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!
Head on over to the Altenew store to check out the full release!
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!
Beautiful cards. I really love your watercoloring.
Love the colors of these cards. 🙂
I love your watercolouring so much- the depth of colours you achieved reminds me of vibrant stained glass. So gorgeous!
Love your choice of colors. Beautiful cards.
such a beautiful new release, can’t wait for spring to arrive
Awesome release! Gorgeous projects! Both cards are amazing!
Oh my goodness. Keeway, your watercoloring on these is DIVINE.
Gorgeous designs Keeway, fabulous way to incorporate the new pretty florals! Thanks for the inspiration!
Adorable cards, these stamps are amazing!!
beautiful cards!! I love the purple flower!!
Lovely cards – I love how the lavender and gray look together, and your Different is Beautiful card is truly beautiful!
Beautiful cards with wonderful watercoloring !
Lovely watercoloring! I love doing that!
Your cards are so beautifully watercolored and I love the new release from Altenew. Thanks for the inspiration.
I absolutely love your cards. Your designs and colors are so elegant! Really, really beautiful…
Just beautiful! Love these soft colors.
Thanks for sharing these amazing cards. I love your watercoloring.
Love how you have used these new products and your awesome color combos
Beautiful cards and beautiful watercoloring! I love the beautiful peonies the best if I had to chose! Thanks for the inspiration!
Love the Beautiful Peony Stamp and Die Set, Botanical Silhouettes Stamp Set! Thanks for sharing your beautiful cards.
Different is Beautiful is an expertly composed card with beautiful coloration! Thank you for inspiring!
The white embossing makes such a beautiful difference! These make me want to break out my watercolors. Thanks for sharing your beautiful work.
Really beautiful cards! I have a set of Winsor Newton watercolor markers and your work is inspiring me to try them! I really love the Frilled Petals set the best!
What beautiful colors!!
These are so lovely. Thank you so much.
Such gorgeous coloring
on both cards.
Carla from Utah
STUNNING! I love the way you highlighted the sentiment in the middle of the card
Beautiful cards! Thanks for the inspiration!
Fabulous cards! I love the first card – great background with those flowers!
What a gorgeous card!! So soft an perfect in every way.
love the tulips and peonies from this release. thanks as always for sharing.
Beautiful! I used to have peonies in those colors. So pretty!
These are lovely, Keeway. Your backgrounds really add to your cards and I love the beautiful flowers you created.
Wow, stunning watercoloring and card designs. Love your creative and beautiful use of the new products.
YOU TOTALLY ROCKS!!!!
Beautifully designed and love your coloring!
You really made some beautiful things using the new releases. Thank you for sharing your talents and inspiring.
I love your coloring, especially the pink flower. Just lovely. TFS!
Beautiful is absolutely the right word to describe both of these cards.
Love your beautiful cards!
Absolutely breathtaking cards I love them all
The colors you used make these cards so stunning, and the backgrounds are too!
Pretty cards! Thanks for the chance to win.
Hi Keeway! I love, love, love your ink blending too! Matter of fact, I have you and the inspiration you’ve shared for a couple of years, to thank for my love of the same technique. I was amazed you used Bristol on these BEAUTIES, they are truly gorgeous! Hope you had a wonderful Valentine’s Day! It’s my anniversary so it’s a special day for my hubby and I. Have a nice weekend, Stephanie.
Beautiful cards and beautiful sentiments <3
Love the blog posts – beautiful flower stamp sets
I always love anything you do. Today I thank you for the idea of pre-cutting the flowers before water coloring to get dimension. Today’s cards are awesome.
Such gorgeous flowers. Beautiful coloring and blending. I love your cards.
I definitely have to try your technique. Looks so elegant
Beautifully designed & watercolored!
Beautiful cards – your watercolouring highlights the flowers perfectly!
Such beautiful cards!! I love the softness of the watercolor.
Keeway, I absolutely ADORE both of your cards. So beautiful with the soft depth of colours you built up! Watercolour is my favourite medium & Beautiful Peonies is my favourite stamp set from this release. I also love the detail you put on your second card, right down to the scallop frame die. I’d have thought it would make the card too busy, but that’s the difference between having artistic imagination to see ahead. I’m afraid I lack in that area. Thanks so much for participating.
really really pretty cards. my goal this year is to learn to watercolor. always good to watch others.
Oh, these are just lovely! Beautiful coloring and details!
Your cards are gorgeous. I love the soft look of watercolor and your flowers are superior to most. Thanks for sharing your time and talent with us.
Beautiful cards! I just love how pretty the Peony looks in everyone’s cards. I love this new release. It has such an array of beautiful florals…which is my favorite. Altenew does those best! Also, the sentiments in this release are great too! Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful work. Hugs!
WOW! What pretty cards! I love the colors, the details, the background, design, everything!!!
Your cards are amazing! Love the colour combination in your flowers – so pretty. You are such an inspiration!
Beautiful cards. Love the Better Together sentiments!
Fabulous cards! I love how you created the background for the single peony bloom! The other card is awesome with the peonies at the top and bottom… And the coloring is beautiful!
Gorgeous! Love the new floral sets!
You create works of art! I am so inspired to hit the ground running and create some of my own! Thanks for sharing!
Love your designs. Both your cards the colors and the design are just amazing .
Your cards are very beautiful. The flowers look very realistic and are done in very pretty colors. Thank you for sharing.
Gorgeous cards. The styles are beautiful and your coloring is amazing.
Wow your coloring is amazing.
These cards are just lovely and your coloring is amzing. Thanks for sharing on this Blog Hop.
Gorgeous cards! I love how you used the Botanical Silhouettes stamp set in your background- so pretty! Great job on the watercoloring!
Love your beautiful cards. Amazing colors and designs.
Thanks for sharing…
Your Beautiful Peony card is gorgeous . Love your coloring. TFS
Gorgeous cards!! Your coloring is just amazing!! <3
These are so pretty! I just love that first one with the white space in the middle. Your watercoloring is lovely!
Love the way you watercolored all your flowers. The are absolutely gorgeous. Clever the way you used the circle stamp to create a background. Thanks for sharing!
Stunning, Keeway, I especially love the first card!
The pink and peach card is so beautiful. Lovely job. Thanks for sharing!
Beautiful creations! Love your innovative backgrounds especially!
Your cards are beautiful!
These cards are so pretty.
Your cards are very beautiful. You are an excellent watercolorer! (Is that a word?) The flowers look just about perfect. Thanks so much for the inspiration!
WOW ! These two are utterly stunning. The mix of sets, the colours, the design, stunning. Thank you for sharing all these.
Both of these are so beautiful!
Keeway these are so so pretty! I love your inking as always, and that gorgeous gray background you created for the second card is just perfect!
I just looked through your Mama Elephant work. This style seems completely different than the other. You’re so talented that you can do both so beautifully!
Hi Lynda! Congratulations, you’ve been randomly selected as the winner for the $30 gift certificate to Altenew! Please e-mail email@example.com 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!
You are a master. Your peony is great. Love it!
I am always so in love with your cards! Your watercoloring is exquisite, and coupled with your card designs, the results are just stunning! I wish I could watercolor like this! Thanks for adding a bright spot to my otherwise dreary day today!
wow, the purple flower with white embossed image on gray is extra beautiful!!
Your watercoloring is beautiful! I love both cards, especially the purple and grey combination. The botanical circles are really pretty embossed in white.
Both cards are beautiful, your watercoloring is fabulous! I especially like the purples on the Frilled Petals card and how you used the Botanical Silhouettes for the background, very cool looking card! Thanks as always for sharing and for the ever wonderful inspiration. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Thanks so much for choosing my name as the winner this time, Keeway! I can’t wait to go shopping at Altenew!