September 23, 2020


Good Afternoon Crafty Friends! One layer cards are a challenge for me but Altenew’s Clean and Simple Boutique Cards Class was a perfect class for me to learn how to make clean and simple one layer cards. The ideas Jennifer Rzasa gave were amazing. I still struggle with using minimal supplies but I tried (still used alot though). The Paint a Flower Paeonia Japonica set was what I reached for to make this card. This flower bunch is so beautiful but I wouldn’t expect anything else from an Altenew floral set. I used some Canson XL watercolor paper and stamped the large floral bunch with black ink and clear embossed it. I then taped it onto some hardboard with blue masking tape. Using a large 1 inch flat paint brush I added water all over the floral image.

I then simplely dropped some ink from Altenew’s Watercolor Brush Markers on the flowers and leaves. I used Rubellite and Purple Wine for the flowers and buds, Moss for the leaves, and Warm Sunshine for the flower centers. I just let the pigment go wherever. The embossing stoped it from going outside of the image. I let this air dry before stamping my sentiment in black ink.

I then ran the edges of the card front through some Versamark ink then poured Altenew’s Crips Embossing Powder in Antique Gold on the edges. It took LOTS of foam to mount the front on a heavy weight card base so the card would lay nice and flat. There was quite a bit of water used so the cardstock was warped a little after drying. Lastly I added a sprinkling of Altenew’s White Satin Sequins, adhering them with Rangers Multi Medium Matte.

So this was my first time playing with Altenew’s Watercolor Brush Markers. I love the pigments which are so bright and vibrant. I didn’t use much to get these dark beautiful colors. This card came together super fast and was lots of fun.

Thank you for stopping by. I hope you have a wonderful day creating something beautiful.

About Me

Hello and Welcome! My name is April and I have been making handmade cards for almost 20 years. I love sending cards to my family and friends. I love the creative aspect to card making and the happiness it brings me. I hope you find some inspiration during your visit. Enjoy!!

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2 thoughts on “Altenew’s Clean and Simple Boutique Cards Class

  1. I love to see how you make these beautiful cards! It’s such a treat to receive a handmade card in the mail!

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  2. Erum Tasneem says:

    This looks great! I love the loose watercolour look and the gold embossing on the edges. Doesn’t it feels great to just play with colour and let loose without worrying about the details? Its so fun right?!
    Thank you for entering your work to the AECP assignment gallery.


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