Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Altenew Build-A-Flower: Torch Ginger Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Happy April, my friends! Let's hope April is a bright and happy one!
It's time to share another exciting Altenew Build-A-Flower with you.
We are celebrating this month's Build-A-Flower Torch Ginger with a blog hop!
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If you arrive from the blog of the fabulous Vicky Papaioannou, you are in the right place.
If not, come and join the fun hop for ideas and inspiration. 

First of all, I must say that I had the BEST time inking up this large gorgeous Torch Ginger.
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I started out with stamping the background with the 3rd layering stamp. You can use ANY of the layering stamp to create background. I tend to use the partial solid ones as they give just the right amount of colors and details.

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Once I was happy with the background, I then worked on the focal point and used every layering stamp to complete the flower. I wasn't sure about using the darker brown for the outline.... but in the end, I was so pleased how the brown looks so fabulously with the pink and yellow.
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Lastly, I decided that only Ornate Cover Die can do these gorgeous bloom justice. I trimmed off part of the Ornate Cover Die and tagged in between the leaves and flower.
I'm sure you'd agree.... it is a lovely addition to the design.

edited: HERE is the video about Altenew's response to Covid-19. You can see me at 0:27

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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 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 April 9th, 2020.

Your next stop is the blog of the talented LauraJane
Thanks so much for stopping by!

85 comments:

pamboe said...

I love the colors you selected. They are what I think of when I think of ginger. How clever to just use part of the cover die. I'll remember that.

Helen said...

A stunning card, Virginia! I love the subtle background you have created and the main flower is gorgeous! The brown outline is perfect for making it pop! Stay safe!

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

This is so beautiful with the gorgeous, bright colors!! Especially love the white die cut to make the flower stand out!!

Kristina LeCloux said...

Took me a hot min to realize you stamped the flower as the background. What a great idea!!

Maria Giselle B. said...

I love the background you created with the flower. I didn't even think of using layering stamps like this. I should try this ti give my untouched layering stamps another try.

IS said...

Beautiful card! The background is gorgeous. The colors are great.

Nieta said...

Lovely card. Great idea for the background.

stamping sue said...

My favorite part of your card is the background. It just completes the card fabulously.
stamping sue
http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

Barbara said...

Love this card design with the torch ginger as the background and your focal point as one plant in a field of flowers. Beautiful!

Laura said...

Lovely card! I like your idea of using one of the layers for a background. The colors you chose are beautiful, and the die cut behind the flower adds the perfect touch, The Torch Ginger is such a "wow" flower!

Karthikha said...

What a beautiful floral card! Love your background a lot! And the colors! :)

Carolyn said...

Oh my I just love your colors. Very pretty!

Teri S. said...

The detail in this stamp set is brilliant! I really like the colours that sort of blend together in the background at the bottom of each flower. I'm going to have to remember the tip about cutting a background die & just using part of it. It's easy to get stuck in the rut of thinking the whole thing needs to be used. Thanks for that Virginia. Hope you are staying safe & well back there.

Elizabeth Roberts said...

This is a beautiful card and your color choice is wonderful.

Joy Meadows said...

What a beautiful background you created, Virginia! Love the partial cut of the cover die you used behind the focal point. And, the brown outline looks so nice with the colors you used on the flower. Stay safe!

michelle sturgeon said...

beautifully done!

Shari D. said...

So beautiful!

Melanie Sharpe said...

I would have never thought to use that stamp was a background! Fantastic idea thanks for sharing.😊

Unknown said...

Beautiful colors!!

Carrie Rhoades said...

I love the color combination you used, this is a beautiful card!

Sandy M said...

Your card is beautiful. I really love the background. It really makes the card stand out.

Becca Yahrling said...

Gorgeous colors and composition. Love
this fabulous & unique flower.

Harriet said...

Beautiful, the colors are unique!

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful card! I love the colors you used and the background you created! Also a great embellishment with the piece of the cover die!

RobiW said...

Love how you used the flower as a background!

Ms. Tamp said...

I like the use of a layer for the background. The color combination works great.

mel h said...

This is just beautiful Virginia! I love your color choices.

Jade said...

What a wonderful card! Gorgeous flower colors and the background is amazing! Stunning.

sharon g said...

WOW, I love your design. The background is just gorgeous--and really wonderful to highlight the flower in the middle.

Grmama said...

I love your idea of using the layering stamps as background.

Jeanne said...

Beautiful background design, love the colors

Susan B. said...

A beautiful stamp and a beautiful card!

Melissa Leftrick said...

So beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing!

Sue D said...

Great background for this pretty flower.

Retta said...

What a lovely background. A perfect setting for your focal flower. Love this set.

Annette Gordon said...

Super pretty! I love you were able to use the bloom for the background and your central focus as well! Beautiful.

Maria said...

Sending a Thank you to you , as always you have made something beautiful, Love it x

Deborah said...

This is a beautiful card. I just love the colors that you used.

A Crafty Person said...

Beautiful card. I loved using the stamp as a background stamp to enhance the Torch Ginger flower.

MelissaF said...

Such a gorgeous BAF set, I LOVE this Torch Ginger flower background for your pretty focal flower. Awesome color combo you use too!

MadeByMeghanK said...

I LOVE how you did the background! What gorgeous colors!

Rebecca Ednie said...

I love the ombré. What a great idea.

Patti said...

What a beautiful card you have created! The colors you've chosen are so cheery, something we all need right now! Thank you!

Susie Risk said...

I love the use of the torch ginger blossoms to make your background.

Penny said...

You used all my favorite colors, love the lace detail!

Greta said...

Brown was the perfect choice & I love how you used the coverplate, Virginia!

Dawn T said...

stunning Virginia. Love the soft way you used the stamp as a background. Really love this card

Nana Griffin said...

A beautiful background using part of the flower and then the full flower for the focal point is lovely.

Linda BL said...

The background you created with the layering stamp is lovely! Incorporating the piece of the Ornate Cover Die is another layer of loveliness to your truly feminine card. The brown was exactly the right color to reach for to do the Torch Ginger flower!

Maura said...

Love the way you used the partial flower layer for the bg, such a lovely way to show off your gorgeous main image!!!

Gardenrose said...

Beautiful color combinations - so creative!!

Mary Holshouser said...

The layering is wonderful. The die
adds a touch of elegance to the card.
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Laurie2cats said...

Pretty card! I love the subtle background

Patty said...

Beautiful card Virginia! Love how you created the background!

Donna said...

I just learned new techniques with your design that I WILL apply to my future cards. Sure wish I was as creative as you and other hoppers’
But I am good at copying!

Brandi R said...

Wow! This is gorgeous. Love the colors. Love how you used the torch ginger as the background. Just love everything about your card ♥

Rachel said...

This card is awesome. The colors you used blend so well, and the background is just the perfect amount of color too make a statement, yet still subtle enough that the boldness of the flower stands out. Love it.

Lauryne Cunningham said...

Gorgeous card! I love the design and the soft look of the brown outline on the flower!

Liz O. said...

Lovely card design Virginia! Love this new BAF set, thanks for the inspiration!

Laurie Patterson said...

I love your color combo on the flower. Lovely

Cyndi said...

Gorgeous card. The beautiful torch ginger is perfect for your lovely background.

the mixie pixie said...

Gorgeous card. I am inspired to use the same colors you chose.

Laraine R said...

Beautiful! Love Altenew floral stamps & dies!

Kathy said...

Gorgeous card, Virginia. Your design makes the whole thing look like a beautiful watercolor. Thanks for the inspiration!

Nandini said...

This card is gorgeous. I love the beautiful background. And the new BAF flower is really great.

kraftyiam said...

Howdy, I found you through Altenews page to see how you've used their Build-a-Flower - Torch Ginger stamp set. Very pretty. I like how you used one of the many layers in this set as your background.

Allison F said...

Love how you stretched the use of the stamp on this card

Dana M said...

Such a lovely and creative card design. Gorgeous colors and composition. Stunning!

creativetimewithme said...

Your card is lovely! The colors are just so happy!

Beth Merrill said...

Your background is so lovely. The use of brown instead of black outline ink is spot on. And using a partial cut of the background die is a stroke of genius!

Kimberly said...

That background! Reminds me of block printing. How lovely!

Super Stick Chick said...

Gorgeous card! Love the background.

Carol Wortman said...

Yup..you are right ...absolutely lovely! This flower is gorgeous, interesting color on this one. Please stay safe and healthy!

Julie said...

Your color choice and design are beautiful!

Nox said...

So beautiful - I love the use of the flower as a blackground too and that lacy die cut band is a lovely detail too! Beautiful colours!

Kathy Dippner said...

Beautiful card! I love the colors your used for the flower. It's very tropical.

Kelsey Thomas said...

I love the colors you used for your flowers!

Heather said...

This is sooooo gorgeous!!! I LOVE that background!

Shawninaz said...

Hi Virginia! I agree the brown stamping complements the color palette perfectly. What a lovely card! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

Amy Martin said...

Gorgeous card!! Love how you stamped the background.

MaryH said...

What a great tip using the third layerings stamp for the background - wrote this one down so I don't forget it! I'll put comment in with stamp when I get one. I love to eat, grow and just look at ginger; so I cannot wait to purchase this stamp/die set and play! Very imaginative use of colors and the stamp. Enjoyed the trip you provided...

Annette Reed said...

Very pretty. Your focal point sure pulls your background together. I like how the individual colors in the background are incorporated into the main flower.

Dawn J said...

Beautiful, I love the soft spring colors.

Tina Z. said...

Love your design and the colours!

hippymom83 said...

Your card is stunning! Absolutely love the background colors!!