Altenew Build-A-Flower: Bearded Iris Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello, everyone! Welcome to Altenew’s Build-a-Flower: Bearded Iris Release blog hop + giveaway!!! I’m so thrilled to be joining the designers for this hop! If you just came from Linda Westfall‘s blog, then you almost made it to the finish line!!! You will find the complete blog hop list on the Altenew card blog.

BUILD-A-FLOWER: BEARDED IRIS STAMP AND DIE SET

Take a look at this beautiful layering set! For my samples, I made one using only the outline layer and the other using all the layers.

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SENDING LOTS OF LOVE


MATERIALS: BAF: BEARDED IRIS STAMP AND DIE SET, DOTTED STARBURST DEBOSSING DIE, NESTING FRAMES DIE, WATER GARDEN ARTIST MARKER SET, DISTRESS OXIDE INKS-RIPE PERSIMMON, ABANDONED CORAL AND TEA DYE, NEENAH SOLAR WHITE CARDSTOCK, VELLUM, VERSAMARK INK, ROSE GOLD AND PURE WHITE EMBOSSING POWDER, EDGE DISTRESSING TOOL

STEPS:

  1. Stamp with Versamark ink and emboss the outline image using Rose Gold embossing powder.
  2. Color the image using the Water Garden Artist Alcohol Markers set G
  3. Die-cut Neenah solar white using the Nesting frames die then deboss with the Dotted Starburst debossing die
  4. Stamp the sentiment on black cardstock using Versarmark ink and emboss with Pure white embossing powder.
  5. Create an ombre background using distress oxide inks.
  6. Distress the edges of the background with a paper distresser.
  7. Assemble the card with foam squares for added dimension.

Because the vellum is a non-porous surface, it it’s easier to move and blend the the pigments. With paper, the ink will seep into the fibers very quickly. It wasn’t difficult to create the texture on the flowers by using different shades of the same color.


JUST BECAUSE


MATERIALS: BAF: BEARDED IRIS STAMP AND DIE SET, MARTIAN TERRAIN DYE INK SET, WARM AND COZY DYE INK SET, NATURE’S WONDERS DYE INK SET, ROSE GOLD EMBOSSING POWDER, ESSENTIAL SENTIMENT STRIPS DIE, MASKING PAPER, INK ON 3 NO LINE COLORING INK, VERSAFINE ONYX BLACK, MFT Stitched Rectangle Scalloped Edge die

STEPS:

For this card, I used both the outline stamp set and the layering stamps.

  1. Stamp Neenah solar white cardstock using the outline stamp and Ink on 3 no line coloring ink.
  2. Layer the stamp layers to create a flower using the Warm and Cozy dye ink set. Stamp the leaves using Nature’s Wonders ink set.
  3. Stamp the outline image on making paper then cut out the image to create a mask.
  4. Cover the layered flower with the cut out masking paper and stamp the outline image using Versafine Onyx black.
  5. Create a scalloped edge using the die.
  6. Mat with gold cardstock.
  7. Die-cut the sentiment 5 times. Add Versamark Ink to the lower part of the die-cut and emboss using Rose Gold embossing powder.
  8. Assemble the card with foam squares.

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 07/07/2021 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 07/09/2021.

Next up is Svitlana Shayevich I hope you liked the cards I made for this hop. Don’t forget to leave a comment to get a chance to win some prizes from Altenew! Thanks so much for dropping by and stay safe, everyone!!!

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Allison Denny
Allison Denny
2 months ago

Great cards. Love the debossed panel you did, looks good!

Peg Frushour
Peg Frushour
2 months ago

The iris is my favorite flower…I can almost smell the purple one you created!!

Sandra Baggarly
Sandra Baggarly
2 months ago
Reply to  Peg Frushour

Cute card! Thanks for sharing.

DebSelby
DebSelby
2 months ago

Love the composition of your first card. Beautiful.

Nandini
Nandini
2 months ago

Gorgeous cards. The colors look fantastic!

Linda BL
Linda BL
2 months ago

The irises in the first card almost look like they are made in stained glass! Lovely coloring!

Liz O.
Liz O.
2 months ago

Beautiful cards Nenette, you did a wonderful job showcasing this new BAF set! Thanks for the inspiration!

roxanne tellini
roxanne tellini
2 months ago

I love this stamp in embossed gold.

Nicki Baxley
Nicki Baxley
2 months ago

Nice work!

Marisela Delgado
Marisela Delgado
2 months ago

Gorgeous work as always.

scrappinbea
scrappinbea
2 months ago

Love the gold embossing – very classy!! Beautiful

Meghan Kennihan
Meghan Kennihan
2 months ago

I love the bright colors you used! STunning!

pamboePam Boedeker
pamboePam Boedeker
2 months ago

Your gold embossed purple iris is my fav of the blog hop. That gold just sets the flower off beautifully

joni52
joni52
2 months ago

Gorgeous cards!

momentsofcrafting
momentsofcrafting
2 months ago

Wonderful cards! Two such different but equally stunning ways to use this beautiful iris! Thanks so much for sharing and the great inspiration!Stay safe! 🙂

Vikki H
Vikki H
2 months ago

Our iris are stunning! I especially like the first card with the debossed piece adding texture.

mjmarmo
mjmarmo
2 months ago

Simply gorgeous!

Vickie Davis
Vickie Davis
2 months ago

Both cards are very pretty!

Melissa Leftrick
Melissa Leftrick
2 months ago

These are so stunning!! Love the coloring

Donna Walls
Donna Walls
2 months ago

Lovely cards with wonderful colors, Thanks for the inspiration!

dorothyayotte
dorothyayotte
2 months ago

Wow! Your first cards is one of my favorites this blog hop! Such beautiful floral colors and what a stunning background. So inspirational! Can’t wait to try this!

Kathy Raker
Kathy Raker
2 months ago

The gold embossed purple Iris on vellum is stunning. I love the dotted starburst background too. The 2nd card is stunning as well the the scalloped edge and gold trim. Beautiful colors and shading. Thanks for sharing.

Tina Kahles
Tina Kahles
2 months ago

Both cards are very pretty and very different, The coloring is great and the compositions are perfect! Thank you for the inspiration and sharing your talent!

Brenda Lee N
Brenda Lee N
2 months ago

Love your colors with the gold embossing. Beautiful!

Sharon Gullikson
Sharon Gullikson
2 months ago

The first card is my FAVORITE!!! Really gorgeous how you changed the colors

knurse22
knurse22
2 months ago

Stunning cards! Love the gold embossing on the first one, and the use of the debossed card to show it off. The colors in the second iris are so lovely, and I really like the plain stamped iris image behind it. You have given me two great ideas for using this newest stamp set—thank you!

Lauryne Cunningham
Lauryne Cunningham
2 months ago

I always love the color combinations on your cards! They’re beautiful!

Beverly Jordan
Beverly Jordan
2 months ago

Your vellum watercoloring is perfection! And the lovely ombre’ card is great to really show it off! Your 2nd layered stamping is wonderful with the Martian terrain colors which are beautiful as well with the blue colored card!!

Pam R
Pam R
2 months ago

Gorgeous cards. Love both techniques, but the alcohol markers on vellum is just stunning.

Marie Hansen
Marie Hansen
2 months ago

So pretty. Each one is special in its own way.

Inkin' Chickie
Inkin' Chickie
2 months ago

Great color combinations. I like the layers.

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