It’s time to hop along the Altenew February 2020 Release Blog Hop! This month Altenew is not only releasing stamps, dies, and stencils, but also their new cutting mat and Artist Watercolor 24 Pan Set. It is a huge release and it’s packed full of awesomeness. Today I’ll be sharing with you a couple projects featuring the Watercolor Blooms and Dotted Diamonds stamp sets.
I am really drawn to working with faux watercolor abtract floral sets, and the Watercolor Blooms set really stood out to me. For my roses, I used Frosty Pink, Coral Berry, and Ruby Red inks. Although the rose is a two layer image, I used 3 ink colors by way of ombre inking to create more variation. The same goes for the leaves, of which I used Frayed Leaf, Forest Glades, and Evergreen inks.
To accompany these faux watercolor florals, I paired with the Painted Inspiration Stamp Set, one of my old favorites. I simply stamped it in black onto white card stock, and die cut it out with the Rounded Rectangles die set.
On a piece of light gray card stock, I further stamped several leaves from the Watercolor Blooms set in Forest Glades ink around the area the sentiment was to be placed. I added some light green and white paint splatter. Lastly, I added the sentiment and all the die cut flowers and leaves to my card with foam tape.
Can you tell I really love the Watercolor Blooms set? I stamped so many that I will carry it on to my next card. This time, I created a background using the Dotted Diamonds stamp set. This stamp is large, but I only inked it up partially with a sponge dauber to create this gradient look. I also ink blended the background radially in the same area and added some ink splatter thereafter.
To the right, I stamped this beautiful sentiment from the Dotted Diamonds stamp set in black. I trimmed down the panel just an 1/8″ shorter on each edge and mounted it onto a white base card. I arranged the florals to the left of the sentiment and adhered it with foam tape.
I finished off the card with some droplets and a gentle splatter of white paint. Isn’t it lovely?
This post is part of the Altenew February 2020 Blog Hop! If you’ve been hopping along with us, you would have arrived here from the Maryam’s blog and your next stop is the Nicole’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 SIX lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog for a chance to win. Six winners will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog on 2/18/2020.
A winner will also be drawn for a $20 gift certificate to ONE lucky winner from this blog post! Please leave a comment on this post for a chance to win. Winner will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog on 2/21/2020.
Love your cards! Love this Altenew release too!
I love the backgrounds. I have been looking beyond the initial first look at cards and realizing how important a good background is to the whole card. You did an incredible job. Thank you for sharing.
What a beautiful sentiment and beautiful card! (The miss you card). Fabulous release!
Gorgeous coloring and
stamps! So pretty.
Carla from Utah
I like the miss you card background and the pairing of stamp sets for the sentiment.
the dotted diamonds stamp has me intrigued 🙂
Beautiful cards! I love the I miss you card – so pretty!
Both so sweet!!
Your card is beautiful! Love the sentiment!!!
Great cards! I love the watercolor blooms, they’re so versatile!
Wonderful layering and I love the detail and thought put in to your backgrounds.
I love the blooms and they look so great in hot pink. Great floral arrangements and layout.
Your roses are so pretty. I can almost smell them. I like the colors you used for the roses
omg, I love these cards! they are so elegant and beautiful. you did a great job !
Beautiful cards, Keeway. I love those pink roses. And the pink and grey card is my favorite.
The sentiments on your samples make such a difference! Just beautiful.
So very pretty!
The Painted Inspiration stamp is perfect!
Beautiful cards! Love ♥
I love how ypu faded out the color and background to provide a focal point for the sentiment. Great sentiment by the way!
Love those watercolored flowers and that dotted diamond background is on my MUST HAVE list – fabulous cards!
Such beautiful rosy cards!! And I ADORE the dotted diamond background!!
What a wonderful card.
I thought the Watercolor Roses set was my favorite but this beautiful card has changed my mind. I love it!
I love the roses
Beautiful cards, loved them both!
Two beautiful cards Keeway. Those watercolour blooms are stunning.
Your cards are stunning, loving these new release products.
Love the flowers tucked around the
sentiment. Wonderful cards.
thanks for sharing
Beautiful cards. I love those Watercolor Blooms.
I love your cards; they are so soft and pretty.
Beautiful cards! Love the colors of the roses and I really like how subtle the Dotted Diamonds is in the background on the second card.
Such beautiful cards. Thanks so much for your inspiration.
Very pretty. I like the colors.
Sweet flowers on these beautiful cards! Really loving the Dotted Diamonds Background stamp too!
Very Pretty cards! I especially love the one with the stamped background! I love it
Love your use of these rose stamps. Thank you.
Love the sentiments paired with those lovely roses. Fabulous designs Amy, thanks for sharing!
Thank you Keeway ☺️ Sorry for the name swapping
The watercolor blooms really look perfect on your cards. Love the sentiments!
I love everything about your cards, especially the color combinations. They’re really beautiful.
Great sentiment on that set! Need to send some missing you cards and this is perfect!
Both cards are so pretty, Keeway! I love the watercolored look. Great release!
Beautiful floral creations!! Love them 🙂
Now I’m torn between the Watercolor Rose and the Watercolor Blooms stamp sets. Love both of your cards and the background you created for your second one.
Beautiful cards! Fabulous release!
Your cards are so sweet!
Lovely images, layers and compositions. Fantastic cards!
Love the intensity and contrast on the pink flowers. Well done.
wow, so beautiful, such clever design!
You have beautiful designs
Love the way you used the blooms on both cards with two different effects! Just gorgeous! Thanks for the inspiration!
Your watercolor blooms , just pops off the card! Great job!
Gorgeous cards for a gorgeous release! Thank you for these lovely inspirational cards!!!