Hi there! Today, I am pleased to take part in March’s Build A Flower release from Altenew! You should have arrived here from Seeka’s blog ,and your next stop is Nathalie DeSousa‘s blog. You can also find the whole hop list here. This month’s release features the beautiful Build A Flower Dahlia, a gorgeous addition to the Build A Flower line. Each Build A Flower set comes with a large, 6×8 stamp set as well as the coordinating dies.
You can also purchase the set with a coordinating ink bundle at a discounted price:
Be sure to stay tuned til the end of the post to find out some fun giveaway information! Now, on to my project for today!
I love that so many of the stamp sets in the Build A Flower line allow you to either create a layered stamped image or stamp a line drawn image to color with your medium of choice! Today, I chose to do some no-line watercoloring using my Daniel Smith watercolors using the new Build A Flower Dahlia. I stamped several of the blooms and foliage using Ink on 3 Fadeout Ink, then used Daniel Smith’s Carbazole Violet, Lavender, and Ochre to watercolor the dahlias and die cut them using the coordinating dies that come in the set.
After I’d watercolored all of the images, I taped another panel of Arches Cold Press watercolor paper to a board and watercolored an ombre of purple to yellow using the same shades of Daniel Smith watercolors, then spritzed the panel with Altenew Gold Shimmer spray. While that was drying, I die cut a segment of purple foil using the Creative Edges: Lace die.
After the watercolored panel had finished drying, I trimmed it down and added a slightly larger mat of dark purple card stock, then adhered that to an A2 panel of gold shimmer card stock. I adhered the lace strip to the upper third of the card front, then added the watercolored Dahlias using foam tape, finally adding a sentiment strip from the Build A Flower Dahlia, as well as some Nuvo drops to add some further texture.
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 the other three winners will be announced on the Scrapbook Blog on 3/9/2019.
Your next stop is Nathalie DeSousa‘s blog. Thanks so much for stopping by today, and have a marvelous weekend! Happy hopping!
Beautiful! Love this
Kelsey Thomas says
Beautiful colors! 🙂
OMG Emily, this is ♡♡♡! I agree – the fact that you can color-block stamp or outline and color in yourself (or combine the two!) makes these Build-A-Flower sets so much more versatile and fun! I might have to consider the dahlia stamp set to buy, as I have a friend who grows the most gorgeous dahlias each year in her garden; this would be perfect for making her a special card!
Vivian C says
Thanks for sharing this gorgeous card.
Emily, this card is so uniquely beautiful. So happy to see your talent.
Gorgeous! I love the colors.
Gorgeous creation, thanks for sharing! I love the watercoloring!
Joyce Casaldi says
Very pretty dahlia cards! And love the pen.
Sandi MacIver says
unusual and stunning colours on this card, beautifully done
Crimson Owl Creations says
I LOVE the detail in the petals and the leaves! This is really pretty!
Aaaah! I love this card so much! Your coloring of the Dahlias is divine, and I love the spattering texture on the background. Gold and purple are so pretty together!
Pauline Godfrey says
Gorgeous! Beautiful design and colours.
Jill Sharp says
Beautiful cards with a stunning colour scheme.
Ann Reisinger says
I love your card but I’m also crazy about the beautiful embossed paper you are displaying it on. What is that?
Jan G says
Very pretty effect with the watercolor
Teri S. says
Emily I love every little thing about this beautiful card your created! We grow dahlias in our yard & marvel at the varities of sizes & colours. (I’d so love to win this…) Thanks!
Rema DeLeeuw says
Laura Casselman says
Your purple and yellow combination is gorgeous!
Nandini Karmarkar says
Love te colours on this card. And the Dahlia flowers are looking amazing!
Brenda Kuder says
I love your card! I have that pretty border die. It is so pretty!
Heather Nelson says
Beautiful water-coloring and card
Dorothy James says
love the purple and gold combination… simply gorgeous card!
sandy M says
Gorgeous! I love that you went outside the norm and used something other than stamping each step like most people would do. I love the colors too.
orange and purple go so well together! who would have thought??
So lovely. Love the touch of gold!
Lauryne Cunningham says
I love how you watercolored the images and the colors look so beautiful together.
Emily, this card is stunning…love your color combinations. tfs
Brenda Ley says
Oh my goodness, I am SO in LOVE with your card. Purple AND lace?! Just gorgeous.
Caroline Livermore says
I just put that lace edge die in my shopping cart. I love your sense of color! You have inspired me. Spring is around the corner!
OMG! The purple is gorgeous and the lace background strip… WOW
Tanya A says
What a creative card. Love this dahlia set.
Gail Alcorn says
I love the watercolor fade on this card!
Emily, I can’t find where you post giveaway winners – specifically for the 2/1 & 2/14 Altenew hops. Can you point me in the right direction please?
Kirsty Vittetoe says
Great colouring and beautiful artwork!!!!
Michele W says
Lovely card! I like the way you used the lace border to ground your flowers. Thanks for sharing!
Liz O says
Absolutely gorgeous BAF set! Love your card Emily, the color combo is very pretty!! Thanks for the inspiration!
Your project has an antiqued elegant look to it, nice job!
Kathy Ferguson says
Emily, your card is stunning. The colors of your dahlia blooms go so well on the yellow background highlighted with the border die. It’s a gorgeous work of art. Thanks for sharing your time and talent with us.
So pretty! Love this build a flower set!
isabel z says
You are so incredibly talented!
Patt H. says
Beautiful! Absolutely love your color combo!
Very pretty a touch of mixed media love it
I love the colors and the shading.
carol ann says
Whoa! That is one knockout of a watercolored card! Love it!
Karen Hale says
Stunning example! Love your color combo.
Carol Rossouw says
Oooh’s and aaah’s here for another beautiful flower. Love your card inspiration!
Cheryl Rigney says
So beautiful!! Love the colors.
Sue D says
Beautiful flowers, colors and I like the purple lace trim.
Dee Earnshaw says
LOVE the coloring on your card – beautiful
Linnea Sundstrom says
oooo! really pretty color choices!
Stunning job ,These floral stamps are all so beautiful !
Love your card. These florals are beautiful but especially the addition of the purple lace.
Nana Griffin says
Very pretty card.
Eva N says
Your no-line watercoloring inspires me to keep trying. Love all the beautiful details you used to make this a stunning card!
Dana M says
Beautiful card! Such gorgeous watercoloring.
Dawn T says
totally amazing card. Beautiful design and what stunning colours.
Beautiful! Love the water coloring and the colors 🙂
BrendaLea Abbott says
Stunning card with beautiful coloring!
Siobhan Burtlow says
Altenew you never disappoint! Great set!
your coloring is gorgeous, Emily – another fantastic BAF from Altenew!!
simply stunning! Thank you for the inspiration on using this build a flower set!
Margarita Navarro-Rivera says
Great combination of purple and yellow. I love it!
cyndi morris says
Lovely card. I love the dahlias and your background is beautiful.
Gorgeous watercolors! Love how you added the lacy trim.
Karthikha Balasubramanian says
What a super beautiful card! Love the colors! 🙂
Jeanne Beam says
Such a beautiful card!
Thanks so much for sharing…
Annette Reed says
This is a lovely color combo. Your card is beautiful. I really like the background and the flowers are beautiful.
Denise Bryant says
Lovely card! The dahlia flowers are just beautiful! Fab color combo and pretty detail with that lace border! Awesome new BAF set!
Denaha J Doss says
I love your coloring. That purple is so dreamy. Gorgeous! TFS!
Cindy C. says
Beautiful project, the color combo so interesting!
Marisela Delgado says
Girl, that is a fabulous card!
What an elegant card! Love the colors, and the lace border is perfect to show it off!
Bonnie Eng says
Wow – your dahlias are stunning – gorgeous colouring and shading!
Liz Ford says
I really like your purple dahlias! They are so sweet and soft. Like the purple lace accent too!