Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Altenew Build-a-Flower Carnation

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Hello friends!

It's busy day in my blog. Today is the reveal of Build-a-Flower Carnation.
Altenew's Build-a- Flower sets have always been amazing, this one is also no exception.
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About Carnation:
This month's build-a-flower set features a beautiful carnation. The meaning of carnation includes fascination, distinction, and love, and its use in art and decor dates back to ancient Greek and Roman times. With their ruffled appearance and classic beauty, these flowers possess a charm and allure that continues to captivate people around the globe. Alongside the multi-step carnation, we have included two-step leaves, berries, and a cluster of tiny flowers that can be used as filler images for your flower arrangements! The set also includes three kindness sentiments that are great for any occasion.

Thanks to Mother's Day, Carnation are the first REAL flowers that I got to know when I was little. It has a special place in my heart. It's funny how a certain type of flowers can evoke a special memory. I decided to stamp a blue-ish Carnation as they become more common in the last decade. 
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I started out with stamping and die-cutting the carnation. You definitely do not need many ink colors for this design.
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Ding--->Remember "Generation Stamping"? You can use the lightest ink in the background to start with. Each time, you can stamp a stronger shade as you go. Practice makes perfect. Try stamping on a piece of scrap paper and see works.

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Stamping the carnation and background are equally fun and satisfying.
I enjoyed stamping the light and dark shades to create a nice backdrop for the flower.
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 I LOVE mixing colors. Here I mixed Sea Shore and Deep Blue Seas.
I saw it on ALTENEW

Build-A-Flower: Carnation


The small floral were colored with Altenew Artist Markers.
I hope you like my first rendition with this month's Build-a Flower.
I will be back with another version hopefully soon.

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 Head over Altenew Shop and get this Build-a Flower Carnation while supplies last.
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42 comments:

Nandini said...

Very beautiful card from a great stamp set. I really love this whole series!

barbara macaskill said...

With blue being my favorite color I 💖💝💖 your blue carnation! Beautiful and fun! TFS!

Lisa Elton said...

This is feminine and ever so pretty! What a wonderful color combination. Fabulous card Virginia!

Sue LD said...

Very pretty in the shades of blue.

conil said...

The depth of color is amazing with this flower. Your stamping in the background is the perfect way to showcase the central bloom. Gorgeous card.

Vikki H, southern Oregon said...

I really like your layering of stamping in various shades and intensities! This is a beautiful, soft card!

Denise Bryant said...

Lovely carnation set! Beautiful card with pretty colors!

Melissa Friedrich said...

Pretty blue carnation and LOVE the soft stamped floral background too! Thanks for reminder of generation stamping!

Harriet said...

Lovely card. Thank you for reminding us 'generation stamping'.....a unique and versatile use of ink. The balance of your card is perfect....another good reminder. I love the smell of carnations-spicy.

Glennis said...

Beautiful card Virginia, I love this new set

Na Sa said...

Gorgeously looking stamp set and equally gorgeous card
. loved loved loved it..

mel h said...

I’m a January baby so I love carnations! Pretty pretty card.

Heather M said...

Gorgeous flowers!!

pcm said...

i forget about generation stamping. thanks for the reminder!

Cynthia Cole said...

Love the blue carnation!

Iris said...

Such a sweet card - love the blue carnation.

cghundley said...

Gorgeous card and
love the inking in
the background!
Carla from Utah

Nora N. said...

This is amazing!! I love your stamping and the pretty colors you chose!!

cm said...

My grandma, who lived in a small town in northern Alberta, had a flower garden that quite literally turned heads and brought people down the street to see its splendid glory. Roses, petunias, poppies...you name it, she grew it. But the highlight for me: her carnations! Big, beautiful blooms filled with ever so lovely colour. Your carnation, and all the other florals you paired it with, reminds me of grandma's green thumb and her luscious garden. Her vegetable garden was utterly amazing, too! Miss her; sometimes I wish I were a little girl again...
Hugs~c

Tracy A said...

Beautiful card. I love the color palette.

Amy C. said...

So lovely! The colors are really beautiful.

Amy C. said...

So lovely! The colors are really beautiful.

Dawn Turley said...

What an awesome coloured carnation Virginia. Love also the elements on the background.

Karthikha said...

Gorgeous floral card! I love the simple design and the beautiful colors!!

Christine said...

Such beautiful flowers and lovely colours, a great card.

Purple Princess said...

So pretty!!

graham Brand said...

This is beautiful, Virginia! Love the depth of colour you get from layering the different shades.

jennifer delauter said...

Absolutely beautiful card!!! I really love how you stamped the background in lighter shades,and then as you got closer, the colors got darker in shade. Thank you so much for taking the time to we such great and helpful tips as you do on many of your posts!!! (Just a request, I and I'm sure many others pin cards to boards for inspiration later. However, when I try to pin your card, I get a generic shot of a stamp set of something else. It would be much more helpful if you would allow us to actually pin your card. Just an idea!!!! However, whatever you do, keep making such beautiful and wonderful cards!!!!!!

Martha Herrera said...

Another gorgeous card!

Thanks so much for sharing.

Jen said...

Your background could stand on its own, it's so pretty, but together with the flower - wow!

McStamper said...

Love your fabulous card. The background is beautiful.

Cora Schindel said...

Love the unconventional colours! They're so vibrant!😍

Kara Lynne said...

Oh, I love a good light bulb moment! Great idea to use generational stamping! Such a beautiful card, Virginia!

Jaclyn said...

I love this.. Its so pretty and I love how you incorporated die cuts with the background stamping to give it extra dimension. This is something I wasn't to try. Thank you for the inspiration.

Marjorie DUMONTIER said...

Your card is just gorgeous ! margessw@icloud.com

Patt H. said...

Very pretty, Virginia! Love the design & colors!

Miriam Prantner said...

Beautiful colors and I love the depth and layering of stamps for the background!

Sindhu said...

Beautiful card...lovely stamp set...

F. Andre said...

Such beautiful florals on this card. I just love the leaves.

Bev Karolak said...

Gorgeous card Virginia! Carnations and the colour blue are my favourites so you hit the jackpot! Thanks for sharing. ��

barbara macaskill said...

Not sure how I missed commenting on this stunning card! Love the colors and this is an awesome bundle! TFS!

TracyM #6773 said...

DELIGHTFUL card!
LOVE your gorgeous layered carnation, adore your delicate background - WOW - it melts my heart!