Altenew Paint-A-Flower: Poppy Release Blog Hop + Giveaway + Video

Hey everyone, welcome back! I’m so excited to join Altenew for this brand new Paint-a-Flower: Poppy Release (ALT) and Blog Hop! Thanks so much to my good friend Vicky Papaioannou for relaying you over to my blog. If you get lost along the way or want to relive the amazing inspiration from the team of designers for this release, head back over to the Altenew Card Blog or keep reading to find the complete blog list.

Build-a-Flower vs. Paint-a-Flower (ALT). Build-a-Flower subscription is a layering (building) set of stamps that works beautifully with the Altenew Crisp Dye Inks to create dimensional flowers. The subscription service includes the coordinating die cuts to perfectly cut the stamped images. The Paint-a-Flower subscription is a set of outline images ready for your favorite Altenew coloring mediums. The image can be stamped once or multiple times and colored without the fuss of masking. Since there are no coordinating dies, the price point is lower than BAF. I love floral coloring, so the PAF subscription is much more appealing to me.

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Like the Build-a-Flower, the Paint-a-Flower is a monthly subscription plan. When signed up, you are guaranteed a spot in Altenew’s monthly Paint-A-Flower releases and will receive a set each month at a specially discounted price! ($15.99 →$12.99). Otherwise, buying the set without the subscription does not guarantee item stock or availability, so take advantage of the offer by clicking on the image above.

For my card project, I used my brand new Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencils to color these images on kraft colored cardstock. I happened to receive both the PAF: Poppy and Polychromos in the mail on the same day, so I thought they belonged together. Typically, I use Altenew Artist Markers or other alcohol based markers to do most of the coloring. Then I follow with colored pencils to get into detail areas if needed–especially for images I stamp with a no-outline ink.

Like I mentioned earlier, the Paint-a-Flower contains no coordinating dies or mask stencils. These images are perfect to stamp once (or multiple times) on your favorite card base and color on the go. However, I still opted to color parts of the images, then fussy cut the flowers and make my own arrangement. I added some embellishments with white splatter and white enamel dots. To help balance out the overall matte texture of the entire card, I used the Altenew – Virginia Rose Layering Floral Die Set to cut out a cluster of leaves in a gold mirror cardstock.

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Paint-a-Flower: Poppy

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Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencils 36 Tin Set

Arches Cold Press 140 lb Watercolor Paper

My Sweet Petunia MISTI-Original
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Watercolor 36 Pan Set

Fiskars Swivel Knife

Neenah Desert Storm Cardstock 80lb

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Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by 1/28/2020 for a chance to win.

Team Altenew will 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 the Altenew Card Blog on 1/30/2020.

Thank You!

I really appreciate you stopping by and participating in this blog hop. If you like what you’ve seen from me, please give me a follow over on my Instagram (@jaycee.gaspar) and/or subscribing to my blog and YouTube if you haven’t already.

Your last stop is Jenny Colacicco‘s Blog!

Altenew Card Blog
Erum Tasneem
Keeway Tsao
Ashlea Cornell
Nicole Watt
Norine Borys
Emily Midgett
Jen Schow
Kelly Griglione
Virginia Lu
Maryam Perez
Altenew Scrapbook Blog
Nathalie DeSousa
Lilith Eeckels
Mindy Eggen
Kymona Tracey
Vicky Papaioannou
Jaycee Gaspar
Jenny Colacicco 

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84 thoughts on “Altenew Paint-A-Flower: Poppy Release Blog Hop + Giveaway + Video

  1. You know the saying, “save the best for last”? Well that’s certainly applicable here. Your talent astonishes me & I like your videos as you explain things so well. Both these cards are beyond beautiful. I particularly am drawn to the second one though. This would be a good stamp set for me to own so I could practice my colouring of flowers in the more open space.

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    1. Exactly! The PaFs are meant to be stamped once or multiple times in your favorite ink and colored. Coloring space and location is entirely up to you! Whatever feels inspiring!


  2. Both cards are beautiful. The question and answer feature was fun and I must say your 36 pan set looks so much neater than mine! Is yours new, because when mine was new that’s the last time it looked that neat. Lol! I love to color and appreciate your tips and techniques and this Paint-A-Flower series is going to be a winner, I think! 🙂

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    1. I try to be SO careful when taking my brush to the palette to keep it looking “instagrammable.” I love that your palette is well used, it definitely helps the creative process to be able to pick up color and paint without thinking of keeping it tidy. Thank you so much for watching my video!


  3. Oh thank you so much for the video — they are so helpful and this is really interesting to see your layering process. And you are right — pineapple on a pizza is FOUL and should be illegal. The end.

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  4. I love your cards. And yes I liked the video chat. I didn’t submit any questions. (I’m still trying to figure out Instagram)
    The video chat was actually refreshing. And I’m with you – no pineapples on pizza.

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  5. Beautiful cards! I really like the pencil coloring card. It’s my preferred method of coloring. I liked your question and answer video. I’m headed to Kristina Warner’s youtube after this to try to find the video you mentioned. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thank you so much, Kathy! It’s an older Kristina video I know that for sure…like 2015. I’d try to find it if I could remember, but I also know her new content would distract me and then I would forget what I was doing.


  6. Gorgeous cards Jaycee, both are beautifully detailed the first with water colors is amazing but the second with the pencils is my absolutely favorite. I have tried using my pencils but just have a rough time but know the old saying is try and try again and with this new paint a flower I should get lots of practice. Thank you for your speaker video, was very interesting and no not ham and pinapple pizza and keep saying no. You will live longer that way with more rest and time for yourself!

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  7. Wow, these poppy cards are so gorgeous! I love the chat from IG questions (NO pineapple on pizza please!) Love the colored pencil details: I love watching the water coloring, especially the layering of colors. Thank you for another awesome video tutorial.

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  8. Your work never fails to amaze me. Love ALL your card designs! Thanks for sharing the video and answering questions. That was very interesting! Pineapple on pizza a definite no for me too 🙂

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