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Altenew Build-A-Flower: Camellia Japonica Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

BAF Camellia Japonica Blog HopHi there and happy July!

Today we’re celebrating Altenew’s Build-A-Flower: Camellia Japonica* release! If you arrived from Zsoka Marko’s blog, you’re right on track. If you want to hop along from the beginning, visit the Altenew Card Blog. Check the bottom of this post for the full blog hop list!

BAF Camellia Japonica_Blog Post with Ink

This beautiful new layering die set is available as a stamp and die bundle, and also as a bundle that includes ink cubes in perfect coordinating colors.  You can also subscribe to reserve your monthly Build-A-Flower set!


For my first card, I stamped the four layers of the camellia onto Neenah Solar White 80# Classic Crest cardstock in Rose Quartz, Puffy Heart, Purple Wine, and Cosmic Berry Crisp Dye Inks. I stamped and die cut three blooms and set them aside.

For the background, I used a stamp from the Leaf Clusters stamp set to stamp several leafy branches in Mountain Mist Crisp Dye Ink around the edges of an A2-sized piece of Neenah. Then I stamped the sentiment in Permanente Black ink onto another piece of Neenah and backed it with foam tape.

To assemble the card, I adhered the blooms around the edges of the background, trimmed off any excess, and then adhered those extra pieces around the edges as well.  Then I adhered the sentiment and glued the card front to an A2-sized card base.



For my second card, I stamped a single bloom in Buttercream, Chamomile, Coral Bliss, and Ruby Red Crisp Dye inks.  Then I stamped the leaves, which each have three layers, in Lime, Fresh Leaf, and Shadow Creek. I die cut these elements and set them aside.

For the background, I masked off the edges of an A2-sized piece of Strathmore Bristol Smooth cardstock.  Using an ink blending tool with foam, I blended Peach Perfect ink into the unmasked area of the card, building up more color at the edges of the unmasked and fading a bit towards the center.  I removed the mask and then stamped the sentiment in Permanente Black ink.

To assemble the card, I adhered the leaves to the background, and then used foam tape to adhere the flower.  Finally, I adhered the card front to an A2-sized card base.


Thanks so much for visiting! Please be sure to check out the giveaways below before you head on to visit Michelle Murray!


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.

Altenew will also draw a winner to receive a $15 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 7/7/2019.

Blog Hop List

Altenew Card Blog
Norine Borys
Laurie Willison
Therese Calvird
Svitlana Shayevich
Virginia Lu
Altenew Scrapbook Blog
Jaycee Gaspar
Nenette S. Madero
Irina Fonina
Mindy Eggen
Kelly Griglione
Ashlea Cornell
Kelly Janes
Marge Yoon
Maria Willis
Maryam Perez
Isha Gupta
Zsoka Marko
Seeka <– You are here
Michelle Murray

*This blog post includes affiliate links.  If you purchase products through these links, I will earn a small commission at no extra cost to you.

43 thoughts on “Altenew Build-A-Flower: Camellia Japonica Release Blog Hop + Giveaway”

  1. Love the colors you chose for these gorgeous cards, my favorite is the one with the yellow/orange flower, so beautiful.


  2. That second card in yellow is fantastic with the touch of coral and red! Love how you masked off the edges too. Gives it such a polished, sophisticated look.

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  3. These are so pretty! I love the beautiful Build-A-Flower set with the lovely Camellia Japonica flowers! Love all the color combos I’m seeing along the hop! Gorgeous creations!

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  4. Really great samples of what can be done with this stamp set! I love the very different looks you can create from a single flower


  5. I love all of your color combinations you chose on your flowers. Your designs are fabulous. Thank you for sharing your talent with us!

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