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!
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!
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.
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:
- Altenew Card Blog
- Kristina Werner
- Erum Tasneem
- Kathy Racoosin
- Nathalie DeSousa
- Virginia Lu
- Yoonsun Hur
- Therese Calvird
- Caly Person
- Nicole Picadura
- Lisa Spangler < you are here! :)
- Vicky Papaioannou
- Lilith Eeckels
- Emily Midgett
- Kymona Tracey
- Laurie Willison
- Maryam Perez
- Altenew Scrapbook Blog
- Jen Schow
- Ashlea Cornell
- Svitlana Shayevich
- Jaycee Gaspar
- Kelly Latevola
- Zinia Redo
- Nenette S. Madero
- Amber Rain Davis
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:
- Altenew Metallic Watercolors 14 pan set
- Altenew Leaf Clusters Dies
- Altenew Leaf Clusters Stamps & Dies Bundle (pick up both and save!)
- Canson XL Watercolor Paper
- Black cardstock
Here are some more of my favorite Altenew watercolors:
- Altenew Watercolor 36 Color Pan Set
- Altenew Tropical Fiesta Watercolor Brush Markers
- Altenew Spring Garden Watercolor Brush Markers
- Altenew Winter Wonderland Watercolor Brush Markers
Thanks so much for joining me, and hope you have a great day!