Tuesday, March 1, 2022

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


It's the first of the month so time for the newest addition to the Altenew Build-A-Flower family!

Say hello to BAF: Giant Bellflower! If you'd like to guarantee yourself each new BAF release sign up for the Monthly Subscription Plan, now at 14% off!

If you're here from Bridget Casey's blog you are in the right place and if you need to start at the beginning you can head back to the Altenew blog HERE.

I stamped the outline image in Jet Black Crisp Dye ink and then created "custom" colors by mixing ink colors for each of the layers. The first layer I stamped with Iceberg and Wisteria Crisp Dye Ink, the second layer I stamped with Eastern Sky and Hydrangea and the last layer I stamped with just Ultraviolet Crisp Dye Ink.

The leaves are stamped with Sweet Leaf and Just Green ink, then the image is die cut with the coordinating dies.

It's a bit hard to see but the dots from the Cross Stitched Canvas die are filled with silver foil, an experiment with the aforementioned die and an old foiling machine I bought off Amazon quite awhile ago and have only just rediscovered in my craft room, lol.

I then stamped the outline image of the in the corners and inked with Buttercream ink. Sentiment is heat embossed with Rose Gold embossing powder and the floral is popped up with Instant Dimension Foam tape.

I used similar inks for this image but heat embossed the outline with Rose Gold embossing powder. So interesting how different the ink colours look with the different outline colour. I stamped the image 2x, cut with the coordinating dies and fussy cut a couple of the blooms to pop up over the full image.

Here you can see the added dimension on the blooms especially at the top right. This is also a great way to use images that may not be perfectly aligned when stamping, just layer the not so great ones underneath. These flowers are 3 layers with foam adhesive between each layer.

This time I added texture with the Dotted Swirls Debossing cover die, a little bit of black splatter with the Jet Black Watercolor Brush Marker and some Rocky Shore Crisp Dye Ink around the edges.

A Rose Gold embossed sentiment and Antique Gold Sequins complete this 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 03/06/2022 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 03/09/2022.

Your next stop on the hop is PREETI CHANDRAN !

Full Blog Hop List:

Altenew Card Blog

Jenny Colacicco

Mindy Eggen

Erum Tasneem

Colleen Balija

Jaycee Gaspar


Nathalie DeSousa

Cheryl Espie

Terri Koszler

Hussena Calcuttawala

Virginia Lu

Carol Hintermeier

Nenette S. Madero

Keren Baker

Bridget Casey

Rosie Neustaedter

Preeti Chandran

Katrina Howe

Amy Hill

Natasha Davies

Daniel Diaz

Nandini Karmarkar

Arjita Singh

Sathya Kala Sankaran

Linda Westfall

Sande Woodson


Kraftsbyus4u said...

The flower is so pretty but the background makes this pop. Thank you for sharing!

Donna Walls said...

Love these designs! The backgrounds are fab and the entire design is lovely on both!

Linda Fillds said...

Love your cards. Very pretty and I love the backgrounds....... :) tyfs

Linda said...

This is such a great stamp set. Thanks for showing us a beautiful version.

Jeanne Rice said...

Beautiful cards. Love the coloring. Thanks for sharing.

Maureen I said...

Love this Build-a-Flower set! Your backgrounds add so much to your cards - very nice!

Liz O. said...

Lovely designs Rosie, the pierced backgrounds pair perfectly with the pretty BAF set florals. Thanks for the inspiration!

Susanbcards said...

2 very beautiful cards. I like how the outline stamps are on the first one and with the colored image. The second one is so beautiful on that dotted background!

Patty Ann said...

The two black and white flowers with the colored flower in the middle is my favorite.

joni said...

Beautiful cards.

MadeByMeghanK said...

These Giant Bell Flowers are amazing! Beautiful color choices and I LOVE your backgrounds!

Nandini said...

Wow! I love these cards!

Cyndi said...

Gorgeous cards. Love this beautiful bellflower.

Sandy Baggarly said...

Love both of your cards! Very elegant.

Jeanne Beam said...

Gorgeous cards! Love the backgrounds…
Thanks for sharing.

Jean said...

I really like the first one with the cross-stitch background!

Dfrank said...

Love the Giant Bellflowers with the pierced plates.

Karen Letchworth said...

Such pretty cards. Lovely backgrounds and color choices as well.

Lauryne Cunningham said...

Beautiful cards! I love the stamped background on the first card!

Joy Meadows said...

Such pretty cards, Rosie! Love the backgrounds.

Carol McCready said...

Very pretty cards. I love the backgrounds.

Ms. Tamp said...

Great project shares. I like the different takes and looks created.

Heather said...

Ooo . . . these are both so gorgeous!! I love the pierced backgrounds!

Denise Bryant said...

Love the pierced backgrounds and colors!

Linda Wood said...

I love both cards that you made and I esp. like the pierced backgrounds.

Kelsey Thomas said...

This is so lovely!

Karen Schroeder said...

Gorgeous creation!

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