Hi there, everyone; it's Jaycee! My crafty friends and I are welcoming Carnations to the Paint-A-Flower family for the 22nd of the month! To celebrate this beautiful outline stamp release, we are showing our projects using the stamp set. Every stop along this blog hop is another chance at a giveaway. Details on this can be found towards the end of this blog post. Please be sure to leave all of the talented designers some love on their inspirational projects and blog posts. Before we get into the NEW outline stamp set and the project I made for this release, let's first dive into the Paint-A-Flower Subscription.
We release our Paint-A-Flower Stamp Sets every month to celebrate the beauty of a wide variety of flowers! Each stamp set features an outline image of a gorgeous floral arrangement, just waiting to be painted or colored with your favorite medium. There’s no need for you to spend time layering and masking images, as we have designed these sets to allow you to stamp once, then color! We can’t wait to see what you create!
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For my card project, I drew inspiration from fabric…on someone's scrubs while at work at the hospital. I saw a color palette similar on a coffee mug as well. I decided a no-outline look would suit the beautifully illustrated folds and creases on the carnation petals.
To make this card, I stamped the cluster image with a water-soluble ink onto a panel of Altenew Watercolor Paper. Then, I cut a fourth panel from the 9X12 inch paper pad. I made sure to properly stretch my watercolor paper panel prior to stamping to ensure my card would lay completely flat once dry.
I used only two colors from the Altenew 36 Watercolor Pan Set: Rubellite and Espresso. Working from light to dark, I painted the petals of the flowers first using Espresso. I left plenty of white areas on the petals so that the overall effect of the flower appeared ‘white.' Then, I made simple gradients on the stems using Rubellite, referencing the sample images on the product packaging as needed to define the flower stems.
Once the image was dry, I added splatters using my favorite Altenew Jet Black Ink Spray diluted with a bit of water to give a fine dreamy aura around the flowers. I stamped the ‘Good Luck' sentiment using Altenew Obsidian Pigment Ink and finished the card by mounting it onto an A2 notecard base.
Let me know what you think of this nontraditional floral color palette in the comments. This counts as your entry to win an Altenew gift card to the online shop. There are also more chances to enter into the generous giveaway–keep scrolling to find out how! Thank you so much for participating in this blog hop and to all the wonderful designers for their inspiring work.
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To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $20 gift certificate to 3 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog by 09/27/2020 for a chance to win. We’ll also draw a winner to receive a $15 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on the Altenew Winners Page on 09/30/2020.
This release isn’t complete without a fun and inspiring blog hop! Our talented design team members and special guest designers have created stunning projects to spark your creativity using the new Paint-A-Flower: Carnations. We hope you get plenty of inspiration here! Your next stop is the very lovely Kathy Racoosin from The Daily Marker!