Good morning! I have the pleasure of taking part in a blog hop celebrating Altenew’s newest Build A Flower release: Hyacinth. You should have arrived here from Virginia Lu‘s blog, and your next stop is Kristina Pokazanieva’s blog. The stamps and dies in this newest release are absolutely stunning, and as perfectly detailed as we all have come to expect from Altenew’s stamps. The Build A Flower: Hyacinth comes with a large 6×8 layering stamp set, and Altenew is also offering a discounted bundle featuring the Hyacinth stamps and dies, as well as layering inks which work perfectly with the layering stamps!
For my project, I wanted to create a little garden of hyacinth flowers, blowing in the breeze against a bright spring sky. I created the bottom layer of hyacinth flowers a bit differently than normal; I began by blending a layer of Lavender Fields ink using the Picket Fence Studios Life Changing Brushes at the bottom of my white A2 card base, then stamping just the top two layers of the hyacinth stamps using Deep Iris and Midnight Violet inks. I wanted to create a subtle haze of purple for that bottom layer, which I think added a bit of a dreamy, ethereal feel to the overall card. I stamped the greenery using Volcano Lake, Lagoon, and Emerald inks.
Next, I die cut one of the coordinating die cuts from some white card stock and stamped all three layers of purple to create the fully-stamped version of the new Hyacinth stamp set.
After I’d finished stamping all of the beautiful florals, I blended Altenew’s Persian Blue again using the Life Changing Blending Brushes, to create just the hint of a bright blue sky.
I popped up the die cut hyacinth using some foam tape to add lots of extra dimension to the card, then added a stamped sentiment from the new Build A Flower Hyacinth on a strip of card stock and popped that up, too. I added a few gems here and there for some sparkle.
Now, for some giveaway information!
To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog for a chance to win. Three winners will be announced on the Card Blog, and other three winners will be announced on the Scrapbook Blog on 1/9/2019.
Altenew has also generously provided me with a $20 gift certificate for one lucky reader. All you have to do to enter is 1) Be a blog follower of Sixth Street Sundries (and let me know in the comments if you’re an old friend or a new friend!) and 2) tell me what your favorite crafty Christmas gift was this year! If you didn’t receive anything crafty, tell me what you wish you would have received! The giveaway closes on Friday, 1/4/2019 at midnight. I will announce the winner on 1/5/19!
Here’s the hop order, in case you get lost:
Altenew Card Blog
Altenew Scrapbook Blog
Emily Midgett<— you are here
Well, that’s all for me today! I hope your 2019 is full of crafting, rainbows, and pretty flowers! Thank you so much for dropping by today, and Happy New Year!