Good morning! Today, I have the pleasure of taking part in the latest Altenew Build A Flower release! February’s flower is a beautiful Japanese Mum. Each Build A Flower set is a large 6×8 stamp set and comes with coordinating dies. You can buy them individually each month, or if you’re a flower nut like I am, you can subscribe to receive the new sets each month (and at a discount!). Click here to find out more details! You should have arrived here from Gayatri Murali’s blog and your next stop is Svitlana Shayevich‘s blog. Stay tuned all the way to the end for some special giveaway information! (There are a few ways to win)!
For today’s project, I wanted to feature that beautifully detailed multi-layer stamping. I love the Build A Flower series, because they frequently are unique flowers, and they include both the layering stamps for which Altenew is so well known, as well as frequently including the outline stamps so that you can put your coloring skills to the test! I thought that the amount of detail in the layering stamps of this particular stamp set was just spectacular, so I stamped several of the Build A Flower Japanese Mum around the edge of an A2 card base using some pink inks from Altenew for the florals, and some warm grays for the foliage. Every once in awhile it’s fun to switch it up a little. I can’t seem to find my way away from pinks for the flowers, but I don’t mind making the leaves a fun color!
After stamping my floral border, I stamped one of the absolutely beautiful sentiments included in the new Build A Flower Japanese Mum stamp set onto a square of white card stock. I then mounted it on some Pink Chiffon foil card stock from Tonic and added it to the center of the floral card front using foam tape.
The final touch was to add some accents here and there to fill out any gaps in the floral stamping around the edges. I used a gray Copic marker to add some tiny dots (almost like berries) periodically, then added some pretty pink gems to add some sparkle.
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 other three winners will be announced on the Scrapbook Blog on 2/9/2019.
Altenew has graciously provided me with a $20 gift certificate to give away to my blog readers! All you have to do to win is 1) be a blog follower (via email, WordPress, Bloglovin, etc) and 2) leave me a comment telling me what you think of this most recent release! The winner will be announced on February 6, 2019, and will have until February 15, 2019 to claim their prize.
I hope you’ve enjoyed my project today! Now, here’s the whole hop list in case you get lost: