Hello and welcome to my stop on the Altenew 4th Anniversary Blog Hop! We’re so glad you’re here! I have a super fun card and a video to share with you, so let’s hop to it!
As soon as I was invited to join in the hop I just knew what stamp to use — the Stunning Cosmos set! It has such pretty flowers and a beautiful Happy Anniversary message, too! It’s a 6×8″ set of stamping goodness — check it out:
I paired it with Altenew’s Happy Blooms set and I used their new watercolors directly on the stamp to “ink” them up. I just may have gotten a little carried away making flowers — I was having way too much fun! :)
Here’s a quick video so you can see how it’s done — I just love this soft watercolor look! Watch below or over on YouTube.
Here are the key tips:
- Mist your watercolors about 10 minutes before you use them for this technique. They’ll form a thick paint so that you can apply them with your brush and they won’t be too wet. I used Altenew’s new watercolor set which will be coming soon, but any pan watercolors should work just fine. I’ve tried this technique with a set from the craft store and many others.
- Then as soon as you’ve stamped it, go over a few petals with a damp brush to pull some of the color out.
- Be sure to leave a little white space so that the flowers sparkle!
Annnnd here’s my finished card!
I used a pale pink cardstock to make my base card and then heat embossed the sentiment with rose gold — love that tone-on-tone look! To get the proper positioning I used my trusty MISTI tool like so:
Did you notice my fancy cutting? I trimmed off little bits of the petals and even the sequins for an unexpected touch.
Can’t wait to make another card with all those leftover flowers — I’m thinking I’ll get a head start on Mother’s Day since the Stunning Cosmos set has a sentiment for that too!
Special Offers & Prizes!
You can get FREE U.S. shipping with code HAPPY4TH or $5 OFF international shipping with code ANNIV at checkout. Offer valid from April 3rd until April 8th at 11:59 pm EDT. Not valid on prior purchases. Cannot be combined with other promo codes.
And that’s not all!
Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 5 lucky winners and one Altenew Academy class to 5 lucky winners. There are also 13 awesome companies/crafty friends who are celebrating with us, and they are offering so many awesome prizes! See the list at Altenew!
Your next stop on the hop is Galina Filippenko’s blog — just wait until you see what she’s made. Here’s the full list if you encounter a broken link or are just now joining us:
- Jennifer McGuire
- Ellen Hutson LLC
- Sandra Dietrich
- Virginia Lu
- Anna Komenda
- Lisa Spangler <– you are here
- Galina Filippenko
- Reiko Tsuchida
- Joni Andaya
- Scrapbook & Cards Today
- Yoonsun Hur
- Raquel Bowman
- Amy Tangerine
- Happy, happy anniversary, Altenew!! Here’s to many more! xoxo
Note: [AN] links to the Altenew Shop and [EH] links to Ellen Hutson. These are my affiliate links so if you make a purchase by clicking the link I’ll receive a small commission at no charge to you!
- Altenew Stunning Cosmos Stamps [AN] | [EH]
- Altenew Stunning Cosmos Dies [AN] | [EH]
- Altenew Happy Bloom Stamps [AN] | [EH]
- Altenew Happy Bloom Dies [AN] | [EH]
- Altenew Watercolor Paint 36 Pan Set [EH]
- Altenew Embossing Ink [AN] | [EH]
- Altenew Crisp Rose Gold Embossing Powder [AN] | [EH]
- 6mm Cupped Metallic Rose Gold Sequins [EH]
- 4mm Cupped Metallic Rose Gold Sequins [EH]
- Pale Rose Cardstock [EH]
261 Replies to “Happy 4th Anniversary, Altenew!! (+Prizes!)”
Your watercolor flowers are beautiful!!! Thanks for sharing
I love watercoloring and seeing how everyone incorporates it! I also love watching video how-to’s.
thanks for participating, hope to be able to win on the Altenew Anniversary Blog Hop
I have been useing markers and then spraying with water for my latest Altenew stamping…..and thinking about doing what you did, wondering if it would work. Thanks to you, now I know 😊. This is gorgeous! Thank You!!!
Lovely card! Thanks for sharing this technique — results are beautiful!
fabulous watercoloring, such a bright and happy card.
These are good tips. I really love the watercolor look and this technique looks like something I could do.
Great watercolouring, thank you for your video how you made that. Gorgeous card with these great Altenew products. Thank you so much for your time and effort.
Such a fun card–so bright and colorful! I’m going to try this–thanks for the tutorial!
What a fabulous technique! The results are amazing; your flowers just jump off the card at you. I particularly like how you took even the sequins to the edge. I should try that sometime. Thanks for sharing and helping celebrate Altenew’s birthday!
Gorgeous card! So bright and colourful! Thanks for sharing your video too.
These flowers are so beautiful! I want to try this technique too!
Gorgeous!! Love that Cosmos stop & you really brought the flowers to life. So pretty!
Love these flowers! I will have to try this!
Great technique! Bookmarked for sure! It can be used for both card making and scrapbooking!
Gorgeous flowers and a lovely card.
Love those flower stamps, and I have never seen this technique before! Can’t wait to give it a try!~ Thanks for your great tutorial and inspiration!
Gorgeous work. Thanks for sharing your process video.
Gorgeous card and lovely choice of colors. Thanks for the inspiration.
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