Metallic + Loose Watercoloring with Oxide Inks + Altenew Celebrating Parents Hop

Hello everyone! Have you heard about Altenew’s Celebrating Parents Card Drive that they have been hosting over the past month? Altenew’s goal is to collect and send cards for the elderly that live in nursing homes or shelters to let them know they’re not forgotten. Be sure to check out the Celebrating Parents Card Drive and join this great cause by sending in cards YOU have made! You have until April 30th to send cards in for the drive.

Altenew is making things even more fun by hosting a special Celebrating Parents blog hop, which I am honored to be guesting in. If you have already been hopping along, you should have arrived from my friend Barb Engler’s blog!

Metallic + Loose Watercoloring with Oxide Inks + Altenew Celebrating Parents Hop
Metallic + Loose Watercoloring with Oxide Inks + Altenew Celebrating Parents Hop

For my project today, I made a Father’s Day card using the Altenew Flat and Fold Alphas die set, along with stamps from their Best Dad and Snapshot sets. My idea was to pair these sets with Distress Oxide inks and Prima Pastel Metallic Accents for a metallic watercolor effect. If you watch the video at the top of this post, you’ll see how I created this fun, shiny effect!

Metallic + Loose Watercoloring with Oxide Inks + Altenew Celebrating Parents Hop

I added details to the card with some black ink splatters and a Pretty Pink Posh Clear Droplet over part of the camera. You’ll also notice I used a Fog gray cardstock card base behind my finished panel, as that gray complements the shading in the camera and makes the white areas really pop!

Be sure to check out the video to see this entire card come together! You can find all the supplies I used below, plus further down are the details about the Celebrating Parents blog hop!

Thanks for stopping by today to visit! I will be back again soon with more inspiration for you!

supplies used

Altenew SNAPSHOT Clear Stamp Set ALT1953
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Altenew SNAPSHOT Die Set ALT1977
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Altenew FLAT AND FOLD ALPHA DIE Set…
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Altenew BEST DAD Clear Stamp Set ALT1065
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
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Inkon3 BLACKOUT Hybrid Ink Pad 98711
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Prima Marketing METALLIC PASTEL…
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Royal Langnickel ZEN WATERCOLOR BRUSH…
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Pretty Pink Posh 6MM CLEAR DROPLETS
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Tonic MORNING DEW Grande Nuvo Crystal…
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Strathmore WATERCOLOR 9×12 PAD 24…
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Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100# FOG…
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Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100#…
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3M Scotch DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE…
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Spellbinders PLATINUM 6 Die Cutting…
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keep hopping
Metallic + Loose Watercoloring with Oxide Inks + Altenew Celebrating Parents Hop

There is so much more to see in this Celebrating Parents blog hop! Your next stop is Enza Gudor. You can also find the entire hop order below:

Altenew

Kathy Racoosin

Kristina Pokazanieva

Svitlana Shayevich

Vicky Papaioannou

Rubeena Ianigro

Olga Moss

Reiko Tsuchida

Laurie Willison

Laura Jane

Erum Tasneem

Barb Engler

Nina-Marie Trapani – you are here! :)

Enza Gudor

Isha Gupta

Laurel Beard

Mayline Jung

Emily Leiphart

Karin Åkesdotter

Marge Yoon

Heidi Jakobs

Altenew is giving away $50 gift certificates to THREE lucky winners. Be sure to leave comments by May 6th at 11:59 PM EDT for a chance to win! Winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on any of the blogs in the hop and will be announced on the Altenew blog on Mother’s Day, May 13th, 2018.

HAPPY HOPPING!

68 Comments

  1. F. Andre May 4, 2018 at 2:18 pm - Reply

    Gorgeous background and such an impactful sentiment.

  2. Denise Bryant May 2, 2018 at 4:34 pm - Reply

    Love that Flat and Fold Alpha you used! Great card! I really appreciate the idea of this Celebrating Parents hop!

  3. Annalisa May 1, 2018 at 9:13 pm - Reply

    Ooo, I had not considered combining my metallic paints with other inks, but that’s a really pretty look. I also really like your loose style of watercoloring; it’s not something that I’ve ever been able to achieve, but I live in hope that someday I will stop being such a control freak! :D Thanks for sharing this lovely card, especially with a set that we haven’t seen much of on this hop.

  4. Stacey Kowbel May 1, 2018 at 12:59 pm - Reply

    Fabulous card! Love the loose water colouring – such a great technique!

  5. Nandini Karmarkar April 30, 2018 at 11:43 pm - Reply

    Love the concept of this blog hop. The inspiration cards is beautiful. The background is gorgeous.

  6. Beverly Jordan April 30, 2018 at 11:23 pm - Reply

    You make such beautiful and colorful cards and today is perfect for that! Super cause for us to support too!

  7. Dawn Jones April 29, 2018 at 6:35 am - Reply

    I love the alpha dies, they are so unique. Great card!

  8. Lisascreativeniche April 28, 2018 at 10:02 pm - Reply

    Oh how cool! Love the alpha dies!

  9. jen f April 26, 2018 at 4:14 pm - Reply

    Great colors – love your designs!

  10. Teresa Godines #6857 April 26, 2018 at 11:28 am - Reply

    Every time I visit your blog I know that I am going to be wowed with all of your vibrant colors. This project is a true example of how talented and inspiring you are to me.

  11. Donna L Flowers April 25, 2018 at 9:42 am - Reply

    Awesome Card and I loved all the products you used. Thanks for sharing with us!

  12. Kathy McCluskey April 24, 2018 at 8:14 pm - Reply

    What an awesome Father’s Day card…love that amazing background!! Thanks so much for making a video showing us how you made the card…so helpful!

  13. Iris Sosciai April 24, 2018 at 3:28 pm - Reply

    Super cute card – love the colors.

  14. Lori April 24, 2018 at 12:59 pm - Reply

    Amazing!!! Thank you for the tutorials too!!

  15. Darshana Acharya April 24, 2018 at 8:59 am - Reply

    Love your card n video tutorial. Thanks for inspiration.

  16. Raga Senthil April 24, 2018 at 4:31 am - Reply

    Wow..great Coloring. Lovely set of cards.💕❤️

  17. Kris Reeves April 23, 2018 at 11:31 pm - Reply

    Ooh, metallic AND oxide! I love it!

  18. Cynthia Cole April 23, 2018 at 7:06 pm - Reply

    Great card for dad!

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