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

by Jaycee Gaspar

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.

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!


Altenew Card Blog

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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Deborah Petersen September 22, 2020 - 10:04

All the cards are just lovely. Beautiful inspiration!

Name barbara lassiter September 22, 2020 - 10:09

This is gorgeous and looks so realistic! Love the card design by Jaycee!

Valerie Breingan September 22, 2020 - 10:27

Oh this watercolor is absolutely spot on lovely.Well done.

Monika Davis September 22, 2020 - 10:30

WOW! These carnations look so real! Love the thin lines, the layers… gorgeous set! Thank you for the inspirations ladies! Be safe and God bless!

Lois K September 22, 2020 - 10:30

Another great stamp set. All the cards are beautiful

Inkin' Chickie September 22, 2020 - 10:30

I’m really enjoying the PAF sets. These previews of the projects look wonderful.

Jan September 22, 2020 - 10:33

Beautiful shading! Love the color combo and never would have dreamed of red stems. 😊

Ann Rodriguez September 22, 2020 - 10:36

Love this! Carnations are one of the most under rated and yet versatile flowers, and one of my favorites. I really look forward to working with this stamp set.

Isabel Z September 22, 2020 - 10:41

I always find carnations rather plain but you have made them stunning.

Maureen Reiss September 22, 2020 - 10:44

Wow!!!! Absolutely Gorgeous!!!!

Meghan Kennihan September 22, 2020 - 10:50

These carnations are AMAZING! I love the colors and all the beauty the DTs created!

Inkin' Chickie September 22, 2020 - 11:06

I like the color mix of the card Jaycee. It’s something different and eye catching. The black splatter works really well. This set has had the most lovely coloring examples. This is one to pick up.

bernietk September 22, 2020 - 11:11

These look so realistic. Love carnations

Peg Frushour September 22, 2020 - 11:11

I love carnations! Beautiful set!

Vickie D September 22, 2020 - 11:18

Such a lovely set & the samples are amazing!

Barb September 22, 2020 - 11:22

Beautiful stamp! Particularly loved the card by Kathy Racoosin. Can’t wait to get started!

Michele F September 22, 2020 - 11:24

Jaycee, I must be honest… carnations are not my favorite, but I’ve never seen them so beautifully portrayed than on this hop – loving your pink to brown palette! Just gorgeous!

thetrailerites September 22, 2020 - 11:29

Love this month’s PAF. Carnations are a favorite and the sentiments are stunning in this set too. Love all the cards from your designers.

Retta Lutte September 22, 2020 - 11:37

Whad a realistic stamp! These subtle colors are amazing!

kjwinston September 22, 2020 - 12:00

Yup! Love it – as usual, especially your non-traditional use of color. I mean, Rubellite stems??? WHO DOES THAT? You does that.

Mary Holshouser September 22, 2020 - 12:02

Carnations are my favorite flower. They come in
so many colors and last so much longer than others.
this is a great set that I have to have.
thanks for sharing. txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

Jan Castle September 22, 2020 - 12:33

What a great set!!!!!

Marilynn d-r September 22, 2020 - 12:38

All the carnation cards are beautiful. And so many different techniques used to highlight this flower. Love the smell of carnations. Thanks for the inspiration.

Sue McRae September 22, 2020 - 12:39

Love all the ruffled details on these flowers and Jaycee’s card is absolutely stunning with his color choices!

stampingrama September 22, 2020 - 12:48

Holy Smokes, Jaycee! Your card is wonderful and I LOVE your color palette! The carnations look so realistic! I’ve never seen a carnation set…leave it to Altenew!!

Sarina Parhawk September 22, 2020 - 12:50

Beautiful stamp set, as always… I love the color combination Jaycee chose for his card, it looks so soft and unique… Thank you for the inspiration!

Cheryl Rigney September 22, 2020 - 13:08

This is a lovely set and you showcase it so beautifully!!

sandy m September 22, 2020 - 13:27

Jaycee, your card is gorgeous. I can’t believe how beautiful it turned out with only two colors. You are so talented.

Deborah Cartwright September 22, 2020 - 13:29

Love the soft look of this card.

NickiB September 22, 2020 - 13:37

These are great. Can’t wait to see all the examples

Nandini September 22, 2020 - 14:11

Love the new PAF set. The flowers are gorgeous. And I love the sentiments on this set.

beccab33324 September 22, 2020 - 14:30

Such pretty inspiration using this new set.

Linda September 22, 2020 - 14:45

I would like to join the paint a flower club but live in the uk so nervous to take out a subscription as the shipping and tax might end up doubling the cost. Is there anyone on here from the uk that could tell me how much tax is added to the monthly delivery please. Love the carnation stamp.

Lagene September 22, 2020 - 15:06

Awesome stamp set and beautiful creations along the hop!

Deepa Lakshman September 22, 2020 - 15:06

These are one of my favorite flowers. They look so pretty.

Laura Rozsonits September 22, 2020 - 15:25

Carnations are my favorite flower and this stamp is gorgeous, can’t wait for mine to come in the mail! Love your water coloring.

Karen Hale September 22, 2020 - 15:25

Beautiful card and another fabulous floral release!

Eleanor Chua September 22, 2020 - 15:44

Love this stamp set, very pretty cards.

Kelsey Thomas September 22, 2020 - 15:48

These are such gorgeous cards!

dorothyayotte September 22, 2020 - 15:51

Gorgeous flowers and card creation! I am amazed at the artsy look of the flowers, and that you only used 2 colors!

Virginia L. September 22, 2020 - 15:55

Hi Linda, we are currently working with our international wholesale partners. It will be best if you can reach out to your local retailers in UK and suggest to them to carry our subscription products. We do offer the Paint-a-Flower sets as you can purchase it along with your other Altenew products. Thank you so much for the interest and support.

Sharon Brand September 22, 2020 - 15:57

Wow! This is gorgeous!

Jacinda September 22, 2020 - 16:13

Beautiful stamp and card!!

Christine A September 22, 2020 - 16:13

Gorgeous colouring Jaycee! I love the non-traditional colours.

Sue D September 22, 2020 - 16:16

Beautiful carnations!

Amelialesley September 22, 2020 - 16:35

Love these colours!

Karen W. September 22, 2020 - 16:36

I love this stamp! Usually I am drawn to the brighter carnation colors but the subtle hues used in your design depict the natural tones of fall. Well done!

kellenamo September 22, 2020 - 16:44

So pretty! I love the subtle coloring.

mypapercraftworld September 22, 2020 - 16:52

Such lovely colouring of these delicate blooms … such a pretty set with fabulous sentiment fonts! Anita :)

Mary Swearengin September 22, 2020 - 17:14

I love carnations, so I love this stamp. Such great inspirations from all the blog samples.

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