Hello, and welcome to the Altenew March 2016 Blog Hop! If you came from the talented Lydia’s blog, you are right on track! Today the design team girls are sharing some fabulous projects to celebrate the release of new products: 2 4″x6″ stamp sets, 9 2″x3″ stamp sets, 21 dies, 6 papers, 12 inks, and a set of acrylic blocks.


I created a super sweet card using the Way Too Sweet stamp set along with brand new coordinating dies. Did you notice that I used watercolors to color my focal images? I went out of my comfort zone to try watercoloring and I’m so proud of how my card turned out. 🙂


Actually I’ve made a few watercolor cards for the last few months, but I never shared them here until now as I wasn’t satisfied with the results. Then I realized that my watercoloring skills won’t be improved if I kept my watercolor projects secret, so I decided to share my latest watercolor card today.


Here is a video showing you how I created my card. You can watch the video tutorial here or in HD on YouTube. If you like this video, please give it a thumbs up. I really appreciate your support and love.


How To Make a Handmade Card using Watercoloring 

  1. Stamp the images from Way Too Sweet with black ink on some watercolor paper. (Make sure to use waterproof ink for watercolors. Or you can heat emboss the images with white/clear embossing powder.)
  2. Color the images using Peerless Watercolor Sheets. (I tried to color loosely and not to overcolor the images.)
  3. Die cut the colored images using the Way Too Sweet die set. (If you don’t have dies, fussy cut the images using scissors.)
  4. Heat emboss the sentiment from Way Too Sweet with white embossing powder on Dark Chocolate cardstock. (If you are new to this technique, check out the Heat Embossing Technique Tips and Tricks HERE.)
  5. Die cut the frame out of white cardstock using Scallop Frame Die and adhere it on the sentiment panel using foam tape.
  6. Mount the die cut images using foam tape. Then add some sparkles with Wink of Stella and Glossy Accents.


Giveaways: There are two ways to win!

  • To celebrate this release, Altenew will draw three winners who will each receive a $50 gift certificate to the Altenew store. Please leave a comment on the Altenew blog by
     by Friday March 18th, 11:59 pm EST for a chance to win.
  • And there is more! I have a gift certificates to give away a for $30 gift certificate to one winner. Please subscribe to my YouTube channel or follow my Instagram and leave a comment. I will announce the lucky winner in this post on Saturday, March 19th. Good luck!


It is now time to head on over to the amazing Marika’s blog to see what creation she has to inspire you all.  If you get lost along the hop, please start at the beginning from the Altenew blog. All the release products are now available for purchase in the Altenew online store. Thanks so much for stopping by today. Happy hopping!

Giveaway Winner (Edited) 

Congratulations! Please email Altenew at winner@altenew.com to claim your prize with a subject line : March 2016 blog hop winner from May’s Blog.

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274 thoughts on “Video: Altenew – DIY Ice Cream Card using Watercoloring

  1. Well you SHOULD be very proud, May!! The watercolors add just the most clever ‘melty’ goodness to your ice creams!! Too cute … must go watch your video – I wonder what music I will be turning my speakers up for today? xx

  2. I just love how all the colors pop off the black card. I love using black in my cards. Beautiful card!

  3. Adorable card! Your watercoloring looks great! I’m already subscribed to both your Instagram and YouTube channel 🙂

  4. Hi May,
    I have long been an admirer of your work, and I love all your videos, but this watercolor card is too cute for words. THANK YOU, for sharing your amazing talent — you so inspire me !!

  5. I love the fact you told us a secret..I love your cards they are beautiful !!😃 I love the details that artists do to showcase their work. I love stamps and color now add some delicate fussy cutting and I will be on my way. Thanks for sharing.

  6. I’m ready to dive into those marvelous treats you’ve prepared for us…gorgeous colours, especially against the black background. Delicious!! Thank you!

  7. You should be proud of yourself. The watercoloring looks perfect to me. And the final card is just to SWEET (pun intended). You’ve done an amazing job on it.

  8. What a fun way to thank someone…cute images and love the black background to allow the images to pop.

  9. I love ice cream so I really love your stamp set. Your card is cute I like how you put the heart right in the middle of the ice cream.

  10. Such a “sweet” card May…teehee! Hey, you should be proud of your watercoloring…I wish I was that good! Keep up the fabulous work May! TFS

  11. Thank you for the inspiring and informative video tutorial. I love anything to do with ice-cream and this is such a sweet card! 🙂

  12. I love stamps of ice cream and candy. I MUST have that scalloped frame die. The black background makes the colors on the sweets pop.

  13. That is a fabulous card that you should be super proud of. You really rocked the watercolors. : )

  14. Cute card, maybe I should say sweet ! I always find inspiration while I read your post or see your videos ! Thanks for sharing with us.

  15. Lovely idea, :). I was excited to see your name on the hop, I already follow your YouTube channel and instagram, I find you cards sincerely inspiring 🙂

  16. Fun card! Love The colors you used! I’m a follow you on Instagram and YouTube! Your cards are always awesome!

  17. Love your background selection for the cards. These Way Too Sweet stamp set sure is amazing and looks yummy.

  18. CUTE and TASTY card May 🙂
    THANK YOU for sharing your SWEET INSPIRATION and tutorial – WOW – a little watercolour goes such a looooong way and the colours look FABULOUS against the black background, sitting within the white frame!!!
    PS – I’m already subscribed to your YouTube channel, don’t have Instagram {yet}

  19. Love everything about this card! The colors….wow! The stamps…amazing! And the scalloped frame…love!

  20. Wow what a sweet card. Lol. Love how the colours make these images jst pop off the chocolate card stock. Love it

  21. Love your card ..The images pop so wonderfully against the black background… Off to check your video…Thank you so much for sharing 💜

  22. I Love your art work…these new releases are amazing…I watch all your videos…Thanks for sharing so much with us

  23. Love the card! The colors look so good with the black background. I look forward to more on u-tube. Thank you for sharing with us.

  24. Such a very colorful and cute card! Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with Altenew stamps!

  25. Your work is so inspiring. I began following you about 2 months ago and I’m always amazed at what you create!

  26. Love your ice cream images! I can’t wait for summer weather to get here! Thanks for sharing with us!

  27. This looks great and well done on the watercolouring, it looks brilliant and really pops against the background x

  28. Beautiful card. I would never have thought to use watercolor for ice cream. Thanks for the inspiration

  29. Maybe I might try water coloring again and see if I can make it work next time around. Your water coloring was perfect, no worries there. You are such an inspiration to me!

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