Hello crafters, welcome back! As many of you know, I am a big fan of watercoloring; it is the technique I first started with when I began cardmaking and even all these years later, it has still held the place as probably my most-favorite coloring medium.
When I found out last year that Altenew was planning on releasing a 36 set of watercolors to coordinate with their ever-growing line of prodcuts, I was thrilled! I have played with these watercolors for almost a year now and can tell you that I still love them as much as I did when I first tried them out last Fall.
Today I am participating as a guest in a celebration hop showcasing this gorgeous palette of watercolors. If you have already been hopping along with us, you should have arrived from the amazing, Yoonsun Hur’s blog. Yoonsun is super-talented with watercoloring; I’ve always admired her cards!
Speaking of cards, I have two to share with you featuring these new Altenew watercolors!
The first is this elegant, gatefold design. I have loved working with the Starry Flowers stamp set from Altenew and it works so perfectly for this particular card, as the arrangement of florals is quite large.
The Starry Flowers stamp and die set from Altenew is a current favorite of mine; if you love this set as much as I do, you may want to check out this post, where I layered the florals onto a vibrant Copic marker background. I’m also a big fan of the sentiments in this stamp set, as they work well on so many cards.
This card is best explained by watching the video at the top of this post. In the video I walk you through how I built the gatefold design with the Starry Flowers stamp and die set. I also talk about the new watercolors, as well as teach how I watercolored these florals too.
All the watercoloring was done on Canson XL watercolor paper. This paper has a pretty light tooth to it, so it works great for stamping and heat embossing. I also recommend you use a powder bag to prep the surface of your watercolor paper before stamping. This will make sure you eliminate any oils or static from the paper.
Are you ready for more inspiration using this new palette of watercolor-goodness?? Your next stop in the hop is my watercolor-loving and talented friend, Rubeena Ianigro! You can see the entire hop list on the Altenew Card Blog.
To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to SIX lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and Altenew Scrapbook Blog by August 15th, 2018 for a chance to win. Six winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on August 18th, 2018.
You can also win a $30 gift certificate here on my blog too! Please leave a comment by August 15th, 2018. Winner will be notified by email shortly thereafter and announced on my Giveaway Winners page.
Thanks so much for visiting with me today! I hope you enjoyed and will be back again, as I have lots more things to share over the coming week!