Sunday, May 22, 2022

Altenew Paint-A-Flower: Magnolia Rustica Outline Stamp Set Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($200 in Total Prizes)

Hello, crafty friends!
I'm so happy to be joining Altenew for the Magnolia Rustica Outline Stamp Set Release Blog Hop today showcasing the next installment in their monthly Paint-A-Flower series! You can purchase this fabulous set here individually for $15.99, or you can subscribe to receive the new Paint A Flower sets at a discount each month! When signed up, you are guaranteed a spot in their monthly their monthly Paint-A-Flower releases and will receive a set each month - at a specially discounted price! ($15.99 →$12.99)

If you arrived here from Preeti Chandran's Blog, then you are on the right track. If this is your first stop, then you will want to start at the beginning, the Altenew Card Blog. We've got tons of inspiration and giveaways for you on the hop today, so keep reading till the end of this post for more information.

 I have a soft, floral card for you today with a twist, so let’s get started with the details!

I began by stamping the magnolia image on some Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock using Obsidian Pigment Ink. I then used Altenew Coral Berry, Grapevine, Sea Glass, Ocean Waves, Evergreen, and Forest Glades Alcohol Markers from the Cosmic Garden Set to add highlights and shadows to the magnolia flower using the pointillist coloring technique. Look closely - I used the palest peach and aqua in the petals for overall color, and then I used the darker tone to add shading. It's simple to get it right on this magnolia image because the shading is already illustrated. I also added a bit of yellow in the flower centres for interest and dimension! 

After I'd completed the coloring, I did a little stenciling. I used my Altenew Blending Brushes to blend some beautiful Sweet Leaf ink to the background panel using the Altenew Sketched Lines Stencil to showcase these meticulously-colored flowers.

While my background was drying, I stamped a greeting from the  Magnolia Rustica Outline Stamp Set using  Obsidian Pigment Ink onto a piece of White Cardstock. Next, I adhered a strip of Citrine Cardstock along the bottom of the piece for a little pizzazz. I adhered  it down on my panel using foam adhesive for extra dimension and added gathered gold thread to give the panel more interest.

Then, to finish, I adhered the panel to a top-folding A2-sized white card base using foam adhesive. I added a few Antique Gold - Sequins to help add some sparkle to the card front.

Giveaway Prizes:
$200 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $25 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 05/28/2022 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 10 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 05/30/2022.

Blog Hop Order:
Next Stop on this Blog Hop is, Eva Bussom's blog. Just in case you lose your place along the way, here is the complete list of participants so that you can find your way back:

 Altenew Card Blog

Emily Midgett

Ann Taylor

Nathalie DeSousa

Carol Hintermeier

Jenny Colacicco

Angela Brennan

Tenia Nelson

Nenette S. Madero

Virginia Lu

Natasha Davies

Amy Hill

Terri Koszler

Nandini Karmarkar

SathyaKala Sankaran

Colleen Balija


Bridget Casey

Linda Westfall

Rosie Neustaedter

Preeti Chandran

                      Hussena Calcuttawala (You are HERE)

Eva Bussom

Daniel Diaz

Sande Woodson

Well, that's all for me today. Thanks so much for stopping by today, and have a marvelous day!
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  1. The pink flowers are so pretty and the background is so creative!

  2. Gorgeous card! Love the colors.
    Thanks for sharing.

  3. Dear Hussena
    You have put your mark on the card with your talent in coloring and innovation. Love the color palette u have used. The products of Altenew are amazing and you have taken the products to a new level and raised the bar. tks for the stay safe

  4. Nice combination for the color style and the background.

  5. Hussena, this is a gorgeous card!

  6. Thanks for sharing your lovely card!

  7. Beautiful card. Never seen this technique before. Pretty cool. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Beautiful card! Love the coloring, the background, and the gold accents. Thanks for sharing.

  9. Brilliant card!! The coloring of the floral is gorgeous. I also love the way you used the stencil in the background. Wonderful!!

  10. Love everything about your card.
    Thanks for the inspiration!