Check out the NEW Paint-A-Flower: Carnations Outline Stamp Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

by Jaycee Gaspar

Altenew September 2020 PAF Blog Hop

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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subscription scaledFor 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.


Blog Hop

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!


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Kathy Racoosin

Erum Tasneem

Emily Midgett

Jenny Colacicco

Nathalie DeSousa

Kelly Latevola

Svitlana Shayevich


Lilith Eeckels

Kelly Griglione

Nichol Spohr

Virginia Lu

Tenia Nelson 

Therese Calvird


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MaryH September 23, 2020 - 3:02 PM

Beautiful, understated, and simple – this design creates a great impact. The color choice is calming and stunning.

Crystal LeShae Evans September 23, 2020 - 3:06 PM

Love this stamp set, so pretty! Thanks for sharing all the fun techniques & stunning cards! 💜

Dawn Cooksley Art September 23, 2020 - 3:35 PM

Jaycee…I love the non-traditional colors…such a pretty card..

Peggy Pride September 23, 2020 - 3:44 PM

These pieces are stunning. I love the carnation and they seem so easy to paint. Thank you for all the beautiful designs.

Sandi September 23, 2020 - 4:37 PM

Stunning stampset! Love it!

belindamacnutthotmailcom September 23, 2020 - 6:02 PM

The carnation stamps are great and I love all the different cards but I like the bright colored background on Kelly Taylor’s card.

Tammy Davis September 23, 2020 - 9:45 PM

Oh my gosh! This is absolutely gorgeous!

Patt H. September 23, 2020 - 11:40 PM

Love these beautiful carnations & all those awesome sentiments are the icing on the cake!!

Ummekulsum Kutub September 24, 2020 - 2:16 AM

Beautiful card! The colors used are amazing.

Kate September 24, 2020 - 10:31 AM

The carnation stamp is absolutely Amazing. They are si delicate and pretty. I love every card made by Design Team.

Carol McCready September 24, 2020 - 3:50 PM

I love that card and I love carnations. I can’t wait to get my stamp set.

Karen Sea September 24, 2020 - 3:51 PM

The colors used are so beautiful!

Barbara Matthews September 25, 2020 - 1:18 PM

Love, love, love carnations. The once popular carnation is an under appreciated flower. It has always been one of my favourites and love how happy they are. You made me so happy with this stamp set, I will definitely have to add it to my collection of Altenew floral stamp sets.

Stacey Kowbel September 25, 2020 - 2:45 PM

Beautiful new set! Jaycee’s creation is gorgeous – so talented!

Cyndi Morris September 25, 2020 - 3:32 PM

This Paint-A-Flower Carnation is beautiful. I love the sentiments in this set.

melissaf123 September 25, 2020 - 10:29 PM

LOVE this non-traditional color combo, the espresso water coloring with white areas on the petals look so beautiful and I love the ruby red stems and leaves.

momsnoozy3 September 25, 2020 - 10:30 PM

The script used for the sentiments is really beautiful, love the flowers too! Such a lovely set

lvngmydsh September 25, 2020 - 11:15 PM

Love this, had to snatch it up right away.

Vikki H September 25, 2020 - 11:16 PM

The sentiments are great but Jaycee’s interpretation with the colors is outstanding!

Annalisa September 26, 2020 - 1:55 AM

I love all the delicate details you put into your cards, Jaycee. It doesn’t matter that they’re not traditional colors, the flowers look so realistic anyway because of all your beautiful shading. I love the PaF series so much.

Kathy R September 26, 2020 - 5:56 AM

The color combination choice for the carnations looks very elegant and delicate, love it!

Amy H September 26, 2020 - 10:36 AM

Jaycee, I am new to seeing your work and I am so inspired by you. The non-traditional color choices you used are beautiful and give me so many ideas…thank you. I can’t wait to get crafting!

Lauryne Cunningham September 26, 2020 - 11:46 AM

What a beautiful stamp set- love the font on the sentiments! Jaycee, you colored the carnations beautifully- gorgeous design!

Lori September 26, 2020 - 5:47 PM

Another great release from Altenew!
Very nice card! Thanks for sharing

Rosie September 26, 2020 - 8:39 PM

Gorgeous! Beautiful stamp set!

Amber Bissonnette September 26, 2020 - 11:28 PM

Such a beautiful card!! Carnations are one of my favourites!

Carmela September 27, 2020 - 8:45 AM

Very pretty stamp set. Lovely cards, Jaycee!

Melissa M September 28, 2020 - 2:27 AM

The no outline look is beautiful with this flower stamp. Using only the 2 colors really gave it such a soft pretty look. I would’ve been scared to do the black splatters, but they turned out really well.

tara prince October 13, 2021 - 3:24 PM

so gorgeous

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