Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Altenew Build-a-Flower Release

Hello friends!
It's the 15th day of the month and that means Altenew's Build-a-Flower feature is here again! For details, please visit Altenew Card Blog and Altenew Scrapbook Blog. 

This month's flower is Anemone
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About Anemone here
See images here (Pinterest)

I had tons of fun playing with this set and I actually made a few cards.
In the end, I decided to share just two of the cards I made.

For this card, I tied stamping on light card stock from Altenew's Lavender Field.
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As you may know already, Altenew's ink are formulated to do color-layering. By using light color card stock, I find that it adds another layer of color! 

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The stamping with this Anemone set is very straightforward. For extra details, I stamped the solid circle dot (that was meant for the center of the flower) to create a simple background. I then added a bit of sparkle with the Nuvo Droplets (Silver Moondust).

 My 2nd card involves stamping, dry-embossing (with the matching die) and ink-blending.
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The result is striking and the colors really pop. Like the first card, I also stamped the sold circle stamp to create a subtle border. This is a great way to use those tiny stamps! 
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With a bit of planning ahead, this card really took little time to create.

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  I hope you enjoy seeing this Build-a-Flower feature.
You can purchase this over Altenew store here. 
You can also purchase it over Simon Says Stamp here .

Please visit Altenew Card Blog and Altenew Scrapbook Blog for more inspiration.
While you are there, be sure to comment for a chance to win a $30 Altenew Gift Card.

Lastly, I want to mention that Altenew is having a special promotion with The New Day Card Kit.
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Thanks for stopping by!

20 comments:

barbara macaskill said...

Both of these cards are absolutely gorgeous! I especially love the first one! Delightful and scrumptious! TFS!

Teresa Doyle said...

WOW Virginia, both are gorgeous, how beautiful is this flower? YUM!

Melissa Friedrich said...

Beautiful cards, love this anemone set!

Maryam said...

Love your cards very cheerful and elegant..happy colored

StampinLouie said...

Your cards are beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Maureen Killen said...

Two gorgeous cards and I love the idea of using the middle of the flower to create a background on the second card - that's clever!
Maureen x

Lisa Moline said...

Beautiful cards! Can't wait to get this stamp set - it's so pretty!

Mel said...

Such a beautiful card...I love it.

conil said...

I adore anemones and this new one is lovely. The cards you made are lovely, too. What a great idea to stamp on colored cardstock...it really enhances the images a lot. And the dry embossing on the second one is just the thing to take the card to the next level.

Harriet said...

Beautiful cards, beautiful colors. It's amazing how a different color creates a new spectacular card. I really like your inventive use of the circle.

Glennis said...

Gorgeous samples Virginia

April Rogers said...

Beautiful Virginia! Both are so very lovely
XO April

Lisa Elton said...

These are so elegant and beautiful Virginia!!

Sheila H said...

The flowers are so delicate and lovely, Virginia. The colors are just spectacular.

Lagene said...

Gorgeous cards! Great new stamp set!

Dawn Turley said...

Very pretty cards Virginia. This is a beautiful stamp set

Purple Princess said...

Both cards are lovely! This set is gorgeous! Thanks for the inspiration!

Susi K. said...

Isn't this another lovely floral stamp set from Altenew, Virginia? You've done an amazing job showcasing it with your gorgeous cards!

Sue LD said...

Love the beautiful colors.

Pat Hoban said...

Absolutely beautiful cards, Virginia! Love the rich coloring!