Hi there! June 1 means it’s time for a new Build-A-Flower from Altenew! This month, we are focusing on one of my most favorite flowers-the Tree Peony! You should have arrived here from the Altenew Card Blog, and your next stop is Sandhya Iyer. Build-A-Flower: Tree Peony features a large, beautiful bloom, some foliage, and some dainty sprigs to help you round out your bouquet!
I love that Altenew gives you the option to use the layered stamps or take some time to do some coloring. You can always subscribe to the Build A Flower series to receive the sets each month at a discounted rate!
Of course, I couldn’t resist watercoloring the beautiful outline images in the Build A Flower: Tree Peony set, so I heat embossed the main peony, some foliage, and a bunch of the floral sprigs onto some Watercolor Paper using Golden Peach embossing powder, then went to town watercoloring! I used the Altenew Artists’ 24 Pan Watercolor set. Such a great quality, and the colors are gorgeous. If you’re looking to dive into watercoloring, this is an amazing set to work with!
I also taped down an A2 panel of the Watercolor Paper to my watercoloring board, then added some very diluted watercolor to the background in the same shades that I used on the flowers themselves, but in extremely pale versions. I wanted some very subtle color for the background. After it had dried, I splattered some rose gold metallic watercolor (from the Metallic Watercolor Pan set) on both the background and the watercolored flowers to add a bit of an artsy look to it, while also tying in to the rosy metallic embossing powder used for the flowers.
I die cut a deep maroon Fine Frames: Diamond and adhered it to the center of the watercolored background panel. I arranged the watercolored Build A Flower: Tree Peony die cuts in a pretty swag, then adhered them with both liquid and Instant Dimension foam adhesive for lots of dimension and texture. I heat embossed two sentiment strips from the Build A Flower: Tree Peony on some more maroon cardstock and popped them up on the card front. The final touch was to add a few metallic gems.
As always, Altenew is hosting some great giveaways to celebrate this release:
$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 06/07/2021 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 06/09/2021.
Your next stop is Sandhya Iyer. Thanks so much for stopping by today, and happy hopping!
Meghan Kennihan says
I love the gold and your coloring!!!
Stacey Kowbel says
Beautiful card! Such a fabulous design!
Renee VanEpps says
Absolutely beautiful, love the soft/muted colors you used!
Nancy Huntsman says
Love the embossing to bring out the colors!
Margi Chesbro says
Beautiful color combinations, thank you for sharing!
Sharon Gullikson says
I like how you added the little purple flowers to the main flower. NICE
Karen Erickson says
Beautiful, love the pinks and purples together, love the diamond
barbara lassiter says
I think this is stunning and I love the fine frame diamond for emphasis!
roxanne tellini says
I love that you used metalic embossing powder on this. That is such a wonderful look.
Yvonne Boucher says
Beautiful card….love the rose gold embossing!
Donna Walls says
Gorgeous card as always! I’m really enjoying watercoloring with gold embossing, it really packs a punch!
Bonnie Jean Pleune says
Love the soft colors and combination of colors.
Pam B says
Beautiful card. Love the embossing and watercoloring technique together
Tricia Hoy says
I love this. I have been thinking about using jewels for some time and I think it’d really bring a shine to my cards. Thanks!
Beautiful! I love the embossing!
Jade McClung says
I love your card! The colors make me smile.
Nurse Ratchet says
So very pretty 💖
Carolyn Reiners says
Another beautiful card! I love peony’s.
Anne Sturgeon says
The color is amazing… love the flower for this build!
Cyndi Morris says
Such a beautiful card. The colors (and your coloring) are gorgeous. Love this wonderful Tree Peony.
Shawn Monninger says
Very pretty card!
Jennifer Leonard says
Your artwork is just beautiful! I like your idea of embossing the flower outline and then adding watercolor! Your colors are lovely!
Marcy Dobbs says
An amazing card. So many take aways for me.
Beautiful card! The peony is stunning and I love how you’ve put it all together.
Susan Babcock says
Wow, Emily, this card is stunning. I’m not sure how you work it out in your head but each element is perfect. The thin diamond in back, the splatters, the wash of color, just wonderful.
Anne-Marie A says
Beautiful water colouring and loving the hints of gold too!
Colleen in Santa Fe says
I absolutely LOVE the addition of the maroon diamond fine frame die cut and sentiment strip coupled with the stamped image’s golden peach embossed outline & metallic splatter. It really compliments your chosen color pallet and is such a unique choice as opposed to the usual black or white.
Sue D says
Beautiful colors and I like the diamond background.
Inkin' Chickie says
Nice color share. I like the use fo the frame.
Tonya Weidenhof says
You make it look so simple and easy to turn out a beautiful card
Bea Connor says
Beautiful-love the coloring
Mary Ann Reilly says
The flower looks so regal under your talented hands.
Marisela Delgado says
Joan E Sawyer says
A very beautiful card. I love the rhombus shape behind the flower, a contrast of hard edge and soft petals. Well done.
Marilyn Haselbauer says
Thanks for your inspiration. Beautiful layout and colors!
Sarah B says
Fabulous coloring of a beautiful set. Love the pale wash background and the fine diamond accent.
Beautiful card. I love the gorgeous coloring!
Robin McIlvenna says
Just gorgeous! I love your use of embossing in gold.
Donna de Gale-Kalloo says
I love the colour combination on your card beautiful!
Maureen Wong says
Great card – beautifully colored!!
Sandra Baggarly says
Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing.
Carmela Hubler says
Wow, I love the design of your card, Emily!
Lauryne Cunningham says
What a gorgeous card- beautiful watercoloring! I love the Diamond Fine Frame in the background!
Jeanne Beam says
Beautiful card! Love the colors…
Thanks for sharing.
Deborah Hudson says
When I saw this set I immediately thought of watercolors. And your card is beautiful. I love the use of the diamond to bring focus to the flower
Denise Bryant says
Gorgeous card! I love the beautiful coloring and the pretty detail with the diamond frame in the background!
Kinjal Trivedi says
Spectacular card! Love the color scheme and watercolors are always so soft and gorgeous!
Sadia Ashraf says
Absolutely gorgeous card!
Nicki Baxley says
Deborah B says
Love your watercolor !
Lindsey Fabian says
I always love your art, Emily. You are my muse.
Liz Kuhn says
How beautiful!!! All the detail with the water coloring is incredible 🙂