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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Kailash June 22, 2021 - 10:32 AM

Such a beautiful flower image. Love all the inspiration!

Janice Berbin June 22, 2021 - 10:37 AM

Some of the most beautiful cards ever!!!

Greta H June 22, 2021 - 10:53 AM

Beautiful stamp set & love Norine’s cards!

roxanne tellini June 22, 2021 - 11:06 AM

I can’t wait to see what the designers have done!

Maureen Reiss June 22, 2021 - 11:26 AM

Wow!!! Gorgeous cards!!! Your colors are Fabulous!!!

vickiedavis77 June 22, 2021 - 11:30 AM

Such beautiful soft cards, so feminine.

Kristen June 22, 2021 - 11:33 AM

Beautiful coloring and design !

Maria del Valle June 22, 2021 - 12:09 PM

Wow, wonderful release and elegant card

Debi Payne June 22, 2021 - 12:18 PM

The details of this stamp are stunning. I love the color choices

Jennifer Finch June 22, 2021 - 12:54 PM

What a great set, it has so many possibilities.

Yvette Williams June 22, 2021 - 1:02 PM

What a stunning design. Great stamp to practice on.

Jo Anna Grimsley June 22, 2021 - 1:28 PM

Gorgeous cards and beautiful new stamp set. (On my wish list) Thanks for sharing

Jo Anna Grimsley June 22, 2021 - 1:45 PM

Couldn’t figure out how to leave a comment on Sandhya Iyer’s blog.???

Sally McCall June 22, 2021 - 2:18 PM

Such beautiful flowers and elegant cards.

Maureen Wong June 22, 2021 - 2:20 PM

The flowers are beautiful, but I really love the sentiments!!

Patt H. June 22, 2021 - 2:23 PM

Gorgeous coloring on these fabulous cards! I love this stamp set! The flowers are beautiful & the font on the sentiments are wonderful also.

Sheri L Kempke June 22, 2021 - 2:25 PM

This stamp is lovely–I adore all of your paint a flower stamps, always gorgeous!

Nandini June 22, 2021 - 2:27 PM

Beautiful stamp set. And I absolutely love the inspiration cards!

kjwinston June 22, 2021 - 2:29 PM

Ooooh I can’t wait to get mine! I am going to try both those cards.

Altenew June 23, 2021 - 10:48 AM

Yey! That’s great to hear! If you plan on posting your projects on social media, don’t forget to tag us at #Altenew! ❤️ Happy crafting!

tara prince June 22, 2021 - 2:37 PM

so very sweet!!

Jo Anna Grimsley June 22, 2021 - 2:38 PM

Gorgeous stamp set-great hop-lots of inspiration. Thanks

Andrea P June 22, 2021 - 2:46 PM

Very nice PAF this month. Great watercoloring as always by Norine.

Stacey Kowbel June 22, 2021 - 2:56 PM

Beautiful paint-a-flower! I love Norine’s projects!

Jax Papercraft Creations June 22, 2021 - 3:04 PM

This is a gorgeous little stamp. I can see quite a few uses.

beccab33324 June 22, 2021 - 3:14 PM

Very pretty new set. Love all the sentiments with the floral image.

Retta Lutte June 22, 2021 - 3:17 PM

What a beautiful bouquet! Lovely cards!

Stephanie Basile June 22, 2021 - 3:33 PM

Love the gray background!

Isabel Z June 22, 2021 - 3:42 PM

What a beautiful stamp set and the DT has created such gorgeous cards with it.

Altenew June 23, 2021 - 10:47 AM

Thank you, Isabel! ❤️

Sandy Booth June 22, 2021 - 3:54 PM

What a beautiful floral image! Can’t wait to add it to my collection of other Altenew florals!

Yvonne Boucher June 22, 2021 - 4:05 PM

Gorgeous cards? Love your choice of colors!

Jeannie Boness June 22, 2021 - 4:13 PM

Beautiful water colored cards!

Sharon Gullikson June 22, 2021 - 4:21 PM

Really pretty. I look forward to seeing more examples

Cyndi Morris June 22, 2021 - 4:24 PM

Such a beautiful Paint-A-Flower set with so many amazing sentiments. Your talented designers have done it again!

Altenew June 23, 2021 - 10:44 AM

Indeed! ❤️ Thank you, Cyndi! ❤️

Gillian Smith June 22, 2021 - 4:29 PM

Just gorgeous cards – love the colours, too! A little bit different with big impact.

barbara lassiter June 22, 2021 - 4:38 PM

Both cards are beautiful, but I particularly love the colors of the second one. This design looks like a fun one to paint!

Melissa Leftrick June 22, 2021 - 4:44 PM

Gorgeous flower and beautifully done creations!

Cathy K. June 22, 2021 - 5:15 PM

The cards are stunning. I like the sentiments and the floral image of this stamp set.

Lagene June 22, 2021 - 5:21 PM

Wonderful stampset and gorgeous creations!

Sandra Baggarly June 22, 2021 - 5:38 PM

I do love clematis!

Linda BL June 22, 2021 - 5:42 PM

Lovely watercoloring

Lagene June 22, 2021 - 5:52 PM

Awesome stampset and great inspiration along the hop!

Laraine June 22, 2021 - 6:00 PM


Meghan Kennihan June 22, 2021 - 6:09 PM

The details of this stamp are so elegant! I love the color combo you used!

Tricia Hoy June 22, 2021 - 6:38 PM

So pretty. Love these stamps!

Denise Potter June 22, 2021 - 6:40 PM

These cards are gorgeous. I love Clematis, but only rarely see the ones with the fluffy center. Colors used are very appealing.

sispowyahoocom June 22, 2021 - 7:04 PM

This is my favorite release for this year, I think. Such possibilities.

Mary Ann Reilly June 22, 2021 - 8:24 PM

Beautiful cards! This is a lovely stamp set with wonderful sentiments.

natgodfrey June 22, 2021 - 8:55 PM

Another beautiful flower!!

Marisela Delgado June 22, 2021 - 9:11 PM

So beautiful!

Justene June 22, 2021 - 9:25 PM

absolutely stunning!

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