Altenew Metallic Watercolor 14 Pan Set Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello everyone!!! If you are following the hop, then you’ve just come from the blog of Zinia Redo. Thanks for guiding them over, Zinia! <3 So excited to share with you another new release of Altenew– the Metallic Watercolor 14 Pan Set!!!

Take a look at these gorgeous metallic colors!!! You can paint directly or add to your other Altenew watercolors and by doing so, your stamped image catches the light and reflects it to achieve a shimmery look. Take a look at some of the samples I made using this metallic watercolor set.



For this card, I chose to do a no-line watercolored card. All the images were stamped on watercolor paper using Antique Linen distress ink then colored using Altenew’s watercolor brush markers. I chose 3 colors to work with. Make sure that the colors are analogous so that they will blend nicely. Line up the 3 colors on your palette. Color one petal entirely then pick up another color and drop it on the wet colored petal. Allow the colors to blend. You can also mix two colors to create a fourth color. Dry the petal before starting the next or just skip the petal next to it and paint another petal using a different color. The key here is to make sure that the petals next to each other are colored differently. I just used the metallic watercolor as a glaze over existing dry colors to add a bit of shimmer. The flowers were dried then I carefully added in some rose gold from the metallic watercolor as a subtle wash with minimal water so that the details of the flowers will not disappear. After, the images were fussy cut. I die cut the frame from the Crystal Frames stamp set then proceeded to create a geode for the sentiment. I got this idea from one of Danielle Donaldson’s watercolor classes. The lightest watercolor wash was used to color the entire paper. Next, I chose a darker shade then colored the paper leaving a little bit of the 1st layer seen around the edges. I continued layering a darker color and leaving an irregular edge of the previous color untouched. The center was the darkest color. I interchanged blues with purples and pinks. I made sure to add some gold metallic watercolor to the mix to give it some shine. The sentiment was stamped using Versamark Ink then embossed with Rose Gold embossing powder then adhered to the card front with foam squares. I made sure to leave a lot of white space to give more emphasis to the flowers and sentiment. The Fine frame was watercolored with the metallic watercolor as well.



I’ve made a similar card like this before but wanted to share it again using the Metallic Watercolor. I love the design of the Needlework Motif stamps set and thought it would look good against black cardstock. The image was stamped using Versamark Ink then embossed with Rose Gold embossing powder. The image was then colored in using the metallic watercolor set. You can also choose complementary colors for more contrast. When it was dry, I went in a second to add a 2nd layer of paint.

The image was then die cut using the coordinating die. 4 more die cuts were added then glued on top of each other for added dimension. The Moroccan Mosaic cover die was used to cut black cardstock then layered on top of a gold cardstock to create the cardfront. The sentiment was stamped using Versamark Ink then embossed with Rose gold embossing powder.



Since I had leftover flowers from the first card, ( I always like making more embellishments that what I need 😊) I created this double gatefold card– and idea I got from Jennifer Mcguire. To look at how she did them, click here. The card was assembled to create a double folded card front. The feeling dotty stencil was used with a embossing paste tinted with Mountain Mist brush watercolor to add some texture to the card. The hand-cut watercolored flowers were then arranged in front . When I was happy with the arrangement, Press ‘n Seal was placed on top of the arrangement to pick up all the flowers. Adhesive was carefully placed at the back of the flowers making sure no adhesive was added on parts of the flowers/leaves that were crossing over the middle/opening of the card. The sentiment was stamped on black cardstock then embossed with rose gold embossing powder and adhered to the card front using foam squares. This is how it looks when you open the card.

I added a purple cardstock cut out using the Nesting labels die and added the leftover watercolored flowers for more interest when the card is opened.

I just love how the metallic watercolor added some subtle shimmer on certain areas of the the petals and leaves. ❤️


To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by 10/15/2019 for a chance to win.

We’ll also draw a winner to receive a $15 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 10/18/2019.

Next stop is my amazing and super talented friend, Amber Rain Davis. Again, thank you so much for finding time to visit my blog. I love hearing from all of you so do say hello through my FB or IG links or please leave a comment below. I will be gone for a bit to attend a wedding of my niece but I promise to be back in a couple of weeks with more to share. Happy crafting everyone! ❤️



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73 thoughts on “Altenew Metallic Watercolor 14 Pan Set Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

  • October 28, 2019 at 10:50 pm

    Wow!! All your cards are just gorgeous!! Lovvvve your use of metallic inks! <3

  • October 28, 2019 at 11:30 pm

    Your tips and cards are fabulous! I’m returning to learn more from your skills!

    • November 3, 2019 at 1:29 am

      Thank you Vikki! Glad to share!

  • October 29, 2019 at 12:18 am

    So pretty, love the colors you used.

  • October 29, 2019 at 1:15 am

    Love love love your cards! I’m smitten with the blues and greens. Totally awesome!

  • October 29, 2019 at 1:18 am

    So in love with your cards. Absolutely beautiful.

  • October 29, 2019 at 1:22 am

    I love your take on the Friend What Would I Do Without You card! Gorgeous work, as always ♥️

    • November 3, 2019 at 1:30 am

      Thank you so much, Imma!

  • October 29, 2019 at 1:37 am

    I love the blue/purple/pink combo you used on the flowers. So beautiful!

  • October 29, 2019 at 1:49 am

    Gorgeous card – beautiful colours and painting of the elements and I love the elegant touch of the gold embossing.

  • October 29, 2019 at 2:05 am

    Your use of the gold paint in the first card as a highlight is just gorgeous.

  • October 29, 2019 at 2:21 am

    Your water coloring skills are wonderful. I love each of your card samples showcasing the metallic paints but the orange hued card with the purple flowers is my favorite. Thank you for sharing your talent.

  • October 29, 2019 at 2:43 am

    The inspiration is just beautiful! The new metallic watercolors are amazing! I love the gorgeous colors. I also love that they can be used even on black paper!

    • November 3, 2019 at 1:31 am

      Thank you so much, Nandini!

  • October 29, 2019 at 3:04 am

    Your cards are amazing! Thank you for the inspiration and I can not wait to try these beautiful watercolors.

  • October 29, 2019 at 3:22 am

    Beautiful shimmer with these amazing metallic water color paints. Love them, can’t wait to play with them. Such beautiful cards!

  • October 29, 2019 at 5:13 am

    Love these new water colors!

  • October 29, 2019 at 5:58 am

    Your water coloring if the flowers are beautiful. I would love to see a video of you doing it. I will try it following your description. LOVE your gatefold (from J McG) card. BEAUTIFUL!!

    • November 3, 2019 at 1:31 am

      Hopefully sometime early next year when I have the right equipmemt. Thanks for dropping by!

  • October 29, 2019 at 6:31 am

    Wow, what a lovely and elegant card! Beautiful design and fabulous shimmer.

  • October 29, 2019 at 7:08 am

    All of your cards are stunning! I like the look of the no line painting. You did a wonderful job of using the shimmering metallic paints. Looks like a great set.

  • October 29, 2019 at 7:10 am

    Such beautiful cards. 💙

  • October 29, 2019 at 7:20 am

    Wow, Nenette, forgive me for putting it this way, but HOLY CRAP! Girl, you rocked this thing! Oh my goodness. I am in awe! You are AWESOME, my friend.

    • November 3, 2019 at 1:32 am

      Ha! Ha!!!! Thank you so much for appreciating my work, my friend 🙂

  • October 29, 2019 at 7:27 am

    Girl, I am going to just sit here and stare at your cards. =)

  • October 29, 2019 at 8:20 am

    These cards are all just stunning! With a wide range of background colors, you created some amazing artwork. 🙂

  • October 29, 2019 at 8:27 am

    These cards are ALL stunning!!! I couldn’t pick a favorite. The design, the colors, the execution—all amazing!

  • October 29, 2019 at 8:46 am

    Stunning coloring on all! I LOVE how the shimmer just shows on the blues!

  • October 29, 2019 at 10:15 am

    Your cards are all amazing. Great how you use the same flowers with different card styles. My favorite is the gatefold. The coloring is just perfect in each card.

  • October 29, 2019 at 10:24 am

    These are absolutely beautiful, and really show off the watercolors!

  • October 29, 2019 at 10:31 am

    So beautiful.

  • October 29, 2019 at 10:50 am

    Beautiful cards using these metallics.

  • October 29, 2019 at 11:07 am

    Your cards are so lovely. The first is my favorite!

  • October 29, 2019 at 12:12 pm

    gorgeous designs, the second card is breathtaking! Thanks for the inspiration!

  • October 29, 2019 at 12:56 pm

    Absolutely amazing cards! I love them all & the purple diecut inside your gorgeous Praying for You card really caught my eye!

  • October 29, 2019 at 2:27 pm

    Your cards are sensational. I love that 2nd card!

  • October 29, 2019 at 7:58 pm

    These cards are outstanding and spectacular. I love all of the beautiful colors and designs. You are so talented!! Thank you for inspiring!!

  • October 29, 2019 at 11:57 pm

    Nenette, I am almost at a loss to say how much I admire your talent & how beyond gorgeous each of your cards are. Each one has so much to look at & so much beauty to soak in. I can’t even pick a favourite as watercolour is my favourite medium when used by those who know how, which is not me. The addition of the shimmer from the Metallic Watercolours adds touches of elegance.

    • November 3, 2019 at 1:33 am

      Thank you for your kind words, Teri! It really warms my heart. 🙂

  • October 30, 2019 at 12:03 am

    OMG! Love your cards!! Beautiful!! TFS!!

  • October 30, 2019 at 1:45 am

    Wow, all three are stunning cards!

  • October 30, 2019 at 2:58 am

    Gorgeous project!! I so enjoy seeing them.

  • October 30, 2019 at 3:30 am

    Wow, love your cards they are all amazing.

  • October 30, 2019 at 8:45 am

    WOW!! All of your cards are beautiful and heart felt! The most stunning card is your “to the most wonderful friend”

  • October 30, 2019 at 11:23 am

    Wow! I’m finally getting through the hop and your cards are stunning, Nenette! Fabulous color palettes and compositions!

  • October 30, 2019 at 11:42 am

    OH My Goodness!! Beautiful cards!! Love the all. I am new to your blog and love your skills. This is why I love blog hops!!

  • October 30, 2019 at 7:25 pm

    Beautiful cards. I love the use of dimension

  • October 31, 2019 at 2:47 am

    Beautiful cards all, but your first card was my favorite. It just made me happy to look at it.

  • October 31, 2019 at 5:58 am

    Beautiful cards! Love these paints with the gold embossing.

  • October 31, 2019 at 8:36 am

    So stunning – the color choices are just lovely!

  • October 31, 2019 at 10:38 am

    Wow, your cards are so beautiful! I love the layering and your painting techniques. Thanks for sharing.

  • October 31, 2019 at 2:13 pm

    These are all so pretty! I love the colours you chose!

  • October 31, 2019 at 11:44 pm

    Breathtakingly beautiful!

  • October 31, 2019 at 11:49 pm

    All your cards are amazing. The colors and the styles are wonderful. Love these gorgeous new metallic watercolors.

  • November 1, 2019 at 5:11 am

    I can only say WOW! Your cards are amazing.

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