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Video | Altenew December Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

by May Park-

Hello, and welcome to the Altenew December 2017 Release Blog Hop! If you came from the amazing Justine Hovey’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 mini diecutting machine.

This is the Peony Spray stamp set I illustrated for Altenew December 2017 release. With a hand-drawn floral image and elegant sentiments, this stamp set has the perfect elements to create beautiful encouragement cards to show someone you care!

Then I created a one layer watercolor card using the Peony Spray stamp set. This large peony flower is a delight to color with any medium, and I decided to color it with my favorite watercolors: Mijello Mission Gold watercolor set.

I stamped my peony image from the Peony Spray stamp set with Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink on a piece of Arches cold press paper. To do no-line watercoloring, I did second-generation stamping so that the outline didn’t look too dark, but still visible.

After coloring my flower with Mijello Mission Gold watercolor set, I added some ink splatters in the background after covering my watercolor image. Then I stamped the sentiment from the Peony Spray stamp set with Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink on the above of my watercolor flower.

I finished off my card with some white dots and dash lines on petals using Uni-Ball White Gel Pen to indicate highlights. I’m still not sure whether it was the right finishing touch or not. What do you think?

Video

I made a video tutorial to show you how to make my watercolor card from start to finish. You can watch it above or in HD on YouTube.

Altenew December Release

These are my favorite products from Altenew December 2017 release. Make sure to visit the Altenew store HERE to check out the rest of awesome new products.

(Image credit: Altenew 12/8/2017 newsletter)

Altenew Mini Blossom Die Cutting Machine is the compact and portable must-have tool for your craft room!  It is designed to work with Altenew dies (sold separately) and other wafer-thin metal dies.  It can be used to quickly and easily die cut a variety of materials, including cardstock and Altenew specialty papers, and will help you add texture and dimension to your projects. The elegant and clean design will look wonderful on your craft desk, secured on its stable base with suction feet. Click HERE to shop Altenew Mini Blossom Die Cutting Machine now. 

Giveaways

  • To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to SIX lucky winners. Leave a comment on the Altenew Card blog and/or Scrapbook blog by Friday, December 15th 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 December 2017 release. I will announce one lucky winner on Friday, December 15th. Good luck!

Blog Hop

It is now time to head on over to the fantastic Vicky Papaioannou’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.

Altenew Mini Blossom Die Cutting Machine
Altenew Mini Blossom Die Cutting Machine
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AN | SSS
Altenew Peony Spray Stamp Set
Altenew Peony Spray Stamp Set
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AN | SSS
Altenew Peony Spray Die
Altenew Peony Spray Die
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AN | SSS
Peony Spray Stamp & Die Bundle
Peony Spray Stamp & Die Bundle
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AN
Mini MISTI Stamping Tool
Mini MISTI Stamping Tool
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SSS | AZ | EH
Arches Cold Pressed Watercolor Pad
Arches Cold Pressed Watercolor Pad
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SSS | AZ | EH
Silver Black Velvet Brush #4 Round
Silver Black Velvet Brush #4 Round
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SSS | AZ | EH
Tim Holtz Tonic Paper Trimmer
Tim Holtz Tonic Paper Trimmer
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SSS | AZ | EH
Mijello Mission Gold Watercolor Set
Mijello Mission Gold Watercolor Set
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SSS | AZ
EK Success Craft Tweezers
EK Success Craft Tweezers
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SSS | EH
Silver Black Velvet Brush #2 Round
Silver Black Velvet Brush #2 Round
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SSS
Altenew Real Gray Cardstock
Altenew Real Gray Cardstock
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HA
Wagner Embossing Heat Tool
Wagner Embossing Heat Tool
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SSS | HA | EH
Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink
Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink
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SSS

169 Comments

  1. Sharon Youngblood

    I am loving the peonie stamp set, just beautiful! Beautiful water coloring as well.

    11 . Dec . 2017
  2. F. Andre

    Such beautiful, soft colours on this card. Thanks for the inspiration.

    11 . Dec . 2017
  3. cyndi morris

    Beautiful card. I love the Peony Spray stamp, and your coloring is gorgeous.

    11 . Dec . 2017
  4. Aimee LaCroix-Slocum

    Beautiful card! So far my favorite stamp set is the peony spray…there is so many ways it can be used

    11 . Dec . 2017
  5. kanan0815

    Love your beautifully designed stamp set!! Gorgeous card, very pretty coloring. 🙂

    11 . Dec . 2017
  6. Cheri

    May, your peony card is just beautiful! I always love to watch your watercoloring. It’s hard to choose a ‘favorite’ stamp set out of all the new sets in this release……I like the ‘Never Give Up’ & the ‘Birthday Builder’ sets—-AND the ‘Ninja Invasion’ set is just too cute!

    11 . Dec . 2017
  7. MARCIE LOVETT

    Beautiful coloring, May!

    11 . Dec . 2017
  8. Kristina "CraftyPaws"

    Oooh this release is amazing. Oh that peony ( my favorite flower) is beyond gorge! Love how you’ve brought it to life!

    11 . Dec . 2017
  9. Cassie D

    Beautiful card, your coloring is amazing. I think my favorite stamp set is the birthday builder, but the peony spray is right up there in second place for me!

    10 . Dec . 2017
  10. MandaLJ

    Your cards are always so beautiful! The flower is stunning! My favourite set is the Golden Feather Stamp Set

    10 . Dec . 2017
  11. Miriam Prantner

    Absolutely gorgeous watercoloring! This is stunning May!

    10 . Dec . 2017
  12. Kris Reeves

    Wowsers! That’s an amazing card!

    10 . Dec . 2017
  13. Christine Bell

    Amazing process, beautiful results. TFS your talents!

    10 . Dec . 2017
  14. Kristine Boydstun

    Gorgeous card, and what a fun release!

    10 . Dec . 2017
  15. jan metcalf

    Very pretty card!

    10 . Dec . 2017
  16. jlingraham

    Oh my goodness. You ask such hard questions. My favorite? I love Wild About You and Frosted. To be honest it changes according to what designers designs I fall in love with.

    10 . Dec . 2017
  17. Haris

    Beautiful watercoloring!thank you for the video!

    10 . Dec . 2017
  18. Linda Kennedy

    Beautiful card! Love the new release! Thank you!!

    10 . Dec . 2017
  19. Sheila Bacon

    Absolutely gorgeous stamp! Thanks for the video/tips. Sayings are a must have!

    10 . Dec . 2017
  20. Jodi C

    Wow! Your watercoloring is Fabulous!! What a beautiful stamp to use for it too!! Thank You 😊.

    10 . Dec . 2017
  21. Nandini

    Such a beautiful and stunning card! I love the new release. My favorite is the Birthday Builder set.

    10 . Dec . 2017
  22. Judi Szyndrowski

    Your watercoloring is amazing and I, for one, like the white highlights you added. Beautiful job.

    10 . Dec . 2017
  23. Jennifer G.

    Peony spray is my favorite. Your card is beautiful!

    10 . Dec . 2017
  24. Andi Szabo

    Definitely the Birthday Builder stamp set…can never have enough birthday stamps!

    10 . Dec . 2017
  25. Marsha Guskey

    Lovely card! Thanks so much!

    10 . Dec . 2017

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