I Miss You

Hi everyone! It’s Jocelyn here, and I’m sharing a pair of clean and simple cards with the Painted Flowers set. These flowers are beautiful, and I wanted to put the focus of the card on them.

I Miss You

Instead of inking the multi-step flowers, I stamped the outlines of flowers and leaves from the Painted Flowers set and watercolored them. I was inspired by the colors in THIS beautiful image, although I ended up with a less intense version. Once the flowers were dry, I fussy-cut them.

I stamped enough flowers and leaves for two cards. Here’s the second:

Thank You

For both cards, I added a little gold splatter in the background, and then layered the flowers with different heights of foam tape. The “thank you” sentiment is from the Magnolias for Her set, and the “I miss you” is from the Painted Butterflies set.

I Miss You

This post is my final Altenew post. I want to thank Tasnim and Jen for having me on the team! I will miss my teammates–they are all very sweet and very talented!

Thanks for stopping by!

Video: Distress Ink Watercolor Card by May

Hello, everyone! It’s May here sharing a floral watercolor card. To be honest, I was intimidated by using watercolors for today’s project. But I didn’t want to miss my chance anymore to improve my watercolor skills. So I decided to go out of my comfort zone and challenge myself.

Distress Ink Watercolor Card by May Park_2

I created my own floral background by mixing the images from two different stamp sets: Painted Flowers and Vintage Flowers.


I used Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink to stamp my images first, then color them with Distress Inks: flowers(Ripe Persimmon, Abandoned Coral, and Festive Berries), leaves(Cracked Pistachio and Evergreen Bough), berries(Dusty Concord.)

I made a video tutorial showing you a very easy technique on how to create a watercolor card. You can watch the tutorial here or in HD on Altenew Youtube channel. If you like this video, please give it a thumbs up. 🙂

Distress Ink Watercolor Card by May Park_5

I used Super Script and Halftone Hello along with ‘hello’ die for my sentiment. Then I popped it up the diecut hello with foam tape and finished off my card with clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.

Distress Ink Watercolor Card by May Park_3

I’m so happy that I tried watercoloring even though I wasn’t sure if I would make it.

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Seriously I can’t believe what I’ve created. Isn’t it so gorgeous?! Haha! I have a feeling that I’ll pull out my watercolor supplies for my next project, too. 🙂

Distress Ink Watercolor Card by May Park_1

Hope you also love my watercolor card and get some inspiration to make your own. Thanks so much for stopping by. Happy crafting!

Stamped Simplicity

Hello, everyone! Yana is here sharing a rather simple stamped project. I personally like to make all sorts of cards, some – clean and simple, some – heavily layered, but today I felt like less is more. So the card that I’m featuring in my today’s video is very simple and has a good design to be easily mass produced.

Stamped Simplicity

I’m using 2 stamp sets – Fresh Freesia and Painted Flowers. I really like the Happy Birthday to you sentiment, is nice and classy and painted flowers always seem to add a nice touch to any project.

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Thank you

Hello Everyone! It’s Aga here and I’m sorry I’m a little late with today’s post – my internet went down for a while. Today I’m sharing a card I made with three different stamp sets. I combined flowers from the Painted Flowers set with berries from the Poinsettia & Pine set and ‘thank you’ sentiment from the Sohcahtoa set. I just love when elements from different sets go so well together!

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I used here the following ink pads: Jet Black, Buttercream, Frosty Pink, Coral Berry and Frayed Leaf.

I hope you are feeling inspired to mix and match your sets!
Thanks for stopping by today!

Focus: Painted Flowers

Hello and welcome to another Focus feature.

Today we will be highlighting Painted Flowers. This set is out of stock at the moment, but we expect to have it back in stock within two weeks.

Design Inspiration: Faux watercolor. These flowers were designed to mimic the freestyle hand-sketched look of watercolor paintings.

Video Demo: Today we have a video to show you how the stamp layers work.

Creative Ideas:

Simply stamp and experiment with colors, it can be quite fun! On this card, I drew the black stripes using the chisel nib of a black Copic marker. I stamped the flowers on a piece of white card stock, trimmed the cluster, and attached to the card base with strong glue. The sentiment is from our Lace Up set.

I did some more stamping on this card. Instead of using various colors, I went for a monochromatic look. The sentiment is from our Faux Veneer set, and I stamped it on a stip of white card stock, which I then mounted on foam tape.

Water coloring these flowers is very easy. On this card I first stamped the flowers (base layer only) using a mix of distress inks, then blended the stamped image using a wet brush. Make sure not to press the stamp too hard, just enough so that the ink transfers to the raised surfaces of the watercolor paper. Once they were dry, I stamped the outlines using Black pigment ink. The sentiment is from our set Label Love, which will be back in stock within two weeks.

We have another water color look here, but this time, I water colored the background instead of the flowers. To create the background, I first taped down the edges of a piece of 140lb weight water color paper on to my work surface. Next I sprayed it heavily with water, and then added streaks of Gauche paint using a wet brush. I let it dry for a few hours before taking off the tape. despite the heavy usage of water, the piece dried completely flat thanks to securing it to my work surface. I stamped and trimmed the flowers, then created a cluster using various layers of foam tape.

Creativity has no limits. A simple element like the frame on this card can take your card to a whole new level! I love the generous use of white space and how the flowers peek through the frame.


Thanks for joining us here today! We hope to have inspired you to get creative!