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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Erika September 22, 2020 - 17:34

I love this set of floral stamps. So much fun to color!

Theresa Gerlach September 22, 2020 - 17:35

This is stunning. Love that you used none traditional colors. Thanks for sharing.

Helen S September 22, 2020 - 17:35

Carnations are my favorite flowers – would love to win a gift card so I could buy this set !

apalmer2019 September 22, 2020 - 17:42

Beautiful stamp and colors used here Jaycee. Always a nice card to build inspiration. Can’t wait for my stamp set to arrive.
Off to see more inspiration for the other designers. Happy Hop Day!

CRYSTAL MIDDLETON September 22, 2020 - 17:46

Simply stunning!! Love all the new ideas and am looking forward to getting the new Carnation stamp set!!

Angela C Posch September 22, 2020 - 17:53

Gorgeous carnations, the colors are marvelous, and gorgeous card. Wish my tries could look a 4th as good as your cards.

Carolyn R September 22, 2020 - 18:17

I love carnations. It’s the flower of my month also. Great design Altenew.

Linda BL September 22, 2020 - 18:21

I have always loved carnations. I think the espresso and rubellite together are a great combination, unusual, but look beautiful in this lovely arrangement.

Barbara Hill September 22, 2020 - 18:22

Such a pretty stamp! I watched a rerun of Sex and the City today, and Carrie received pink carnations which she loved–for a while! I love their sent, and unlike roses they continue to smell wonderful. Thank you for this pretty Stamp!

Lucy Hall September 22, 2020 - 18:30

Love Jaycee’s use of color on the Carnation stamp. Reminds me of a sepia drawing.

Mickie J. September 22, 2020 - 18:58

Beautiful watercoloring on this! I love how the card design is subtle yet bold at the same time ;-)

Sheri Kempke September 22, 2020 - 19:10

Beautiful new flower stamp. Gorgeous cards.

Jacqueline Bell September 22, 2020 - 19:35

Carnations are such a beautiful flower and the project are beautiful as well.

Penny Carruth September 22, 2020 - 19:53

Beautiful stamp! Flowers speak when we don’t know what to say!

Carina Benson September 22, 2020 - 20:04

What a stunningly beautiful card with an unexpected colour palette! Awesome colouring. Love the stamp set as well, carnations always remind me of my Gran who used to have loads growing in her garden.

Michelle P September 22, 2020 - 20:08

I love all the sentiments on this set with a beautiful floral image. And the color combo is stunning!

Nancy Probst September 22, 2020 - 20:18

Absolutely gorgeous! Your artistry is amazing.

Melissa Leftrick September 22, 2020 - 20:36

Absolutely stunning!!! I love these!

mjmarmo September 22, 2020 - 20:47

Simply gorgeous!

Pauline Abeysekera September 22, 2020 - 21:17

Jaycee – I love your unconventional colour palette! The no line painting with just one colour is so impressive and beautiful. Love the composition as well.

Marisela Delgado September 22, 2020 - 21:18

So pretty! I love carnations! 💜

gigi1754 September 22, 2020 - 21:36

I love the non traditional colours you used. The use of just two colours is very striking!

Kailash September 22, 2020 - 21:40

Love the color palette Jaycee used to showcase the pretty carnations!

Sharon Gullikson September 22, 2020 - 22:08

I really like these casual flowers. They are different and pretty

Jeanne Beam September 22, 2020 - 22:16

Such a beautiful stamp set and gorgeous cards! I love carnations…
Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous September 22, 2020 - 22:27

Lovely! Love coloring your paint a flowers! I just have to color this one too!

Julie Wexler September 22, 2020 - 22:31

What a gorgeous and lifelike addition these carnations are to the line. Add Jaycee’s tremendous talents, and it’s a work of art. I can’t believe he created this piece with only 2 colors- amazing! And the handwritten fonts are a perfect complement.

Carla Hundley September 22, 2020 - 23:55

Beautiful stamp set
and lovely coloring
on the card.
Carla from Utah

Denise Bryant September 23, 2020 - 00:33

Beautiful stamp set! Love these pretty creations! Jaycee’s card is just gorgeous! Looking forward to checking the rest of them out along the hop!

Penny Stiles September 23, 2020 - 00:46

I love the new carnations!

Metenier September 23, 2020 - 01:34

Ooooooooooh yes 🤞😍🍀😍🤞 I love the card you created ❣️❣️❣️

pinkheelscreative September 23, 2020 - 02:46

I love the color of your flowers. They look like a sepia toned photograph from back in the day.

Clelie September 23, 2020 - 04:02

What a beautiful carnation stamp set! So pretty…so versatile! ♥

catmom5 September 23, 2020 - 05:04

OMG! I finished checking out all the blogs and cards, since I started with Kathy, and realized I needed to go back to the beginning….and look what was waiting! This is so beautiful and unique. I really like the change up of colors and where they were used, this is so creative!

I really enjoyed the entire Hop; all the cards were so wonderful, and I’m glad I bought the stamp – especially since I like carnations!

louisevbg September 23, 2020 - 05:35

Love love love this

cosie September 23, 2020 - 06:16

This is a lovely card and love that you colour with just the two colours. Special.

Phyllis Miller September 23, 2020 - 06:23

Can’t wait to get my set.

Jeanette September 23, 2020 - 07:37

I love the no-line watercolor technique and want to try it. Only two colors? Amazing what can be done with that! I love this look. Great job!

momentsofcrafting September 23, 2020 - 08:08

I’ve always loved carnations and this set is stunning! Love all the wonderful inspiration from the team! One for the wishlist!

Anonymous September 23, 2020 - 09:07

I loved the color combos on the carnations as well as the sentiments. Very simple and chic.🤔 Gets my thinking cap on for more cards!

Jackie West September 23, 2020 - 10:09

Absolutely stunning!!!

Yvonne Boucher September 23, 2020 - 10:59

Jaycee your painting is lovely as always. Your flowers always look real! Carnations have always been one of my favoritie flowers. Really looking forward to receiving my set

Judy Saxton September 23, 2020 - 11:21

LOVE the color scheme. My daughter is an Alpha Chi Omega and their flower is the red carnation. Will probably have to buy this for her! Thank you for the inspiration.

Jade McClung September 23, 2020 - 12:47

Wow! Your card is fantastic and fabulous = fantabulous!!!! Your water coloring never ceases to amaze me. Thank you!

Mirella Rogan September 23, 2020 - 12:51

Such a beautiful stamp set, and the Team’s inspiration is out of this world!

Marilyn Haselbauer September 23, 2020 - 13:04

Simply Beautiful! Every new release is exceptional and makes you want to use them. Thanks

Lesia Ubben September 23, 2020 - 13:19

Absolutely love the florals. Great collection to have.

Ana G September 23, 2020 - 13:39

Love how versatile this stamp is, Each team me amber had such different vision and expression for this flower . A little bit for everyone’ styles.

Jenny Miller September 23, 2020 - 13:55

I’m so in love with that color combo!! & I cant wait to get my subscription stamp set!!

Juanita September 23, 2020 - 14:58

So many pretty card with this release. Love carnations.

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