Altenew Paint-A-Flower: Iris & Watercolor Essential Set Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello and welcome to Altenew Paint-A-Flower: Iris & Watercolor Essential Set Release Blog Hop! We’re celebrating the release of the new very beautiful Paint-A-Flower: Iris as well as a new Watercolor Essential Set.

You probably came from Altenew Scrapbook Blog. If not – you may consider starting from the beginning at Altenew Card Blog and see what other members of Altenew design team and guest designers have created. There are so many beautiful projects from talented designers. Also you on each stop you you have a chance to win a prize.

PAINT-A-FLOWER: IRIS

Follow your dreams with these lovely iris blooms.

These unique flowers are composed of magnificent petals wrapped around a dainty stem. This stamp set contains two separate floral stamps featuring iris flowers at various stages of bloom. Color in the images with any coloring medium of your choice. Share your deep emotions with your loved ones by stamping this iris onto your cards.

Irises represent faith, wisdom, hope, courage, royalty, valor, and admiration. They bloom in many colors including blue and purple, white and yellow, pink and orange, brown and red, and sometimes even black.

Blue irises specifically represent hope and faith. The iris takes its name from the Greek word for a rainbow.

Altenew Paint-A-Flower stamp sets are released monthly and celebrate the beauty of a wide variety of flowers! Each stamp set features an outline image of a gorgeous floral arrangement, just waiting to be painted or colored with your favorite medium. There’s no need for you to spend time layering and masking images, as we have designed these sets to allow you to stamp once then color! We can’t wait to see what you create!

CARD

Iris is one of those flowers which for some reason I often see (in my head) represented in gold and metallics. Which is hard to take a photo of, but the real life look was worth it.

So first I heat embossed in Antique Gold two flowers from the set onto a dusty blue panel. Next I colored it using Metallic watercolors. These watercolors I found can be easily used on a non watercolor paper, but on a regular (but thick) cardstock as well. It doesn’t require a lot of water. On contrary – the less water, the ore intense metallic shine you get.

After that I added splatters of gold,  blue and green metallic watercolors onto the panel. Followed by adding the Pure White Ink Spray Splatters on top.

Then I foam mounted the panel onto a white card base. After that I popped up the sentiment and added several Gold Crystals to finish off the card.

On the card above you can see all the shine this card has in the real life.

PAINT-A-FLOWER MONTHLY SUBSCRIPTION PLAN

This is a monthly subscription plan for our Paint-A-Flower set. When signed up, you are guaranteed a spot in our monthly PAF releases and will receive a set each month – at a specially discounted price! ($15.99 →$12.99). If you’re interested – subscribe here.

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 and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog for a chance to win.

Altenew will 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 blogs on 03/31/2020.

PROMOTION

2 days only! Receive a FREE Watercolor Brush – Large(value $4.99) with every order of Watercolor Essential Set from 3/22/2020 at 12:01 am EDT until 3/23/2020 at 11:59 pm EDT or while supplies last. The free gift will be added to cart automatically.

GET HOPPING!

The next stop in the blog hop will be Jennifer McGuire. If you got lost you can find the full list of blog hop participants below.

BLOG HOP

Altenew Card Blog

Vicky Papaioannou

LauraJane

Virginia Lu

Nathalie DeSousa

Ashlea Cornell

Erum Tasneem

Caly Person

Therese Calvird

Norine Borys

Lilith Eeckels

Emily Midgett

Laurie Willison

Altenew Scrapbook Blog

Svitlana Shayevich

Nicole Watt

Maryam Perez

Amber Rain Davis

Mindy Eggen

Sveta Fotinia

Jaycee Gaspar

Kymona Tracey

The Hedgehog Hollow

Agnieszka Malyszek

SUPPLIES

If you’re interested in the supplies I’ve used – they’re listed below. Where available I use compensated affiliate links (which means if you make a purchase I will get a small commission with no additional cost for you). Click on the letters below to go to a favorite store: Simon Says Stamp (SSS), Studio Katia (SK), Altenew (AN), Scrapbook.com (SC), Amazon (AZ), Spellbinders (SB), Papertrey Ink (PTI), Ink To Paper (ITP) etc.
I truly appreciate your support!

Altenew Thank You Builder Stamp Set
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Altenew Paint-A-Flower: Iris
Altenew Paint-A-Flower: Iris
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39 Comments

  1. Reply

    Lauryne Cunningham

    March 22, 2020

    Gorgeous! Love the blue and the Antique Gold embossing together!

  2. Reply

    Kailash

    March 22, 2020

    The metallic shine on your card is fabulous!

  3. Reply

    Carolyn R

    March 22, 2020

    Ohhh, this card has a very moody feel. I love it.

  4. Reply

    Carol Engler

    March 22, 2020

    Welcome to the USA and thank you for sharing your style of card creating. Nice Job!

  5. Reply

    Nandini Karmarkar

    March 22, 2020

    Love the gorgeous inspiration! The new stamp set is fantastic. I really love the sentiments in this set!

  6. Reply

    Jade

    March 22, 2020

    What a great card! The blue colors against the embossed gold is truly a masterpiece.

  7. Reply

    Sharon Gullikson

    March 22, 2020

    That is just gorgeous. Irises at night…

  8. Reply

    Angela Person

    March 22, 2020

    Gorgeous stamp set! Love the blues and golds in your card.

  9. Reply

    Heather Mills

    March 22, 2020

    This is unique and really beautiful! Love your splatters!

  10. Reply

    Meghan Kennihan

    March 22, 2020

    I LOVE the blue color and gorgeous splatters and gold!

  11. Reply

    Penny J. Douphinett

    March 22, 2020

    Wow, elegant and shiny, I’m going to have to try it!

  12. Reply

    Liz O.

    March 22, 2020

    Lovely card Svitlana! This set is a must have, thank you for the inspiration!

  13. Reply

    Tammy Hanson

    March 23, 2020

    A very interesting color scheme. I like it.

  14. Reply

    Beth Fralix

    March 23, 2020

    Stunning card!! Love the gold & blues!! I Love the Iris Paint a Flower set!! Watercolours & Iris=Absolutely Gorgeous!! God Bless & the Love of Christ to you all!!

  15. Reply

    Inkin' Chickie

    March 23, 2020

    I like the flower set in this darker color. The metallic works so well and the splatter looks great.

  16. Reply

    BECCA YAHRLING

    March 23, 2020

    That blue and gold color combo is so rich looking.
    Gorgeous card!

  17. Reply

    Jennifer Taylor

    March 23, 2020

    The gold outline is stunning. Its pops so beautifully against the blue.

  18. Reply

    Melissa Friedrich

    March 23, 2020

    Beautiful and elegant, love the blue and gold!

  19. Reply

    Nelya

    March 23, 2020

    Wow, so elegant!

  20. Reply

    Carol McCready

    March 24, 2020

    Your card is lovely with all that blue and gold embossing.

  21. Reply

    Brandi R

    March 24, 2020

    So pretty! Loving the blue and gold ♥

  22. Reply

    Jeane Campbell

    March 24, 2020

    Didn’t know about metalic watercolors until now. Totally a different look. I’m enjoying this blog hop this week. Gives me some crafty time. Staying home and being safe. Thanks for spending some time with us folks at home. Take care 🙂

  23. Reply

    Lisascreativeniche

    March 25, 2020

    Oh I love that deep blue and the flecks of colors in the background!

  24. Reply

    Laurie Patterson

    March 25, 2020

    Wow, those metallic watercolors are gorgeous. Now I want some.

  25. Reply

    Karthikha Uday

    March 25, 2020

    That’s a beautiful card! 🙂

  26. Reply

    barbara lassiter

    March 25, 2020

    This is another beautiful look for this stamp set. It’s going to be one of my favorites!

  27. Reply

    Cyndi Morris

    March 25, 2020

    Beautiful card. I love your background splatters and the colors and style are gorgeous.

  28. Reply

    Iza Malek

    March 26, 2020

    I love this blue color on your card ! Perfect !

  29. Reply

    Jenrescuemama

    March 26, 2020

    Love the use of metallic watercolors! So rich especially with the gold.

  30. Reply

    Judy Price

    March 29, 2020

    I love your card! The photo may not do the original justice, but the color choices you made are perfect! I think it is deeply rich – an awesome card! Thanks for sharing, and stay safe and healthy!

  31. Reply

    Kimberly Ligocki

    March 31, 2020

    Love those non-traditional florals! Beautiful blues and golds.

  32. Reply

    Teri S.

    April 2, 2020

    Hi from Vancouver Island, Canada. Svitlana I love the shades of blue you used & the last picture really shows how stunning this card is! Happy 6th Anniversary Altenew!

  33. Reply

    Cheryl Stauffer

    April 2, 2020

    Hi, I am from Maine and my flower garden contains many iris plants of various colors. Your card is gorgeous and I live the blue.

  34. Reply

    Bev Karolak

    April 3, 2020

    Hi from Tin Can Bay, Australia! Beautiful card! I love the golden shine! Thanks so much for sharing. Stay safe. 🥰

  35. Reply

    Carina

    April 4, 2020

    Really nice and elegant card!

  36. Reply

    Rezalia Watson

    April 5, 2020

    Hi from Las Vegas! I love your monochromatic card!

  37. Reply

    Susan Renshaw

    April 5, 2020

    Hi from Melbourne, Australia!
    Love the gold and blue!

  38. Reply

    Karen Cohen

    April 17, 2020

    Wow! loved the metallic effects! The blue was a great choice!

  39. Reply

    CAROL SPECK

    May 19, 2020

    Love that Iris ! Using the gold embossing is a great idea!

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