Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Altenew Build-A-Flower: Hyacinth Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Happy 2019, my friends!
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Let's kick off the new year with another exciting Altenew Build-A-Flower Hyacinth release!
What I love about this set is that it comes with two gorgeous images and each layer is stunning on its own. I can think of all sorts of ways to use them, but I had to stamp them first, so this is the first version that I came up with. 
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This stamp set is definitely one of a kind.
Altenew-BAF Hyacinth-Virginia#2

The images are delicate and intricate! The die will cut each tiny part off like butter!
I love the rich and vibrant colors from the Watercolor Brush Markers ( you NEED!).
Altenew-BAF Hyacinth-Virginia#1

I love the Watercolor Stripe Cover Die and thought it is perfect to compliment the design.

Altenew-BAF Hyacinth-Virginia#3

I inserted the bottom part of the flowers and added Nuvo Gold Glitter to ground the Hyacinth.

Altenew-BAF Hyacinth-Virginia#4
I love the contrast of colors with the kraft and white card stock and I hope you like it, too!
Here is the link to shop
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 Jan. 9th, 2019.

Giveaway: one of you who comment in this very blog post will have chance to win $20 Altenew Gift Certificate! The winner will be announced right here in this blog on Jan. 4th, 2019.

 I highly recommend this Hyacinth bundle (if you do not own any of these newer mini ink cubes already).
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Thank you for spending your part of your first day in 2019 on the blog with me.

Lastly, I want to mention that Altenew has a new Garden Everywhere Creativity Kit and it is now 40% off--> here


Today's Blog Hop Order:

Thank you for stopping by!

117 comments:

stamping sue said...

wonderful card! I even like the way you tucked the stem of the flower in the card.
stamping sue
http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

Sara Nelson said...

I also loved how you tucked the stems behind the stripes! So cool!!!

Vikki H, southern Oregon said...

Your combination of background kraft and white stripes sets these intricate blossoms beautifully. Gold glitter "grounding" the flowers is a super idea too. I've already used my scrapbook.com gc you gave away (Altenew fine alphabet). Maybe another gc will come my way. ;-O

Debra Rumpza said...

Your card is beautiful! I love Hyacinths and it's so fun to see a new flower set from Altenew! I love the colors in the kit too.

Ger McDonald said...

gorgeous card, love the way you used this stamp set

Nox said...

Lovely card - For some reason, I really love the more sparse stem you have in the middle - it makes me think of the odd little one in my own garden in Spring. Very pretty.

SusieQ said...

As always...beautiful.

Janet Smith said...

This is my favorite card of the hop! Great job😀

Karolina Osuchowska said...

Such a beautiful card :)

Unknown said...

-LOve your card! It is beautiful. Such inspiration.

Cynthia Cole said...

Your card is so lovely!

conil said...

How appropriate this is, considering my hyacinths are sprouting as we speak. However, they aren't going to be as vibrant and beautiful as you made yours. Think the kraft under the cover plate is brilliant to show the flowers off, perfectly.

Harriet said...

Lovely, lovely card. I love hyacinths, their fragrance represents Spring to me!

Laurie said...

Beautiful card! I love the different colors of your flowers. So pretty!!

Barbara said...

Love this paired with the watercolor die in the background! :)

Kaye Thrasher said...

Love the bold background with the delicate floral images. You did an amazing job with this set. Happy New year. Thank you for sharing your art..

Joy Meadows said...

Simply gorgeous, Virginia! The new BAF set is so pretty and your card design is really nice. Happy New Year!

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful card! I love the hyacinth flowers and the die you used for the background!

V. K. said...

Love your card design and technique. Thank you for sharing and Happy New Year!

Cheryl Rigney said...

Beautiful card!! Great way to kick off the new year!

Mirella said...

This is so beautiful, I love the colours you used, and the whole design is simply fab!

Oleksandr Azarov said...

Beautiful card! Really like!

Heather Bridson said...

Beautiful work!!!

Geri Stuart said...

Yes, the contrast pops as well as the flowers! Beautiful!

Rema DeLeeuw said...

Gorgeous set and card!

pcm said...

beautiful! so very spring!

Spencer said...

Beautiful colors, and love the background die! So many wonderful ideas.

Teri Smith said...

Virginia, you've done it again. You've made a fabulous card & even thought of the small detail of tucking the stems under the stripe. You have a good eye for detail. Love the bold colours of the markers you used. It really makes the intricacy of the flower stand out. Thanks & Happy New Year!

Cindy C. said...

It's gorgeous, and it makes me forget the cool temperature outside! Love how you placed the flowers!!

barbara vogel said...

I love your approach to the background and the contrast created with the fussiness of the hyacinth and gold against the white and kraft paper, more linear backgrounds! Beautiful work, feels fresh and new, very creative!

Jackie Waxler said...

Beautiful set. You did a great job on your card.

Margaret R said...

Awesome colour combination!

Iggysmom said...

Virginia there is nothing I don't like about your card. Love how the stripes set the hyacinth off.

mandalj said...

Beautiful card - I really like how you've planted your vibrant flowers in the bottom stripe of the cover die!

Lisa Moline said...

Gorgeous card! I love that you did the flowers in the different colors, and the stripe background really sets it off! Thanks for the inspiration!

Laura H said...

This is a beautiful card

Janelle H. said...

Another great sample for using my watercolor stripe cover die! Love how colorful your card is!

Michele K. Henderson said...

Your pretty hyacinths really stand out against this neutral striped background, and it looks amazing!
Have a great 2019!
Michele
crimsonowl@comcast.net

TrainWithMeghan said...

What a great trio of colors! Gorgeous card and design!

Vivian C. said...

Lovely card! Thanks for sharing.

Brenda Kuder said...

Very pretty card! I have that cover die. It is one of my favorites.

Amy Peyton said...

Love all the gold on this card! The bright flowers are absolutely beautiful and that background die is awesome!!!

Emily said...

Love the blue and purple colors. Great job.

Becca Yahrling said...

Just gorgeous! I love the hyacinth; so pretty! This is a must have et for me.

Pennie Glasser said...

Really pretty card! I love the colors and the background.

Amy Brown said...

Simply stunning card! I love how you tucked the stems behind the bottom of the watercolor die. I just purchased that die and got it for Christmas!

Tracey Landt said...

Beautiful card Virginia. Your colouring is spectacular. A fabulour BAF set to start the new year with! Thank you for sharing.
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Kathy said...

Such a beautiful card! Love the background kraft, which pops with the watercolor stripe base. And those flowers are just popping with spring!

Denise Fonda said...

Amazing card, I love what you did with the glitter to ground the flowers. Such a pretty card!

Sheila H said...

Virginia, your coloring is beautiful as always. I love how the background highlights the lovely flowers. Your design is awesome.

Michelle said...

Wonderful! Love your vibrant colors!!

Elizabeth Gonzalez said...

Beautiful card! Great use of color. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

Corinne said...

so beautiful, love the vibrant colors..
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Merrie said...

Such a beautiful card. Love this BAF set and the colors you used.

Stacey Green said...

Such a lovely card using a gorgeous flower .

Greta said...

So pretty, Virginia!

Helen Budz said...

This is a lovely card, Virginia. I like your combination of both the full and budding stalk of flowers. tfs

jjd said...

Your cards are always beautiful. Love the Hyacinth stamp.

Angela Velazquez said...

I need stamp is stunning

Nandini said...

Love the new BAF set and your inspiration card is amazing!

Dana M said...

Stunning card! Gorgeous colors and I love the background die and how it "grounds" the beautiful blooms.

Daniela May said...

Beautiful interpretation Virginia - love the card

Heather M said...

So pretty! Love the stripes behind your gorgeous flowers!

Carolyn said...

Such a pretty set of cards

Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä said...

I love that you show the flowers in multiple colours. So pretty!

Kathy Ferguson said...

Virginia, I love the watercolor stripe cover die you used for your background to highlight your beautiful multicolored hyacinth's flowers. They look so real and cheerful. Thanks for the inspiration.

Liz O. said...

Another gorgeous set! Love your pretty card Virginia ! Thanks for the inspiration and happy new year!

Linda BL said...

Love the hyacinth on the striped background! The colors you used for the flowers are so bright and cheerful.
Happy New Year!

Nelya said...

I like how you used a neutral background to offset the beautiful bright colors of the flowers.

Annette Reed said...

Such a great card-so bright and cheery! I really like how detailed and realistic this set is.

Deb Case said...

Thank you so much for sharing. Very beautiful card. I love Altenew’s layering stamps. Have a beautiful day.

mindy1414 said...

Oh what a way to start the New Year - a gorgeous new BAF and it's a Hyacinth definitely a favorite! Your card is gorgeous, I do love the craft and white and the Watercolor Stripe cover die is perfect. I can't believe how detailed the layers are with this set, so realistic looking. I was already thinking (before I read your notation) that I needed to get the bundle because I love the ink cube colors they included with this set.... great minds lol. Happy New Year and here's to a wonderful, crafty, blessed 2019!!
(mardy14@bellsouth.net)

Dawn Turley said...

What a realistic looking stamp set Virginia. Love the beautiful purple flower on your card... and it goes so well with the red and blue ones.

Alycia said...

Love the use of the Nuvo glitter!

Super Stick Chick said...

Beautiful card, love the different colors!

Bri K said...

Those hyacinths are so amazing

Kipp said...

Happy 2019. Job well done on the card.

Cy said...

Poppin right off the page, just like they would out of a vase or from the earth. LOVE.

Cyn Doll said...

You never fail to amaze me. This is wonderful.

TracyM #6773 said...

DELIGHTFUL card!
LOVE your hyacinths, the colours bold & beautiful, such delicate dimension against the diecut stripes ... just like they're in a trellis in the garden!
I can almost smell these beautiful blooms, my Mother used to grow them every year, the striking purple & pink flowers would fill the house with perfume :)

n56leiker said...

I loved the card that you did. I can't wait to get the set into my stash. Thank you for sharing your techniques with us!

Andrea Hastilow said...

Happy New Year ! What a fantastic card to start a year with, lovely colours & fun background. You are right with your advice, brush markers are a need. Thank you for sharing this one.

Sue D said...

Beautiful colors and I like the striped background.

Terismailbox said...

I love the dimension you created with the background Die! Great card!

Kim Karriker said...

I really like that you used the kraft cardstock & watercolor stripe die. A beautiful unique card.

Lisa Byers said...

I love the background, it really compliments your lovely flowers. I agree, the watercolor brush markers are a must!! I bought them recently and WOW!! I used them a lot on my Christmas cards. The colors are amazing!! I love how you colored the Hyacinths. They are gorgeous!! I'm looking forward to what you have in store for us this year!!

Susan Plichta said...

Love the striped background, makes to hyacinths pop. Thanks for sharing

Sue Washburne said...

Lovely card! I enjoy the fresh colors and design!

Chandhini Swaminathan said...

Such a pretty stamp, love the brightly colored flowers.

Carol Rossouw said...

This is so pretty! Love the way it layers! Thanks for the beautiful inspiration!

Cyndi Morris said...

Beautiful card. I love the unique layout and the colors are stunning.

Linda R. said...

Very beautiful card! Your color are wonderful and that background works well with the flowers. Think Spring!

Karthikha said...

That's a beautiful card! :)

Amanda Laine said...

Delicate flowers and stripes are a favorite of mine! 😍 So pretty!

3kidmama said...

I love the bright colors you've chosen for these flowers. The touch of glimmer at the bottom of the card for "soil" is such a fun, unexpected twist! Beautiful!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Thanks for your beautiful Hyacinth card. Beautiful.

Kathy McCluskey said...

Your card is gorgeous, Virginia! The watercolor stripe cover background really shows off the stunning hyacinth flowers! Thanks for sharing your awesome creativity with us!

TLI74 said...

Beautiful card. Thank you for sharing

Peggy Smith said...

Beautiful card! Such cheerful colors!

Carmela Hubler said...

Virginia, I love the choice of the background die with the stripes and your colorful hyacinths. Really pretty card!!

Melissa Smith said...

Your card is gorgeous! I love the bright colors and how genius it was of you to use the gold glitter as soil! So creative!!

cosie said...

One of my favourite flowers and it is so realistic. This is one set I will have to have. Super card.

BrendaLea, the Prpldy said...

Your card is beautiful and I love the way you stamped the Hyacinth in 3 different colors. I wouldn't have thought it would work, but it does and beautifully so. Great job?

Shanna said...

I love all of the new ideas!

Jeanne Beam said...

Beautiful card! Love the new Hyacinth stamp set!
Thanks for sharing...

Karen Russell said...

Your card is beautiful Virginia! Love this newstamp set. Thank you for the inspiration.

Dee Earnshaw said...

love your card - so pretty:)

Kelsey Thomas said...

Beautiful card! :)

Connie said...

I love the new BAF Hyacinth! Your card is soothing and inspiring!!! Thanks for sharing :)

Miriam Prantner said...

This is such a pretty set! I really love the bright colors you chose for the flowers!

Annalisa Young said...

I agree that the watercolor die cut background is the perfect way to complement these flowers. I love how you incorporated the sentiment onto the background and then tucked the stems behind. It just brings the whole thing together. Thanks for sharing!

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

Your hyacinth card is so delightful!! Your colors amaze me!

Kandice J said...

Your card is so creative and dynamic, just love. Thanks for sharing!

Patti H. said...

Another gorgeous floral card from you! Love the awesome colors & the stems all tucked away!

Kay said...

This us a very happy and pretty card. Love all the colors and makes me want spring to be closer around the corner.

Linnea S said...

luv the jewel-tone colors :)

Sharon Foulk said...

I love the bold contrast with the white card stock and kraft card stock with the very delicate detail work of the stamping. What a lovely card!