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Altenew February Blog Hop

Hey guys, we’re stamping with Altenew Watercolor Brush Markers today! If you’ve reached this post from the lovely Anna Komenda’s blog then you’re right on track and in the home stretch of the blog hop.

Altenew February 2019 Blog Hop + Giveaway

While at Creativation I did a make and take with the lovely ladies from Waffle Flower. They were stamping with Tombow Markers. I loved the artsy effect and decided to give it a go with Watercolor Brush Markers.

Stamping with Watercolor Brush Markers

Let’s get started! Choose your favorite color palette. I’ll be using Citrus Burst, Autumn Blaze, and Ruby Red. I’ll give a brief description of the process here on the blog and all the details can be found in the video below. Please give it a thumbs up if you enjoy it!

A note about paper. I first tried this technique on watercolor paper, because hey, watercolor brush markers, it made sense. The results weren’t great, but I got fabulous results on Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80 lb, so that’s what I’d suggest.

Stamping with Watercolor Brush Markers

Squeeze out a few drops of  each color into 3 separate puddles on your craft mat. Lightly spritz with water. Ink up one of the shadow layer stamps and stamp the middle of the card. Continue the pattern using different colors and even inking up with multiple colors.

The sentiments are from Mega Greetings 2 and Mega You Die.

Stamping with Watercolor Brush Markers

I still had a bit of ink left on my mat and didn’t want to toss it. So I inked up another panel. This time the ink puddles weren’t as juicy so less pigment was stamped on the paper which left just the suggestion of the tulip’s structure.

Stamping with Watercolor Brush Markers

I ink smooshed a couple pieces of scrap watercolor paper and die cut a sentiment with Simply Thank You Die. I sandwiched a black die cut in between the two watercolor ones for some contrast. The dearly stamp is from Mega Greetings 2.

Both cards needed a bit more black so I added a hand drawn border on one and trimmed the sides of the other and backed it with a piece of black cardstock.

Stamping with Watercolor Brush Markers

And that’s a wrap. I hope you enjoyed these projects today and feel inspired to give this technique a try. Thanks so much for stopping by. Get creative and Breathe · Ink · Inspire.

As always products are listed below. Be sure to scroll to the end for Giveaway details and a link to the next stop on the hop.


See the full February release here.


To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by 2/21/2019 for a chance to win. 6 winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 2/24/2019.


Altenew is also sponsoring a $30 gift certificate giveaway on my blog as well. To enter please leave a comment below. If you enjoyed my cards, I’d love it if you subscribed to my YouTube and Instagram channels. 

The winner will be announced on my blog by 2/20/2019.

I also have a giveaway over on my Instagram channel for 2 free spots in my Altenew Academy class, Zentangle for Cardmakers. Winner will be announced 2/18/19.

Winner Update – 2/20/19

Congratulations to Caroline Livermore!

“Gorgeous use of the stamps with the die cuts — You have inspired me!”

Caroline, you are the lucky winner of a $30 Altenew gift certificate! Please send an email to winner@altenew.com by 2/28/19 with the subject line Altenew February 2019 Stamp/Die/Stencil Release Blog Hop Winner from Amber Rain Davis’ blog.

Next Stop

The amazing Norine Borys is the next and final stop on the hop. I’m certain you’ll love her creations! In case you missed any stops, here’s the full list.

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  1. Mindy Drummond says:

    This technique is the COOLEST!! I love how both cards came out, I am definitely going to be trying this (after I watch your video lol). Thank you for sharing this and for the awesome inspiration! (mardy14@bellsouth.net)

  2. Linnea Sundstrom says:

    so pretty! I really luv the more subtle one!

  3. Love these cards, and the way you colored them! I have never stamped with watercolors, but I love the look and will definitely be giving your techniques a try! Thanks for your inspiration!

  4. Lynda McCall White says:

    Those backgrounds look like modern art using your technique. I didn’t even recognize that was the tulip stamp until I read it!

  5. Great technique for making these cards.

  6. Andrea Hastilow says:

    Fantastic idea for stamping these. Thank you for all the advice on the technique, will be tried out to see how I do with it.

  7. Mirella ROGAN says:

    These are really lovely, thanks for sharing and inspiring!

  8. Annette Reed says:

    Your cards are lovely. Thanks for sharing this technique on video.

  9. Karthikha Balasubramanian says:

    Wonderful cards!! Creative takes 🙂

  10. Elizabeth B says:

    Wow, I love your cards Amber. Very different and very cool!! Thanks for sharing.

  11. Maryam Crafter says:

    Oh amber ,your cards are just fabulous. I should try this technique for sure .. love all these details and love the colors of brush marker on the stamping . Thanks for sharing

  12. Caroline Livermore says:

    Gorgeous use of the stamps with the die cuts — You have inspired me!

  13. Love your cards!! I enjoy the watercolor pens. I tend to use those more than any other media. They are easy to use and provide very beautiful results!!

  14. Rose Mary Smalley says:

    Such pretty cards…this blog hop has been so much fun. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely work.

  15. Denise Bryant says:

    Beautiful cards! Love the gorgeous Exotic Tulips set you used and the color combo! I’ll have to check out the video!

  16. Amber, I’m glad you learned this at Creativation & then took the time to make a video explaining to us as well. I ADORE both of your cards! The one is so bright & beautiful & it did make a difference using the outline stamp after, albeit a subtle one. I love the beautiful colours of the Thanks die created by dipping colours on the cardstock, especially put on top of those soft outlined tulips. Thanks so much for participating!

  17. Kandice Johnson says:

    Your cards are simple, yet so dynamic. Great job! Thanks for sharing!

  18. Cheryl Rigney says:

    Very interesting technique. At first glance, I thought you used a solid stamp on the first card and the outline on the second. I was surprised in the video to see they were the same stamp. Thank you for sharing the process. Your cards are fabulous!! I love the hand-drawn border!

  19. Nenette Samson Madero says:

    I’m a fan of your work, Amber! So much inspiration and all your cards are always exquisitely done. <3 Love the color combos too!!! Thank you for inspiring me to use fabric on my cards!!! What die cut machine did you use?

  20. moje meno says:

    I would never thought of using those to stamp backgrounds. Thanx for the tip!

  21. elsmith2005 says:

    These are such unique cards! I’m excited to try this technique <3

  22. Hadassah DeRamus says:

    You are such a talent I love the look of the backgrounds using the tulips!

  23. LaQuieta Gibson says:

    I love your cards and would really love to learn more from you. Excellent work!

  24. Cynthia Cole says:

    Love your cards!

  25. What a fun technique! Thanks for the video showing the process. It’s such a lovely outcome. Beautiful cards! TFS!

  26. Aimee Phillips says:

    Tulips have been my favorite flower forever. I can see after what you made with new tulip stamp set it being a must have. Thanks for inspiring.

  27. Kirsty Vittetoe says:

    Oh my oh my – love these!

  28. Dana Marsolek says:

    Oh such beautiful and wonderfully creative card designs. Stunning!

  29. Carmela Hubler says:

    Amazing use of these new stamp sets.

  30. Stacey Kowbel says:

    Fantastic cards! I love the thank you dearly card – gorgeous design!

  31. I love how you made the THANK YOU stand out! Great colors!

  32. Lori Blair says:

    Your work is incredible! This looks like sooo much fun to do! Great job!

  33. Lisa Moline says:

    I absolutely love your gorgeous cards! What a fun technique and such great results! Hard to believe the difference with just less water! I do subscribe to your YouTube channel and love your videos!

  34. Dee Earnshaw says:

    stunning cards – thanks for sharing your videos:)

  35. Kristy Tyra says:

    I love both of them. Isn’t it fun how just using the left-over ink gave you a card just as beautiful as the first!

    1. Thank you Kristy! Totally! I was so surprised at how different the stamping came out with less ink. Always fun to experiment!

  36. Joy Meadows says:

    What a beautiful technique using the new release from Altenew. Love your cards.

  37. Cynthia Koop says:

    Thank you for sharing the great technique with us. I can’t wait to try it out! Your beautiful cards are such an inspiration to me!!!

  38. Love these watercolor designs Amber, fabulous way to use all the color from the mat. Love this Exotic Tulips Set. Thanks for the inspiration and the giveaways!

  39. ingriddh1 says:

    such a beautiful new release, can’t wait for spring to arrive

  40. Kelsey Thomas says:

    These are beautiful!

  41. Teresa Doyle says:

    Congratulations Mindy!

  42. Mindy Drummond says:

    Thank you so much Amber, I can’t wait to shop 🙂 I just sent the email to Altenew. Have a great rest of the week (I expect you need rest after
    Creativation lol).