Dimensional Floral Cards + Watercolor Bookmarks for Altenew October 2018 Stamp & Die Release Blog Hop + Giveaways

Hello, friends! I’m part of the Altenew October 2018 Stamp & Die Release Blog Hop today! I created several dimensional floral cards and a few watercolor bookmarks with Altenew’s watercolor pan set. You can find details for products and giveaways below.

You should have arrived from Reiko Tsuchida and the next person on the hop is Sandra Dietrich. If you lose your place or need more details, you can start at the Altenew Card Blog.


Affiliate links may be used in this post. You can find the lists of my favorite supplies here.

I have three bookmarks + four cards for you. For the bookmarks, I cut down watercolor sheets down to 2″ x 6″ to fit into the vinyl bookmark holders I have. I stamped images from Playful Blooms and Always There and watercolored them with the Altenew 36 Watercolor Pan Set.

For the first three cards, I focused on Always There. I stamped a bunch of images first and colored them at once before die-cutting them.

For this card, I used a 4.25″ x 7.5″ card size. I stamped Dainty Swiss Dots in Morning Fog for a very subtle background. Then I did some watercolor smooshing with a sheet of acetate film. You simply apply some watercolor + water and just press down over the cardstock. I like doing this to add a touch of extra color to my cards. I arranged all the images over the base with foam tape for some dimension. I stamped and heat embossed the sentiments on kraft cardstock (trying something different from my usual black cardstock). I do love how this turned out!

For this card, I arranged the images over a kraft card base that was splattered with white + gold + black ink splatters.

For this card, I arranged a cluster of images over a grey + black base for a different look.

My last card uses Potted Plants and Fine Frame Cover Die.

I’m so excited about the cover die! I loved the smaller fine frames so this larger one is perfect to use as slim frames or the entire frame! I simply add some tape to the back right after I die-cut so they don’t separate. I mounted two of the frames over my card base. I watercolored one of the images from Potted Plants and added it inside the frame. I had to cut off part of the pot so it could fit in the frame and allow me some space to stamp a sentiment. All products linked below.


Check out the new release here!


To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to SIX lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog for a chance to win. Six winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on October 20.

Optional Giveaway: Altenew is also offering my readers a chance to win a $30 gift certificate by leaving a comment on my blog post. I will announce the winner here by October 17 (list of giveaways/winners can be found here as well).

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  1. cyndi morris

    October 17, 2018 at 12:10 pm

    Beautiful cards. I love the unique styles and the colors are gorgeous.

  2. Denise Bryant

    October 17, 2018 at 11:27 am

    Beautiful bookmarks and cards! I’m enjoying all the inspiration along the hop!

  3. rostamps4fun

    October 16, 2018 at 9:04 pm

    Very beautiful work Rubeena…..as always, your work always amazes me. Thank you so much for sharing. Great blog hop!

  4. Mindy1414

    October 16, 2018 at 4:36 pm

    I love the bookmarks, these are perfect for stocking stuffers as I have many readers in my family. Your cards are all awesome as usual, I love your watercoloring! My favorite on the cards is the black & grey, stunning combination with the beautiful florals. Thank you for sharing today and as always the most amazing inspiration. (mardy14@bellsouth.net)

  5. britedesignsstudio

    October 16, 2018 at 2:49 am

    I love your bookmarks! What a great gift idea, and good way to use these new stamps.

  6. Connie

    October 16, 2018 at 12:16 am

    Hi Rubeena! I love your beautiful watercoloring and fun presentations in the bookmarks and the framed card! Way to go! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

  7. Jackie Price

    October 15, 2018 at 10:24 pm

    Beautiful creations!! Your watercoloured floral bunches are gorgeous and your watercolouring is done so beautifully. The framed potted plant is so simple yet impressive

  8. Linnea Sundstrom

    October 15, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    this would make a great gift set! luv how you used the frames die

  9. Nandini Karmarkar

    October 15, 2018 at 2:54 pm

    Love the gorgeous inspiration. The bookmarks are really great. And I love the beautiful cards.

  10. Annalisa

    October 15, 2018 at 12:38 pm

    I really like that look of the fine frames dry embossed to make a frame, especially with the dimension you added. And I’m always a fan of your bookmarks and bursting floral cards. Thank you for sharing your beautiful coloring with us!

  11. ,Mary Holshouser

    October 15, 2018 at 11:22 am

    I read a lot so I’m always needing a bookmark. Love
    the flowers. The sprinkling of leaves is a fun idea.
    The framed pot of greenery is fantastic.
    Great projects. thanks for sharing

  12. Wendy Lambert

    October 15, 2018 at 9:08 am

    Beautiful creations! As a reader I would really love those bookmarks. I like the variety of cards using the watercolor flowers. Thanks for sharing!

  13. maria f.

    October 15, 2018 at 8:48 am

    OMG. That potted plant inside that elegant frame is just perfect!

  14. Cathryn Ledger

    October 15, 2018 at 2:18 am

    Your creations are gorgeous!!!!

  15. RoZee

    October 14, 2018 at 11:22 pm

    I really liked the Potted Plants and Frame card. This release is fantastic.

  16. Sherry Butcher

    October 14, 2018 at 11:17 pm

    Great bookmark designs and colors. Love you projects and thanks for sharing.

  17. Stacey Kowbel

    October 14, 2018 at 9:53 pm

    Fabulous bookmarks and cards!

  18. Lisa Byers

    October 14, 2018 at 8:29 pm

    I love the bookmarks. That would make such great stocking stuffers!! Your card with all the flowers is gorgeous. I just bought Kraft paper today, I think I will try your idea!! My favorite release is Always There. I think the flowers are so pretty.

  19. Evelyn P.

    October 14, 2018 at 8:05 pm

    The watercolor bookmarks are stunning.

  20. Laura Jata

    October 14, 2018 at 7:45 pm

    These cards and colors are stunning! Love the bookmarks as well!

  21. Terrie D.

    October 14, 2018 at 6:02 pm

    Your cards are beautiful and I love the bookmarks you created! Such lovely coloring. 🙂

  22. BrendaLea Abbott

    October 14, 2018 at 5:20 pm

    All of your cards are wonderful. I love the light ink smoothing, and then the black, white and gold splatters….. The potted plant card is my favorite!

  23. Kim Faucher

    October 14, 2018 at 5:16 pm

    So pretty. I am really loving the designs of these cards and new products!!! Watercolors is perfect for these new stamps

  24. knurse22

    October 14, 2018 at 3:24 pm

    So excited to see your cards because I have already ordered all the stamps you used! Such wonderful inspiration! So many ways to use those Always There flowers! And the Swiss dots will be used often in my scrap room! I, too, love bookmarks, and yours have given me inspiration for sure!

  25. Eva N

    October 14, 2018 at 11:20 am

    Such pretty designs! The Potted Plants and Fine Frames combine to create a lovely card. I love my smaller Fine Frames, so I know these will be a great addition to my crafting supplies.

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