Altenew: A Watercolored With Love Card

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Hello everyone and happy Friday! I’m excited to be back home from our trip to Poland, hoping to spend some time in my craft room this weekend doing some stamping and die cutting, to tell the truth I’ve missed it! Anyhow, I am up on Altenew blog today sharing a Watercolored With Love card.

Yana Smakula | Altenew Sketchy Cities With Love Watercolor Card

Unlike my previous project where I used Altenew inks to color a butterfly on regular white cardstock, I’ve used specialty watercolor paper for this card and I have to say the difference is humongous! I used a wet watercolor technique and applied clean water to my paper before anything else. I than pressed the ink pads onto a clear block, added some water, picked up color using a brush and added that onto my paper. I mixed only two colors here – Coral Berry and Warm Sunshine but I’m absolutely in love with the result! I would have never thought I’d be able to create a soft watercolor background like the one I have here. I will be definitely trying this again.

Yana Smakula | Altenew Sketchy Cities With Love Watercolor Card

After my water colored background was dry I stamped the skyline from the Sketchy Cities Abroad, added with Love from the super Scrips 2 and also stamped Miss You and We Should Get Together. I wanted to combine several sentiments on this project and I think that worked out quite well.


PS697 Hero Arts Midnight Mixed Layering Paper Ranger WATERCOLOR PAPER Inkssentials Surfaces ISW39532 Altenew JET BLACK Crisp Dye Ink Pad AN167 Altenew WARM SUNSHINE Crisp Dye Ink Pad AN164 Altenew CORAL BERRY Crisp Dye Ink Pad AN173 Altenew SKETCHY CITIES ABROAD Clear Stamp Set AN116 Altenew SUPER SCRIPT 2 Clear Stamp Set AN114 Altenew LABEL LOVE Clear Stamp Set AN106 Altenew FIGURE EFFECTS Clear Stamp Set AN105 Ranger Studio Paint ARTIST BRUSHES Brush BRU40842 WHITE FUN FOAM 12 Pack 118711 9 x 12 Scrapbook Adhesives 3D 217 White Foam Squares



    1. Love the softness of your water colors so that the buildings and words stand out. Beautiful!

    1. Welcome Home!

      LOVELY card Yana, the soft, warm background is perfect behind the skyline image 🙂

    1. So pretty! Love the soft pinks and the combination of sentiments!

    1. Amazing! Such a beautiful and soft background! Love it! As well as contrast with black. Stunning result!

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