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Two Watercolor YouTube Tutorials

Hi, everyone! Welcome to a hop full of Spring flowers and inspiration! I’m lots of watercolor techniques with the Altenew Artists’ Watercolor 24 Pan Set!

Altenew February 2020 Blog Hop + Giveaway

Altenew February 2020 Stamp/Die/Stencil Release

Before we get started, I want to thank you for all the lovely comments on my 3 in 1 Stencil on Stamp Technique using last’s month’s release. I’m thrilled you liked it and it was exciting to hear it was something new!!

I have two videos with loads of watercolor techniques to share, but first, let’s take a closer look at the full release. Affiliate message below.

Altenew Artists' Watercolor Set

Watercolor Techniques

2 Watercolor YouTube Tutorials

Now that the Artists’ Watercolor 24 Pan Set has been released I can share my video featuring their debut. There are lots of watercolor cards that I hope you enjoy! Click here to see the post associated with this video.

And, of course, we have more watercolor techniques for this release! Hopefully, you’ll walk away with tons of techniques to try.

I’m doing quite a few hops in February so I’m going to keep my blog write-ups short and sweet. Especially since the details are in the videos.

Watercolor Roses Stamp Set

Do you recognize these flowers? The Watercolor Roses Stamp Set is the same style as the popular Rose Bouquet Stencil. These coordinate well together to create different looks and textures.

Altenew Watercolor Roses Stamp & Die Bundle

To create a faux watercolor effect with the stamps, I inked up the stamp with Altenew Crisp Dye Inks and lightly spritzed the stamps with water before stamping.

Crisp Dye Inks | Pink Pearl, Coral Berry, Sunkissed Orange Cream

Faux Watercolor Technique

I stamped on Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock. Very little water was used, but you could also use hot press watercolor paper.

That believe sentiment is amazing!!! Love the brush script.

Grunge Watercolor Technique

The Cheshire Cat quote sentiment is so awesome, I had to use it. I did an emboss resist + watercolor technique with Translucent Pearl Embossing Powder.

Artist’s Watercolor | Tropical Forest & Cool Summer Night

Exotic Garden Stamp Set

This bold watercolor background started as a soft blue, but I couldn’t help myself and had to go bold! If you’re into a soft look, I left that in the video.

Loose watercolor technique

Exotic Garden Stamp Set is large enough to carry a card as the focal point or create a tone on tone background. I embossed it with Antique Gold Embossing Powder and watercolored with the new Artists’ set.

Artist’s Watercolor | Tea Party, Cool Summer Night, & Tropical Forrest

watercolor wash technique

The sentiment is the Hello and Hugs Die Set from last month’s release.

New Beginnings Stamp & Die Bundle

This time I was able to control myself and stick with soft pastels. But I have to say I was so uncomfortable with the lack of high contrast!

watercolor stripes

First, I used coordinating dies to cut masks and adhered them to watercolor paper to create a background pattern. Then I painted soft watercolor stripes.

Artists’ Watercolor | Tea Party and Fall Harvest

soft watercolor

The flowers are embossed with Antique Silver embossing powder. Gah, I wish I stamped them in black for more contrast!

Warm Hugs Stamp Set

This stamp set has a unique and modern feel to it. Instead of using it as it was intended in the layering guide, I used the large solid stamp to create a background pattern.

It has a bit of a quilted panel feel to it. The sentiment and a flower are stamped on vellum.

That’s a wrap! Today’s videos are longer than usual because each has several different cards and watercolor techniques. Feel free to pin this post if you need to come back later. Or better yet subscribe to my YouTube channel if you haven’t already!

I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration. Let me know your thoughts down below.

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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 2/18/2020 for a chance to win.

Altenew will also draw a winner to receive a $20 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 2/21/20

Next Stop

The lovely Reiko Tsuchida is the next stop on the hop and the full list is below. Leave some love wherever you land and consider subscribing if you like what you see along the way.

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Emily Midgett
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Laurie Willison
Caly Person
Lilith Eeckels
Kelly Griglione
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Vicky Papaioannou
Maryam Perez
Keeway Tsao
Nicole Picadura
Amber Rain Davis
Reiko Tsuchida
Agnieszka Malyszek
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Ashley Tucker
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Isha Gupta
Jenny Colacicco
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Keren Baker
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Jen Schow
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Teri Wilson
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Jennifer McGuire


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  1. you really made me smile because i enjoyed listening to your process and tendancies in creating your card designs. Thank you for helping me feel better about my own process in creating.

    1. Hi Penny, that’s lovely to hear and you made me smile too. I like to keep it real over on my channel and that means leaving in mistakes and projects that take a left turn. Those are usually the ones I end up liking best and I learn so much by not giving up on a card. Hugs!!

  2. Janette Cole says:

    So excited about the new products

  3. Kimberly Ligocki says:

    FREAKING GORGEOUS!!! And don’t those watercolors pop against the gold embossing??? I can’t wait to get some. And thank you for the videos — they are always so helpful.

  4. Beautiful trio of cards! Stunning techniques and designs.

  5. Fabulous set of cards, but I have the say the Spring Florals on the dark blue bg has stolen my heart!!!

  6. Cynthia Cole says:

    Your cards are all so lovely!

  7. Beautiful colors! Looking forward to watching the vids.

  8. Kimberly McField says:

    Your cards are beautiful, and I really need that new watercolor set…

  9. Susan Babcock says:

    The Exotic Garden stamp set is so beautiful, really screaming to be ordered! Your cards are lovely!

  10. Gail Spresser says:

    Really beautiful cards and colors. Thank you.

  11. Denise Bryant says:

    Gorgeous cards! I am really loving the beautiful Watercolor Roses! Awesome colors!

  12. Beautiful cards. Enjoyed your watercoloring video. Awesome release.

  13. Beautiful and great techniques.

  14. Michelle P says:

    Such pretty cards. I really like the exotic garden project. Thanks so much for your inspiration.

  15. Kathy Dippner says:

    Beautiful cards! Love that you could create such a pastel card when all the rest were so vibrant. Thanks for sharing.

  16. Your cards are amazing! Love those vases made with that stencil.

  17. Cyndi Morris says:

    Beautiful cards, beautiful colors (and coloring). I appreciate you sharing techniques. You’ve inspired me to step outside my comfort zone (which is very basic).

  18. Valerie Hayden says:

    Interesting videos.

  19. Thanks for the video

  20. Marisela Delgado says:

    What wonderful cards and colors.

  21. Heather Jacobs says:

    Incredible cards! Way to show off the release!

  22. jenny albers says:

    I love the colors of the paint!!

  23. Dawn Jones says:

    Love the cards and the sentiments are great!

  24. A beautiful mix of styles and techniques. Your videos are always so helpful and full of information and ideas.

  25. So so pretty! Love your style and love all these cards ♥

  26. Wonderful techniques! Beautiful creations!

  27. Beautiful cards, Amber. And thanks for the great video. I am in love with the new watercolor set.

  28. Liz Jutila says:

    Amber, I love how your samples are so different from one another! Great ideas, thanks for sharing!

  29. Paula Haller says:

    So much goodness! Your creations are beautiful. The Antique Gold Embossing looks simply stunning paired with your beautifully painted flowers against your bold blue background. That is my favorite, though I adore your “You Are The Sweetest” card with the flower stamped on the vellum.

  30. izabelawr says:

    These cards are beautiful! they’re simple but amazing. i really like this New Beginnings stamp & die set.
    great work !

  31. The watercolored exotic garden card is amazing! So beautiful. The blue background is fantastic. Thank you.

  32. Lisa Moline says:

    I absolutely love your gorgeous cards! Especially the one with the vibrant indigo background!! I’m like you, I like the dark vibrant colors! So much great inspiration – thanks!

  33. Margarita Navarro-Rivera says:

    Love the new watercolors and your cards!

  34. So fun to see the various watercolor techniques, and the results are beautiful!!

  35. Sheri Hartman says:

    Your cards are lovely. Your technique with watercolor is great.

  36. Inkin' Chickie says:

    I enjoyed the videos on the process. I like the scrap use for another card. Very helpful to see the process of working a technique until it makes you happy.

  37. Dorothy A says:

    Thank you for sharing the watercolor videos. Beautiful cards and stamps!

  38. Julie Detlefsen says:

    So many yummy beautiful designs and colors. Inspiration abounds!

  39. barbara lassiter says:

    You knocked it out of the park with this collection of beautiful cards. Altenew strikes again with a gorgeous release! The artist quality watercolors are exciting, too!

  40. The green foliage card you made is simple and beautiful. Thanks for the inspiration!

  41. Christine A says:

    The new watercolours look good. I like the grungy leaf card best. The silver embossing looks fine on the other card.

  42. Meghan Kennihan says:

    Thank you for the amazing video! Saving it as I am new to watercolor! Your cards are incredible!!!!!!!!!!

  43. Monique H says:

    help with watercolor is always needed, and what beautiful stamps and cards to learn from

  44. what can I say? AWESOME designs Amber, you have created such a wonderful variety of projects with easy to follow techniques, I absolutely love all of them and seriously I won’t be sleeping for a few days until I give these ideas a try! Thanks for the videos and tutorials!

  45. Great Altenew release! Awesome creations! I especially love The florals card against the deep blue background!

  46. Jennifer Rasnick says:

    Beautiful cards from a fantastic release!

  47. Brenda L. Kuder says:

    Pretty cards! Another great release!

  48. Stacey Kowbel says:

    Fantastic cards! I love the “Every Adventure” card!

  49. Melissa Friedrich says:

    Wow, gorgeous, stunning cards! I love the Watercolor Roses one especially and thank you for the awesome videos, LOVE the new water colors, and all the inspiration with your gorgeous cards.

  50. I absolutely lovey our backgrounds, and I think muy fav is your green leaf card. Just gorgeous. Sort of grungy, but so elegant and beautiful.

  51. Kristina M says:

    Beautiful! Even the more subtle card! Thank you for sharing your talents!

  52. Exotic Garden + navy = beautiful. Drama, baby, drama.

  53. Claudia K Anderson says:

    Love your use of the new floral sets! I think I need all the stamps from this release!

  54. Gorgeous and thank you so much for the wonderful tutorials!!

  55. The emboss resist cheshire cat card is so fun!

  56. Watercolor Roses are a Gotta-Get-It set! Your use of it is gorgeous.

  57. Wanda S Radler says:

    Wow – your cards are beautiful. I especially love the Hello sweet friend and the watercolor roses one. I am excited to learn more watercolor techniques and hope to get that new watercolor pan set.