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 Responses

  1. Avatar Teresa Doyle says:

    Love these alpha dies and your background is so awesome.

  2. Avatar Lila McCabe says:

    Great cause. Love the soft colors you used.

  3. Avatar Carla Hundley says:

    This card is so neat
    looking with the camera
    and fold letters.
    Carla from Utah

  4. Avatar Jan Arnold says:

    Great card, Nina! Love the wonderful background! Great cause! Thanks for sharing your creativity with us!

  5. Avatar Nora says:

    Oh wow!! That is a great cause!! I LOVE your technique!!!

  6. Avatar Sharon L. says:

    Lovely card…like thse idea of just laying down ink on the surface and using shimmer paint to watercolor.

  7. Avatar Abby says:

    Love the background technique!

  8. Avatar FD says:

    Great use of the folding letter dies! Looks wonderful! Love the water coloring too. Thank you, Altenew for sharing with others!

  9. Thanks for sharing your work! Very inspiring.

  10. Avatar cyndi morris says:

    Great card. Thanks so much for sharing the technique you used for the background. It’s beautiful — can’t wait to try it!

  11. Avatar joy meadows says:

    Such a nice card for Dads, Nina! Love the background you made with the distress oxides and shimmer watercolors. And, your coloring of the camera was so nice to see. Great job!

  12. Avatar Nancy R. says:

    Fun use of the letter shapes!

  13. Avatar Lisa Says says:

    I love this card quite a lot ! Thank you for the video too ! It was great to see you colouring the background as well as the camera ! Great look :) (And these Flat and Fold dies are absolutely gorgeous !)

  14. Avatar Corinne Mueller says:

    Cute cards. Thank you!

  15. Avatar Brenda Kuder says:

    Your background is really pretty. Great job!

  16. Avatar Lynne Ingram says:

    Interesting way to use the large letters to spell DAD.

  17. Great card! Love the background and the dad lettering is so fun. Great job.

  18. Avatar Martha H. says:

    Awesome masculine card! I love it,
    Thanks for sharing.

  19. Avatar Tara Prince says:

    I love the background!!

  20. Avatar Ang says:

    Fun card for a dad.

  21. Avatar Jennifer Rasnick says:

    Beautiful! I love the colors!

  22. Avatar Janet says:

    Great card, love the color choices!

  23. Avatar Ana Korban says:

    You alomake such fun and lovely cards!!

  24. Avatar Shanna says:

    I love all of the new ideas!

  25. Avatar Julie-anne Hoffmann says:

    What a wonderful cause. I really love this card. Such a great effect. Thank you

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