Hi everyone! I’m very excited to be guest designing for the Altenew February Build-a-Flower (BAF) release. This month’s BAF release is an absolute beauty!
If you have come from the talented Terri Koszler, then you are in the right place! If you happened by chance, then I hope you hop along with us for a chance to win some exciting prizes! To check out the full list of prizes and more information on the hop, head over to the Altenew blog linked here.
There are $200 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 1 lucky winner and a $15 gift certificate to 10 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 02/07/2021 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 11 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 02/09/2021.
The Bellaroma Hybrid Tea Rose is a beautiful flower. It’s unique feature is that it has two colors in one bloom! This month’s Build-A-Flower celebrates that unique quality. This set has one flower with four layers and a cluster of three leaves with three layers. What makes this stamp special is that the layers are created in such a way that they can be used to give contrasting colors to the flower, or you can choose to layer them with shades of the same color. Use your imagination as you try out different ink color combinations with the Bellaroma Hybrid Tea Rose.
The Build-A-Flower: Bellaroma Hybrid Tea Rose special edition stamp and die set is only sold as a bundle. It includes one 6″ x 8″ clear photopolymer stamp set (19) individual stamp images) and one coordinating die set (2 dies).
I created three cards for this release. My first two cards, I decided to go with a more neutral palette.
First I dry embossed my card panels – cream and chocolate brown using the Angled Mosaic Embossing folder. I swiped the cream panel with the Antique Gold pigment Ink pad to highlight the embossed pattern in the cream cardstock. This gave it a very interesting effect.
Next I stamped out the outline of the flowers and leaves on the same cream cardstock with Obsidian Ink. I skipped stamping that base layer for the flowers and leaves and just used the top layers. For the outside layer, I used Pastel Sunrise from the Martian Terrain ink cube set and Pale Mauve crisp dye ink from the Sugarplums ink cube set, respectively. For the middle of the flowers, I used Butternut from the Fall Harvest Ink cube set for both. The layer of the leaves is stamped with Marshland ink which is from the Nature’s Wonders ink cube set.
I glued both panels together carefully lining up the embossed design then cut it down to 8.75″X3.75″ to fit a 9″X4″ card base. I layered and glued on the elements on the panel creating some dimension with double sided foam tape. The sentiment “Hi” is from the Eucalyptus Jar stamp set, stamped with Obsidian Pigment Ink and die-cut with thr coordinating die. I finished it off with some shiny gold baubles.
My next card was not too difficult to put together. I took the same cream cardstock embossed with the Angled Mosaic Embossing folder and cut it down to 4″X5.25″. Then I splattered it with gold from the Metallic Watercolor Pan set. For the backdrop of the flower, I used the Burlap Texture die and die-cut it out of gold mirror cardstock. The flowers were stamped with Amethyst from the Sugarplums set for the outer layer and Pumpkin Pie from the Fall Harvest ink cube set and the leaves, Sea Forest from the Nature’s Wonders set.
Here is another card I made inspired by my mom’s blue and white plate collection. She has had this collection for as long as I can remember. I stamped the flower several times all over the card panel using Sapphire ink and then the details were stamped with a slightly lighter ink, Persian Blue from the Glacier Caves ink cube set.
The sentiment is from the same stamp set. I placed some silver embroidery floss before adhering the sentiment just to give it some added interest.
If you are interested in the monthly subscription, you can check out the links below. I am so grateful for the opportunity to be part of the hop this month!
- Build-A-Flower: Bellaroma Hybrid Tea Rose Layering Stamp & Die Set: https://altenew.com/products/build-a-flower-bellaroma-hybrid-tea-rose-layering-stamp-die-set
- Build-A-Flower: Bellaroma Hybrid Tea Rose Layering Stamp & Die Set & Ink Bundle (5% off): https://altenew.com/products/build-a-flower-bellaroma-hybrid-tea-rose-layering-stamp-die-set-ink-bundle
- Build-A-Flower Monthly Subscription Plan (14% off) https://altenew.com/products/build-a-flower-monthly-subscription
Next on the hop is the lovely Christine Pennington.
And in case you lose your way, here is the full line up of the hop!
Anna Mahtani (you are here!)
Thank you so much for joining me in this hop! Hope you were inspired!
‘Til next time!
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