Altenew 4th Anniversary Blog Hop Day 2

Hi there! Welcome to my stop in the Altenew 4th Anniversary Blog Hop Day 2! If you’ve been hopping along with us, you would have arrived here from Agnieszka’s blog, however if you’re joining us just now, you’ll find the full list of blog hop participants at the bottom of this post. Let us celebrate!

Happy birthday to Altenew! I am so thrilled to be partaking in this celebration of one of the most amazing stamp companies out there. Altenew has grown so much over the past 4 years and shared with us so many gorgeous stamps, dies, inks, and so much more. I am always so excited to see what they come up with next. I find a new favorite every year, and one of the ones I completely fell in love with is the Frosted Garden set, so it was no question that I neede to bring it out for today’s card.

The images of this set has some beautiful details, but I decided to use it on a more “loose” imagery by applying some wet stamping. However, I still wanted to retain some of the details, so I varied how much water I added to the stamping. I inked up my stamps with some distress markers, added a spritz or two of water before stamping it down onto watercolor paper.

I used slightly less water on the leaves so that I can keep some more details on them. And using the markers allowed me to easily to distinguise the coloring of the leaves/stems and flowers, as the flowers are usually one stamp altogether. I also picked up some matching watercolors to add some more vivid colorings in the flowers and leaves. I then used it to add splatter.

I paired the beautiful floral background with a sentiment from the Everything About You stamp set. The painted strokes match so well! I heat embossed the large ‘I LOVE’ in gold directly onto the background, and the second line of the sentiment on a light pink card stock also in gold. I trimmed the second part to a thin strip and adhered it over foam tape.

I also gently blended Tattered Rose distress oxide ink to the edges of the background. It helped mute the edges a bit, to give a soft look. The whole thing was also adhered over craft foam with a In the Buff card stock base.

Thanks for dropping by and head on over to our next blog hopper, Terhi!



To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to FIVE lucky winners and one Altenew Academy class to FIVE more lucky winners! In addition, there are 13 awesome companies/crafty friends who are celebrating with us, and they are offering prizes as well.

Be sure to leave comments all along the hop by Sunday, April 15th at 11:59 pm EDT for a chance to win. 30 WINNERS will be chosen at random from the comments left on any of the blogs listed below and will be announced on the Altenew blog on April 17th, 2018.


Blog Hop List

Kristina Werner
Lilith Eeckels
Jessica Frost-Ballas
Agnieszka Malyszek
Keeway Tsao
Terhi Koskinen
WOW! Embossing Powder
Debby Hughes
Meghann Andrew
Mindy Baxter
My Sweet Petunia
Laura Jane
Julia Altermann
Justine Hovey


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  • 1
    Keena says:

    Wow! This card is simply stunning!!

  • 2
    Martha H. says:

    Oh, it’s SO beautiful! Love the pretty, soft colors.
    Thanks for sharing.

  • 3
    Sandie Scott says:

    just love the beautiful card

  • 4
    Jayne says:

    The best flowers come from Altenew

  • 5
    Janet Smith says:

    Love the soft colors! Very pretty😃

  • 6
    liz mca says:

    Oh this is really lovely!

  • 7
    Patty Eifert says:

    Very beautiful!! Love the loose look of the flowers!

  • 8
    Julie Booker says:

    Beautiful colours and I love the layout. A lovely card.

  • 9
    Pauletta Smith says:

    So creative and beautiful! Thank you!

  • 10
    Cynthia Martin says:

    Such a soft, pretty card. Thank you for sharing.

  • 11
    Tammy Dunkle says:

    Such a great card for a wedding , anniversary, or loved one.

  • 12
    Annette Reed says:

    Very pretty card. The soft coloring of the markers looks great and I love the sentiment.

  • 13
    Lauryne Cunningham says:

    What a beautiful and bold card. I love the colors you chose and the large font is awesome!

  • 14
    Barbara Martin says:

    I love the looseness of the flowers – so soft and pretty!

  • 15
    Marlyn Rojas says:

    Wow!!! Love it! Simply beautiful!

  • 16
    diane p says:

    Beautiful card! Love the watercolor look!

  • 17
    Iris Soscia says:

    Such a pretty card – I love the soft, pretty colors.

  • 18
    Christina Dauven says:

    This card is so pretty and looks professional painted. It’s amazing how we can get that look with less fuss and time.

  • 19
    Barbara Martin says:

    Your card is gorgeous! Thanks for the inspiration!

  • 20
    Judy Moerlein says:

    Very beautiful card! Love the colors!

  • 21
    Judy Moerlein says:

    Beautiful card-inspiring!

  • 22
    Bethany Allie says:

    I love the softness you achieved on the pink flowers.

  • 23
    Dana M says:

    Gorgeous card! Frosted Garden has been on my wish list, love how you used it here – fantastic!

  • 24
    Kathy McCluskey says:

    Keeway, I LOVE everything about your card! I can’t wait to try your watercoloring technique! It looks like you just watercolored those flowers without any stamped images…..absolutely gorgeous! I’m adding Frosted Garden to my “must have” list!!

  • 25
    Aimee LaCroix-Slocum says:

    Your card is beautiful! Those soft, watercolor looking flowers are so very sweet

  • 26
    Jane Tipton says:

    Nice card

  • 27
    Jane Tipton says:

    Lovely card

  • 28
    Christa Beard says:

    Love the flowers. Very springy!

  • 29
    El Difani Ivens says:

    Beautiful card. I really need to work on that “loose” thing. Mine look nothing like yours. Thanks for sharing and inspiring us.

  • 30
    bev p says:

    I am totally in love with this look–it’s something like this that actually got me thinking about getting some watercolor paint. I can’t do precision, but I love playing with color, so this is a perfect technique for me to try. Thank you so much.

  • 31
    Donna W says:

    Love the beautiful soft colors.

  • 32
    Cynthia G. says:

    Very beautiful flowers, I love the bright pink and the watercolor look. Thanks for sharing.

  • 33
    Annie Dill says:

    You had a great idea to spray your inked stamps with water. What a soft, pretty look!

  • 34
    Colleen Howell says:

    Very pretty the colors look so soft

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    Connie G says:

    Such a pretty card!

  • 37
    Betty Bywater says:

    Bright spring colours! The loose stamping resembles the flower printing technique from real flowers.

  • 38
    Audrey says:

    Beautiful color combination!

  • 39
    HelenK says:

    Such a lovely card, Keeway!

  • 40
    Kim Lundstrom says:

    Beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration!

  • 41
    Amanda Laine says:

    Love the flowers and colors!

  • 42
    Vickie D says:

    Love the softness of this card!

  • 43
    Jackie Smith says:

    What a gorgeous card, love it!! Thanks for sharing your card with us!! Happy Anniversary Altenew!

  • 44
    Dawn T says:

    So pretty Keeway. Looks lovely Le you painted it

  • 45
    Megan N says:

    Great watercolor effect!

  • 46
    Colorado Crafter says:

    Wonderful card!!!

  • 47
    Marcie Lovett says:

    So pretty, Keeway.

  • 48
    Beverly Jordan says:

    Keeway, you rocked it!!!! LOVE that “Love It” in bold gold!!! Gorgeous with the pinks and gorgeously made background!

  • 49
    Brithzi Sandy says:

    Lovely card! Thanks for sharing.

  • 50
    Cindy C. says:

    So strinking! Love the bright bold colors!

  • 51
    Kelly W. says:

    So very pretty Keeway! I love the watercolor look the flowers have, the big and bold embossed sentiment, and the splatters in the background. Just gorgeous!

  • 52
    Julie says:

    Such a pretty card. Altenew floral sets are outstanding and Frosted Garden set is no exception. Thanks for the inspiration.

  • 53
    Ellen P De Matos says:

    What great water color effect. Your florets are beautiful.

  • 54

    Beautiful job, Love that watercolor look. Thanks fro sharing with us.

  • 55

    What a beautiful card!

  • 56
    Karen P. says:

    Love the bright colorful card!

  • 57
    Jen Forster says:

    Pretty design! Love the bright colors combined with the gold!

  • 58
    Marcia Fellner says:

    I love the Frosted Garden set too. Your card really emphasizes the frosted look of the flowers and leaves. Really pretty card.

  • 59
    Barbara J. Baxter says:

    Your card is so delicate looking! I love it! The pink, green and gold are a pretty color combination, especially with the watercolor effect. The splatters finish off the card nicely! Beautiful work, Keeway!

  • 60
    Monica Stockal says:

    Such a beautiful card, and such simple techniques. Sometimes simpler is better. Thank you, Keeway!

  • 61
    Amy Cooley says:

    Beautiful card and such a sweet sentiment!

  • 62
    Christy Bray says:

    Keeway this card is just perfect. Perfect! It speaks to me. The colors, the softness, the font, everything! You inspire me!

  • 63
    Daniela May says:

    Gorgeous card

  • 64
    Ashley Loving says:

    Great card! I really like that pop of gold as well!

  • 65
    LindaM says:

    What a beautiful card. I love these stamped images. The technique you used gives the flowers and leaves a watercolor look. Really love it.

  • 66
    Cynthia Clark says:

    Gorgeous soft card. Love the gold!

  • 67
    Crystal says:

    When I think of Altenew, I always think flowers…your card is so beautiful and looks like Spring!

  • 68

    I love the soft watercolored look of your card. The florals are so very pretty. Sweet card!

  • 69
    Rexann says:

    Hi there, Just to let you know I could not post my comment on Agnieszka’s blog. the comment box kept disappearing. Not sure if its my side or her side. Anyway I adore Your Crafty Inspiration!! Thank you very much for sharing!!

  • 70
    Jenny says:

    Such a pretty card. Love the flowers and the sentiment. Thanks for your inspiration.

  • 71
    Kristin McCann says:

    I love the colors!! TFS!!!

  • 72
    Kristin McCann says:

    I love So after work! The flowers are stunning! Thanks for sharing your beautiful card!

  • 73
    Raga says:

    Such a beautiful card. Love the subtle Colors 💕😍

  • 74

    So pretty! The gold makes the card look so classy

  • 75
    Kathy Ferguson says:

    Beautiful card. Love the soft colors you chose. Thanks for sharing.

  • 76
    Kathy S says:

    Beautiful card.

  • 77
    Maryam crafter says:

    Pretty cheerful card.

  • 78
    Evelyne Jackman says:

    Beautiful card! Love the sentiment!

  • 79
    Mandy Emerton says:

    Soft bright colours which make a beautiful flower card! Love

  • 80
    Marjorie DUMONTIER says:

    This is fantastic floral design !!

  • 81
    Valerija says:

    Gorgeous and elegant card!

  • 82
    Julie Harden says:

    Simply stunning, I love the flowers. This is now added to my list of needing to purchase. Thank you for sharing

  • 83
    Dawn Jones says:

    What a fun and beautiful way to watercolor. Beautiful results.

  • 84
    Arianna Barbara says:

    Wow! Awesome card!!!

  • 85
    Lisa Ainscough says:

    Such a beautiful card. Love the delicately handling of this stamp set.

  • 86
    Pam says:

    Such a soft lovely card!

  • 87
    Pam says:

    Such a soft lovely card! Thank you!

  • 88
    Linda F says:

    What a lovely loose arty style you achieved with the wet stamping. Just like it was handpainted

  • 89
    Tracey T says:

    A really pretty, feminine card. Thank you for sharing!

  • 90
    Michelle Hackett says:

    Love this beautifully delicate watercolor design. Frosted garden is such a great stamp set to use this technique.

  • 91
    Donna Phelan says:

    And I love everything about your beautiful card! It’s gorgeous!

  • 92

    Absolutely gorgeous! Love the bright blooms and the touches of gold.

  • 93
    Linda Price says:

    Lovely watercolor effect.

  • 94
    Sue McRae says:

    Gorgeous water color card!

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    Mary Axtell says:


  • 96
    Jennifer Rasnick says:

    I am so going to try these watercolors with the gold! Amazing and beautiful!

  • 97
    Kim says:

    Very pretty , thank you for sharing!

  • 98
    Ann Eslinger says:

    I appreciate seeing different ways of using stamp sets. Thanks for sharing

  • 99
    Holly says:

    What a beautiful card. I LOVE the gold, so very pretty!

  • 100
    Charly says:

    Oh! I just picked up the Frosted Garden set… I’m going to have to try the wet stamping technique with it. Thank you so much for the inspiration. Beautiful card.

  • 101
    Sharon says:

    So very pretty! I’m going to start spritzing my stamps to create that loose watercolor look.

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    julie m says:

    very pretty card. i like this technique, but need to practice a little more.

  • 105
    Denise Bryant says:

    Love the soft look and gold accents! Beautiful card!

  • 106
    Nana Griffin says:

    Very pretty. Love the gold.

  • 107
    Barbara Adams says:

    Love the softness of wet stamping. Beautiful card!

  • 108
    Becky Turinic says:

    So pretty!

  • 109
    Sandra McDonald says:

    Love this card. The flowers are so pretty.

  • 110
    Connie Hinkle says:

    Beautiful card😍 Thank you for sharing!!!

  • 111
    Nola Sullivan says:

    The flowers are cute and I love the big greeting.

  • 112
    Alice Turak says:

    Thanks for pointing out the technique of using less water or more water depending on the effect you wanted to achieve.

  • 113
    Ang says:

    Love the card layout and colors!

  • 114
    Lagene says:

    Wonderful stamps, wonderful card! I love your water color effect!

  • 115
    Trish F says:

    Gorgeous card! These frosted garden stamps are a must. Thanks for sharing!

  • 116
    Sharon Taylor says:

    I love everything about Altenew’s floral stamp sets. Thank you for a beautiful card.

  • 117
    Robin Pollack says:

    Simple and lovely watercolor technique. Inspiring!

  • 118
    Helen says:

    Great watercolor effect–such a vibrant card. tfs

  • 119
    Susan O'Halloran says:

    Beautiful card! I love the colors and the lovely watercolor effect. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

  • 120
    Jean Marmo says:

    So elegant!

  • 121
    Cat Craig says:

    Gorgeous card, those delicate blooms are a great frame for your sentiment.

  • 122
    Ebonay Holmes says:

    Very Nice! Thanks for sharing.

  • 123
    Betty says:

    so lovely with the loose coloring – and the gold sentiment is perfect!

  • 124
    Tammy Graf says:

    I love the watercolor technique. This stamp set is lovely.

  • 125
    Clara K says:

    Lovely card and you’re technique really works with the stamp set

  • 126
    Tonia Sims says:

    Beautiful card with the watercolor look. Thank you for sharing.

  • 127

    Stunning pretty and just beautiful. Fab layout and great cards xx

  • 128
    Deepa Lakshman says:

    Love this type of watercoloring. It is very pretty and it is something I can try.

  • 129
    Memoriesbymanda says:

    Such a pretty card.

  • 130
    Teresa L says:

    Beautiful card. Thank you for sharing your talents.

  • 131
    Eva N says:

    Lovely card. This method of water stamping makes such pretty designs.

  • 132
    Saniyah says:

    Love the wet stamping technique! Turned out sooo pretty!

  • 133
    Aishah Asif says:

    What a beautiful card with lovely vibrant colors! Thanks for sharing!

  • 134
    Aishah Asif says:

    What a beautiful card with lovely vibrant colors! I love the shimmery gold and bright pink. Thanks for sharing!

  • 135
    Aishah Asif says:

    Such a beautiful card with lovely vibrant colors! I love the shimmery gold and bright pink. Thanks for sharing!

  • 136
    Monica W says:

    Love the bright color and loose feel of the flowers. TFS

  • 137
    Cathy Lillie says:

    So beautiful! Your card has a soft watercolor feel to it. Love the colors you chose!

  • 138
    Michele Clay says:

    Oh my, how soft and gorgeous! Altenew is the best! You enticed me with these stamps!

  • 139
    Theresa Petermann says:

    happy birthday Altenew. very pretty card. thanks as always for sharing.

  • 140
    Kelsey Thomas says:

    Such a pretty card! 🙂

  • 141
    Lupe Rocamora says:

    What a pretty card. So soft looking.

  • 142

    Great card! Thanks for the inspiration.

  • 143
    Patti Bailey says:

    So pretty and so soft!!!

  • 144

    Such a pretty card. Love that bright pink color. Great job.

  • 145
    Sharon Salerno says:

    Gorgeous! Love your colors.

  • 146

    Beautiful card and I love the watercolor look. So pretty!

  • 147
    Avril says:

    Your watercoloured card is lovely. I love the shade of pink you chose for the flowers.

  • 148
    Lynn L says:

    I love the card. Now I need that stamp set too!

  • 149
    Kim Faucher says:

    SUch a pretty card. I love the more free painted look with subtle details added… you did this perfectly!! 😍

  • 150
    Heather Nelson says:

    Beautiful! Love your soft colors!! So pretty! Thanks for the inspiration!

  • 151
    Kanan Pandya says:

    Fantastic card!! Love the look you have achieved on your card, so so elegant. 🙂

  • 152
    Bonnie E says:

    Just a lovely card! Very sweet and modern!

  • 153
    Sonja says:

    Stunning water color card!!!!

  • 154
    Robin P says:

    What a pretty card. Thanks for sharing.

  • 155
    Sofia Almeida says:

    Beautiful card! Love the colors! Thanks for sharing!

  • 156
    G says:

    Altenew know how to do flowers, they are all so beautiful and I love your technique with them. Lovely card.

  • 157
    eliza d says:

    I love how this came out! Very cool technique!

  • 158
    Catherine D says:

    Beautiful card, I really like the loose watercolor look to it.

  • 159
    Glorie says:

    So beautiful. Love the soft colors.

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    Joy G says:

    Beautiful card! Altenew has the absolute best florals!

  • 162
    Bev Karolak says:

    Gorgeous card! Beautiful colours. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  • 163
    Isabel Z says:

    I love blog hops because they inspire me to create!!!

  • 164
    Maxine M says:

    Love the watercolor look of this. TFS

  • 165
    Stephanie Clapper says:

    Hi Keeway! I’ve tried spritzed water on inked stamps, but not with markers. Your card is beautiful! It amazes me how you know in advance,where to place your flowers to then add your vines and leaves. What a gifted artist you are! 🙂 Your choice of sentiments put this over the top!!! 🙂

  • 166

    Beautiful Card. Love it 🙂

  • 167
    Patt H. says:

    I had not paiduch attention to this lovely stamp set till I saw your amazing card. I love everything about it, especially the gorgeous coloring! Thanks for sharing this inspiring creation.

  • 168
    Mary-Anne V says:

    Such a soft and romantic looking card using this great technique.

  • 169
    Tammy L says:

    Beautiful card! I love the wet stamping look on this! I definitely want to try it out! TFS!

  • 170
    Carol Rossouw says:

    Beautiful card with gorgeous products. Congratulations to my favourite stamp company! I’m so glad I discovered Altenew early on with one of my all-time favourite stamp sets – Vintage Roses. Since then I have been stunned again and again by their beautiful products – especially their layering flowers. Here’s to many more happy years!

  • 171
    Judi Szyndrowski says:

    This basic is a beautiful CAS design that holds its own aginst more elaborate cards. I think we too often get carried away by all the fancy extras and forget about stamping. Congrats on such a beautiful card.

  • 172
    Kathy P says:

    I love that word set, with the big title intro! I must order that! Great card….always easy to put together with Altenew’s stamp sets!

  • 173
    Olive M says:

    Pretty card. Love the soft coloring. Altenew has some amazing stamp sets. Love them all. Thanks for the inspiration.

  • 174
    Becky Doyle says:

    I totally love those flowers very pretty!

  • 175
    Karen Walker says:

    Just gorgeous! This is a technique I need to try.

  • 176
    MelissaF says:

    Gorgeous card, I love the softness of these watery flowers and the sentiment is perfect.

  • 177
    Kris Reeves says:

    Such a lovely card! Love your color choices!

  • 178
    Julie Wexler says:

    Keeway- I always learn something new from you- and this watercolor effect with varied wet stamping is no exception. Thanks for sharing your talents on this hop and showcasing the gorgeous Altenew stamps.

  • 179
    Lisa says:

    Love the watercolor look of the flowers! Very pretty! Thank you for sharint!

  • 180
    Heather L DePasquale says:

    What a great effect! I must try this technique. The gold embossed sentiment really pops. Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing your talents and Happy 4th Altenew!

  • 181
    Jo Ann Usey says:

    Your card has such a beautiful look to is — very loose, almost abstract. Very Lovely!

  • 182
    3kidmama says:

    So beautiful! I really love the painterly style of your card and the color is just so vibrant and happy. Perfect for Spring! Thanks for participating in the blog hop today and Happy 4th Birthday, Altenew!

  • 183
    Miriam Prantner says:

    Loving this soft watercolored look and the bright pink you used!

  • 184
    Gail Plaskiewicz says:

    My niece would so totally love this card because she is in love with the color pink. I love pink too but my favorite color in the whole wide world is yellow. I love how you made the flowers look so soft and delicate. I also love to emboss and I love how it looks on your card. I haven’t embossed in a long time and your card makes me want to emboss again. Your card does look like watercolors and I love that about it too. Thank you for showing us your pretty card and for giving us the chance to win something.

  • 185
    Karen Rice says:

    I like how you add water to create a different effect. Thanks for sharing your talent!

  • 186
    Angie Hall says:

    Your card does look so much like water color. Terrific technique in your stamping. Thanks

  • 187
    Teresa Godines #6857 says:

    Stunning card. Thanks for sharing

  • 188
    Annalisa says:

    What a lovely card. You did a great job moderating the water so that the image kept some of the stamp form but still had the feel of watercolor. And I really like the addition of the tattered rose around the edges; you’re right about how it softens the feel of the whole piece. Thanks so much for sharing! I love seeing what designers’ favorites are.

  • 189
    Robin Buchholz says:

    What an elegant card! I like be the pretty colors, thanks for sharing.

  • 190

    I really like that paintstroke sentiment! It’s gorgeous!

  • 191
    Barbara says:

    What a lovely card – the colors and flowers work beautifully together

  • 192
    Sindhu says:

    Very pretty card…Love the colors..

  • 193
    SusanME says:

    Beautiful card – I’m not sure I know of that stamp set ( did I say that out loud?!!)

  • 194
    Kristina Beagle says:

    Love the wet stamping!

  • 195
    Jennifer Petersen says:

    Very sweet beautiful card!

  • 196

    This is sooooo beautiful!!! I love the water colored look you achieved on these gorgeous flowers!

  • 197
    Super Stick Chick says:

    Fabulous card! Love your floral design.

  • 198
    Lisascreativeniche says:

    How pretty! I love the pretty flowers!

  • 199
    Sue D says:

    So pretty with the pink flowers and the gold.

  • 200
    Yasmine Omar says:

    Beautiful card ! Thanks for the inspiration.

  • 201
    Stacey Kowbel says:

    Beautiful card! Love the touch of tattered rose along the edges!

  • 202
    Jackie Price says:

    Beautiful! Love the colours and the softness of the flowers. The bold sentiment is perfect in gold!

  • 203
    F. Andre says:

    Fab colouring on these florals paired with the gold sentiment.

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