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 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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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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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:


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.



  1. Aimee LaCroix-Slocum April 23, 2018 at 12:17 pm - Reply

    Great card!! The color is great and I love the camera paired with the Dad!

  2. Charly April 23, 2018 at 11:17 am - Reply

    That background!!! Love the use of the flat and fold dies, so very creative (as always). The mom/dad Altenew stamps are awesome… I only wish their customer service was better – I placed an order back in February and am still waiting for the replacement items (stamps and a dry ink) that were never shipped to me. I have even received another of my orders in the meantime. :(

  3. Karthikha Uday April 23, 2018 at 2:11 am - Reply

    Fantastic card!!

  4. Lauryne Cunningham April 22, 2018 at 11:13 pm - Reply

    I love how you watercolored this. It’s really a cool looking card! I just got the Snapshot stamp set and can’t wait to use it!

  5. Brandi R April 22, 2018 at 10:16 pm - Reply

    LOVE this! What a great design and wonderful colors ♥

  6. Heather Mills April 22, 2018 at 9:32 pm - Reply

    Fabulous card!! Love what you did with the “DAD” die cuts; so fun!

  7. Lisa April 22, 2018 at 4:30 pm - Reply

    Fantastic card! I love the idea of using those paints with the distress oxide inks to give a metallic effect! Thank you for the inspiration!

  8. Sue D April 22, 2018 at 3:46 pm - Reply

    Love the camera and the colors.
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  9. Nana Griffin April 22, 2018 at 2:33 pm - Reply

    Love the water colored background.

  10. Heather DePasquale April 22, 2018 at 11:21 am - Reply

    Love your card! It’s so much fun using Distress Oxides. Thanks for sharing the video!

  11. Becca Yahrling April 22, 2018 at 10:30 am - Reply

    That camera is so cool! Your CARD is way cool, too.

  12. Marcie Lovett April 21, 2018 at 9:31 pm - Reply

    Love everything about this card, Nina.

  13. Monika April 21, 2018 at 9:08 pm - Reply

    Super cool card Nina-Marie. Fantastic background! Love the colors. The half fold alpha letters look great! Neat design.

  14. Dana M April 21, 2018 at 4:39 pm - Reply

    Great Father’s day card Nina! Love the pearlized oxide background and loose water coloring.

  15. Carol Rossouw April 21, 2018 at 4:19 pm - Reply

    This is such a lovely idea from a super stamp company & I’m glad to be a part of this blog hop. Thanks for the beautiful inspiration!

  16. Patty Eifert April 21, 2018 at 3:20 pm - Reply

    Awesome Dad’s card!!

  17. Denise Ward April 21, 2018 at 3:16 pm - Reply

    Your card reminds me how dad was always the one taking the pictures in our family. He had several cameras over the years! I’m glad he took them so we could have memories captured. :)

  18. Maryam crafter April 21, 2018 at 2:27 pm - Reply

    Love your card Nina, pretty and unique.

  19. Dee Earnshaw April 21, 2018 at 1:36 pm - Reply

    wow your card is stunning – so creative:)

  20. Jeanne Beam April 21, 2018 at 11:02 am - Reply

    Thanks for sharing your wonderful card. It’s awesome…

  21. Sandra Farnham April 20, 2018 at 11:58 pm - Reply

    Love oxide inks nice card

  22. Katie Baird April 20, 2018 at 11:58 pm - Reply

    Outstanding card! I look forward to coming back to watch the video tutorial.

  23. Victoria Banaszak April 20, 2018 at 11:39 pm - Reply

    I love your card! The Distressed Oxide inks are so wonderful on there.

  24. Bea Connor April 20, 2018 at 9:01 pm - Reply

    Great card-love the coloring.

  25. Kelsey Thomas April 20, 2018 at 8:45 pm - Reply

    Love this card. The colors are super cool! :)

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