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!
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.
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.
Once dry, the banner was adhered to an A2 white card base with Instant Dimension Foam Tape.
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.
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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.
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!
Reiko Tsuchida ***Note: Due to strict regulations in Japan, you might not be able to leave a comment on her blog post.
Enjoy the hop!