Thursday, March 1, 2018

Altenew Build-a-Flower Chrysanthemum

Hello friends!
It's time for Altenew's Altenew Build-a-Flower Chrysanthemum release!
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Build-A-Flower: Chrysanthemum set includes 1 stamp set (12 images) and 1 coordinating die set (4 dies).

Chrysanthemums are beautiful flowers which symbolize optimism and joy. With an abundance of petals, these perennials resemble pom-poms. Chrysanthemums bloom in many colors, so you can be creative with your ink choices. We have included two encouraging sentiments to help bring joy to your loved ones. This special product is only sold as a set, not individually.

You can purchase Chrysanthemum Ink Bundle here or the Stamp Die Bundle here.
This set is so easy to line up as there is no outline images. Its artsy style allows you to layer the Chrysanthemum however you like it.
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I know Chrysanthemum rarely come in bright red, but I felt the urge to create something vibrant...
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I mostly stamped it in Coral Bliss and added the Cosmo Red in one of the layers.
To add the WOW factor, I gold-embossed the last layer. As you can see, it really shines!

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There are 4 gold elements in this: gold-embossing, gold glitter Washi Tape and gold splatter.
The neat thing about this die is  that you can PARTIALLY pop up the petals! I added varied depth of foam tape to achieve various height. It may look subtle, but in my view, it makes a difference!

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For the leaves, I doubled-up the foam tape to make them pop even more!

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 3/9/2018. 
 Giveaway: please leave a comment in this blog post and you are on your way to win a $20 gift certificate from Altenew. Winner will be announced on Mach 6th right here in this blog.


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Today is the last day!!
Use code ALTENEW2S3

👉👉You can get the Chrysanthemum Ink Bundle here 
 or the Stamp Die Bundle here.
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I have one more version of this Build-a-Flower to come. Hope that you come back to check it out soon! Thanks for stopping by!

52 comments:

CinnamonSally said...

Gorgeous card Virginia, love the added sparkle to the bloom , really makes it pop.

Karthikha said...

Wonderful card!! :)

Sue D said...

Beautiful card!! Love all the gold accents, but especially the gold embossing on the flowers. It really makes the flowers come alive!

Clemente Batan said...

I agree. This flower stamp has an artsy feel. Very pretty color choices for your flower.-Maria Giselle

Joy Meadows said...

A beautiful rendition of this BAF set, Virginia! Love the gold accents!!

Vicki Finger said...

Love all that gold - A nice touch for sure!

LauraJane:) said...

I like how you stamped some leaves on the cardfront and also added die cut leaves, great design!

Vikki H, southern Oregon said...

I must admit to not owning any of these build-a-flower sets but your card is putting this set on my wish list. The gold is stunning on the red!! Oh, also you left off a 4th gold item - the sequins.

Maryam said...

Your unique designs is impressing me every time.. amazing card.. love all the details on it.

conil said...

Whoa! Personally, I'm glad you chose red...so impactful and bold. And the gold is the perfect enhancement. Just a gorgeous card...makes for a delighted recipient.

Denise Bryant said...

Love this new BAF set! Spectacular flower on your card! Love the colors you used and the gold accents!

Glennis said...

How pretty, I love the added touch of gold

Annette Gordon said...

I just love the gold it really makes it stand out! And I love the coordinating die that goes with this flower! So amazing!

Harriet said...

I cherish chrysanthemums... they are loves in my garden. Your card captured the beauty especially with your lifted petals. Beautiful, beautiful!

Carol Rossouw said...

Oh wow! This is another amazing Build-a-flower set. Your card is stunning and I love the way the die cuts the petals so that they can have dimension. Another one for my wish list!

Cynthia Cole said...

The gold accents are lovely on this beautifully vibrant floral card!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Lovely inspiration!

Berina RGA said...

Such a beautiful card Virginia! I love that you have gold embossed the last layer.

pcm said...

i love that touch of gold in the red!

Lisa Elton said...

This is beautiful Virginia! I like the elegance the gold adds!

Amante del Papel said...

it's a super beautiful card!

donna mikasa said...

Oh I just knew which chrysanthemum you created! It's bold and beautiful and I adore the touch of gold!

Sue D said...

I like the vibrant colors with the touch of gold.

Miriam Prantner said...

Gorgeous! I love the gold layer and the dimension, this is one of my favorites!

allison kulka said...

Love your card..beautiful!!!

Linda BL said...

Love your card! When I saw the Altenew blog post earlier this morning, I looked at all of the examples and immedistrly knew the red Chrysanthemum with the gold was done by Virginia Lu. I clicked on it and I was right! Love the vibrant flower and the gold.

Brandi R said...

Beautiful card! Love the colors and that pop of gold on the beautiful flower....LOVE ♥

Daniela May said...

these new colors are so striking - love the end result.

Jen said...

Beautiful!

Kristina "Tina" said...

I love the gold touches on this card. I always hesitate to personally do it but I love the look!!! More gold!!

Dawn Turley said...

WOW Virginia. What a stunner. I like the way you added the embossed layer... makes the flower pop for sure.

Lisa A creations said...

Cute card! I like the coral color you used for the flower.

Purple Princess said...

Gorgeous card! I love the color!!

Kelsey Thomas said...

I love your cards! :)

Teresa Doyle said...

This is such a beautiful card Virginia and this set is wonderful.

graham Brand said...

I love these build a flower sets and this is no exception!
I love your interpretation!

Trina P. said...

Lovely set and card. The gold looks beautiful.

Marsha said...

beautiful. especially the gold you put in the flower.

Iris said...

So pretty - love the touches of gold.

Daria Z. said...

Gorgeous card, Virginia! And, remember, when you are an artist you can use what ever colors you want!! I do love the gold on top, too.

Patti H. said...

Beautiful! Love the colors & the added gold touches!

McStamper said...

Beautiful card. Love the colors and gold.

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Love the gold embossing on here!

mandalj said...

Red and gold look so right for chrysanthemums! Your card is beautiful!

Pat S said...

I love the card you made using the BAF set. The colors are stunning! Thanks for sharing.

Annalisa Young said...

Oh, the gold embossing on the final layer is just fantastic. You definitely succeeded in making a vibrant flower! I also really like the semi-ghostly leaves behind the flower. They add a lot of texture to the scene, but they don't take over, which I sometimes fear I do with leaves. What a lovely card; thanks for sharing!

barbara macaskill said...

Simply stunning! Your flower is brilliantly colored and I love this innovative Die! TFS!

Melissa Friedrich said...

I’m loving the dimension, the gold details, especially the stamped flower layer and the vibrant colored chrysanthemum! Beautiful card!

Valerija said...

so beautiful creations.

sammi said...

Wow! Stunning card, Virginia! Love how the flowers are the big focal point here. The gold adds a wonderful touch of elegance and I love the placement of the sequins.

Sammibug aka Samantha Houp aka Sammi

F. Andre said...

This red and gold combo is gorgeous.

Linda Huffman said...

Love the colors!!!!And the finished card!!!!