using Simon’s STAMPtember goodies. I hope you’ll enjoy these posts and they won’t be too overwhelming.

It’s STAMPtember! | Altenew Exclusive - Fabulous You. Miss You Always Watercolored Card by Yana Smakula

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CARD DETAILS

Today is an Altenew collaboration day and there’s a beautiful floral set with good size sentiments done in a classy font combination. This is a large 6×8″ set, so the flower and sentiments are both nice and large. This is a simple layering set – you have an outline image and also coordination solid layers to add color using ink pads. I skipped using those and colored my floral branch with Daniel Smith watercolors.

It’s STAMPtember! | Altenew Exclusive - Fabulous You. Miss You Always Watercolored Card by Yana Smakula

I started working on this card by stamping flower and later sentiment in Versafine Onyx Black ink onto Arches Hot Pressed watercolor paper. I prefer to use this kind of paper when I need the image details to be perfectly stamped.

I used a wet on wet technique to color my image. This means I loaded my brush with water and first painted the shape I wanted to color with clean clear water. Next, I dropped in the color and allowed the water to move it on my paper. I used 2 brushes – one to add water and one to drop color, but it wasn’t necessary, one brush is more than enough.

It’s STAMPtember! | Altenew Exclusive - Fabulous You. Miss You Always Watercolored Card by Yana Smakula

I used Daniel Smith Sap Green, Quinacridone Gold and Quinacridone Coral for my coloring. When I got to the petals I added gold closer to the center and coral on the tips of the petals allowing the two colors to mix in the center. This added a lot more interest and color variation to a simple image.

It’s STAMPtember! | Altenew Exclusive - Fabulous You. Miss You Always Watercolored Card by Yana Smakula

I also used a very light blue – Duochrome Oceanic color to paint around the flower. You can’t see it in the photo as it is very light, but it added a nice touch of color and also a bit of shimmer to my card.

I wanted to add some detail to the flower petals so I used a white gel pen and drew in tiny white dots.

It’s STAMPtember! | Altenew Exclusive - Fabulous You. Miss You Always Watercolored Card by Yana Smakula

After foam mounting my panel (it was cut to 4 x 5 1/4″) onto an A2 white card base I added some natural twine and embellished the card using Simon’s Caribbean Sunset sequins.

SHOP THIS EXCLUSIVE SET NOW

Simon’s exclusive collaboration stamp sets are available for a limited time only – while supplies last. So once these sets sell out they will not be restocked again. If you love this set – order it now while it is still available. Click image to shop.

It’s STAMPtember! | Altenew Exclusive - Fabulous You. Miss You Always Watercolored Card by Yana Smakula

 

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

Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
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Tsukineko VersaFine Onyx Black Ink
Tsukineko VersaFine Onyx Black Ink
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Arches Hot Pressed Watercolor Pad 9x12"
Arches Hot Pressed Watercolor Pad 9×12″
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Daniel Smith Quinacridone Gold 5ml
Daniel Smith Quinacridone Gold 5ml
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Daniel Smith Quinacridone Coral 5ml
Daniel Smith Quinacridone Coral 5ml
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Daniel Smith Sap Green 5ml
Daniel Smith Sap Green 5ml
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Silver Black Velvet Brush Size 4 Round 300541
Silver Black Velvet Brush Size 4 Round 300541
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Silver Black Velvet Brush Size 6 Round 300565
Silver Black Velvet Brush Size 6 Round 300565
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Simon Says Stamp Caribbean Sunset Sequins
Simon Says Stamp Caribbean Sunset Sequins
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May Arts Natural Twine String Burlap
May Arts Natural Twine String Burlap
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Uni-ball Pen Signo Gel White Two Pack
Uni-ball Pen Signo Gel White Two Pack
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Crystal Ninja Crystal Katana Mixed Media Pick Up Tool
Crystal Ninja Crystal Katana Mixed Media Pick Up Tool
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Tonic Deluxe Adhesive Nuvo Glue
Tonic Deluxe Adhesive Nuvo Glue
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Scor-tape 2 1/2 Inch Crafting Tape
Scor-tape 2 1/2 Inch Crafting Tape
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White Fun Foam 12 Pack 9 x 12
White Fun Foam 12 Pack 9 x 12
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16 Comments

    1. Stunning, Yana! The colors mixed together into a swirl of soft wonder! I love it. You have such a talent for design! Thank you for your inspiration ♥

    1. This is very pretty, I love all the sentiments in this set. The style of writing is awesome too.

    1. Another beautiful card Yana! My daughter and I love it – it makes us “giddy happy”. 🙂 Thanks for taking the time to explain how you created it.

    1. Beautiful card and a beautiful stamp set that holds up to Altenew’s reputa

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