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

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Hi there and happy August!

Today we’re celebrating Altenew’s Build-A-Flower: Bellflower* release! If you arrived from the Altenew Scrapbook 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!

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This gorgeous layering set is available as a stamp and die bundle, and also as a bundle that includes ink cubes in colors that coordinate perfectly together.  You can also subscribe to reserve your monthly Build-A-Flower set and make sure that you never miss out!


For my first card, I started by stamping the three blooms in four shades of teal and blue.  I used Sea Glass, Ocean Waves, Teal Cave, and Starlight and just love how they turned out!  Then I stamped their leafy bases in Lime and Fresh Leaf.  I used the coordinating dies to die cut the stamped blooms and also die cut some additional pieces of blank cardstock so that I could layer and adhere the die cuts together to create a chipboard-like piece. I stamped the stems in Fresh Leaf and die cut those as well.

For the background, I blended Coral Bliss ink onto an A2-sized piece of Strathmore Bristol Smooth cardstock, concentrating the color at one corner.  Then I splattered some blue and white gouache over the panel, concentrating the splatter in the same corner.

I used black ink to stamp the sentiment, which is from the Build-A-Flower: Japanese Mum stamp set and then adhered the stems and blooms. To finish, I adhered the card front to an A2-sized card base.


For my second card, I repeated the stamping and die cutting, this time using Rose Quartz, Puffy Heart, Rubellite, and Midnight Violet inks for the blooms, and Olive and Moss for the leaves and stems.

I adhered these to a white-on-white background that I made with the Layered Plaid Cover Die B die.  Rather than letting all the fallout pieces fall out, I kept them in place using paper tape across the back of the panel.

I stamped a sentiment from the Build-A-Flower: Sweet Violet stamp set in black ink onto a piece of cardstock and then used foam tape to adhere it to the card front.  To finish, 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 Caly Person!



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 8/10/2019.

Blog Hop List

Altenew Card Blog
Svitlana Shayevich
Therese Calvird
Virginia Lu
Sveta Fotinia
Laurie Willison
Altenew Scrapbook Blog
Seeka <– you are here
Caly Person
Mindy Eggen
Nenette S. Madero
Jaycee Gaspar
Ashlea Cornell
Jenny Colacicco
Cheryl Espie
Amber Rain Davis

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71 thoughts on “Altenew Build-A-Flower: Bellflower Release Blog Hop + Giveaway”

  1. Hi Seeka! I love your cards especially the second one. 🙂 The idea of using both negative and positive diecut pieces is ingenious!!! ❤

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  2. Love your bold blues and pinks on these two cards! This bellflower is so versatile! Love how you created your card base on #1 with the ink blending and splatters. And thanks for another tip on using the plaid cover die—-that card rocks!

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  3. I’m not sure which one I like better! Both are so pretty. Love the pink background – the flowers pop off the page!!


  4. Beautiful cards! I like the way you grounded the flowers with color for your first card and the novel way you used the plaid cover die for the second one. I’ll definitely be looking at that cover die a bit differently from now on. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  5. Love your simple card. Beautiful ink blended background that lets the wonderful, detailed stamp design shine. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  6. I loved the color choice on both the cards a lot ! The softly blended coral.colors makes the blue flowers pop beautifully on first one .Nothing can go wrong with tone-on-tone texture ! The second card is perfect example !! Beautiful cards.

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  7. Both of your cards are beautiful! These flowers are so pretty, and I love how you ink blended the background on the first card, and used the layered plaid cover die on the second card. 🙂

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