Monday, February 26, 2018

Altenew Build-a-Flower Blog Hop + Giveaway


Today I'm using Build-a-Flower Sakura (Cherry Blossom) which was released
last month. I chose this set because the dies appear to be "stand alone" although
they coordinate perfectly with the Sakura stamp set.



I ink distressed the left bottom corner of a piece of watercolor card stock with
Shaded Lilac Distress ink and spritzed on some water for texture and interest.
Three sakura were cut from light pink card stock and ink distressed around the petals.
The stamen were cut from white card stock and inked in the center with yellow ink.


The leaves were cut from light green card stock and the details were stamped on
top, then ink distressed lightly for dimension. I wanted to add a branch for the flowers
to sit on and the Forever and a Day dies fit the bill.



Brown card stock was cut with the dies and highlighted with white pigment ink.
I trimmed the branch into smaller pieces and tucked them under the blooms.
The card was finished off with the stamped sentiment and sequins.

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And now for the giveaways--there are THREE of them for you to enter.

Altenew Giveaway 1

Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to six lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by Friday, March 2nd for a chance to win. Six winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 3/4/2018.


Altenew Giveaway 2 

Place an order from the Build-A-Flower Collection from 2/26/2018 until 3/2/2018, and you will automatically be entered into a raffle for a chance to win a big prize! One lucky winner will be chosen to win a prize pack valued at over $120 including one Original MISTI stamping tool, Artist Markers Set C, and Soft Pastel 6 Mini Cube Set. No minimum purchase needed! A winner will be announced on March 4th on the Altenew Blogs.



For the last giveaway, Altenew is generously allowing me to choose a random commenter
to win a $20 Altenew gift certificate! Leave a comment here between Feb 26th thru Mar 2nd
 and I'll announce a winner on Mar 3rd. If you don't have a blog, please leave your email
address in the comments so I have a way to contact you if you're the winner.

Your next stop on the hop is the uber talented Erum's blog. Prepare to be mesmerized!
Thanks for hopping and celebrating with us today, and good luck!


106 comments:

  1. Hello, Donna! Wow I love this card. Love your gorgeus violet background and your blossoms really look well with the background colors. Great inspiration ! Thank you, Marge

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  2. LOve seeing you hopping with the Altenew team, Donna... they know just who will make their flowers bloom .... beautifully!
    =]

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  3. Wow..beautiful card..love the purple background with lovely pink blooms.....

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  4. Wonderful card. You really made it pop with the background color and using the sequins as drops. Love it

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  5. Beautiful card! I love the soft blended background!

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  6. Beautiful card...thanks for lovely inspirations!!

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  7. Sp pretty! Love the gorgeous background and the beautiful blooms.

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  8. *gulp* Exquisite use of this set. Love the pink against the Shaded Lilac.

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  9. I love your soft colour palette which showcases these Sakura ( cherry blossom ) flowers so well! Wonderful job inking up all the details! So elegant!

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  10. Oh my gosh, Donna!! This is BEAUTIFUL!!!

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  11. What a beautiful card! I LOVE how you did the background!

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  12. Your card is so pretty. Love the spring colors. Thanks for sharing

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  13. Beautiful card. Love the bright spring colors.

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  14. So pretty. Glad I bought this set in my order

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  15. So very very pretty. Love the background you created for the flowers.

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  16. What lovely soft shading of the flowers and background, too! What a beautiful card design. Thank you.

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  17. Love your beautiful Sakura Blossoms! That is one of my favorite BAF sets! Pretty colors and dimension on your lovely card!

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  18. This card is so beautiful. Love the pink you chose for the blossoms. Reminds me of the pink dogwood tree which is my favorite.

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  19. Gorgeous card!! I love the gradual purple background just stunning.
    Thanks for sharing your work :)

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  20. Beautiful card! Love all of the inspiration this hop is giving me!

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  21. This is so stunning!! The colors are gorgeous!! Beautiful card!!

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  22. I love the simplicity of this card, just beautiful!

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  23. Love the inking! It adds so much depth and interest!

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  24. Love the way you used the branch. Really ties the blossoms together. Colors are soft and lovely. Beautiful card!

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  25. Lovely card with a beautiful color palette.

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  26. What a beautiful card. Thanks for sharing...

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  27. Your card is so beautiful Donna. Those flowers just pop off the page and the colors are so lovely!

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  28. I love the Build a Flower sets from Altenew. They are just an quick and easy beautiful card! Just like sending real flowers. So glad they will continue the releases!

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  29. Live the background. It makes the flowers really stand out. Lovely card.

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  30. I love your beautiful design!!! Really lovely!

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  31. Gorgeous card! Love the colours you chose...

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  32. Love the background and the contrast to thise stunning flowers are just gorgeous. Love the creation and style and of course the beautiful product itself

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  33. So lovely. Beautiful background for those pretty flowers and twigs.

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  34. An absolutely beautiful card! Thank you for sharing.
    bjohn3237@aol.com

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  35. Wonderful combination of flowers on a pretty distressed background. Lovely!

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  36. I love this set and you really made them shine! I like how you combined ink blending along with stamping on the images to give variation and depth. Very pretty!

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  37. Your card is gorgeous. Love the soft colors you used in designing it. Thanks for sharin!

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  38. Such a striking card! Love the combination of pink, lavender and green - so spring-like.

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  39. I LOVE the soft ombré background! Gorgeous!

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  40. Ah yes, spring is in the air. A lovely creation, my friend.

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  41. Beautiful blooms, Donna! Sweet and lovely card!

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  42. A lovely background with lovely flowers.

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  43. This is such a pretty card! Love the background and flowers :)

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  44. stunning card - love the background and how you layered the flowers:)

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  45. Your coloring is ah-mazing, my friend!! Gorgeous card.

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  46. Lovely shades of beautiful pinks. Has an almost tropical feel, oh that's right its Donna!!!

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  47. What a gorgeous background for your pretty flowers!

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  48. The design and colors of this card make it so beautiful! :)

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  49. Beautiful card Donna, so fresh and pretty!

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  50. So delicate and pretty - love the soft colors.
    isoscia at aol dot com

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  51. There is so much texture and dimension to your card. I love the water effect because it looks like you used a watercolor on the background. It's so perfect to have this flower theme going with only 21 days until spring.

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  52. Wow! Gorgeous. Love how you used the branch behind the flowers.

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  53. I have always been into flowers in a big way on all my cards. I love making 3D flowers for my cards and trying to get them as realistic as possible. These Build-a-Flower stamp and die sets are amazing for detail and make it easy to create stunning flowers. I already own two sets and look forward to adding to my collection. Thanks for all the wonderful inspiration!

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  54. Between the dimension and the colors, this is such a happy card! Thank you for sharing!

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  55. Stunning card. I wasn't familiar with a sakura blossom until I saw this release, but it's gorgeous.

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  56. Gorgeous background color choice for these beautiful flowers!!

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  57. Gorgeous card! I love the background, it really goes perfect with those blossoms! Thank you for sharing!

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  58. So very beautiful. The background really makes the beautiful flowers pop and love the branch idea. Stunning card.

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  59. The sakura flowers are just lovely. I love the contrast with the background color. Very effective.

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  60. Wow this is beautiful with the pink flowers and the purple background.

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  61. Very pretty card! Love your color choices and composition. Thanks for sharing your creativity!

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  62. Wow your card is beautiful and realistic.

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  63. Donna, this is such a lovely card. Your blue and pink color combination is stunning. tfs

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  64. Lovin' that violet color! Stunning beauty! Such a gorgeous card! Love this set too.

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  65. Beautiful! Love your colors. Thanks for sharing!

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  66. I love your 3-D flowers.Beautuiful card.

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  67. Incredibly beautiful! Your lavender BG perfectly sets off those delicate pink blooms. I love that you started with colored cardstock and built up your images from there. Well done.

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  68. beautiful purple fade out background really makes these sakura blossoms pop, so pretty! Melissa (dot) friedrich123 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  69. I loved the soft tones of Colors you have used for the flower !

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  70. Gorgeous!! The pink sakura blossoms just pop against the lilac background. I love it! jg374@hotmail.com

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  71. Beautiful, great colours and compilation, very pretty to look at.

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  72. I am in love with this Sakura blossom stamp set! Your card is gorgeous! The cherry blossom flowers and purple background make a stunning combination.

    Sammibug aka Samantha Houp aka Sammi

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  73. Such a pretty card! I love the pink and purple and the splash of sequins.

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  74. I love the shaded lilac behind the sakura blossoms. It's so perfectly spring! Thank you for sharing and participating in this bloghop. I also appreciate the shading you did on the flowers and the stamen; they look very alive. Thanks for sharing and participating in this bloghop!

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  75. Pink, purple, and green is a lovely color combination. Love the Sakura blossoms - they are springtime coming.

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