Today I am happy to be part of the Altenew blog hop, celebrating the March release! You should have arrived here from Agnieszka’s blog, but if you want to start the blog hop from the beginning the full list is at the bottom of this post! Amazing designers are playing along, with tons of inspiration and lots of giveaways so make sure to join the fun and leave everyone some love!

For my card I used the beautiful Garden Treasure stamp set and dies! How can I resist this gorgeous stamp set now that spring is here?

Altenew-Garden Treasure-Vicky Papaioannou-watercolor card

The stamp set gives you different layers so that you can stamp the flowers and the leaves with different shades of inks to do your shading. However they do give you the outline image as well! So you can choose how to work with them. I just stamped the outline and had fun with my watercolor pens.


A flower card is perfect for every  occasion so just use any sentiment you like! To finish it off I just had to add some glitter at the background as well as stick a few of those art pebbles that look like morning dew drops.


You can enjoy the video below or at my YouTube channel


Giveaway 1:

To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate through my blog to ONE lucky winner!



Giveaway 2:

To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to THREE lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew blog by Thursday, March 30th at 11:59pm EST for a chance to win. The winners will be announced on the Altenew blog on Friday, March 31th.

Next blog hop stop:

The next stop on the blog hop is the talented Flora Monika Farkas.

Full blog hop list:

Want to start from the beginning? Here is the full list! Make sure to follow the blog hop as it’s full of inspiration and even more giveaways along the way!!!

Erum Tasneem
Lilith Eeckels
Svitlana Shayevich
Jennifer McGuire
Sveta Fotinia
Agnieszka Malyszek
Vicky Papaioannou
— You are here
Flora Monika Farkas
Kelly Tribout Latevola
May Sukyong Park
Laura Jane
Nicole Picadura
Laura Bassen
Evelyn Yusuf
Marika Rahtu
Yana Smakula
Lydia Evans
Debby Hughes
Therese Calvird
Kathy Racoosin
Eunyoung Lee
TaeEun Yoo
Virginia Lu



  1. A happy card to welcome spring! It’s so sweet with the traditional composition and bright coloring. It warms the spirit. Very nice.

  2. Wow!!! This is GORGEOUS Vicky!!! Love the glittery bakground, it really makes your flowers POP!!!

  3. Gorgeous creation, Vicky!! The colors are so bright and happy! LOVE! SO happy to be hopping along with you!

  4. Beautiful card. I’m so impressed with the Nuvo products I’ve tried. Will have to add the glimmer paste and markers to my wish list.

  5. Love your choice of the flower set…beautiful shading and loved your background of glimmer paste. Lovely!

  6. Vicky is there a code to get a good deal if we buy the products? I was going to buy the glitter paste but it came to $11.and change. Seems like a lot for that small jar…?
    Anyway, beautiful card you made.

    Vanessa W

  7. You are an amazing artist! I have learned so much from your videos and I am loving your Art Journal class! Thank you 🙂

  8. I’m really interested in how you used the watercolor markers. They look like fun! Thank you for the video. Love the floral images.

  9. I have followed your blog for while now and I get excited every time I see a new post. When I saw your name on the blog hop I was excited again and you did not disappoint. I love this card. The Gardern Treasure stamp set if soon to be my new favorite. Your watercoloring is beautiful.

  10. Vicky, I LOVE your youtube posts! They are always a highlight for my day. You truly inspire my creativity. Keep up the great work and inspiration.

  11. Beautiful card, Vickie! I love your videos. You inspire me to make my own cards and art. Thank you for all you share!

  12. I love color and I love big and bold1 You nailed it! This is a great card and I have already ordered the set. Cannot wait to try it myself. Thanks so much!

  13. Absolutely lovely!!! I look forward to your videos and they are always creative and incredibly unique. Thank you for sharing your talents!

  14. I just love Altenew’s floral images. They are just beautiful and very versatile. Your background is just lovely. Thank you.

  15. So happy to see your face pop up on this blog hop, Vicky! Love what you have created, and the moonstone paste really makes the panel pop! Always love your cards and ongoing inspiration!

  16. Hi Vicky,
    Love the card, great inspiration as always, I tried to enter your giveaway again this time, I tried on my computer and my phone, and using Chrome and Microsoft Edge, but it just won’t work ?

  17. Love this stamp set Vicky, and your coloring is beautiful. Nobody does layering stamps better than Altenew, and I love how they give you the option to just use the outline stamp too. My husband is a mechanical engineer, so no prizes for guessing what’s at the top of my list for this new release!

  18. Wow your card is amazing I love the stamps and die set you are very inspirational thank you for sharing your work and teaching your techniques

  19. This is a beautiful card, thank you for sharing your techniques on video. Altenew has come out with a great release.

  20. So glad to see you on this blog hop, Vicky!
    I loved your card, the use of the stamps and the background.

  21. Your card is gorgeous and I think the background you created with the moonstone paste is stunning! Thank you for such a great video, I am loving the Garden Treasure stamp set.

    1. The tonic ones have more flow, which I love, but they come only in 12 colors for now, since they just released. Which is good in one way since you don’t get overwhelmed by not knowing which red to use! On the other hand you don’t have as many options as with ZIG.
      They both have beautiful results and they are easy to use and blend. Similar products really! The only difference I see is the flow.

  22. I think this is one of my favorites sets in the release. And your project is just lovely. Thanks for the inspiration!

  23. You’re my FAVORITE art journalist! Like everything else you create, your card is glorious. I love the bright, cheery colors you chose for your flowers and they are colored so beautifully.

  24. Vicky, your card is exquisite! Your video made your process so clear. I love flowers, and I am definitely going to have to purchase the Garden Treasure stamp and die set! Your coloring and shading are perfect. I guess I will have to purchase those Nuvo aqua flow pens, too. And the Tonic stencil! But will I be able to create something as beautiful as yours? Thanks for sharing!

  25. As always Vicki, such beautiful work. I love all of Altenew products, especially this large cheerful spring release!

  26. Gorgeous as always Vicky! Beautiful background and flowers, I love the colors you chose. This stamp set is a must have. Thanks for sharing and inspiring.

  27. What a beautiful card. Great way to show off that new stamp set. I love watching your videos, especially since your crafting style seems to be similar to mine. I’m happy to see you working with so many companies to bring us great ideas and inspiration.

  28. Love your blending techniques of the NUVO flow aqua pens! And as usual, your attention to details with your white gel pen… it brings out a special “artsy” effect on all your projects.

  29. i love your card making and all your tolls , in india we have less supplies so can you suggest some alternatives instead of the inks you have than in india.

  30. Beautiful card. These new stamps are so lovely. Love that glimmer paste background too. Thank you for the video

  31. I am hooked on your step by step tutorials, always packed with great tips and information. These cards are absolutely beautiful! Love how easy the layers make them. poetryqn(at)optonline(dot)net.

  32. Beautiful card with exquisite coloring. I love the stencil you used and I too am a fan of glimmer paste.

  33. So very pretty and you make them look so easy. Your coloring is great—-thanks for sharing.!!!

  34. This is such a pretty card! I love watercoloring and this Graden Treasure set. Great combination!

  35. Just love the stencil and the glimmer paste. You make the most amazing cards. Love all of your videos. Love the layering stamps too. They are a lot of fun.

  36. I am loving this new stamp set & the fact that you can use the outline & color or layer the colors on with the stamps. Also like the stencil with the glimmer paste…so pretty. As always you are such an inspiration & your card is cheerful and beautiful. Thanks.

  37. Vicky, you are my favorite card maker and videos and cards like this are why. Gorgeous stamp top. Thanks.

  38. I am a sucker when it comes to flowers and you rendition is especially stunning. I’m just loving it!

  39. What a gorgeous card! Those water coloring pens look so easy to use. Thank you for making the video. I agree, the glitter paste adds a beautiful touch to the card.

  40. Your card is beautiful! I’ve not tried those watercolor pens yet, but maybe they should be on my list too!

  41. Your card is gorgeous – thanks so much for your video and for sharing all the new products out there!!

  42. Hello Vicky,
    I love this card. So bright and cheery. Thank you for your inspiration. 🙂

    Maggie D. 🙂

  43. Vi cky. I could spend all day watching you create. You are inspiring! I wush I could see you create in person in Greece.

  44. I just love this card…I was not sure I need this set but now after seeing you card and watching your video I must get this set.

  45. I love the elements used to make this card. Looking forward to getting the markers. The shimmer paste turned out awesome. Very nice touch.

  46. I’m going to have to find some glimmer paste. It looks so pretty and the flowers too. I still don’t have the blending thing down yet. I keep trying.

  47. Can’t put my name for the giveway, it says my email isn’t valid. Too bad… anyway, I love your job 🙂

  48. Wow! Those flowers look like they were just cut from the garden. I’m just getting started with papercrafting and you and your work is definitely giving me inspiration for when I get some stamps and inks. I just got my Cricut, so stamps and inks are next on the list. Can’t wait to see more work from you.

  49. Absolutely gorgeous card! I watched your video the other night and it was well done. Your work is always beautiful!

  50. I really love this stamp set. It’s already out of stock! I love the glitter background you’ve used as well! Thanks for sharing!

  51. Absolutely gorgeous card! Love the colors! Love this stamp set! A must have!~ This is such a great blog hop with so much talent and inspiration! Thanks for sharing yours!

  52. I’m not sure if I have already commented. Stunning card, awesome colouring and marvellous sparkling background.

  53. Gorgeous card! I keep a growing list of supplies each time I see one of your videos. I’m up to a million dollars worth of stuff! LOL!

  54. Gorgeous card Vicky, love the vibrant colors and the background, thanks for the inspiration, have a lovely day!

  55. Such a beautiful card, Vicky! I love the vivid colors. Great job! Thanks so much for sharing with us and for being part of this great hop and giveaway!

  56. Such a gorgeous card, Vicky! You did such a great job on the coloring and layout. Thanks for sharing!

  57. Thank you for inspiring me and all of us on this blog hop! Your card is beautiful! I love the Altenew florals because it’s so easy to layer and to get a beautiful end result!

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