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. I love the way you splotched the ink on your flowers. Thank you for the tutorial. This is on my “must try” list

  2. Shari! Beautiful card. Spritzing an inner stamp is my favorite technique, but I never thought to let it dry and with the Misti restamp an area for a darker section. How fun!!!

  3. When I try to do sloppy water coloring it never looks this gorgeous, mine just actually looks sloppy!

  4. Gorgeous card, love the loose watercolor technique especially with this awesome hibiscus stamp set. Thanks for another great technique video.

  5. Great video showing the process of making your beautiful card. Altenew’s layering stamps are so amazing. They turn us all into artists.

  6. Great video and such a lovely card! I’m not usually a hibiscus fan but I think I will try this set :-)

  7. Water coloring is one of my favorite things to do even though I’m not very good at it, it makes me happy to be able to create using this technique.

  8. I thoroughly enjoy all of your beautiful creative projects, Shari, and this card is no exception. Appreciate your detailed videos sharing your tips and tricks. Eager to try this method of stamping and inking for an artsy look.

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