Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Altenew Build-A-Flower: Queen of the Lilies Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

 Happy December, my friends!

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

Build-A-Flower: Queen of the Lilies Product Description: This stamp set features 8 layers to create gorgeously detailed Queen of the Lilies flowers. You will also find a couple of leaves with an outline layer, a full-color layer, and a color shading layer for beautiful stamping possibilities. Stamp one of the sweet sentiments to finish your card or layout.

 
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. 

This Queen of Lilies is like no other. Everything about this stamp set is divine!
Altenew-BAF Queen of the Lilies-Buffalo Plaid 3D Embossing Folder-Sparkle & Shine Crisp Dye Ink Release Bundle

I chose to use shades of blue to compliment the gold and white. I think the color combination gives the design an allure of sophistication.

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I relied heavily on the Enchanted Gold Pigment Ink. By stamping it with MISTI, I was able to achieve a very defined gold outline. You can absolutely gold-emboss the outlines, too! 

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To make the background more interesting, I partially dry-embossed the white card-stock with Buffalo Plaid 3D Embossing Folder. 
Ding---> you get way more mileage if you simply use just part of an embossing folder! You can change up so much more by adding touches of textures. This partial use of EF doesn't overwhelm the overall design also. It's a win-win! 😀

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Last but not least, the embellishment can elevate the design even more. The thin strip of Navy Gold Washi TapeGold Metallic Thread and gold sequins truly take this card to a new level!  

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I hope that you are enjoying this blog hop. Be sure to leave me a comment for a chance to win yourself an Altenew gift certificate!

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 12/07/2021 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 12/09/2021.

 

Your next stop is the blog of Colleen Balija
Thanks so much for stopping by!

33 comments:

Linda BL said...

The blue color scheme is gorgeous with the gold. The partial dry embossing adds texture, but it still leaves room for a stamped sentiment which is a win in my book. Love the navy stripe and the gold metallic thread and sequins. This is one elegant card! I am so impressed with the Enchanted Gold ink I am adding it to my Altenew wishlist.

Sarebear said...

My favorite card of the hop so far. Every color and detail is fantastic!

mel h said...

I love the touches of blue in this. It gives such a lifelike quality to the lily.

Maria Giselle B. said...

Love the details of this flower stamp.

Theresa said...

The extra touches that you added make such big deal. This set is absolutely beautiful and seems so easy to layer, It may become my favorite.

conil said...

How beautiful this is...wish I'd ever seen a blue lily. The dry embossed plaid is the best background to show it off.

Miss B said...

I really like all the little embellishments you've added. They really set it off nicely!

Donna Walls said...

Gorgeous color combo and thanks for the Tip! Great idea :)

Sue D said...

So pretty. I like the colors and gold.

Kimberly said...

That is beautiful. I especially love the bisecting black line with the gold accent

Ms. Tamp said...

Great design share. I like the idea for the embossing and washi tape.

Linda D said...

Beautiful card! Love the background!

MadeByMeghanK said...

Beautiful in blue and gold!

phoenixineohp said...

The blue and gold combo is lovely!

Nandini said...

Gorgeous card. Love the beautiful color combo. And the partial embossing looks great!

Dawn T said...

This is just gorgeous Virginia. The lily looks very impressive.

brandco2450@gmail.com said...

Outstanding! Love the embossed background and
your colouring of the flower is absolutely beautiful!

mely said...

Incredible card

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful lily and a pretty background with the embossed buffalo plaid design! Lovely card!

Sue D said...

Such a beautiful card. I love the balance of the textured, black and white background and the soft colors of the gorgeous lily. Lovely job!

Lisa H said...

Embossing was a nice touch. It really helps draw your attention to all the gold detail work.

Jeanne Rice said...

So pretty. Love the outline on the blooms and the partial embossing on the background and overall design, very pretty

Lissette said...

My favorite card of the hop so far. Love the gold outline embossed and the design is great. Using part of the embossing folder as opposed to the whole added to the card. Thanks for the tip and for sharing.

Liz O. said...

What a fabulous card Virginia , you did a beautiful job showcasing this new set. It creates a detailed and very pretty Queen Lilly and what a clever way to introduce texture with the partial embossing! Thanks for the inspiration!

DorothyA said...

I absolutely LOVE your card. I so look forward to what you create, and I am thrilled with your artistry in creating this beautiful flower and the card composition! You are my go to inspiration!

Cathy said...

Such a beautiful card, and I love the color choice..different

Maura said...

Love this Lilly and yes, a portion of embossing is such a great detail - Always!!!

Sandy said...

Simply amazing card! The details really make it!

vickie said...

Just an incredible card! Love all your details to make it special.

Lauryne Cunningham said...

What a beautiful design! I love the colors on the lily!

Kathy Raker said...

Lovely new stamp, gorgeous design and color.

Cyndi said...

I love your beautiful blue iily! This BAF Queen of Lilies is so gorgeous.

Purple Princess said...

so beautiful