Altenew Paint-A-Flower: Himalayan Poppy Outline Stamp Set Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello, hi! I’m participating in the Altenew blog hop today for the release of the Paint-A-Flower Himalayan Poppy stamp set. You should be arriving here from the start of the hop at the Altenew Card Blog.

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Along with the PAF Himalayan Poppy, Altenew is releasing a set of Woodless Coloring Pencils, a set of Monochrome Shading Pencils and Masking Tape. You will notice the felt tip pens in some of the photos – they are prototypes we got to try that will be coming to the store soon as well.

My projects today use a mix of these new coloring tools.

This card features the PAF Himalayan Poppy stamped on Bristol Smooth cardstock and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. Then I scribbled puddles of waterbased color with the pens onto the watercolor palette and used a damp/wet brush to pick up pigment and blend the blue and purple colors together to create the mix of color you see.

I fussy cut the flowers and adhered them to a vellum tag cut with the Terrific Tags die set, then popped the tag up onto the background patterned paper with dimensional foam adhesive. I added some Platinum Metallic thread ties at the top, stamped a greeting from the PAF set onto grey cardstock and finished the card with some coordinating enamel dots.

For the second card, I built on the remainders of the first card. I used Altenew Watercolor paper pad, stamped the Poppy image with Obsidian Pigment Ink, heat set it with a heat tool, then misted the remaining marker ink on the palette with a water mister bottle and laid the paper face down in the diluted color puddles. I did the flower colors separately from the greens at the bottom, drying between each time so there would be no risk of the complementary colors mixing and turning to mud.

I used a light hand with the waterbased pens, building up layers of color, but when any kind of watercolor dries, it always dries back lighter. A perfect opportunity to bring the Woodless Coloring Pencils into play. I added shadow and shading with the corresponding shades of pencils to paint, and lightly colored over those areas. I especially love the result on the texture of the watercolor paper – the way the pencil shading looks sort of like cross-hatching.

I stamped another greeting from the Himalayan Poppy set, trimmed the stamped panel slightly smaller than A2 card size, and matted it with a matching piece of paper from the Gel Printing Soft Wash Paper Pack. I finished the card with a strip of polka dot paper from my stash and a few clear flat sequins.

Your next stop on the hop is LauraJane’s blog, but before you go be sure to check out the giveaway prize details. As well, if you love the outline floral stamps in the PAF range, you might want to explore the subscription option that guarantees you a fresh new floral set each month at a discounted rate!

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 11/28/2021_ 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 11/30/2021.

Blog Hop Order:

Altenew Card Blog

Norine Borys – You are here.


Verity Biddlecombe

Emily Midgett

Virginia Lu

Colleen Balija

Michelle Short

Joy Baldwin

Jaycee Gaspar

Dana Joy

Nathalie DeSousa

Teresa Litchfield

Jenny Colacicco

Sandhya Iyer

Terri Koszler


Lilith Eeckels

Bridget Casey

Tenia Nelson

Eva Bussom

Therese Calvird

Amy Hill


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