July 2022 Summer Sunshine Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in Total Prizes!)

by Michelle

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Hello there, Michelle here and welcome to the Summer Sunshine release blog hop and giveaway!

I have a card to share with you using loose watercolor layers, but first, let's take a look at this new collection of stamps, dies, stencils, and embossing folders!

Summer Sunshine Collection


We hope you are feeling the love for this release as much as we are! These products honor summertime (our favorite season!) with stunning blooms, fruit, foliage, and a beach scene! Of course, we didn't forget about the coordinating dies and simple coloring stencils to accompany the summer stamps. The icing on the cake is the new scoring board, complete with an innovative tool we customized ourselves! It is part ball stylus (for precise scoring) and part bone folder (for crisp folding). We can't wait to see what you create!

Summer Sunshine Project Inspiration – Loose Watercolor Layers

I started off my card by die-cutting one of the large tags from Terrific Tags Die Set using Watercolor Paper. I partially die cut the tag once from the bottom, extended the tag upwards, and then partially die cut it again, so that I could extend the length of the tag to create a banner piece for my stamping.

Summer Sunshine collection

I stamped the new Captivating Blooms from the Summer Sunshine collection onto the banner using Embossing Ink. I applied Pure White Crisp Embossing Powder and heat set.

I spritzed the panel using the Fine Mister Bottle (with water) and then dropped in colors from the Artists' Watercolor 24 Pan Set. I used Cherry Blossom, Shades of Purple, and Lapis Lazuli, letting the colors blend together. The first layer was dried with a heat tool and then I went in with further layers to darken the flowers.

This creates a really vibrant watercolor look but keeps the first watercolor layer light and loose.

Summer Sunshine collection

Once dry, the banner was adhered to an A2 white card base with Instant Dimension Foam Tape.

I die cut the Simply Hello Die from white cardstock three times with a Double-Sided Adhesive Sheet on the back. They were stacked on top of each other and then adhered to the card.

Summer Sunshine collection

I stamped the sentiment from Tiny Sentiments: Hello onto black cardstock with more Embossing Ink. I applied Pure White Crisp Embossing Powder and heat set. It was cut into a strip and added to the card with more Instant Dimension Foam Tape. To finish off, I added a few iridescent droplets.

I hope this has inspired you to try loose watercolor layers. Which product/s in our NEW Summer Sunshine Collection caught your eye? Comment below!

You can watch the full process video below or on YouTube

FREE Gift Alert!

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  • Get a FREE brand new Summer Sunshine Mini Inspiration Guide with every order from 07/01/2022 through 07/03/2022. Shop HERE!

  • Get a FREE brand new Summer Sunshine Stamp & Die Release Inspiration Guide e-book (worth $5.99) with every order of high-value Summer Sunshine Bundles. Shop HERE! *Exclusions apply.

  • Get a FREE brand new Online Cardmaking Class with every order from the new Summer Sunshine Stamp & Die Release Collection from 07/01/2022 through 07/07/2022. Shop HERE!

Giveaway Prizes

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$300 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $25 gift certificate to 8 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 07/17/2022 for a chance to win.

Altenew will draw 10 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 07/19/2022.

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Here's the complete list of the amazing designers joining our blog hop. Make sure to drop by each stop and leave them lots of love! Your first stop is the incredible Jaycee Gaspar!

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Jaycee Gaspar

Vicky Papaioannou

Erum Tasneem

Mindy Eggen

Jenny Colacicco

Caly Person

Nathalie DeSousa


Michelle Short

Bridget Casey

Terri Koszler

Karen Brown

Laurie Willison

Dana Joy

Virginia Lu

Tenia Nelson

Therese Calvird

Lilith Eeckels

Reiko Tsuchida ***Note: Due to strict regulations in Japan, you might not be able to leave a comment on her blog post.

Michelle Burnier

Agnieszka Małyszek

Angela Brennan

Emily Midgett

Linda Westfall

Maryam Perez

Laurie Patterson

Svitlana Shayevich

Annemarie Caister

Tania Ahmed

Penny Pynnonen

Adriana Arminio

Berina Rajakumar

Enjoy the hop!


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Captivating Blooms Stamp Set
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Simply Hello Die
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Altenew Tiny Sentiments: Hello Stamp Set
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Terrific Tags Die Set
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Embossing Ink
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Pure White Crisp Embossing Powder
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Artists' Watercolor 24 Pan Set
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Artists' Watercolor Brushes – Round
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Watercolor Paper Set (A2 loose sheets)
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Debby Allen July 5, 2022 - 10:16 AM

Altnew never disappoints! The loose watercolor is beautiful!

Deb Kanne July 5, 2022 - 10:45 AM

Thanks for all the beautiful ideas!

Debbie July 5, 2022 - 10:52 AM

Love the flowers and bright colors.

Lori Podolsky July 5, 2022 - 11:28 AM

The tag is simply beautiful! Also, they are my favourite colours. Thank you for the fabulous inspiration,

M.FATEMA July 5, 2022 - 11:40 AM

Love the pop of colour on the cards by the DT! Absolutely beautiful!

Kay July 5, 2022 - 11:55 AM

The card looks amazing. I love enjoy your products and your blogs. I have gotten so many ideas. Thanks

Pai C Meng July 5, 2022 - 11:59 AM

what beautiful inspiration!

Karen Erickson July 5, 2022 - 12:50 PM

Beautiful cards

Chris Sajoans July 5, 2022 - 1:01 PM

Thank you for all the beautiful inspiration

Karen Erickson July 5, 2022 - 1:16 PM

Pretty cards

Margi Chesbro July 5, 2022 - 1:29 PM

Lovely card! I’m more deliberate in water coloring so I’ll have to loosen up because this looks so great. Thanks!

Pat July 5, 2022 - 2:02 PM

Beautiful cards!

Julee Ipsen July 5, 2022 - 4:32 PM

Beautiful and easy technique.

Sandra Baggarly July 5, 2022 - 5:32 PM

Love the watercoloring!

Pilar July 5, 2022 - 5:34 PM


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Angela Hall July 5, 2022 - 9:06 PM

Such a beautiful card

Jeanne Rice July 5, 2022 - 10:11 PM

Beautiful card. Love the captivating blooms stamp. Love the watercolor on the tag.

Rhonda Reynolds July 5, 2022 - 11:08 PM

Summer Wishes looks like fun!

Nelya July 6, 2022 - 4:15 AM

Love the colors, and the white embossing was the perfect choice!

Melissa Leftrick July 6, 2022 - 11:10 AM

Absolutely beautiful creations!!!

Luralyn July 6, 2022 - 3:22 PM

Gorgeous image, gorgeous colors; great result!

Barbara Whiting July 6, 2022 - 4:23 PM

Love the lose watercolor!

Anne Sturgeon July 6, 2022 - 4:49 PM

This is so lovely… I love these kinds of cards. I have several older friends and I try to send a handwritten note each month to stay in touch. Kind of like a pen pal. The colors are so vibrant and it sure feels like summer. TFS

Brenda W K July 6, 2022 - 9:54 PM

I love the simple look of this card, but yet such an elegant look! Just lovely and could be adopted for so many things! Thank you for sharing and all you do for the card making community! Wonderful!

Amy Solovay at the Knitting, Crochet and Crafts Blog July 7, 2022 - 1:50 AM

That is gorgeous! LOVE the image, and also the beautiful pinks, blues, purples — totally delightful!

Carrie July 7, 2022 - 8:15 AM

Very pretty card and I loved the instructions…so clear and understandable.

Elena Evans July 7, 2022 - 2:27 PM

Thank you for concise instructions on making this card. Enjoyed knowing exactly what products were used.

Lauryne Cunningham July 7, 2022 - 3:56 PM

I love all of these summery cards!

Deanna Thomas July 7, 2022 - 7:31 PM

Great new ideas as always!

Andrea H July 8, 2022 - 7:16 AM

Oh Michelle this is blooming GORGEOUS. You’ve made it seem very easy to do with your concise and informative tutorial. I will certainly be trying this technique. Also to stretch the doe is just genius! Well done and a very big THANK YOU. X X I’m off to give this a try now 😍😁. (Which means I probably won’t finish the blog hop hahaha) Take care and have a great weekend! X X AndreaH X

Monika Davis July 8, 2022 - 11:14 AM

Fantastic release! Loving the summer vibes! Beautiful card… I like the pretty colors with the white heat embossed floral image. Thanks for the inspirations!

Twana Griffin July 9, 2022 - 9:06 PM

I love the watercolor layers. I love the captivating blooms stamp set too. Simply beautiful.

Wanda Radler July 10, 2022 - 12:06 PM

Wow – another great release. I love the Captivating Blooms stamp and stencil.

Angela Tracey July 10, 2022 - 2:01 PM

I love anything watercolor and/or floral…
so, I LOVE this!!! *I’m on my way to check out all of the other blog hop posts! ;-)

roxanne tellini July 15, 2022 - 2:57 PM

I love this look. I want to try it with pigment powder.

Carole McKinney July 15, 2022 - 11:14 PM

I love love love the colors you used on your banner!! Beautiful!

Kathy Raker July 16, 2022 - 7:35 AM

Great watercolor card, very elegant! Great new products and ideas. Thanks for sharing.

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