Three New Ways to Color the Beautiful Paint-A-Flower: Calla Lily Outline Stamp Set

by May Sukyong Park

Hi there, Altenew friends! Norine back with you today to show you 3 fresh ways to use the outline stamp set, the Paint-A-Flower: Calla Lily that was released last week!  (For a 4th, more “traditional” take on this stamp set you can see what I did with it for the release blog hop, here).

Altenew PAFCallaLily 1 1 scaledTo break it down generally, after I stamped each card, I used a variety of mediums to color the images, stamping one on colored cardstock and adding shading with alcohol based Artist Marker, another I stamped and heat embossed then shaded with Waterbrush markers and the last, I stamped with the new Mixed Media inks and watercolor painted outside the lines.

Let me show you:

Card 1

Altenew PAFCallaLily 4 scaledFor my first card, I stamped the image onto turquoise cardstock with embossing ink and then heat set with white embossing powder.  I stamped a sentiment from the Paint-A-Flower Calla Lily stamp set and heat set it to match.

Altenew PAFCallaLily 6 scaledI shaded the leaves and petals of the image with Artist Markers – Volcano Lake and Mountain Mist, taking care to keep the color away from the white embossed lines.

Altenew PAFCallaLily 22 scaledTo finish the card, I added two narrow strips of cardstock, one patterned in matching colors and one white, then added a few white enamel dots.  This is a coloring technique I love because it is quick and easy and shows off the stamped image in a beautiful and simple way.

Card 2

Altenew PAFCallaLily 9 scaledThe second card is similar to the first in it's monochromatic treatment.  This time though, I stamped with embossing ink onto smooth cardstock that allows water-based blending and heat set with Platinum embossing powder.

Altenew PAFCallaLily 11 scaledI used the Lava Rock color from the Tropical Fiesta Waterbrush marker set to add shading to the stamped image.  I love how subtly and perfectly it matches the Platinum colored embossing powder.  Once the coloring was dry, I splattered the card panel with more of the same ink color by smearing the color onto a palette and picking it up with a wet paint brush.

Altenew PAFCallaLily 8 scaledThe sentiment is another from the PAF: Calla Lily stamp set and is stamped and heat embossed onto a strip of matching patterned paper from my stash.  Finally, I added a narrow strip of aqua colored cardstock for a little pop of color!

Card 3

Altenew PAFCallaLily 12 scaledFor my third card, I stamped the image with the Forest Glades and Evergreen inks in the new Mixed Media inks Green Fields color family onto Altenew's cold press watercolor paper.  The properties of these new inks makes them suitable for adding water and having the color spread.

Altenew PAFCallaLily 14 scaledMy intention was to paint with a wet brush from the stamped lines outward, reconstituting the ink so it could blend and spread. Because of the size of the image I wasn't able to get all the way around the stamped image with a wet brush before all the ink dried, so I simply made more paint by smearing and diluting the ink from the ink pads and blending it with the background color already in place.  Referring to the stamp set insert card, I could carefully paint in the background areas in the middle of the bouquet to allow the image to be the focus.

Altenew PAFCallaLily 15 1 scaledI stamped the Thank You sentiment from the Paint-A-Flower: Calla Lily Outline Stamp Set again, heat setting with Platinum Crisp Embossing Powder and added another of the patterned paper strips to ground the image and add some interest.

There you go! Three different ways to use one stamp set and a variety of Altenew mediums for three different looks on a card! Thanks for stopping by today and please leave a message if you have any questions or you like what you've seen here!

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Dianna L Jacobs August 25, 2020 - 10:08 AM

Such beautiful cards. Love the colors

Vencine Martin August 25, 2020 - 10:33 AM

Hi Norine. I love these techniques especially the first one. You’ve inpired me to try this myself! Thanks for sharing and Have a great day!

Cindy C. August 25, 2020 - 10:39 AM

Love!! Love the soft neutral palette!!

Maureen Reiss August 25, 2020 - 10:52 AM

These are Gorgeous cards!!!

Linda R August 25, 2020 - 10:57 AM

Absolutely beautiful cards!

Yvonne Boucher August 25, 2020 - 11:39 AM

Norine, these cards are lovely! Can’t wait to get my stamps! Thank you for this is inspiring tutorial

Dana M August 25, 2020 - 12:51 PM

Absolutely stunning!

tara prince August 25, 2020 - 1:33 PM

so gorgeous

apalmer2019 August 25, 2020 - 1:59 PM

Such pretty cards and ideas to use the stamp and colors in my stash. Can’t wait for my stamp to arrive to try a few out. Thanks for sharing.

Maggie Ruyan August 25, 2020 - 2:58 PM

Wow…Each one was prettier than the last. Made me start thinking of how I can apply these to some of the sets I already have. Thanks for the inspiration!

Annette Gordon August 25, 2020 - 9:40 PM

These cards are absolutely stunning! I love all of them. I so much enjoyed reading your blog post and how you were able to achieve such wonderful looks.

llong932 August 25, 2020 - 9:43 PM

Norine, these cards are just lovely! The monotone on the first card had me thinking CASE. Then the next reminded me of a sepia toned photograph and I thought, no, this one is definitely my favorite. And, of course, I had to change my mind again when I saw the last card. Amazing watercolor on the background—I love that it doesn’t cover the entire card front. The calla lilies just jump right out!! I wouldn’t have thought this could be so beautiful. Thank you, Norine for always showing me something new.

Angela C Posch August 26, 2020 - 4:11 PM

I’m not that fond of calla lilies, but your cards are quite lovely.

dawnj2va August 26, 2020 - 7:42 PM

I love tone on tone and the turquoise card is stunning. Beautiful new stamp.

Marilynn Dondero-Rich August 29, 2020 - 7:48 PM

The calla lily stamp is beautiful and love the sample cards. Thanks for the inspiration.


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