Saturday, August 1, 2020

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

Happy August, my friends!
It's time to share another exciting Altenew Build-A-Flower with you.
We are celebrating this month's Build-A-Flower Balloon Flower with a blog hop!
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If you arrive from the blog of Nicole Watt, you are in the right place.
If not, come and join the fun hop for ideas and inspiration. 

If you Google search "Balloon Flowers", the most common ones are pink and purple.
That's how I determine the colors that I used for this design.
Altenew-BAF Balloon Flower-FeelingDotty Stencil#2
The layering of this stamp set is INCREDIBLE!
It's 1-2-3... Boom! You are there! 
Altenew-BAF Balloon Flower-FeelingDotty Stencil#3

By following the guide, I was able to stamp in the Balloon flowers in three simple easy-to-line-up steps.Do not be afraid of using darkest shade of ink! It really makes the rest of the colors POP!

Altenew-BAF Balloon Flower-FeelingDotty Stencil#1

I created a simple mask with scrap paper once I stamped the purple flower. I then stamped the pink flower and leaves.
Altenew-BAF Balloon Flower-FeelingDotty Stencil#4
To add more depth and interest, I took out the Feeling Dotty Stencil and applied Volcano from  Seashore Oval Collection.  I popped up the sentiment and inserted my favorite thread and enamel dots. 
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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
All winners will be announced on the Altenew Winners Page on 08/09/2020.

Your next stop is the blog of Jaycee Gaspar
Thanks so much for stopping by!

101 comments:

Kelly Kuharik said...

These colors are just beautiful! Very tropical combo!

Helen S said...

Color combinations are endless using this die.

vickie said...

Your cards always make me smile & this one is no exception!

Chandhini said...

What a gorgeous card, love the dotty stencil.

jbatik2000 said...

I love the pinks and purples. Such a lovely card. I've never seen a balloon flower before, and I thank you Altenew for bringing it to life in this month's Build-A-Flower Stamp Set. You always achieve such gorgeous detail with your stamp sets. Way to go!

pamboe said...

Your background is amazing. It gives so much depth to the card.

L said...

Breathtakingly beautiful card!
the color combinations are wonderful and the use of the stencil gives the card a nice touch.
Thanks for the inspiration.

Patty said...

Beautiful as usual Virginia! My daughter used to have hundreds of the pink colored ones in her side yard!

Jeanne Beam said...

Such a beautiful card! Love the colors...
Thanks so much for sharing.

Christina Dauven said...

I love how the background is done and how it showcases the lovely ladies.

Karen Sea said...

Your color choices are just vibrant and brilliant!

jintyoo7 said...

Stunning card, Virginia - fabulous colours.... really define the the shading.

MelissaF said...

Awesome color combo, love the subtle stenciled background on your beautiful card.

Theresa said...

Your card is beautiful! Your background adds such a nice extra touch!

Unknown said...

This stamp and die set to make flowers is fantastic!!! I really want to get one. There are so many sets that are so wonderful that are on my list. Thanks so much foe showing us how to use this set.
I hope I can win one of the gifts so that I can use it to add one of these awesome stamp sets. Good luck everyone!

Mary Holshouser said...

Beautiful flowers.
the depth is amazing.
thanks for sharing
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Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Beautiful card with the layered balloon flowers, Virginia!! Just love the dotty stencil in the background too!!

Retta said...

The colors on your card are simply gorgeous! Your flowers are so vibrant and your background sets them off beautifully!

Anny said...

You really created a tropical vibe here!

Renee's ramblings said...

The vibrancy of all your creations are all amazing! The colors are all stunning.

Sweet Sarah said...

Vibrant colors indeed! The balloon flower is one of my favorites. Great card!

gail said...

I love the boldness of the colors you chose.

Unknown said...

Love the card you made and can see this being used for birthday, get well , sympathy. Thank you for the inspiration!

tndj said...

Love your card. Even with the individual stamps to shadow I do not always get it perfect. Yours are beautiful. The colors go well together.

Gail said...

So love the pink and purple - lovely card creation and eye appealing - TFS

ursula said...

Stunning card, just love the summer colours used here, beautiful stamp and die...luv Ursula xx

Maureen Reiss said...

Sooooo Beautiful!!! I love these colors!!

Jade said...

Gorgeous! The color combination is wonderful. Lovely.

Whiteibis said...

Always a show stopper Virginia, Love the tropical look. Great card.

Amanda Steele said...

Hello Virginia my friend. I really love your card, especially how you positioned both flowers and those dots in the background made me think of a ray of dotted light shining down on them. Never heard of Balloon flowers before but they resemble hibiscus to me.

Sandy M said...

Remarkable card. I would not have thought to add black to the center of the blue flower rather than a darker blue but it works fabulously

Carolyn said...

Your Balloon Flowers are so bright and beautiful. I need to start playing with colors.

Dianne Bailey said...

I love that you checked to see what colours the balloon flower is and then use the most common colours, the card is beautiful and bright matching the vibrancy of the season. thank you for sharing

RobiW said...

Beautiful coloring. I love how you did the background!

RAK said...

These cards are beautiful! Love the colors you chose.

Frog Lady said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the colors you used and the card is just beautiful!

pammysue said...

Very pretty and stunning card. Your color choices make the flowers look very realistic.

Kathy said...

Your stencil work shows off these beautiful flowers so well! Love the colors. The purple matches those in my garden so well!

brandco2450@gmail.com said...

This flower is so pretty, and you
have used some gorgeous colours
for your card!

Kimberly said...

Especially spectacular against that light blue color and stencil. Great card.

Veronica Z said...

This stamp set is absolutely beautiful!!! Your card is stunning!

Linda BL said...

What a beautiful card. The Volcano Lake color you used for the background looks lovely with the pink and purple flowers. I was not familiar with that particular flower so did a quick search and noticed that you nailed it on the colors!

Penny said...

So bright and cheerful...love the spotted background

conil said...

Such a beautiful card...your colors are identical to the balloon flowers that grow in my garden.

Bonnie said...

Your card is absolutely beautiful!

Dog Girl said...

Love the dotty background!!!

Greta said...

Love the background & your bright, happy colors, Virginia!

Rhea said...

The colours of your flowers are amazing. I love the dark centres as well. Beautiful.

Jean said...

Gorgeous card and love your combination of colors. My balloon flower in my garden is a light purple, wish it were more the color you used. Another beautiful build a flower stamp. Thank you for sharing

Linda from AZ said...

I just love the colors your chose, your card is gorgeous.

Laurie2cats said...

Beautiful card! I love the bright, happy colors and pretty design

Liz O. said...

Love the tropical vibe of your design Virginia! This is a lovely Ballon Flower illustration! Love the color combo, thanks for the inspiration! Have a wonderful weekend!

Kathy said...

Beautiful card, great stamp and die set.the background really sets off the flower.

Patti H. said...

A gorgeous creation, Virginia! The flower colors are fabulous & I love the added stenciling for the background!

A Crafty Person said...

Love the purple and pink combination! The balloon flower set as a fun addition to the series.

Barbara said...

This is very colorful and beautiful. I wasn't familiar with balloon flowers but I like what I see!

Lois said...

Very pretty. Thanks for sharing

Ms. Tamp said...

Great combination of elements. I like the stencil use to focus on parts of the background.

MadeByMeghanK said...

What a gorgeous flower! I LOVE the background you did!!!

Laurie said...

What a beautiful, cheerful card! I love the colors you chose. Thank you for sharing.

tljones71 said...

I love your color combination of the flowers! Your cards are beautiful!

Denise Bryant said...

Awesome colors for your beautiful balloon flowers! Lovely card! Pretty background design too!

Dawn T said...

Totally awesome Virginia. The colours of your flowers are perfect. Love the background

Giselle said...

Your card is beautiful! I love that it was so easy to make, gives us less artistic people hope! Lol!

Helen said...

A stunning card, Virginia! I love these beautiful flowers and the colours you've chosen really brings them to life! Thanks so much for the great inspiration! Take care! :)

Joanne Hoffmann said...

What a gorgeous card, Virginia! I have never heard of a balloon flower and am fascinated by it...your color palette and card design is stunning! Good to hear that the layering of the flower is easy to line up as I struggle sometimes to get it right!! Yours is right on...

Angela C. said...

Lovely!

Diane said...

Every part of this card is gorgeous! Love the background and the beautiful job of masking and the vibrant colors!

Maxine M. said...

Thank you for sharing your talent with us.

Mrsfish02 said...

This one is wonderful... very tropical looking and I love that you were true to it's color. Great job!

Kelsey Thomas said...

This is so pretty! I love the colors you used. :)

Dee Earnshaw said...

your card is eye poppingly gorgeous - love the bright colors you use on your flowers

Lauryne Cunningham said...

I love the bright color on your card! Beautiful background!

Carol McCready said...

The more I see of the new flower the more I like it.
You color combination is so pretty.

Margarita Navarro-Rivera said...

Beautiful color combination!

Karen H said...

Oooh, love the tropical feel of your card. Gorgeous blooms!

Cyndi said...

Such a gorgeous card. The colors are beautiful. Love this Balloon Flower.

Cindy Holmes said...

Gorgeous card! You never disappoint with your card creations!

Julie W said...

Virginia- these ballon flower blooms are gorgeous...and that softly stenciled turquoise background is the perfect contrast. Thanks as always for inspiring. Be Well.

Peg Frushour said...

Gorgeous card!! I love the vibrant colors you chose!

Sue D said...

Beautiful. I like the vibrant colors.

Linda said...

Love what you did with the background.

Rema DeLeeuw said...

Simply gorgeous!

Becca Yahrling said...

So bright & cheerful with the pretty colors you've used.

Sue D said...

Beautiful card Virginia. Another winner from Altenew!

Izabela Wr. said...

Wonderful card with my favorite flowers this season.

Karthikha said...

These flowers are sooo pretty! :) And great color combination!

sharon g said...

The stenciling looks just right. I really like the colors you chose for your flower, too. Nice job.

Laurie Patterson said...

I love the way your backgrounds highlights the flowers.

Caroline Livermore said...

Gorgeous use of color love this set!

ummekulsumhk said...

Very pretty card. Like the dotted background, it makes the flowers stand out.

Michele K. Henderson said...

Your balloon flowers are gorgeous, Virginia! So pretty and bright and fresh!

Kerry T said...

Beautiful colour combination. I love this stamp set.

cghundley said...

Love the colors of
your flowers! Just
beautiful.
Carla from Utah

Rozy said...

Such a beautiful card! Your color choices really make thoses flowers stand out and your background is also wonderful.

Elizabeth Kuhn said...

All of this is just beautiful! I love how you included two different color flowers to the card, and the use of the feeling dotty stencil for that added dimension is just perfect!

Amber Bissonnette said...

Loving your beautiful card!! I’m a sucker for lots of colours ❤️ So pretty

DorothyA said...

What a beautiful floral card and stamp set! Love your colorful layering and your dotted background.

Kathy Dippner said...

Beautiful card! I love the balloon flower in the pinks and purples.

Melissa Leftrick said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! Love this so much! thank you for sharing!

Heidi Rees said...

Beautiful Virginia! I love the colors together! And the dots on the background! Great card design!