5 pink bottles sitting on a card......
Happy Birthday Shaker

Thinking of You

HI Everyone.  Happy Tuesday.

I have a quick post for you tonight.  This is the card that I made for my Altenew Educator Certification Program Level 3 class - Creative Watercolor Media.  One of the lessons was to use shimmer sprays as the watercolor medium.  I don't have a lot of sprays..... actually I have 3 :-)  So, those three colors dictated the colors for the card!

I know..... back to florals... I can just hear you all :-)  I didn't use to create a lot of floral cards until Altenew came along.  So it's all their fault :-)  But they really do make some gorgeous floral stamps.  The Build a Flower Magnolia is no exception.  It's one of my go-to staples.

I stamped the flower onto watercolor cardstock and then used my turquoise, green and shimmer white sprays to create the colors on the flowers.   Here's a closeup of the colors - you can also see where I used the shimmery white spray on the focal layer.  The champagne color works really well with the gold embossing and the green and blue.

Magnolia AECP closeup (1 of 1)-2

Because I liked the look of the champagne color in the background, I decided to replicate that on the card base.  I had some old champagne shimmer cardstock that I used to create engagement party thank-yous for our DD.  I took a piece of what was left and adhered that to a Neenah Solar White 110# card base.   I popped the flower up using foam stip and added the sentiment.

Here's my full card:

Magnolia AECP (1 of 1)-2

Here's the inside - sorry it isn't in focus!

Magnolia AECP inside (1 of 1)

Of course, I had to add a little something to the envelope:

Magnolia AECP envelope (1 of 1)

This card is on its way to a friend who is going through chemo and had to shave her head.  I hope she does realize how beautiful she is when she gets this card.

I'll be back tomorrow with another card and I hope to be able to add some bird photos for you, too!  The weather has certainly been good enough to get outside so I hope to be able to take a quick break and get some photos.  In the meantime, warm hugs and prayers for those of you who need a little lift tonight - and I hope you all feel beautiful today.



Card recipe:

  • Stamps:  Sentiment:  Thinking of You.  Flower:  Build a Flower Magnolia.   Both Altenew
  • Inks:  Shimmer Sprays - Champagne - Heidi Swapp. 


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Virginia Lu

Love the shimmer in your watercoloring! The composition and use of background are lovely!! I am so glad that you enter your beautiful work in Altenew AECP assignment Gallery. Awesome details and design! Super work!

Kelly W.

Wow Jaydee, you’re card is gorgeous! The delicate coloring and shimmer is so very pretty! Your friend will surely appreciate receiving such a beautiful, heartfelt card. Prayers lifted to her. This magnolia flower image makes the best cards and you sure give us great inspiration, thanks!

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