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. 🙂

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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121 thoughts on “Altenew Build-A-Flower: Bellflower Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

  • August 6, 2019 at 1:10 am
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    Wow! Your cards are amazing all the way from your color choices to design layout.
    Thank you for the inspiration.

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    • August 6, 2019 at 10:22 am
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      Thank you for your kind words, Carol! Hope you subscribed to my blog. I have a surprise for all the subscribers this month 🙂

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  • August 6, 2019 at 5:29 am
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    Beautiful cards! Love the orange and yellow flowers.

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  • August 6, 2019 at 8:12 am
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    Love the flowers in the teal colour. Beautiful.

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  • August 7, 2019 at 10:20 am
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    You truly made some beautiful Creations using the new floral release from Altenew. Thank you for inspiring and for your creativity.

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  • August 7, 2019 at 1:11 pm
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    You really Did a Super Incredible Creative job and totally Showcase how Fabulous this new flower set it!

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  • August 7, 2019 at 11:10 pm
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    You are such a talented artist! These cards are so inspiring, I cannot wait to get started with this stamp set.

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    • August 8, 2019 at 5:48 pm
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      I’m so glad you liked them, Bonnie! Hope you subscribed to my blog to get the latest… more to come tonight! <3

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  • August 9, 2019 at 12:54 am
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    Where have you been all my stamping life? I am blown away by your creations. Totally awesome – I cant choose a favorite!

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    • August 13, 2019 at 9:48 pm
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      Awww!!!! You just made my day, gransarah!!! Thank you so much!!!

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  • August 9, 2019 at 6:59 am
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    Awesome colors and designs! Thanks for the inspiration

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    • August 13, 2019 at 10:01 pm
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      Thank you so much, Vickki! 🙂

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  • August 9, 2019 at 9:06 am
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    Wow, what beautiful cards.. I am so enjoying everyone’s amazing work.

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    • August 13, 2019 at 10:01 pm
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      Thank you so much, Sandy! <3

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  • August 9, 2019 at 11:12 am
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    WOW Nennette 🙂 Your cards are amazing!!! I love the depth you achieved on the You Make My Heart Happy card, the metallic quality on the Hello Dearest Friend and the composition and color palette on the Only in the Darkness card! Great work and I’m sooooooo glad to have found you! Thanks for the inspiration 🙂

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    • August 13, 2019 at 10:03 pm
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      Awww… thank you so much for your kinds words, Connie!!! It truly warms my heart knowing that you appreciate my card designs. Thank you so much!!! <3

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