Friday, June 1, 2018

Altenew Build-A-Flower: Larkspur

Happy June, my friends!
It's time to share another exciting Altenew Build-A-Flower with you.
June's Build-A-Flower: Larkspur set includes 1 6x8 stamp set ( stamp images) and 1
coordinating die set ( dies).


Larkspurs belong to the buttercup family and are native throughout the Northern Hemisphere. The flowers bloom in a variety of colors from white to blue-violet. Larkspur flowers are irregularly shaped and bloom loosely along a vertical stem. This stamp set includes a five layer larkspur bloom, three-layer leaf, and 11 sentiment words. There are flower and leaf outline images included, which can be used with the layer images or on their own with different coloring mediums.

Build-A-Flower: Larkspur stamp set is absolutely gorgeous!
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First, I did masking with my design and had lots of fun to stamp with the most detailed layer! 
This is the best part of this stamp set.... Since they are so deeply etched, you don't need to add a lot of details and they look pretty amazing!
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 Once I did the masking, I decided to use the matching die to cut out the images. Carefully, I stamped and then placed the colored pieces back in their place.
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I know I could have taken the easy route: pop up the stamped flowers with foam dots
But then I was having too much fun and wanted to challenge myself to do something a bit intricate and different.  I also added the Creative Border Lace  die at the bottom.

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Hope you like what I created with this Build-a-Flower Larkspur.
 I will share another version of this set on June 5th, so don't miss it (it will be totally different!) !


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 6/9/2018.

Giveaway: one of you who comment in this very blog post will have chance to win $20 Altenew Gift Certificate! Yay! The winner of this giveaway will be announced on June 5th, Tuesday right here in this blog!

👉👉👉Get YOUR Larkspur here today!  💜

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46 comments:

Debra Rumpza said...

Beautiful card, Virginia! I love that you highlighted the one flower...

Ksenija @Sweet Kobylkin said...

Virginia, this is such a beautiful card. Love an accent on one flower. - Sweet Kobylkin

conil said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Virginia. Wonderful inlaid die-cutting and the colors are incredible.

wienerhoneymooners said...

Virginia, you know you are just in awe when you cover your mouth and realize it is hanging wide open as you look at this creation!!!! Sheer loveliness and I DESIRE that die, paired with the lavender the lace edge die and elegant flowers, Ahhhhhhhhhhhh moment!

So honored to join Altenew for this lovely stunning release!!!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Thanks so much for sharing your inspiring projects with us, it is fabulous!

Carol Didier said...

What a lovely and feminine card! The lace edge gives it a vintage look.

Teresa Doyle said...

I love everything about this card from the colours to the lacy bottom. Its very elegant Virginia. Beautifully done.

Dee Earnshaw said...

gorgeous card - the delicate trim at the bottom is so sweet - love ti:)

LauraJane:) said...

OHHH! I like how you colored only ONE bloom Virginia, and edged the panel with the Lace border die:))

Harriet said...

I don't think I've ever seen a Larkspur. Your card is heavenly, I especially like your colors and the lacey die at the bottom. Just too lovely for words!

Joy Meadows said...

Love this new BAF stamp set and your card is just so beautiful, Virginia!

Barbara said...

I love larkspurs and I love your highlighted design on this beautiful card. the die cut border adds a very special touch!

Carmela Hubler said...

Virginia, I love your gorgeous purple Larkspur! That lacy edge on the bottom of your card is the perfect addition.

Patti said...

This is my favorite card of all! I just LOVE the colors!

Lisa Moline said...

Love the colors you chose for your card! It turned out beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration!

Cynthia Cole said...

Such a beautiful card!

Jan said...

Nice Spotlighting!!!!

Glennis said...

That is so beautiful, I love the highlite flower

cghundley said...

Gorgeous inking on
this card and I love
the flowers being
inlaid back into
the paper.
Carla from Utah

Kelsey Thomas said...

So pretty! :) Love the colors you used.

Barbara Baxter said...

Virginia, your card, as usual, is beautiful! I particularly love two elements on your card -- how you accented one of the flowers and leaves by coloring that one set completely while the other sets only have the outlines stamped in color, plus your use of the border die on the bottom of the top panel.

Helen Budz said...

Virginia, what a great idea to use the larkspur bloom as both a background design and focal image. Your card is so lovely. tfs

Jen said...

Your colors and die make this a lovely, delicate card.

Brandi R said...

Simply fabulous! Love your colorful and open stamping....and that purple focal bloom....brilliant. Love this beautiful card ♥

Glenda Hubert said...

I love the emphasis on just one of the stamped flowers - and the die cut edge!
Loved the colours used too.

I'm a Little Teapot said...

Just had to pop over from the Altenew card blog and tell you that I adore your card!

I am happily your newest follower!

graham Brand said...

This is a beautiful flower, and I love
your version of it! Looking forward
to the second one!

Iris said...

Gorgeous card - love all the details especially the bright center larkspur and the lacy trim

Melissa Friedrich said...

Beautiful Larkspur card and I love the lacy border and the Larkspur background you stamped! The detail of the focal Larkspur is amazing, sooo pretty.

Sandy S. said...

Before this, I couldn't tell you what a larkspur looked liked...now I know! Thanks for sharing your beautiful card.

Denise Bryant said...

Gorgeous larkspur flower! Another beautiful set! The lace die is on my wish list too! Pretty card!

Sue D said...

Gorgeous card design!

Patt H. said...

You have outdone yourself with this one, Virginia! Love the colors & the added lace border is wonderful. Utterly fabulous!!

blaze said...

Your card is so lovely. And the lace at the bottom--swoon!

Maryam said...

This is really amazing. Love the purple as a focal point . Pretty card

Miriam Prantner said...

Another gorgeous floral set! I really like how you added the simple line images in the background!

Annalisa Young said...

There's always so much to love about your cards! The combination of the shades of violet and the rose petals inks makes the flower look so vibrant. The outline "echoes" around it are a beautiful background, and the lacy border is a great accompaniment to this flower. Thanks for sharing this with us!

Dana M said...

Wonderfully elegant card. The spotlight coloring is fantastic and I love the addition of the lacy edge die.

shy324 said...

Beautiful card ! I like the focal point of the colored cut out flower over the
outlined floral back ground. The boarder die cut bottom really sets the whole card off. well done - thank you for sharing.

Betty Keefe said...

lovely card, Virginia - the lacy border is such a nice touch

pcm said...

beautiful card!

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

Love the rich blue violet colors and added images for interest!!! Thank you for describing the Larkspur since I have never seen one! Gorgeous lace detail and am in love with your card!!

Liz Ford said...

Virginia, I would like to tell you that I am amazed at how easy you made this card because it looks so complicated and detailed and amazing! I don't know how you do it but it looks great. I saw your vellum purple card too with the larkspur flower and that also is AMAZING! Thanks for sharing!

Nanabev said...

What a lovely card with the beautiful colors and lace at the bottom!! Thank you so much for sharing with us!! bkchester

Karthikha said...

This is such a beautiful card! I love the border die too :)

Purple Princess said...

So very pretty!!