Happy Friday, all! Today’s card were made using a bunch of supplies from Altenew. I used the Metallic Watercolor set to paint images from the Leaf Canopy stamp set. And since there are so many beautiful colors in the Metallics Watercolor set, I just had to use nearly them all! :)
(Wondering what I used in this video? Everything is linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post, or in the text below. Compensated affiliate links used when possible).
This post is also for the Altenew + The Daily Marker Watercolor Therapy Blog Hop! And watercolor really is therapy! I find it soothing and restorative. In fact, while I was painting the leaves for these cards, I was talking with a friend over a Zoom call, and the social interaction was nearly like they were there! Watercolor can be relaxing but also something you do while listening to a conversation or participating in one yourself!
I stamped images from the Leaf Canopy stamp set on black watercolor paper in VersaMark ink, and then coated the stamped images in white embossing powder and heat set them. Then I went to town painting them with the Metallic Watercolors set from Altenew. Make sure to watch the video for tips on blending these gorgeous paints!
To make the leaf stems into cards, I die cut them with the coordinating dies. I stamped and white embossed a greeting from the Heartfelt Sentiments stamp set on two pieces of black cardstock and then adhered each to a white 5×7 card base. Then I adhered the die cuts on top and added a white dashed line with a gel pen.
Blog Hop + Giveaways!
Like I mentioned above, this blog post is part of a blog hop! Altenew is collaborating with Kathy Racoosin, of The Daily Marker, who started the 30 Day Coloring Challenge. In fact, Kathy is in the middle of a challenge right now that ends May 7. You can join in at any time and do just a bit of coloring. It’s all about the joy of coloring. Be sure to share your coloring on social media (Kathy LOVES Instagram!) with the hashtag #TheDailyMarker30Day.
As part of this blog hop, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners and Kathy from The Daily Maker is also giving away a goodie bag(worth $30) to 4 lucky winners. Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog by 5/6/2020 for a chance to win.
Altenew will also draw a winner to receive a $15 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog participating in the blog hop. All winners will be announced on the Altenew blog on 5/9/2020.
To celebrate the Watercolor Therapy Blog Hop, Altenew is offering two deals.
- 5/1/2020-5/3/2020: 40% off the Wonderful Watercoloring Class Bundle from 5/1/2020 at 12:01 AM EDT until 5/3/2020 at 11:59 PM EDT. Shop HERE> https://altenew.com/products/wonderful-watercoloring-class-bundle Not valid on previous purchases.
- 5/3/2020-5/4/2020: 20% off *All Alcohol Markers from 5/3/2020 at 12:01 AM ED until 5/4/2020 at 11:59 PM EDT. Shop HERE>> https://altenew.com/collections/artist-markers Not valid on previous purchases. Excludes Artist Marker Refills.
Now get hopping!
Compensated affiliate links used when possible. Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased. Items below are shown in the order they appear in the video.