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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. KathleenA says:

    So awesome! I love when you get more than one card form a technique!

  2. Geri Clark says:

    Love your layout on this card, very pretty.

  3. I love this look. Especially the pretty colours you’ve used. A gorgeous set of cards.

  4. knurse22 says:

    What a great way to mass produce some beautiful cards using your technique! Creative and novel, and I love how your card turned out. I’ll be giving this when my stamp set arrives, for sure!

  5. Fabulous – I love those bold, colourful stripes – a great contrast to the flowers.

  6. Melanie A says:

    Such a pretty card. Love it.

  7. Maura says:

    What a great idea for a layout and design! And getting multiple cards as a bonus! Love the colors you chose.

  8. Sue D says:

    Wonderful design with the white embossing and striped background.

  9. Your cards are so beautiful! I love how you combined colored strips to make up the full stamped images. Such a cool design. 🙂

  10. Denise Bryant says:

    So pretty with the strips if colored papers for your background! Beautiful card!

  11. Love the strips of colour for your background with the hydrangea stamped over, such a fun effect!

  12. stampingrama says:

    Mindy…this is such a great idea and what a fun way to mass produce cards!! Your card design and so fun and colorful!! Awesome!!

  13. jcamp2020 says:

    So, on Altenew’s blog, I saw a snippit of this card and wondered how that was done. Got to you on the hop and found out. Cleaver and smart. And pretty! Can’t wait to get my stamp and make a couple of Mother’s day cards for my girls. Staying home, blog hopping, crafting and staying safe. Take care everyone.

  14. Christine Pennington says:

    Cool card— even uncolored it is beautiful. Thanks for sharing your talents with us.

  15. Great cards! Very cool technique. I like all the colors.

  16. What a fantastic idea Mindy!! Thanks for the wonderful idea. Your cards are strikingly lovely.Thanks.

  17. Love this simple yet elegant card. I bet that would be beautiful in gold or silver too.

  18. Teresa Godines says:

    Love that colorful background. Thanks for sharing

  19. Jenny N says:

    Love the colorful background, a gorgeous flower and card.

  20. laraineR says:

    Beautiful! Love the colors for the background!

  21. Fantastic card! I love your color palette and graphic design. Clean and fresh.

  22. Pamela A says:

    This a beautiful stamp set. I always hope that my hydrangea winters over and makes me happy when I start to see the first green buds. I love what an elegant card you can make with this stamp. I love that you built your color using paper!

  23. Lisa Byers says:

    Love your design and your colors!!

  24. That was a genius design with the paper strips!

  25. lisascreativeniche says:

    Love your mix of strips of papers!

  26. Iza Malek says:

    Amazing idea of using strips of paper ! I have to try it !! Thank you for sharing

  27. Mary Holshouser says:

    The stripes make a great background
    for the white stamping.
    Wonderful card. thanks for sharing

  28. Crisp and clean and graphic! Love it. The outline in white really pops.

  29. Carol McCready says:

    I love the background! Your card is gorgeous.

  30. Kathy Dippner says:

    Beautiful cards! The outline is very delicate looking. I could really see that with the white embossing.

  31. GrandmaAYW says:

    Love, love, love hydrangeas! Can’t wait to get mine.

  32. So pretty and elegant.

  33. These are stunning! What a great way to make a bunch of fabulous cards in short order!

  34. Sheila Bacon says:

    Super way to use scrap paper. The paper strips are an excellent background to the stamped hydrangea.

  35. Hannah Wielinski says:

    I love the colors you chose for the stripes. What a fantastic design!

  36. Bernice James says:

    Great idea!

  37. A truly beautiful card with that colorful background!

  38. What a cool way to do the cards! You got those images to line up perfectly! How fun! Take care, and stay healthy!

  39. Love the stripey base for the whiye flowers! Thanks for the inspiration!

  40. PENNY says:

    I know I will learn something new whenever I arrive on your blog. I will be attempting the color combination you used! Thank you for the inspiration.

  41. so clever and beautiful!

  42. LaQuieta Gibson says:

    Love this techniques used to make this card pop

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