Hello! And welcome to my stop in the Altenew July 2016 Blog Hop! You should have arrived here from Sveta’s blog, if not, no worries. You can always start from the beginning at the Altenew blog or find a full list of the hop at the bottom of this post.
I am just blown away by how amazing this release is and so honored to be hopping along with the talented Altenew team today. I am sharing a couple of cards using all new July stamps.
Let’s start with the coffee and friends card! I know how much all of you love your tea and coffee. This card uses the new stamp set called Coffee Love. Oh the possibilities with this set is tremendous. I was immediately inspired to watercolor with these beautiful, sketchy illustrations. It was really difficult to decide which stamps I wanted to use because I loved all of them, but I went with my gut and picked out the espresso to watercolor. (I love my Bialetti stovetop espresso maker so this was a no brainer for me… haha!)
The whole card is watercolored with Gansai Tambi watercolors. I created a real coffee ring with a cup and some brown watercolor. But if you’re not comfortable making your own, there’s a coffee ring stamp in this release too!
I love the stamp set in my next card so so soooo much! It is called Floral Shadow. Wow right?
The solid shadow images are perfect for ombre stamping with a dash of water. It creates such a lush watercolor look and it’ll look amazing no matter how you stamp. I used a variation of distress inks to ink up my stamps, sprayed on some water, and stamped it into watercolor paper. As a finishing touch, I added just a spritz of speckling around the flowers.
Let’s not forget about that sentiment because that brush lettering is so beautiful!! The sentiment is also from a new set, called Floral Sprig. I stamped it in black to stand out amongst the flowers.
A celebration isn’t a celebration without some giveaways!
- Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to THREE lucky winners! Be sure to leave a comment on the Altenew blog by Friday, August 5th, 11:59pm EST for a chance to win. The winners will be announced on Saturday, August 6th on the Altenew blog.
- Wait, there’s more! I have a $30 Altenew gift certificate to give away to one winner. Leave a comment below by Friday, August 5th, 11:59pm EST and the one lucky winner will be announced on Saturday, August 6th at 12pm EST here, on my blog.
It’s time to head over to the next stop at Flora’s blog! Thanks so much for hopping by and hope you enjoy the release!
May Sukyong Park
Keeway Tsao <– You are here!
Flora Monika Farkas
***UPDATE for Giveaway Winner***
Our winner is Jill L!
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “July Release Blog Hop Winner from Keeway’s Blog” to claim your prize!
Thank you all for your participation and have been checking out all the amazing DT inspiration from the Altenew girls!