Saturday, May 1, 2021

Altenew Indian Lotus


Hi There!

Welcome to the release of the Altenew Build-A-Flower Indian Lotus Release. You should be coming to me from LauraJane. Didn't you love her use of the soft pastel colors. Amazing!



What a Beautiful Stamp set! If you want to google images of an Indian Lotus,  you can see what beauty comes from nature and what a beautiful set this is. See it Here



I started by stamping the outline image twice from Altenew Indian Lotus stamp set on some masking paper, and then cutting them out. Then I stamped the same image on gray cardstock with Versafine black ink and then clear heat embossing them, stamping the flowers that would be in the front, heat embossing them, and then repeating the process with the flowers in the back.


I shaded in the flowers with some colored pencils. Two gray, black and white, using a similar stroke that you would use when using alcohol markers. After the coloring with the pencils, I added shading around the outside, and then black to the areas that would be deep with a Copic Multiliner. I then added highlights to the flowers with a white gel pen.


I stamped the "You", sentiment in the same fashion as the flowers, and stamped the "we appreciate" with VersaMark ink and heat embossing it in white on a black strip of card.


I adhered the sentiment to the panel and added spots in varying sizes to the panel with a white gel pen and the black multiliner. Finally, I adhered the panel to a white card base, and this card was complete.



I loved the colors of the Indian Lotus when I searched for images of what the Indian Lotus looked like.

I started this second panel in the same way as the first card, but on some watercolor card instead. Then I used the Altenew 24 pan watercolor set to paint in the flowers. Added highlights and spots on the flowers with the white gel pen, and to the card with a Copic Multiliner.


I stamped the "birthday wishes" sentiment from Altenew Birthday Greetings stamp set on another strip of black cardstock with VersaMark ink and white heat embossing it. I cut straight along the top and bottom of the sentiment closer, and then cutting around the parts that stuck out further.  



 I added a small strip of gold washi to the bottom of the sentiment piece, and also to three sides of some black cardstock. I adhered the black cardstock on a hot pink card base, and then adhered the panel on top of that. Finally adhering the sentiment to the card.

Thank you so much for joining in the hop today. From here your next stop will be Nathalie DeSousa.

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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 05/06/2021 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 05/08/2021.



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32 comments:

  1. I love your using the lotus down the right side of the card. The gray/black is so artsy. It would be a great masculine card or sympathy. You have inspired me.

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  2. The second card is beautiful, but the first card is elegantly stunning! Love colored pencil on darker paper...sooo cool!

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  3. What amazing detail in your cards, Linda!

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  4. Oh wow ur grey card is mesmerising 😲 uve achieved the 'HOW DID THEY DO THAT' status with that card. Im stunned good job 👏

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  5. Both cards are so beautiful. I'm all about bright colors, but your first one is just so elegant.

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  6. I love this new set and thanks for sharing how you've used it. It is giving me lots of ideas.

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  7. Both are beautiful but I stared at the gray one for awhile just to try and remember it. So sophisticated and unusual.

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  8. These are beautiful but that first card is amazing!!

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  9. Both cards are so pretty but the first one is stunning. Very creative.

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  10. Gorgeous cards!!! The first one is Incredible!!!

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  11. BEAUTIFUL COLORING! I LOVE the gray!

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  12. Oh WOW! LOVE THIS! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  13. Marisela Delgado said: So pretty! mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

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  14. Your cards wowed me! The gray card was a revelation. All your details combined for such impact. Love the colors you chose for the water color one as well. Those little white gel pen highlights do so much. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  15. I really like the first one. Great to see a color sample to contrast.

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  16. Your cards are so beautiful and unique! They grey one is stunning!

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  17. Ohh never thought of using greys!! looks awesome though

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  18. That grey card is really pretty. I am glad you decided on something out of the box like that. Thank you.

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  19. Amazing how your cards are so different in character just by changing the colors and tweaking the design. What a versatile set!

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  20. The grey scale card took my breath away. Just gorgeous! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  21. Oh my gosh, both cards are gorgeous! The grey is WOW, so different and gorgeous. The colorful one is amazing, and looks like real Lotuses that I have seen at botanical gardens. WOW!!!

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  22. Beautiful cards. I love the unique colors and styles.

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  23. beautiful cards Linda, I love the tone on tone card the most but both are very pretty. thanks for the inspiration!

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  24. Both the cards are absolutely stunning! I love your amazing coloring skills!

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  25. Beautiful designs and coloring techniques! Lovely cards with these gorgeous lotus flowers!

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  26. I can’t even believe how talented you are, with all that incredible detail with the shading on the flowers in the first card!!!

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  27. Beautiful. I really like the soft colors of the second card and the vertical flower arrangement.

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  28. Both very pretty cards!! I am especially drawn greyscale one

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  29. So very pretty. Love your gray flowers.

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  30. Just love both cards! Thanks for sharing.

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