Good morning! Today is the release of a new Altenew Paint A Flower stamp set. This month, they’re focusing on a beautiful Iris image! You should have arrived here from Lilith Eeckels and your next stop is Laurie Willison. We are also introducing a new Watercolor Essentials watercolor pan set, super affordable and such pretty colors! Let’s get started with the details on my project.
I began by stamping the main iris images from Paint A Flower: Iris on some of the new Altenew Hot Press Watercolor Paper and heat embossing the images with silver embossing powder. This paper is beautifully smooth and a nice, crisp white, great for picking up the details in your stamped images! I then used the new Watercolor Essentials pan watercolors to add color to the heat embossed irises.
After I’d finished watercoloring the images, I used blending brushes to blend some Hydrangea and Persian Blue inks on the opposite corner of the watercolored panel, sprinkling some water droplets on the blended area, then dabbing them with a paper towel to pull up the color.
I heat embossed the greeting from Paint A Flower: Iris on some lovely cornflower blue cardstock using some white embossing powder. I trimmed a bit off of the edge of the watercolored panel, then adhered it to an A2 panel of pretty purple cardstock. I added the sentiment strips with some foam adhesive, then added a few gems for some sparkle!
Now, for some fun giveaway and promotional information!
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. 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 blogs on 03/31/2020.
And to celebrate this latest release, for 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.
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Vivi Brown says
Beautiful card! Fabulous stamp set!
mandi chau says
Very pretty! Love the colors too.
Gorgeous creation, I love the monotone! Iris is my favorite flower!
Very beautiful with the silver embossing 💜
Lauryne Cunningham says
Beautiful- I love the background! The silver embossing looks gorgeous with the colors you chose!
Such pretty colors, love the silver embossing!
Jan E Johnson says
Beautiful card. Love the different colors of purple, my favorite color.
Carol Engler says
I really like what you did with your background for this card. Nice watercolor of the flowers too! Thank you for your inspiration!
Carolyn R says
Another winning design by Emily. love how you did fade color in the corner.
Nandini Karmarkar says
Love the gorgeous inspiration! The new stamp set is fantastic. I really love the sentiments in this set!
Crimson Owl Creations says
Your iris is so pretty! I love the beautiful wash of color!
Michele K. Henderson
What a beautiful and wonderful card. I especially like the flowers and the background. The colors are stunning.
Cheryl Rigney says
This is such a lovely card!! The colors are beautiful.
Simply stunning as always!! 😉
Sharon Gullikson says
WOW, I love how the background matches, but stops before you get to the flowers….
Anna Edwards says
I love the colours you chose. Great colour combination. Thanks for the inspiration.
I 💗 your card!
So pretty! Love this new PAF stamp set.
Deb Tilton says
love the color combo and the way you highlighted the corner with color
Heather Mills says
GORGEOUS!!! They look amazing embossed in silver and the colors you used.
Meghan Kennihan says
I love the ombre background and your gorgeous embossing and colors!
Penny DOUPHINETT says
I just love All of it!
Liz O. says
Gorgeous card Emily! Love the blues hues combined with the silver embossing powder! Thank you for the inspiration!
Tammy Hanson says
Great purple tones. Love the darker purple base you used.
Beth Fralix says
I adore the way you have used the blues & purples in your card! It’s smashing! I Love the Iris Paint a Flower set!! Watercolours & Iris=Absolutely Gorgeous!! God Bless & the Love of Christ to you all!!
Wow. Gorgeous flowers and background! Lovely blues.
Inkin' Chickie says
I like the background blend and the finish look of the flowers. Beautiful result.
Jennifer Taylor says
Gorgeous card! The silver embossing gives it a stained glass look.
barbara lassiter says
Beautiful card and I really love the colors. Purples and blues are my favorites and I always tend to use them. You certainly used them beautifully here with your watercoloring!
Iza Malek says
Wonderful card ! I love the colors on the top of it. Iris are my favorite flowers and I love you card!
Melissa Friedrich says
Beautiful card, love the soft, pretty water colored iris especially with the silver embossing!
Carol McCready says
Your card is just beautiful. I can’t wait for my stamp set to arrive.
Gorgeous card! Fabulous colors ♥
Mary Holshouser says
Your iris are gorgeous.
Wonderful card. thanks
Love how the background matches the flowers!
Love the colors you used. And also the Fountain pen next to the card in the photo.
Karthikha Uday says
Super beautiful card!! Love the colors! <3
Cyndi Morris says
Your card is absolutely gorgeous. The blues are beautiful and your coloring is amazing.
So beautiful, love the purple irises and your coloring is amazing.
Jeane Campbell says
I am following the many ways to use this set. All of you are doing the same set but not one of you are doing the same iris. Lovely to see all the differences. Thank you for crafting for us. It’s been fun to break up my day by visiting a couple of you a day. Staying home, crafting and staying safe. Take care 🙂
I am definitely trying these watercolor papers. Some can look too ivory to me, so I love the bright white. Thanks for an amazing card!
Beautiful. I love the colors you chose, and the softly brushed background.
Wow! I love the colors you chose for the Iris! The card is finished so nicely, too. Thank you for sharing!
Just got mine in the mail and going to try this FIRST. Thanks so much.