Wednesday, April 22, 2020

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



Hi Folks! Welcome to the latest Paint-a-Flower hop for Altenew!


This month is the beautiful Paint-a-Flower Hydrangea and I've got two cards to share. You may have come from the blog of Norrine Borys, but if not feel free to start at the beginning with the Altenew Card Blog.


This first card uses the gorgeous floral embossed in gold. As one who's not always super confident with watercolors, I think it's so much easier to paint the individual petals when you emboss the stamp, as the embossing creates all those nice "wells" for you.


I added two of the sentiment strips from Sentiment Strips 2 which was just released last week in the April release.


And to finish it off, I added the Painted Grid washi tape and the new white sequins. This tape might be small, but boy is it useful for adding small bits of design to a card. Love how you can slightly see thru the washi tape as well.

I still can't get over how adorable the new sequin packaging is!!! That cork!


The second card uses the florals in the opposite, or negative, way. I stamped the hydrangeas 3-4 times on the front of the card, like fitting them into a puzzle. It was pretty fun!


Then I just used a marker to color in all the negative spaces. Love creating a patterned paper like this. And with all the details in the hydrangea itself, I don't feel you need much else for the card. The sentiment comes with this set. Such a pretty font!

Paint-a-Flower Hydrangea

Prizes:
To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 5 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog for a chance to win. We'll also draw a winner to receive a $15 gift certificate from comments left on each designer's blog in the blog hop. All winners will be announced on the Altenew Blog on 4/30/2020.

You're next stop on the hop is my talented friend Ashlea Cornell!

Thanks so much for stopping by!
-Kelly

Supplies used (with affiliate links, thanks so much for your support!)

72 comments:

  1. What beautiful cards!!! I like both of them. Great hydrangea colors on the watercolored card. The second card really intrigues me. I want to try this technique. Thank you.

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  2. Love how you used the stamp to create a background!

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  3. The hydrangea are so beautiful. Love the fun look you created with your cards!

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  4. Both of your cards are beautiful and so different. So creative using the stamp in such different ways. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Both cards are gorgeous. I love the second card more. It looks really elegant.

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  6. I am just loving the gold embossing. It shows off the other colors so well...

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  7. I just love these gorgeous flowers! You've colored them perfectly & love the gold embossing. Beautiful cards.

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  8. Great cards! I love the colors of the hydrangeas on your first card.

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  9. Need to try that background technique. When my hydrangea stamps arrive, I may just try it!

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  10. The gold embossing really makes the hydrangeas stand out. And that washi adds the perfect touch!

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  11. Beautiful and creative designs! Loved the painted one especially! The washi tape and sequins added another dimension and texture!

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  12. Beautiful cards. I love that fun washi on the first one.

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  13. I love the soft lavender color behind the white hydrangea. Just lovely!

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  14. Stunning watercoloring and hydrangeas!! Love the negative space coloring idea! SO PRETTY! Thanks for sharing and creating!

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  15. I love your coloring but I am intrigued by the applying the ink to the negative space only, like creating wallpaper or a textile. A very thoughtful and creative process.

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  16. Both of these cards are fantastic. The gold embossing on the first card works beautifully and I love the way you used the stamp in the second card.

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  17. Two opposites but very beautiful cards! Wow! I love that washi tape on the first one.

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  18. Love your reverse pattern! Both cards are beautiful!

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  19. Such beautiful designs! I love the "YOU" one!

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  20. I love the colors, the gold embossing and the washi tape!!! Thank you!

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  21. Beautiful! I love that your two cards are so dofferent from one another. What a great idea to color the negative space!

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  22. Beautiful cards. I love the different ideas. Thanks for sharing.

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  23. The gold embossing adds a touch of elegance to a beautiful card. Love both your cards.

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  24. Nice look to the coloring. I like the use of the flower for the background.

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  25. Such a beautiful background! The embossed coloring is very elegant . Thanks and please stay healthy!

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  26. I love that washi tape on the first card, adds so much extra jazz. And the 2nd card is gorgeous! I love how you coloured the negative space.

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  27. I like the idea of coloring the negative space only. It looks fantastic

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  28. Both cards are beautiful and show how versatile this set could be. I love the use of the grid Washi tape and now that's on my wish list. :)

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  29. Beautiful cards!! The watercolored hydrangea is so pretty!!

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  30. I love both your Hydrangea cards!! I purchased that washi tape and you have inspired me on a new way to incorporate in on my cards.

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  31. I love the idea of using the negative space for color - it really shows the detail of the stamps!

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  32. Love both cards. Your colors you used really stand out. Thank you for showing your talent.

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  33. Both cards are lovely. While the embossed card is very pretty, I really love the technique of just colouring the negative space. Gorgeous.

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  34. Both of your cards are so creative! I love the washi tape on the first card, which is a great contrast to the colors in your flowers. And the multitude of flowers on the second card, with only the negative space colored, is really an eye-catcher. Can't wait to get my stamp set in the mail for I can try out your ideas! TFS!

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  35. Two great cards - but I love how you used the hydrangeas as the backdrop - it looks fabulous behind that big bold die cut YOU.

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  36. Both cards are very nice. You are so creative!

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  37. Beautiful cards! I love the coloring on your first card with the blues and purples, and such a pretty creation to leave the images in b&w with a colored background for your second card!

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  38. Love the way you did the hygrangeas as a negative, very pleasing to the eye, and having them all puzzled in makes it so unique!

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  39. These are both gorgeous, Kelly ... the line art with the bold pink sentiment is so striking ... and your colouring against the gold embossing is fabulous ... so dimensional! Hugs, Anita :)

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  40. Absolutely AMAZING and INCREDIBLE cards! Unique card design and background idea!! I'm in awe!!

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  41. Love the different looks you achieved with this stamp set.

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  42. I ordered this stamp and I like what you did with stamping all over and then coloring in the negative space. Want to give that a try. Going to use the stamp for this year's Mother's Day cards for my girls. Such a pretty stamp. Staying home, blog hopping, crafting and staying safe. You all take care of yourselves.

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  43. Nicely done. I love this stamp!

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  44. The watercolor hydrangeas are beautiful and I love that washi accent. The hydrangea background is really fun and so versitile.

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  45. Pretty cards. Love you you used the image for the background. Thanks for sharing

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  46. Great cards! I do like the backgrounds that you created leaving the flowers white.

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  47. Fantastic cards! Beautiful watercoloring and I love the graphic elements you incorporated in your designs.

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  48. Two beautiful opposite cards - love them both. Your background color is so beautiful and even, love the contrast with the white flowers.

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  49. Had to come see what you did with this set, Kelly! I'm always inspired by your creativity--like coloring the background on the second card! Totally agree that embossing helps--no matter what I'm trying to color with. The first card is gorgeous!

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  50. Love your designs. Very beautiful cards!!!

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  51. Oh I love the second card, it’s a unique look!

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  52. Lovely designs Kelly! You did a wonderful job showcasing this set, thanks for the inspiration!

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  53. "I just painted in the negative space" -- BRILLIANT! Looks so good and crisp.

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  54. Great cards! I love the addition of the washi tape on the first one.

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  55. Beautiful cards! I'm not very good with watercolors and will try your tip about heat embossing. I love the CAS of the second card.

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  56. Both cards are lovely! I really love the graphic style of the second card!

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  57. Absolutely beautiful! Love the first one a lot

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  58. Both cards are great and the uncolored ones are striking too, but your colored version is stunning.

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  59. Very nice cards! What a lovely use of the washi tape, too! I really like your placement of the stamped images on the second card, too, and using the purply color of hydrangea for the background - nice! Thank you for sharing!

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  61. I love both the cards. Your use of washi tape is really pretty.

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  62. wow, so beautiful, I love the colours!

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  63. Love your cards especially the lovely background!

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  64. Beautiful & unique - thank you for inspiring!

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  65. Such a beautiful example! I purchased that tape and now I am excited to try painting a flower now as well!

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