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Altenew Summer Fun Release Blog Hop

Welcome to the Altenew Summer Fun Release Video Hop! I’m so excited to share three Courageous You watercolor cards. This stamp is HUGE and absolutely a must-have!

Altenew Summer Fun Video Hop

Since this is a video hop, I will share some product and project details here but the real hop is happening on YouTube.

To start at the beginning, head over to the Altenew YouTube channel where I share 3 more card designs. I created 6 cards for this release, so I’ll share 3 on my YouTube channel and 3 on the Altenew channel.

Courageous You Stamp Set | 1 Panel 3 Watercolor Cards

Courageous You Watercolor & Mixed Media Ink Swatching

Aside from background stamps, I think Courageous You might be Altenew’s largest floral stamp and it’s gorgeous! This short cardmaking video shows how you can watercolor one 6×9 panel and create three cards. Watch here or in HD on YouTube. While you’re there I’d love it if you like, subscribe, and share it with friends!

Altenew Summer Fun Release

Let’s take a closer look at this incredible release. Folks, Altenew has offered up so many fantastic products it’s going to be challenging to prioritize your wishlist.

Introducing, TWO brand new product lines, Mixed Media Inks, and Simple Coloring Stencils.

Altenew Summer Fun Release | Altenew Mixed Media Inks

Simple Coloring Stencils

We are excited to share a novel stencil concept with you! Our Simple Coloring Stencils are designed to help you quickly and easily add color to your stamped outlines. They coordinate with specific sets, and are a fantastic alternative to layered stamping! We are starting this new product line with the gorgeous Courageous You Stamp Set, and we can’t wait to see how you use it!

Altenew Courageous You Stamp, Die, & Simple Coloring Stencil Bundle

Mixed Media Inks

Our mixed media ink is pigment ink with a foam pad. Use Mixed Media Ink on a variety of porous surfaces such as paper, fabric, wood, and more! The pigment ink becomes permanent once heat-set with a heat tool or iron. Altenew mixed media ink is acid-free and archival.

Altenew Mixed Media Ink Bundle

Courageous You Stamp Set

Courageous You Stamp Set is just too pretty for words. The large size is perfect to quickly watercolor a 6×9 panel and create several cards.

Ombre watercolor background

Create an ombre background with Sea Shore Altenew Artists Watercolor. It is important to keep the leading edge wet to prevent harsh lines from forming. Set the panel aside to air dry completely before painting the flowers and leaves.

Altenew Courageous You Stamp Set & Circled Greetings: Hello Die
Courageous You Stamp Set & Circled Greetings: Hello Die

Paint the flowers with Cherry Blossom and the leaves with Green Fields and Green Meadows. Set aside to air dry completely before cutting the panel. Air dry results in less warping as compared to heat drying.

Altenew Courageous You Stamp Set

I cut the 6×9 watercolor panel into three sections. One 3×8-inch panel and two 3×4.25-inch panels. Sticky back fun foam popped up the panels on a slimline card base measuring 3.5×8.5-inches and two 4.25×5.5-inch card bases.

Altenew Courageous You Slimline Card

Two of the cards are finished with sentiments stamped in Obsidian Ink and Satin Gold Sequins. The other card is completed with a Circled Greetings: Hello die-cut sentiment.

No-Line Watercolor

If you prefer no-line watercolor, this video/post has some great tips.

The style of Statement Flowers Stamp Set is similar to Courageous You and the techniques will translate well.

Pin It

If you love it, pin it, and share it with your crafty friends! Visit me on Pinterest for more design inspiration, patterns, and color combinations.

PINTEREST | Altenew Summer Fun Video Hop


To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew video by 7/19/2020 for a chance to win. 

We’ll also draw a winner to receive a $20 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s YouTube video on the video hop list below. All winners will be announced on the Altenew Winners Page on 07/22/2020.

Prizes drawn from YOUTUBE comments.

Next Stop

The next stop on our YouTube hop is the lovely Lydia Evans! To start at the beginning, watch Altenew’s video below.

Altenew Summer Fun Video Hop

Altenew Summer Fun Video Hop

Watch this video on the Altenew YouTube channel to start at the beginning of the Summer Fun Hop!

Here’s a full list of the talented designer’s videos too!


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  1. O wow, these are beautiful cards, thank you for teaching us how to get 3 cards out of one large stamp and than you for the mixed media pigments comparisons

  2. O wow, this is beautiful, thank you teaching us to make 3 cards out of one large stamp. Enjoyed the mix media tutorial as well. Learnt a few things about pigment inks as well

  3. Inkin' Chickie says:

    Great look to the designs. Heading over to watch the video.

  4. Margarita Navarro-Rivera says:

    Awesome cards! I love all three! Thank you for your video and for your comparison of the new inks to the crips inks!

  5. Absolutely gorgeous cards, Amber! Love the background color especially & thanks so much for the ink tutorial. Awesome idea to make 3 cards out of one stamping!!