Gatefold Watercolor Floral Card + Altenew’s Watercolor Release

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.

I also created a bonus card for you that I colored with these new Altenew watercolors! On this simple card I used the Happy Together and Story of Us stamp sets.

Be sure to watch the video at the top of this post to see the gatefold card come together! I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration… keep on reading for details on the Altenew Watercolor Release blog hop!


Altenew Watercolor Pan Case
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Altenew 36 Watercolor Pan Set
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Altenew Large Watercolor Brush
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Altenew Medium Watercolor Brush
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Altenew Small Watercolor Brush
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Altenew Watercolor Palette Medium
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Altenew Watercolor Palette Large
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Altenew STARRY FLOWERS Clear Stamps…
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Altenew STARRY FLOWERS Dies ALT2271…
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Altenew STRENGTH BLOOMS Clear Stamp…
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Altenew HAPPY TOGETHER Clear Stamp…
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Altenew STORY OF US Clear Stamp Set…
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Pretty Pink Posh PEARL WHITE Jewels
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Pretty Pink Posh PANSY PURPLE Jewels
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Pretty Pink Posh WATERMELON Jewels
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Pretty Pink Posh LEMON DROP Jewels
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Marvy Uchida JEWEL PICKER Tool 91GRC
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Tonic HONEY GOLD Mirror Card Satin…
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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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Brutus Monroe ALABASTER Ultra Fine…
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Brutus Monroe GILDED Ultra Fine…
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Simon Says Stamp CRAFT TACKY GLUE…
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NEW 2020 Wagner Precision Heat Tool…
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Spellbinders PLATINUM 6 Die Cutting…
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EK Success CUTTER BEE Scissors EKCB01
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Are you ready for more inspiration using this new palette of watercolor-goodness?? Your next stop in the hop is, Rubeena Ianigro! You can see the entire hop list on theĀ 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!

164 Responses

  1. JanM says:

    Great cards. Your video and card is just gorgeous and so bright with such depth.

  2. Krystal Showalter says:

    Your card is absolutely gorgeous! Love the colors, the placement, the creative way you used the flowers….just all of it!

  3. Denise Bryant says:

    Absolutely spectacular cards! Live the flowers and colors you used! Can’t wait to try these pretty watercolors!

  4. Trish F says:

    Beautiful card! These watercolors really highlight everyone’s talent. Thanks for the inspiration.

  5. Celeste Goff says:

    Such bold and beautiful cards Nina! Love them both!

  6. MrsNellie says:

    Very creative card, I really like the gatefold on your card. The new Altenew Watercolor pallet looks amazing the colors look so vibrant and fun. Hope I win a gift card.

  7. Karen Hale says:

    Gorgeous floral card…these watercolors are awesome!

  8. Miriam Prantner says:

    The watercoloring on these is just so pretty and what a fun and unexpected fold on that first one! I love it!

  9. Denise Mlady says:

    Your gatefold card is so beautiful and the bonus card flowers have such depth. I always learn something from your videos. These watercolors look amazing.!

  10. Jan Johnson says:

    OMG. The colors that you used for these cards are so bright and bold. Beautiful cards.

  11. Charlotte Deerborn says:

    Your watercolor projects are always so amazing.

  12. Gorgeous gatefold Nina Marie! So inspiring.

  13. Angela V says:

    This is a beautiful and creative card! The colors are beautiful! Thank you for sharing your talent and inspiring us!

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