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Altenew Watercolor Brush Markers Blog Hop

It’s release day and this Tropical Fiesta Set of Altenew Watercolor Brush Markers is awesome! If you made your way here from Lydia Fiedler’s blog then you’re right on track and have seen some amazing inspiration from a watercolor guru!

Altenew Watercolor Brush Markers Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Once again, I have something a little different today. I’m featuring a 5×7 card inspired by typography design. 

Bold Watercolor & Typography Handmade Card Design

I’ve always had a thing for fonts and have collected them over the years. So typography design always inspires me. I collect pics of ads that really speak to me and store them away for a day when my card mojo needs a reboot. 

Let’s talk color! Just look at these color swatches. So unbelievably vibrant!! For today’s card, I used Lime, Turquoise, and Purple Wine

Altenew Tropical Fiesta Watercolor Brush Marker Swatches

Be sure to watch the video for this loose and vibrant watercolor technique. 

Start by stamping and clear heat embossing several images onto your favorite watercolor paper. I’m using Saunders Waterford Rough High White paper as it’s a brighter white than most watercolor paper I’ve seen. I’m enjoying the rough texture of this paper.

Time to watercolor, start by adding a thin coat of clean clear water to one petal, then drop in 2-3 different colors with the watercolor brush marker. Let the water do the work. 

Tip: If you want a super vibrant color drop in color directly from the brush marker and let the water do the work. If you mess with it you may end up with 1 solid color. Eh, hm see video!

Bold Watercolor & Typography Handmade Card Design

Allow watercolor to dry completely and then die cut or fussy cut the images. I die cut 3 layers of cardstock, 1 black & 2 white, using Altenew Classic Alphabet Dies to spell the word SPRING. I then stacked the letters with glue.

The card front consists of a 5×7 piece of black cardstock and 4.5×7 piece of white cardstock. I added some score lines to the white piece for added texture and detail and popped it up with sticky back fun foam.

All that was left was to arrange the letters, leaves, and flowers and add some dew drops. Even though the letters were stacked, I added more dimension with foam tape. 

As always supplies are listed below. Be sure to scroll to the bottom for giveaway details! I hope you enjoyed this card today and feel inspired to combine watercolor with typography design. Be creative and Breathe · Ink · Inspire



Altenew is giving away a $40 gift certificate to six lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by Thursday, March 28th for a chance to win.

They will also draw a winner to receive a $20 gift certificate from the comments left here on my blog! All winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 3/31/2019.

Next Stop

The next stop on the hop is the lovely Lilith Eeckels. The full list of designers is here in case you get lost in inspiration along the way.

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  1. Linnea Sundstrom says:

    what a fun look! these colors add great effect!

  2. Dana Marsolek says:

    Fun, graphic and perfectly fantastic card! Wonderful inspiration!

  3. Annalisa Young says:

    I really like this mostly black and white with super vibrant flowers look. And such an easy look to achieve with these markers! Thanks for sharing with us.

  4. Mindy Drummond says:

    These Tropical Fiesta colors are divine and your flowers are stunning with them. I love the design of your card, you are making me re-think typography – it’s pretty cool! Thanks for the inspiration 🙂 (mardy14@bellsouth.net)

  5. Nandini Karmarkar says:

    Wow! Cool technique, Amber. Thanks for the great video. And I love the card design.

  6. Gorgeous CAS card, Amber! I love those bright, vibrant flowers and the bold letters really help them to ‘pop’!! Thanks so much for sharing and the great inspiration!

  7. Teresa Godines #6857 says:

    Very cool card layout/design. Love how you layered the flowers around the letters. Thanks for sharing

  8. Stacey Kowbel says:

    Such a fun spring card! Love the placement of the flowers!

  9. Jan Stroh says:

    I love your card! Such a great layout💜

  10. jeanmarmo says:

    Simply stunning and such vibrant colors!

  11. I adore large format cards and this one is fabulous. The green flower at the bottom beautiful.

  12. I adore larger format cards and your is fabulous. I love the green flower at the bottom – such a lovely reminder that spring is coming.

  13. Pretty card! I love the big letters. They don’t take the attention from the flowers

  14. I could look at the layers of color blended in your flowers for hours. So pretty and a a great reminder for me to let water create it’s own unique beauty when using watercolors. Love the design with the black and white letters. Gorgeous!

  15. Such a creative design! Love the die cut alphas surrounded by those lovely watercolor flowers! Thanks for another great idea shared!

  16. Bonnie Eng says:

    Beautiful tribute to Spring – great layout and love the colourful contrast of the flowers to the bold lettering!

  17. Karthikha Balasubramanian says:

    What a lovely card to welcome spring! Beautiful 🙂

  18. Mary Holshouser says:

    Love this idea. tucking the flowers in
    among the letters is a fun idea. the
    big letters are wonderful. Great
    card. thanks for sharing.

  19. Dana Jones says:

    I enjoyed the video. Thank u for sharing. Every time I see u work, I go out and get new supplies. I’m addicted!

  20. Gorgeous! I love the bold letters.

  21. Dee Earnshaw says:

    Lovely card – I am so ready for Spring:)

  22. Dee Earnshaw says:

    Lovely card – I am ready for Spring, too:)

  23. Kaye Thrasher says:

    Beautiful card. Great design job. Love the technique. Thanks for sharing your art.🐧

  24. Kathy Ferguson says:

    Gorgeous card. I love how you weaved your florals in and out of the letters. You made me realize that SPRING has sprung! Thanks for sharing your time and talent with us.

  25. Melissa Smith says:

    What a beautiful card! I love the colors you chose for the flowers! I’m also very glad you did a video to go with your card. I need all the help I can with my watercoloring! Thank you for the inspiration!

  26. Kandice Johnson says:

    Wow so dynamic! I love the black letters with the white background and you can’t forget about those watercolored flowers. So beautiful! Thanks for sharing your creativity!

  27. Wow! This is stunning! The pure white background with the large black letters & then the wonderful colours woven amongst the letters is genius! I’d be tempted to frame it & hang it on my all. Something to be proud of, that’s for sure. I love the darker blue made from combining the Turquoise & Purple Wine. Thanks.

  28. Annette Reed says:

    Yay Spring!! Such a great and lovely card. Your coloring is fantastic!

  29. Rose Mary Smalley says:

    Super card! I love how vibrant these colors are. And I am with you, I would just keep it up in my craft room…it is just that POP that everyone needs when Spring is a long time coming. Thank you so much for the great video.

  30. BrendaLea Abbott says:

    Your card is gorgeous! love hoe the flower are tucked into the font.

  31. Kathy Dippner says:

    Love the colors you used together. They are so vibrant. Thanks for sharing.

  32. Yea Spring! Beautiful card and I love the colors. Great video and thanks for the inspiration!

  33. Gabriele Haider says:

    beautfil card – thanks for the demo

  34. Beautiful card! I love the colors and the way they blended together.

  35. I love your technique. I will try that. I love these brushes. I have to have them.

  36. Debbie Alderson says:

    Great spring card!

  37. Kirsty Vittetoe says:

    wow this card is gorgeous – thanks for sharing:)

  38. Denise Bryant says:

    Gorgeous color combos on these beautiful blooms!

  39. snazzy jj says:

    Fabulous card! Gorgeous new colors of Watercolor Brush Markers. Love your wonderful design and great video.

  40. Pretty card, Thanks for the chance to win and sharing

  41. Heather Mills says:

    Beautiful!! Love colors and they really pop against the white and black!

  42. Fabulous design and I like the colors.

  43. Renate Harrison says:

    Great card!!

  44. Geri Stuart says:

    Very creative card! Love the new colors!

  45. Carmela Hubler says:

    Very pretty! Love the blues and greens together.

  46. Candy Thompson says:

    This card made me smile!

  47. Kristen Snoozy says:

    Unique and really pretty!

  48. Tracy Lustick says:

    Love the vibrant colors !

  49. Kelsey Thomas says:

    Love how bright the flowers are!

  50. Joy Meadows says:

    This card is an absolute stunner, Amber! Love the black and white with the colorful flowers. The watercolor markers are on my wish list.

  51. Cheryl Rigney says:

    Beautiful Spring card!! Love these new colors.

  52. Absolutely gorgeous colors! Fabulous card, love the contrast of the black letters and the vibrant colors! Thanks for all you share Amber!

  53. Beautiful spring card Amber.

  54. Cynthia Cole says:

    Love your Spring card, it’s gorgeous!

  55. Linda Coley says:

    Love your Spring card! Nice bright colors 😁

  56. At first I had a hard time seeing what it says, but there it was SPRING 🙂

  57. at first I had a hard time reading what it says, but there it was SPRING! 🙂

  58. Sandra Stein says:

    Great idea for SPRING. Have to remember this. Thank you for sharing your ideas.

  59. Stacey Kowbel says:

    Beautiful cards!

  60. elsmith2005 says:

    Such a beautiful card – I love the color combinations you chose <3