Altenew March 2019 Stamp/Die/Stencil Release Blog Hop + Giveaway



Hi everyone! Today I am really excited to be back with a post for the Altenew March 2019 Stamp/Die/Stencil Release Blog Hop! This release is full of fabulous products and today I have two cards to share, together with a video and some giveaways too! If you are interested,you can find all the products on the Altenew store.




For my first card I decided to go for a traditional watercolor look. The stamp set I am using is the gorgeous Wallpaper Art Stamp Set - this one comes with coordinating dies and a coordinating stencil too! The stencil has both the positive and the negative outline of the florals, so that you can use it for both stencil techniques and masking.




For this first card I started by stamping my images with Scrapbook.com Premium Hybrid Black ink on Canson XL watercolor cardstock. I then did some watercoloring with Gansai Tambi Watercolors.
Once I was done painting I cut the florals with the Wallpaper Art Coordinating Dies and set them aside, while I was working on my background.


I cut some more Canson XL watercolor cardstock to a standard A2 size and added some splatters with the same Gansai Tambi pans I used to pain the flowers. I also added some gold splatters with the gold paint in the Gansai Tambi watercolor set for some added sparkle.


I heat embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder over some black cardstock and glued everything to my card base. For some extra detail I drew in stitched lines along the sides of my card base. I mounted everything on a top-folding A2 card base and that finished off my card. 

As I mentioned at the beginning of this post, I have a video tutorial for you, showing how to create this elegant watercolor floral card with the Altenew Wallpaper Art stamps and dies. You can watch it down below or directly on my YouTube channel






For my second card I paired the Altenew Wallpaper Art stamps with the One Day at the Time Stamp Set. This is a great set to build your backgrounds and has some gorgeous encouraging sentiments - such a wonderful one to add to your stash!



The bold look of the Wallpaper Art stamps and the great designs on the One Day at the Time set inspired me to create a graphic-looking card. This card features lots of contrast and some non blended shading on the flowers, which is really easy to create and is a great way to add color and dimension to images, even if you don't feel very confident with your coloring skills. 


I started by creating a floral cluster on the bottom left of the card. I used the Wallpaper Art Mask Stencil for my masking and Scrapbook.com Premium Hybrid Black Ink for the stamping. The paper is Neenah Solar White 110lb cardstock. I also went ahead and stamped the sentiment as well as the background, using stamps from the One Day at the Time set. 


After I was done stamping I did some coloring with Nuvo Alcohol Markers. I used really bright reds and greens to create lots of contrast with the neutral background. Using a T-square ruler and a Copic Multiliner I drew a frame all around the edges of my card front. I glued it to an A2 size card base and that finished off card number two. 


And now onto the blog hop! 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 3/13/2019 for a chance to win. 6 winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 3/17/2019.



And there is more! Altenew is also sponsoring a giveaway for a 20$ gift certificate on my blog! One lucky winner will be chosen among the comments left on this post and announced on the Altenew blog! Good luck everyone!




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103 comments:

Dee Earnshaw said...

wow your cards are gorgeous - love the bright red you have used on your flowers:)

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

Super Stunning cards !!

Sandy said...

Love the "Thank you" card. Such intense colors.

Emmaline Louise said...

Gorgeous cards! Love the red flowers <3

Janet Smith said...

Very beautiful! Love how you did the first card.

Helen Kalb said...

Th Wallpaper art set is truly beautiful and I love your red poppies Laura!

Darlene Gabriel said...

Wow - stunning cards! This is my favourite set from this wonderful new release and you have truly showcased it beautifully.

Rema DeLeeuw said...

Beautiful projects! Love this release!

Kelsey Thomas said...

These are beautiful! :)

Brenda Kuder said...

I watched your video because I love how you painted the flowers. I am trying to get better at water coloring and you did a great job!

Eve N said...

Wonderful! I can't seem to get such deep, rich reds with my watercolors, so I may need to try the Gansai. Both cards really show off the new Wallpaper Art set beautifully.

Lynnell Irving said...

Your colors are just gorgeous- bold and bright! Hard to believe they are watercolors! Your cards are stunning and I loved your video. You're so talented!

Cindy C. said...

Both so beautifully done!!

Kim W said...

So bold and beautiful! Love the look of both cards!!

Grandy said...

Once I saw how you did your Red Wallpaper flower, I'm convinced I 'need' the stamp set after all. Great coloring.

Shraddha said...

Beautiful red flowers! I love the bold color!

Paola Sing said...

Great watercoloring! Those colors are so bright and pretty!

MadeByMeghanK said...

I love this rich red! GORGEOUS COLORING!!!

Liz O. said...

Gorgeous designs Laura! The Wallpaper Art Stamp Set is fabulous! Thanks for the inspiration!

Jody L said...

Beautiful cards! So inspiring, but now I want to buy ALL the sets!!!

Theresa said...

great release and fun projects. thanks as always for sharing.

Carol said...

Beautiful watercolored card.

DJ said...

Beautiful cards. I love the colors of those lovely Walpaper Art flowers.

Melissa Friedrich said...

Amazing coloring on your beautiful Wallpaper Art florals, I especially love the soft marble background.

Mendy said...

I need everyone of these stamp sets. Just simply stunning work. Love it all! I am inspired.

Barbara said...

I love your beautiful cards and they use one of my favorite stamps ( Wallpaper Flowers ) from this release.

AnnieD said...

Hi Laura! That first card is truly perfection!

Aya Elsheshtawy آية الششتاوي said...

your cards are absolutely beautiful and unique. Thanks a lot for sharing your talents with us.

Sue D said...

Beautiful cards!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

What beautiful job you done here!

Super Stick Chick said...

Beautiful cards and wonderful coloring techniques. Love these new Altenew Wallpaper Art stamps.

Denise Bryant said...

Gorgeous coloring on these beautiful blooms!

Kristen Snoozy said...

Great job showing how versatile the Wallpaper stamp set is, great ideas!

Hummingbird said...

Beautiful cards, pretty coloring, Thanks for the chance to win and sharing.

Jo Malicoat said...

Both of those cards are beautiful, but I am seriously in love with the watercolor floral card - it is so gorgeous, I'm going right now to watch the video! Thanks so much :-)

Lisa Byers said...

Your waterpainting is gorgeous. The colors are bold and vibrant. The stsmp set is one of my favorites!!

Elizabeth Roberts said...

Beautiful cards. You do a lovely job watercoloring.

Charlotte C said...

Very impressive coloring. Beautiful. TFS.

Thordis said...

Gorgeous coloring and amazing cards. Thanks for the video and the inspiration :)

JM Nus said...

Wonderful cards and thankyou for sharing your process via video.

Kiwigirl said...

Beautiful cards and I love the video too. Thank you.

BrendaLea, the Prpldy said...

Both cards are stunning! This is one of my favorite sets. one Day At A Time and Wallpaper Art look great together, I wouldn't have thought so, so thank you!

Cynthia Cole said...

Your cards are fabulous!

Tink said...

Fantastic cards!

Solbi said...

Super gorgeous water color cards

TNGyrl said...

I love the Altenew release!!! I can't wait to get my order. Thank you for sharing some beautiful inspiration!!!

Lisa Angel said...

Pretty coloring

Unknown said...

Such pretty cards, Laura. Thank you for sharing and providing inspiration.

Cheryl Rigney said...

Gorgeous cards!! Love the watercoloring on the first one.

Penny said...

I really like your watercoloring. Thanks for sharing.

JMcKnite said...

Beautiful cards.

Carol Rossouw said...

Beautiful cards - especially the first one! Thanks for the inspiration!

Unknown said...

Beautiful flowers. Thank you for your inspiration.

Sandy M said...

I'm not sure which background technique I like the best. They both are so stunning and really help to highlight the florals.

Kathy Ferguson said...

Gorgeous cards. I love both backgrounds. The wallpaper art stamp is one of my favorites and you brought it to life with your watercolor technique. Thanks for sharing your time and talent with us

Jan said...

Beautiful cards. The colors are so bright and vibrant.

Teri Smith said...

I think both of your cards are beautiful. I do prefer the background on the first one though. The colours you've chosen to use with my favourite stamp set are glorious & your application of them is beautifully done. Thanks so much!

Linda Anderson said...

The wallpaper art stamp set is fast becoming a favorite of mine. Beautiful coloring on both the watercolor card and the alcohol marker card. Thank you for the video showing your coloring. Loved them both.

Brithzi said...

Gorgeous cards! The color combinations are great.

Miriam Prantner said...

Such pretty florals in this release, I'm especially loving that watercoloring card, so beautiful!

Caroline Livermore said...

Thank you so much for the inspiration! Spring has almost arrived! Thank goodness my birthday is in March an i can spend my birthday loot with Altenew!

Stacy said...

Your cards are gorgeous! This is my favorite stamp set for this release!

Joy Meadows said...

Love this new release, especially the wallpaper art set! Your cards are simply fabulous.

Rose Mary Smalley said...

Such beautiful work on your cards.....it is just so fun today to see all of the pretty flowers.....thank you so much for sharing.

Kim Karriker said...

Very pretty cards! Love the faint marbled background on the 2nd one!

Angel said...

My favorite is the Wallpaper Art set, but I also love the Vases! Great release, and beautiful creations. I think the bundles with stamps, dies and stencils are fabulous!!!

Janet Newberry said...

I love the watercolor card. Your color choices are really striking! Thanks for sharing!

bj martin said...

Beautiful cards! Love the combination of One day at a time for the background with the boldly colored blossom from Wallpaper Art!

Jeanne Beam said...

Such gorgeous cards!
Thanks so much for sharing.

{S} said...

i LOVE that you combined my two favorites, One Day At A Time and Wallpaper Art together! Absolutely stunning!!

Mary said...

Lovely cards Laura and I enjoyed watching the video to see how you created it.

Heather said...

These are both so beautiful, but I LOVE that first one! So gorgeous!

Teri S said...

I love your use of vibrant reds! :)

KM Miller said...

You splatter very well. ;) Very pretty coloring of the flowers. I do not use red often but think I should try it.

Carmela Hubler said...

Gorgeous cards! Love the reds. This is a beautiful new stamp set!!

TDM Smith said...

The intense colors make this splashy stamp even more striking.

Handmade by Hanneke said...

Beautiful cards! I love the bold red flowers against your backgrounds. I enjoyed watching the video as well, thanks for sharing!

Kandice J said...

Absolutely love the coloring of your cards. Love the red and black. Beautiful job. Thanks for sharing your creativity!

Kelly Kuharik said...

Wow! Beautiful!

Maryam said...

For syre these are so pretty card Love your designs . The colors are just amazing and vibrant .

Dana M said...

Vibrant, stunning and fabulously dynamic cards. Stunning designs.

Jean said...

Such lovely cards highlighting the new release!

Nox said...

So incredibly lovely. I love the use of the marbled background - the bright colours and bold shape of that big bloom looks wonderful on the soft marbling.

Cyndi Morris said...

Gorgeous cards, beautiful colors. I so love the Wallpaper Art set from this wonderful release.

Merrie said...

Beautiful cards. I love Wallpaper Art stamp set and the cards you made with it are stunning.

linda m said...

Beautiful...wow! Thanks for inspiring us!

mindy1414 said...

Both of these cards are stunning! I love the bright bold colors and the non blended shading for the flowers on the 2nd card is so cool. I have not seen that technique, now I can't wait to try it :) Thanks for sharing both cards and for the inspiration. (mardy14@bellsouth.net)

Cathy Lillie said...

Both cards are beautiful! I love the watercoloring and the shading of the flowers in your first card, as well as the arrangement of the florals and leaves. On your second card, the bloom is so bold and looks amazing with the graphic background!

Kathy McCluskey said...

Your cards are so beautiful! I love that bright red Wallpaper Art flower and how it stands out on the card. The One Day at a Time stamp set sure makes a beautiful background look! Thanks for sharing your awesome creativity with us!

Nandini said...

Love the cards. They are really gorgeous. I am really inspired by the gorgeous colouring on the first card.

Kathy said...

Absolutely LOVE your cards! The Walpaper Art stamp set is my all time fave, and I am 'patiently' waiting for it to arrive! In the meantime, I can drool over your video creation. Love how you used three bold blossoms on this card----what a statement! Thanks for the inspiration!

Annalisa Young said...

I'm happy to see you on an Altenew bloghop again! These bright red flowers are so beautiful; they definitely would brighten anyone's day. I also really enjoy the subtle marbling in the background on your second card. Thanks for sharing with us!

Linnea S said...

great watercoloring, Laura!

3kidmama said...

Such a beautiful card! I love the way the One Day at a Time stamp set creates such a soft backdrop for the Vibrant floral arrangement. Stunning!

Karthikha said...

Gorgeous flowers!! Fantastic work! :)

Stacey Kowbel said...

Beautiful cards! I love your backgrounds!

Kavitha Vadhri said...

Beautiful cards with lovely stamp sets

Annette Reed said...

These are beautiful! I love the watercoloring and background on the first card. The marbled background on the second looks great as does the floral arrangement. I ordered these and can't wait to try them.

Sheila said...

Your cards are so eye-catching and definitely worth framing. Love the marbled and splattered backgrounds!

Rozy said...

Great use of the Wallpaper flowers. They are just beautiful. And your video is wonderful. Great to watch you watercolor! Thanks for the inspiration!

Maryam said...

Love the background and the flower Stamping.. Amazing creation and so inspiring.

Theresa said...

Hi Laura, just thought I would let you know that I was inspired by your first card example when I wanted to create an 5 x 8.25" tag for a sick friend. I made two tags at the same time. One for her and one for me because I knew as I was working on it that it would become the first page in a flower journal for this spring and summer. It is posted on my facebook page (my artwork is all posted as public so you don't have to friend me to see it) and I tagged you. thanks as always for sharing.

Cindy B. said...

Love the coloring on this lovely card! Thanks for the video! Such great inspiration!