Let You Dreams Bloom

Happy Sunday Crafty Friends! I hope you are doing well! I hope those of you who celebrate the 4th of July had a wonderful day with family and friends! We had a small family BBQ – it was nice and relaxing! For today’s card I am using the Paint a Flower – Hydrangea by Altenew.

I started by stamping the Hydrangea bloom using WOW embossing ink on Canson Watercolor card stock. I stamped the hydrangea 3 times and heat embossed the image using gold embossing powder. I watercolored the blooms using my Karin markers. I have listed the colors I used:

  • Pink Bloom: Pale Pink, Magenta, Pale Violet, Indigo Blue
  • Blue Bloom: Sky Blue, Royal Blue, Lilac
  • Leaves: Apple Green, Ochre, Olive Green

I enjoyed the watercoloring process using the markers. I am enjoying participating in the 30 day color challenge with Kathy Racoosin. Are you joining in? You can see all of Kathy’s posts here! I colored this over days 2-4. I just enjoyed the process and really took my time. I started with a light layer and then as the layers dried, I continued to add more colors.

When my coloring was complete I decided I needed a background. I was speaking to my friend Enna and she suggested a pale purple, what a great idea! I encourage you to check out her cards – Enna-Cardmaker (@ritzyhag) I love her work. I feel it just pulled the card together! To create the purple background I used my Gansai Tambi watercolors – Imperial Violet and White, mixed them together to create a pale purple. I completed the background 2 times. I added a piece of purple card stock to my white card base and adhered the 2 panels onto the card. Then stamped 2 sentiments from the set on black card stock and heat embossed the image using white embossing powder. I foam mounted these and added a few sequins.

I had a lot of fun watercoloring this stamp set! Have a good afternoon!

Supplies Used:

  • Stamps: Paint a Flower – Hydrangea by Altenew
  • Paper: Canson Watercolor Card Stock
  • Coloring Medium: Karin Brush Markers, Gansai Tambi 36 watercolor set

Crafty Hugs,


Crafty Meraki – Happy Birthday!

Hi Friends! I am super excited to share that I am joining Crafty Meraki as a Design Team member. Crafty Meraki is a new online store with all of your favorite crafty supplies! Be sure to check out their store and while you are there don’t forget to check out the blog – so many beautiful cards to see by the Crafty Meraki design team!

Head over to Crafty Meraki blog to see how I created this card! I would love it if you stopped by there to share some love and meet the team!

Crafty Hugs,