I went off the beaten path for this Build-a-Flower release Lovelies!
Thanks so much for joining the Altenew Build-A-Flower Hawaiian Coral Release Blog Hop! After you are all done with me, be sure to visit Nenette S. Madero for more inspiration with this beautiful set!
Don't forget to comment and check out the Giveaway details so you can be eligible to win a prize! The Altenew products used in both of my projects are linked at the bottom of the post.
I have been a bit rebellious today in that I have not used this Build-A-Flower Hawaiian Coral Stamp Set & Die Set in the tradition stamp-layering fashion. This set comes with 7 gorgeous layers for the bloom and 4 layers for the leaves. I hope that you will forgive me, but I only used the outline layers for my card today. I think this will show you how versatile your Build-A-Flower sets can be.
If you are interested in the stamp and die bundle, and don't yet have these gorgeous coral tones in your collection, you should consider getting the ink bundle: Build-A-Flower: Hawaiian Coral Layering Stamp & Die Set & Ink Bundle (at 5% off). Tip: I decided to watercolor today and you can also use these inks for watercolor techniques!
You have several "pinky" options in this set and if you are unsure about how you want to layer your colors, just check out the layering guide to get started:
Enough chattering from me though let's get to the card!
Card - You Are Just Absolutely Amazing
I Iam often all over the place with my colors, but I wanted to keep things pretty monochromatic and sweet for this gorgeous flower.
I have a confession, I make oodles of backgrounds in advance and set them aside for when I need inspiration or to jumpstart a project. That's where this card started, with a watercolor wash of pink, burgundy and brown:
Once I selected that from my stash, I knew that I needed a layer between that and my flowers to allow them to stand out against the background. The Watercolor Stripes Cover Die seemed a good compliment to my "watercolor project".
I don't really have a talent for watercoloring, but if you stamp and heat emboss your flower and leaf image, those lines create boundaries for the color to sit in.
I used a "Wet on Wet" technique of painting each petal with water and then adding a little color and watching it spread across the petal.
Tip: I painted two petals at a time that were not next to each other. This helps with your color not inadvertently bleeding from one section to another.
Once done with coloring, it was time to grab those dies and cut out my flowers and leaves:
Tip: I'm never sure how many leaves I am going to need, so I do multiples to give me enough to "play with" when trying to figure out the layout.
Once I was happy with the layout, then it was time to layer and adhere it all to my card base.
Frankly I was totally in love with the flower outline stamp so I grabbed it again to embellish a coordinating envelope:
I would give this card to my bestie, but she abhors pink (and somehow we are still friends)!
Give this a whirl if you liked it and if you are like me an fall in love with all the Build-A-Flower sets, consider signing up for the Build-A-Flower Monthly Subscription Plan (14% off) for even more savings and a opportunity to be one of the first to receive the new release.
As promised, see details below about the Giveaway and even more inspiration along the Blog Hop!
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 11/06/2020 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 11/09/2020.
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See you soon Lovelies!
I listed the products that I have used below. Please note that these are compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support. All products were personally purchased, except most of the stamps and dies, which were received from Altenew as part of my Guest Designer package. I was not paid to do this post and love the products that I share. Click on the icons below each product picture to shop with Altenew.