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Altenew Paint-A-Flower: Hydrangea Release Blop Hop & Giveaway

Welcome everyone! It’s time for a new Paint-A-Flower from Altenew and we have a gorgeous Hydrangea set.

Today I wanted to show you another way to use the Paint-A-Flower sets.

I started by heat embossing my image in White embossing powder on a various colors of cardstock that measure 3 1/4″ x 4 1/2″. Using a stamping positioner, like the Misti, was kind of essential in this case because I could stamp the image in the same exact place every time.

I trimmed all the pieces down to thin strips and separated into piles. Then I just sat and created backgrounds by switching up the colors and making sure the floral image lined up. It was actually a very relaxing process and I got quite a few cards out of this.

I adhered the strips to a piece of 80 lb. white cardstock and trimmed it down. Then added that panel to a white card base. I adore the different shades of color with the thick white border.

I finished off each of the cards with a sentiment that is heat embossed in White onto Black card stock.

Here’s another one of the cards. The image and design is all the same but the colors are in a different order.

And one more where the purples are towards the top.

I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration!

If you subscribe to the Paint-A-Flower Monthly Subscription Plan you get a discount.


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 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 THIS POST on 04/30/2020.


We are celebrating with a blog hop. If you arrived here from Maryam’s blog you are in the right spot.

Your next stop in the hop is the talented Jaycee!


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  1. Jody V says:

    I love the color stripes and white embossing. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Jennifer Taylor says:

      Love this! This card is so creative! I never would have thought to do this.

  2. Susan P says:

    Love the way you used the different strips of paper for the background. Pretty card


  4. Mary Lamp says:

    Love the effect with the strips!

  5. Lori J Cordel says:

    Love how you chose to do the background. Thank you for your inspiration. Can’t wait for my stamp set to arrive!

  6. candyraet says:

    I love how you used the color for a background against the white flowers. A unique take on the stamp set. Very pretty

  7. Terri Barto says:

    VERY cool graphic! I’m going to try that. Especially love your color choices.

  8. Lauryne Cunningham says:

    I love how the white embossed flowers look against your colorful background- very pretty! I need to give that a try!

  9. barbara lassiter says:

    Love the graphic design look of this. I might give it a try using stripes of watercolor for the background!

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  11. Michelle Patricia Anders says:

    Lovely idea using your scraps of cs. Thank you for reminding us.

  12. Nina C. Houghton says:

    Thank you for sharing such a non-traditional treatment of this stamp. I am really drawn to it.

  13. Jade says:

    Very nice! I like the white embossing against the blue stripes. It makes for a very stunning s and beautiful card.

  14. Valerie H says:

    Interesting layout with this stamp.

  15. I love the white embossed background. It really pops against the colored background

  16. Vickie D says:

    Such a unique way to use this stamp. Love it

  17. Susan Babcock says:

    Great, creative idea! I love the hydrangea but it’s good to see different ways to use a stamp to get more use out of them.

  18. Barbara Matthews says:

    So creative! At first glance I thought you stamped the image onto the strips of different cardstock but I see you stamped onto several colours of cardstock and then cut the strips. I love it! Thank you for sharing.

  19. Gorgeous card. Love the colors you have used.

  20. Sharon Gullikson says:

    I like how simple this was to make, and how pretty! The white is wonderful

  21. gransarah says:

    How cool! This would certainly have come in handy when I was creating a stack of cards! but I will remember and use it next time – perhaps when I receive my hydrangea stamp!

  22. Catherine L says:

    I love how beautiful the hydrangeas are with simple white heat embossing. Great card!

  23. Karen M says:

    Such a clever way to make the background and also make multiple cards at once! The white embossed hydrangeas are so pretty.

  24. Cyndi Morris says:

    Beautiful! I love this gorgeous hydrangea. Your background colors are amazing.

  25. Carolyn R says:

    Great composition of background colors for your white hydrangea.

  26. Kailash says:

    Pretty card design!

  27. bwalborn says:

    This is definitely a fresh take using the Hydrangea stamp set. Clever.

  28. Heather Nelson says:

    Love the stripes of blue and purple!! Stunning colors and hydrangeas!! SO PRETTY! Thanks for sharing and creating!

  29. Beverly Jordan says:

    Great idea use of the different aray of colors to accent the silhouette lines of this beautiful new Altenew blossom!

  30. MaryH says:

    Did I ever enjoy this one – YES!
    Those graphic backgrounds coupled with the wide white border are the perfect foil for the white outline of the hydrangea stamp! Perfection – simple but so eye-catching. I usually save my strips for sentiments; but I have collected so many I was about to give some away or toss them. NOT anymore! I am in love with this idea – hope you don’t mind if I use it!

  31. D Skene says:

    What a great idea! I love the different looks that you get depending where you put the various colors.

  32. Megan Niergarth says:

    Beautiful colors! A fun alternative to coloring the flowers!

  33. Retta Lutte says:

    So pretty, Mindy! Your cards are so fun and colorful!

  34. beccab33324 says:

    I’m always a fan of white embossing. Great BG you created for these beauties.

  35. Inkin' Chickie says:

    Wonderful example for multiple cards. I like the color strips.

  36. Judy K says:

    Your card is beautiful! What a great idea to use the colorful strips of card stock. The white embossed flowers are lovely on the colorful background!

  37. Jennifer Sears says:

    This is exactly why I love following blogs super creative idea to make multiple fun cards.

  38. What a cool background! I LOVE the white stamping!

  39. I love how you did the color blocking! Thank you!

  40. Wendy says:

    I love the striped background idea.

  41. Jane B. says:

    I love your different take on using this stamp. What a great idea and I love how it all comes together. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us.

  42. Denise M Freeman says:

    Hello! I really like your card a lot. I might give it a try. The monthly subscription seems a great value especially for a company like Altenew with their special focus on beautiful flowers! A winner! Thank you, Denise

  43. Carol Wortman says:

    Great idea. I have a pile of strips and think I will adhere them first then stamp. I love this card. Thanks for the inspiration and please stay healthy!

  44. I love this idea! What a cool way to make a bunch of gorgeous cards!

  45. Annette Gordon says:

    I love the blue and purple stripes of cardstock. Super pretty.

  46. Liz Ortiz says:

    What a lovely design Mindy! Love the striped background. Thanks for the inspiration!

  47. Kathy says:

    Beautiful Card!

  48. Super cool design and background 🙂

  49. acraftyperson411 says:

    Stripes!!! This is so awesome. I am definitely going to try this technique.

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