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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Terrific Tags Die Set
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Embossing Ink
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Artists' Watercolor 24 Pan Set
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Watercolor Paper Set (A2 loose sheets)
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Greta H July 1, 2022 - 11:54 AM

Absolutely stunning card! Love that blooms image!

em July 1, 2022 - 12:26 PM

I’m not a real fan of loose watercoloring but your tag was very nice to me because of the care you took to add to the petals in a more deliberate fashion after the wet on wet technique.

Lisa Petrella July 1, 2022 - 2:12 PM

This is absolutely gorgeous, Michelle!!! I love your watercoloring and your beautiful color choices!!

Sharon Gullikson July 1, 2022 - 5:28 PM

How beautifully summery. I can’t wait to see more…

Wendy July 1, 2022 - 6:12 PM

Love the new release, so cute!

balavenkatgmailcom July 1, 2022 - 10:07 PM

I have to try this loose water coloring technique. Looks lovely!

Jeanne Beam July 1, 2022 - 10:50 PM

Such a fantastic release! Gorgeous cards!

Thanks for sharing.

Donna Walls July 1, 2022 - 11:35 PM

Another fabulous release with unique sets. Great tag and card from Michelle!

Jennifer Forster July 1, 2022 - 11:50 PM

So pretty!!! Love the loose watercolors

Carol L McCready July 1, 2022 - 11:57 PM

Your watercolor tag is beautiful. I prefer loose water coloring. I just find it meditative watching the colors flow.
A beautiful and fun release from Altenew. I can’t wait to see what everyone creates on the hop.

Gerrina July 2, 2022 - 1:23 AM

What a great inspiration like this! Love all the bright colours you used!

dawnnz July 2, 2022 - 3:28 AM

stunning release and just love your watercolouring on the tag Michelle. So pretty.

Denise Bryant July 2, 2022 - 12:56 PM

The Captivating Blooms have captivated me! Love this beautiful design! Michelle’s card is gorgeous!

Sheri Kempke July 2, 2022 - 12:59 PM

Lovely cards created from this new release! So many wonderful new products.

Kim Wilson July 2, 2022 - 10:25 PM

Beautiful artwork!

Christine July 2, 2022 - 11:42 PM

Gorgeous flower stamps and dies!! The card is stunning! I am so in love with the Summer release! Love love love!

Sue McRae July 3, 2022 - 7:43 AM

Fabulosu release! Gorgeous CAS card, the colors are so pretty!

Amy Cooley July 3, 2022 - 8:19 AM

Fun new products for summer!

cindybstampin July 3, 2022 - 2:05 PM

I’ve been around to the hop and must say how much I love these products and your gifted designers!

Lissette July 3, 2022 - 6:29 PM

Beautiful card! I love the loose watercolors and will have to try that technique. Love the stamp set too. Thanks for the inspiration.

Karen Letchworth July 3, 2022 - 7:56 PM

The watercoloring with Altenew products is always a beautiful combination. I’m so blessed by all the wonderful inspiration.

Patti L July 4, 2022 - 5:27 PM

Great stamp! I love the color combination you chose too.

LindaR July 5, 2022 - 12:06 AM

love the white space!

Paula M. July 5, 2022 - 12:39 AM

Beautiful card! Your color choices are perfect!

Joan Walker July 5, 2022 - 12:50 AM

Awesome release.

Robi Wax July 5, 2022 - 1:04 AM

Beautiful card. I love the loose watercoloring!

Nancy Robbins July 5, 2022 - 1:09 AM

Gorgeous card!

Maria Giselle B. July 5, 2022 - 1:28 AM

Congratulations on your new release!

Jacquelyn Bault July 5, 2022 - 1:36 AM

Love this card!

Lori Martin July 5, 2022 - 1:39 AM

I love the new release!

Nancy Threa July 5, 2022 - 1:58 AM

I really liked the loose water color, it added a bold pop of color without being fussy

Brenda Rogers-Fiscus July 5, 2022 - 2:13 AM

Just lovely! Wet-on-wet watercolor is just mesmerizing.

dorothy July 5, 2022 - 2:15 AM

Lovely card and technique. Thanks for the inspiration.

Lynn Chan July 5, 2022 - 3:19 AM

Beautiful release! I’m not familiar with watercolours but these are AMAZING!

Beverly Terry July 5, 2022 - 5:27 AM

I can’t wait to try this technique with my watercolors. The video was quite informative. Thanks for sharing.

Tina July 5, 2022 - 6:00 AM

One of the many things I love Altenew products are the amazing floral designs. Flower girl through and through but, after looking at the mod fruit and all the ideas, I’m in love with this set! So colorful and yet so simple. Amazing work as usual. The blog is always so inspiring, thank you for all the designers posts 🥰

Cards by Chris July 5, 2022 - 6:01 AM

So beautiful and inspiring!

Emily July 5, 2022 - 6:11 AM

The bloom stamps are stunning!!

Rita Turkowski July 5, 2022 - 6:24 AM

So pretty!!! Love these watercolors

Hanna Lyons July 5, 2022 - 6:34 AM

I love your approach to watercoloring! You make it seem so do-able!

Jamie Yates Mastin July 5, 2022 - 7:30 AM

exquisite card!

Deb B July 5, 2022 - 7:50 AM

Love the “loose watercolor layers “ card. Especially Gorgeous!

Dana Keller July 5, 2022 - 7:53 AM

Beautiful cards

Sandy Dunleavy July 5, 2022 - 8:22 AM

I absolutely loved this card! The colors you chose for the watercolor are just beautiful together! I was just thinking, the way you cut the portion of watercolor piece down. if you were not happy with the entire thing, by cutting it down and using it on a card you could at least make part of it useful. My water color teacher in Community ED used to tell us, this little corner or part of our watercolor projects. (Which we thought were a mess) Was a masterpiece. It would be a great way to use masterpieces!

Denise July 5, 2022 - 8:35 AM

Beautiful card. So simple and still so elegant.

Barbara Whiting July 5, 2022 - 8:45 AM

I love the watercoloring and the use of the tag die. Very pretty card.

Kim Salito July 5, 2022 - 9:00 AM

Another beautiful release. I love Altenew products.

Sam HW July 5, 2022 - 9:07 AM

Everything is so pretty and vibrant – perfect for the summer vibe!

Janet WALKER July 5, 2022 - 9:28 AM

You always have such fantastic ideas. The sets are beautiful and unique.

Lydia Coffman July 5, 2022 - 10:06 AM

Inspiration at it’s best! Now to sit down at my desk and get to work!

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