Monday, February 12, 2018

Altenew Build-a-Flower Peony Blossom

Hello friends!
Hope you are having a great day so far! 
Finally, it's time share my new creation with this month's Build-a-Flower set!
I know I said that every month, but the release is always so exciting.
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 Some info about this stamp/die set:
  Build-A-Flower: Peony Blossom set includes 1 stamp set (15 images) and 1
coordinating die set (8 dies).

The Peony Blossom Build-A-Flower has a slightly different approach than our conventional Build-A-Flower sets. The stamp set has three five-petal flowers accompanied by a shading layer and a center layer. You may use these flowers as is, or layer them to create dimension. The matching dies will cut the flowers all the way to the edge without leaving a border.

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 I took a conventional approach to this stamp set. 
Since I like to mail cards out , I made it mail-friendly!

I love the fact that the die cut flower can be used as its own, other than the 3D peony!! How awesome is that.
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My card took a little bit a pre-planning. First, I had to decide where to position the flower.
I then made the dry-embossed print with the Tan Embossed Mat.

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I then I took out the largest die and used the negative part as mask. After lightly applying ink, I adhere the layered stamped petals and arranged it accordingly. I did the same with the leaves.
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I hope that you like my take on this stamp and die set.
Believe me, I have a few more versions!
And.... I have yet to try the 3D version!

For more inspiration, you must check out the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog!

Prizes: To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to six lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog for a chance to win. Three winners will be announced on the Card Blog, and other three winners will be announced on the Scrapbook Blog on 2/18/2018.


Giveaway: Guess what? One of you who comment in this very blog post get to receive a $20 gift certificate. I will announce the winner right here in this blog on February 17th.

 Don't forget to check this Peony Blossom Build-a-Flower over Altenew. 
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Thanks so much for stopping by!
edited: the winner of the Altenew February release blog hop will be announced later today!

53 comments:

Teresa Doyle said...

Yes Virginia, I can see where this would take some pre-planning but so worth it! This is a stunning card and a fantastic set...I L♥VE peonies.

Debra Rumpza said...

Awesome card... I love the dimension you get with the dies.

linda m said...

Hi, Virginia!
Using the first layer as a dry embossing layer is a great idea and tip! This certainly helps with making cards mailable :) This card is a beauty! Thanks!

Berina RGA said...

Such a pretty card Virginia! I love this stamp set.

Trina P. said...

Pretty CAS card. Love how the dies cut without a white border.

Denise Bryant said...

Another beautiful Build-a-Flower set! Gorgeous colors and dimension on your card!

Harriet said...

A truly lovely card. As I read your approach to this card, I realized the 'thinking' part is critical! You sure did 'think' and the result is extraordinary!

Daniela May said...

Hi Virginia - love the idea of dry embossing your first layer on the card base then adding the top layers as die cuts - very effective - beautiful card

Sue D said...

Love your take on this set; especially like the combination of dry embossing and die cut flowers/leaves. The colors you've used are soooo pretty! Beautiful job!!

Vicki Finger said...

Gorgeous as always, Virginia!

conil said...

Your peony is absolutely fabulous. The dry embossing and masked coloring support your diecut bloom beautifully. Awesome card.

J Brown said...

Just beautiful, one die set and so many gorgeous creations love Jane x

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Stunning project. Love how you layered the colors of the flower. TFS

Karthikha said...

What a beautiful card!! So pretty!!

Dee Earnshaw said...

such a pretty card - love the ink splatters!!

Jaydee said...

Virginia, this is gorgeous and I LOVE that it is mail friendly. The dry embossed flower is gorgeous with the soft coloring. The leaf is beautiful and you placed those splashes perfectly!
Jaydee

Iris said...

So pretty - love the colors.

Sue D said...

Very pretty. I like the colors and the embossed background.

sammi said...

Great idea to pre plan this card! The result is stunning! The embossed background is a wonderful touch and adds extra elegance. Gorgeous!

Andrea Hastilow said...

Always good idea to preplan I am learning, slowly. Your card is so beautiful, the fact that you still have so many other colour versions before you 3D them will mean we get to see lots more thankfully from you.

Sheila H said...

What a wonderful 3D effect. I love the soft colors and the splatter.

Dana M said...

Stunning! I love the detail of the dry embossing, adds so much!

McStamper said...

What a beautiful card. Love the design idea.

Judie said...

Your card is wonderful! I love the dry embossing!

Brandi R said...

Beautiful card! Love the design and fabulous flower ♥

Amante del Papel said...

one of the best cards today, so beautiful!

Jean said...

Simply stunning!

Sheila H said...

Your technique produced a totally beautiful card, Virginia. The dry embossing is striking.

Glennis said...

OMG, that is just beautiful!

Barbara said...

You've created many, many beautiful cards, but I think this is my very favorite of them all! The flowers are stunning and I love the background created from the die! Love that technique. Thanks for sharing. I will definitely try this! :)

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Wow! That flower is gorgeous! Love the background!

Lisa Elton said...

This is stunning Virginia, what amazing work you do!!

barbara macaskill said...

I absolutely adore what you have created! The background is amazing and your Peonies are simply spectacular! TFS!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Thanks so much for a fun and creative play session.

Lea Lawson said...

This is beautiful, Virginia! I love the paint splatters & the thread tied in a bow at the top - such a subtle but lovely addition to the card.

Linda BL said...

What a gorgeous card. I love how made the first layer embossed using the die. The stamped layer on top is such a contrast to the embossed layer. Whst a great idea!

Megan said...

Very creative way to handle all the layers and dimension!

Sindhu said...

Beautiful card...love the embossed effect...

Maryam said...

Oh this is extremely gorgeous .. love all the delightful detail on it .. love the impression over the basic card stock and the layer ove it .. amazing card.

Carrie R. said...

Your card is beautiful. I really like how you embossed the did behind your peony blossom. It really makes the blossom pop!

Tracey Magner said...

OMG Virginia, This card is absolutely STUNNING! The colors are so Beautiful, and I am in love with that embossing! I wish you had a video of you making this gorgeous card, I would of loved to of seen that. TFS.

Aimee LaCroix-Slocum said...

Such a beautiful card! I love that you made the dry embossed print as one of the layers. It is so soft and elegant.

Lisa A creations said...

Beautiful card! I like how the die cuts without leaving a border on the flower. Great new set!

Daria Z. said...

This Build-a-Flower set is my favorite! I love the different layers and that the flower can also stand alone. Your card is just gorgeous, Virginia! The design, the colors and I love the splatters. Just perfect.

pcm said...

gorgeous!

Mary Holshouser said...

Love the layering of the flower.
Gorgeous card.
thanks for sharing
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Joy Meadows said...

Love this stamp set and your card is just beautiful!

F. Andre said...

Your card is so pretty. Thanks for the inspiration.

Stefanie White said...

Wow, this is beautiful!

Annette Reed said...

Very pretty! Love the embossed background and coloring.

Melissa Friedrich said...

Beautiful card, love the soft colors and the way you used the die as a mask. Perfect design for mailing out a card.

Miriam Prantner said...

Really love the combination of the stamped/die cut pieces with the dry embossing on the base, so pretty!

Michelle Chmelar said...

Love how you embossed with this. I am so inspired by this I really want it!!