Wednesday, May 1, 2019

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

Happy May, my friends!
It's time to share another exciting Altenew Build-A-Flower Snapdragon with you.
Welcome to the blog hop. If you arrive from , then you are in the right place. Please check out each blog hop for ideas and inspiration for this Build-a-Flower series.
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When you first see the stamp set, you may think that it looks complicated.
Well, it really is not.
There are two groups of flowers that are clearly marked on the package. 

Altenew-BAF Snapdragon-Virginia#2

Simply by following the instructions, you can easily achieve a great result.
As you can see, I have two stamped Snapdragon in the foreground.
Altenew-BAF Snapdragon-Virginia#3

A tip about lining up the images.... 
I find it helpful to use the coordinating die cut flower as a guide and then stamp.
This is helpful because of the long stems.
Altenew-BAF Snapdragon-Virginia#1

I stamped the solid floral image with Altenew ink (sprayed with a spritz of water ) to create a watercolor-like background. Also, to add some fine details, I used Altenew Embossing Paste with the Feeling Dotty Stencil. The subtle white does really enhance the overall design.

Altenew-BAF Snapdragon-Virginia#4

I also used the newly Misty Meadow Washi Tape to ground the image!!

This set also comes with a set of inks if interested.
(All products links are listed at the end of this post)


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.

AND Altenew will draw a winner to receive a $15 Altenew Gift Certificate from the comments left on each designer's blog on the blog hop list (including mine!)! The winner will be announced on the Altenew blogs on May 10th, 2019.

78 comments:

Kelsey Thomas said...

Beautiful card! :)

joycemc57 said...

Love your card! Great idea to use just the stamps in the background and the dotted texture.

Joy Meadows said...

So pretty, Virginia! Love snapdragons.

Karthikha said...

That's a very pretty card! :)

Maria Giselle B. said...

Another great addition to the Build A Flower Stamps!

Patty said...

Beautiful card! Love those colors together!!

Harriet said...

Wonderful card, Virginia, and you used different products too! This new set is wonderful, Altenew continues to delight me!

Barbara said...

This is beautiful. I love the colors(my faves) and your subtle background with the embossing paste high lights. Plus, I just love snapdragons!

conil said...

Once again, you found another flower to work your magic one. This is just glorious. The addition of the background stamping and washi makes it appeat like a garden.

lindagk23 said...

So gorgeous and the colors are so pretty! Love this snapdragon set!

Heather M said...

Beautiful. Love your background with the snapdragons. Your blue and purple snapdragons are so pretty! Love the details with the embossing paste and dots!

Viola Leary said...

I love you card. The colors are stunning.

Janis Godwin Spear said...

How lovely! The embossing paste really does add to the overall design, and I love how you sort of stamped the background flowers with less detail. So realistic, and just so beautiful.

Leni said...

When I read about this new stampset I thought: Huh,... snapdragon, what is that? Than I seatched for translation and found the dutch word: leeuwebekje. And what so fun is, when you translate it litterally it is: lions beak! Haha. Your card is wonderful! Love the light flowers in the background, so you made a whole "border" of these Beautiful flowers. Veel liefs! Greetings from Leni

Lisa T. said...

I love the purple and blue colors you used. It is one of my favorites. Thanks for sharing.

Rema DeLeeuw said...

Beautiful card!

brandco2450@gmail.com said...

Awesome card, Virginia, with this new set!
Love the colours you chose and the delicate background!

Maxine M. said...

Don't you just love snapdragons? Beautiful cards.

Margarita Navarro-Rivera said...

I love the colors of your card!

Brenda Kuder said...

Love your card with the creative background! I am waiting for that washi tape to get back in stock.

Nora Noll said...

This is so pretty!! I love the shadow stamping in the back!

Andre M. said...

Lovely palette on this sweet card. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

roni said...

Blue & purple are my favorite colors, love your card!

JHixon said...

Love your background and your color combinations. I think blue and purple look great together. These snapdragon are fast becoming one of my favorites.

Joni M said...

So BEAUTIFUL! I LOVE snapdragons and these are GORGEOUS!!!

Wendy Pitman Jones said...

Love this! The blue and purple look amazing together.

mumster said...

Beautiful card. I like the watercolor-like background

littlen said...

Very pretty card. Interesting technique.

MadeByMeghanK said...

I love how you did them in the background and then the layered ones in front! BEAUTIFUL!

donna mikasa said...

Beautiful card, Virginia! I love the stamped background--adds so much depth and interest to an already gorgeous design!

Patti H. said...

Your card is absolutely gorgeous! Love the colors you chose!

Sandy M said...

Beautiful card. I love how you stamped the solid flower in the back of the card to make the die cut flowers pop.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

So pretty and fun!

Emma Rose said...

Love the card and thanks for the tip on lining up.

Teri S. said...

My favourite yet Virginia! Love the background dimension & the way you've stamped the snapdragons right onto the paper makes them look away in the background & I really like that look. Beautiful card!!

Lila W said...

Love your card!

Dorothy Mutafopulos said...

So beautiful!!!

Linda BL said...

Love your embossed dotty background with the beautiful snapdragons. The water color background of snapdragons looks so nice with the regular flowers.

Angela V said...

This is a fabulous card - love the colors and the background. Beautiful!

Kathy Ferguson said...

Virginia, I love how there is a ghost or shadow image behind your snapdragon flowers. Your card is stunning. This stamp set reminds me of Spring. Thanks for inspiring me.

Nandini said...

Gorgeous card. Love the texture the embossing paste adds and the bit of washi tape at the bottom.

Denise Bryant said...

Love these pretty snapdragons! Beautiful card!

Anushree Vaish said...

Very pretty card...I completely loved the color combinations!!

Helen said...

Wow! Your card is just stunning Virginia! I love the pretty colours of the flowers and the wonderful background you have created really sets them off! Thanks so much for sharing and inspiring us all.

Carmela said...

Such a refreshing spring card! I love the background and your pretty snapdragons!!

DJ said...

Beautiful card. I love the colors and especially the watercolory background. So nice!

Pamela said...

Virginia - Beautiful!

Debbie Rumpza said...

So so pretty! Love the way you did the background.

Stacey Kowbel said...

Fantastic card! I love how you used the washi tape at the bottom!

ckd said...

beautiful card, I love the watercolor background. thank you

Christina Dauven said...

I love how you kept the front flowers more focused and outlined than the back flowers.

ursula said...

Oh wow, love those colours, so apt for spring.....luv Ursula Longworth xx

Liz O. said...

Gorgeous card design Virginia, love this new BAF set! The sanpdragon images are very pretty.Thanks for the inspiration!

Lisa Byers said...

Such a gorgeous card. I love the levels of dimensions on the card. The colors are lovely. Thank you for sharing your wonderful talent, it is greatly appreciated.

ValByDesign, Valerie said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

viera said...

i really like the shadows in the back. gives nice dimension. Love it!

n56leiker said...

I love the way you showed dimension by curling the sides of the snapdragons. Beautiful card!

Sandy said...

So pretty. Thanks for the tip.

pcm said...

love the subtle background and then the highlighted die cut flowers!

see mary stamp said...

Wonderful layering on your card.

Denise Bryant said...

Love the dimension and color combo! Gorgeous card!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

This is so sweet!

Art Conquers said...

Wonderful card!!

Cheryl Rigney said...

Very pretty card!!

Mrsfish02 said...

I just knew you would create magic with this new snapdragon set. Love the colors and always thanks for the tips.

Nox said...

Wonderful layers! I love the colours of the snapdragons, and how you also incorporated elements of the new washi/embossing releases too.

Linda R said...

I love your card. The background adds so much and the colors you chose for your snaps are great. Thanks for the inspiration!

Dawn T said...

Stunning. The way you added the watercoloured look in the background makes it look like a lot of the flowers. Beautifully done Virginia.

Sue D said...

Very pretty. I like how you created the background and the addition of the washi tape.

Cynthia Cole said...

Your card is so beautiful!

Linnea S said...

so pretty! great tip to die-cut first to be sure the stem will be lined up

Cyndi said...

Beautiful card. I love those snapdragons and the colors are stunning.

Dee Earnshaw said...

super sweet card - thanks for the inspirations=:)

Connie said...

Hi Virginia :) Love the watercolor background and the texture you added with the dots!!! Great card! Thank for the inspiration :)

Super Stick Chick said...

Gorgeous card! I love snapdragons and just planted some.

Aimee Phillips said...

Beautiful use of new stamp set and stencil in background.

Mendy said...

Gorgeous! I cannot wait to get my hands on this set and play. Makes me have memories of my Mama.

Kelly Kennedy said...

Wow, what a beautiful card. Love the rich colours!