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Sending A Smile | Altenew Celebrating Watercolors Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello and welcome, I hope your week has gotten off to a good start! Today we’re celebrating Altenew’s wonderful collection of watercolor pan sets with a blog hop and giveaway. If you arrived from wonderful Amber Rain Davis’ blog, you’re right on track. If you want to hop along from the beginning, please visit the Altenew Card Blog. Be sure to check the bottom of this post for giveaway information and the full blog hop list!

This is a card I created earlier this year and it features the Altenew Paint-A-Flower: Dahlia Bright Eyes Outline Stamp Set.

I started off by using a bright gold embossing powder to heat emboss the floral image onto watercolor paper. Since the stems were a bit short for my composition, I used an embossing pen to extend them to the edge of the panel.

Next, I used watercolors from the Altenew Artists’ Watercolor 24 Pan Set to color the image. I used clean clear water to cover the petals and then dropped in some very diluted Summer Afternoon yellow. Then I dropped in some Tea Party pink and Red Cosmos towards the center of the flowers and let the yellows and pinks and reds blend for a pretty peachy blend.

I darkened the centers of the flowers with dots of concentrated Red Cosmos and then colored in the leaves with Tropical Forest.

When the panel was dry, I stamped the sentiment in black pigment ink and then adhered the card front to a card base.

Thank you so much for visiting! Your next stop is the wonderful Virginia Lu. Be sure to check below for information about the giveaway and for the full blog hop list!


$300 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $25 gift certificate to 8 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 8/05/2022 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 10 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 8/09/2022.

Blog Hop List

49 thoughts on “Sending A Smile | Altenew Celebrating Watercolors Blog Hop + Giveaway”

  1. Love the soft colors and how you just let the water do some work. Beautiful card. Thanks for the inspiration.


  2. I hope one day to be able to watercolor to produce this fresh, soft almost transparent look. The color combinations are wonderful and very enjoyable to view.

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