Hi there! Altenew released their new Paint-A-Flower: Rosa Floribunda stamp set, and we are celebrating with a blog hop full of beautiful inspiration! You should have arrived here from Preeti Chandran, and your next stop is Verity Biddlecombe. You can also always start back at the beginning at the Altenew Card Blog in case you get lost! The Rosa Floribunda stamp set is a stunning arrangement of beautiful, classic roses that look gorgeous in a variety of mediums, colors, and arrangements! Here’s a peek at this month’s Paint-A-Flower:
These beautifully detailed floral stamps are such a joy to work with, and the Rosa Floribunda (how fun is that name? I want to say it with a Spanish accent and make it so fancy, ha!) set is one of the loveliest yet! You can always subscribe to receive them automatically each month-and at a discount! I have a monochromatic project that allows the beautiful details in the stamp set to really shine, so let’s get started with the details.
I love the look of a bunch of flowers cascading up or down the front of a card. It puts me in mind of the Secret Garden, with overgrown, romantic elegance. I wanted to let the graceful shapes of the rose illustration be the star of today’s project, so I wanted to create stark contrast with the background. To achieve this, I heat embossed the florals from Rosa Floribunda using some crisp white embossing powder in a cascade going up the front of a deep teal card front. Next, I used a white pencil to add some highlights to the tips of the petals, allowing the centers of the flowers to keep that intense teal glow.
Next, I used a blender brush to blend some Galactic Stream ink on the opposite corner of the card front, which I think helps to further enhance the added pencil shading and make the bright white embossing stand out even better. I also splattered some diluted white gouache on that blended corner; these little pops of white add an extra layer of texture of the card front.
For the greeting, I die cut the Mega Hope from some crisp white cardstock twice, adhering them together to create a dimensional die cut. I also heat embossed a coordinating greeting from Mega Greetings 4 on some more deep teal cardstock, then popped it up using Instant Dimension Foam Tape. Simple, but effective, I think!
As always, Altenew has some wonderful prizes to help them celebrate this newest addition to the Paint-A-Flower family!
$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 10/28/2021 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 10/30/2021.
Your next stop on the hop is Verity Biddlecombe. Thanks so much for stopping by today, and happy hopping!
Helen Budz says
Beautiful! Especially like how you worked with the blue coloring. tfs-stay well.
Surekha Galagoda says
It is always a treat to see your creations. Love the roses and as soon as I saw it it reminded me of a brides bouquet of flowers
Ann Apolito says
What a spectacular card. I just love the colour choice.
Daphne Hooyboer says
I love the design
Carolyn Reiners says
Who wouldn’t be happy to receive this gorgeous card.
Patricia R Schoenberg says
What a great idea! I love the background.
A very different take on this rose stamp! It is stunning.
What a gorgeous blue background and flower!
Pat Hoban says
Love, love love this awesome card! Tha added ink blending really makes the flowers pop & I love white embossing on dark backgrounds. A great new stamp!!
jean marmo says
A beautiful set and card!
Liz O. says
Stunning color combo and design Emily! I will have to try this! Thanks for the inspiration!
Marisela Delgado says
So beautiful, Emily. The shading is so lovely!
Jeanne Rice says
Pretty card. Love the blue background.
A gorgeous card!! The white pencil really brings the beautiful roses to life!! Gorgeous colour! Thanks so much for the grat inspiration. Stay safe! 🙂
Cyndi Morris says
Love that card. Your blue background is beautiful!
Maggie Henry says
Beautiful, and helpful ideas to add a lot of dimension to a simple card layout.
Your card is so beautiful! I love the white colored pencil you added to the flower petals. 🙂
Maria del Valle says
Stunning cap card! The colors are so pretty
Vickie Davis says
Beautiful card and a great tip to use a white pencil!
roxanne tellini says
Absolutely stunning. The white pencils highlights seem like such a small thing but they make this card extraordinary.
Donna Walls says
Gorgeous! Love the white embossing against the deep blue background
Lauryne Cunningham says
I love how the white outlined flowers look on the blue background! Gorgeous!
Karen Letchworth says
The blue background is lovely. Thanks for the wonderful Altenew inspiration.
Sandra Baggarly says
The blue is so pretty!
I love this get well card! Fabulous colors and simple, lovely words.
Carol McCready says
I love the blue on blue with that white. Your card is absolutely amazing. Thank you for the inspiration.
Inkin' Chickie says
Great project share. I like the added shading and grouping for the image.