Altenew 7th Anniversary Blog Hop Day 2 + Giveaway (over $1,400 in Total Prizes)

Hi there and welcome to my stop on Day 2 of the Altenew 7th Anniversary Blog Hop! I’m so glad you’re here to help us celebrate!

Before I share my card I just had to let you know about all the awesome prizes up for grabs…

Did someone say PRIZES?!?!

We have over $1,400 in total prizes! WOW!

Altenew is giving away a $70 gift certificate to 5 lucky winners and one Altenew Academy class to 15 lucky winners. There are also 19 awesome companies/crafty friends who are celebrating with us, and they are offering the following prizes:

Be sure to leave comments by 4/18/2021 for a chance to win one of 41 prizes!

To make the hop more exciting, start your comment with “Hi from (city or country where you’re from)!” 41 winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on any of the blogs listed below and will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog on 4/24/2021.

You Are Awesome!

Now on to my card! Here’s a look at the finished design:

I decided to use one of my all time favorite Altenew products: the Leaf Clusters dies. I LOVE that you can use them standalone OR with the coordinating stamps — love getting more from my supplies that way!

I started off by watercoloring some scraps of watercolor paper with the Altenew 36 pan set. While the paint was still damp I splattered on some clean water to create a little interest.

True confession: sometimes when I have a bit of crafty time but I’m not sure what to make I sit down and color scraps of paper like this — it’s so relaxing and fun!

Oh and another tip: use the BIGGEST brush you have for this — don’t fiddle around with a tiny little thing! :)

When they were dry I die cut them with those leaf clusters!

Then for the base card, I white heat embossed the woodgrain background in the A Walk in the Woods set — love the look this gives.

Then it was a simple matter of assembling the card and adding some sequins:

Here’s a closeup so you can see all those delicious colors and textures better!

Hop On

Your next stop on the hop is Laura Volpes’ blog — just wait until you see her project! Here’s the full list in case you’re just now joining us and want to start at the beginning:

Special Offers

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Thanks so much for joining our celebration! Happy Anniversary again to all my friends at Altenew! — xoxo, Lisa

203 Replies to “Altenew 7th Anniversary Blog Hop Day 2 + Giveaway (over $1,400 in Total Prizes)”

  1. Aimee Phillips says:

    Such a great idea to die cut out images and then watercolor over them to create a one of a kind look. Simply beautiful!!. Happy Anniversary Altenew!.

  2. silvia hutchinson says:

    LOVE the brightly colored leaves!!

  3. Hello from Arizona. Such beautiful colors! Thanks for sharing

  4. Hi from Switzerland ! I like your idea of coloring die cuts like this. And by the way, I have this sentiments stamp set in french and it’s my favorite of all times ! I love this look !

  5. Donna Schaeffer says:

    Hi from NC. Wonderful inspiration and techniques.

  6. Hi from central Florida! Love the colors you used!

  7. Hi from Arizona! Your watercoloring is so vibrant. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Hello from Brisbane, Australia. I love that you have used leaves die cut from your own water coloured backgrounds. That’s something I do often. I hate wasting cardstock so I use it up anyway I can and inking it up is so much fun to do. I love the simplicity and vibrancy of your card, Lisa.

  9. Oh wow! What a lovely look! I would never think of doing this, and I just love it!! Thank you for your fresh inspiration!!

  10. Peg Frushour says:

    Hi from sunny Florida!!! I just love this card! I’m going to watercolor some scraps and cut them out – great technique!

  11. Hi from Australia! Stunning die cut creation with the watercoloured card! So eye-catching!! Thanks for the inspiration! Take care! :)

  12. Hi from Canada. Your card is so beautiful.

  13. Kelsey Thomas says:

    Hi from Wisconsin! I love the fun colors you used.

  14. Such a bright and cheery card. Very pretty arrangement.

  15. Lauryne Cunningham says:

    What a bright and happy card! Love it!

  16. Templeton Libby says:

    Hi there from the Hill Country in Texas! Just around the corner from you it seems :-) I do the same thing with “backgrounds” and have a bunch of them sitting around waiting to be used. I think I’ll have to pull out my dies and get creative. I hate wasting any ink or paint so I often end up mopping up color on varieties of watercolor paper and/or cardstock that’s handy.

  17. Alison S Neet says:

    Hi from Denver CO…love how you used the watercolors for your paper before cutting them. Just love this card!

  18. Hello from Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California. Wonderful colors.

  19. Hi from Boston! This is such a good idea for the dies! I feel like I get in a rut and this is a great idea to just play :)

  20. Lindsey Fabian says:

    Hey Lisa. I am most definitely going to try your calming idea of just enjoying adding paint to paper, then deciding at another time (when in more creative mood) to use various parts on a project. Your card is glorious.
    From Rochester, New York

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