Altenew Build-A-Flower: Camellia Japonica Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello everyone!!! I am so excited to be a part of this Altenew blog hop featuring the beautiful Altenew Build-A-Flower: Camellia Japonica. Thank you so much to the uber-talented Jaycee Gaspar for leading all of you to my blog. If you somehow get lost, the entire blog hop list can be found at the end of this post.

Altenew has been in the forefront of designing layered floral stamps and dies and this particular stamp set does not disappoint. There are two options to obtain this stamp set– one is the Build-A-Flower: Camellia Japonica stamp and die bundle and the other is the Build-A-Flower: Camellia Japonica & Ink Bundle which comes with a 5% discount!

BUILD-A-FLOWER: CAMELLIA JAPONICA

BUILD-A-FLOWER: CAMELLIA JAPONICA & INK BUNDLE

The flower image is pretty huge… approximately 2.75″ x 2.5″ so it’s prefect as a focal point in any card design. Below you will find 5 ways on how to use this stamp set.

STAY PATIENT AND TRUST THE JOURNEY CARD

MATERIALS:

For this first card, I wanted to create a shadow box card. I fussy cut the flowers and leaves of the Botanical Rhapsody washi tape that was stuck to white CS for easy cutting. I stamped 3 Build a Flower Japonica images using Mountain Mist, Volcano Lake, Aqualicious and Lagoon crisp dye inks. I arranged the 3 flowers (always choose odd numbers when placing the focal images on a cardβ€”a design principle I learned during my scrapbooking days πŸ™‚ ) then I covered up the space with the cut out washi images. I made sure not to adhere the tips of the leaves to give it a more natural feel.

I just love the sentiments from the One Day At A Time stamp set… such uplifting messages!!! The sentiment was stamped on vellum using Versamark Ink and Rose Gold Embossing powder. 2 stitched rectangle scallop frames were die cut from teal cardstock and the following were stuck to each other: frame, transparency, vellum, frame. These served as the cover of the shadow box. Foam tape was placed on the edges of the frame and adhered to the floral panel then was adhered to a side folding A2 card front.

HANG IN THERE CARD

MATERIALS:

This see-through card was inspired by the amazing Jennifer Mcguire. You can check out her tutorial for this type of card here. I went ahead and stamped several of the BAF Camelia Japonica flower image with the Lapis Lazuli crip dye ink set ( Iceberg, Eastern Sky, Ultramarine and Azurite) and the leaves using Bamboo, Parrot and Olive crisp dye inks from the Tropical Forest set. Use the coordinating die cuts for the images. Below you will find the layering guide for this stamp set.

BUILD-A-FLOWER: CAMELLIA JAPONICA LAYERING GUIDE

The images were arranged to cover a 5.5” x 4.25” cardstock. I made sure that the flowers and leaves were somehow connected to each other. When I was happy with the arrangement, I used Press’n Seal to pick up all the flowers and leaves together. I carefully glued to leaves to the flowers then added foam tape. Cut a transparency at 4.25” x 11” and score at 5.5”. Lay the floral card front on top of the transparency. In order to hide the foam tape, I die cut the leaves and flowers on white cardstock and glued them to the inside of the card. This way, all the foam tapes will be hidden. The excess leaves and flowers were then cut. I added a 4.25” x 5.5” cardstock on the transparency to create the inside of the card.  The hang in there die was used to cut 5 pieces of cardstock. One was colored with the Parrot crisp dye ink using a blender brush. All 4 pieces were adhered to each other using adhesive and the colored layer was slightly shifted to the right to create a shadow.

HOPE YOUR DAY IS DELIGHTFUL CARD

MATERIALS:

I wanted to make a card that was easy to assemble. Since I already had extra stamped flowers, this card was finished in 5 minutes. The 3 flowers were arranged on opposite corners of the A2 top folding card front. The sentiment from the same stamp set was embossed using Rose Gold embossing powder. A gold mat was created by inking the paper with Versamark Ink then embossing it with the same embossing powder. The sentiment and flowers were adhered to the card front using foam tape. A black border was hand-drawn to frame the card. Such a quick and easy card to create!

THINKING OF YOU CARD

MATERIALS:

For this card, I wanted to change up the flower a little bit.  I stamped the flower image twice using the Enchanted Garden and the  Sea Shore Crips Dye Ink sets following the layering guide. After this, I layered them on top of each other and secured both with a post-it tape so that the layers won’t move when I simultaneously trim them into strips. Once the strips were cut, I used the die cut of the flower as a base to assemble the alternate strips of the flower.  I don’t know why but it somehow makes the flower look 3D. πŸ™‚

Next, the image from the Book Club stamp set was embossed using Versamark Ink and Rose Gold embossing powder.  The following artist makers from set D were used to color the flowers using the flicking technique: B802, B714 and B815. The leaves were colored with Artist markers set B:R702, R823. The card front of an orange A2 card base was cut diagonally. Both die cuts where attached diagonally as well. I framed the white cardstock with the Fine  Frames Die Set which was heat embossed with Rose Gold Embossing powder to match the other floral image.  Finally, the sentiment from the Swiss Dots was also stamped and embossed.

I’M HERE FOR YOU CARD

MATERIALS:

For this last card, I wanted the flower to be the star in this card so I left the Botanical Rhapsody washi tape uncolored and the background muted. The background was done by using the Feathered Leaves Stencil with some Altenew Embossing Paste mixed with some Orange Cream Crisp Dye Ink. The stencil was placed on the front cover of an A2 card and the tinted embossing paste was evenly spread using a spatula. The stencil was carefully removed and the card was allowed to dry.

The white areas were then colored using Wink of Stella clear just to add some shimmer.  To make it easier to cut, the Botanical Rhapsody Washi Tape was stuck to a white cardstock then fussy cut. I used the Artist Marker WG03 from Set B to color a piece of cardstock  to match the Botanical Rhapsody washi flowers/leaves then I heat embossed the sentiment from Forever and Always using Versamark Ink with Pure White Embossing Powder. Flowers and foliage were arranged and glued down using adhesive and foam squares.

I hope you liked the cards I created for this release. Make sure to drop by the Altenew Card Blog and check out the other creative ways this stamp set can be used. It may also be a good idea to sign up for the Build-A-Flower Monthly subscription plan. When you are signed up, you are guaranteed a spot in the monthly BAF releases and will receive a set each month – at a specially discounted price! ($35.00 β†’$29.99).

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. All winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 7/7/2019.

Next up is the talented Irna Fonina. In case you are lost, below you will find the entire blog hop order. Make sure to leave a comment below to get a chance to win, ok? I truly appreciate you stopping by. If you liked my projects, it would be wonderful if you can follow me on Instagram (@mylittleatticstudio) and Facebook at My Little Attic Studio<3 Thank you so much for dropping by! Till my next post <3

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102 thoughts on “Altenew Build-A-Flower: Camellia Japonica Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

  • July 1, 2019 at 9:20 pm
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    Oh my goodness! So many beautiful luscious cards! I love all of them but I think the first one is my favorite. I love the way you popped up the scalloped frame so it looks like a shadow box.

  • July 1, 2019 at 10:18 pm
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    Wow! Gorgeous set of cards!! The hang in there card is my fav of all! πŸ™‚

  • July 1, 2019 at 10:38 pm
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    oh wow, Nenette! You were super productive with this set! I love how you had such a wide range of cards here.

    • July 2, 2019 at 11:19 am
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      Hi Jaycee! Thanks so much for finding time to drop by!!! <3

  • July 1, 2019 at 10:38 pm
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    Oh WOW!! what a collection of beauties, my favorite is the one with the two colored stripes, that is super creative.

    • July 2, 2019 at 11:21 am
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      So glad you liked it, Maria! It was an experiment really…:-)

  • July 1, 2019 at 10:38 pm
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    You certainly outdid yourself! Awesome cards!

  • July 1, 2019 at 10:49 pm
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    Most awesome & unique cards! Love your unusual take & creativity!

  • July 1, 2019 at 11:11 pm
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    Beautiful cards, thanks for sharing!

  • July 2, 2019 at 12:07 am
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    Like all your cards, but my favorite is the see-through card. I really like the colors and the way the sentiments pops.

    • July 2, 2019 at 11:23 am
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      The card was inspired by Jennifer Mcguire. She’s simply amazing!!! Thanks so much for dropping by, Korey!

    • July 9, 2019 at 10:48 am
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      Congratulations, Korey!!! You were chosen as the winner for this blog hop! Do check out the Altenew Card Blog for instructions to claim your prize. Thanks again for dropping by! Hope to see you in future blog hops!!!

  • July 2, 2019 at 12:22 am
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    Heh, I was just saying this flower would make a good see-thru card, and it does.

    • July 2, 2019 at 11:24 am
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      Hi JL! I agree. The image size is perfect for a see-thru card πŸ™‚

  • July 2, 2019 at 1:37 am
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    Wow!! Such a fabulous set of cards!!

  • July 2, 2019 at 2:24 am
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    You have been busy & the results are spectacular! Love these gorgeous creations, especially the I’m Here For You card! The color combo is gorgeous!

    • July 2, 2019 at 11:25 am
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      It’s easy to get carried away when you’re working with a beautiful stamp set πŸ™‚ Thanks for your kind words, Patt!

  • July 2, 2019 at 2:47 am
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    Such a great variety of cards

  • July 2, 2019 at 2:55 am
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    Beautiful cards. See through card is pretty and rose gold powder is nice touch.

  • July 2, 2019 at 3:39 am
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    Great cards! I love the blue flowers!

  • July 2, 2019 at 6:40 am
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    The washi on your last card adds a subtle touch that really lets the main flower shine! They’re all so pretty!

  • July 2, 2019 at 8:30 am
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    Love these beauties. The Hope your day is Delightful card is my favorite.

  • July 2, 2019 at 10:32 am
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    I like the flower in blue on the second card and I liked the scallopped edge on the first card. This flower stamp set makes every card look so pretty! I just love this set

  • July 2, 2019 at 10:40 am
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    So many different takes on using this amazing set. Hard to pick one favourite as they are all stunning.

    • July 2, 2019 at 11:43 am
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      Such a sweet thing to say, dhebdencosie! Thank you so much! <3

  • July 2, 2019 at 10:41 am
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    Gorgeous cards! I love the beautiful, bold colors on your first card!

    • July 2, 2019 at 11:44 am
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      It must be obvious by now that blue is my favorite color. πŸ™‚ Thanks for dropping by, Julie!

  • July 2, 2019 at 12:32 pm
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    Love all your pretty creations with this beautiful Build-A-Flower set! Thanks for sharing your awesome cards!

  • July 2, 2019 at 1:23 pm
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    Such a gorgeous set of cards, Nenette! All so gorgeous and yet so different, they really showcase these wonderful new flowers! Love your choice of rich colours and clever designs! Thanks so much for sharing and inspiring us.

    • July 2, 2019 at 9:56 pm
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      Your message made my day, momentsofcrafting! <3 Thank you so much for your kind words <3

  • July 2, 2019 at 2:14 pm
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    OMG you made so many cards ! And each one of them has something different.Loved the unusual color combo on first one and the strips..i thought you must have masked while stamping with two colors..but cutting and then arranging lots of work and done very perfectly !

    • July 2, 2019 at 9:57 pm
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      Hi Pooja! Was so inspired by the beauty of this stamp set. πŸ™‚ Thanks for your kind words! <3

  • July 2, 2019 at 3:22 pm
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    All the cards are absolutely gorgeous! Love the gorgeous layering with the images.

  • July 2, 2019 at 9:58 pm
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    Hi Nandini! Thanks so much for your kind words! Truly appreciate it <3 Thanks for dropping by!

  • July 2, 2019 at 10:00 pm
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    You cards are STUNNING! Love them all!

  • July 2, 2019 at 10:17 pm
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    Amazing techniques My jaw dropped when I saw the striped flower. Wow. Just beautiful cards.

    • July 3, 2019 at 6:41 pm
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      I’m so relieved to hear this, Sandestein! I wasn’t sure if people will like it. Glad you did πŸ™‚

  • July 2, 2019 at 10:23 pm
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    Wow, Wow, Wow – what beautiful cards – can’t decide which is my favorite – gorgeous!

  • July 2, 2019 at 11:04 pm
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    Your cards are gorgeous! You are very creative and truly inspiring!

  • July 3, 2019 at 3:04 am
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    I’m blown away! Each and every card is amazing and clearly took a lot of time and effort. The results are stunning! Thank you for sharing these little works of art!

  • July 3, 2019 at 3:59 am
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    Beautiful cards!

  • July 3, 2019 at 5:12 am
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    So many beautiful examples, thank you for inspiring us, just amazing!

  • July 3, 2019 at 5:49 am
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    What a beautiful array of cards each one more beautiful than the last. My favorite is the shadow box card. Just love it!!

  • July 3, 2019 at 7:21 am
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    Beautiful cards! Love your color choices and the see through card front is really unique.

  • July 3, 2019 at 11:21 am
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    Wow, all beautiful cards, I love the soft colors and textured background of the last one especially.

  • July 3, 2019 at 6:46 pm
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    Your cards are beautiful! Each looks different from the other. Thanks for the inspiration!

  • July 3, 2019 at 9:38 pm
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    Wow!! I love your choices in bold colors!! Your cards are phenomenal! I love all of your designs. I can see how easy it is to go crazy with this beautiful stamp set. Thank you for sharing your talent with us.

    • July 6, 2019 at 11:55 am
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      Thank you so much for your kind words, Lisa! You just made my day <3

  • July 4, 2019 at 6:38 am
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    So many wonderful cards! Love your colors and designs.
    Thanks for sharing…

    • July 6, 2019 at 11:56 am
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      Thank you so much, Jeanne!

  • July 5, 2019 at 1:25 am
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    Your cards are lovely. I especially like the striped on, it’s so unusual and striking. Thanks for sharing.

    • July 6, 2019 at 11:57 am
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      So happy you liked it, Olive! πŸ™‚

  • July 5, 2019 at 4:05 am
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    Beautiful, unique cards. I love the colors and the sentiments are wonderful.

    • July 6, 2019 at 11:57 am
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      Thank you, Cindy! πŸ™‚

  • July 5, 2019 at 8:20 am
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    beautiful inspiration and I luv the see-through card πŸ™‚

    • July 6, 2019 at 11:58 am
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      Thank you so mucj, Linnea! <3

  • July 5, 2019 at 8:01 pm
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    Stunning – your first card takes my breath away – I love all the layers, and the Stay Patient sentiment is great.

    • July 6, 2019 at 11:59 am
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      Hi Bonnie! It’s one of my favorites too. πŸ™‚ Thanks for dropping by!

  • July 5, 2019 at 9:31 pm
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    Absolutely wow!! Each card knocks one’s socks off! Beautiful, stunning, gorgeous cards and not enough adjectives to describe. Soooooo creative and sooo appreciate your sharing of your talents and inspiration.

    • July 6, 2019 at 12:00 pm
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      Oh my!!! My heart is full!!! Thank you so much for your kind words, Tricia! <3

  • July 6, 2019 at 6:33 am
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    Awesome cards! Wow.

    • July 6, 2019 at 12:01 pm
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      Thank you, Marisela! πŸ™‚

    • July 6, 2019 at 12:02 pm
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      Thank you, Kelsey! <3

  • July 6, 2019 at 8:49 am
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    Beautiful stamp set, thanks for sharing all of your ideas!

    • July 6, 2019 at 12:03 pm
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      You’re welcome, Barbara! Thanks for dropping by!

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