Altenew February 2020 Release Blog Hop + Giveaway!

Hi there and welcome to my stop on the Altenew February release blog hop! I’m so glad you’re here! I’ve got two cards to share with you today — so let’s hop to it.

New Watercolors!

Feast your eyes on the new Altenew set of 24 watercolors!

I had so much fun playing with this set you all — the colors are so vibrant! Here are some things of note:

  • The half pans come in a metal paint box with plenty of areas for mixing — yes!
  • Each pan is labeled with the name — perfect for a color nerd like me :)
  • There’s room to stow a full size paintbrush between the pans — great for taking on-the-go!
  • These paints all have white pigment in them so they are semi-opaque — and creamy. Pro tip: I’ve found when using paints with white in them that it’s best to heat emboss images that you stamp in black ink so they stay nice and crisp.
  • One last pro tip — I like to mist the whole paintbox with water when I first sit down to use it. By the time I’ve stamped my images the paints are all ready to go!
Look at all those mixing areas!

So first thing you’ll want to do is unwrap each color — it kinda made me hungry as it made me think of candy!

Taking off the wrappers. Also check out how the inner tray is removable!

I used a craft knife to trim the labels off so that I could keep the pigment numbers on the side. The names of the colors are permanently printed right on the pan — nice. I’m a total color nerd and so I like to know the pigment numbers — more on that in another post.

After unwrapping those delicious colors I arranged them and then did some swatches. Look how pretty!

Swatching away!

Now on to my cards!

I Miss You

This first card I made was totally inspired by the box that the watercolors come in! Are you ever inspired by packaging? I sure am!

I just had to try and paint those flowers — love how these turned out!

The “I miss you” sentiment is from the new Dotted Diamonds stamp set — more on that next…

A Note of Thanks

For this next card I really wanted to put all the colors through their paces, and the new Dotted Diamonds stamp set was perfect for this!

The dotted diamonds are big enough to cover a whole card and the set has some great sentiments too — although the one on this card comes from the new Warm Hugs set. :)

I just white heat embossed the Dotted Diamonds stamp on some watercolor paper, put on music and happily colored away! The big trick here is to try not to overthink things too much — just play and have fun!

I love how the colors blend together on here! I thought about adding some sequins or something to this card but then I couldn’t bear to cover anything up haha!


To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by 2/18/2020 for a chance to win.

We’ll also draw a winner to receive a $20 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 2/21/2020. 

Hop On!

Your next stop on the hop is Mindy Eggen’s blog — I can’t wait to see what she’s made!

Here’s the full list in case you’re just now joining us or encounter any broken links. I’m so honored to be among all these super talented humans.


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52 Replies to “Altenew February 2020 Release Blog Hop + Giveaway!”

  1. Vivid watercolors — who I find hard to do. Many thanks.

  2. Claudia K Anderson says:

    Your beautifully painted cards just make me happy! Thank you!

  3. Brenda L. Kuder says:

    I love your water coloring! Super!

    1. Your florals are so pretty! I’ve been guilty of pulling inspiration from pretty packaging.

  4. The colors! I can’t get enough of them!! Beautiful paintings! Thank you for sharing your talents!

  5. Stacey Kowbel says:

    Fantastic cards! I love the note of thanks card – such a great design! I really need to get better at swatching my colours.

  6. Meghan Kennihan says:

    Your watercoloring is amazing! What a cool background design you created!

  7. Such wonderful designs Lisa, love all of them, especially the “Miss you” card. The new watercolors are so vibrant and the stamps so awesome, I know I am going to not stick to budget this month :) Thanks for the inspiration!

  8. Beautiful use of color! Not sure which card I love more.

  9. Simply gorgeous cards!

  10. So pretty! I haven’t had a paint set since a girl. I think this is the one to get!

  11. Sheri Hartman says:

    Creative use of watercolors on both cards. Nice work!

  12. Really loving that last watercolor card! Great design!

  13. Such a pretty rainbow of colours. Makes me want to go & drop some watercolour paint onto a background & play awhile. Thank you for sharing.

  14. Jennifer Rasnick says:

    Those watercolors are beautiful and you certainly know how to use them!

  15. Wanda S Radler says:

    Your watercolor flowers are amazing and I love the look with the dotted background too.
    That set is on my wish list!!

  16. barbara lassiter says:

    I’m so tempted to purchase this watercolor set even though I thought I had enough water colors for now!. Both your cards are beautiful and that doesn’t help! Lol! Thanks for always sharing something worthwhile!

  17. These are fantastic! Love the bright, rich colors ♥

  18. Very colorful!

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