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.