Hello there and welcome! We’re celebrating the new Altenew Build-A-Flower: Bellaroma Hybrid Tea Rose release! If you arrived from Preeti Chandran’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!
This lovely set is available in the usual stamp and die bundle, and also bundled with a beautiful set of inks. You can also subscribe for a 14% discount and so you never miss out on the monthly Build-A-Flower release.
I started off by stamping the rose and three sets of leaves onto Neenah Solar White 80# Classic Crest cardstock. The outline layer is Permanent Black Crisp Dye ink for both the rose and leaves. I stamped the three layers of the rose petals in Baby Pink, Fuchsia, and Magenta, and the two layers of the leaves in Limeade and Lime inks. I cut out the images using the coordinating dies and then set thema side.
For the background, I used a large ink blending brush to blend Baby Pink ink onto the top left and bottom right corners of an A2-sized piece of Neenah Solar White. I love this style of blending brush; I’ve never been able to get a smooth fade out to white with any other style! Next, I trimmed the about a quarter of an inch off each side of the panel (I like to trim after I ink blend because it removes any darker buildup of color along the edge of the panel) and then I stamped the sentiment in black ink.
To assemble the card, I used foam tape to adhere the rose to the bottom right of the ink-blended panel. Then I tucked in two sets of leaves, adhering them with Zots Bling adhesive dots. I snipped off a single leaf from the third set of leaves I’d stamped and tucked that in as well. Finally, I adhered the card front to an A2-sized card base with foam tape.
Thank you so much for visiting! Your next stop on the hop is the wonderfully talented Tenia Nelson. Be sure to check out the giveaway information at the bottom of this post, where you’ll also find the full blog hop list.
To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away $200 in total prizes: a $50 gift certificate to 1 lucky winner and a $15 gift certificate to 10 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 02/07/2021 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 11 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 02/09/2021.