United We Flourish Hop With Altenew

Hi there!! And welcome to my stop on the hop. You should have have arrived from the fabulous blog of Svitlana Shayevich. She’s SO incredible, isn’t she? WOW!!

I have to tell you how incredibly excited I am about this hop. So many things I love: Ellen Hutson, the United We Flourish Program, Altenew, and POPPIES!! I have a serious love affair for poppies. I have them all over my house.  It’s true. They bring me such joy and hold a special place in my heart. ♥ I’m thrilled to be able to participate in this hop and I know you all will love designing with this multi-layered stamp set just like *I* did.

For my card I wanted to show off the versatility of both the stamp and die.  So I chose to use Distress Oxide Inks to watercolor the Poppy (first on the panel and then for the die-cut piece). And then I used standard Distress Inks to create the background.  Allow me to show you my card:

I first stamped out the Poppy image onto watercolor paper using 3 colors of Distress Oxide Inks. The reason I stamped this first image was to get the ink laid down and to create the watercolor effect I was going for. Using a paintbrush and water I was able to blur the ink and make the edges look more watercolor-y.

I then die-cut a mask of the flower out of Judikins Eclipse Tape .  By doing this I can now create the background without distorting the flower too much.

Placing the sticky mask on top of the flower I created my background using Distress Inks. This could absolutely be done with the Altenew Dye Inks, as well (I just don’t have any. *sad face*) . The colors I used are shown in the photo. (The Evergreen Bough was used as a transition color between the green and blue.)

Using water, a paintbrush, and the black ink from the Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolor set I next flicked black ink on top of the panel. This is a dramatic effect I just LOVE!

Stamping and die-cutting the United We Flourish Stamp & Die Combo, Poppy Fields by Altenew flower a SECOND time I added a few details. Black ink was added around the edges for contrast, hints of shimmer to the petal lines, and Glossy Accents to the center. This piece was added using dimensional foam squares.

A piece of black cardstock was prepped with an Inkadinkado Embossing Magic Powder Bag. The sentiment was stamped using Versamark Ink and then heat embossed with white embossing powder.


My Poppy panel was adhered to a piece of the Essentials by Ellen Paper Pack, Modern Graphics by Julie Ebersole and that piece was adhered to my base card. After that? I simply adhered my sentiment with a few foam squares and a few sequins were added.

Here is a close-up:

NOW!! What would a blog hop of ANY kind be without prizes?!!? :D

⇒To celebrate, two randomly selected commenters will win a $30 gift certificate to the Ellen Hutson shop and two commenters will win a $30 gift certificate to the Altenew shop. To enter just leave a comment on the Ellen Hutson Classroom blog or the Altenew blog by 12pm PST on Wednesday, September 27th.⇐

***I know you’re super excited to keep on hoppin’ and the next stop on this amazing hop is the ever-so-talented SANDY ALLNOCK!!!***

•If you should get lost at all, please go to either Ellen Hutson The CLASSroom or Altenew Card Blog

Supplies used are listed below (affiliate links used, where possible):

44 Responses to 'United We Flourish Hop With Altenew'

  1. Alma D says:

    What a beautiful card. Thanks for sharing your instructions. Hopefully I can make one half as nice.

  2. Ehem, could this have any more texture or be any more gorgeous? Thanks for sharing the instructions, you makes me want to pull out my Distress Inks!

  3. LauraJane says:

    Fabulous Mixed media look to this!

  4. Julie says:

    Thanks for the photo essay–your card is lovely.

  5. ambecoming says:

    I promise to try this soon. I love the look of the more detailed image layered over the more loosely watercolored image. It seems so simple but the impact is just huge. Thank you so much.

  6. Sharon O says:

    Gorgeous layering poppies on your beautiful layered card!

  7. sandie carter says:

    Love your card.Thanks for sharing how you made it.

  8. Janis Litynsky says:

    I really would like to make this card like this… I wish there was a video I am such a visual Girl.. Watercolour is new to me so any lessons in a style I like is Fab… Thanks so much for your time… I could not click on LIKE because they wanted me to sign in I do not like doing that… but really wanted to CLICK LIKE…

  9. Susi says:

    Beautiful … from one corner, all the way around!

  10. Helen says:

    Lisa, what you did to create the colorful backdrop for this poppy is absolutely exquisite. Thanks for sharing this.

  11. Heather Parry says:

    Beautiful! I love the dimension you’ve been able to achieve.

  12. barbara lassiter says:

    Just a lovely card. Thanks for the tips on how you created it!

  13. Melissa Flieg says:

    Beautiful card.

  14. Patt H. says:

    Love this gorgeous card, Lisa! Your watercoloring is wonderful!

  15. Sue LD says:

    Beautiful–I like your watercoloring.

  16. mzdjoy says:

    My my my Lisa this is a beauty. Love the flowing feel of your card. It’s so soft and pretty.

  17. Tracy A says:

    Gorgeous watercoloring. This is one of my favorite cards.

  18. margessw says:

    That’s an absolutely awesome card, I really love the background !!

  19. Oh my!!! Absolutely gorgeous!!!

  20. Helen Holmes says:

    I love the watercolour version of the poppy!

  21. Gilda (McStamper) says:

    Beautiful. Love the background.

  22. Tara Prince says:

    So beautiful!

  23. jan metcalf says:

    Love your watercolor!

  24. Jodi C. says:

    This is so,so gorgeous! I love everything you did….it all looks so amazing! Thank You!!

  25. WOW Lisa, this is a stunner. Oh my, I love poppies. You did an amazing job on yours!
    I love Ellen Hutson, Altenew and poppies too! (As a matter of fact, I am in desperate need for some basic supplies, like clear envelopes and magnet sheets from EH, just saving up before placing an order.

  26. Love this technique. Very cheerful card.. I should try it

  27. Oh my goodness!!! Such a stunning colouring!!! Love your card!!! <3

  28. I love how much depth you have created in the way you did the flower! It looks like it is popping out of my screen! Stunning and elegant! TFS!

  29. M Strach says:

    Adorable :))

  30. cjmiller55410 says:

    love your watercolor

  31. Jeanne Beam says:

    Very beautiful card. Love the way you Distress inks. Thanks for sharing….

  32. jlingraham says:

    So love this technique beautiful

  33. Beautiful watercolored card :)

  34. Jennifer Gallagher says:

    Amazing card, thanks for sharing

  35. Love your card it is beautiful.

  36. Memellie says:

    Just stunning, I love how you colored the outer edges to make the poppy pop!

  37. memalagene says:

    OH my Goodness! Absolutely GORGEOUS creation, I love the watercolored effect!!!!

  38. cyndi morris says:

    Beautiful card. I love the dimension on the poppy. Thanks so much for sharing your process.

  39. cjcainyahoo1 says:

    Lisa, I love the background, it makes the dimensional poppy really stand out.

  40. Dawn Jones says:

    I love how you added dimension to the flower. The watercolor background is one of my favorites.

  41. SusanME says:

    How beautiful this is!

  42. Pennie Glasser says:

    I love your card and the colors are beautiful!

  43. mjmarmo says:

    A gorgeous card!! Thank you for the inspiration!

  44. lOIS says:


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