Paint-A-Flower: Clematis Josephine Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

by May Sukyong Park

Hello, friends! Norine with you today to tell you about the newest floral set that has been added to the Paint-A-Flower stable this month, and it’s called the Clematis Josephine. We have so much beautiful inspiration to share with you! So, welcome to the Paint-A-Flower: Clematis Josephine release blog hop; we’re so glad you’re here! Blog Hop 1280x720 with PAF logo

Find the beauty in creativity with these gorgeous blooms. You may not recognize this flower, but its stunning beauty will make it a new favorite! The set features a bouquet of two Clematis Josephine flowers arranged with a rose. Color in the flowers with your favorite medium to create a stunning project!

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Before we get to the projects for today’s post, let me tell you about a couple of bundles that Altenew is offering to you today!

PAF Clematis Josephine Stamp with Artists Watercolor 24 Pan SetThe first is the Paint-A-Flower: Clematis Josephine Stamp Set and the Artists' Watercolor 24 Pan Set Bundle and the second is the Paint-A-Flower: Clematis Josephine & Watercolor Essential 12 Pan Set BundleNewsletter Subscription Our Paint-A-Flower outline stamp sets are released monthly and 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! Get our newly released Paint-A-Flower set each month at a discounted price of $12.99/month when you subscribe to our Paint-A-Flower Monthly Subscription Plan.

Projects with Products from Today's Release

Altenew PAFClematisJosephine 2 I have two cards to share today, similar in design and execution, but different in color schemes. However, in both cases, I stamped onto watercolor cardstock with Obsidian Pigment Ink and heat set with clear embossing powder. Altenew PAFClematisJosephine 5 I set up the stamp in the MISTI so that I could stamp once in one corner of my A2 card panel, and then flipped it around and stamped a second time in the opposite corner. Altenew PAFClematisJosephine 9 Using both the Artists’ Watercolor 36 Pan Set and the 24 Pan Set, I painted the flowers in warm shades of rose, rust, and plum, mixing the paint colors to get subtle variations between each flower, as you’d see in nature. I’m not really sure if the Clematis Josephine grows in these shades, but when have we ever let a little detail like that dictate our artistic endeavors? Altenew PAFClematisJosephine 6 Once I’d finished painting the flowers, I mixed more water into the puddles of blue/green paints I’d used for the flowers, adding just a touch of Jet Black paint to tone down the color, and painted in the background.

Then I stamped the sentiment from the Paint-A-Flower: Clematis Josephine Outline Stamp Set onto vellum paper with embossing ink and heat set with black embossing powder, tore the edges of the paper, and wrapped the strip around the card panel before adhering it to the folded card base. Altenew PAFClematisJosephine 10 For the second card, I stamped again with the stamp in the MISTI, but stamped only one corner this time. I used the same ink and embossing powder mentioned above to stamp the image. Altenew PAFClematisJosephine 15 This time, I used cool shades of blue, purple, and pink in the paint sets – Persian Blue, Shades of Purple mixed with Lapis Lazuli, and Rubellite and Grapevine mixed. Altenew PAFClematisJosephine 14 As I did above for the first card, I painted the background in with a muted shade of blue/gray/green. In fact, I painted both backgrounds at the same time with the same puddle of paint. I created a greeting with the “happy” sentiment from the Paint-A-Flower: Spider Mums Outline Stamp Set, and the “birthday” from the Birthday Builder Stamp Set.

If you know my style at all, you might be surprised that there are no paint speckles to complete the card! Instead, I opted for a clean, crisp, soothing pair of cards, adding only a few clear or pale gray enamel dots that blend in so completely that you almost fail to notice them!


$200 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $20 gift certificate to 5 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 06/27/2021 for a chance to win.

Altenew will draw 7 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 06/29/2021.


Altenew Card Blog

Nathalie DeSousa

Sandhya Iyer

Virginia Lu

Jenny Colacicco


Colleen Balija

Terri Koszler

Amanda Baldwin

Norine Borys

Bridget Casey

Tenia Nelson

Carol Hintermeier

Emily Midgett

Karen Brown


Verity Biddlecombe

Victoria Calvin

Sande Woodson

Natasha Davies

Joylita Dsouza

Preeti Chandran


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Donna Walls June 22, 2021 - 9:33 PM

This is a lovely set and I’m anxiously awaiting its arrival. Love the loose watercolor style of these beautiful cards.

Altenew June 23, 2021 - 10:41 AM

Thank you! ❤️ Hope you love it! ❤️

Nicki Baxley June 22, 2021 - 9:42 PM

Gorgeous cards!

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Denise Bryant June 22, 2021 - 10:26 PM

Such beautiful coloring on these cards! Lovely new Paint-A-Flower set!

Amy Cooley June 22, 2021 - 10:39 PM

I love the beautiful inspiration with this new stamp set!

Margi Chesbro June 22, 2021 - 10:39 PM

I love these cards! Splatter ir no splatter, your designs are wonderful.

Mandi Fillmore June 23, 2021 - 12:45 AM

This stamp is so beautiful!

Craftingwithacatonmylap June 23, 2021 - 3:43 AM

These are so delicate and pretty. X

Susan Babcock June 23, 2021 - 6:09 AM

Norine’s card is wonderful. The stamp is beautiful and I love the way she puts together her cards.

Kim Coulter June 23, 2021 - 7:54 AM

These cards are stunning!!!! I should be so lucky to have my cards look like these!!! Thank you for sharing.

Theresa L vinson June 23, 2021 - 8:03 AM

Now you have me going again! I have a Josephine at the corner of my front porch, so I will have to have one of these stamps to color it as well. Henry grows at the other corner.

Altenew June 23, 2021 - 10:40 AM

Aww! It must have been nice to have such gorgeous flowers on your front porch! ❤️❤️❤️

Terry L M June 23, 2021 - 8:49 AM

love the stamp set…

llong932 June 23, 2021 - 9:18 AM

O, Norine! I can’t decide which of your paintings are my favorite— both so lovely! The cool coloring of the second piece is still light and doesn’t muddle together as some cool color bouquets and cool background sometimes do; the florals still pop right out! and the first one with the warm pinky orange tones , , , I want them in my living room!! I also don’t know whether this flower grows in these colors but I thank Jesus for giving us freedom of expression to make them any color we choose!! Thank you for sharing.

Kelsey Thomas June 23, 2021 - 9:20 AM

This is gorgeous! :) Can’t wait to see what the DT created.

Anne Sturgeon June 23, 2021 - 4:51 PM

I love the openness of this bloom. Very nicely done with that wonderful water color background. TFS

Karen Letchworth June 23, 2021 - 5:40 PM

Your wonderful watercolor background is amazing, and these stamps are beyond gorgeous. Thanks for the inspiration.

Altenew June 24, 2021 - 9:09 AM

Awesome! Thank you! Glad to know you like it! ❤️

Jeanne Beam June 23, 2021 - 8:51 PM

Gorgeous cards! Such an awesome release…
Thanks for sharing.

Bev Karolak June 23, 2021 - 8:56 PM

Beautiful cards! Such a lovely stamp set! 🥰

Inkin' Chickie June 24, 2021 - 2:13 AM

Always looking forward to these sets. I like the fonts used for the sentiments.

Altenew June 24, 2021 - 9:10 AM

Glad to know you like it! Thank you! ❤️

Jess June 24, 2021 - 2:44 AM

Amazing stamp set and lovely cards!!

Inkin' Chickie June 24, 2021 - 4:06 AM

Great idea shares from the hop. Nice to have some ideas to decide on the set and get started.

Liz O June 24, 2021 - 8:18 AM

Another beautiful set! You did a wonderful job painting the Clematis Josephine, Norine. Thanks for the inspiration!

Pai Meng June 24, 2021 - 8:48 AM

The samples are stunning!

Liz K June 24, 2021 - 9:06 AM

Gorgeous flowers, but I am actually loving the sentiments in this set!

Regina (Tina) Kahles June 24, 2021 - 11:53 AM

Hi Norine, Both of your cards are beautiful, thanks for sharing and the inspiration you gave us.

Lauryne Cunningham June 24, 2021 - 12:21 PM

What a lovely stamp set! Norine’s cards are gorgeous!

Monika Davis June 24, 2021 - 12:46 PM

Lovely flower arrangement! Beautiful coloring on those cards! Thanks for the inspirations!

Sue McRae June 24, 2021 - 4:36 PM

Gorgeous bouquet and lovely sentiments!

Elizabeth A Reynolds June 24, 2021 - 4:45 PM

I love the subtle look of these cards. Gorgeous!

M.FATEMA June 24, 2021 - 8:02 PM

Very beautiful!

Pauline Abeysekera June 24, 2021 - 8:27 PM

This is a beautiful, large image. Your cards are beautiful Norine.

Tricia Hoy June 24, 2021 - 11:51 PM

Just placed my first order, and am already shopping for more!

Beth W June 25, 2021 - 8:10 AM

I love the sentiments in this set. Such pretty script.

Allison Denny June 25, 2021 - 8:31 AM

Gorgeous release. That flower is stunning!

Mirella Rogan June 25, 2021 - 12:18 PM

Lovely florals, and beautiful cards by Norine!

Rhonda Crisp June 25, 2021 - 9:00 PM

These cards turned out beautifully. I’ve never done much with paints but this blog makes me want to give it a try sometime. I’m more of a stamp and color with markers/colored pencils. I’ve never been taught this way before but you never know unless you try.

Ruby 2 Shoes June 27, 2021 - 2:10 AM

Absolutely beautiful cards!

Kaitlyn J June 28, 2021 - 5:35 AM

Lovely stamp set. The script font is very nice.

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