Altenew Paint-A-Flower: Lotus Outline Stamp Set Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($200 in Total Prizes)


Today I am honored to be part of the Altenew Build-a-Flower Lotus release blog hop.


There's a gorgeous new Paint-A-Flower released today; the Lotus. This set has a large lotus image under and over the water line and several lovely sentiments. But first thank you Teresa for relaying hoppers here, and peeps - you can always start hopping at Altenew!

If like me you are not great at coloring, do like I did and use some of the amazing paper from the Wildflower Paper Crafting Collection 6x6 Paper Pack to stamp your image on! 


For this first card I stamped the image and one of the sentiments in black pigment ink and heat embossed in clear embossing powder. Then I cut the image down to 4 by 5 1/4 inches and glued down to a standard A2 white card base.
As the image is so beautiful by itself and the background paper provides color, you do not have to color anything in for a beautiful card.



Next I decided to make a brighter card by heat embossing in gold - I used Altenew Rose Gold embossing powder and that turned out lovely but I still felt that I should try to color in the images so I turned to my alcohol markers.
I have the Cosmic Garden Artist Alcohol Markers, set A so I used the pink markers for the flowers and the green markers for the leaves and did extremely simple coloring - I just love how this turned out! So what do you think, which is the card you prefer? Please let me know in the comments below!

Altenew is organizing a giveaway to celebrate this release with $200 in total prizes to commenters on all the stops of this hop, please comment before May 28, 2021 for a chance to win. Winners will be announced on the Altenew Winners Page on May 30, 2021 so good luck to you!

                                                         

This stamp set is also sold as a bundle together with the Altenew Watercolor pan sets:
or
You can also take out a Paint-A-Flower Monthly Subscription Plan for a discounted price of $12.99, a $3 saving.

Below is the full Blog Hop Order:
Helen Kalb - you are
Amanda Baldwin - next stop


So which card do you prefer?

Hugs,
Helen

Disclosure: Please note that I do not participate in any affiliate programs and do not receive any payment for producing this or any other blog post. I only post about products I love and provide product links purely for the convenience of my readers. To participate in this release hop I received the Paint-A-Flower Lotus stamp set from Altenew to use in this blog post, as well as the Widflower 6x6 Paper Pack. All other products (card stock, inks, embossing powders etc) were purchased by me personally. 

Comments

  1. Great color share. I like the idea to use the paper pack. I like the look of the one with the added alcohol marker.

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  2. These are both soooo Beautiful!!!!

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  3. It is a hard call but I think the black outline card edges out the gold one for me. I would have liked to see some added color to the water in the gold edged one.

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  4. I love both. The background on both is breathtaking!!! I love that there is no sentiment on the gold embossed one, it allows the beauty of colors stand out!!!

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  5. Such a great idea to stamp the image on pattern paper! Beautiful! I have a preference for the black embossed card.

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  6. Amazing technique and cards!!! I was very impressed. The colors go so well with each other. I like both cards, but I prefer the first one with the rose gold embossing powder.

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  7. Very unique and lovely!

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  8. Beautiful card! I love the way you combined pattern paper with the simple coloring!

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  9. Gorgeous card love the gold embossing

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  10. Such unique colors and design! I LOVE!!

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  11. I have this paper pad...great idea! Lovely cards, Thanks for the Inspiration!

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  12. barbara lassiterMay 22, 2021

    I love both of your beautiful cards.

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  13. Both cards are beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

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  14. AnonymousMay 22, 2021

    Marisela Delgado said: So beautiful! mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

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  15. OH MY GOSH, these look so pretty. I really love the look of these. I am going to go back and read how you did this....GREAT!!

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  16. Both cards are pretty but the second card is awesome! Love the colors with the gold embossing.

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  17. Yet another display of how to use the stamp! Great!

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  18. Great use of non-traditional sky colors -- love it!

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  19. Your technique is simply outstanding.

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  20. I love how this image looks stamped directly on background paper. The cards turned out really nice.

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  21. Beautiful cards. Love the one with the plain stamped outline.

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  22. Oh wow! I can't believe that's patterned paper. Great idea!

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  23. Such beautiful cards!

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  24. These backgrounds are awesome

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  25. I would never have thought of using that image on pattern paper! Both cards are beautiful but I think the colored brighter one is my preference. You worked the shading with the paper pattern so well! Thanks for the inspiration

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  26. Gorgeous cards. Your backgrounds are amazing. I love the gold embossing on the second one -- stunning.

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  27. Beautiful cards! Thanks for participating in the Blog Hop. Altenew hops are the best!

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  28. Wow, your artistry belongs on the wall. When I looked at the first example I thought of a famous painter. Absolutely lovely work.

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  29. Awesome coloring technique on these beautiful cards! The one with the gold embossed image really catches my eye!

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  30. Such a good reminder to take advantage of using pattern papers like this!! Such quick and beautiful results

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  31. Incredible! You are just amazing!!!

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