Sunday, March 1, 2020

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

Happy March, my friends!
It's time to share another exciting Altenew Build-A-Flower Canterbury Bells with you.
We are celebrating this month's Build-A-Flower with a blog hop!
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I Googled it and I thought you might like to know about Canterbury Bells.

About Canterbury bells: the name comes from campanula meaning "little bells," an accurate term, since the flowers are bell-shaped. Although biennials, they can be grown to bloom the first year by sowing seeds indoors early.
Description of Canterbury bells: Plants grow 21/2 feet to 4 feet tall, with roughly the top two-thirds covered with pink, rose, lavender, blue, or white flowers. The plant shape is pyramidal and leaves are long and narrow.

If you arrive from the blog of the fabulous Mindy Eggen, you are in the right place.
If not, come and join the fun hop for ideas and inspiration. 

Honestly, I had a blast stamping these bells! They may look tricky and intricate... but they were so easy to line up! I had no trouble with my own color-layering at all.
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As you can see, I stamped TWO exactly the same color combo. I recommend you to stamp multiples when you did this type of stamping. All the ink colors I used are listed at the end of this post.

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As for the background, I stamped Tartan Stamp Set in Silver Lake. The stripey background stamp really helped with grounding the images.
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After die-cutting, I dusted the images with the Perfect Pearl Powder to give them some shine.

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I then added splatter and enamel dots and this completed the card!

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Thank you for your support. 

Prizes: to celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 5 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 March 8th, 2020.

Your next stop is the blog of Nicole Watt
Thanks so much for stopping by!

60 comments:

jjd said...

Love your card design. Beautiful!

pamboe said...

You answered my question and I didn't even have to ask!
I had wondered if the Tartan was not frilly enough for beautiful, feminine flowers.
You proved that it works perfectly!

Nora Noll said...

This is absolutely GORGEOUS!! I LOVE the way you colored them in. Thank you for the facts too!!

Melissa Leftrick said...

Love this stamp!! Such a beautiful creation!!

Cori in W. Texas said...

That subtle background paired with the dots and splatter make that beautifully stamped set SHINE!

Annette Gordon said...

Beautiful! I love the colour layers you choice in the leafs and flowers.

Denise Bryant said...

Pretty card! I love the Tartan Plaid stamp for your background, and the Canterbury Bells design is lovely! Great new Build-A-Flower set!

Zora said...

So cute, love this Build A floweers set

ValByDesign, Valerie said...

This is darling because of the background and then the cute red dots! Adorable card!!!

Sandy M said...

One of the prettiest cards of this hop. The tartan stencil is fabulous as a background and I always forget my perfect pearls. Great addition. I'll have to pull my perfect pearls out so I can use them again. Gorgeous colors too.

Carolyn said...

Love the simple plaid base stamp and the gentle pick you chose.

Maria Giselle B. said...

Very nice card. Love the new Build-A-Flower stamp set.

Cyndi said...

Gorgeous card. I love the gorgeous Canterbury Bells and the background is perfect.

Rema DeLeeuw said...

Another gorgeous set and card!

Susan B. said...

A beautiful card! Canterbury Bells look great!

Barbara said...

This is so beautiful. The tartan plaid works so well with the Canterbury Bells to create a perfect background for this card design. Great inspiration!

Gina H said...

This card reminds me of a trellis with the flowers growing in front of it. I love it.

sharon g said...

I love how you colored your flowers with soft, and darker shades. So very pretty

Sandy Anderson said...

I love the use of the Tartan background! Lovely cards!

MadeByMeghanK said...

Beautiful plaid background and I love the enamel dots!

brandco2450@gmail.com said...

SUPER CARD AND DESIGN! LOVE THE
TARTAN BACKGROUND FOR THE PRETTY FLOWERS!

Nancy said...

Ok, I have to get this set now. I have the tartan plaid stamp and I LOVE how you used it on this card with the flowers - just brilliant!

Brandi R said...

Beautiful card. Great background choice for this fabulous new set ♥

Bea said...

Background and flowers make a beautiful card. Great job!!

Karriane Goodwill said...

The background is a perfect backdrop for this flower. Such a pretty card.

Karthikha said...

Super beautiful card!! I love the flowers, the colors, and the background! :)

MelissaF said...

LOVE your beautiful pink Canterbury Bells BAF card, the plaid background and splatter look so pretty with these bell flowers.

Sam B said...

I love your card and so happy to see the tartan background. I just got that stamp and hesitated to use it with delicate florals but your card is gorgeous!

Liz O. said...

Virginia, your card is very pretty, love the CAS look and the subtle print on the background.. This is another wonderful addition to the BAF line! These Canterbury Bells are gorgeous and the sentiments are perfect to go along with them. Thanks for the inspiration!

Catherine said...

I love the subtle Tartan background. It adds just the right amount of interest without competing with the pretty flowers.

Ms. Tamp said...

Good to know that the layering is easy to complete. I like the addition of the background.

Dawn T said...

Just stunning Virginia. The tartan stamp simply stamp like this is the perfect foil for these beautiful flowers.

Linda BL said...

The silver tartan background is lovely with the pink Canterbury bells. This is my very favorite of the cards in the blog hop. Plaid and flowers are a perfect combination.

Fatima Zafar said...

Beautiful outline work on bell flowers, very neat!

Sue D said...

Pretty flowers and I like the background. Thanks for the info on Canterbury Bells.

Joy Meadows said...

Such a beautiful card, Virginia! Love the background you chose to use with the new BAF set.

mel h said...

The plaid background is such a great contrast to the delicate flowers. Beautiful.

Nana Griffin said...

These are lovely on this background.

Brenda said...

These are lovely cards. I wish I could splatter my cards this perfectly. The color of the tartan background is perfect for the colors in your flowers. Love!

gail said...

love the tartan background - just works

ios_maine said...

I agree with Gail, that tartan background really adds to the card. Just lovely.

Bonnie said...

A beautiful card, thank you for sharing your creativity.

Anneleise Hampson said...

Funny how those enamel dots finish off the card so well.

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

Beautifully designed Virginia!!

Kathy Dippner said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing your creativity.

Kimberly said...

Now, I would never have thought of using plaid -- and it totally works. Love your thinking.

Super Stick Chick said...

Beautiful card! Love this Canterbury Bell stamp set.

Heather said...

Beautiful!! I just got the tartan background stamp; can't wait to use it!

Joanne Hoffmann said...

The more I see of the designs for cards for this release, the more I think I NEED it...am loving all the creativity!!

Ammieloris said...

This is so beautiful. I love the minimalist look, but also the texture in the background. Lovely!

Gail Spresser said...

Very nice colors of flowers and the background compliments the flower. Thank you.

Margarita Navarro-Rivera said...

OMG, Virginia your cards never disappoint me! I love everything about your card including the tartan background

Dawn J said...

I love your suggestion to stamp multiples. With a Misti, this is very easy to do. Beautiful work.

Izabela Wr. said...

i love the idea of multiples dies. wonderful card !

Nandini said...

Beautiful card. I love the subtle background.

ankuinsta15 said...

This card is gorgeous! Canterbury bells are absolute beauty.

Ankita (The Spring Leaf)

Kathy said...

The tartan stamp was the perfect choice for grounding this beautiful stamp. I love the colors in your bells, and I agree that stamping multiples of this stamp would be quick and productive----and lots of fun!!!

Kelsey Thomas said...

Lovely card! The background goes really well with the flowers. :)

Jade said...

Beautiful colors and layout.

Judy Price said...

Nice card! Using the tartan stamp as the background really sets it off; I like it!