Friday, March 01, 2019

Altenew Build-A-Flower: Dahlia Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

***Updated with a Winner***
(sorry a little late!)

KRISTEN SNOOZY

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Kristen, please email winner@altenew.com by 3/15/2019 with the subject line BAF: Dahlia Release Blog Hop Winner from Patricia's Blog Blog to claim your prize. Enjoy!! 

Welcome to the Altenew Blog Hop to celebrate the release of the new Dahlia Build-A-Flower stamp set!  You should have arrived here from the amazingly talented, Vicky Papaioannou,'s blog. Here is the image of the stamp and its coordinating die! This set has a beautiful watercolor effect to its layers. The stamp is available by itself or for a 5% discount bundled with the die and inks here. If you don't ever want to miss a new Build-A-Flower release, you can subscribe here.  You will get a specially discounted price from $35.00 to $29.99!


If you haven't noticed, I am a big fan of Altenew's Build-A-Flowers!  The first project I created is a Travelers Notebook spread.  I also used some of the 6x6 Reflections papers.

When I saw the sentiment "Be Strong, You've Got This!" from the set, I immediately thought of my daughter doing ballet competition for the first time this year.  I stamped all the layers of the flower in shades of pinks and peach to make this girly layout, and also stamped the first layer on plain vellum in Jet Black ink for some contrast.  I have a video at the end of this post showing how this came together.  


I stamped all the images of the leaves on white cardstock and then only used two of the images to stamp on the Reflections papers to get two different looks.


I stamp out a lot of different varieties of the flowers so I can grab them as I put together a scrapbook project.  I had plenty of leftovers, so I grabbed what was near me on my desk and kept creating!  I made four quick cards!  


In addition to my leftover stamped flowers and leaves, I die cut several leaves and flowers from just plain white cardstock to have on hand.  I used those die cut flowers and leaves to mask my card panel background, and then I grabbed the negative piece from die cutting and used it on top as a stencil.  I stamped a bolder combination of inks for my focal-point flower.  You can really see the layers from the stamp set with these shades!


This next card uses some of those plain white die cut flowers and leaves directly on my background of Pale Gray Cardstock, and one of the vellum stamped flowers and leaves.  I just added a piece of the Reflections paper, twine and sequins to finish this simple card.



This is a card I started to second guess myself as to where I was creatively heading.  LOL  But I ignored it and kept going.  It really is good to have a variety of cards, no matter how simple the design is.  It is fun to just create too!  I'm inspired a lot by store-bought cards and that was my idea behind it:  simple, pretty, different textures, fun and colorful.


I thought the playfulness of the added sequins for so well with the sentiment from the stamp set.


This last card, uses the first image of the flower embossed in white onto black cardstock.  You can see in the video I recovered from my stamping tool or pigment ink not stamping the second layer of the flower.  Instead of starting over, I grabbed my liquid clear embossing ink, my paint brush and started applying it in different areas on the flower.


Applying the liquid clear embossing ink is actually better for this because I used a heavier distressed embossing powder.  This was a happy accident with such a pretty effect.


It really is fun to just grab what is near you on your desk to keep creating like this.  You can watch my video process of these projects below or in HD on YouTube here.


Now onto the GIVEAWAY!!  I will choose a winner from the comments on this blog post to win a $20 gift certificate from Altenew by 3/6!   GOOD LUCK!!

Your next stop on the blog hop is the very talented, Virginia Lu

Products Used:
(affiliate links used)
Dahlia Build-A-Flower stamp set
6x6 Reflections papers


Pin It!

65 comments:

  1. These are really pretty! :)

    ReplyDelete
  2. They are beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Gorgeous creations, thanks for sharing this beautiful Dahlia! I love the card with the blue zig zag strip, very clever.

    ReplyDelete
  4. great layouts and colour combos, very artistic.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Gorgeous layout and cards!
    Have a great day!
    Marilyn❤️

    ReplyDelete
  6. Lovely layout and beautiful cards. Love how clear and consise your steps are in your video. Thanks for sharing!!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Beautiful job on your cards and your layout. Thanks for doing the video to accompany them

    ReplyDelete
  8. Gorgeous layout!! So elegant with your ballerina! Your cards are fabulous!!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Wow! Love the inspiration! The layout is gorgeous. And the cards are stunning!

    ReplyDelete
  10. I love your cards! You have a very interesting take on things.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Awesome ballerina layout and your cards are gorgeous. I love the black and white one.

    ReplyDelete
  12. This blog entry has showcased your creativity and the versatility of this stamp set and die. Thanks for the inspiration!

    ReplyDelete
  13. So many wonderful projects!!! I absolutely adore the Travelers Notebook layout! The flowers really are such a lovely addition and it's wonderful that you found the perfect sentiment for your thoughts, too! Thanks so much for sharing!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  14. Patricia, your cards and journal pages are simply amazing. What a wonderfully creative collection. tfs

    ReplyDelete
  15. I love all the cards you made with this build-a-flower stamp set but my favorite has to be the plain white flowers on the gray background. The blue chevron patterned strip rounds out the colors nicely!

    ReplyDelete
  16. All of your creations are lovely, but I especially like the black and white one - very pretty.

    ReplyDelete
  17. Love all the different cards you designed for the dahlia set. They’re beautiful.

    ReplyDelete
  18. What a stunning page and cards! I really like the black and white one! So unique!

    ReplyDelete
  19. Beautiful! Love how you used the vellum on your layout!

    ReplyDelete
  20. All sorts of cool details to comment on! Love the pale flower colors in your layout. The black card looks striking. I love when you can fix a mistake & learn to do something new!

    ReplyDelete
  21. I particularly like your examples just using the outline stamp!

    ReplyDelete
  22. 
Wow these are so cool. Very refreshing looking.

    ReplyDelete
  23. Absolutely gorgeous set! Love your cards And TN’s Spread Patricia! The velum details in your cards are fabulous!Thanks for the inspiration!

    ReplyDelete
  24. What a great use of vellum! Never would have thought of that, and I love the tip you gave about having various flowers available while you create.

    ReplyDelete
  25. Thanks for all the wonderful examples of cards and travel page using the dahlia stamp and die set. I love how your underlined your darling ballerina with colored dahlia's and black floral stamped on vellum. Your work is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing your time and talent with us.

    ReplyDelete
  26. You are so incredibly talented!

    ReplyDelete
  27. Love the pale colors on the first card so pretty

    ReplyDelete
  28. One of my favorite flowers! Love all the ways you used this!

    ReplyDelete
  29. Your layout is gorgeous (as well as your ballerina) and stunning card examples.

    ReplyDelete
  30. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  31. Oooh's and aaah's here for another beautiful flower. Love your layout and card inspiration!

    ReplyDelete
  32. Fabulous projects!! I love the notebook spread!

    ReplyDelete
  33. love the different designs - so creative:)

    ReplyDelete
  34. Love all the designs, great job with the new release. Thanks for sharing..

    ReplyDelete
  35. luv the vellum layers! AND the white on black! so pretty!

    ReplyDelete
  36. Beautiful projects! Loved your process video, thanks for sharing with us.

    ReplyDelete
  37. Wonderful variety of projects.

    ReplyDelete
  38. Great cards! I like your idea to make extra flowers & leaves to have on hand for masking and for making future cards.

    ReplyDelete
  39. Oh what wonderful and creative projects. Beautiful layers of elements and compositions.

    ReplyDelete
  40. You certainly loved using this set... I've been so inspired. Love how you did so many amazingly different projects.

    ReplyDelete
  41. Beautiful layout and cards! Thank you for the inspiration :)

    ReplyDelete
  42. Your cards may have been quick, but oh so very inspiring. Thank you. But my favorite item is the travelers notebook, showcasing your daughter and the beautiful Dahlias.

    ReplyDelete
  43. simply stunning! Thank you for the inspiration on using this build a flower set!

    ReplyDelete
  44. great cards and layout.

    ReplyDelete
  45. Beautiful projects. I love the idea of a traveler's notebook. This Dahlia set is stunning.

    ReplyDelete
  46. Gorgeous travelers journal layout! I love the soft colors of the flowers! Then all those beautiful cards! Wow! I especially love the one on black! So many great tips and ideas - fantastic inspiration! Thanks!

    ReplyDelete
  47. Beautiful array of layouts and cards! I love the journal with the layered Dahlia's and how you have combined outlines, background images and then full flower images in your projects.

    ReplyDelete
  48. Very beautiful projects. I especially like the layout (your daughter is so pretty!) and the black and white card. Love your art! Thanks for the inspiration!

    ReplyDelete
  49. Beautiful notebook layout and gorgeous cards.
    Thanks so much for sharing...

    ReplyDelete
  50. Your projects are very pretty. I really enjoy seeing your notebook. The layouts are always lovely, as is your daughter. I know you're very proud of her. My favorite card is the black and white. I've never thought of "painting" with liquid embossing ink. I think I have some. I may give it a try.

    ReplyDelete
  51. What a beautiful array of cards!! Love them! :)

    ReplyDelete
  52. Lovely cards and notebook pages! The dahlia flowers are just beautiful! Awesome new BAF set!

    ReplyDelete
  53. What a beautiful stamp set. I have really been wanting to try a layered stamp. This one seems perfect!

    ReplyDelete
  54. The pastels are gorgeous but that black and white is stunning! TFS!

    ReplyDelete
  55. Your layout is so pretty, I love how you used the BAF on it. Your daughter is precious!! I love all of your cards. They are so fabulous. I really love the one with the sequins, so simple and fresh.

    ReplyDelete
  56. Beautiful use of the Dahlia flower. Lovely job, thanks for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
  57. Love your traveler notebook series! The dahlias are perfect for it! And your cards are beautiful. As a huge collector of the BAF series (and so many other Altenew layering stamps), I agree with you that they are awesome and addicting!

    ReplyDelete
  58. I really enjoyed your blog-very refreshing! I liked the blue chevron stripe dahlia card and the happy accident on the black and white one! Great rescue idea with the embossing and such. I will be back to check out more of your creations!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  59. The dahlias make a lovely accent for that picture - both the ballerina and the dahlias are beautiful and elegant, they go well together. All your other cards are wonderful, and I especially love the boldness and simplicity of the black/white card.

    ReplyDelete
  60. Your projects are so sweet!

    ReplyDelete
  61. Hi Patricia! This is my first time to your Blog. I love all of your projects today. Your beautiful variety of the Dahlia's is really inspiring - I surely liked the mix of all kinds of techniques, soft colors - just a grand presentation of the Dahlia's and your lovely daughter. Thanks, Denise

    ReplyDelete
  62. I can't decide which of the many cards you made I like best - I see you have many ideas and I do when I get a new stamp. thanks for such a great demo!

    ReplyDelete

Thank you for taking time out to leave me a comment...hope you have a wonderful day!