Hello there everyone! It's Jenny here, and I'm excited to introduce you to Altenew's brand new Paint-A-Flower Sweet Pea Outline Stamp Set! Isn't it pretty? I'm going to show you how I used it to create a gorgeous heat-embossed background card. And of course, today's post is a Blog Hop & Giveaway kick-off. Be sure to stay tuned for the GIVEAWAY details – you might be one of the 7 lucky winners of an Altenew gift card!
Paint-A Flower Sweet Pea Outline Stamp Set
Sunshine and friendship in flower form! This outline stamp set features a branch of sweet pea flowers. It is drawn with delicate strokes, leaving plenty of room to add color and dimension. The accompanying sentiments are great for birthday cards, motivational pieces, or “just because” projects.
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I'm excited to be featuring a Paint-A-Flower set again as part of my Stylish Cardmaking Techniques with Jenny video series. I featured the African Daisy in September, with a simple way to use the Paint-A-Flower without painting. Today, I AM doing a little painting, but it is super easy – I promise!
Easy Watercoloring With Paint-A-Flower Sweet Pea
To start off, I grabbed a panel of A2 Watercolor Paper. This is smooth and great for heat embossing. I used my MISTI and stamped the Paint-A-Flower Sweet Pea repeatedly with Embossing Ink, rotating to interlock the images, and cover the entire panel in sweet peas! I added Golden Peach Crisp Embossing Powder and heated it with a heat tool between each move. Be sure to use a powder tool each time to avoid embossing powder sticking where you don't want it.
How to watercolor:
To color the images, I used the Spring Garden Watercolor Brush Markers. I used the Rubellite brush directly onto the image, circling it around the center, and then pulling out that color within the flower with a wet brush. I used plenty of water on my brush and left it to wick out the color, to get that more natural look.
I used Limeade on the stems directly coloring on the paper, without water, then added a touch of Evergreen for shading, scribbling it onto a Watercolor Palette, adding water then applying it with a damp brush. I repeated this technique again for the centers, using Warm Sunshine and shading with Autumn Blaze. Next, I outlined the entire piece with a pale wash of Sea Breeze, scribbling the color onto the Watercolor Palette, adding lots of water, and filling in the gaps on my panel. Before it dried, I added splatters of Rubellite. I finished with a couple of fine spritzes of Pure White Ink Spray to add texture.
Adding a sentiment
For my sentiment, I used Vellum Translucent Paper, backed with a Double-Sided Adhesive Sheet. Then, I die cut it with the Mega Hello Die and adhered to my watercolored panel. I adhered this with some colored blue fun foam to a white notecard. The vellum is very subtle but I love how you can see through it to the background which is the star of the show. I added a sub-sentiment from the Paint-A-Flower Sweet Pea Outline Stamp Set, stamped in Obsidian Pigment Ink, and popped up on foam tape. A few Satin White Sequins finished my piece!
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Your next stop on today's hop is Jaycee Gaspar!
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Beautiful cards of one of my fragrant favorites!
I love sweet peas, what a beautiful set.
Beautiful card. Love the tip to use the double sided adhesive for the hello sentiment. Thanks for sharing your video.
This is a super set, perfect for the imagination!
Sweet peas are one of my favorite flowers. This is a beautiful set!
Oh I love this set.. simply stunning
Really love this set & your card is gorgeous!
Another great set! I love the sentiments! Beautiful card!
How gorgeous are the cards and this new paint a flower stamp set. Love it!
Jenny’s card is so beautiful! This would be fun to color!
Absolutely beautiful sweet peas Jenny!
What a beautiful stamp set and card examples. I LOVE sweet peas, it is my pet name for my youngest niece. I will be getting this stamp for sure.
This card is stunning Jenny! I love the delicate flowers and beautiful coloring. So many sentiments this month, what a great value! 💕
I love your card, pink is my favorite color for sweet peas. Thank you for creating and sharing your beautiful card.
You card is so beautiful and so is the new stamp list. It will go on my wishlist today.
The sample projects from the team are so amazing! Beautiful new set.
I love sweet peas, they are special to me and my husband.
What gorgeous inspiration!!!!
Can’t wait to be inspired by the design team!
Gorgeous I love the flowers the stamps n dies Altenew create or wonderful, I know if I received a card that resembled fresh flowers that would make my day and I would know someone really cared to take time to create such beautiful cards.
Jenny, this is a stunning card and you make it looks so easy.
Sweetpeas are my favourite flower. Love this set so much! Just have to wait til it come available in Australia!!
Such a beautiful new stamp set!
Such a Beautiful card! Love your coloring.
Beautiful stamp set. Such pretty colors!!!
Beautiful card. Love the tip to use the double sided adhesive for the hello sentiment. Love the Sweet Pea set and all the DTs projects! Thanks for sharing the video and the entire hop!.
Fabulous stamp set, gorgeous samples.
Thank you so much for your written blog description and video describing how to paint the beautiful Sweet Peas! I have seen so many beautiful Altnew cards from my friends and have been so intrigued. Now I have no excuse…order some of the basics as a Christmas gifs to myself and get going. Thank you for the inspiration…can’t wait to get started!
This is the prettiest use of this stamp that I have seen. I am going to put it on my wish list.
Very pretty flower stamp! Love the DT samples!
So happy to see your video and follow your process. The card is lovely! I never thought of using adhesive backing on vellum! Thank you!
SO pretty! I’ve ordered my supplies and can’t wait to try my hand at creating cards with this new Sweetpea stamp set. BTW: one of my granddaughters’ nicknames is “Sweetpea”! For her birthday this month I used the “Sweetest Peas” stamp set to make her birthday card. Turned out very nice.
What a pretty stamp set!
I used to plant Sweet Peas and I miss them, this is a lovely set and Jenny’s inspiration is gorgeous!
Beautiful card! Thanks for the inspiration.
What an awesome stamp set! I love sweet peas!!
My favorite flower. This Sweet Pea stamp set is beautiful. Love the card you created also. Thank you and Merry Christmas.
Sweet pea set is lovely! So many variations to be done with this set. Beautiful cards and colors!
Beautiful stamp. I love the pink watercolor. Great card.
Love the look of sweetpeas covering the whole page. I seldom think of using a color for hot embossing and I love your peach embossing powder color. The sentiments with this set will get used lots – great font choice.
Love the Sweet Pea, such a pretty and delicate flower!
Great looking set. Thanks for the chance to get a closer look.
Happy Holidays! I adore sweet peas and plant them every year in my garden. I love the new stamp. It is incredible!!!
Love sweetpeas,love the colors in the cards