Happy Valentine’s Day sweethearts! It’s the perfect day to showcase some gorgeous florals from the Altenew February 2019 release, don’t you agree? I adore this release, and today, I decided to take my watercolors out to play!
My first card showcases the new Beautiful Peony stamp set. It’s an intricate line art floral illustration, which calls to me as a perfect candidate for some emboss resist and watercoloring! Rather than use watercolor paper, I opted for bristol paper, heat embossed the peonies in white detail embossing powder.
I used my Winsor & Newton watercolors to paint with. After 3-4 layers of paint, I was able to get those beautiful varying colors and depth in the coloring. Once the images were dry, I then die cut all of them out with the coordinating die set.
I love, love, love to ink blend so I use it to bring the card together. My sentiment is from the new Better Together set. I really like the sentiments in this set! I heat embossed it in gold right in the center of the card, then added my peonies around it with foam tape.
I continued my emboss resist watercolor technique onto my next card. This time, I stamped and heat embossed this beautiful floral stem from the Frilled Petals stamp set. In a similar manner, I heat embossed the image in white and used my Winsor & Newton watercolors to paint on the details. Then, I fussy cut the image out. (However, a coordinating die set does exist if you prefer it!)
I went for a heat embossed background using the Botanical Silhouettes stamp set. I created a heat embossed pattern background in white over grey card stock. Then followed up with white and purple ink splatter. Then, I used a scallop frame to give it that extra dainty look!
I heat embossed the sentiment from the Botanical Silhouettes stamp set in white onto a lilac cardstock, then trimmed it down to a thin strip. I added both the floral stem and sentiment onto the card with foam tape. Lots of heat embossing today!
This post is part of the Altenew February 2019 Release Blog Hop! If you’ve been hopping along with us, you would have arrived here from Kathleen’s blog and your next stop is the Erum’s blog! You can find the full blog hop list or start at the beginning from the Altenew Card Blog.
To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by 1/8/2019 for a chance to win. Six winners (3 per blog) will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog on 2/24/2019.
A winner will also be drawn for a $30 gift certificate to ONE lucky winner from this blog post! Please leave a comment on this post by 1/4/2019 for a chance to win. Winner will be posted in the Giveaways Page on 2/21/2019.
UPDATE: Congratulations Lynda White! Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org by 2/28/2019 with the subject line “Altenew February 2019 Stamp/Die/Stencil Release Blog Hop Winner from Keeway’s Blog” to claim your prize!