Saturday, May 22, 2021

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

Hi! I hope you are enjoying the amazing inspiration shared by the designers that are participating in this blog hop. The blog hop begins from the Altenew Card Blog

You must have come here from Virginia Lu's blog. Virginia is not just insanely talented, but also one of the sweetest people I know! She was my mentor during the AECP program and really helped and encouraged me.

f you love coloring, the new Paint-a-flower release is for you! This month's stamp features beautiful lotus flowers. If you are like me and not really confident about your coloring skills, you will love this stamp set because it has the most gorgeous outline images which create a lovely, aquatic scene. 

I made two slimline cards for the release. I followed the same procedure for both the cards, just changing up the colors.

I started with two panels of watercolor paper, each measuring 4” x 9”. I used two sets of mini ink cubes for each panel; green and blue for the first and purple and yellow for the second. To create the background, I swiped the pads from the outer edge to around midway on the panel. I went from light to dark and repeated the colors till the end. Then I sprayed each panel with a lot of water and allowed them to dry overnight.

Next day, I simply stamped the PAF Lotus and heat embossed with metallic gold embossing powder. The sentiment is also from the same set. Here are the ink colors I used.


Card #1:

Altenew Cool Summer Night & Tropical Forest mini ink cube sets


Card #2:

Altenew Pocketful of Sunshine & Rose Petal mini ink cube sets

To finish, I trimmed the panels and adhered them to Kraft card bases for two slim-line cards measuring 9” x 4” each.

I hope you liked my cards and will give this technique a try. I would love to know which card is your favorite!

Shopping Links:

Please click on the pics to shop.

If you don't want to miss even one of these beautiful stamp sets, you can enroll in the monthly subscription program. When signed up, you are guaranteed a spot in the monthly Paint-A-Flower releases and will receive a set each month - at a specially discounted price! ($15.99 →$12.99)

We also have special bundles for the Paint-A-Flower: Lotus Outline Stamp Set (which will also go live in our shop on 05/22/2021 at 12:01 am EDT

Giveaway Prizes:

$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 05/28/2021 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 05/30/2021.


Blog Hop Order:

The next person in the hop is Seeka

Altenew Card Blog
Emily Midgett
Keren Baker
Joylita Dsouza
Norine Borys
Erin Thompson
Sandhya Iyer
Erum Tasneem
Nathalie DeSousa
Terri Koszler
Lilith Eeckels
Jenny Colacicco
Verity Biddlecombe
Virginia Lu
Nandini Karmarkar - That's me!
Tenia Nelson
Carol Hintermeier
Ardyth Percy-Robb
Linda Westfall
Teresa Litchfield
Helen Kalb
Amanda Baldwin




  1. Utterly beautiful, Nandini! I love your creative takes on this stamp set. I love how you used the repeated pattern and watercoloring! Happy to be in the hop with you! xo

  2. I like the idea of using parts of the image.

  3. I love your slimline cards!!! Such a different look!!!

  4. Love the embossing on watercolor paper. So pretty!!!

  5. Your watercoloring is great and I love the choice to heat emboss in metallic gold. It is a little hard to tell in these pictures though.

  6. A totally different look for this stamp. Thank you for giving us an alternative to the coloring the whole stamp. It’s great to see how versatile this stamp can be with imagination.

  7. Beautiful and colorful line cards!

  8. Stunning slimlines and unique coloring!

  9. 2 lovely examples of the versatility of the set, Thanks for the Inspiration!

  10. I really like everything about these cards, the colors, the imaginative take on the stamp set, showing the versatility of the stamp! Very inspirational, thank you.

  11. Gorgeous slimline cards! Love the colors...
    Thanks for sharing.

  12. Marisela Delgado said: So beautiful!

  13. What a great technique to create these cards. It seems like it would be quick (other than the waiting for them to dry), too. NICE

  14. Love your different take on the lotus set!

  15. Wow; very unique and creative. I just learned a new technique!

  16. I like slim line cards and these are very pretty.

  17. Such a wonderful use of this stamp set!

  18. Such clever usage of this stamp! Love it!

  19. Wonderful cards. I would never have thought to use part of the stamp as borders. So pretty on the warm watercolor background. My favorite though is the blue and green background. Just gorgeous. Thanks for the inspiration

  20. Stunning cards!! Love how you creatively used sections of the stamp!!!

  21. Wonderful cards (I love the slimline style!). Your backgrounds are gorgeous.

  22. Wow, what a totally different perspective! Great job!

  23. Fantastic cards! You are so very, very creative.

  24. Beautiful cards! Great idea to use just the blooms portion of the image for a different look! Love the colors you used on your cards!

  25. I love seeing such different results with the same stamp set!! Your cards are gorgeous

  26. I hadn’t really heard of the ink swipe technique! I am blown away with how beautiful your colorsxapes turned out ❤️