Altenew, Anemone Garden Background Cling, Congratulations, Florals, Sizzix Thinlets Stacked Deckle dies, Water Colored Cards, Watercolor Brush Markers

Happily Ever After

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Hey!  Welcome back!  I’ve been remiss in keeping up my blog this summer but want to share this colorful creation with you!  I recently bought a set of Altenew’s Watercolor Brush markers in the Spring Garden collection and wanted to use lots and lots of color!  This gorgeous floral image is a background stamp from The Ton called Anemone Garden and I began by embossing it with gold onto a panel of Bristol Smooth watercolor paper.  
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Aren’t those markers so cool?  They have a barrel filled with color and you just squeeze the sides (like we do a water brush!) to release the ink.  It took a little practice to figure out just how much to squeeze but to paint this image, I first brushed a little water onto a petal then dropped ink from the marker into it, letting the water move the ink initially.  
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In true Alex Syberia style, I added several colors to the petals, creating a multi-colored array of fabulousness!  I filled in the background with black to make the colors pop even more!  
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Setting that panel aside to dry, I pulled out a white card base and again, heat-embossed Anemone Garden in gold onto it.  I trimmed down the watercolored panel using my new Sizzix  Thinlet Stacked Deckle dies and then layered it onto a panel of gold metallic card stock to frame it.  I mounted the framed panel to my base card and added a sentiment from Taylored Expressions Simple Strips set which I’d also embossed in gold.  Two little gems adorn the ends of the Sentiment Strip for a final detail!  I loved making this glorious card and using some new products!  Thanks for stopping by!  

16 thoughts on “Happily Ever After”

  1. Hi Stephanie, they do buckle/bend a little but I either use more adhesive to attach them to a card base, or sometimes I use blue painters tape to hold it down while I paint and that helps to keep it flat. Hope this is a help! 🙂


  2. Ok -so I’m so disgusted. I finally sat down with this stamp today and tried to kind of sort of re-create your work. Ha! Didn’t happen. Its a hot mess. Would you be so kind as to make a simple video showing how you made those colors look like that. Mine just became a muddled puddle.


  3. I’ve only just found this post and your blog and I’m in love with this card. Absolutely beautiful, and I had to comment although it’s an old post. I have signed up for email notifications.
    Cheers. Aylene


  4. Hi Aylene! I’m so tickled that you stumbled upon my blog! I no longer post here as I’ve begun an eBay selling business but my husband keeps this subscription current so as not to lose the content! I hope you’ll enjoy poking around! It was a wonderful time creating and posting here! Thanks for your comment! 🙂


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