Good morning! Today, I have the pleasure of taking part in the latest Altenew Build A Flower release! February’s flower is a beautiful Japanese Mum. Each Build A Flower set is a large 6×8 stamp set and comes with coordinating dies. You can buy them individually each month, or if you’re a flower nut like I am, you can subscribe to receive the new sets each month (and at a discount!). Click here to find out more details! You should have arrived here from Gayatri Murali’s blog and your next stop is Svitlana Shayevich‘s blog. Stay tuned all the way to the end for some special giveaway information! (There are a few ways to win)!
For today’s project, I wanted to feature that beautifully detailed multi-layer stamping. I love the Build A Flower series, because they frequently are unique flowers, and they include both the layering stamps for which Altenew is so well known, as well as frequently including the outline stamps so that you can put your coloring skills to the test! I thought that the amount of detail in the layering stamps of this particular stamp set was just spectacular, so I stamped several of the Build A Flower Japanese Mum around the edge of an A2 card base using some pink inks from Altenew for the florals, and some warm grays for the foliage. Every once in awhile it’s fun to switch it up a little. I can’t seem to find my way away from pinks for the flowers, but I don’t mind making the leaves a fun color!
After stamping my floral border, I stamped one of the absolutely beautiful sentiments included in the new Build A Flower Japanese Mum stamp set onto a square of white card stock. I then mounted it on some Pink Chiffon foil card stock from Tonic and added it to the center of the floral card front using foam tape.
The final touch was to add some accents here and there to fill out any gaps in the floral stamping around the edges. I used a gray Copic marker to add some tiny dots (almost like berries) periodically, then added some pretty pink gems to add some sparkle.
Well, that’s all for my project today! Now for some fun 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 2/9/2019.
Altenew has graciously provided me with a $20 gift certificate to give away to my blog readers! All you have to do to win is 1) be a blog follower (via email, WordPress, Bloglovin, etc) and 2) leave me a comment telling me what you think of this most recent release! The winner will be announced on February 6, 2019, and will have until February 15, 2019 to claim their prize.
I hope you’ve enjoyed my project today! Now, here’s the whole hop list in case you get lost:
Cynthia Cole says
Your card is gorgeous! The pink blooms and grey leaves is a lovely color combination. Every single BAF set is beautifully made.
Kelsey Thomas says
I am a blog follower. 🙂 I think this new set is so pretty!
I follow on Bloglovin’… and this release is so pretty!
Use of gray is awesome. Thank you!
Hannah Jones says
What an intricate release this time! Woo!
Love your card- the pinks and greys are gorgeous together! I love this BAF set. I don’t know how Altenew does it, but each month when a new set comes out I think THIS is my favorite. And each month I mean it!
Sue D says
Pretty design and I like the shades of pink. I am a blog follower and this set is so pretty.
Dee Earnshaw says
lovely card – -perfect for the central sentiment
Maggie Neil says
Your card layout is dramatic and inspiring. The color combination is perfect for the images. Thank you for sharing!
Brenda Kuder says
Your card is beautiful. Great job!
Elizabeth B says
Really pretty card. This stamp set is awesome! Thanks for sharing you talent!
Sweet, very sweet. TYFS.
Heather Nelson says
I’m a blog follower. Your card and the new flower are gorgeous!
Bonnie Eng says
Beautiful card – the mums make a lovely background and I love your boldly framed sentiment.
Gorgeous card, I love the new set this month! also love that there is a bundle with inks to consider as well 🙂
MELISSA FRIEDRICH says
I follow you via email, and I love this new BAF, and your card is GORGEOUS, love your card design and the pink foil backing for the sentiment.
Wow…beautiful cards today…..I already am a follower…and am so happy to always see what you are making…you do such pretty work…I am a huge fan. And I think this new release is just plain stunning!!!! I am a fan of mums…and this one is just perfect. Thank you for sharing your work today….hugs
Another gorgeous card and flower! I follow by email.
Beautiful creation, the colors, layout, everything is perfect! I think this set is my fav from the new release!
Maryann Sullivan says
Love your card so pretty – love the color and this stamp.
Shirley N says
Your card is stunning. Love this new stamp set!
sandy M says
Your card is awesome. The colors are beautiful
Mary Lee Makinen says
This is a gorgeous stamp and die set. What a lovely card.
Elaine D says
Awesome card. I love this new stamp set by Altenew.
Sara Nelson says
I love this new stamp set. So beautiful!!!!!
I can’t believe how versatile this stamp set is. It creates beautiful 3D looking stamps that is popping up from the paper or you can create amazing looking card like you did. It would also be perfect for creating a nice wrapping paper for all occasions. Love it!
Laraine R says
I follow your blog. I love Altenew’s BAF sets!
Cheryl Rigney says
Gorgeous card!! Love the pink blossoms with gray leaves. I am loving this Japanese Mum set.
Jodi Warren says
Gorgeous, graceful, beautiful card. Love it!
Oh, Emily! The flowers are so gorgeous, but I’m so happy that you spotlighted the fantastic sentiment! These sentiments have amazing fonts! Thank you!
follow by eMail, love this Build-a-Flower set, cards are so great. Thanks for sharing.
Beautifully sweet card. Great pinks and love the Gray leaves. Thanks so much for sharing your art.🐧
Andrea Hastilow says
Emily it’s no secret that I love your cards, this is a great example why. Love your colour combination, that pink chiffon cardstock is gorgeous. Great inspiration today, thank you.
Vivian C says
Thanks for sharing this gorgeous card.
Oh my gosh, this is just gorgeous! I love your beautiful rendition of the new Japanese Mum blog hop! The colors are so fantastic. OK, yours IS now my new favorite card of all 🙂
Vikki Hein says
Beautiful stamping and designs with this gorgeous stamp set.
Such a pretty card! I really love the dimensionality of this stamp set <3
Kirsty Vittetoe says
Such a great hop and inspiration! I loved them ALL!
Karthikha Balasubramanian says
Such a beautiful card! The flowers are so pretty 🙂
Step #1 – I follow your blog via email
Step #2 – I love this new flower addition to the BAF collection, goes on my wishlist 🙂
Joy Meadows says
This new Build a Flower set is just so beautiful and your card is just lovely. I follow you through Bloglovin’/
Denise Bryant says
Love these gorgeous Japanese mums! Gorgeous card!
Already a blog follower here via email!
Pat Gasko says
Your beautiful card makes a better world. Love how you used gray for your leaves.
Liz O says
Love this gorgeous BAF set! Your card is breathtaking D,ily, the color combo is stunning ! Thanks for the inspiration!
Kathy Ferguson says
I loved your pink and gray Japanese Mum card! It is stunning. The mums are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing your time and talent with us.
Raga Senthil says
Absolutely stunning Emily! Love how your framed the sentiment with gorgeous flowers! Perfect Color combo too!
Such a super pretty and feminine card, Emily! Gorgeous colour combination! Thanks so much for sharing as well as the great inspiration!
Isabel z says
As always, you have created a lovely card.
A beautiful card! Love this stamp set- looks so pretty in pink!
Love your card. You make it look so easy.
BrendaLea Abbott says
Emily you have created a stunning card! I love the attention to detail that you took with this card. The Copic berries, the gems, how you stamped off the four corners. So perfect!
Stopped me in my tracks. Beautiful cards.
Thank you for sharing your techniques with us!
Teri S. says
Emily, I’ve just subscribed to your blog. I have only been subscribed to Altenew less than 6 months, & have enjoyed seeing so many incredible artists in the blog hops. You are definitely in the category of one of them. When I first saw this Japanese Mum, I thought, I wouldn’t be able to do it justice as I’m not a good colourer, but then I realized I don’t have to be. I think the detail in this flower is amazing & I’d love to have it in my stash. I only have one layering stamp & it’s a small rose. Thanks Emily. I look forward to receiving your emails.
Hi Emily – have been following you on Bloglovin’ for a long time – I’m with you on coloring flowers pink and love the soft grays you chose for the leaves – you design is fantastic!
Kandice J says
Your card is right on point. Love the colors and the placement of the mum. Thanks for sharing!
,Mary Holshouser says
Love the arrangement of the flowers.
the color is gorgeous. thanks for
Sherry Lesiak says
I liked the way you framed the sentiment with the beautiful flowers.
I really like the way you designed this card, with the rotating flowers in such beautiful colors. I also like the subdued leaves.
This is one of my most fave BAF releases to date. I like the large size of the flowers, the flower itself, and those bold sentiment choices. I will be using this one a lot!
Thanks for your inspiration!
Lisa Moline says
I love your card! The pinks are gorgeous and I love how you have the mum coming in from all sides of the card! Thanks for fantastic inspiration!
Carmela Hubler says
What a sweet card! Love that inspiration and your gorgeous mum!
This is just gorgeous!
Jeanne Beam says
Such a beautiful card!
Thanks for sharing…
Lisa Byers says
What a gorgeous card!! That pink is fabulous!! Thank you for the inspiration!!
Jeannie H says
Gorgeous card. Great layout and colors. So beautiful. TFS.
Sharon Smith says
Gorgeous card, pretty colors
OH JUST STUNNING! I love the pink! I love the design and the detail!
Lauryne Cunningham says
What a gorgeous and unique card! I love the way you stamped the mum on the edges and the colors you chose are so pretty! Love the sentiment, too.
Love this with the sentiment!
I follow via email, and I’m really excited about this release. Between this and the sakura BaF, I can make all sorts of Japanese prints based off some of my favorite fabrics and papers. Thanks for sharing with us!
What a lovely card! I follow via email. I love the soft petals on this new release. Altenew has introduced so many new florals that I never knew of, and this is one of them!
This Build-A-Flower Japanese Mum set is spectacular!! I love the details of the layers, it truly is stunning. I like the look of the grays for the foliage, it looks very cool with the pinks in the flower. Thanks for sharing and the always off the charts inspiration! (email@example.com)
Dawn Jones says
I like how you used sijmple colors that really show off the flowers. Beautiful artwork.
Johanna T. says
Beautiful card! I love the warm grays for the leaves, it really allows the pinks to shine. This BAF is beautiful, I love the full blooms of these mums.
cyndi morris says
Beautiful! I love the style of this card and the colors are gorgeous.
Beautiful card! Love the colour combination.
Jennifer K says
Your card is beautiful, the Mum looks gorgeous in the pink colours and I think the grey leaves look amazing with the pink mum. I love this new Build a Flower Japanese Mum, its my favourite so far out of all of the Build a Flower sets. I think all of the detailed layers are so gorgeous and the Mum looks fantastic with or without the outline image.
Dana M says
Beautiful card! I love the pink and gray. The design really draws your eye around the card and into the sentiment. Fantastic.
Heidi Rees says
Emily, this is the most gorgeous card ever! I love everything about it! The colors, the design, and that beautiful BAF set! I’m definitely purchasing this set because of your work! Thank you for the inspiration!
Stacey Kowbel says
Gorgeous card! Such great colours and a fabulous design! I love all of the BAF sets – this one is no exception! So nice to be able to do the layered stamping without having to colour and shade everything by hand to get such a gorgeous flower!
Carol Rossouw says
This is such a beautiful flower with some lovely sentiments as well. Another BAF beauty! Love the card inspiration too!
Patt H. says
Absolutely gorgeous, Emily! I love it!
Marisela Delgado says
Such a pretty card
Love your gray leaves! They really complement the pink flowers.
Linda R says
Beautiful card! And I love the pinks you chose. I’ve been doing grey leaves lately and your look just perfect with the mums. Thanks for the inspiration!
Ruth Gauss says
Such a lovely card! I love how you used the flowers as a frame for your sentiment.
I’m enjoying the lovely florals in this release – something I definitely love about Altenew!
Thanks so much for sharing! I’m a new e-mail follower!
Kathleen C. says
I am a follower via email and am so inspired by your work! I just love this new stamp set. It makes me so excited for the upcoming spring months. Beautiful cards — thank you for sharing them with us 🙂
Annette Reed says
Your card is very pretty! I like the bordered sentiment popped to add dimension. The jewels are a great touch.