Friday, January 1, 2021

Altenew Build-A-Flower: Cora Louise Peony Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

 Happy January, my friends!

First of all, I wish you a happy and healthy 2021 
It's time to share another exciting Altenew Build-A-Flower with you.
We are celebrating this month's Build-A-Flower Cora Louise Peony with a blog hop!
 

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

I started out with masking the flowers and created a floral background. Altenew offers wide range of green ink colors. 

Altenew-BAF Cora Louise Peony
 
I highly recommend you to mix your greens and see what layered effect you get!

Altenew-BAF Cora Louise Peony-002



 I then decided to white-emboss the Peony on vellum. The details from the outlines are simply outstanding!
Altenew-BAF Cora Louise Peony-001
  
I colored heavily on the backside of the vellum flower and then fussy cut the peony.
Altenew-BAF Cora Louise Peony-003

I popped up the vellum flower and added metal thread. This card is done!


Giveaway Prizes: $200 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 1 lucky winner and a $15 gift certificate to 10 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 01/07/2021 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 11 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 01/09/2021.

Your next stop is the blog of Zsoka Marko
Thanks so much for stopping by!

75 comments:

brandco2450@gmail.com said...

Such a beautiful effect!

Michelle Sterling said...

Just beautiful...looking forward to trying the vellum technique!

LauraJ said...

Gorgeous! Love the vellum idea

Retta said...

The use of the velum for the focal point is clever. Beautiful background, as well! Gorgeous!!!!!

Yvonne said...

Virginia, I love your card and the leafy background. Thanks for the tip. I love how the vellum flower adds so much dimension! Beautiful !

Brandi said...

Nice card!! Thanks for sharing the tips.

conil said...

So pretty. That vellum bloom stands out beautifully against the background you built for it. Completely gorgeous with the true Virginia touches.

vickie said...

Oh My! Love that vellum flower. Your card is so lovely!

Carol McCready said...

I love the background and that stamped vellum. Your card is stunning.

Becky said...

Such a beautiful card. Love the background stamping.

Kimberly said...

Beautiful! The vellum flower makes it!

trishden said...

How gorgeous! choosing to white emboss on velum really gave this flower a delicate quality.

Maureen Reiss said...

I love the awesome backdrop you created for this Beautiful flower!!!

Laurie Anne said...

Love the background. Beautiful card. Thank you.

sharon g said...

The embossing looks just wonderful. The other colors really stand out.

Susan B. said...

The way you layered the flowers and leaves are just perfect, popping up the layered color peony is beautiful.

mel h said...

I love this technique. The vellum flower is perfect

Karen Brown said...

Gorgeous!

Ms. Tamp said...

Very beautiful look to the flower. I like the design layout.

Lois said...

Beautiful card. Love your background

Donna Cala said...

THE VELLUM FLOWER IS JUST BEAUTIFUL!

Maria Giselle B. said...

Love the flower on the vellum. I also love your background.

cincinnattigirl said...

Vellum always adds that bit of mystery to cardmaking. It looks lovely what you've achieved

Sandy said...

Wow, just wow. This is one of the prettiest cards I’ve seen. Your background is amazing!

Carolyn said...

Oh my this is my favorite so far. Just beautiful.

joni said...

Gorgeous card! Love this new stamp set and die

Jeanne Beam said...

Such a beautiful card! Thanks so much for sharing.

Judie F said...

Love this card, beautiful!

Linda BL said...

A spectacular card! Love the stamped flowers used as the background with the vellum flower. I love the green ink sets also.

Katarina said...

Such a lovely stamp set.

DorothyA said...

Gorgeous! I love your colors and layers!

Dawn T said...

What a stunner of a card Virginia. Love the background and then the pop of colour with the die cut rose

sgmom4 said...

Love the white embossing on vellum. Great idea!

MadeByMeghanK said...

Incredible! I love the white embossing and beautiful background!!!

Sarah B said...

That background you created really sets off the beautiful vellum flower.

Lori A said...

I love the bright color and contrast. Super pretty card!

Sra. Spitzer said...

Hi, Virginia - I love the way you have the stamp in red/reddish pink and then the stamp again in white on vellum and then colored in. The whole card is just so good! I love the background, I love the tip about mixing greens and I love the colors you put together. Outstanding!!
Happy New Year to you and yours!
Lori S in PA

Sue D said...

Love your color choices and the beautiful effect of colorizing vellum. A lovely card.

Cardogram said...

Virginia your tip on making in the background is one that i shall now be using in my card making. That is awesome definitely adds so much interest in the card with limited resources. The vellum flower adds so much of dimension and interest to the card is gorgeous.

cghundley said...

Oh I love how you
stamped the image
on the card and
then added the
flower on top,
so lovely!
Carla from Utah

Denise Bryant said...

Awesome design and dimension! Love your beautiful card!

Julie Greaves said...

Love your card Virginia. The background is wonderful and I love the vellum peony and the color you used on it. This is absolutely gorgeous. Thanks for sharing your great talent and ideas with us. Happy New Year! :)

Helen said...

Just stunning, Virginia! The use of vellum for the main flower gives such a wonderful effect with the stamping in the background. Thanks so much for sharing and inspiring! Happy new year! Take care! :)

Cyndi said...

Beautiful card! Love the background especially.

katydids said...

Interesting backgrounds

Cheryl R. said...

The background that is on this card is subtle and beautiful! What a lovely effect it added to this pretty card.

Jean said...

Simply stunning! Gorgeous color! Thank you for the inspiration!

Barbara said...

Beautiful card from this stunning set. Love the design and the colors you used and the vellum, too!

Karen H said...

Stunning! Love the popped up vellum peony and your stamped background.

Dana Benedict said...

Such beautiful detail.

Karen said...

The peony on vellum is simply stunning!

Whiteibis said...

Great card as I love the layout and colors. The use of vellum is my favorite. Great use of the new Peony stamp.

Anne D. said...

Lovely! The embossing on vellum is gorgeous!

Jade said...

Gorgeous card! Glorious colors! Beautiful!

Maria said...

Beautiful card Virginia, love it x

Sue D said...

Pretty colors and I like the dimension and background.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Great work with gorgeous color! Thank you for the inspiration!

Anna M. said...

Simply beautiful!! Happy New Year!

NickiB said...

Love this card! So many details

Maura said...

Beautiful, Virginia - love the layers of green in the bg and that vellum flower is gorgeous!!!

Linda Schade said...

I can't wait to try your idea, especially the vellum flower! gorgeous!

Karen said...

This card is beautiful! I love the fresh take that you used with the new stamp set from Altenew!

Mendy said...

Beautiful card!! Love how you popped that flower up. Love it!

Heidi Rees said...

So gorgeous Virginia! Such beautiful colors!

Angela C. said...

Lovely.

Sheila H said...

Your card is breathtakingly beautiful. I love the colors and the depth and dimension of the flowers.

Kristen Snoozy said...

Your card looks like part of a lush garden, gorgeous!!

Jessie Scott said...

Beautiful card. Love the full and outline staggering

Dawn Cooksley said...

love your card with the dimensional vellum...really lovely...

SandyP said...

Love your layering techniques, gorgeous! Thank you for the ideas!

Lauryne Cunningham said...

So beautiful! I love all the layers!

Donna said...

Stunning card, I love everything about this card especially the vellum peony.

Cyndi said...

Wonderful card. I love the background you created and I love the beautiful Cora Louise Peony.

Lindah said...

Your card is just beautiful and the stamp set a must have.

Diana said...

Oooooh! I would not have thought to do these embossed on vellum. Sure pretty.