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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Susan P
Susan P
1 year ago

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.

Eileen
Eileen
1 year ago

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.

Maria Alder
Maria Alder
1 year ago

Wonderful cards as always, love the colours x

Lila Wetzel
Lila Wetzel
1 year ago

Pretty card!

Ann Ito
Ann Ito
1 year ago

Beautiful cards! Peonies are one of my very favorites!

Vickie D
Vickie D
1 year ago

Gorgeous cards & love your color choices!

Juanita
Juanita
1 year ago

Great cards. The peony can adapt to almost any occasion. TFS

Allison Grant
Allison Grant
1 year ago
Reply to  Juanita

I love the colors and that you die cut the flowers.

apalmer2019
apalmer2019
1 year ago

Great colors and Peony layouts used. Never loss for space with this set. Great work and instructions.

Linda BL
Linda BL
1 year ago

Very pretty cards!!! The first card is my favorite!

Nicki Baxley
Nicki Baxley
1 year ago

Love the pink peonies.

Sharon Gullikson
Sharon Gullikson
1 year ago

Ohhh, the blues look wonderful. I like the fresh look…

RobiW
RobiW
1 year ago

Love the blue colors — such a unique look!

Bonnie Johnson
Bonnie Johnson
1 year ago

Beautiful cards but the onw with the black background and gold frame is stunning.

Carolyn R
Carolyn R
1 year ago

Beautiful design on your card. Love the flower colors.

Geri S
Geri S
1 year ago

Great cards with one of my favorite flowers. Love the color differences.

knurse22
knurse22
1 year ago

Love the unique base you have created for this card, and the pink peonies look AWESOME against it! Lovely.

Martie Weimer
Martie Weimer
1 year ago

Love the watercolor background withe beautiful bright pink colors

jessicashevonnescott
jessicashevonnescott
1 year ago
Reply to  Martie Weimer

Love the blue background! Really pretty

Marisela Delgado
Marisela Delgado
1 year ago

Hola, Nenette! Such beautiful cards, my friend. Always stunning work. 💜

Inkin' Chickie
Inkin' Chickie
1 year ago

Thank you for the ideas. I like the dark cardstock combined with the flowers. It really brings the eye to the big blooms.

Meghan Kennihan
Meghan Kennihan
1 year ago

Gorgeous cards and backgrounds with these flowers! LOVELY!

Amy H
Amy H
1 year ago

Such a cheerful card! So pretty!

pam carr
pam carr
1 year ago

your cards are beautiful, thanks for sharing

Tammy Hanson
Tammy Hanson
1 year ago

Love the grey toned card with the cool colored flower. Amazing.

Jade McClung
Jade McClung
1 year ago

I love the bright colors for the peonies! Fantastic!

Angela C Posch
Angela C Posch
1 year ago

Lovely.

Kim Salito
Kim Salito
1 year ago

Beautiful cards.

Lauryne Cunningham
Lauryne Cunningham
1 year ago

I love the color combinations! Your cards are beautiful!

Nandini Karmarkar
Nandini Karmarkar
1 year ago

The new BAF set is gorgeous. And I love your inspiration! Especially the first card.

Teri S.
Teri S.
1 year ago

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.

dorothyayotte
dorothyayotte
1 year ago

So lovely! Your colors are so happy and enjoyable. Both are great.

Stacey Kowbel
Stacey Kowbel
1 year ago

Beautiful cards! I especially love the dual background style on the first card!

Lori
Lori
1 year ago

So pretty!
I like the way you incorporated other dies when the flowers. The quilted cover die makes a nice background. Thanks for sharing

Patt H.
Patt H.
1 year ago

Wow, both these cards are stunning! This BAF set is a must have for me!

Ummekulsum Kutub
Ummekulsum Kutub
1 year ago

Gorgeous cards!

Talitha Wright
Talitha Wright
1 year ago

Beautiful cards. Love your color choices.

Cyndi Morris
Cyndi Morris
1 year ago

Gorgeous cards. I absolutely love the beautiful peonies!

Bonnie E
Bonnie E
1 year ago

Oooooooooooh – stunning card! That blue background is heavenly and sets off those flowers so beautifully!

Dianna L Jacobs
Dianna L Jacobs
1 year ago

Both cards are beautiful.

Sue D
Sue D
1 year ago

Beautiful card designs with these peonies.

Kelsey Thomas
Kelsey Thomas
1 year ago

So pretty!

Cy Lee
Cy Lee
1 year ago

I really like this new set

Donna de Gale-Kalloo
Donna de Gale-Kalloo
1 year ago

Love it!!

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