Mega Greetings!

By | 07/11/2018

**Update:  CTS #279 Challenge Winner**

I’ve been looking for an excuse to use Altenew’s Mega Greetings stamp set.  I decided to create a card to enter into a couple of challenges.

I couldn’t resist the CAS on Friday challenge #136 Splash-Watercolor!

Stamping Imperfection Mega Greetings

It is definitely Clean and Simple with a splash of watercolor!

I’m also entering it in the CAS(E) this Sketch Challenge #279:

cts 279


Card details:

I used some Arches Watercolor paper that is 140 lb cold pressed paper.  For my watercoloring, I selected two of my go to Altenew inks: Warm Sunshine and Tide Blue.  I used a wet-on-wet watercolor technique by adding some water with a 3/4″ flat brush from Craft Smart and then adding my ink by smooshing my ink pads on to my craft mat and spritzing them with water.  I used the same brush to add big sweeps of the watered down ink being careful to blend them together to get a pretty green in between.

Isn’t that sentiment fabulous?  This is Altenew’s Mega Greeting stamp set.  There is also a mega thanks and several small sentiments to work with both of the large scripts.  I love this.  It was quick and easy to complete.

I attached the small white embossed sentiment with foam tape and added the mat to a black card base with foam tape as well.  I finished it off with some iridescent sequins from Neat & Tangled from their Like Magic mix.

I used my MISTI to add the hello sentiment.  I inked it several times to get a nice crisp image on the watercolor paper.  I then went over it to fill in the spaces that just didn’t get inked on the textured watercolor paper.  I used my Altenew Black Artist Marker and filled in the image.

All in all, it was a fun quick card to make.  I love adding a splash of watercolor to create a great background for a card.   I like to have some white space around the watercolor splash and I love a bold black image stamped over the top.  I just love that contrast.  Paired with a tiny peek of black card base around 3 of the edges and it really pops that giant sentiment.



CTS 279 Winner

A big thank you to the design team for selecting my card.  I am honored!!

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