Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Altenew Build-A-Flower: Camellia Release + Giveaway

Hello!  I can't tell you how THRILLED I was when May from Altenew asked if I would like to play with new Camellia Build -A-Flower set! How could I refuse?? 
Look how Bodaciously Beautiful it is!
...and it has coordinating dies:)


For my first card, I was thinking St. Patrick's Day and Spring Greens:)
  • I dove in by stamping a BG for the front panel using the first "outlines/detailed" layer in the set 
  • I stamped with PARROT crisp ink and masked each bloom. This makes such a pretty patterned paper I'll be making more in different colors:))
  • Then I stamped my main Camellia Bloom with Bamboo for the solid image, Parrot for the mid layer and Dusk for the third detailed layer 
  • Used the die to perfectly trim that out:)
  • Then I stamped SEVERAL leaves..my favorite! ... in two different sets of three inks:))) *Bamboo, Ocean Waves, Emerald and *Mountain Mist, Ocean Waves, Lagoon
  • Cut those out with the coordinating dies
  • I ran a piece of striped washi across the panel
  • Arranges the Camellia and leaves using foam tape
  • Stamped and heat embossed the sentiment with black EP and fussy cut around it and glued it in place
  • Finished with some Sweet Pea sequin mix


For my next card I wanted to simply COLOR this beauty!!
  • I stamped the first and middle layers of the Camellia with Frosty Pink and added more detail with the Alcohol markers from Set A 
  • Masked the bloom and stamped several leaves from the Camellia Build -A-Flower set using the first two layers as well...no solid image stamped Then I colored in more details with the markers.
  • Next I added a "halo" of words with the smaller sentiment from the set, inked in Sea Glass
  • Created more shadows with dots from the markers in all three shades of blue
  • Stamped the sentiment with Sapphire crisp ink

I am really enjoying the markers! No need to guess about choosing the next color shade:) Looking forward to MORE sets in the future.


I encourage you to leave a comment on the Altenew blog for a chance to win one of THREE $30 gift certificates. 

Thanks for stopping by!

LauraJane







18 comments:

  1. Your bright cards will definitely take the edge off of winter! So cheerful!

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  2. Both of your cards are delightful! Such a versatile set this is!

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  3. These cards are so beautiful and your coloring techniques are truly amazing.

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  4. Yet another gorgeous floral stamp set from Altenew - your cards are stunning!

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  5. Lovely pretty coloured cards. Love them and your colour choices

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  6. they are both gorgeous-and I must say- I never thought of using the greens as in the first card but I am loving it!

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  7. Your cards are stunning Laura!! I can never work with alcohol markers! I need lots and lots of practice!

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  8. Beautiful cards, love the green colors and outline layer background and awesome coloring on pretty in pink card.

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  9. LauaJane, both of your cards are simply stunning!

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  10. Amazing coloring on both cards, thanks for the inspiration

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  11. Another two cards that are so totally different in looks! Love them both. Great coloring,.

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  12. Both your creations are gorgeous! Thank you for sharing.

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  13. Gorgeous green on the first and love the colouring on the last.

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  14. Very nicely done. Cardmaking looks easy but there really is a gift to it

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Simply splendid to hear from you!

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