Hi there! It’s (somehow) October 1, so that means that Altenew has a new Build A Flower set: Build A Flower: Laelia! We are celebrating with a blog hop; you should have arrived here from Daniel Diaz, and your next stop is LauraJane. There is something so classy about pink and gold, but I thought I’d shift that classic combo just a bit to a more muted mauve and brassy metallic to create this subtle, elegant project with the new Build A Flower: Laelia. Here’s a peek at the new set:
This month’s set features a beautiful Laelia flower, along with several different options for foliage-both layered and solid! 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!
My project today features both the outline flower stamp (to do some watercoloring) as well as some of the solid foliage stamps, so let’s get started with the details!
I began by heat embossing the beautiful main floral image from Build A Flower: Laelia using some brass embossing powder onto Watercolor Paper, then used the Altenew Artists’ 24 Pan Watercolor set to add some muted mauve and hunter green color to the image. I die cut the finished painted image with the coordinating die. I also heat embossed a few of the solid sprigs of foliage, again using the brass embossing powder. I love the pop of metallic shine that these solid stamped images add to the watercolored flower!
Next, I die cut the Creative Edges: Lace die from some creamy white cardstock. I like to make sure that the white cardstocks match. Watercolor paper tends to have a bit of a warm undertone to it, so I try to make sure that any other die cuts match it. I also die cut a Fancy Thanks die from some deep brassy metallic cardstock that I had in my stash. It matches the brass embossing powder on the die cuts perfectly!
Finally, I layered all of the die cuts on a coordinating mauve card front using a mixture of liquid and foam adhesive for lots of dimension. I added a few metallic gold gemstones to add one more touch of shine to the card front.
Well, that’s all for my project today! As always, Altenew has some fabulous giveaways to celebrate this latest Build A Flower installment!
$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 10/07/2021for 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 10/09/2021.
Your next stop is LauraJane, or you can start back at the beginning at the Altenew Card Blog. Thanks so much for stopping by today, and happy hopping!
Stacey Kowbel says
Such a pretty card! I love the design and the mauve card front is fabulous!
Jan Castle says
Oh soooooo pretty!!!
Patt H. says
A beautiful card, Emily! I love the touch of lace! The flower is new to me but truly gorgeous!
So pretty! I love the bold colors.
Kelsey Thomas says
Andre M. says
The rich brass and mauve really make this floral a showstopper!
Meghan Kennihan says
Gorgeous flower and colors!
Alexandra Y says
Wow! This is stunning! I love that amazing deep pink!
That raspberry card stock is shocking (in a great way)! Stunner.
Jeanne Rice says
Beautiful card. Love the design. Thanks for sharing.
Danyelle Dillon says
Wow your card is very pretty and super rich in colors! Love it so much! Thanks for this blog hop! It is so much fun! I truly enjoy them. You guys do so many! And you all do such wonderful designs!
Kathy Eddy says
So pretty and that gold really sets it off!
Marisela Delgado says
I’m sorry, but DAMN, GIRL! This is absolutely gorgeous, Emily! Your cards never disappoint. Stunning! You rocked it, my friend.
Gail N says
The colors are so pretty on this card. I also love the way you incorporated the paper lace. Beautiful job!
Marge Burns says
Awesome, my fav color
Lauryne Cunningham says
Wow! Gorgeous colors and I love the lacy edge!
Carol McCready says
Beautiful card! Love those colors.
Wow, love the big impact/statement from the bold background!
Donna Walls says
So pretty; love the shades of purple with the gold – so Regal.
Cyndi Morris says
Stunning card. (You had me at those gorgeous purples!)
Vera Yates says
Beautiful card, Emily!
roxanne tellini says
Sandra Baggarly says
Bright and pretty! Thanks for sharing.