Hello friends! I’m excited to share this bold and modern card featuring products by Altenew. I love watercolor backgrounds for their fluid and organic nature. I was also drawn to the beautiful fluidity of the Hanging Flowers die set. The layers allow for a variety of color and depth as well as the vines provide wonderful, organic movement. To contrast the background and vines, I combined them with a wood veneer frame that is very graphic with strong edges and  a modern design for my card. Here’s a list of the Altenew  products I used:

Hanging Flowers die set

New Day Card Kit Wood Veneer Frames 

Elegant Sayings stamp set

To make this 5″ X 7″ card, I started by applying watercolor in lots of different colors to a 9″ X 12″ sheet of watercolor paper using watercolor paints. Once my paper was dry, I cut a 5″ X 7″ piece for the card front, choosing my favorite section of colors for my card’s background design. I painted the wood veneer piece using a brown watercolor paint to darken the wood tone, while still allowing the grain to show through. I love how it turned out! I attached the wood piece to the left center of the card front, keeping it off-center for more artistic interest. The veneer comes with adhesive on the back, making it super easy to attach and use on a card.

Using the Hanging Flowers die set, I cut the vines and leaves from green cardstock and the layered flowers from a piece of watercolor paper painted in light pinks and coral watercolors and splattered with metallic golds and white paints. I attached the petal layers to create the dimensional flowers and added additional green tones to the leaves for more dimension. I attached the vines to the veneer, making it look like they are intertwined in the modern wood design. I glued the elements on and applied Pearl Pen in metallic gold to the flowers for dimension and sheen.

I stamped a saying below the focal point from the Elegant Sayings stamp set. I added small markings in white to the painted background for stronger interest. A few black dots and some additional tiny sequins of color were attached around the design to finish the look. I love how this turned out. It’s artsy and fresh and perfect for any occasion.

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