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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

251 Comments

  1. Kris in Alaska

    Those flowers are simply stunning!

    29 . May . 2017
  2. Rose J

    Your iris card is so elegant & very pretty. Love the idea of the mini cards. It’s always hard to pick one favourite but I really love the halftone hearts.

    29 . May . 2017
  3. Stefanie White

    Great card! My favorite part of this release is the argyle background stamp. Thanks for a chance to win one!!

    29 . May . 2017
  4. Jill Sharp

    The iris card is beautiful and the video is very informative. Thank you.

    29 . May . 2017
  5. Jessica S

    I Love Crafty Friends and Modern card! Very Beautiful cards!

    29 . May . 2017
  6. Francine

    Your coloring technique is always amazing. I love your IRIS and that would be my favorite set from this release.

    29 . May . 2017
  7. Angie Hall

    I love the colors you chose to water color the iris. The card is beautiful. The layered Alphabet letters are stunning.

    29 . May . 2017
  8. Cate S

    Gorgeous card, May! You used my favorite set- the enchanted iris.

    29 . May . 2017
  9. Nana Griffin

    Love them all!

    29 . May . 2017
  10. Susan O'H

    Great video! Your painting of the irises is lovely, so much detail and depth of color.

    29 . May . 2017
  11. Urvi

    It’s a lovely stamp set and loved the way you designed the cards. Awesome 😍😍

    29 . May . 2017
  12. Monika/buzsy

    Beautiful Iris card May. Love the coloring! the Layered Letters card is so cool. That set is growing on me. 🙂

    29 . May . 2017
  13. chesneymcintosh

    Your mini cards are so colorful and much fun! I can’t get over how versitile that set is.

    29 . May . 2017
  14. Hey Jude Cards (Jude U)

    Your cards are fantastic and those mini cards are amazing!!!!! My fav stamp set this time is the crafter one.

    29 . May . 2017
  15. Kristina "CraftyPaws"

    So beautiful and fun too!

    29 . May . 2017
  16. multiplicitycrafts

    Such a wonderful job you’ve did… love!!

    29 . May . 2017
  17. Sharon Thompson

    My favorite is the iris. Love that you did it in watercolor.

    28 . May . 2017
  18. Holly Paplow

    Your irises are beautiful! I love how you water colored them.

    28 . May . 2017
  19. pinkheelscreative

    Wow, the iris card is so gorgeous! Altenew was so clever to come up with the layered letters and the sentiments to go with them, so cute!

    28 . May . 2017
  20. Liz mcallister

    Your watercoloring is fantastic. Now I want that iris stamp!

    28 . May . 2017
  21. Angela Person

    Lovely cards! I especially love the iris card and your coloring.

    28 . May . 2017
  22. joherbert.com

    Wow your colouring is so exquisite. I love love love watching your videos and how you create your beautiful cards. HugsJo

    28 . May . 2017
  23. Rebecca Ednie

    Your water coloring is stunning. This is my favorite Iris of the whole blog hop!

    28 . May . 2017
  24. Jackie L

    Wow! Didn’t realize all the possibilities for the layered letters. Thanks for sharing. And your Iris card is stunning.

    28 . May . 2017
  25. Rema DeLeeuw

    Fabulous cards. I love all the sets in this release!

    28 . May . 2017

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