Altenew's Whimsical Motif

 Altenew's Whimsical Motif

Hello friends! Today I wanted to share a card that were inspired by three challenges: Inspire.Create.Challenge #97, The Paper Players Sketch Challenge #555, and the Never-Before-Used-Schtuff Challenge #29

I have decided to try to make my posts shorter to make them easier to read. I am going to start with a list of supplies used and then a shorter description of steps below. Let me know what you think!

Supplies used: 

To make the card, I die cut out all of the rectangular pieces of paper (patterned paper and white watercolor paper for the image). The patterned paper was sprayed and left to dry. I stamped the cute Whimsical Motif flower onto the watercolor paper with Twilight VersaFine Clair and heat embossed with the Holographic powder. I then colored the image with the Abandoned Coral Distress Marker and Zig markers. I added some gold Pearl Ex powder mixed with water to the center of the flower as well as all of the circles in the petals and leaves. I painted the pink and yellow parts of the card with more of the gold powder and then splattered the paper with it as well. I then painted some of the Forever Green Perfect Pearl powder mixed with water over the green leaves of the flower, the border of the watercolor paper as well as splatter over the panel as well. 

I stamped the sentiment with Twilight VersaFine Clair and die cut the sentiment. The border was directly stamped with the Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink. A piece of Yupo paper was die cut and the two stitched flags were glued together. 

To assemble the card, I glued the two large background papers together, and then added the floral image panel with foam tape. Then I used a combo of liquid glue (where the sentiment connected to the floral image) and foam tape (where the sentiment directly attached to the background) to add the sentiment. I then added the whole panel to an A2-sized white card base with more foam tape. Finally, I added some sequins.

Thanks for reading!


  1. So pretty! I bet that shimmer ink spray is even prettier in person. Thanks so much for joining us this week over at The Paper Players!

  2. I love your design, Anna! You've done a great job coloring that stylized flower and angling it on the background panel and then you added another interesting dimension with your banner sediment layer. Thank you for sharing with everyone at NBUS! Hugs, Darnell


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