Friday, February 1, 2019

Altenew Build-A-Flower: Japanese Mum Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Happy February, my friends!
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 It's time to share another exciting Altenew Build-A-Flower with you.
If you come from the blog of my talented friend  Vicky Papaioannou, you are in the right place. 
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This image has SO much details. I absolutely love how the stamp and die "do all the talking"!

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I started out stamping the flowers and did some masking.

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To highlight the purple Mum, I stamped all the color for each layer.
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I then ran the flower die with the Tan Embossing Mat through the die cut machine.

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The sentiment was then silver-embossed and it surely goes well with the color combo!

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For final touches, I embellish the background with some splatter and enamel dots.

You can get this set here or/and bundle here
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(Affiliate links are applied at no additional cost to you. Thank you!)
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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 Feb. 9th.

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


113 comments:

Merrie said...

So many great ideas on this card. Love how you used the outline stamp to do different colored flowers for the background, then only colored in the purple flower. But to use the die to emboss the outline. Wow! I never thought of that! YFS

Leni said...

Hi Virginia, I really Love the airy look this card has. The flower is gorgeous and so is the colorcombo!

Kelsey Thomas said...

Love the design of this card!

Debra Rumpza said...

Lovely! I really like how you used multiple colors for the flowers and left some uncolored. So pretty!

Suzanne Geyer said...

Love the flower and your presentation is awesome. Thanks for sharing.

Clemente Batan said...

Very pretty!-Maria Giselle (https://ienjoywhatido.blogspot.com)

Kailash said...

Very pretty color palette and great design!

Saundra said...

Virginia, your card is absolutely gorgeous!!

Nancy R. said...

I like how you used just the outline of the flower in your card. I haven't done that and I like the look. Thanks for sharing!

bt nguyen said...

Virginia,

What a great inspirational. Thank you for sharing.

Brenda Kuder said...

Your card is very pretty. I love how you used the flower imagine to create the background.

Hannah Jones said...

I love your stuff! And I love blog hops, too! Thanks for the chance to win!!

Bethany said...

I agree with other commenters, using the die to emboss the outline of the center flower is fabulous.

pcm said...

this set is gorgeous and i love what you did with it!

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful card! I love some of the flowers stamped in colors with just the outline. Very pretty!

lindagk23 said...

Love your beautiful card! This set is so gorgeous!

Unknown said...

Love your card

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

I love how you used the die to highlight the Japanese Mum!! I gotta try this!! And the Enchanted Garden inks are on their way! Love that depth of color!!

Elizabeth B said...

Your card is beautiful. Love all the colors you used. Makes me think of spring which is much needed here in Wisconsin.

Cynthia Cole said...

Your card is so pretty!

deb flagg said...

What a beautiful card! Japanese Mums are just gorgeous!

Maggie Neil said...

I always go to your blog for inspiration-you never disappoint. All I can say is WOW! Thank you for sharing your talent

Dee Earnshaw said...

Love this card - very creative use of this new set - thanks for the inspiration

Harriet said...

A simply beautiful card!

Susan said...

The color combinations are just beautiful. I really like how the background stands out featuring the different colors.

Karthikha said...

Very beautiful card!! I love the highlight on one flower as the focal point! :)

Lee Newton said...

Lovely use of this gorgeous stamp set. I love your use of color and the idea of the embossing.

Barbara said...

Love your background and the purple mum. Beautiful card!

conil said...

This mum is really spectacular...love the way you stamped the outline in different colors and the beauty of the purple focal point. The ideal amount of dry embossing to make it stand out in it's garden.

Jan said...

Your purple mum really does stand out....absolutely GORGEOUS. TFS how you made your card!!!
Paper Hugs,
Jan

Mirella said...

Beautiful, Virginia, your design is fab! I love the different layers you used, and the colours coordinate really nicely!

Heather M said...

GORGEOUS!! Love how you stamped the purple mum, masked it and then stamped the other colors outlines behind it! So lovely!

Lyn said...

Gorgeous card, I love the new set this month! also love that there is a bundle with inks to consider as well :)

Rose Mary Smalley said...

Just beautiful!!!!! This stamp set is a WINNER! I just loved how you used it on your beautiful card today. Thank you so much for sharing your work.

Nox said...

Beautiful card - I love the colourful outlined mums as the background - they set off the coloured bloom beautifully. A lovely, bright, fresh card!

Sheila said...

What a gorgeous card, and I really appreciate the steps that you did to create the card and making the purple mum pop. Terrific card which can be used in so many ways.

Dennis Origer said...

The colors are gorgeous.

Macimbalo said...

So gorgeous and that silver embossing is the perfect touch! Beautiful!!!

Maryann Sullivan said...

I love this Build-a-Flower, your card is so pretty -love the colors you used. Thanks

mel h said...

So excited about this stamp set. It is beautiful and so versatile. Mums are one of my favorite flowers

Melissa Friedrich said...

Beautiful card, love these colors and especially the technique of using the outline stamp for the background. I've only ever tried it with a single tone on tone color, or just black, but I LOVE LOVE LOVE that you used several colors for the outline stamped background! Brilliant!

Sandy M said...

Having the background flowers be only outlines really makes the purple mum stand out. I love this card and the set.

Cheryl Rigney said...

Beautiful card using this gorgeous new set!!

Vivian C. said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing.

Psychomak said...

I like the background with the colored mum on top. What a great card.

Elaine Dunton said...

Your card is gorgeous, I love how you stamped the flower in the background with a single color and then added the fully stamped flower on top, definitely gives the card great dimension.

Sara Nelson said...

So pretty! love the combo of outline and colored!!

Jodi Warren said...

Love the look of making a center focal point by having only the outlines in the background. Great card.

Kathy said...

Love this flower, and love what you did with it! The simple stamping layered with the embossed fully colored one is just lovely! And I really like the bold sentiment that is part of this set. Can't wait to play with this one, too! Thanks for your awesome ideas, Virginia!

Sheila Munro said...

Lovely card. I like the contrast between the stamped flower and the coloured outlines. Great idea.

Andrea Hastilow said...

Fabulous collection of ideas of styles, thank you so much for all of these. Fun touch with the tiny heart.

Sherry Butcher said...

wonderful, love the color and style. Thanks for sharing.

Linnea S said...

luv the colored outlines. it's a great subtle way to add more color.

Unknown said...

Beautiful layout and detail.

Patti Smith said...

Beautiful card. You are very talented!

Emma Murphy-Smith said...

Beautiful card! Love the colors <3

Greta said...

I've always liked using the focal image in the background--thanks for the reminder, Virginia!

karstnsweet said...

These flowers are absolutely breathtaking!! Love the colors!!

Brenda said...

That's a beautiful card. Love the background of mums. So pretty.

Teri Smith said...

Virginia! This flower looks 3D to me! Is it just my eyes? I'd love to see a video on how you created this drop dead gorgeous card.
Love it! Thank you.

Susan D said...

As always, your card is just beautiful! Thank you for sharing your talent and inspiration 😊

roni fajardo said...

I love your ideas for this beautiful stamp set!

Cheryl Wood said...

The results are absolutely gorgeous!

Sue K said...

Love your idea embossing the flower image to add texture to the one layercard!

Carmela Hubler said...

Love the bold, purple flower, Virginia. A beautiful card.

Linda BL said...

Love your purple mum! It looks so pretty against your colorful background. Purple mum plus silver embossing is a great combination.

Vikki H, southern Oregon said...

So much to like, the design, embossing, colors and the amazing stamps. Always a treat to visit your blog. Stay warm

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Beautiful card. I love this new flower!

Raga Senthil said...

Absolutely gorgeous flowers virginia and so is your Color combo! Love your design and silver embossed sentiment!

Linda Tucker said...

Your card creation is just so BEAUTIFUL! I love this stamp/die set. Your talent shines in this card, Virginia.

n56leiker said...

Beautiful inspiration card! Thank you for sharing your techniques with us.

Joy Meadows said...

Such a beautiful card, Virginia! Love the whole design including the silver embossed sentiment.

Liz O. said...

Such a pretty card Virginia. Love this gorgeous BAF set, there is so much detail in the layers! Thanks for the inspiration.

TAS said...

Gorgeous card design and beautiful color stamp layering for the focal image.

Shelly said...

Virginia, your card is so unique! I love the colors and variations of the stamp set all on one card...so creative! πŸŒΊπŸ’«πŸ’›

Holly's Handmade Card said...

Love your design, Virginia! Love the colors you used!

Kathy Ferguson said...

Virginia, I love how you created three colored mums for your card and added the butterfly to meld right into one of the flowers. Gorgeous work. Thanks for the inspiration.

Dawn Turley said...

so beautiful Virginia. Love the purples of your focal floral. Great card.

Esther Al said...

Absolutely lovely

Helen said...

A gorgeous card, Virginia! Loving your colour choices and design! Thanks so much for sharing as well as the great inspiration!

Graham Brand said...

Your card is stunning! And I love the whole presentation - design and colours.

BrendaLea, the Prpldy said...

Love how you stamped the 3 images in the background in different colors. It is a beautiful card with this gorgeous Mum!

Sandy said...

Such a pretty card. I like the background idea. Way to go!

Jenniferk said...

Your card is so beautiful, I love the different coloured Japanese Mums you created and the butterfly accent looks amazing!

Kandice J said...

I love your color choices and the use of the enamel dots. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

Betty Keefe said...

beautiful card, Virginia - love the design!

Maxine M. said...

These are just lovely.

janlesiak said...

Your card is lovely. I like the outlined flowers in the background with the beautiful fully stamped flower front and center.

Lisa Moline said...

Gorgeous card! I love the addition of the three outline images in the background! I think this stamp would be beautiful in any color you wanted to make it! Thanks for the inspiration!

Michele Austin said...

Love, love, love your work!

Jean said...

A stunning card!

Daria Z. said...

Beautiful, Virginia! I love the pretty color combo and that sweet butterfly!

Jeanne Beam said...

Such a beautiful card! Love how the one flower stands out on your card.
Thanks so much for sharing...

Lisa Byers said...

Such a lovely card Virginia. The outlines of the blossoms behind the full colored one really brings the card together. The silver embossing was the perfect choice for the sentiment! Thank you for the inspiration. It was beautiful!!

Annette Reed said...

Your cards is very pretty. I like how you just colored the purple flower and then embossed it to make it stands out. I'd never have thought of that.

Sue D said...

So pretty. Love the colors and the butterfly.

Sharon Smith said...

Wow stunning card. The purple flower really jumps off the page and I live how you have used silver for the sentiment

TrainWithMeghan said...

The purple is SOOO RICH and beautiful!

Jan T said...

Your color choice is so vivid and bright, I love it!

Annalisa Young said...

What a lovely way to highlight one flower in the bouquet. I also really like how you used a purple color for the outline instead of a black. I think that helps it work with the other colored outlines, and it's just really pretty. Thanks for sharing!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Beautiful! Love how the purple flower stands out!

Amy Brown said...

What a lovely card! I love the soft texture you get from adding the butterfly to the corner.

mindy1414 said...

Your card is STUNNING Virginia!! I love the design with the main flower fully colored and the rest with just the outline. The dry embossing of the main flower, the butterfly, the splatters, and the little heart = gorgeous! I would have probably done the sentiment in gold but you are so right - the silver looks amazing. I really must start using it more lol. Thank you for sharing your card and for the always awesome inspiration! (mardy14@bellsouth.net)

Dawn Jones said...

I love how you added dimension but kept this a simple flat card. Can't wait to try this technique out.

lynda said...

Your technique of emphasizing the main stamp by dry embossing it is a great one. I'm going to try that!

Dana M said...

Beautiful card! Lovely color palette. Love your approach to the spotlight coloring and using colors in your background outline florals.

Handmade by Hanneke said...

The card is beautiful. I love how you combined different colored outlines with the one colored mum. Embossing the colored mum spotlights it even more. The result is beautiful!

Cyndi Morris said...

Beautiful card, gorgeous colors. This is a gorgeous set.

Caroline Livermore said...

Beautiful use of vibrant color! Love your work!

Ruth G said...

Such wonderful colors! I love the way you've filled in only one of the flowers fully, leaving the others at outlines only. Thanks so much for sharing!

JM Nus said...

Love your card, stunning!

Carol Rossouw said...

This is such a beautiful flower with some lovely sentiments as well. Another BAF beauty! Love the card inspiration too!

Kathleen C. said...

Gorgeous work Virginia! Thank you for sharing your creation with us.