Hi there! Happy 2022! We’re kicking off the new year with a blog hop to help introduce the new Build-A-Flower Candystripe Cosmos. You should have arrived here from Svitlana Shayevich, and your next stop is Lilith Eeckels. You can also start back at the beginning at the Altenew Card Blog if you get lost along the way! Here’s a peek at this new addition to the Build A Flower family:
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! I chose to do some watercoloring on this giant bloom for my project today, so let’s get started with the details!
I began by heat embossing the main flower image from Build-A-Flower Candystripe Cosmos twice on some Watercolor Paper using white embossing powder, then used the Tropical Fiesta Watercolor Brush Markers to add lots of vibrant color. I die cut the watercolored images using the included coordinating die.
For the card base, I die cut a white Diamond Frame Cover Plate die and layered it on some more white cardstock for a subtly textured background. I also die cut a Fancy Celebrate word die from some olive green cardstock and adhered it to a strip of white cardstock to help stabilize the delicate die cut and create a ground from which my bouquet could spring.
Once all of my stamping, watercoloring, and die cutting had been completed, I began arranging my card. I did some selective trimming on the foliage of the watercolored Build-A-Flower Candystripe Cosmos to create a focal point that filled the majority of the card front. I arranged the flowers so that they were sprouting up from behind the die cut sentiment strip and adhered them using Instant Dimension Foam Tape. The final touch was to add some coordinating coral gems for added texture and sparkle!
Well, that’s all for my project today! Now for some fun giveaway information.
$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 01/07/2022 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 01/09/2022.
Your next stop on the hop is Lilith Eeckels. Thank so much for dropping by today, and happy hopping!