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!


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:


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. Karen Walker says:

    Love both the cards, and I love the way you swatched the colors!

  2. Sharon Dolan says:

    Thank you for the tip for putting water into the colors early. I really like the warm fall leaves, beautiful card!

  3. barbara lassiter says:

    Gosh darn! These cards are so gorgeous that I’m going to have to order these paints, when I was thinking maybe I could pass them by! I do love the 36 pan Altenew set, for their vibrant colors and I should have known better! I love how you used them on die cuts and they are stunning on dark colors, too!

  4. Fabulous cards! I love the flowing artistic designs and wonderful shimmer.

  5. Beautiful results with these leaves.

  6. Marisela Delgado says:

    such pretty watercolors

  7. Julie Detlefsen says:

    Beautiful fall colors. The leaves are so realistic.

  8. Meghan Kennihan says:

    What a stunning design! I LOVE this! And gorgeous coloring!

  9. Karen Kochjar says:

    Omg the color saturation you got on those middle sprigs is delicious!! I have to get these crazy cool watercolors asap!!

  10. Jenrescuemama says:

    What a perfect set to showcase these gorgeous new metallic watercolors. Love how you used the contrasting colors. Beautiful!

  11. Beautiful cards – love the metallics on the die cuts, too!

  12. Really cool and different cards! I like the light one best.

  13. thanks for showing both a warm and cool version.

  14. What a contrast between the cool and warm tones, thanks for showing the difference I love both cards but the second one is my favorite! Thanks for sharing!

  15. Love your leaf clusters. Can’t wait to try out those fun new paints.

  16. Patricia Brown says:

    Pretty and cool cards! Thanks for sharing.

  17. Love the two cards!! I prefer the cool. I have always loved blue.

  18. These are beautiful cards

  19. Oh, my heart. Can I say it’s my birthday to get that birthday card, even though it’s not my birthday? Perfection, Lisa, perfectly imperfect (aka loose) perfection.

  20. Loved your colour swatching …. both your cards are beautiful.

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