Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Altenew Paint-A-Flower: Carnations Release Blog Hop + Giveaway


Hi Friends! I'm happy to share the latest in the Altenew Paint-a-Flower series, the Paint-a-Flower Carnation Stamp Set. The carnation is a workhorse in many flower arrangements due to its long lasting beauty and its wide availability. Sending a card featuring this well-known bloom is sure to resonate with your recipient.

You may have come from the blog of Lilith Eeckels, but if not feel free to start at the beginning with the Altenew Card Blog.


Just like using carnations to fill in real arrangements, I thought I'd fill up the card base with stamped carnations. I stamped the set of carnations in one corner, and then rotated and stamped in each of the other three corners to fill the card.



The frilly petals on these flowers make them easy to watercolor in a random pattern. After putting down a light watercolor, I grab a lot more paint on my brush to go in and darken the centers. I've only used two different shades of red for these blooms.


The sentiments in this set are fantastic. Along with the many primary script words, there also several secondary smaller sentiments to pair them with. The small font size makes adding an embossed sentiment on black cardstock a little more subtle, which I appreciate.

It was fun to spend a bit of time coloring in a flower I was so familiar with. This is also a flower that comes in many different colors (naturally and unnaturally, as florists tend to take a lot of liberties with altering its color) so you have a wide window of hues to select from.

Giveaway Prizes:
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 9/27/2020 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.

Special Offer:
Get 20% off on the Soothe and Smooth Watercolor Paper Bundle until 9/23/2020 at 11:59 PM EDT. Not valid on previous purchases. Not valid on previous purchases. Shop HERE → https://altenew.com/products/soothe-and-smooth-watercolor-paper-bundle
I would like to send you now to the next talented blogger in this hop, Nichol Spohr!


Blog Hop Order:

Supplies Used (thanks for your support!)

PAF: Carnation


59 comments:

  1. So pretty. Thanks for sharing

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  2. Beautiful coloring! I LOVE the yellow splatters!

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  3. Nice color example and finishing touches. Beautiful way to add the sentiment.

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  4. Really pretty card. Nice to see so many blooms!

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  5. Your card is lovely. I love the vellum. Great job.

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  6. This set makes a gorgeous background! Beautiful card!

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  7. I've never seen a carnation stamp set and this one is so realistic...your color palette and card design is gorgeous!!

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  8. Gorgeous cards. The coloring is amazing!

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  9. Awesome stamp set and beautiful creation!

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  10. Gorgeous card with the beautiful new stamp set. These carnations make a stunning background to your greeting.

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  11. So pretty! This is the classic look I have when thinking of carnations, which are such a great flower.

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  12. Stamping the card in different directions fills the card with beautiful colors and could be a very pretty background paper as well as making this into your card. Beautiful!

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  13. I love the bright yellow green stems and leaves with the pink carnations.

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  14. Very nice and yes the sentiments in this set are so versatile for year round use and endless card use. Tic Tok waiting on my set to arrive. Happy Hopping along.

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  15. As a former floral designer, I never thought carnations were given their moment in the spotlight. Everyone wants roses. But you have shown the spotlight on them beautifully! I can just smell your pretty pink carnations now! This is marvelous Kelly!

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  16. Love your card! Everything about it just works together so well.

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  17. Such a pretty card. I love all the sentiments on this set too. :)

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  18. I love the bright colours. So pretty!

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  19. How pretty. I just realized that no one grows Carnations anymore. They were one of my first flowers when I bought my first house....Your card is so pretty....

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  20. Great use of color. Thanks for sharing!

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  21. Love carnations and love the way you used them as a background. This is a very versetile stamp set and this is beautiful.

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  22. Your pretty colouring really brings these beautiful carnations to life!! Great designs!Thanks for the great inspiration! Take care! :)

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  23. Very pretty! Great flower colors and layout. Thank you.

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  24. Beautiful colors and the yellow dots really tie the whole piece together.

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  25. Love how you made the background. TFS

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  26. Beautiful and I love the envelope in pink and the vellum for the sentiment...fabulous..

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  27. Your card certainly has that artistic touch; but I also loved the way you photographed it. Your photo accentuated the card and the bling of the gold sentiments on vellum and dark cardstock brought it to the next level for me!

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  28. Like your lose water color, I tried today to watercolor, it’s just does look right to me🙃

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  29. Beautiful creation ❤ l like your colouring.

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  30. I so love the colors!! I'm learning the different watercolor techniques & this one may be my fav!

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  31. Good information and great post. I like the website, and am sure to keep returning. Visit at - Embossing tools in UK

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  32. I love this Paint a Flower set. I can't wait to get mine.
    Love the colors you chose and how the flowers are all going in different directions.

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  33. You captured real carnations beautifully, Kelly ... the soft, unstructured watercolouring really brings them to life ... this is just lovely! Hugs, Anita :)

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  34. Loved your card, carnations are such a happy flower and your card makes me happy too. Thanks for sharing.

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  35. Such a beautiful, sweet card. These carnations are gorgeous and they make a stunning background.

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  36. Your color combinations are divine! The gold sentiment sets it all off beautifully too

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  37. Love the pink flowers and how you colored them. Great card.

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  38. Beautiful water colored carnations, love this all over design!

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  39. Beautiful watercoloring and gold sentiment really sets off the flowers in background, an extra touch of classy.

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  40. Beautiful coloring! I love the vellum sentiment!

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  41. I'm using more yellow than in the past and I see that you used a fair amount of yellow as an accent -- in the greenery tones and in the spatters. I love the card. Beautiful work. Blessings on you as you are a blessing for us....
    Lori in PA

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  42. Very pretty!
    Thanks for sharing!

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  43. Love the way you colored these beautiful carnations! Beautiful card!

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  44. So pretty!! I love carnations and your coloured them beautifully

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  45. Pretty design. I like how you rotated the carnations.

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I absolutely love reading comments. Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to leave one! - Kelly