Altenew Watercolor Brush Markers Release Blog Hop + Giveaway


Hi everyone! Today I am back with a card I created for a blog hop to celebrate the release of the new set of Altenew Watercolor Brush Markers - the Tropical Fiesta set! There is a lot of inspiration and prizes to be won, so stay tune for more details! 



The Altenew Tropical Fiesta set consists of 10 watercolor markers -  I really liked them because of the nice flow and of the vibrancy of the colors. There is a swatch below and also you can see me swatch them live in the video tutorial I have at the end of this post.
For my card today I decided to pair them with the Altenew Wallpaper Art stamp set. These florals are gorgeous and, because they are so large, they were the perfect canvas to practice with these markers.


For the flowers I used the colors Crimson and Fresh Lemon and for the leaves I used Lime and  Sweet Leaf. Because these markers are water based I used some water to blend them out. Once I was done coloring I die cut them with the Wallpaper Art Die Set.


For the background I scribbled down some color with the marker Turquoise on a panel of Canson XL watercolor cardstock cut at 4x5.25" and I blended it out with a paintbrush loaded with water. I then added droplets with the same Turquoise Marker and with the Desert Night marker. I also added some shimmery droplets with a Spectrum Noir Clear Overlay pen.


I matted the panel with an A2 sized sheet of black cardstock and glued my heat embossed sentiment with some foam tape.

I also filmed ad uploaded a video tutorial where I show how I created this congratulations card with the Altenew Watercolor Brush Markers. You can watch it down below or directly on my YouTube channel!




And now it's time to talk about giveaways!

Altenew is giving away a $40 gift certificate to six lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by Thursday, March 28th for a chance to win.

One lucky winner will be drawn to receive a $20 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 3/31/2019.

Blog Hop Order:

And that's it for today! I really hope you liked the card and enjoyed the video! Thank you all so much for stopping by and have a great day!

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Mix and Match Stamp Sets - Spring Card feat C.C. Designs April & May and Spring Things


Hi everyone! Today I am back with a cute Spring card I created with the C.C. Designs April & May and Spring Things stamp sets! I love mixing and matching different stamp sets: it's a great way to stretch your supplies, and these two work great together! At the end of this post you will find a video tutorial showing how to create this card!


For the background I did some ink blending with Distress Oxides in Worn Lipstick and Spun Sugar over a panel of Bristol Smooth Cardstock. I used the Mini Hearts Stencil and Nuvo Glimmer Paste in Moonstone to add texture and sparkle and put the background aside to dry.


I then created a DIY stencil by die cutting some acetate with the Cloud and Grass dies and used it to create an ink blended sky. I used Distress Oxides in Mermaid Lagoon, Peacock Feathers and Tumbled Glass. To add some subtle shimmer I brushed the panel with Perfect Pearls in the color Perfect Pearl.

For the grass borders I used the Cloud and Grass dies and Distress Oxides in Mowed Lawn and Twisted Citron. I spritzed them with water and then die cut both the grassy borders and the sky with the In & Our Circles.


I then started working on the images from the C.C. Designs April & May and Spring Things stamp sets. I stamped them with Scrapbook.com Premium Hybrid Black Ink on Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock and then die cut them with the coordinating dies.


I stamped the sentiment on a strip of white cardstock and glued everything on an A2 card base. I raised the scene and the sentiment over one layer of foam tape and added some finishing touches with a Spectrum Noir Clear Overlay Pen, Glossy Accents and Nuvo Drops in Simply White.
As I mentioned I filmed a video tutorial showing you how to create this cute spring card. You can watch it down below or on my YouTube channel. 






And that's it for today! I really hope you enjoyed this post and liked the video and I hope I inspired you to create with these adorable stamps by C.C. Designs!
Thank you all so much for stopping by and have a great day!

When possible, affiliated links are used at no additional cost to you. This means that if you make a purchase through one of these links, I will get a small commission at no additional cost to you. The money I earn this way goes towards running this blog and my YouTube channel. Thank you for supporting my creative journey! 💖





Pink and Main 5th Birthday Blog Hop


Hi everyone! Today I am back with a super cheerful birthday card for the Pink and Main's 5th Birthday Blog Hop! There are giveaways and tons of inspiration along the way, 
so make sure you hop along! You will find all the details at the end of this post!


For my card today I used the BEE Day stamp set and the Happy Birthday Dies. I started by stamping the images on Neenah Solar White 110lb cardstock with Scrapbook.com Premium Hybrid Black Ink and I colored them with Spectrum Noir markers. I then die cut them with the coordinating dies.

 For the background I cut some Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock to 4 by 5 1/4" and ink blended Wild Honey, Mustard Seed and Squeezed Lemonade Distress Oxides on top. I added some water droplets to create a distressed look.


For the background panel as well as for the sentiment outline I ink blended Distress Oxide in Picked Raspberry over some more Bristol Smooth Cardstock and added water droplets on top. The card size is the standard 4 1/4 by 5 1/2" and for the sentiment and the sentiment outline I used the Pink and Main Happy Birthday Dies.


I then matted the yellow background with black cardstock cut at 4 1/8 by 5 3/8" and glued it on the pink background. I adhered all the elements to the card, raising the sentiment and the smaller bees with some foam tape.


I added some finishing touches with a white gel pen and with Glossy Accents, that I used to coat the balloon and the eyes and antennas of the bees.

And now it's time to talk about giveaways! Pink and Main is giving away FIVE 50$ gift certificate to their store to FIVE lucky winners. Make sure to comment on each blog in the hop to for your chance to win! The deadline for commenting is March 24th and the winners will be announced on the Pink and Main blog on March 25th.

Here is the full blog hop list - have fun!

Pink & Main Blog
Zsofia M.
Amy R.
Annette A.
Ardyth P.
Ashley T.
Amy Y.
Dana J.
Caly P.
Dana P.
Cassie T.
Donna L.
Jennifer M.
Jeannie L.
Leanne W.
Ilina C.
Laura V. <--- you are here
Laurie C.
Lynnea H.
Mindy P.
Kathy S.
Tracy F.
Xenia R.
Yolie B.

And that's it for today! I really hope you enjoyed the post and liked this sweet birthday card inspiration! If you are curious to see the Pink and Main release you can visit this link! Thank you all so much for stopping by and have a great day!