Sunday, February 3, 2019

{Altenew} Amazing 90th Birthday

It's been a while since my son has crafted with me. Normally, he crafts with his dad when they make cards for each other before my husband goes on a business trip. My dad turned 90 recently so my son and I collaborated on this birthday card using Altenew products!

Damian did all the colouring and it was his first time watercolouring with distress inks (colours are linked below). He loved it and thought the results were "very cool", as any 10-year-old boy might say. LOL! Copic markers or Prismacolor pencils are his go-to mediums but I think he might be reaching for the distress inks next time. ;)

I pre-stamped multiple images from Peony Scrolls with Archival jet black ink and Damian coloured them before I die cut them using the coordinating dies. The sentiment is from the You Are... stamp set, which is also featured in my first Altenew Academy class, Sentiments With Impact.

My dad is an avid gardener so I tend to use flowers and pretty colours on all his cards. Red and gold are also important and positive colours in Chinese culture so I always try to incorporate those on his cards.

Thanks so much for stopping by!



~amy~ said...

Happy Birthday to your Dad! What a beautiful card! So fun that Damian did all the coloring.

Lisa K said...

Beautiful card! I loved watching Damian in your videos when he was a young boy. So glad he still enjoys crafting with you.

Shelly said...

You and your boy made a BEAUTIFUL card! My sure your dad is going to love it!

Megan said...

Good work, Damian! You're coloring is awesome!

Lindsey said...

Beautiful card for your dad! D's watercolouring is rather fabulous. And now, I think you should introduce him to Zigs... ;)