Altenew Cards Watercolors

AlteNew July 2019 Stamp/Die/Stencil Release Blog Hop + GIVEAWAY

Welcome everyone ! I am so thrilled to be joining Altenew in celebrating their latest release! I am head over heels in love with it and have a bunch of projects to share with you.


If you are here from the amazingly talented Emily, then you are on the right track. If not, you can always start at the beginning by visiting the Altenew Blog. After visiting me, your next stop will be fabulous Jeanne Jachna.


Of course there are some prizes to giveaway! 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 7/16/2019 for a chance to win. They will also draw a winner to receive a $20 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog. All winners will be announced on the Altenew Blogs on 7/18/2019.


I have an accompanying video for today’s projects that you can view down below or HERE on my Youtube channel.


This may be one of the cleanest cards I’ve ever made and I think it may be my favorite. The sentiment is stamped in Obsidian Ink using the Crystal Frames stamp set.

I die cut the frame from Gold Glitter card stock and added around my sentiment.

The beautiful flowers are stamped using the new Bright Blossoms stamp set. I stamped in Mountain Mist, Volcano Lake, Pink Pearl, Coral Bliss, Firefly and Shadow Creek inks from Altenew.

I love when you can get two cards from one background. Using acrylic blocks, stamped my images around the card panel using the Bright Blossoms stamp. I used Mountain Mist, Volcano Lake, Firefly and Shadow Creek inks.

Next, I die cut out the Mega Hope die from the center of the panel. I also die cut out 5 more Hope word dies from white card stock.

For the first panel, I added the white die cut words to the negative space. This adds some beautiful dimension. I topped it off with a Nuvo Shimmer Pen for some sparkle. I stamped the sentiment using the Mega Greetings stamp set onto Black card stock and heat embossed with white embossing powder.

For my second card, I layered the die cut word with two more layers using liquid glue. Before adding my word to the card, I lined it up so I could align the sentiments.

For both of these cards I’m using Hero Hues Kiwi card stock which was a perfect match to my leaves.

My next cards I did a bit of watercoloring. I’m still exploring this medium and this is a great way to start out slow and simple. Using the Altenew watercolors, I just added strips of color to the center of my cards panels.

The sentiment is from the Crystal Frames stamp set and stamped in Obsidian Black ink. Since I’m using watercolor paper, I needed to stamp a couple times.

This was so easy to do I just couldn’t stop! So many different color combinations to try out and it was a lot of fun!

I’m also using the stamp set Something Wonderful.

This is a great staple stamp set to have. It’s small, has a fabulous sentiment and beautiful leaves that also have a coordinating die.

I really loved doing an ombre watercoloring on the backgrounds. Just think of how many cards you could mass produce with this technique and one small stamp set.

My next card, I created an entire background with the watercolors and once dry, trimmed the panel down.

The frames were a perfect accent to the card front.

For all of my cards today I’m working on the NEW Stamping Mat from Altenew. You’ll be able to see it in my video. This mat is created with silicone and is great for stamping, watercoloring, ink blending, heat embossing and everyday crafting. It features inches as well as metric measurements on the edges and a half inch grid.

This mat measures 12″ x 16″ and is also great for heat embossing on. It will stick to your surface without moving around while creating. I have really enjoyed working with it. It cleans up really well and when I’m done, I just roll it up and set it off on the side.

I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration.

You’re next stop is Jeanna Jachna!

Here is a complete list of the blog hop in case you get lost along the way.


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  1. Patty Eifert says:

    All super pretty cards! I really love that glittery gold frame you used!

  2. Cheryl Rigney says:

    Such fabulous inspiration!! So many wonderful products in this release.

  3. see mary stamp says:

    Beautiful clean and simple cards. Thanks for the tutorial. So helpful!

  4. knurse22 says:

    Love your clean and simple designs using some of the newest releases! I like that these cards can be easily mass produced, which makes crafting easier for me! Love your greens on the Blossoms cards, too!

  5. Lauryne Cunningham says:

    Really pretty CAS cards! I love how you added the gold frames!

  6. Marisela Delgado says:

    Awesome cards. So pretty.

  7. says:

    I really enjoyed your video tutorial and think all your card are beautiful. I particularly like what you did with the gold geometric frames!

  8. Jeannie H says:

    Gorgeous cards. They look so fresh! Beautiful.

  9. These are amazing! I love the fab products from Altenew!

  10. Your CAS designs are so pretty! I love the colour palettes you’ve chosen!

  11. Jenny N says:

    WOW!!!! All gorgeous cards. Thanks for sharing these particular products, I enjoyed seeing them in use and for the tips your shared in your video.

  12. Jenrescuemama says:

    I love the simplicity of using a couple colors brushed onto the background. It really lets the sentiment take center stage!

  13. Beautiful color combinations. Love this release from Altenew.

  14. Cyndi Morris says:

    I’m in love with this wonderful release and you’ve showcased it beautifully. The Crystal Frames die is at the top of my (long!) wish list. Your cards are gorgeous.

  15. lisascreativeniche says:

    Love the gold on the frame die!

  16. Sue D. says:

    TFS so many wonderful ideas for using these new products. I love your CAS style… so refreshing.

  17. Sue D says:

    I like the pretty designs you created.

  18. I love how beautiful the designs you created were! Especially those that seem so simple yet were stunning. Thank you for sharing!

  19. Cherri Simon says:

    Love your simple style! Thanks for sharing your beautiful cards.

  20. DJ Doss says:

    Love the cards especially the hope cards. I just love that color selection. TFS.

  21. You cards are so wonderful, I am inspired to try the water color three colors technique. TFS

  22. Kathy Dippner says:

    Beautiful cards! Thanks for the tips on making two cards by die cutting and the simple colored brushstrokes with a sentiment on top.

  23. Denise Bryant says:

    Sweet cards! Really loving the fun style of the Bright Blossoms set! It is becoming a favorite!

  24. Cynthia Cole says:

    Your cards are all wonderful!

  25. Glorie says:

    Love the CAS cards. Thanks for the inspiration.

  26. […] Another favorite is the Crystal Frames and Bright Blossom stamp set. Read all about this card HERE. […]

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