Altenew & Chameleon Pens Friend Friday Week 4 + Giveaway

by May Sukyong Park


Happy Friday! Welcome back to another Friend Friday with Chameleon Pens. We are teaming up with our sweet friends at Chameleon Pens to bring you some colorful inspiration each Friday this month.

Each Chameleon pen goes from as light as a hint of a tint to rich tones, eliminating tonal gaps in your collection giving you the ability to create stunning effects such as 3D, smooth transitions, highlighting, shading, gradations and blending, all with one pen. It brings colorful control and simplicity to your project.


To celebrate this fantastic collaboration, we are giving away THREE $30 gift certificates to our online store. Three lucky winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on any Friend Friday blog posts and will be announced on October 7th, 2016. Don’t forget to visit the Chameleon Pens blog for a chance to win a 5 Pen Pack of your choice.

If you missed the previous Friend Friday posts, you can still be inspired and enter the giveaways.

Altenew & Chameleon Pens Friend Friday Week 1 with Therese
Altenew & Chameleon Pens Friend Friday Week 2 with Sveta and Lydia
Altenew & Chameleon Pens Friend Friday Week 3 with Marika

Today we have Svitlana and Nicole sharing their amazing projects using the Chameleon Pens which work brilliantly with our floral stamp sets. Okay, let’s see what creations they have to inspire us all:


Hi everyone! It's Svitlana and I'm very pleased to be on the blog today sharing a card made using 5 Pen Cool Tones set.

To start off I cut a panel out of the Crest Solar White cardstock. Next, I stamped a floral cluster using stamps from the Persian Motives stamp set. I cut out from the panel a word happy using the Happy die and started coloring.


First I colored the flowers on the panel, using the 5 Pen Cool Tones set from Chameleon. I used the darker blue shade for flowers, with some pops of light blue, and purple colors for leaves.  Next, I colored the happy die cut. To make it stand out from the design on the panel for coloring on the die-cut I used different colors from the same set.

I die-cut several happy words out f dark blue cardstock and made a DIY chipboard, placing on top the die-cut, I made from the panel.

I adhered the panel to a dark blue card base, the same cardstock I used for happy chipboard dimensional part. And then inserted the chipboard happy into its negative space in the panel.


Finally added a sentiment, white embossed on a stripe of the same dark blue cardstock and several sequins. Hope you like my card and got inspired.


Happy Friday all! Nicole here and I am bringing something soft, feminine, and elegant card to share with you today. I played with Cameleon's Pastel Tone Set and I have to be honest with you, I was quite nervous as it was my very first time trying these pens. I've researched a lot on how to properly use this prior to using it, which I found very helpful!


The Pastel Tone Set is perfect if you love to color soft tones in your projects. For today's project, I've paired it with the Magnolias for Her stamp set and its matching die set. What do you think of these colors?

It was fairly easy to use – you have to understand that the time you spend mixing the chambers together can really change the way these pigments look. If you want a much softer look, make sure to let the chambers mix together for a bit longer. (for really soft colors, I let them mix for about 15 sec.) I would recommend starting light and building it up until you get the intensity you like.


I used the Classic Crest Solar White cardstock for these images and cut them out using the matching die set. To finish up the card, I splattered a bit of gold mist on the card front layer, added the “Thank You” sentiment from the same stamp set, and attached the colored images with some foam dots. The whole card front is attached to another white cardstock.

Quick tip – If you tend to blend colors a lot when using these types of markers, make sure to use a thicker cardstock to prevent bleeding. The Classic Crest Solar White cardstock works perfect for this, since it is nice and thick, 110lb cardstock!

White space is something that I love when coloring any stamped images. If you want a more fully-colored look, make sure to fill them with more color layers – but I think there is a beauty of embracing white spaces, don't you think?


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Janet September 24, 2016 - 10:47 AM

Two opposite ends of the spectrum: Bold and spectacular to soft and exquisite :-)

Sandy Bayles September 24, 2016 - 11:00 AM

Love this color. Would love to win a set of this…Thanks for a chance to win…

Susan Wareham September 24, 2016 - 11:23 AM

Fantastic Cards, love the blue one wow

BunnyD September 24, 2016 - 12:15 PM

Fabulous cards! They really show off the depth of colour and gradient capabilities of the Chameleon markers.

Jean Marmo September 24, 2016 - 12:39 PM

Such different cards but gorgeous results each time! I am amazed at what you can do with these markers! Thanks for always inspiring!

barb macaskill September 24, 2016 - 12:51 PM

These are absolutely gorgeous!! Chameleon pens and Altenew go together beautifully!!! I have loved the Friends Friday posts! TFS!

Yvette Williams September 24, 2016 - 2:52 PM

Oh how beautiful that blue is. So nice.

Alison R. September 24, 2016 - 3:17 PM

I love what you can do with these pens. They open up a whole new world created with your beautiful stamps!

Nessy 444 September 24, 2016 - 5:03 PM

Not only your having the best stamp sets I’ve seen, but being colored with the Chameleon Pens makes the project even sweeter.

Dana W September 24, 2016 - 6:17 PM

Wow!! Both cards are just stunning!!

Tee Hall September 24, 2016 - 7:39 PM

Love the bold and beautiful blue and the delicate pastels! Beautiful cards!

JoAnn Burnham September 24, 2016 - 10:51 PM

Wow, both cards are so different and so pretty. Love them both.

Kathy Mc September 25, 2016 - 12:32 AM

WOWZER! Both cards are beautifully done! It’s amazing how one can accomplish such different shading with special pens. The bold blue really pops, but the pastels are more peaceful. Guess it’s a matter of personal taste…love it.

Tonia Sims September 25, 2016 - 12:46 AM

Lovely cards beautifully executed!

Izzy Scrap September 25, 2016 - 5:37 AM

WOW WOW WOW ! Two gorgeous and stunning cards ! One with very intensive colors and the other so soft ! But OMG what a result for both of them ! For a blue lover as I’m, I definitely Adore this 5 Pen Cool Tones set ! And I also love the Persian motives and Magnolia stamp sets ! Have to add them on my long wishes list ! Thanks for sharing

maria f. September 25, 2016 - 7:09 AM

Amazing to see how bold but also how soft and pastel these markers can be. Lovely cards from the DT.

Jane Sirak. September 25, 2016 - 12:28 PM

So pretty. The bold one is striking a X the pastel one is just lovely.
Love them both.

Liz McAllister September 25, 2016 - 1:34 PM

Wow So cool!

Marsha S. September 25, 2016 - 2:10 PM

Beautiful cards! Love the bold blue in the birthday card!!

Cynthia September 25, 2016 - 2:54 PM

Wow,both cards are gorgeous. One bold the other soft.

Amy Cooley September 25, 2016 - 10:58 PM

Gorgeous projects ladies! These floral cards are so beautiful!

D.Ann C September 26, 2016 - 10:08 PM

From bold and vibrant to light and airy, lovely, lovely!

Lynda September 27, 2016 - 3:13 PM

So interesting the range of possibilities with those pens.

Mona spark September 29, 2016 - 5:48 AM

What an a great card colours and inspiration. Love to win some of your stamps

JohannaM September 30, 2016 - 9:40 AM

Amazing cards! So different in style and level of boldness, yet equally gorgeous.

Joyce September 30, 2016 - 10:24 AM

Wow. I love the contrast of these two gorgeous cards!

Jan Nolte September 30, 2016 - 10:55 AM

Love your work. These are fantastic cards. Looking forward to seeing more.

Judy Bennett September 30, 2016 - 11:06 AM

Wow, bold and beautiful. . . soft and delicate. Both are stunning.

Verna Angerhofer September 30, 2016 - 11:14 AM

Bright and bold and soft and fragile….both ways of using those pens are wonderful. Great card designs indeed!

Cindy McIntosh September 30, 2016 - 11:14 AM

I absolutely love the Altenew Persian Motives stamps and the amazing cool tones from Chameleon.

Susan Gosman September 30, 2016 - 11:33 AM

These cards really show the versatility of Chameleon pens. Gorgeous examples.

Peggy Solomon September 30, 2016 - 11:33 AM

The flowers done with Chameleons are inspiring.

Jeanne H September 30, 2016 - 1:20 PM

I especially love the blue flowered one, Svitlana. Wonderful coloring.

Mary Davis September 30, 2016 - 1:27 PM

This blue really pops. Blue is my favorite color and love this card.

nikki September 30, 2016 - 1:38 PM

Beautiful cards. So different and beautiful in their own way. Great coloring.

BeverlyBL September 30, 2016 - 2:07 PM

Love the blues and purple and the standout “Happy” die cut. Nicole, I love the elegant simplicity and soft colors of your card. Both cards are so pretty.

Parker.O September 30, 2016 - 5:31 PM

Your pens amaze me about how they look, how they work, and the colors you have available. The DTs make them sound easy to work with as well. The DTs do a great job.

Jean Arizona September 30, 2016 - 11:45 PM

Thanks for sharing. Amazing pens. Would love to win a set.

Bev Karolak October 1, 2016 - 4:48 AM

Gorgeous cards! Amazing colouring! ?

Kailash October 1, 2016 - 9:57 AM

Each one of these cards is just breathtakingly gorgeous!!!

Donna Phelan October 1, 2016 - 11:17 AM

LOVE the Brilliant Blue and the Soft Pink! YOWZA!!!

KathleenB October 1, 2016 - 12:43 PM

I am in love with the soft pastel tones in the magnolia card. Thanks!

Kate B October 1, 2016 - 5:39 PM

Wow! Two very different cards in regards to the coloring, but both are stunning!

Patti G October 1, 2016 - 6:56 PM

Love it!!!!

Teresa Godines October 3, 2016 - 4:17 PM

Very pretty cards.

treebug (tina z.) October 3, 2016 - 4:26 PM

amazing projects!

Kirsty Vittetoe October 5, 2016 - 12:36 AM

Bold or soft tone, I love them all!

Mary-Anne V. October 6, 2016 - 6:52 AM

Love the spectrum of cards…gorgeous.

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