Build-A-Flower: Peony Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

BUILD-A-FLOWER: PEONY

Hello everyone! Welcome to Altenew’s Build-a-Flower: Peony Release Blog Hop! Isn’t this flower just gorgeous?!! The Altenew Card Blog is hosting this hop so make sure to drop by there, too. If you just came from the talented Therese Calvird, then you’re on the right track.


WISHING YOU WERE HERE


MATERIALS: BAF PEONY, Circle Quilt Cover Die, Mixed Media Frosty Pink, Coral Berry, Ruby Red, Frayed Leaf, Forest Glades and Evergreen, Rose Gold Embossing powder, Versamark Ink, Gansai Tambi Watercolor, Foam Squares, Watercolor paper, Neenah Solar Cardstock

This was my first time to try the Altenew Mixed Media inks. Because these are pigment inks, the finely ground colored particles which are suspended in a medium actually sit on top of the paper. It stamped smoothly and beautifully!❤️Compared to dye inks wherein the inks are absorbed by the paper quickly, these pigment inks stay wet longer so you’ll have to heat set them.

Layering Guide

It is pretty easy to layer this stamp set as seen in the layering guide above. The lightest color was stamped first then layered with the next darker color until you end with the darkest. I stamped 3 sets of flowers and leaves. The card front was watercolored using a light wash then the Circle Quilt cover die was adhered on top of the watecolored panel. About an inch was cut off to reveal the darker watercolored panel underneath.

The flowers were layered at the edge of the card front leaving enough space to see the sentiment that was stamped using Rose Gold embossing powder.


BLESSINGS ALWAYS


MATERIALS: Build-a-Flower: Peony, Parlor Palm Die, Fine Frames Die, Holiday Tag Sentiments, Rose Gold Embossing Powder, Versamark Ink, Foam Squares Versa Color Hyacinth, Sky Blue and Laislazuli

I wanted to try stamping the set using cooler colors. For the flowers to stand out more, I chose a dark brownish-grey cardstock. To finish the card, I added a border using the Fine Frames die then embossed it with Rose Gold embossing powder then added some leaves from the Parlor Palm die.


GIVEAWAY PRIZES


To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog by 10/07/2020 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 Winners Page on 10/07/2020.

Next stop is Nathalie DeSousa blog. Don’t forget to leave a comment below to get a chance to win some prizes. I always look forward to hearing from you. ❤️ Hope you can follow me on Instagram as well. I post all of my works there so make sure you follow me for my latest projects! Stay safe everyone and happy crafting!!!


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64 thoughts on “Build-A-Flower: Peony Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

  • October 1, 2020 at 9:48 pm
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    Nenette, thanks for the tip on using media inks for the flowers. Will give it a try. Your card is beautiful. Love them with the different backgrounds.

  • October 1, 2020 at 10:51 pm
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    These are such beautiful cards. My favorite of the two is the first one with the watercolor background. The white of the cover die really adds the perfect touch to the entire card.

  • October 1, 2020 at 10:52 pm
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    Wonderful cards as always, love the colours x

  • October 1, 2020 at 11:13 pm
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    Pretty card!

  • October 1, 2020 at 11:49 pm
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    Beautiful cards! Peonies are one of my very favorites!

  • October 1, 2020 at 11:59 pm
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    Gorgeous cards & love your color choices!

  • October 2, 2020 at 12:13 am
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    Great cards. The peony can adapt to almost any occasion. TFS

    • October 2, 2020 at 4:52 am
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      I love the colors and that you die cut the flowers.

  • October 2, 2020 at 12:46 am
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    Great colors and Peony layouts used. Never loss for space with this set. Great work and instructions.

  • October 2, 2020 at 1:10 am
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    Very pretty cards!!! The first card is my favorite!

  • October 2, 2020 at 1:37 am
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    Love the pink peonies.

  • October 2, 2020 at 1:43 am
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    Ohhh, the blues look wonderful. I like the fresh look…

  • October 2, 2020 at 2:02 am
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    Love the blue colors — such a unique look!

  • October 2, 2020 at 2:29 am
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    Beautiful cards but the onw with the black background and gold frame is stunning.

  • October 2, 2020 at 2:33 am
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    Beautiful design on your card. Love the flower colors.

  • October 2, 2020 at 2:56 am
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    Great cards with one of my favorite flowers. Love the color differences.

  • October 2, 2020 at 2:58 am
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    Love the unique base you have created for this card, and the pink peonies look AWESOME against it! Lovely.

  • October 2, 2020 at 3:29 am
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    Love the watercolor background withe beautiful bright pink colors

  • October 2, 2020 at 4:10 am
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    Hola, Nenette! Such beautiful cards, my friend. Always stunning work. 💜

  • October 2, 2020 at 4:44 am
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    Thank you for the ideas. I like the dark cardstock combined with the flowers. It really brings the eye to the big blooms.

  • October 2, 2020 at 10:27 am
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    Such a cheerful card! So pretty!

  • October 2, 2020 at 12:40 pm
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    your cards are beautiful, thanks for sharing

  • October 2, 2020 at 12:40 pm
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    Love the grey toned card with the cool colored flower. Amazing.

    • October 3, 2020 at 12:30 pm
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      I’m so happy to hear this, Tammy! I wasn’t so sure to post that card but glad I posted it!

  • October 2, 2020 at 1:41 pm
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    I love the bright colors for the peonies! Fantastic!

  • October 2, 2020 at 3:56 pm
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    Lovely.

  • October 2, 2020 at 10:08 pm
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    Beautiful cards.

  • October 3, 2020 at 12:35 am
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    I love the color combinations! Your cards are beautiful!

  • October 3, 2020 at 1:04 am
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    The new BAF set is gorgeous. And I love your inspiration! Especially the first card.

    • October 3, 2020 at 12:29 pm
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      Thanks so much, Nandini! And I truly appreciate your support <3

  • October 3, 2020 at 4:27 am
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    I really like the water coloured background on the first card. The second card is the one that caught my eye though as I I really like the darker card stock along with the crisp white & blue.

    • October 3, 2020 at 12:28 pm
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      Hi Teri! I’m glad you said that!! I was about to skip posting the 2nd card cause I wasn’t sure people will like it. <3

  • October 3, 2020 at 4:46 am
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    So lovely! Your colors are so happy and enjoyable. Both are great.

  • October 3, 2020 at 5:03 am
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    Beautiful cards! I especially love the dual background style on the first card!

  • October 3, 2020 at 6:19 am
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    So pretty!
    I like the way you incorporated other dies when the flowers. The quilted cover die makes a nice background. Thanks for sharing

    • October 3, 2020 at 12:27 pm
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      Thank you, Lori! It’s fun to mix and match the dies that I have. <3

  • October 3, 2020 at 10:09 am
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    Wow, both these cards are stunning! This BAF set is a must have for me!

  • October 4, 2020 at 1:15 am
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    Gorgeous cards!

  • October 4, 2020 at 4:02 am
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    Beautiful cards. Love your color choices.

  • October 5, 2020 at 12:47 am
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    Gorgeous cards. I absolutely love the beautiful peonies!

  • October 5, 2020 at 10:37 pm
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    Oooooooooooh – stunning card! That blue background is heavenly and sets off those flowers so beautifully!

  • October 6, 2020 at 8:05 am
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    Both cards are beautiful.

  • October 7, 2020 at 12:52 am
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    Beautiful card designs with these peonies.

  • October 8, 2020 at 2:03 am
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    Love it!!

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