Altenew’s 3rd Anniversary Blog Hop + Giveaway


Altenew, Shari Carroll

Welcome to the Altenew 3rd anniversary blog hop!!! If you’re coming from Amy Lee’s blog, you’re in the right place!!

In celebration, I created a card using the Altenew Hibiscus Bouquet stamp set where I’ve used the center (solid) images to create watercolor effects.

Shari Carroll, AltENew, flowers

The watercolor technique is simple, first I layered on light tones of ink, then stamped a second time with ink in a specific area for a darker tone. When everything was dry, I stamped the outline images overtop in black.

Shari Carroll, AltENew, flowers

I’ve filmed a video that you can view below or on our YouTube channel HERE.

Altenew blog hop, shari carroll


Altenew is giving away $50 gift certificates to FIVE lucky winners. There are also 12 awesome companies who are celebrating with us, and they are offering the following prizes:

  • Spellbinders: Three $100 Gift Certificates
  • Online Card Classes: Three Class Spots
  • My Sweet Petunia : Mini MISTI
  • Pretty Pink Posh : $30 Gift Certificate
  • WOW! Embossing Powder : $30 Prize Pack
  • Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L : $30 Prize Pack
  • Tombow USA: 1 pack of 10 Dual Brush Pens
  • Chameleon Pens: 1 Pack of 5 Chameleon Pens
  • Butterfly Reflections Ink: $25 Gift Certificate
  • Ellen Huston LLC : $25 Gift Certificate
  • Freckled Fawn : $25 Gift Certificate
  • Simon Says Stamp : $25 Gift Certificate


Be sure to leave comments by Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 11:59 PM EDT for a chance to win! 15 WINNERS will be chosen at random from the comments left on any of the blogs listed below and will be announced on the Altenew blog on April 28th, 2017.

The anniversary celebration continues the rest of the week, just follow the links below!

Thanks for stopping, your next stop on the hop is to SVETA FOTINIA. Enjoy!!!


Laura Bassen

Ashley Horton

Amy Lee

Simon Says Stamp

Sveta Fotinia

Taheerah Atchia

Anna Kossakovskaya

WOW! Embossing Powder

Yoonsun Hur

Raquel Bowman

Marika Rahtu

Nina Marie Trapani

  1. Absolutely wonderful video! I plan to buy the stamp and die and color video instructions. Thanks.

  2. Pretty pretty! Love the flowers popped up and with a touch of color. I might be able to do that! I’m not much of a colorer, so this inspires me! :)

  3. Thanks so much for doing the video! I learned so much from it! Your card is beautiful! Loving this blog hop! So much talent and inspiration here! Thanks for sharing yours!

  4. Thanks for sharing your water color technique in a video. It’s very helpful to see how you did this beautiful card.

  5. I love this stamp! It is on my list of “needs.” Now after seeing your designs I must have it now!

  6. Loved your technique. The card is beautiful. I liked the addition of the stitched rectangle. Allowed the sentiment to pop too.

  7. Altenew makes it art so easy ! Congratulations for 3 inspirational years of creating life in stamps !

  8. What lovely flowers! I find I’m always picking floral stamps and ideas in most of my ideas. Thanks for the inspiration

  9. Such a beautiful card! I really love the watercolor look and since I don’t have that talent, this set could help me achieve it with this technique. It would make a beautiful Mother’s Day card.

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