Happy Monday! Altenew just released 10 brand-stinking-new stamp sets today and they are all to die for! To celebrate, awesome designers are joining together in a blog hop to provide you with some fresh inspirations.If you just came from the Altenew’s blog, you are on the right track! But you can always start here and go around to make a full circle for the hop. There are also some fun giveaways so make sure to scroll down to see details!
One of the many questions I get from crafters is how they can easily watercolor with a nice color blending. Some crafters are fairly new to watercoloring so traditional techniques can be tricky or overwhelming. So I hope today’s video tutorial gives you a tip on how you can easily approach this subject.
To create today’s card, I used one of my favorite stamp set from this release called Botanical Garden. Variety of flowers and shapes are perfect for background stamping, watercoloring, or even for creating a center piece for any projects.
This color layering technique can be done with any coordinating inks you might have on hand. You can use any dye inks that coordinate well, or use distress inks for that matter. But I love getting more out of the inks I already have, and Altenew inks are not only great for layer stamping but also great for watercoloring. So why not take advantage of them, right?
I paired the watercolored piece with a sentiment from the You Are stamp set, which is another brand-new set from this release. I thought a small sentiment would be a perfect partner for today’s card where it won’t take away too much attention from the flowers.
Hope you enjoyed today’s video tutorial! Next up on the blog hop is Lydia Evans – make sure to check out the giveaway details before you go, so you can have a chance to win some wonderful prizes! Have a beautiful day and thanks for stopping by.
See below for all the products used in today’s project. Click SSS for Simon Says Stamp, EH for Ellen Hutson, or AMZ for Amazon. All the products were personally purchased, otherwise noted. Enjoy shopping and happy creating!
Giveaway #1: Altenew is giving away $50 gift certificate to three lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew blog for a chance to win! You have until Friday, January 22nd to leave your comments.
Giveaway #2: Leave a comment below to win $30 gift certificate! Giveaway closes on Friday, January 22nd and I will choose a winner on 23rd. Good luck!
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Congratulations, Barb! Please email Altenew at firstname.lastname@example.org to claim your prize with a subject line : Jan 2016 Release winner from Nicole’s Blog