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.


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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. mandalj

    November 13, 2018 at 4:53 pm

    I love the bookmarks! Your watercolouring on your cards is so beautiful!

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