Saturday, May 1, 2021

Altenew Build-A-Flower: Indian Lotus Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

 Happy May, my friends!

It's time to share another exciting Altenew Build-A-Flower with you.
We are celebrating this month's Build-A-Flower Indian Lotus with a blog hop!
 

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

Build-A-Flower: Indian Lotus Be true to yourself with this beautiful floral stamp set. This floral layering stamp set has a gorgeous 6-layered bloom along with a detailed coordinating lotus leaf. The accompanying leaf may also be used as a lily pad for extra versatility on your crafting projects. The beautiful accompanying sentiments are related to appreciating yourself, having confidence, and being authentic, so you can send motivation to your loved ones.


This set offers so many ways of using any mediums.
Altenew-BAF Indian Lotus-Feathered Leaves Stencil
 
Let's start with the background, I stamped the leaves first and did some masking with the stencil.

Altenew-BAF Indian Lotus-Feathered Leaves Stencil-002
 
When you have many large pieces of elements that you want to incorporate, I find it easiest is to use the coordinating dies and made them into one large piece.

Altenew-BAF Indian Lotus-Feathered Leaves Stencil-001
 
 If you look closely, you can see that the lotus leaves are in one large piece. 
Altenew-BAF Indian Lotus-Feathered Leaves Stencil-003

The stamped lotus was then placed over the lotus leaves/lily pad. Although there are many elements in this card, this card is mail-friendly!

Altenew-BAF Indian Lotus-Feathered Leaves Stencil-004
 
I hope that you love seeing this 100% stamped and stenciled card.

Giveaway Prizes: $200 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $20 gift certificate to 5 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 05/06/2021 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 7 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 05/08/2021.

 

Your next stop is the blog of my dear friend Keren Baker
Thanks so much for stopping by!

48 comments:

Keren Baker said...

Such a clever background- love that you’ve used the leaves and the stencilling which just looks like the ripples of a pond! Fabulous, lovely friendxx

pamboe said...

Your background is just amazing. I would have never thought of the Feathered Leaves as a water background. It's perfect. I also love the leaves in the background. They give a depth to the water.
Thanks, Virginia.

BeverlyBL said...

Like everyone else, I love the idea that you used the leaves for your water. Very cool, but you always see additional uses for the ordinary. Thanks also for pointing out the sentiments. I had been caught up in the flowers. Beautiful card.

Alma Dirpaul said...

Beautiful card! Thanks Altenew for the giveaway!

Maura said...

That Lous flower and pad are SOOOOO lovely! Fabulous bg too, my friend!!

Sindhu said...

Lovely card...

conil said...

There's something magical about the lotus...and it's pad. You've made it more so with your awesome card. Just love the colors and the background. Lovely.

Unknown said...

Love the background, how you incorporated the leaves into the water...sooo cool!

brandco2450@gmail.com said...

What a splendid card! It's so bright and happy!
Love the background and the beautiful flower!


Cindy said...

Beautiful card. I love the background you did with the stencil; looks like flowing water. Perfect!

Rema DeLeeuw said...

Love the bold color choices!

Maureen Reiss said...

Love your beautiful card!!!

Denise Bryant said...

So pretty! I love the stencil you used for your background water design! Lovely bloom on this pretty water plant!

Liz O. said...

Lovely card Virginia! I like that you chose a stencil for the water section, and also that you only fully colored the leaves supporting the pretty lotus, this adds so much dimension to your design. Thanks for the inspiration!

Jennifer Finch said...

I love this new set and thanks for sharing how you've used it. It is giving me lots of ideas.

Susanbcards said...

Beautiful cards again! I love the colors you used with the Indian Lotus.

Carolyn said...

Your card is beautiful Virginia. I love the watery looking background,, perfect for the lotus and lily pads.

Melissa Leftrick said...

Oh my goodness how gorgeous!!

Linda BL said...

So pretty! I love the pink flower with the blue background. You can almost feel the movement of the water. What a unique way to do the water element of the card which turned out so well. The way you did the leaves adds so much depth to the card!

mel h said...

I love the lotus. Such a pretty flower!

MadeByMeghanK said...

Gorgeous lotus and background!

D.L. Walls said...

Lovely card with a wonderful design. Thanks for the inspiration!

vickie said...

Lovely work on this card. Your flower just pops off the background.

Unknown said...

stunning!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sarah B said...

Perfect stencil background! That is a lovely card! Thanks for the inspiration.

joni said...

Gorgeous card, the background is perfect!

Fonda said...

Nice background, and it made for a beautiful card!

Ms. Tamp said...

I need to get that stencil. It works for so many other uses than just leaves.

Lauryne Cunningham said...

I love the background! Fantastic design!

PattyC said...

The flowers look as though they are on big green pillows - lovely!

Dhruvika said...

gorgeous!

Roxy T said...

Using a leaf stencil to make flowing water. You had your thinking cap on :)

Laura P. said...

Beautiful! How creative to use the feathered stencil for the water effect. Lovely card!

Julie said...

Lovely card! I love how the Stencil really looks like ripples of water. Great idea.

Sue D said...

I like the water background for this pretty lotus.

sharon g said...

The stenciling in the background is a cool addition. It makes the water look like it's moving.

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

I loved the Feathered Leaves stencil used for the water. You are so clever!! Beautiful Lotus card and great sentiments with this set!!

Purple Princess said...

Just gorgeous!!

Cyndi said...

What a beautiful, calming card. I love this amazing Indian Lotus set.

Nandini said...

I love this card. The stencilled background looks so pretty.

Elizabeth Kuhn said...

I just love EVERYTHING about this card! The stenciled background, the stamped off lily pads, vibrant pink lotus flower, and how you made the dies dimensional ❤️

DorothyA said...

Such a beautiful card! The flower and leaves are lovely. I really like the leaves and the swirly stenciled background.

Lois said...

Beautiful card. Great background

silvia said...

Pretty card!! I love the stenciled background

Lois said...

Stunning card. Thanks for sharing

Sadia Ashraf said...

I love every details on this card.. You never fail to amaze me.

Sandy said...

Wow! Great card, love the background.

Kimberly said...

That background is super -- love the touch of the splatters/drops to really make it "water"