Saturday, January 1, 2022

Altenew Build-A-Flower: Candystripe Cosmos Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($200 in total prizes)

 HAPPY NEW YEAR! 

I am delighted to start 2022 with a new Build-a-Flower post.

We are celebrating this month's Build-A-Flower Candystripe Cosmos with a blog hop!


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

Build-A-Flower: Candystripe Cosmos Product Description: 

This set features a gorgeous, elaborately showy candystripe cosmos flower with a branch and a leaf that you are sure to love.  We have also included a few silhouettes of leafy branches perfect for adding stunning background patterns and foliage to your projects.

 

1 I decided to stamp one image and stamped it in great details.
Altenew-BAF Candystripe Cosmos-Organic Stones 3D Embossing Folder-001

The color mix is amazing when you can combine dye ink and pigment ink. 
Top Tip: After stamping part of the solid image in Pigment Ink. Let it dry. You can then ink up the next layer with Dye Ink of your choice.

Altenew-BAF Candystripe Cosmos-Organic Stones 3D Embossing Folder-002
The Pigment Ink serves as a base foundation for the dye ink. The colors do mix beautifully. You can see that in my petals, there are bits of white, periwinkle, blue and purple in it.

Altenew-BAF Candystripe Cosmos-Organic Stones 3D Embossing Folder

This time, I also used an unusual background. I was intrigued by Organic Stone 3D Embossing Folder.  In order to keep the entire card surface less bulky, I die cut the cardstock with Candystripe Cosmos first.
Altenew-BAF Candystripe Cosmos-Organic Stones 3D Embossing Folder-003 
 
 I ran the card stock with the embossing folder. I then had a piece that will match perfectly with my stamped and die cut flower. I added 3 pieces all together. They fit perfectly like a puzzle! You can certainly just use foam tape to pop up the image. However, I think it looks more refined this way.
Receive a FREE brand-new Adorable Anthurium Stamp Set($4.99 value) with *every order from 01/01/2022 at 12:01 am EST until 01/03/2022 at 11:59 pm EST or while supplies last. The free gift will be added to cart automatically. *Not valid on online class, workshop, gift card, and monthly subscription plan orders. 


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 01/07/2022 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 01/09/2022.

 

Your next stop is the blog of Danielle Dunlop
Thanks so much for stopping by!

38 comments:

Cathy said...

your card is beautiful, I learned something new from you today. using both pigment ink and dye ink, one on top of the other. the effect is fabulous

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Gorgeous flower, V - just love that organic stones background too!!

conil said...

The flower is lovely but your coloring of it is gorgeous.

Carol McCready said...

I absolutely love the colors and that textured background.

brandco2450@gmail.com said...

Absolutely beautiful! Love everything about it!

MareHelm said...

Virginia, always like to see your designs. This is exceptional - soft and bold at the same time. Thank you.

K.E. said...

Love the colors

Linda said...

Such lovely colour mixing!

Denise Bryant said...

Love the colors you used for this beautiful floral design! Lovely card!

Cindy said...

I absolutely love the colors in the flower!

Linda Wood said...

Very well done and I've not seen anyone do this before - embossing a die cut to fit its textured background. Great idea. Thanks!

Laura said...

Very pretty, in my favorite color family. Love the composition, including the embossed background you chose. Nice work, Virginia!

Amy Applegate said...

Omg this is dazzling!! The colours remind me of cotton candy 🍬. And that 3d embossing folder, I must have it!! 😍

Ann Apolito said...

I love that embossing folder. It looks great on your card.

Liz O. said...

Love this pretty flower in blues! Wonderful way to ring in 2022! Thanks for the inspiration Virginia! Happy new year!

MadeByMeghanK said...

Oooo love the background!

Kristine Boydstun said...

Gorgeous card!! I love the watercolor layers!!

Linda BL said...


The flower is so lovely on the textured background. Such a neat idea to emboss the die cut so that it fits the background like a glove. I had never thought of layering pigment ink and dye inks.

Ms. Tamp said...

Nice project share for the set.

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

The gorgeous colors you used were fabulous!! The added texture embossing folder were great for the design!

Vikki H said...

I love the textures to your card and the wonderful colors in the flower petals! The EF reminds me of floor tile a friend has in her shower. As usual a lot to learn from your post. Thanks.

Kathy Raker said...

Great idea using pigment ink first and once dry dye in. Nice layered look without the bulk. Love the new stamp set!

joni said...

Very pretty design!

PennieS said...

Love the “unusual” background! 3-D folders are so interesting!

vickie said...

This is such a beautiful card. Your color choices and stamping of the flower is just stunning!

auntsherer (Sheri W) said...

Beautiful blending of the different types of ink.

Kraftsbyus4u said...

This is so yummy looking it reminds me of Cotton Candy I LOVE THE COLOR CHOICES

Sue D said...

I like the stone embossed background for this pretty flower.

Lauryne Cunningham said...

So pretty! Love the embossed background!

mel h said...

I love this gorgeous blue and the embossing is the perfect extra touch.

Donna Walls said...

A very pretty BAF this month and your inspiration is lovely.

Jeanne Rice said...

Very pretty card. Love the embossing and colors. Thanks for sharing.

Unknown said...

Love the use of the embossing folder! I like the cool, crisp colors!

Audja said...

Inlay, texture and fun colors! Loving this card!!!

Sarebear said...

I love the colors.

Roxy T said...

This is my favorite coloring on this cosmo so far. Great choices.

Amber Bissonnette said...

Beautiful card!! I love the embossing

Sandy said...

Beautiful card! Love your colors.