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Video: Watercolor Iris Card using Mijello Mission Gold Watercolors

by May Park-

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Hello, and welcome to the Altenew May 2017 Release Blog Hop! If you came from the amazing Joni Andaya’s blog, you are right on track! Today the design team girls and guests are sharing some fabulous projects to celebrate a release of stamps, dies, and embossing powders.

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I created a one layer card featuring new stamp sets from Altenew: Enchanted Iris and Crafty FriendsThese flowers are a delight to color with any medium, and I decided to color them with my favorite watercolors: Mijello Mission Gold watercolor set

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I’ve felt intimidated by no-line watercoloring for a while, and I accidentally tried no-line watercoloring for today’s project. You can watch my happy accident in my video tutorial below. 🙂

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It took me about two hours to watercolor entire images. Of course I had so much fun watercoloring. Don’t you just love those paint splatters? I just love the beauty of randomness.

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By the way, I made this card for my super talented friend, Debby Hughes. She taught me how to watercolor florals while we were on the craft retreat last month. Since then I became more confident with watercoloring.

I stamped the sentiments from the Crafty Friends stamp set. That’s exactly what I wanted to say to Debby.

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Video

I made a video tutorial to show you how to create my card using the Enchanted Iris and Crafty Friends stamp sets. I’m also sharing an overview of Altenew’s new products and some watercoloring tips in the video you won’t want to miss. You can watch it below or on my YouTube channel:

Watercolor Card using Altenew Stamps and Mijello Mission Gold Watercolors 

  1. Cut down Arches cold press watercolor paper slightly larger than A2 card size using Tim Holtz paper trimmer.
  2. Prep the watercolor paper with the EK Success Embossing Powder Tool to prevent any stray powder from sticking to unwanted areas.
  3. Stamp the flowers and leaves from the Enchanted Iris stamp set on the watercolor paper with Versamark Watermark Ink.
  4. Color the images with Mijello Mission Gold watercolor set. (I created a gentle gradient by starting with intense colors first with less water and then using a paint brush wet with clean water to diffuse the color. If you make a mistake with your watercolors, you can fix it by adding some clean water on the paper and picking up the colors with the paper towel or paintbrush.)
  5. Cover the images with scrap paper and add paint splatters over the background.
  6. Stamp the sentiments from the Crafty Friends stamp set with Altenew Crisp black ink.
  7. Mount the watercolor panel on the A2 sized folding card using double sided tape.

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I also created a clean and simple card using the Layered Letters AFG stamp set. You can mix and match the letters and sentiments for endless possibilities.

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I couldn’t stop playing with the Layered Letters AFG stamp set and ended up making more than 40 mini cards. Hehe..

new-stampsThese are new stamp sets from Altenew May 2017 release. Make sure to visit the Altenew store HERE to check out the rest of awesome new products.

Giveaways: There are two ways to win!

  • To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to THREE lucky winners. Leave a comment on the Altenew blog by Thursday, June 1st at 11:59 pm EDT for a chance to win.
  • And there is more! I have a $30 Altenew gift certificate to give away. Leave a comment below, telling me what’s your favorite stamp set from Altenew May 2017 release. I will announce one lucky winner on Thursday, June 1st. Good luck!

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Facebook Giveaway

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Blog Hop

It is now time to head on over to the fantastic Lydia’s blog to see what creation she has to inspire you all. Thanks so much for stopping by today. Happy hopping!

Supplies

I have listed the supplies I used below. I participate in several affiliate programs including Simon Says Stamp(SSS)Ellen Hutson(EH) and Altenew(AN). It means I get a small commission at no additional cost to you when products are purchased through links I share here. Thank you for your support.

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Altenew Enchanted Irs Stamp Set
Altenew Enchanted Irs Stamp Set
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AN
Altenew Crafty Friends Stamp Set
Altenew Crafty Friends Stamp Set
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AN
Arches Cold Pressed Watercolor Pad
Arches Cold Pressed Watercolor Pad
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SSS | AZ | EH
Tim Holtz Tonic Paper Trimmer
Tim Holtz Tonic Paper Trimmer
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SSS | AZ | EH
Versamark Watermark Ink
Versamark Watermark Ink
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SSS | HA | EH
Mijello Mission Gold Watercolor Set
Mijello Mission Gold Watercolor Set
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SSS | AZ
Altenew Jet Black Ink
Altenew Jet Black Ink
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SSS | AN | EH
Dahle Self-Healing Cutting Mat 18x12
Dahle Self-Healing Cutting Mat 18×12
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SSS | EH
Be Creative Double Sided Tape
Be Creative Double Sided Tape
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SSS | EH
Silver Black Velvet Brush #2 Round
Silver Black Velvet Brush #2 Round
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SSS
Neenah Solar White Cardstock 80LB
Neenah Solar White Cardstock 80LB
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SSS | EH
Hero Arts Blush Mix Layering Papers
Hero Arts Blush Mix Layering Papers
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SSS | HA | EH
Teflon Bone Folder
Teflon Bone Folder
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SSS | EH
Hero Arts Acrylic Block
Hero Arts Acrylic Block
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SSS | HA
Absorber Cleaning Cloth
Absorber Cleaning Cloth
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AZ

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Altenew Layered Letters AFG Stamp Set
Altenew Layered Letters AFG Stamp Set
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AN
Altenew Crisp Dye Inks
Altenew Crisp Dye Inks
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SSS | AN
Mini MISTI Stamping Tool
Mini MISTI Stamping Tool
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SSS | AZ | EH
Tim Holtz Tonic Paper Trimmer
Tim Holtz Tonic Paper Trimmer
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SSS | AZ | EH
Altenew Jet Black Ink
Altenew Jet Black Ink
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SSS | AN | EH
Dahle Self-Healing Cutting Mat 18x12
Dahle Self-Healing Cutting Mat 18×12
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SSS | EH
Absorber Cleaning Cloth
Absorber Cleaning Cloth
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AZ
Altenew Moonrock Cardstock
Altenew Moonrock Cardstock
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AN

248 Comments

  1. Carolyne Thrasher

    Gorgeous!

    23 . Jun . 2017
  2. Vicki

    You are Amazing!
    You make things , look so easy.
    Thank You for y6our inspiration!

    16 . Jun . 2017
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    09 . Jun . 2017
  4. Dawn Becker

    The iris watercoloring is just beautiful!!

    06 . Jun . 2017
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  6. Lurdez Castello

    Beautiful creations.

    01 . Jun . 2017
  7. Farhana S

    Beautiful cards!

    01 . Jun . 2017
  8. Kanan Pandya

    Gorgeous card and love the video!! Wonderful coloring. 🙂

    01 . Jun . 2017
  9. nancy f

    what a beautiful card. I too have hesitated with the no line watercoloring technique. Now I will give it a whirl… Thanks for sharing

    01 . Jun . 2017
  10. Karen

    The enchanted iris is amazing! I love the crafty friends sentiments too, but irises are mesmerizing 😊

    31 . May . 2017
  11. Diane Maki

    You inspire me! Thanks for sharing.

    31 . May . 2017
  12. Janet F.

    Love your watercoloring!

    31 . May . 2017
  13. Cynthia Koop

    I really love the Iris card you watercolored. The paint splatters make a great compliment to the design.

    31 . May . 2017
  14. Jennifer Archambault

    I’ve got to say that your Iris the Enchanted Iris stamp set has got to be my favorite. So beautiful and elegant!

    31 . May . 2017
  15. Ivette Bello

    Your no line water color. Wow!

    31 . May . 2017
  16. Maria B

    Lovely iris. Good job with watercolor shading.

    31 . May . 2017
  17. CraftyNatalie

    Beautiful creations, so pretty.

    31 . May . 2017
  18. Stefanie White

    Beautiful card. I’m very interested in your watercoloring journey as I’m on mine at the same time! My favorite stamp is the argyle background and I live the plaid die cuts and embossing powders too!!

    30 . May . 2017
  19. Sarah Greber

    I will have to watch your video because the no-line watercoloring is intimidating to me, too! I think yours turned out beautifully!

    30 . May . 2017
  20. Kim M Jacobs

    Amazing watercolor design. Thanx for sharing

    30 . May . 2017
  21. Teresa Godines

    Your flower card is stunning. Love your color choice and the splatter background. TFS

    30 . May . 2017
  22. Lisa A creations

    Cute cards! I like the ones with the alphabet letters. Very clever!

    30 . May . 2017
  23. Gail Plaskiewicz

    Your Iris is so pretty! It almost looks real! I love the colors! I didn’t realize you did it in water colors until I read it more carefully. I want to learn to do that. I have some beautiful watercolors that I love to use. I wasn’t so sure about the stamp set with the alphabet, I wasn’t sure if I liked it. However, I like what you did with it so I have decided I do like that set. Thanks for showing us all your cards and for giving us a chance to win something. I want that Iris stamp!

    29 . May . 2017

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