Altenew Paint-A-Flower: White Swan Echinacea Release Blog Hop

Hello, friends! Welcome to my blog! If you just came from Linda Westfall, you’re on the right track. For the complete list, please visit the Altenew Card Blog. Take a look at the gorgeous stamp set!

PAINT A FLOWER: WHITE SWAN ECHINACEA

I am a huge fan of Seeka and got my inspiration for this card from her beautiful clean and simple cards.


TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF


PAINT-A-FLOWER: WHITE SWAN ECHINACEA STAMP SET, FINE FRAMES COVER DIE, OBSIDIAN PIGMENT INK, DISTRESS OXIDE INKS, CRYSTAL CLEAR EMBOSSING POWDER, MASKING PAPER, FINE FRAMES COVER DIE

I stamped the image 3 times on masking paper then fussy cut them. The middle image was stamped first onto the Neenah Solar White card front. Note that whatever you stamp first will be the image that will appear in front. I placed the mask on top of the stamped image then stamped again on the left and on the right of this image. I covered all the stamped images with the fussy-cut masking papers then created a border using post-it tape.

I then colored the exposed paper by blending 3 colors of Distress Oxide inks. I added water splatters for more texture. The best part is when you remove the tape and the masking paper to reveal the finished card front. The sentiment was stamped using Obsidian Ink then embossed with Clear embossing powder. To finish off the card, I die cut black paper using the Fine Frames Cover Die.


FEEL BETTER SOON


I created the mixed media background using Distress ink stains. Then, using the Diamond Snowflakes stencil, I added the pattern with distress inks as well as removed inks in some areas using baby wipes. I love the ghosting effect it created.

For added texture, I stamped some writings with black ink. (I’ve learned so much from Tiffany Solorio when it comes to mixed media techniques.😊❤️) The PAF White Swan Echinacea image was stamped with Versmark Ink then embossed using Rose Gold embossing powder. Some white splatters were added as well as an embossed sentiment stamped on black cardstock to finish off the card.


GIVEAWAY PRIZES


$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 08/28/2021 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 08/30/2021.

Make sure to check out Seeka’s blog next and get blown away by her amazing talent! Hope you liked the cards I made. Thank you again, Seeka for the inspiration!!! Love the black and white on colored background. I will definitely be making more cards like this. Hope you all have a wonderful week ahead. Happy crafting!

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alice k.
alice k.
28 days ago

Awesome cards! Thank you for showing how to make the background.

Meghan
Meghan
28 days ago

Amazing designs! I Love the teal/blue background!

Rema DeLeeuw
Rema DeLeeuw
28 days ago

Love this set!

Shawn C Harcrow
Shawn C Harcrow
28 days ago

Love the blending on this, makes the flowers stand out

barbara lassiter
barbara lassiter
28 days ago

These are beautiful and fun ways to use this set.

Brenda Lee N
Brenda Lee N
28 days ago

Love your cards! Thanks for sharing1

Maureen Reiss
Maureen Reiss
27 days ago

Gorgeous cards!!! I really love the first one!!!

Donna de Gale-Kalloo
Donna de Gale-Kalloo
27 days ago

Love your cards!!!

Corinne
Corinne
27 days ago

Both cards are just beautiful.. love your colors and backgrounds..
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Alexandra Y
Alexandra Y
27 days ago

I love your backgrounds! They are so stunning!

Sandra Baggarly
Sandra Baggarly
27 days ago

Gorgeous cards! Thanks for the inspiration!

Kailash
Kailash
27 days ago

Gorgeous cards my friend!

Kathy Eddy
Kathy Eddy
27 days ago

Awesome cards! I really love the mixed media one!

Inkin' Chickie
Inkin' Chickie
27 days ago

Good project shares for the set. I like the blending and frame for the first card.

Jeanne Rice
Jeanne Rice
27 days ago

Love the blending. Thanks for sharing your process.

Susan Babcock
Susan Babcock
27 days ago

Nice to see different styles from one artist! Love the ink blending, wish I could see the third color used, it’s a pretty combo!

jean marmo
jean marmo
27 days ago

Simply gorgeous!

Donna Walls
Donna Walls
27 days ago

Love this design and the PAF this month is gorgeous. Thanks for the tip about masking; I always have to think twice before I stamp.

Maria del Valle
Maria del Valle
27 days ago

Lovely card designs! Very unique

Dorothy Jewell
Dorothy Jewell
27 days ago

I loved your card! The colors are pretty!

Cyndi Morris
Cyndi Morris
26 days ago

Your cards are gorgeous. I love the unique styles and the beautiful backgrounds.

Kelsey Thomas
Kelsey Thomas
26 days ago

Gorgeous cards!

Sue D
Sue D
25 days ago

Beautiful examples with this set.

Kathy Perry
Kathy Perry
24 days ago

Your first card is my abosolute fave! Love the black and white flowers, the masking, your inking on the background…..heck, I love it all! Beautiful.

dorothya
dorothya
24 days ago

So gorgeous!!!! I love the background and then the embossed flowers. Would love to see a video of you creating your background. I will look up your artist friend.

Kathy Raker
Kathy Raker
24 days ago

Love the background, imagine using snowflake background for non winter card, beautiful. Another great Paint A Flower stamp set, thanks for sharing.

Pam Boedeker
Pam Boedeker
24 days ago

You always exceed my expectations. (and for you my expectations are very high) Your color combinations are exceptional.

Roxanne Tellini
Roxanne Tellini
24 days ago

I thought your first card is pretty but then I scrolled down and your mixed media card blew me away! Great work!

Robin Nelson
Robin Nelson
24 days ago

Love your card!

Marilyn Haselbauer
Marilyn Haselbauer
24 days ago

Like your colorful background and bold colors! Thanks

Lauryne Cunningham
Lauryne Cunningham
23 days ago

I love your cards! The rose gold embossing is beautiful!

Eileen M Wassman
Eileen M Wassman
23 days ago

Great use of the blues and blending, the stencil fun in the background changes it to autumnal for me. And then adding the embossed flowers are beautiful ❤️

susana lacy
susana lacy
23 days ago

love your cards!

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