Hi there! Today is Altenew’s monthly Paint A Flower blog hop, and this month’s flower is the Chamomile! We are celebrating with a blog hop. You should have arrived here from Michelle Short and your next stop is Nichol Spohr. You can also start at the beginning of the blog hop at the Altenew Card Blog. These darling daisy-like flowers are so cute and cheerful, perfect for an encouragement card. Let’s get started with the details!
For today’s card, I decided to keep things simple with a little masking, a little blending, and a little coloring to create an almost-flat card that’s easily mailed. I began by stamping the image of the chamomile in the pitcher from the Paint A Flower: Chamomile stamp set, first on some Copic-friendly cardstock, then again on a piece of masking paper, which I fussy cut. I adhered the mask over the stamped image and blended some Rouge ink with blending brushes over the top to create a peachy halo around the image. I wanted to keep the flowers white (or as near to white as I could), and adding that contrasting color around the flowers helps to keep the petals looking more white.
Once I’d finished blending, I removed the mask and used my Copic markers to color the image, making the pitcher a pretty shade of light turquoise and adding the most subtle of lavender to the flower petals in the background.
I’d stamped the pitcher of flowers using a Copic-friendly dye ink, and so wanted to ensure the sentiment (also from Paint A Flower: Chamomile) stood out and was crisp. To achieve this, I stamped the greeting directly onto the colored and blended card front using Obsidian ink. This black pigment ink is perfect for maintaining that crisp detail in your stamped sentiments. I trimmed the panel down slightly and adhered it to a black A2 card base, orienting it to the top left corner to allow the black to peek out around the bottom. The final touch was to add a few black gems to help the black accents pop even more!
Well, that’s all for today’s project. As per usual, Altenew is celebrating this release with a giveaway!
$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 04/27/2021 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 04/30/2021.
Your next stop on the hop is Nichol Spohr. Thanks so much for stopping by today, and happy hopping!
Great simple card with a sentiment that says it all.
Meghan Kennihan says
Absolutely stunning painting on this flower!
Love the halo you created around the pitcher and flowers. Really softens the card.
Stacey Kowbel says
Such a sweet design with that stamp! Love the soft inked background
Katherine DeLozier says
The Rouge blending MAKES the pitcher with flowers POP on the page. Well done! Simple but very lovely choice.
Liz O. says
So pretty! Love the touch of color on the background and the black touches make the pretty image pop! Thanks for the inspiration Emily!
roxanne tellini says
Oooo these chamomile are pretty in pink too. I like the black line as an anchor too.
Maureen R says
Really Beautiful!!!! The white flowers really pop on the ink blended background!!
Surekha Galagoda says
As always your beautiful coloring has popped the card.tc stay safe
Linda BL says
Very pretty! Love the way you did the background–sure emphasizes your lovely vase of flowers!
Pat Bethke says
Beautiful card. The ink blended background nicely accents the stamped image. Love the soft blended copic coloring. Thanks for sharing.
Vickie S Davis says
Such a fantastic one layer card. I’m ready to case this card!
Jan Castle says
A beautiful card…love how the background you blended makes the flowers POP!
Barbara-Jean Kubik says
Your use of black really showcases your artwork! Great design!
Bonnie Johnson says
Great card. The black really makes it pop.
Kristina Goodwin says
Lovely CAS card to brighten your recipient’s day! Thank you for sharing your talents! 💕
Donna Walls says
A beautiful card of encouragement
So lovely! Such a sweet pitcher and flower image, and I love all your details from the perfectly blended background, to your panel placement and dots.
Melissa Leftrick says
So pretty! I love the frame of the inked background! Really makes it pop!
Susan Babcock says
Beautiful details on a little card! I love this stamped image.
Jill Rauenhorst says
The black accents really make the card pop!
Denise Bryant says
Pretty card with this sweet image! Love the pitcher of flowers!
Very cute and sweet!
Jeanne Beam says
Such a gorgeous card! Awesome colors…
Thanks for sharing.
Inkin' Chickie says
Nice fill for the space around the image. I like the use of black.
Pauline Abeysekera says
Lovely idea executed perfectly
Karrie Lourenco says
I really like the ink blended background. I love the soft pink! It’s a very pretty card=)
Mary Ann Reilly says
Really pretty card. I love how the unexpected black card base really sets off the gentle flowers. So lovely.
Barbara Kohn says
Love the blended halo that the flowers pop off of, sweet card!
Tasfiah Obaid says
This is so beautiful, love the soft glow in the background
Elegant clean and simple card.
Marisela Delgado says
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Sarah B says
Lovely card and colors! Talk about fussy cutting, all those petals made cutting that mask very fussy indeed and so well worth it. Thanks for the inspiration
Cindy Marshall says
Love that you made a more simple card. One that anyone could make. Love your card!
Lauryne Cunningham says
Love the soft colors with the black accents!
Veronica L Hunt says
Beautiful set. Spring feeling!
Sharon Gullikson says
The soft background makes the flowers even prettier. Nice job
Cyndi Morris says
Beautiful card. I love the unique style and the background shading is gorgeous.
Shawn M. says
That is such a cute stamp! Love your card!
Hugs from Canada!
I love the use of black to make the simplicity of the image and the softness of the colors stand out. The offsetting of the imaged card is a fantastic design idea.
Sam Burnett says
So pretty – wonderful coloring! Just love this card! TFS!
Gayle Hicks says
Such a soft look, but so bright!
Karen Hale says
Beautiful color combo! Loving this stamp more and more.
Cheryl Dietrich says
I do many multiple cards and would like to thank you for the inspiration
Lindsey Fabian says
I like how you off centered the image to show the black. Masking and blending really did make the image look its best.
Elizabeth Kuhn says
Beautiful!!! All of your blending is just gorgeous 😍
Sadia Ashraf says
So beautiful.. Love the color blending.