Altenew 2nd Anniversary Blog Hop!


Hi everyone! Welcome to the Simon Says Stamp portion of the big three-day Altenew Anniversary blog hop! We are very happy to congratulate Altenew on their second anniversary, and also very happy to be part of the party! Today is day two of the event. CLICK HERE to visit the Altenew Blog to make sure you don’t miss anything. There are so many great projects and tons of prizes!  Simon Says Stamp is one of the proud sponsors and all of us here at SSS love their products.

The card I’m sharing for the blog hop was made with the beautiful Brush Art Floral stamp set. I saw this one at the Altenew booth at CHA in January and wanted it right away! Pretty, soft brush stroke florals. That’s always a good thing! I used some of my favorite colors of Distress Inks to make a vintage inspired card.


I inked the large rose image with Worn Lipstick Distress Ink and stamped it directly onto watercolor paper. Then I stamped the leaves in Crushed Olive Distress Ink. I took my water brush and wet the colors and moved them around the paper to look as if they were watercolored. Next I took the smaller stamped pieces and stamped them in Candied Apple Distress Ink over the Lipstick ink. Then I blended some more with the water brush. You can see that adding the second color really gave the rose some depth.


I used the Label Love stamp set to make a crisp black sentiment for my card. Then I had fun layering pretty vintage papers and a doily. I gently inked the edged of all of my paper panels with a sponge dauber and Vintage Photo Distress Ink.


I used four copper brads to ground the bottom layer. The layer with the flower on it is adhered to the card with foam tape.



Here are the links for today’s hop! Remember this is a three day celebration! So be sure to check in on the Altenew Blog each day!

Kristina Werner
Anna Kossakovskaya
Simon Says Stamp
Agnieszka Malyszek
Melania Deasy
Marika Rahtu
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
Nicole Pikadura
Darlene DeVries
Pamela Ho


Leave comments along the way for the opportunity to win one of THREE prize packs valued at over $100 from Altenew! In addition, there are 8 companies who are celebrating with Altenew, and they are also offering awesome prizes! Be sure to leave comments on each stop by Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at 11:59 PM EST for a chance to win! 13 winners will be chosen at random from the collective blogs in the hop list and will be announced on the Altenew blog on Apr 14th. We are all using the hashtag #AltenewAnniversary on social media, so be sure to check on Instagram, etc for more inspiration!


  1. very pretty card, I love stamping and now I am trying my hand at water colors. so much fun, they mine do not look like the videos I have been watching but I am trying, lol.

  2. Your choice of paper, stamps, and techniques really does give a true vintage feel to your project. Nice job.

  3. I love this technique, maybe I can do that a little better than I can actually water color! We shall see:) Your card is beautiful, thank you so much for sharing!!

  4. I have never used brads before. Are they easy to use? Any advice on the best way to get started and if I need any special tools?

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