Good morning! Today, I am excited to be a part of the Altenew Build A Flower blog hop for April! This month, Altenew is offering a lovely new flower to their Build A Flower lineup: Sweet Violet. You should have arrived here from Laurie Willison‘s blog and your next stop is Lilith Eeckels’s blog. (Or you can start over at the Altenew Card Blog if you get lost. Read all the way to the end to find out some fun giveaway information!
As always, the Sweet Violet Build A Flower set comes with a large 6×8 stamp set and coordinating dies. There is also a bundle that includes ink that works perfectly with the layering stamps included in the set, and it’s available for a discounted price!
I created two projects for today’s hop, using the outline stamps from the Sweet Violet stamp set and my Copic markers, so let’s get started with the details!
Copic colors: V04, V09, V15, V17, T10, BG09, BG57, BG78
For my first project, I began by stamping and die cutting the outline images from Build a Flower: Sweet Violet onto some Copic-friendly white card stock, then coloring them a lovely shade of royal purple using my Copic markers. For my first card, I decided to make a simple nosegay of the pretty violets, clustering three of them together with a leaf. I blended a little Deep Iris ink as a halo, then die cut “sweet” from the Inline Alpha die set three times each and stacked them together. (Side note: I love when sentiment stamps are simple and can be stacked multiple ways, like the sentiments in the Build A Flower sets.)
After all of my die cuts were complete, I adhered the nosegay of flowers to the blended white panel, then added the sentiment strips and stacked sentiment die cuts on the card front suing foam adhesive. I also added a few jewels for some sparkle.
For my second project, I again began with another white card base, then die cut one of the Leaf Frame Cover Plate from some more white card stock to add some subtle texture to the card base. I arranged a large bouquet of the Copic-colored Sweet Violets and added them to the textured card front using foam tape.
I stamped a greeting from the Sweet Violet stamp set on some strips of white card stock, then added them to the card front using foam tape. The final touch was a few gems for some sparkle.
To celebrate today’s Build A Flower: Sweet Violets 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 4/9/2019. And, Altenew is generously providing a $15 gift certificate for each of the stops on the hop! Simply leave a comment below (and I’d be so appreciative if you’d become a follower via email or otherwise), and you’ll be entered to win! All of the winners will be announced on the Altenew Card blog on 4/9/19.
Kelsey Thomas says
Love those purple flowers!
Grace So says
Love the bold colour flowers. This card is absolutely beautiful
Debbie Skluzak says
The colors are so vibrant, they pop of the card.
Karthikha Balasubramanian says
Vibrant colors and awesome coloring!! Beautiful work 🙂
Delia Wilkes says
Really love the vibrancy of the colours you have chosen. Rey contemporary interpretation.
Christina Dauven says
I love how vibrant your cards are .
Love your rich and vibrant colors!
Dee Earnshaw says
wow the coloring on this card is gorgeous – love the blue leaves – very creative!!
Jo Malicoat says
Those violets are stunning, just love them!
Susan P says
Your flowers are so vibrant. Beautiful cards
Sue D. says
Beautiful mix of violet and turquoise; so bright and cherrful.
Kelly Kuharik says
Wow! I love the bright colors with the white and love the background frame!
Cindi F says
Beautiful cards! I love the bright colors.
Valerie Ward says
Oh. My. GOSH! Gorgeous cards! And the flowers are absolutely stunning! Your cards are the first ones to make me want this set!
Julie L says
I love purple violets! And the Leaf cover die is gorgepus.
Mary Holshouser says
Love to see the little violets pop up amongst
the grass. they seem hardy and happy to
be wherever they are. Fun stamp set.
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Amazing pair of cards! Sweet 3 times, wow! Looks amazing!
Kathleen Dippner says
Love the colors you used and the bouquet you created with the die-cuts.
Helen Kalb says
The turquoise and purple make me think of stained glass windows, very bright and springy!
Patt H. says
Gorgeous cards! Love that rich vivid coloring!
love the aqua leaves with those purple violets!
Cheryl Rigney says
Gorgeous cards!! Love the colors you used.
sandy M says
Your two cards are the best so far. I love the colors and simplicity of them both.
DJ Doss says
As always, your cards are stunning. I love the dark purple violets they are so dramatic!
Nancy McClelland says
Emily, I love that your violets look so realistic. Beautiful!
Devra Joy says
Heather Nelson says
Love the gorgeous purple flowers. Love your beautiful backgrounds and colors of the flowers. So pretty!
Rema DeLeeuw says
Brenda Kuder says
I love the vibrant colours! well done
Margaret R says
What gorgeous coloring of those violets! I love the deep purples you chose, and the whole card is glorious! Thanks for sharing your talent!
Melissa Forshey says
Love the beautiful,vibrant colors..
Nan Mack says
Love the bold colors of this!
Jane B. says
I’m a Jersey girl and have fond memories of picking violets from my yard as a child and making a bouquet for my mom. Your beautiful card brought that memory to mind. How lovely!
Monica Linerode says
Beautiful violets and their leaf color on your stunning cards. Thanks for showing us.
Your card is so beautiful, Emily, the colors are so rich, so vibrant. tfs
Love the rich purple for the flowers, and the contrast of the turquoise leaves. So bold and so artistic! Both card are so beautiful!
Cindy C. says
These are no shrinking Violets! So bright and beautiful1
Barbara Berry says
Oh my! Both your cards are beautiful!!! Love the shade of purple.
CAROL W BLAISDELL says
These violets really are sweet! Love your coloring and the unexpected turquoise in the leaves!
WOW! I LOVE how bright you colored this and such a unique leaf color! GORGEOUS
Theresa Vlas says
True tp life coloring of the violets. Love it.
Reminds me of the African violets I see in pots every year. Very pretty!
Jan G says
Love the rich deep colors of the violets!
Beverly Jordan says
Oh, I love your copic coloring of these fabulous Violets!! Your cards are so GORGEOUS with all the Altenew design products and especially the Deep iris Inline “Sweet”!!! Even more beautiful paired.
Tricia Podmore says
Your cards are striking and your colors are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing your talents.
Amy Saxon says
I love anything purple! The dimension created is gorgeous!!
Very sweet card….these look like the violets that grown out in the shade on the east side of my deck…so pretty. Thank you so much for sharing.
Denise M Freeman says
WOW! That is Gorgeous!! so pretty, thank you, Denise
Love the classic violet color you chose!
BrendaLea Abbott says
So gorgeous! I love the strong color against the white (with and without texture) background. Your violets pop! Fabulous cards!
Marilyn in E~Town says
I absolutely love these Violets! Your colors are perfect. Ohhh beautiful cards.
Awesome creations, I love your card designs!
Jennifer Rasnick says
I love the rich colors!
Jill Rauenhorst says
Love the pop of the teal colored leaves!
Lauryne Cunningham says
Your cards are gorgeous! I love the vibrant colors you used- the purple and aqua really pop off the white background!
Melissa Friedrich says
Gorgeous Sweet Violet cards, amazing copic coloring and loving the teal leaves!
Denise Bryant says
Gorgeous cards! I love this pretty B-A-F set with the violets! They are a favorite!
Emily, this is such a beautifully colored, vibrant card. You’ve done these violets proud. tfs
carol ann says
Oh man, that purple and iris color combo is just gorgeous!!
Jenny M says
Gorgeous cards and gorgeous colours!
beautiful cards, love these colors
Super Stick Chick says
Fabulous cards! Violets are one of my favorite flowers and I love how you captured their sweet look.
Cynthia Cole says
Both cards are stunning!
Sherri Little says
Love the intensity of the colors and the turquoise leaves!
Liz O says
Another lovely BAF set! Thanks for the inspiration Emily, your cards are very pretty, love the deep purple you chose!
I love how vivid your flowers are. Thanks for sharing.
Linnea Sundstrom says
luv the rich colors!
Carol Rossouw says
This is another beautiful flower! I love the fine veins on the flowers which make them look so realistic. Thanks for the wonderful card inspiration! Your colours are gorgeous!
Teresa Mock says
I love the saturation, it’s bold and beautiful!
Laurie Brown says
Oh my so very pretty!!!
Kirsty Vittetoe says
Fun blog hop and inspiration! Your cards are so pretty!
Bev Karolak says
Gorgeous cards! Awesome colours! Thanks so much for sharing. 🙂
Carmela Hubler says
Love the vibrant Violets and the blue leaves. How pretty!
Callie B says
So pretty! I love the brilliant colors against the white background. Thanks for sharing!
TracyM #6773 says
The colours are so VIBRANT, the designs a DELIGHT, I can almost smell them from here 🙂
Tracey Landt says
Gorgeous cards Emily.
Thank you for sharing
Gorgeous cards, Emily! I love these richly coloured violets! Stunning work! Thanks so much for sharing and for your wonderful inspiration!
Nandini Karmarkar says
Wow! Stunning cards! Love the new BAF set.
JUDITH May FOULKES says
Love your card!
Nanette Leiker says
I really love both the deep variations of the purple and the teal! So pretty!
Connie Johnson says
Amazing sweet violet cards….absolutely stunning! Thanks for the inspiration 🙂
Bonnie Eng says
Gorgeous vibrant colour – I love this new release!
Teresa Godines #6857 says
Love the vibrant colors. Very pretty. Thanks for sharing
DAYNA YVONNE JACKSON says
Oooooohhhhh my goodness! I REALLY LOVE your sweet violet card! Looks so 3d & real you’d almost think you could enjoy its fragrance…. live it! All of your cards are inspirational!
Marisela Delgado says
I LOVE that purple.
Cyndi Morris says
Wonderful card. I love the brilliant colors and the style is gorgeous.
Beautiful violets. I especially love the shades of green you used for the leaves. Thanks for the inspiration!
Michele W says
Beautiful cards. My grandmother always had violets, mostly the dark purple ones like the ones on your cards. Brings back some sweet memories. Thanks for sharing!
Sue D says
Gorgeous–love the vibrant colors.
Annette Reed says
These are beautiful! I love the deep purples and the background die.
Lisa Byers says
That purple is gorgeous!! I love violets, my grandmother grew them and passed that on to me. The dark purple ones are always my favorite.
Amazing cards! and they are so vibrant! I love them!