Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Altenew Build-A-Flower: Giant Bellflower Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($200 in total prizes)

Happy first day of March friends! 
I'm delighted and honoured to be joining Altenew for the Build-A-Flower: Giant Bellflower Layering Stamp & Die Set Blog Hop today. This month’s flower is the beautiful Bellflower and I just love it’s upturned, open cup-shape!

Let your imagination soar with stunning florals and heartfelt greetings in this unique layering stamp and die set. The florals in this set feature an artistic take on giant bellflowers, showcasing beautiful open petals on a cluster of three flowers. Want to experiment with color? We have added separate coloring layers for each individual flower so you can get creative with colors for your paper crafting projects.

If you arrived here from Terri Koszler's Blog, then you are on the right track. If this is your first stop, then you will want to start at the beginning, the Altenew Card Blog. We've got tons of inspiration and giveaways for you on the hop today, so keep reading till the end of this post for more information.

I kept my card super simple and paired the flowers with a subtle ink-blended background to keep the focus on the gorgeous bellflowers!

To begin, I stamped the layered flowers from the Giant Bellflower stamp set onto Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock using Burnt Red, Canyon Clay, Evening Gray, and Pastel Sunrise inks with the help of my MISTI Stamping Tool. I repeated the process with the stand-alone floral images. Next, I stamped the leaf layers using Forest Glades and Frayed Leaf inks from the Green Fields Dye Ink Set. Once that was done, I cut all of the images out using the coordinating dies.

Next, I trimmed a piece of Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock to size and simply did a wash of “Warm Sunshine” by mixing in some water and spreading the paint loosely over my paper using a wide brush to watercolour the panel. I let the panel dry and then added some peach and gold paint splatters for interest. Next, I die-cut Gold Mirror Cardstock and White Foam using one of the interlocking geometric frame dies in the Crystal Frames Die Set and adhered it over my panel using Craft Glue. Then, I stamped a sentiment from the Giant Bellflower stamp set in the centre of the frame using Obsidian Ink.

Then, to finish, I arranged the different stamped pieces on my panel and adhered them down using Craft Glue. Next, I mat my card panel with Gold Mirror Cardstock, before adhering it to a top-folding A2-sized white card base using tape runner.

Giveaway Prizes:

$200 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $20 gift certificate to 5 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 02/23/2022 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 7 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 03/09/2022.

Blog Hop Order:

Next Stop on this Blog Hop is the talented, Virginia Lu's blog. Just in case you lose your place along the way, here is the complete list of participants so that you can find your way back:

Altenew Card Blog 
Jenny Colacicco 
Mindy Eggen
Erum Tasneem
Colleen Balija
Jaycee Gaspar
Nathalie DeSousa
Cheryl Espie
Terri Koszler

                       Hussena Calcuttawala (You are HERE)
Virginia Lu
Carol Hintermeier
Nenette S. Madero
Keren Baker
Bridget Casey
Rosie Neustaedter
Preeti Chandran
Katrina Howe
Amy Hill
Natasha Davies 
Daniel Diaz
Nandini Karmarkar
Arjita Singh
SathyaKala Sankaran
Linda Westfall
Sande Woodson

Well, that’s all for my projects today! I’ve been busy creating a few more projects that I’ll share in a few days. In the meantime, I hope you’ll take a peek at the February 2022 All Things Handmade Release! Thanks so much for reading, and have a wonderful day!

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  1. Card is so beautiful as always...

  2. Show stopper, so stunning love how you created this card!

  3. Wow, love this design! The design layout makes it appear as if I'm looking through a Magnifying Glass.

  4. Pretty pretty pretty... I love the design and I looooove the colors. Beautiful card.... :) tyfs

  5. Stunning effect with the gold trimmed rectangles and background!

  6. Just crazy beautiful. LOVE the off-kilter frame

  7. This is such a great stamp set. Thanks for showing us a beautiful version.

  8. Wow, beautiful card. Love the coloring. Thanks for sharing.

  9. Oh, this card is so beautiful! The Bellflowers, of course, are so pretty but your design in so unique. The framing around the center of the card is a wonderful addition!

  10. These Giant Bell Flowers are amazing! Beautiful color choice and I love the center sentiment!

  11. Beautiful card. Love the way you have highlighted the tiny sentiment.

  12. Bealutiful! The frames are perfect for this unique design.

  13. Your card is so artistic. I especially love the wash you created.

  14. What a gifted designer you are. I especially love the wash we used.

  15. Very pretty card! I like the gold frames.

  16. Such a beautiful card! Thanks for sharing.

  17. This is beyond delightful, Hussena. Thanks for sharing your amazing and inspiring art.

  18. Love your beautiful card! Beautiful design and color combo!

  19. Nice project share. Great to have a look at the steps.

  20. Stunning is the only way I can describe your work. Ok vibrant, cheery, and happy also work.

  21. Very pretty card. I love the design and color combination.

  22. Oh, how gorgeous!!! Love how you placed the frame; it accents everything perfectly!

  23. Your card is fresh and beautiful! TFS.