Altenew Metallic Watercolor 14 Pan Set Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hi there and welcome to my stop on the Altenew Metallic Watercolor Release Blog Hop! I’m so glad you’re here!

These new colors are so pretty you all! And I love that them come in a metal tin with full size pans — check it out:

As soon as I saw these gorgeous colors I couldn’t wait to swatch them on regular watercolor paper and black cardstock — here are my swatches!

Then I had to put them through their paces by making both a warm and a cool card using the Leaf Clusters Dies — oh my! These colors work beautifully together.

Warm Fall Leaves

First up, the warm card — I think this is perfect for fall or Thanksgiving, but I needed some birthday cards so I went with that sentiment instead. Leaves are just so very versatile!

Here’s a closeup so you can see it better — it’s so hard to capture that shimmer!

Oh and! The middle leaf was cut out of black cardstock and I think it really steals the show! The other two leaves are on regular watercolor paper.

The black cardstock did curl a little more but I think this just adds to it!

Cool Leaves

Now for the cool version — it always amazes me how just changing the colors on a card can totally switch up the mood.

Once again I think that black cardstock leaf steals the show!

I can’t wait to use these watercolors on other kinds of cardstock — I bet navy would be so pretty! Or dark green for a Christmas card.

And that was that! I had a video for you but it didn’t come out, darn! Before I go I wanted to share a little tip for using these — when you first get your paints out, drop some clean water on the pans of the colors you’d like to use — by the time you die cut your leaves the color will be softened up and so rich and dreamy!

Prizes!

To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by 10/15/2019 for a chance to win.

To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by 11/2/2019 for a chance to win.

We’ll also draw a winner to receive a $15 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 11/4/2019.

We’ll also draw a winner to receive a $15 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 10/18/2019.

Hop On!

Your next stop on the hop is Vicky Papaioannou’s blog — I can’t wait to see what she’s made! Here’s the full list in case you’re just joining us or encounter a broken link:

Supplies

Find the FULL lineup of Altenew watercolors right HERE — there are so many awesome products to chose from!

Pro tip: you can mix the new metallics with any of the other products in the lineup. I can’t wait to try them with the 36 pan set — you can make anything shimmer!

Here are the supplies for these cards:

Here are some more of my favorite Altenew watercolors:

Thanks so much for joining me, and hope you have a great day!

67 Replies to “Altenew Metallic Watercolor 14 Pan Set Release Blog Hop + Giveaway”

  1. Love how you did your swatches

  2. Oh Wow! Great cards. And even your swatches are pretty! I would love to try these!

  3. Your cards are gorgeous! I love how the watercolored black cardstock pops against the other watercolored leaves even though they are the same colors.

  4. Susan Strawser says: Reply

    Great cards. I need to do my swatches on black cardstock too!

  5. Lauryne Cunningham says: Reply

    Gorgeous cards! I love all of the combinations of colors and how you swatched the colors on both card stocks!

  6. Debbie Petersen says: Reply

    The leaves (both warm & cool) are beautiful and I like combining the white and black paper.

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