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Altenew Build-A-Flower: Fashion Monger Dahlia Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

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Hello lovely people. I’m so happy to be with you again for the latest in the Build-A-Flower series. This month it’s the Fashion Monger Dahlia, and what a beauty it is. Welcome – if you’ve arrived here from Linda Westfall’s blog then an especially large welcome. You might want to start at the beginning- at the Altenew blog.

I’ve created two projects using this beautiful new set.

Firstly, I wanted to use the pretty foliage. I had a shape like a scorpion’s tale in mind. I wasn’t convinced by it towards the end, but the focus is on the lovely flowers anyhow!

Do you want to make a bold statement on your handmade cards? The Fashion Monger Dahlia is the flower for you! This set features one six-layer flower and two three-layer leaves. The leaves have a delicate and lacy feel to them to help you achieve a richer look on your projects. The included sentiments feature a gorgeous pairing of fonts to accompany your floral creations. 

Aren’t those leaves amazing! As usual, there’s a great giveaway…

Giveaway Prizes

There are $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 08/07/2021 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 08/09/2021.

I used the same colour combination for the second project.

I love the multiple layers that give you so many colour options. You can really change up this flower. The Fashion Monger Dahlia is a stamp and die set. There’s also a Stamp/Die set with ink bundle (it has 5% off). If you love the whole Build-A-Flower series, then you could sign up for the Monthly Subscription (which gives you a 14% discount).

To create the black and white backgrounds, I just used some pieces of black cardstock trimmed into different widths and adhered with different spacings.

Now all that’s all for the moment, but there’s lots more to see. Next up is Daniel Diaz who is bound to amaze you. If you get lost along the way, I’ve added the whole list below.

Thanks so much for visiting me, and hope to see you again soon x

Altenew Card Blog

Norine Borys

Jenny Colacicco

Virginia Lu 

LauraJane

Jaycee Gaspar

Mindy Eggen

Emily Midgett

Terri Koszler

Nathalie DeSousa

Seeka

Tenia Nelson

Dana Joy

Amanda Baldwin

Verity Biddlecombe

Carol Hintermeier

Sandhya Iyer

Linda Westfall

Keren Baker you are HERE

Daniel Diaz

Erin Thompson

Joylita Dsouza

Nenette S. Madero

Natasha Davies

Joy Baldwin

Linda Westfall

August 1, 2021 at 2:00 pm 37 comments

Altenew Build-A-Flower: Tree Peony Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Welcome to another great blog hop. We are celebrating the release of the latest in the Altenew Build-A-Flower series. This one is called Tree Peony and you’ll absolutely love it.

The hop, if you want to begin from the beginning, do go to the Altenew Blog first. If you’ve come to my blog from Laurie Willison’s, then a big welcome to you.

I decided to do something light and soft. Here’s what I came up with.

Isn’t it a stunning set. Stamping the outline in pink really adds something to the delicacy of the floral images. First I stamped out some of the flowers plus die cut them out. I started with a tent folded base and cut a strip out towards the right and backed it with some Matt Duralar (Grafix).

This is how Altenew describes this dreamy set. ‘This set features an outline image and three coordinating coloring layers each for the petals and flower center. The coloring layers have been drawn in detail for stunning realism! We have also included a leaf image (outline + three coloring layers) and a dainty little branch with small buds and leaves. The images are handy for flower arrangements or bouquets on your handmade cards, scrapbook layouts, journal pages, and DIY decor projects. Finally, finish off your project with any of the six sweet sentiments included in the set.’

I chose to stamp with 2 of the main layers plus the central ones. I adore how you can make the flower more full or less. I did add some watercolour to the flower buds to give them more depth.

(following links are affiliate links). The set comes as a Build-A-Flower Tree Peony Layering Stamp & Die Set, and there’s also a bundle with an ink set along with the stamp and die set at a 5% discount. If you don’t want to miss the monthly Build-A-Flower sets, you can sign up for a monthly subscription.

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 06/07/2021 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 06/09/2021.

I love the sentiments in the set. Just lovely honest ones. Perfect for lots of times and particularly for right now.

I hope you love this set as much as I do. It’s now time to go to the next person in the hop and that’s Carol Hintermeier. I’m really looking forward to seeing what beautiful project she’s created.

Below is the whole list of people in the blog hop in case you get lost along the way.

Thanks for visiting my blog and have a wonderful day,

Keren x

Altenew Card Blog

Emily Midgett

Sandhya Iyer

Virginia Lu

Jenny Colacicco

Tenia Nelson

LauraJane

Jaycee Gaspar

Terri Koszler

Nathalie DeSousa

Verity Biddlecombe

Bridget Casey

Amanda Baldwin

Michelle Short

Colleen Balija

Natasha Davies

Laurie Willison

Keren Baker

Carol Hintermeier

Erin Thompson

Mindy Eggen

Sande Woodson

Seeka

Joylita Dsouza

Victoria Calvin

June 1, 2021 at 2:00 pm 36 comments

Altenew Build-A-Flower: Indian Lotus Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello friends! Hope you’re having a lovely day. I’m so pleased to be joining Altenew celebrating their latest Build-A-Flower release today. A beautiful layering stamp set with matching dies. As happens in each blog hop, the hop begins at the Altenew Card Blog. A big welcome if you’ve just arrived from the awesome Virginia Lu’s blog.

Be true to yourself with this beautiful floral Indian Lotus flower stamp set. This floral layering stamp set has a gorgeous 6-layered bloom along with a detailed coordinating lotus leaf. The accompanying leaf may also be used as a lily pad for extra versatility on your crafting projects. The beautiful accompanying sentiments are related to appreciating yourself, having confidence, and being authentic, so you can send motivation to your loved ones. This is what I created with the new set.

I chose another ‘defying gravity’ card. It looks like it might be impossible to stand up, but really, it’s just got a wider base on the reverse of the card. You just snip a small section off the bottom of the card.

You can get hold of the stamp and die set from here. You can also get a bundle with inks with 5% off here. If you don’t want to miss any of the Build-A-Flower sets, you can get a monthly subscription here.

A little closer look at the flower..

Because you have the matching die, it’s easy to cut out extra layers so you can in effect do decoupage with it and gain some real height. You might be able to see some extra petals at the side which are simply another layer, with the petals trimmed off and inserted into the side.

Giveaway Prizes !

There is $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.

You can see how the leaves make the perfect resting place for the flowers. It really is a delightful set. I love the sentiments too- I’ve just simply white embossed this one onto matching cardstock. I used some pink, purples and yellows.

The next blog to visit is Laura Jane’s. I’m excited to see what she’s created. The full list of everyone in the blog hop is below so you can refer to it if you get lost.

Thankyou for visiting, and hope to see you again soon.

Keren x

Altenew Card Blog

Norine Borys

Amanda Baldwin

Emily Midgett

Carol Hintermeier

Amber Rain Davis

Erin Thompson

Therese Calvird

Jenny Colacicco

Tenia Nelson

Joylita Dsouza

Virginia Lu

Keren Baker you are HERE!

LauraJane

Linda Westfall

Nathalie DeSousa

Nandini Karmarkar

Sandhya Iyer

Seeka

Teresa Litchfield

Terri Koszler

Verity Biddlecombe

Helen Kalb

May 1, 2021 at 2:00 pm 42 comments

Altenew Build-A-Flower: Coneflower Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Welcome blog friends to another Altenew Release Blog Hop! Today sees the launch of the Build-A-Flower Coneflower set. You may have come here via Verity Biddlecombe’s blog, so a special welcome to you if that’s the case! Coneflowers are just so striking and almost architectural in their design. Such gorgeous flowers that Altenew have fashioned into a special edition stamp and die set.

Isn’t it a beautiful set! Extend a hand in gratitude and friendship with this delightful floral layering set.

This stamp set features two beautiful layering coneflowers. For ease of use, Altenew have included two colouring layers for each part of the flower: the flower center, petals and leaves, and stem. The larger flower has three colour layers for the petals. 

The Build-A-Flower: Coneflower special edition stamp and die set is only sold as a bundle. It includes one 6″ x 8″ clear photopolymer stamp set (24 individual stamp images) and one coordinating die set (2 dies).

Truth be told it was a nightmare to photograph because of the angles I’d created on the card! It wasn’t hard to create though, simply a piece of cardstock 15cm x 21cm and scored at 5cm and 10cm. Then you position the accompanying dies, partially die cut- so the part of the die on the outer edges is cut but not the inside panel. Then stamp and colour (or simply use the different layered images to create the coloured petals.

I added some blue watercolour around the edges of the flowers to help tie the flowers together as a trio- just messily, no artistic ability required 😉

The new Coneflower stamps and die set will be available here in the Altenew store. If you fancy an die/stamp and ink bundle- it’s available here with a 5% reduction (and who doesn’t love a reduction!!)

The blog hop will be hosted by fab Virginia Lu at the Altenew Card Blog so you might want to start the hop there.

You can see the dimension from the partial die cutting below. Adding little white and black gel pen dots (which I often do) is such an easy way to elevate your designs and provide a little more interest to your images. Plus the sentiments included in the Stamp set are just utterly lovely.

Of course, you want to know about the giveaway right?!

There is $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 04/07/2021 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 04/09/2021.

Now all that’s left for me to do is usher you to the next stop on the hop; the super lovely Norine Borys– you’re always in for a treat on her blog!

I’ve really appreciated you stopping by today, I hope you’ll love the rest of the inspirational projects still left to see.

See you again soon,

Keren x

This is the whole list, in case you get lost anywhere!


Altenew Card Blog

Jaycee Gaspar

LauraJane

Nathalie DeSousa

Verity Biddlecombe

Keren Baker … you’re here!!!

Norine Borys

Jenny Colacicco

Nicole Watt

Terri Koszler

Amber Rain Davis

Amanda Baldwin

Erum Tasneem

Sandhya Iyer

Emily Midgett

Nichol Spohr 

Tenia Nelson

Dana Joy

Carol Hintermeier

Christine Pennington

Joylita Dsouza

Teresa Litchfield

Agnieszka Małyszek

Yoonsun Hur

Please note that some of the links are affiliated ones which cost you no extra but pay me a little extra.

April 1, 2021 at 2:00 pm 62 comments

Altenew Build-A-Flower: Semi-Double Chrysanthemum Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello everyone! Hope you’re having a lovely Monday. I’m delighted to be involved with this special Build-A-Flower blog hop celebrating the release of the Semi-Double Chrysanthemum. The blog hop is starting at the Altenew Card Blog and the whole list is at the bottom of this post. You should have arrived here from Katrina Howe’s blog, or you can start at the Altenew’s Card Blog.

The set is really gorgeous and I chose to use it this way..

I know you don’t get chrysanthemums this colour, but I’m using artistic licence! This layering stamp set features a beautiful 4-layer chrysanthemum and three 3-layer leaves to add to your handmade cards, scrapbook layouts, bullet journal pages, and other DIY paper crafting projects. 

The Build-A-Flower: Semi-Double Chrysanthemum special edition stamp and die set is only sold as a bundle. It includes one 6″ x 8″ clear photopolymer stamp set (16 individual stamp images) and one coordinating die set (4 dies). You can get hold of the stamp and matching die set from the Altenew store here.

I love the sentiment and it fits so perfectly with the florals. You can create so many beautiful colours and shades just using different inks. I love the more neutral palette with the minty green aqua leaves. You can also get hold of a stamp/die and ink bundle plus if you have the Build-A-Flower subscription plan you can get your savings too.

I wanted to create layers without fuss, so added a layer of Grafix Duralar Matt film and added the extra flowers underneath so you can see the filtered images. It always amazes me just how much dimension and realism you can get from a stamp and ink. The multi step images are easy to line up.

You can see I’ve allowed some of the flowers to stick out past the matt film. It gives the card a frame without cluttering it too much. I added some black and white ink dots to add some movement into the card design. The sentiment is just stamped and white embossed onto some dark jade cardstock.

There’s also an exciting giveaway. What’s a celebration without prizes?! There’s $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 03/07/2021 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 03/09/2021.

Before you go, there’s plenty more loveliness over at Laura Jane’s blog. We’d love you to continue hopping !

Altenew Card Blog

Virginia Lu

Nathalie DeSousa

Laurie Willison

Amanda Baldwin

Carol Hintermeier

Dana Joy

Jenny Colacicco

Katrina Howe

Keren Baker …You are HERE! …

LauraJane

Michelle Short

Rachael Shedeed

SathyaKala Sankaran

Seeka

Terri Koszler

Verity Biddlecombe

March 1, 2021 at 2:00 pm 49 comments


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