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Watercolor Card using Gold Embossed Images

by May Park-

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Hello, and welcome to the Altenew May 2016 Blog Hop! If you came from the uber talented Lydia’s blog, you are right on track! Today the design team girls are sharing some fabulous projects to celebrate the release of new products: 16 stamp sets and 10 dies.

SpringDaisy Lotus

(Spring DaisyLotus)

I’ve designed Spring Daisy and Lotus for the Altenew May release, inspired by the photos my older brother took in South Korea. He takes really beautiful photos like a professional photographer. 🙂 Anyway I can’t wait to see what you’ll create with my new stamp sets.

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I created a bright watercolor card using Spring Daisy and Halftone Smile along with coordinating dies. I spent almost whole day to complete this card from brainstorming and sketching out the designs to testing out the cards. I really hope you love what I came up with. 

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I made a video tutorial to show you how to make this watercolor card from start to finish. I also filmed a behind the scenes video you don’t want to miss, inspired by Yana’s video. 🙂 You can watch it below or on my YouTube channel. Hope you find it helpful.


How to Make a Watercolor Card using Gold Embossed Images 

  1. Stamp the images from Spring Daisy stamp set with VersaMark watermark ink on a piece of Arches cold pressed watercolor paper.
  2. Heat emboss the images using gold embossing powder. (If you are new to this technique, check out the Heat Embossing Technique Tips and Tricks HERE.)
  3. Watercolor the images with Mijello Misson Gold 36 watercolor set. (Before brining in color,  wet your watercolor paper first with water. Use paper towel to remove the pigment between adding more colors. Let the paint dry with a heat tool before adding more colors to the images.)
  4. Die cut the flowers and leaves using Spring Daisy die set.
  5. Stamp ‘Smile’ from Halftone Smile stamp set with watermark ink, heat emboss it using gold embossing powder, die cut it with coordinating die.
  6. Adhere the die cut images and word on the card front using foam tape. (I used Woodgrain white cardstock for card base.)
  7. Heat emboss the sentiment from Halftone Smile with white embossing powder on a piece of Dark Chocolate cardstock.
  8. Finish off the card by adding some clear droplets from Pretty Pink Posh.

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Giveaways: There are two ways to win!

  • To celebrate this release, Altenew will draw three winners who will each receive a $50 gift certificate to the Altenew store. Please leave a comment on the Altenew blog by
     Thursday, May 19, 11:59pm EST for a chance to win.
  • And there is more! I have a gift certificates to give away a for $30 gift certificate to one winner. Leave a comment below and tell me what your desk or craft space look like at the moment. (If you watch my video above, you’ll know why I’m asking this question.) I will announce the lucky winner in this post on Friday, May 20th.  Good luck!

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It is now time to head on over to the amazing Nicole’s blog to see what creation she has to inspire you all. All the release products are now available for purchase in the Altenew online store. Thanks so much for stopping by today. Happy hopping!

Altenew Blog
Agnieszka Malyszek
Amy Gray
Anna Kossakovskaya
Lydia Evans
May Sukyong Park (you’re here!)
Nicole Picadura
Svitlana Shayevich
Sveta Fotinia
Therese Calvird
Yana Smakula

Giveaway Winner (Edited) 

Congratulations, Sue! Please email Altenew at winner@altenew.com to claim your prize with a subject line : June 2016 blog hop winner from May’s Blog.

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Supplies 

Be Creative Double Sided Tape
Be Creative Double Sided Tape
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Mini MISTI Stamping Tool
Mini MISTI Stamping Tool
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Arches Cold Pressed Watercolor Pad
Arches Cold Pressed Watercolor Pad
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Silver Black Velvet Brush
Silver Black Velvet Brush
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Tim Holtz Tonic Paper Trimmer
Tim Holtz Tonic Paper Trimmer
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Hero Arts Embossing Gun
Hero Arts Embossing Gun
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Versamark Watermark Ink
Versamark Watermark Ink
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Ranger Multi Medium Matte
Ranger Multi Medium Matte
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3M Foam Tape
3M Foam Tape
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Ranger Embossing Powder Super Fine White
Ranger Embossing Powder Super Fine White
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Pretty Pink Posh Clear Droplets
Pretty Pink Posh Clear Droplets
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Altenew Spring Daisy Stamp Set
Altenew Spring Daisy Stamp Set
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Altenew Halftone Smile Stamp Set
Altenew Halftone Smile Stamp Set
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Altenew Halftone Smile Die
Altenew Halftone Smile Die
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Altenew Spring Daisy Die Set
Altenew Spring Daisy Die Set
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Ranger Embossing Powder Super Fine Gold
Ranger Embossing Powder Super Fine Gold
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Mijello Mission Gold Watercolor Set 36 Colors
Mijello Mission Gold Watercolor Set 36 Colors
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Altenew Woodgrain White Cardstock
Altenew Woodgrain White Cardstock
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Altenew Dark Chocolate Cardstock
Altenew Dark Chocolate Cardstock
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Fiskars Compact Staming Press
Fiskars Compact Staming Press
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Inkadinkado Embossing Magic Powder Bag
Inkadinkado Embossing Magic Powder Bag
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Cuttlebug Die-Cut Machine
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EK Success Craft Twezzers
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304 Comments

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  2. Darlene Wood

    Love your stamp sets. You did a beautiful job watercoloring. Would love to have this set.

    10 . Jun . 2016
  3. TracyM #6773

    CONGRATULATIONS Sue 🙂

    20 . May . 2016

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