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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Dee Earnshaw September 23, 2016 - 14:04

Wow this card is out of this world gorgeous. Thanks for the tips and ideas:)

Sharon Brand September 23, 2016 - 14:16

WOW! These cards are stunning. I love the bold, vivid colours of the first; and I love
the delicate, pastels of the second. The colouring and shading is excellent!

Carla Hundley September 23, 2016 - 14:38

Lovely cards! Love
the coloring and die
cutting on the first
one and the pale
colors on the second.
Carla from Utah

Leslie S September 23, 2016 - 14:42

Love these!!! Thanks for the new products and a chance to win.

Irene September 23, 2016 - 14:46

Wow! Beautiful! Inspiring… can’t wait to “get colouring” this weekend!

Jean Arizona September 23, 2016 - 15:04

Beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Pat eifert September 23, 2016 - 15:13

Oh my!! Boy cards are pretty. so soft and the other..shockingly vibrant!!

Melissa SunshineHoneyBee September 23, 2016 - 15:15

Like the artsy look of the blue creation. Like the soft look of the 2nd.
“Sunshine HoneyBee”

Kris in Alaska September 23, 2016 - 16:16

Superb coloring! Those blues really POP and the pastel is so very soft and lovely!

Esther September 23, 2016 - 16:24

Two beautiful cards. The blue flowers are incredibly intense and stunning, and I love the way the sentiment is partly concealed, partly highlighted. The magnolias card is so pretty and delicate, lovely use of soft colour. Wonderful inspiration!

Trina P. September 23, 2016 - 16:25

These tone sets are beautiful. Love that bright blue and the pastel pen set definitely makes the card look elegant.

Tona September 23, 2016 - 16:59

Gorgeous card! Such great coloring skills.

Abby September 23, 2016 - 17:44

Beautiful! I love the dramatic coloring of the blue.

Carey Nusbaum September 23, 2016 - 18:22

Your cards are stunning! Blue is my favorite color! Thanks for the inspiration and for the opportunity to win!

Anne Sturgeon September 23, 2016 - 18:47

I love those blues. Wonderful stamp and those beautiful blues. The soft pastels are also very lovely. Thanks to both amazing ladies for the inspiration.

Manda September 23, 2016 - 19:13

Both of these cards are wonderful! The blues of Svitlana’s are stunning and the soft spare look of Nicole’s card is lovely.

Marcia Scantlin September 23, 2016 - 19:16

That blue is so rich and intense.

Regina M Hamilton September 23, 2016 - 19:21

Stunning. I love that vibrant blue color.

Karen P September 23, 2016 - 19:24

I love both projects. The soft pastel is my favorite. I have a problem leaving white space but like it so well.

Harriet September 23, 2016 - 19:29

Oh my lovely, lovely cards. I think the pens must be amazing but it’s Altenew’s stamps that are the stars as well as the amazing card makers.

Coletta September 23, 2016 - 19:32

Wow!!! Stunning. Those deep blues are gorgeous. Would love to win. Thanks!

Jean Bullock September 23, 2016 - 19:36

Gosh, these are fabulous. I love both the vibrantly colored card and the card with the subtle coloring.

Dar September 23, 2016 - 19:55

Love your card. What a culver way to use Persian motif to stamp, color then die cut happy. Beautiful.

Vicki September 23, 2016 - 19:59

I love your beautiful stamp sets. Thank you.

Vicki September 23, 2016 - 20:00

thank you for making such beautiful stamp sets.

Sheila H September 23, 2016 - 20:28

Gorgeous projects!

Brenda Lubrant September 23, 2016 - 20:46

Wow, Svitlana’s card is just knock-out gorgeous. The coloring of the blues on the flowers are just so vivid and intense.

Monika/buzsy September 23, 2016 - 21:01

Beautiful cards. Love the intense blue hues on the first one. Amazing… the magnolias are so delicate and lovely.

joy meadows September 23, 2016 - 21:49

Jaw-dropping cards!! LOVE those beautiful blues of the first one and the second one is so soft a feminine.

Judy Holbrook September 23, 2016 - 21:52

I love the way Svitlana incorporated the word into the floral design. So beautiful and creative. I’m amazed at the talented women who make these cards. The colors Svitlana used are brilliant. Then, Nicole used the soft, subtle pastels for a totally different but equally elegant card. I love reading about their process and the tips they share! Thank You!

Sue D September 23, 2016 - 21:54

These cards are beautiful!

Kellee Kennett September 23, 2016 - 21:56

Stunning! Love the way the sentiment is stamped with the Persian Motive floral, colored and raised. My favorite choice of colors!

Sherry W. September 23, 2016 - 21:58

I am especially taken with Svitlana’s card. It’s stunning.

Gwen September 23, 2016 - 22:02

WOW!!! Cobalt blue my favorite color. Gorgeous!!!

Rachel A September 23, 2016 - 22:30

Both of these cards are absolutely gorgeous!! I particularly love the blue (one of my favorite colors). It’s stunning!

Andrea Spiegelman September 23, 2016 - 23:00

These cards are stunning. I’ve been wanting to get these pens. Hoping I can soon.

Berina Febin September 23, 2016 - 23:24

Beautiful cards!! Love the CAS design!
Moxie Craftie

Barbara Klein September 23, 2016 - 23:52

Love the colors.

Kanan Pandya September 24, 2016 - 00:24

Gorgeous cards!! Love them, great designs and pretty colors. :-)

Greta H September 24, 2016 - 01:00

Wow–2 totally different cards & both are stunning!

Jane G September 24, 2016 - 02:22

What amazing colours! Both cards are so different and so beautiful

Preeti D. September 24, 2016 - 04:12

very pretty cards! loved the softness of the colors

Beth Ross September 24, 2016 - 04:42

Svitlana, the “Happy” card is totally stunning! Love, love, LOVE it!

Arianna Barbara September 24, 2016 - 04:47

Oh wow! Breathless cards!!!

Natalia Zubkova September 24, 2016 - 05:32

Beautiful card

TracyM #6773 September 24, 2016 - 06:29

GORGEOUS cards!!!
WOW – these markers work wonderfully with your flowers, I am in awe of how VIBRANT the blue is on Svitlana’s card and how DELICATE the Nicole’s peach magnolias are!!!
These look and sound like EXCITING markers and I appreciate your inspiration and tips – THANK YOU for sharing :)

Leanne S September 24, 2016 - 06:49

Gorgeous cards!

vy September 24, 2016 - 07:37

the magnolia stamp set is so lovely! loving the soft pastels and the gold splatter

Marliese September 24, 2016 - 08:20

I love how you can get vibrant colors or pastel shades with the Chameleon Pens. Both great cards.

Viveca V. September 24, 2016 - 09:49

Love, love, love the beautiful cards. I like the range of colors on the two cards. Svitlana’s card is so vibrant with the blue tones while Nicole’s is softly sweet. Both convey different moods set by the color choice. I think it’s good to see other coloring products out there.

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