Altenew Build-A-Flower: Bellflower Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello everyone! Welcome to Altenew’s Build-a-flower: Bellflower release blog hop! I’d like to thank the amazing Mindy Eggen for sending you over here. In case you are lost, the complete list will be added at the end of the post. The Altenew Card Blog is hosting this blog hop so do drop by and check out all the wonderful cards created using this stamp set.

I’m a big fan of layered stamp sets. But I’d like to be honest… there are some sets that are more challenging for me to align than others. Fortunately, Altenew’s BAF Bellflower falls under the easy-to-align stamp sets! You can create a lot of flowers, stems, and sepals by systematic stamping. I learned this way of stamping from Jennifer Mcguire and it definitely saves so much time when making multiple images. Having a Misti stamping tool will be greatly helpful for this system of stamping.

First, cut out a square piece of paper big enough to stamp your 4 images in each corner. Stamp the first layer, rotate the paper 90 degrees making sure the corner and sides are flush to the edges of the Misti then stamp. Repeat until you stamp all 4 corners. Then get the second layer, position the stamp on top of the image and pick up the stamp with the Misti. Get your darker ink then stamp and just rotate the paper to stamp all of the 2nd layers. Continue in this manner until your image is complete. I stamped a lot of flowers so that I always have extras to create cards. Below is the layering guide.

BUILD A FLOWER: BELLFLOWER GUIDE

I APPRECIATE YOUR SUPPORT CARD

I loved how the images looked so I decided to use some of these stamped panels on cards instead of die-cutting them.

MATERIALS:

The front panel of an A2 card was colored using Altenew dye inks in shades of blue to create an ombre effect. The Watercolor stripes cover die cut was glued onto the card front. The stamped panel’s edges were distressed using the paper distresser tool then adhered onto a white mat then glued to the card front using foam squares. The sentiment was stamped on black cardstock using Versamark ink then embossed using white embossing powder.

SENDING LOVE AND HUGS CARD

Another card was created using a different set of colors. By rotating the square panel, it somehow gives the card a more modern feel.

MATERIALS:

Orange cardstock was cut to 8.5″ x 4.25″ creating a top folding A2 card. The front panel was debossed using the beautiful Dotted Swirls Debossing cover die. I just love how it creates this subtle design on the paper! I will definitely be using this again soon. The flowers, sepals, and stems were stamped on a 3.5″ x 3.5″ Neenah Solar White Cardstock using the same procedure as previously discussed.

The stamped panel was mounted on a 3.75″ x 3.75″ green cardstock with some foam tape then mounted diagonally on the card front. The sentiment was stamped on back cardstock using Versamark Ink then embossed with Altenew Pure white crisp embossing powder. This was then adhered to the front panel using foam tape.

YOU MAKE MY HEART HAPPY CARD

MATERIALS:

I wanted to create layers for this card so I watercolored 2 sheets of 5.5″ x 4.25″ watercolor paper using Altenew’s watercolor brush markers. When the papers were dry, I used the Feeling Dotty Stencil with Versamark Ink to create some dot patterns on the watercolored paper then poured clear embossing powder and heat set it. This added some subtle texture. I used 2 different sizes of oval dies to cut windows. The smaller oval widow was stuck to the card front of an A2 side folding card using foam squares. The stamped flowers and leaves were arranged at the back of this panel. Next, I used foam squares again to adhere the 2nd bigger oval window to the first window. Flowers and leaves were arranged on the upper left and lower right side of the oval. The sentiment was stamped on vellum using Versamark ink and was embossed using Rose Gold Embossing powder This was then adhered to the 1st oval window. Lastly, the biggest flower image and some die cut leaves were glued to the front of the card.

HELLO DEAREST FRIEND CARD

MATERIALS:

I always try to find use for the leftovers of my cards. I wanted to create a quick and simple card using the oval die cut that came from the previous card.

The oval piece was adhered using adhesive and 3 flowers and the sentiment were layered using foam tape to create dimension. This CAS card only took a minute to create using leftover die cut pieces. πŸ™‚

ONLY IN THE DARKNESS CAN YOU SEE THE STARS CARD

MATERIALS:

I wanted this card to have high contrast so I matched the navy blue with white and gold. The stamped flowers were arranged in a row overlapping each other. The sentiment from Kind Words was stamped on white CS using Versamark Ink and embossed with Rose Gold embossing powder. Gold matting was added to give emphasis to the sentiment. White cardstock was covered with the gold string washi tape and this was then adhered to the lower portion the card front. The sentiment was added using foam squares to add dimension.

PRIZES

To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog for a chance to win. Altenew will also draw a winner to receive a $15 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below so make sure to leave a comment below! All winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 8/10/2019.

Thank you so much for dropping by! Your wonderful comments truly warm my heart. If you like what you see, I’d appreciate if you can follow me on IG @mylittleatticstudio. Next stop is the uber-talented Jaycee Gaspar. His creations are just stunningly beautiful so make sure to hop over to his blog. Below is the complete list of amazing card designers. Until my next post! ❀️

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hsmom24kids
hsmom24kids
3 years ago

Lovely cards! I love the added detail with the layers. I think my favorite is the one with the window.

Lynn Dalby
Lynn Dalby
3 years ago

I think the way you have used the stamps on the first 2 cards is very unusual, so different and lovely.

Catherine
Catherine
3 years ago

Beautiful, thank you for sharing

susan babcock
susan babcock
3 years ago

The “you make my heart happy” card made my heart happy. Each of your cards has so much care taken in the details, the layers of your work really make each card special, please know how much I greatly appreciate what you’ve done here. I wish your blog gave the ability to pin the cards to pinterest only because I’d like to look at them again.

Susan West
Susan West
3 years ago

great card

Geri Clark
Geri Clark
3 years ago

All of your cards are amazing. The card that I really love is, You Make My Heart Happy. It did make my heart happy with joy.

momsnoozy3
momsnoozy3
3 years ago

These are gorgeous! You are inspiring me to break out of my comfort zone and use new colors. Fabulous!

Lagene
Lagene
3 years ago

I love this new Bellflower set! I especially love your orange background with the blue flowers!

mjmarmo
mjmarmo
3 years ago

Such pretty cards! Such creative ideas! Thank you for the inspiration!

barbara lassiter
barbara lassiter
3 years ago

You created so many beautiful cards from this set and given us lots of inspiration for using it. Thanks!

Karthikha Uday
Karthikha Uday
3 years ago

What a beautiful array of cards!! Each one is awesome and so pretty! πŸ™‚

sandy M
sandy M
3 years ago

Out of all your lovely cards the orange one is my very most favorite.

Sue D.
Sue D.
3 years ago

Your cards are amazing… so many dimensional details and interesting design aspects combined perfectly into well crafted beauties. That is to say… I really like each of your creations!

trainwithmeghan
trainwithmeghan
3 years ago

These are gorgeous! I love all your different colors and designs! The orange is sooo unique

Mendy Crumpton
Mendy Crumpton
3 years ago

Interesting flower and gorgeous stamp set as usual. I need to grow these. πŸ™‚

Sherry Lesiak
Sherry Lesiak
3 years ago

The shadow box card was my favorite. Lots of dimension.

Nana Griffin
Nana Griffin
3 years ago

Lovely.

Kelsey Thomas
Kelsey Thomas
3 years ago

Fantastic cards! πŸ™‚

Michele W
Michele W
3 years ago

Wow! Your cards are fantastic. So hard to pick a favorite. I wouldn’t have thought to stamp a flower 4 times on a square panel like you did but I love the cards you created with that look, especially the orange one. The colors and designs you used for these cards are really inspiring. Thanks for sharing!

Nenette Madero
Nenette Madero
3 years ago
Reply to  Michele W

So happy to hear this, Michele! Thanks for your kind words! Means a lot to me. <3

Heather Nelson
Heather Nelson
3 years ago

WOW!! Stunning set of cards! So much eye candy and details to notice and enjoy!

Carol Koniecki
Carol Koniecki
3 years ago

Wow! So much texture and interest in all your cards. I love the crafted workmanship. Thanks for the inspiration!

Nenette Madero
Nenette Madero
3 years ago
Reply to  Carol Koniecki

Thank you so much, Carol!

Carrie Carver
Carrie Carver
3 years ago

Beautiful! “You Make My Heart Happy” and the “Only In The Darkness Can You See The Stars” are my favorites!

Nenette Madero
Nenette Madero
3 years ago
Reply to  Carrie Carver

Glad you liked them, Carrie! πŸ™‚

Annette Reed
Annette Reed
3 years ago

Your cards are stunning. I could comment on each one but that would take forever lol. Each one has something appealing about them.

Nenette Madero
Nenette Madero
3 years ago
Reply to  Annette Reed

Truly appreciate your kind words, Annette! Thank you so much!!!

JGaultier
JGaultier
3 years ago

Nenette, I don’t know how you do it. There is such a range of cards and I am amazed by each one! I’m going to have to try the layered window with what I have.

Nenette Madero
Nenette Madero
3 years ago
Reply to  JGaultier

Jaycee!!! I’m humbled. Means so much to me that you appreciate my work. I’m a fan of yours so I’d like to thank you for inspiring me!!! <3

Denise Bryant
Denise Bryant
3 years ago

Gorgeous color combos for your beautiful bellflowers! Love your awesome cards! Fabulous new Build-A-Flower set!

Nenette Madero
Nenette Madero
3 years ago
Reply to  Denise Bryant

Thank you so much, Denise!!! <3

denisey443
denisey443
3 years ago

Such unique and interesting layouts, very pretty.

Nenette Madero
Nenette Madero
3 years ago
Reply to  denisey443

Tha k you so much, denisey443! <3

Dee Earnshaw
Dee Earnshaw
3 years ago

WOW!!!!!! love all the different looks you have created with this new set – LOVE them all !! – I am floored!!!!!!

Nenette Madero
Nenette Madero
3 years ago
Reply to  Dee Earnshaw

Thank you so much for your kind words, Dee! <3

SD pooja
SD pooja
3 years ago

Your cards are different than what i seen on this gtop till now ! Loved how you have used them in different ways and the design of last card is my favorite.

Nenette Madero
Nenette Madero
3 years ago
Reply to  SD pooja

Thank you so much for your kind words, SD!! Your work inspires me so much!

Delikt72
Delikt72
3 years ago

Amazing! How you can come up with so many unique ways to use a single stamp set is inspiring!

Nenette Madero
Nenette Madero
3 years ago
Reply to  Delikt72

Delikt72 having a beautiful stamp set to start with makes the process so inspiring.:-)

Nancy-Anne Rockwell
Nancy-Anne Rockwell
3 years ago

Lovely cards, beautiful colour choices!

Nenette Madero
Nenette Madero
3 years ago

Thank you, Nancy-Anne! <3

Donna
Donna
3 years ago

What great use of color! I think the orange and blue are fantastic either alone or paired together. I love all the different ways you thought to arrange the flowers.

Nenette Madero
Nenette Madero
3 years ago
Reply to  Donna

So happy you liked them, Donna! <3

Amy Williams
Amy Williams
3 years ago

Wow! You created so many gorgeous cards! I especially love the last one. So pretty!

Nenette Madero
Nenette Madero
3 years ago
Reply to  Amy Williams

So happy to hear this, Amy! Thanks so much!

Zlatka Kabaivanova
Zlatka Kabaivanova
3 years ago

Your cards are so beautiful! Every single one of them is just gorgeous!

Nenette Madero
Nenette Madero
3 years ago

So sweet, Zlatka! Thank you!

Bonnie Eng
Bonnie Eng
3 years ago

Gorgeous cards – I love the way your layered the flowers on the You Make My Heart Happy card, and the Hello Dearest Friend card .

Nenette Madero
Nenette Madero
3 years ago
Reply to  Bonnie Eng

Happy you liked them, Bonnie!

Lauryne Cunningham
Lauryne Cunningham
3 years ago

Your cards are gorgeous and so unique! I love the one with the oval opening!

Nenette Madero
Nenette Madero
3 years ago

Thank you so much, Lauryne!

Marisela Delgado
Marisela Delgado
3 years ago

You always make the most beautiful cards.

Nenette Madero
Nenette Madero
3 years ago

Truly apppreciate this, Marisela!!! <3 <3 <3

knurse22
knurse22
3 years ago

Your cards are just stunning, Nenette! Can’t wait to get my Bellflower stamp set! My faves are You Make My Heart Happy, Only in the Darkness…..and I really like the bold color combos on each card’s flowers here! Thanks for the inspiration!

Nenette Madero
Nenette Madero
3 years ago
Reply to  knurse22

So happy to hear this, knurse22!!! Thanks for dropping by! <3

Sue Hudson
Sue Hudson
3 years ago

OMG, your cards are gorgeous. I can’t decide which I like best. Each one is unique. I am definitely trying your ideas.

Nenette Madero
Nenette Madero
3 years ago
Reply to  Sue Hudson

So glad to be able to inspire you to create, Sue! <3

Kathryn Ladra
Kathryn Ladra
3 years ago

I enjoyed your unique designs

Nenette Madero
Nenette Madero
3 years ago
Reply to  Kathryn Ladra

Thanks a lot, Kathryn! <3

Cyndi Morris
Cyndi Morris
3 years ago

Beautiful cards. I, too, love layering stamps but sometimes find lining them up a challenge. So glad to hear that these are easy to align. The Bellflower is gorgeous.

Nenette Madero
Nenette Madero
3 years ago
Reply to  Cyndi Morris

Cyndi try copying the printed sheet onto a transparency and use these on top of the stamped image to line up the next layer. Huge help for me πŸ™‚

Jeanne Beam
Jeanne Beam
3 years ago

Such gorgeous cards! Love the one with the window….
Thanks for sharing.

Nenette Madero
Nenette Madero
3 years ago
Reply to  Jeanne Beam

Thanks so much, Jeanne!

Monica Linerode
Monica Linerode
3 years ago

Wow! Your cards are simply gorgeous and love your creative uses of the bell flowers. They inspire me. Thanks for sharing.

Nenette Madero
Nenette Madero
3 years ago

So happy to hear this, Monica!

Sue D
Sue D
3 years ago

Pretty designs and choice of colors.

Nenette Madero
Nenette Madero
3 years ago
Reply to  Sue D

Thanks so much, Sue! πŸ™‚

Terrie D.
Terrie D.
3 years ago

Your cards are beautiful! I love the last one, it’s really striking. πŸ™‚

dawnnz
dawnnz
3 years ago

what incredible cards. All of them are amazing. You have really showcased what can be done with this set.

shawninaz
shawninaz
3 years ago

You really showed off this set so well, every card design is awesome!

Terri W
Terri W
3 years ago

I love your card designs, so beautiful.

Liz O.
Liz O.
3 years ago

This new Build-A-Flower, Bell flower set is gorgeous! Your card designs are fantastic Nenete, I especially love the ” You Make My Heart Happy”orange card the most. You did an amazing job showcasing this new set.As always thanks for the inspiration!

Joy Dsouza
Joy Dsouza
3 years ago

All your cards are so gorgeous. I love how unique and creative each card is. Thank you for sharing.

Lisa Byers
Lisa Byers
3 years ago

Your designs are spectacular!! I love each and every one of them!! I love the boldness of the colors yet the cards are so soft and serene. Thank you for sharing with us.

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