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Altenew & Tombow Collaboration Blog Hop + Giveaways

by May Park-


Hello, and welcome to the Altenew & Tombow USA collaboration blog hop! If you came from the amazing Therese’s blog, you are right on track! Today the design team girls are sharing some fabulous projects using both Altenew and Tombow USA products, and here is what I came up with:


I love creating my own stamped background and I went further this time to achieve a gallery style look. Instead of stamping the images directly on my card base, I watercolored and popped up my images on the card front.


I used Tombow Dual Brush Pens to watercolor my images and I spend less than 10 minutes watercoloring. You’ll see how easy and quick watercoloring can be in my video. You can watch it below or on my YouTube channel.

How to Make a Watercolor Card using Tombow Dual Brush Pens

  1. Stamp the images from Garden Grow stamp set with with black ink on some watercolor paper. (Make sure to use waterproof ink for watercolors. Or you can heat emboss the images with white/clear embossing powder.)
  2. Watercolor the images with Tombow Dual Brush Pen Set : Primary. (I tried to color loosely and not to overcolor the images.)
  3. Die cut the watercolored images with Garden Grow die set.
  4. Die cut the frame out of Woodgrain White cardstock using Scallop Frame Die and adhere it on the A2 size top folding card using foam tape. (I also used Woodgrain White cardstock for my card base.)
  5. Stamp the sentiments from the same set and mount the die cut images inside the frame using foam tape.



  • There are TWO $30 Tombow USA prize packs and TWO $30 Altenew gift certificates up for grabs. Winners will be picked randomly from the comments left on any of the blogs listed below. Please leave your comments by Friday, June 3rd and winners will be announced on the Altenew and Tombow USA blogs on Saturday, June 4th.
  • And there is more! I have a $15 Altenew gift certificate to give away to one winner. Leave a comment below and I will announce the lucky winner in this post on Saturday, June 4th.


It is now time to head on over to the talented Cynthia’s blog to see what creation she has to inspire you all. I am sure she has something amazing made up. Thanks so much for stopping by. Happy hopping!

Tombow USA
Jennie Garcia
Serena Bee
Marika Rahtu
Smitha Katti
Therese Calvird
May Sukyong Park (you’re here!)
Cynthia Banessa
Agnieszka Malyszek
Lauren Fitzmaurice
Sveta Fotinia
Beth Watson
Amy Gray
Anna Kossakovskaya


Giveaway Winner (Edited to add) 

Congratulations, Denise! Please email Altenew at to claim your prize with a subject line : May 2016 Collaboration blog hop winner from May’s Blog.

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  2. Kelly Holt

    Super cute, thanks for sharing your creativity.

    03 . Jun . 2016
  3. tina z.

    cute card.

    03 . Jun . 2016
  4. Berina Febin

    Beautiful card!! Love the background you have created with the stamps! Your coloring is awesome!!
    Moxie Craftie

    03 . Jun . 2016
  5. mjmarmo

    So very cute!

    03 . Jun . 2016
  6. Daisies Girl

    May – this is lovely and the absolute prettiness of your coloring is amazing!! Such sweet, soft tones on this card – it is AWESOME!!

    03 . Jun . 2016
  7. diane p

    Cute card! It’s always nice to try different ideas that are fun and out of your ordinary card making scheme. ..very cute. Thanks for sharing!

    03 . Jun . 2016
  8. Piroska Czakó-Radványi

    Cute card

    03 . Jun . 2016
  9. Liz Montoya

    Always excited to get inspiration from new designers.

    02 . Jun . 2016
  10. Keeway

    Love the watercolor look with these Tombows! TFS

    02 . Jun . 2016
  11. ssonnier2015

    What a HAPPY card!!!

    02 . Jun . 2016
  12. Teresa Godines

    cute card. Love all of the garden elements. TFS

    02 . Jun . 2016
  13. rachelvass

    Fabulous colouring, beautiful card, so much inspiration, thanks May!

    02 . Jun . 2016
  14. Sheryl Menke

    Thank you May…This is sweet..Makes me wanna go get in my garden….

    02 . Jun . 2016
  15. Ann Greene

    This card is adorable. Great job.

    02 . Jun . 2016
  16. Hildy Peterson

    What a sweet card!!

    01 . Jun . 2016
  17. Amber H.

    What a fun card for anyone that loves gardening!

    01 . Jun . 2016
  18. Daylene S

    Great card! Thanks for showing how to use the markers in this way. 🙂

    01 . Jun . 2016
  19. karidejarnette

    I am always impressed with how you pull small stamps together to make a visual ‘whole.’ So FUN! Thanks for sharing!

    01 . Jun . 2016
  20. Linsey

    Such a fabulous showcase of the Duel Brush Pens! I absolutely love your card! Thanks for sharing it with us for this special hop! Super inspiring!! 🙂

    01 . Jun . 2016
  21. Marcia Harrington

    Adorable and such a great idea!!

    01 . Jun . 2016
  22. kimberlyrae

    Fun and happy card! GREAT collab, too.

    01 . Jun . 2016

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