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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Georgia Rose September 23, 2016 - 09:17

Just love this blog. Really liked the on line roses and the bamboo rose. Haven’t tried the chameleon pins as I have the copics, but seeing the bright blues used on the card in the blog makes me want to try the brights.

Debbie September 23, 2016 - 09:54

Beautiful cards made with those chameleon pens! Thanks for sharing!

barb macaskill September 23, 2016 - 10:05

Svitlana’s blue florals are absolutely gorgeous! I love how she did the sentiment too! It blends in yet still POPS so nicely!
Nicole’s soft and delicate card is a stunner!! LOVE how delicate it looks! TFS!

Marianne September 23, 2016 - 10:08

Wow, such different but equally beautiful cards. Love the impact of the blues on Svitlana’s card, and the clever design of the card. And Nicole’s flower is so soft and pretty.

Carol Monteleone September 23, 2016 - 10:16

Beautiful cards! I have never used these pen but they sound like a dream come true.

Karthikha Uday September 23, 2016 - 10:16

Woww!! Such a vibrant blue! I’m just totally in love with it! And how contrasting and pleasant second card ? Fabulous creations!!

,Mary Holshouser September 23, 2016 - 10:18

Two cards so totally different – the first is
bold and bright, the second is light and minimal.
Both are fantastic.
thanks for sharing.

Pam Hammarlund September 23, 2016 - 10:20

I just love what you can do with these pens. I am so intrigued.

Peggy Solomon September 23, 2016 - 10:20

I love the Friend Friday programs. I have learned so much about how to use my Chameleon Pens

Michele F September 23, 2016 - 10:21

Oh I am so glad that I finally have time to visit! I would NOT have wanted to miss these gorgeous cards, ladies!!!

Janet September 23, 2016 - 10:22

I just love today’s cards, each so different with bold, bright and then so soft! Fantastic!

Sue Cooley September 23, 2016 - 10:22

What a great idea! I love the colors.

Teribl September 23, 2016 - 10:23

I have just ordered these pens and can hardly wait until they arrive to try them!! I love watercoloring! Thanks for all the beautiful colors!

Bonnie Johnson September 23, 2016 - 10:29

Love the samples – the pens look very interesting!

Lynn Gauthier September 23, 2016 - 10:34

Very pretty card with such vibrant color. So very nicely done!

renee milner September 23, 2016 - 10:36

Gorgeous cards and fantastic coloring! The happy die is a fun and in such a great font.

Betty September 23, 2016 - 10:44

two wonderful cards – so different and each one is fantastic!

Carolee McCaslin September 23, 2016 - 10:46

WOW these cards are beautiful!! Especially love the pastel one:)

Karen September 23, 2016 - 10:51

These are absolutely beautiful…I have some of these pens and love the idea of what they are capable of…just wish I could figure it out…thanks for all the lovely ideas…

Janelle September 23, 2016 - 10:59

Such lovely cards. So different, yet both dramatic. That shows the possibilities of Chameleon markers. I’m impressed!

Dolly September 23, 2016 - 11:00

Ooo I love both cards! the bold blue and the soft peachy and pinks, so pretty. I just love my Chameleons…NEED all the new sets!

Sandra Heitman September 23, 2016 - 11:13

I love Chameleon Pens. They are fantastic. So easy to use and create such beautiful projects. Thank you for designing such an amazing tool.

Patti September 23, 2016 - 11:30

I had never heard of Chameleon Pens before this post. Love the effects and possibilities. Thanks for introducing me to another craft supply that I will just HAVE to have! Lol

Juliana September 23, 2016 - 11:32

Just gorgeous!

Lou W September 23, 2016 - 11:33

Wow! Such brilliant colors in one card and yet such soft pastels in the other. Quite impressed.

Carolynne Schley September 23, 2016 - 11:33

Oh my word, I love blue and the blue happy birthday card is gorguse , I’m need to do that card, thanks so much for sharing. Beautiful !

Maria Giselle September 23, 2016 - 11:34

Love the monochromatic blue card and the soft toned flower card.

Mai sharara September 23, 2016 - 11:34

Both cards are pretty the bold and the soft.

Verna Angerhofer September 23, 2016 - 11:36

Both of the cards are so beautifully done. Just gorgeous!

Cynthia Cole September 23, 2016 - 11:41

Love Svitlana’s bright and bold card and Nicole’s soft pastel one. Both are beautiful!

Amy S. Corr September 23, 2016 - 11:44

Both cards are stunning. I’m loving how Svitlana draws us into the deep hues of cobalt in the Cool Hues Chameleons. And then the whispering pastels in Nicole’s card – no less compelling!

Em September 23, 2016 - 11:47

Svetlana’s bouquet really fools the eye. How clever the sentiment coloring is! Beautiful.

Jan September 23, 2016 - 11:57

Love these pens, and wish I had the talent to really make them shine.

Denise Bryant September 23, 2016 - 12:03

Such gorgeous projects! Great collaboration with your beautiful stamps and coloring with Chameleon pens!

Jennifer K September 23, 2016 - 12:17

Both cards are gorgeous, I love all the different shade you can achieve with one pen! Nicole’s pastel magnolia is so gentle and beautiful and Svitlana’s bold vibrant card is so striking and dramatic, love them both!

Carol Harper September 23, 2016 - 12:38

What a contrast between Svitlana’s and Nicole’s cards. Love them both!

SueB September 23, 2016 - 12:39

Oh my goodness, I so love the colours of Nicole’s magnolia card, they are so restful and would make anyone smile to receive this card. I adore deep blues so Svitlana’s card would make me happy too, beautiful colouring ladies x

SusanME September 23, 2016 - 12:46

I love the blues, but, OH those pastels! It really shows, Nicole, that researching ahead of time helps a lot – your shading is gorgeous!

Ivette Bello September 23, 2016 - 12:46

Beautiful cards !

KimberlyRae September 23, 2016 - 12:53

Yes, I love the look of white space on cards and scrap layouts, but it’s a challenge for me to actually create those white spaces myself. I’m fasinated by these pens. Outstanding cards!

Pai Meng September 23, 2016 - 12:54

beautiful cards!!!!

Kathy Krug September 23, 2016 - 13:12

Fabulous designs by the design team. Love the vibrant blue and the pastel pink.

Nele September 23, 2016 - 13:14

Beautiful cards! Those blues are so intense!

Wilma Huebert September 23, 2016 - 13:21

Love the vibrant colours! And the pastels are so pretty and delicate.

Linda C September 23, 2016 - 13:26

Wow! Both cards are pure eye candy!! Love the richness and love the delicate!

Patt H. September 23, 2016 - 13:41

Svetlana’s colors are so vivid! A gorgeous card! I love the soft colors on Nichol’s card too. Guess I need both sets of pens! :)

Gail Bello September 23, 2016 - 13:42

Both cards are stunning! I love love love my Chameleon pens for coloring in florals! Well done to both Svitlana and Nicole!!

Trina Flynn September 23, 2016 - 13:42

Svitlana and Nicole created gorgeous cards.

Laura Casselman September 23, 2016 - 13:44

Great examples of the diversity of these products. Thanks for sharing!

Shirley N September 23, 2016 - 14:00

Gorgeous cards ladies, love Svitlana’s bold colors and Nicole soft colors. Great inspiration showing us how to use the Chameleon pens, TFS!

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