Busy, Busy, Busy

I’ve been a card making maniac. I’ve finished AECP and this past week I attended an online card making summit. I was great and gave me a lot of inspiration. The card I want to share with you today is one of my, current, favorites. It’s a birthday card for a very close friend. I want to make all my cards special but sometimes they need to be extra special. It started with an idea to make a embossing paste back ground and then add some gold watercolor. I got the idea from Tasneem from Altenew. However, she used watercolor cardstock and I did not. So mine came out a hot mess.

The paint didn’t flow nicely and I didn’t like it at all. However, I don’t want to through stuff out if I can salvage it. I decide that I would heat emboss a flower in gold to pull together the gold paint on the background. I also wanted to use a similar color on the flowers that I used for the embossing paste, so I colored the leaves that bluish green.

When put the flowers on the embossed background that gold blob looked awful. But all was not lost because I could hide the blob behind the flower.

That looked fine to me. Here is the final card.

I really love the way it turned out.

I used the Beautiful Day stamp and die set, Artists’ Watercolor 24 Pan Set, Square Weave Pattern stencil, embossing paste, and Rose Gold embossing powder, all from Altenew


  1. Donna Payne

    February 27, 2022 at 10:14 am

    Well done!!! Your card is beautiful and I am sure your friend loved it.. I too love the look of watercolored cards. I have just completed my layering 1 course and I am enjoying the learning process of card making. Congratulations on finishing and passing AECP .

    1. Laurie Patterson

      February 27, 2022 at 4:24 pm

      Thank you Donna. I looked at your cards for your layering course, nicely done. Thanks for visiting.

      1. Donna Payne

        February 27, 2022 at 6:01 pm

        Awh how nice of you. Thank you

  2. Eva Bussom

    February 25, 2022 at 9:47 pm

    Congratulations on finishing your ACEP! I hope you will continue to share your knowledge with us.
    A follow Educator

    1. Laurie Patterson

      February 27, 2022 at 4:26 pm

      Thank you. I visited your website. Love your cards and really like the look of your site. I keep trying to tweak mine. Thanks for visiting.

  3. Kathy

    February 25, 2022 at 7:50 pm

    Congrats and fabulous cards! I am currently in Level 1 and would love to see you on Instagram. My IG name is @expressivepaper

    1. Laurie Patterson

      February 27, 2022 at 4:29 pm

      Kathy, I just visited your website. Your cards are great. My Instagram is @lblanch287.

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