metallic watercolor card

Welcome to a fun blog hop! Altenew has just released a new metallic watercolor set and we celebrate with an inspirational blog hop and lots of giveaways.

The new watercolor set comes in a convenient tin case, that holds 14 pans. All the colors are metallic and vibrant and show beautifully on light as well as dark cardstock. It comes with two lids that you can use as a palette to mix your colors and it has a space to store a brush.

video tutorial

You can enjoy the video below or at my YouTube channel

close-up photos

snowflake card

For this card I worked on white watercolor paper and applied two colors from the set. I went with the cool tones of green (jade and prasiolite) in an ombre effect. Super easy to make with no crazy techniques and it created a lovely base for my focal point. The snowflake is from the Layered Snowflakes Die Set( ALTN | SBC ) set and the sentiment is from the Hello Winter Die Set( ALTN | SBC | SSS )

here are some close-up photos where you can see the metallic shine

flower card

For this card I used the Rose Bouquet Stencil( ALTN | SBC | SSS ) stencil over black cardstock. This is not watercolor paper but if you don’t use too much water you are good to go. Another advantage of using less water in this card was that I could control the paint better so it didn’t go under the stencil as I was applying it. Even if it did in some areas it really added to the whole look which is a loose flower watercolor painting.

here are some close-up photos where you can see the metallic shine


Links to multiple online stores linked below. Affiliate links used at no extra cost to you.

Metallic Watercolor 14 Pan Set
[ ALTN ]
Rose Bouquet Stencil
[ ALTN | SBC | SSS ]
Layered Snowflakes Die Set
[ ALTN | SBC ]
Hello Winter Die Set
[ ALTN | SBC | SSS ]
Nuvo – Deluxe Adhesive
[ SBC | SSS ]
Tonic Studios – Tim Holtz – 8.5 Inch…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Tim Holtz Glass Media Mat
[ SBC | SSS ]


There are many ways to win prizes:

  • 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 11/2/2019 for a chance to win.
  • They will also draw a winner to receive a $15 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop. So make sure to hop along and leave us a comment. All winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 11/4/2019.

next stop

The next stop on the blog hop is Lilith Eeckels


  1. What Gorgeous cards! I love how the metallic paints give such a beautiful shimmer . I also love the snowflake that you made out of card and velum, great idea. Thank you so much for sharing, I always get inspiration from your videos .
    ~Ginny K.~

  2. Beautiful cards Vicky. Your snowflake is stunning! I love the effect adding the vellum gives. I am definitely inspired ❤️

  3. Beautiful cards! I think I could master this technique. Thank you for sharing with all of us and “God Bless”.

  4. So beautiful. I especially love the black hugs card. It remind of the velvet paint kits my grandmother used to buy me for Christmas. Thanks for the inspiration.

  5. Thank you Vicky, I really enjoy your card inspiration al videos. You make everything look so easy! Both cards are beautiful! I love the metallic shine of these water colors.

  6. Ooo! I love how you were able to capture the shimmer in your photos! Stunning cards with these new paints!!

  7. Both of your cards are stunning and really show the metallic shimmer of the paints and versatility of their use. Thank you for sharing.

  8. Such gorgeous colors and the metallic adds so much to the projects. I’m going to have to have this set!

  9. Your cards are so gorgeous! I love the colors you chose on your floral card and the dimensional snowflake is absolutely beautiful!

  10. Both cards are so pretty. I was impressed that the shine shows up in photos. It doesn’t always. Very nice.

  11. Stunning cards Vicky! I love the sheen and sparkle in the background of your snowflake card especially. It’s just gorgeous! The flowers in your 2nd card are lovely in that pretty red metallic paint!

  12. This is really sensational.I love both cards.But the result on black paper is so beautiful.Vicky I am so glad you introduced such a outstanding product from Altenew

  13. These metallic watercolors are gorgeous, especially beautiful on your cards today! Looking forward to the rest of your videos on using these colors.

  14. The new watercolors are gorgeous! It’s hard to pick which card I like the best, but I have a soft spot for snowflakes, so…..!

  15. Vicky, what can I say?? Your cards are Spectacular…..and perfect instructions so we can do this too. You are such an Inspiration to all of us!! Love both, each so different. Snowflake mixing with vellum, beautiful and the ombre background. So Elegant & simple. The free flowing watercolor with stencil, easy and so artistic looking.

  16. I LOVE the soft colors of the metallic paints paired with that beautiful dimensional snowflake. That is my favorite of your “elegant” style cards.

  17. Wow. The metallic paints really give an incredible shine!!! Love what you did with them — especially the background. Thank you, Vicky.

  18. Ooh, I am so tempted to buy these, but perhaps may need to wait until Christmas! They are stunning cards, Vicky. Thanks for your tutorial.

  19. Thank you, Vicky, for the gorgeous card tutorials. I always enjoy your videos. I have metallic watercolours. but they’re not as opaque as these. Guess it’s time for an upgrade!

  20. I like your idea of using the stencil to do the flowers. What an easy way to get a beautiful result! The metallic watercolors look like they show up really nicely on dark card stock.

  21. Wonderful cards and gorgeous metallic paint. I can’t get over how easy you made it look to paint in a stencil and have the result work. So much good information, such a welcoming new medium variation to play with.

  22. Thanks Vicky. I always love your designs and cards and really enjoy watching you create. LOVE these fabulous metallic watercolours!!!!! What a fantastic addition to anyone’s crafty supplies. TFS,

  23. Beautiful cards, and you captured the shimmer very well. Thank you for showing simple ways to use these and that a crafter doesn’t have to be a watercolour professional to get stunning results! Cheers, ??

  24. Wow, these appear to be way more pigmented than other metallic watercolors I’ve tried – of course I’m going to need to try them! ?

  25. Fabulous examples of using these Metallic Paints Vicky! Thanks for the video, always appreciate actually seeing the processes of creating cards. I adore the snowflake card.

  26. Really lovely colors and the way you used them was wonderful. Such a surprise the flower turned out so beautifully.

  27. I love everything you do, Vicky, and these are definitely no exception. Using the stencil is a great idea, and you’ve used the opacity of the paint to great advantage, and I know how much you love sparkle. Your projects are always classy and unique.

  28. Hi Vicky, I have a busy day today and can’t get through the entire blog hop. But, I made sure to visit your site because you are THE QUEEN of card design. Loved both of your shiny cards today and am going to make a note to get out my stencils and see if I can replicate your beautiful flowers on black. Thank you for all the inspiration you provide.

  29. Two beautiful examples are how we can use the metallic water colors! I ordered my set as soon as I saw them released!!

  30. Both are lovely cards, Vicky. Love how you showed how the watercolours show up beautifully on both black and white cardstock. Thank you for sharing your talent.

  31. You did a beautiful job on both of the cards. I love the snowflake card…luscious! Thanks for sharing your wonderful talent!

  32. Both cards are so gorgeous! I love the dimensional snowflake on the ombré green shimmery background. The water color stenciling is so pretty and elegant too.

  33. Lovely cards. I especially like the simplicity and shine of the snowflake card. So elegant! Thanks for sharing.

  34. Watercolour and stencils? What! Thanks for showing that this can be done. Just love it when I can learn something new. Your cards are lovely. Thanks for sharing.

  35. Holy cow! That ombre effect on your first card REALLY shows that wonderful shimmer the best I’ve seen so far on this blog hop. That’s amazing! Thanks again for showing how versatile this is!

  36. Wow! Both cards are beautiful, but, man-oh-man, that snowflake card! It’s truly stunning! The shimmery ombre makes the snowflake really stand out! Can’t wait to play with this paint set.

  37. Beautiful cards! I especially love the background and snowflake in the first one. Thanks for the inspiration.

  38. Wow! These new metallic colours are amazing! I love the gorgeous background you created for your snowflake die cute, Vicky! Thanks so much for the wonderful inspiration.

  39. Beautiful cards. I love your background on the first one, and the gorgeous metallic watercolors on the black background is stunning.

  40. Hi Vicki 🙂 The shine on these metallic watercolors are amazing and your stunning cards have showcased it well!!! Thanks for inspiring me 🙂

  41. Both of your cards are gorgeous but the floral one took my breath away! I’m amazed with the difference just the few touches of white pen made to it and the watercolors are stunning!

  42. Tremendous cards! I love the snowflake card. The background is stunning! And thanks for the video. It was quite helpful.

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