Alcohol Inks, Colored Pencils & Watercolor: 3 Ways to Use Simon’s Altenew STAMPtember® Exclusive

Alcohol Inks, Colored Pencils & Watercolor: 3 Ways to Use Simon's Altenew STAMPtember® Exclusive

Hello creative friends! I am back again with you today, sharing three ways to use Simon Says Stamp’s newest STAMPtember exclusive set with Altenew! This pretty set is called Dainty Sprig, and I loved using it so much that I created three different cards with three unique mediums and techniques! I hope that one, two or all of these ideas inspire you to create with this set!

How I Made It
Alcohol Inks, Colored Pencils & Watercolor: 3 Ways to Use Simon's Altenew STAMPtember® Exclusive

This card is my most favorite of all three cards I made! I stamped the Dainty Sprig floral image onto watercolor paper; the sprigs are stamped twice, and I did some masking to create the pretty arrangement. To color everything in, I used Altenew’s Watercolor Pan Set.

Alcohol Inks, Colored Pencils & Watercolor: 3 Ways to Use Simon's Altenew STAMPtember® Exclusive
Alcohol Inks, Colored Pencils & Watercolor: 3 Ways to Use Simon's Altenew STAMPtember® Exclusive

The sentiment on this card was heat embossed with Platinum embossing powder onto Tranquil Teal cardstock from Gina K. Designs. That color of teal matched so well with the Soft Navy cardbase, along with the turqouise colors in the leaves!

Alcohol Inks, Colored Pencils & Watercolor: 3 Ways to Use Simon's Altenew STAMPtember® Exclusive
Alcohol Inks, Colored Pencils & Watercolor: 3 Ways to Use Simon's Altenew STAMPtember® Exclusive

After watercoloringthe first card, I decided I wanted to do some more Alcohol Lift-Inking! I recently created a set of cards using the Alcohol Lift-Ink technique, which I would encourage you to watch. I used that same process on this card too.

Alcohol Inks, Colored Pencils & Watercolor: 3 Ways to Use Simon's Altenew STAMPtember® Exclusive

The Alcohol Ink colors I used were Aquamarine, Amethyst, Purple Twilight, and Wild Plum. I helped the colors move and blend further by adding a bit of Alcohol Blending Solution. All of the inking was done on Simon’s 86# Yupo paper.

Alcohol Inks, Colored Pencils & Watercolor: 3 Ways to Use Simon's Altenew STAMPtember® Exclusive

To finish the card, I added sentiments from the new Birch Press Designs Best Friend stamp set and Big Friend Sugar Script die. There are also pretty, gold confetti sequins around the greetings for a bit of sparkle!

Alcohol Inks, Colored Pencils & Watercolor: 3 Ways to Use Simon's Altenew STAMPtember® Exclusive
Alcohol Inks, Colored Pencils & Watercolor: 3 Ways to Use Simon's Altenew STAMPtember® Exclusive

The final card I created with the Dainty Sprig set is this colored pencil beauty! I love using my Prismacolor pencils on dark cardstock. Plus, check out how pretty those florals look embossed with Brutus Monroe Rainbow Sparkle embossing powder!

Do you want to see how I made card using the Dainty Sprig set and colored pencils? Then head on over to Simon’s blog! I have a video tutorial there for you to see, that walks you through my process!

Alcohol Inks, Colored Pencils & Watercolor: 3 Ways to Use Simon's Altenew STAMPtember® Exclusive

I hope you enjoyed seeing all of these cards and are inspired to create with this STAMPtember® exclusive from Altenew and Simon Says Stamp! If you love this set, be sure to grab it while supplies last, as these STAMPtember® sets are all limited editions.

Thank you so much for stopping by today and visiting my creative space! I will see you again very soon with more inspiration!

Supplies Used

Altenew Clear Stamp and Die Set…
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Altenew Clear Stamps DAINTY SPRIG…
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Birch Press Design BEST FRIEND Clear…
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Birch Press Design BEST FRIEND Craft…
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Birch Press Design BIG FRIEND SUGAR…
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RESERVE Simon Says Stamp SENTIMENT…
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Simon Says Stamp WONKY RECTANGLES…
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Altenew MOLDED LINES Stencil ALT2391
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Altenew WATERCOLOR 36 PAN SET ALT1966
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Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink AMETHYST Ranger…
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Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink WILD PLUM…
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Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink AQUAMARINE…
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Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink PURPLE TWILIGHT…
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Tim Holtz ALCOHOL LIFT-INK PAD Ranger…
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Tim Holtz ALCOHOL LIFT-INK REINKER…
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Simon Says Stamp WHITE ALCOHOL INK…
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Brutus Monroe RAINBOW SPARKLE Ultra…
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Brutus Monroe ALABASTER Ultra Fine…
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Hero Arts PLATINUM Embossing Powder…
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Little Things From Lucy’s Cards ICE…
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Studio Katia GOLD FOIL Confetti SK2704
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Tonic MORNING DEW Grande Nuvo Crystal…
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Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100# SOFT…
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Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100# DOLL…
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Simon Says Stamp WHITE CARDSTOCK 120…
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Bazzill WHIRLYPOP Card Shoppe Heavy…
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Gina K Designs 2018 ADD-ON COLLECTION…
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Tonic POLISHED GOLD Mirror Card Gloss…
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Strathmore WATERCOLOR PAPER PAD…
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Prismacolor PREMIER COLORED PENCILS…
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Prismacolor PREMIER COLORED PENCILS…
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MINI MISTI PRECISION STAMPER Stamping…
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Simon Says Stamp Embossing Ink Pad…
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Simon Says Stamp Pigment Ink Pad…
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3 Comments

  1. Kellee Kennett September 18, 2018 at 8:08 am - Reply

    Your Kindness Changes Everthing card stunningly beautiful! I love the depth you created using the stencil and dark blue cardstock paired with the white pigment ink. Thank for the detailed video filled with your techniques. I am inspired!

  2. Tara Prince September 17, 2018 at 7:18 am - Reply

    Very pretty cards! I love the flowers!

  3. Barbara Smith September 17, 2018 at 2:12 am - Reply

    Gorgeous cards…I can’t seem to be able to pick a favorite.

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