Monday, February 26, 2018

Altenew Build-A-Flower Blog Hop + Giveaway




Hi, everyone!
Thanks for visiting my blog today.
Altenew is celebrating their  first-year anniversary of the Build-A-Flower Releases which launched in March last year.
Hope you are enjoying the Blog Hops now!

Altenew Card Blog

Altenew Scrapbook Blog

I'm honored to be invited to the Blog Hop and I'm sharing two cards featuring Build-A-Flower Coral Charm Set which was released in last July.





For my first card, I did watercoloring using Daniel Smith Watercolor paints.
To begin, I stamped Coral Charm images on the 300g weight cold pressed watercolor paper using Versafine Onyx Black ink. Then I water colored blossoms and leaves. Main colors I used are described at the end of the post.





I then cut the images using coordinating dies and fussy cut the mini blossoms.





Next, I die cut another watercolor card stock using Watercolor Stripes Cover die, then water colored it using Daniel Smith paints. After the cover panel dried up, I stamped sentiment on the upper third area of the panel.






I adhered the cover panel onto A2 size, top-folded cardstock using foam tapes, then placed the blossoms and leaves using glue and foam tapes. As a final touch I put some sequins , rounded a natural twine and made a bow on the top of the card.






For my second card, I decided to go with layered stamping since Altenew's Build-A-Flower sets have gorgeous pieces for layered stamping!






I stamped outline of blossoms and leaves using Versafine onyx black ink , then I s
tamped solid images layer by layer.
I used Warm Gray Mini Cubes Set (Moon Rock, Evening Gray, Morning Frost) for blossoms, Sea Shore Mini Cube Set (Emerald Lagoon, Volcano Lake, Mountain Mist ) for leaves. Then cut them all using coordinating dies.




I prepared an A2 sized side- folded white card base, stamped sentiment on the center, mini blossoms on the top and bottom of the card base using Silver Stone dye ink (as shown below)




Then I adhered blossoms and leaves on the top left corner and on the bottom right corner of the card. Finally I finished it off by adding some sequins.






Thank you so much for reading this post.
I have shown two ways of using the Build-A-Flower Coral Charm Set today.

Hope you enjoyed it and hope to see you again in my future posts.





< Daniel Smith Watercolors I used >



Quinacridone Coral, Permanent Alizarin Crimpson, Alizarin Crimpson, Quinacridone violet, Pthalo turquiose, Quinacridone magenta, Rose of ultramarine, Imperial purple, Prussian Green and Sap Green, New Gamboge,Burnt Umber and Cobalt Teal Blue




Don't miss the three giveaways information below!


       Altenew Giveaway 1

Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to six lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by Friday, March 2nd for a chance to win. Six winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 3/4/2018.

Altenew Giveaway 2

Place an order from the Build-A-Flower Collection from 2/26/2018 until 3/2/2018, and you will automatically be entered into a raffle for a chance to win a big prize! One lucky winner will be chosen to win a prize pack valued at over $120 including one Original MISTI stamping tool, Artist Markers Set C, and Soft Pastel 6 Mini Cube Set. No minimum purchase needed! A winner will be announced on March 4th on the Altenew Blogs.



Altenew Giveaway 3

Please leave a comment here on my post by Friday, March 2nd, EST. One lucky winner will receive $20 gift certificate from Altenew. I'll announce the winner on March 3rd 2018, 8AM, EST on my blog.


< Blog Hop Lists>

If you haven't hopped along all the blogs yet, please visit the links below, get lots of inspiration, and just have fun!




118 comments:

  1. Beautiful cards..Love the blooms..

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  2. I love both of your beautiful cards. Now I’m going to try using the Versafine on watercolor paper and give it a shot. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Saving the best for last, are they? Such a gorgeous card, Marge!! Charming, indeed!
    =]

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  4. Such lovely cards. You did a wonderful job with the colors. Love your techniques. I can use a lot of your ideas for my cards - can't wait to give it a try!

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  5. So different, but equally beautiful.

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  6. I just love this set from Altenew! Both of your cards are lovely but loving the colourful blooms!

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  7. Hi Marge! So happy to see you here... I love your card today!!

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  8. Gorgeous cards. Love the colors and design. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. Beautiful cards!! Your watercoloring on the first one is just lovely! ♥♥

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  10. Lovely cards. Love the monochromatic look of your second card. Would surely try these. Thanks n hugs.

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  11. Beautiful cards...thanks for lovely inspirations!!

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  12. Both cards are really gorgeous.

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  13. Such beautiful flower cards... Spring is coming..))

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  14. Both your cards are absolutely stunning, Marge!! I love them!

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  15. Beautiful cards! The white flowers are stunning.

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  16. Gorgeous cards, Marge! Beautiful colouring and colours. Love these. I just placed my order, but didn’t add this one. 😕

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  17. Both cards are pretty. But I especially like the pink and purple.

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  18. Your cards are so beautiful, Marge! Love them all!

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  19. Love those soft colours with that cover plate! It gives such a warm and happy feeling just looking at it.

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  20. Beautiful cards. Great way to end the hop! Thank you for sharing!

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  21. Beautiful cards as always, Marge! And I'm drawn to the second one--so elegant in grays!

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  22. These are so inspiring. It's amazing how many different looks you can get with one stamp set. Thank you.

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  23. Lovely coloring on your beautiful cards! The Coral Charm set is just gorgeous... love those pretty blooms!

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  24. I love your cards the colors are so beautiful.
    Thank you so much for sharing your work :)

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  25. Totally stunning - in love with these - off to play with my layering stamps now Im nearly finished the hop :-) inspiring xx

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  26. Gorgeous cards! Love the last one so much. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  27. wonderful cards, Marge - beautiful coloring!

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  28. Your cards are super beautiful! I love them!

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  29. These are so gorgeous!! The flowers look amazing!! I love the colors!!

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  30. Gorgeous cards! Love the sweet design of the first one and the softness of the second. Okay...love them both ♥

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  31. Wonderful choice of sentiment on the first card, with splendid flowers. Love all the design details.

    The more subdued look of the second fits well with the sentiment. I like the uncolored small flowers on the card base.

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  32. While both cards are lovely, the gray one is simply stunning to me.

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  33. Beautiful cards. Love the sentiments. Thanks for sharing...

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  34. Love this.. Coral Charm was one of my first purchases. So lovely, and so easy to make beautiful card with!

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  35. Stunning cards, love the dimension and colours you've used. What a very talented team you all are and a fab blog hop. Thank you!

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  36. The first card is such a happy card and the second is very elegant. You have such talent!

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  37. Thank you for these beautiful ideas. Really love Coral Charm.

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  38. Oh, I love the gray flowers! Both cards are gorgeous!

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  39. So lovely. Both cards are beautiful. Thanks.

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  40. Your cards are lovely. Thank you for sharing them.
    bjohn3237@aol.com

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  41. Lovely cards! Using a floral as a light background for the colored flowers is a great look.

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  42. Beautiful cards as always!!! I especially like the interest that the striped background creates.

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  43. Beautiful cards. I love your color choices on all of them. TFS

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  44. Gorgeous cards. I love the sentiment you used on the first card. It's lovely. Thanks for sharing.

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  45. Lovely cards! Same flower set with completely different results! So very creative!

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  46. Amazing cards! So much incredible detail but perfectly balanced.

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  47. Coral Charm is such a lovely set. Your designs are so soft and delicate - I love them.

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  48. 2 beauties, Marge! Lovely, lovely coloring!

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  49. Marge your cards are just so beautiful, I so love your style! Coral Charm is on my list of wants! xo

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  50. I love both of these but the grey flowers are so elegant. Lovely!

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  51. Two stunning cards, Marge. The Coral Charm stamp set is gorgeous, definitely on my shopping list and you have coloured them in beautifully. x

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  52. Both cards are so pretty -love the coloring of the flowers:)

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  53. OMG! What awesome cards you made. Great job they are so adorable.
    natgodfrey4@gmail.com

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  54. Wish you could have heard my reaction outloud! Such pretty pastels!!!

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  55. Both cards from the build-a-flower coral charm set are stunning. Two designs that show how versatile these sets can be!

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  56. Beautiful cards-love the sentiment of the first one, so very true!

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  57. Beautiful!!! Thank you so much for sharing your work! What a great blog hop!

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  58. Gorgeous cards - love the colors and the layering.
    isoscia at aol dot com

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  59. Really love your cards. I'm so inspired to go make something. The stamp sets are great images and it's inspiring to see so many flowers with spring only 21 days away!!
    Thanks!

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  60. Cute cards! Thanks for sharing inspiration!

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  61. I have always been into flowers in a big way on all my cards. I love making 3D flowers for my cards and trying to get them as realistic as possible. These Build-a-Flower stamp and die sets are amazing for detail and make it easy to create stunning flowers. I already own two sets and look forward to adding to my collection. Thanks for all the wonderful inspiration!

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  62. I love your second card (I mean, your first card is great too, but the 2nd one is my favorite of the 2). The simplicity of the background and how you selectively used color on it. Stunning!

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  63. Beautiful, unique cards. I love the Coral Charm set.

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  64. Really love the way you designed the background on the 2nd card - I've got to try this!

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  65. I love both of your cards but the watercolored one is definitely my favorite! It is gorgeous! I love all of those build a flower stamp sets! Thank you for the inspiration!

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  66. Sweet sentiments and pretty flowers.

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  67. Your cards are amazing! I love the colors.

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  68. Your cards are so pretty. I love the flower stamps you used and colors.

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  69. Two beautiful cards! You have demonstrated how versatile one stamp set can be. I am in love with your colorful card — beautiful colors and composition!

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  70. These cards are so lovely, your coloring and design so beautiful. tfs

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  71. LOVE how you softly inked the watercolor Striped coverdie. The blooms look as if they are peeking from under a farmhouse fence:))

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  72. Love love! Love the watercolor die and i love both of ur cards! Fantastic job!

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  73. Such beautiful flowers - you've really shown off the Coral Charm stamps wonderfully!

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  74. Hi Marge, So happy to see you on the Altenew Hop, Your cards are AMAZING as always, I just adore your style, your coloring, I don't think I have seen a card from you that I have not said WOW or OMG you have such talent Marge!! I am such a fan of ALTENEW stamps, they do flowers like no other company I think. I am a little prejudice when it comes to them, their main office is in my hometown, lol. I love the Stripes Cover Die you used, I wanted to get that but when I clicked on your link it was out of stock, I do like the Coral Charm, it looks like 2 different stamp sets by looking at your card. Thanks for an awesome post today.

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  75. Beautiful cards. Feels like Spring! Thanks for sharing!

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  76. Thanks for sharing so many cards. I liked all of them but my fave is the first one. Great coloring.

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  77. Love the colors. Beautiful card.

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  78. Both your cards are so beautiful, Marge! The first one is such a breath of spring with it's cheery flower arrangement. I love your subdued color palette on the second card as well, very elegant. Too hard to choose a favorite!!

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  79. Wow, gorgeous cards, amazing watercoloring and love the soft gray stamped layers on second Card with the pretty teal leaves.

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  80. Your cards are so beautiful! I love the saying on the first card. How wonderful!

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  81. Beautifully done cards.....wonderful....

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  82. Oh marge, these cards are so pretty, soft and elegant.. love all your creation so happy for you .

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  83. Great message on your beautiful cards, absolute work's of art, adore the first one

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  84. Beautiful cards!!of course the flowers on both are gorgeous but the background of that first card with that fabulous sentiment makes for one amazing card!!

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  85. Stunning cards, both of them! They are both very eye catching, with thier different color combos. love your added touch of the sequins.

    Sammibug aka Samantha Houp aka Sammi

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  86. Beautiful cards! Love the watercoloring on the first card, but that second one is my favorite, LOVE the gray flowers!

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  87. Stunning cards! I love the colors you used for the first one and the second one is quite lovely with the gray flowers and blue leaves! TFS!

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  88. That's some impressive fussy cutting, especially on watercolor paper. Your watercoloring is just beautiful, and I love how the background mimics paint strokes to go with the watercolored flowers. I also love the limited palette of the second card. It's so elegant and lovely. Thank you so much for sharing and participating in this hop!

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  89. Both are beautiful cards! Thank you for the inspiration!

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  90. Two beautiful cards, Marge! Thank you for sharing you artwork with us!

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  91. Really beautiful layering of the blooms!!💕

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  92. Beautiful cards. Love the colors you used.

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  93. I'm so glad to see you again! I have been enjoying all the eye candy that you create for Pretty Pink Posh. I am so excited to more of your creativity!!

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  94. These are two very lovely and charming cards. I so admire watercolor designs and aspire to one day create an image so pretty!

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  95. I am inspired by your cards today. The colorful first card and the more muted colors in the second card both have caught my eye and I appreciate your style.

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  96. Oh my gosh, your cards are so pretty! I can't believe the beautiful art on this blog hop. Your cards are so pretty and colorful especially the one that has yellow in it. I can't believe the work you guys put into all of your cards. I am very impressed! I love all the colors you used.
    Thank you for showing us your pretty card and for giving us the chance to win something. I hope I win!

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  97. Wow you are so good hope to see you on youtube.

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  99. You are very artistic. Cool artwork there!

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