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Altenew Build-A-Flower: Japanese Mum Release Blog Hop + Giveaway


Hi there, and happy Friday!

Today I’m excited to be part of the Altenew Japanese Mum Blog Hop celebrating the newest release in their Build-A-Flower series. Just look at this beautiful flower!


If you arrived from Laurie Willison’s blog, you’re right on track. If you want to start at the beginning, visit the Altenew Card Blog. Check the bottom of this post for the full blog hop list to see all of the beautiful projects everyone has made!


I started by stamping all four layers of the Build-A-Flower: Japanese Mum onto Neenah Solar White 80# Classic Crest cardstock. I stamped the outline and the detailed fourth layer in Altenew Industrial Diamond ink. I stamped the solid second layer in Altenew Wisteria and the third layer in Hydrangea. I used a Copic V17 marker, a dark purple to add a bit more detail to some of the petals. The fourth layer stamp is actually very detailed, but since I had decided to use Industrial Diamond (the same color as my outline layer), I lost some detail.

Next I stamped several leaves, using Industrial Diamond again for the first and last layers, and Frayed Leaf for the solid layer. I skipped the third layer.

I used the coordinating dies to cut out the bloom and leaves and then adhered them together in a simple arrangement. You can find the stamp, die, and coordinating ink bundle here.

I stamped the sentiment in Versafine Clair Nocturne ink onto a small rectangle of Neenah Solar White. I adhered the flower and leaves to the top right corner of the rectangle and then trimmed away the parts of the rectangle where it peeked out at above and to the right of the flowers and leaves.

I backed this piece with foam tape and then adhered it to an A2-sized piece of Neenah which I had splattered with black gouache. To finish, I adhered the card front to an A2-sized card base.


Thanks so much for coming by! Be sure to check out the giveaways below before you head on to visit Therese Calvird!


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.

[UPDATE: The giveaway, below, for a $20 Altenew gift certificate is closed. The randomly chosen winner is Annette Reed, who left a comment on 2/2/2019 at 10:52 pm. Annette, please contact me to claim your prize!]

And, I have a $20 Altenew gift certificate to give away! Please leave me a comment below telling me what color your mum would be. I’ll announce the winner here on my blog on 2/6/2019!

Build-A-Flower Monthly Subscription Plan

Want to make sure that you never miss a Build-A-Flower set? Check out the monthly subscription plan! When signed up, you are guaranteed a spot in Altenew’s monthly BAF releases and will receive a set each month – at a specially discounted price! ($35.00 →$29.99)

Blog Hop List

96 thoughts on “Altenew Build-A-Flower: Japanese Mum Release Blog Hop + Giveaway”

  1. Such a beautiful card. So CAS, I love it. What color mum would I do? That is so hard. I have seen so many amazing mums in this blog hop, but my favorites- and ones I would do – are purple, grey, and yellow. Oh gosh, have to throw in pinks too!

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  2. Your blog is new to me but I just added it to my fav’s. I just wanted to “pick” the flower right off the card. I’m a firm believer that simplicity is the best! Thank you for sharing. Look forward to more of you!!

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  3. Beautiful mum – I love the vibrant colour and the contrast with the white/black background! What colour would my mum be??? I usually love strong colours of blues, purples, reds… but when I think of this kind of mum, I remember that my grandmother seemed to prefer hers in yellows… not usually a colour I work with. But for a Japanese mum, I would be tempted to make it in bright sunny yellows – for my grandmother.

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  4. So pretty. Since my favourite colours are blue and purple so I think I would start with those, but I have also seen some beautiful cards with yellow/orange mums so I’m not sure anymore…..

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  5. My card would be in peachy pinks I think. Or orangy yellows. Or really fantasy turquoise. Or….do you see a pattern here? I love colours. Hehehe.

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  6. Beautiful card. I love the color you chose for your Japanese Mum and the black splatters you added to the background. Thanks for inspiring me.


  7. Love how clean and simple your card is. It allows the Mum to really shine along with the beautiful sentiment. Great job!


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