Happy Wednesday! Today is a great day to create cards because we get to play with brand new stamps and dies released by Altenew! I am going to show you how quickly you can create a “watercolored” look on your card without actually using any watercolor mediums.
I am participating in a special blog hop to celebrate today’s release – there are so many wonderful stamps and dies to check out! You can also get a chance to win a cool prize, so make sure to keep reading!
Out of all the wonderful brand-new stamps, Layered Cupcake stamp is the one I used for today’s project to share with you. Usually I am a very precise person who likes clean finish and perfectly lined up images when stamping. However, faux watercolor stamping is something that’s just a lot of fun to play with, even if you do not get clean lines!
This is also a great way to get more use out of your dye inks – make sure they are water-based dye inks like the ones from Altenew, so you can get more flawless faux watercolored look.
Another great way to add interest to your “faux watercolored” card, is by adding sentiments with very crisp impressions. The contrast between the cupcake image and the sentiments will make your card pop effortlessly.
I hope you give this a try! It is super simple and easy – and a perfect one to use if you are short on time but want to create something fun!
See below for all the products used in today’s project. Click SSS for Simon Says Stamp, EH for Ellen Hutson, or AMZ for Amazon. I participate in several affiliate programs where I get a small commission at no additional cost to you when products are purchased through links I share here. Thank you for your support!
There are TWO giveaways you can enjoy!
- Altenew is giving away THREE $50 gift certificates to Altenew store! Make sure to visit their blog and leave a comment to win.
- I am giving away $30 gift certificate to Altenew store! Please leave me a comment below by March 29th, 11:59pm PST. I will post a winner here on the 30th. Good luck!!
Congrats, Christi! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “March Release BH Winner from Nicole’s Blog” to claim your prize!
Next stop on the hop is Laura Bassen! Make sure to stop by and leave some love for her! Please see below for full blog hop list.
- Erum Tasneem
- Lilith Eeckels
- Svitlana Shayevich
- Jennifer McGuire
- Sveta Fotinia
- Agnieszka Malyszek
- Vicky Papaioannou
- Flora Monika Farkas
- Kelly Tribout Latevola
- May Sukyong Park
- Laura Jane
- Nicole Picadura — YOU ARE HERE
- Laura Bassen
- Evelyn Yusuf
- Marika Rahtu
- Yana Smakula
- Lydia Evans
- Debby Hughes
- Therese Calvird
- Kathy Racoosin
- Eunyoung Lee
- TaeEun Yoo
- Virginia Lu