Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Altenew Build-A-Flower: Sakura Blossom Release Blog Hop

Feeling blessed to be a part of the Build-A-Flower: SAKURA BLOSSOM release at Altenew! It was delightful creating with the set:)) there are so many different ways to use the stamps and Dies! The simple shape of the blossom lends itself to MANY different flower projects. I have 4 cards to share with you today. You can see the variety that can be achieved, making this set a MUST HAVE for any flower loving crafter:))

BAF-SAKURA BLOSSOM
This stamp set features layered cherry blossoms and leaves, and the accompanying die have score details to help you create 3D flowers.
For my first card I created an almost one layer card with the stamps from Build-A-Flower: SAKURA BLOSSOM . I stamped the solid image blooms onto pink CS with White pigment ink and let it dry, then came back with the Artistic Markers to add depth and detail to each one. Cut masks for each colored bloom and stamped the word hello in Frosty Pink crisp ink, as subtle background. Then I cut two layers of the HELLO die from FLOWER ARRANGEMENT die set, stacked them up and glued them to the front of the finished panel. 
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Playing with the Sakura Blossom dies in the set for this next card. 
Several layers of each sized blossom were cut from pink vellum and white CS, then gently folded at the score lines on the petals to create this fluffy multi-layered blossom:)) Two center piece die cuts are colored  with R335 Artistic Marker and placed in the center of the petals. The leaves are cut and stamped with Frayed Leaf using the detailed leaf image only.I then added the blossom to a panel of Woodgrain CS cut with the Layered Medallion coverplate A and layered that onto a base of white CS with a circle cut out of the center so pink/green splatters could show through. The sentiment is Heat embossed with Antique Silver Crisp Embossing Powder on a strip of clear vellum wrapped around the panel. One lone dewdrop is at the center of the blossom.
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Inking up ALL the layers in the set for this card.  I created a cluster by masking the blossoms as I stamped and added leaves, then heat embossed several frames from the FRAMED stamp set. Love those Matte Enamel Dots as embellishment:) To add a bit for definition to each blossom petal I inked the edges of the solid images with the medium shade of pink ink.
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One LONE blossom embellishes my final card for today. I wanted to share the lovely simplicity of one single cut blossom colored with Artistic Markers anchored with the l*v*e from INLINE ALPHA Die set . Framed with a simple Frame die all on Woodgrain paper
The Sakura blossom is a lovely Japanese flower, and is known as a cherry blossom in some parts of the world. "Sakura" is derived from the Japanese word for "bloom" - "saku." In the United States, tourists travel to our capital, Washington D.C., to see the flowers bloom at the annual cherry blossom festival.
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BAF-SAKURA BLOSSOM

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30 comments:

  1. They are all gorgeous, LauraJane! The card with the layered vellum flower is my favorite! Love all the little details on that card!

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  2. LauraJane!!! All absolutely gorgeous... but seriously? That last? Be STILL my heart!!! xo
    =]

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  3. oh Laura , all these cards are adorable.. this pink combination is so sweet and pretty. Love them all.

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  4. Wow your cards are so creative and pretty. There are so many designs I am inspired to try out now. Thanks for sharing

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  5. WOW! What a range of different styles. I love them all! Beautiful!

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  6. Gorgeous cards, such pretty colours, Cathy x

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  7. You turned the sakura into beautiful floral varieties! Really pretty cards.

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  8. Stunning projects. I love how you colored the images. That one lone flower looks so real. Thanks for the inspiration

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  9. Wow you did such an amazing job with this set...love them all!

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  10. Gorgeous cards, love the soft and pretty vellum flowers!

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  11. Gorgeous cards! I especially love the pink vellum blossom, and the woodgrain cardstock with Inline Alpha sentiment! Awesome details on your lovely cards!

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  12. Gorgeous cards... dimensional vellum card is my favourite..love the of frame with alphabets..

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  13. Oh my goodness these cards are so beautiful and you've made them for so many occasions, loving your colours.

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  14. I just love all the colors! That kiss! My favorite is the humming bird in flight!
    Wonderful choice of colors

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  15. Gorgeous cards! I love all of them but my favorite would have to be the one where you used several layers for the die cut flowers, so pretty! Thank you for sharing and inspiring!

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  16. Love the color choices!! My fav is the humming bird! Wonderful cards girl!!

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  17. Gorgeous group of cards. Your sympathy card is beautiful! The vellum flower is amazing. So pretty!

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  18. Oh my goodness ! That’s such a wonderful set of cards ! They’re all absolutely magnificent !
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  19. my goodness your cards are stunning, the best on this hop!

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  20. These are all so different yet all so beautiful Lauren and, you have done a fantastic job on all of them.

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  21. Wow! Very pretty creations! Each one is super beautiful! :)

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  22. WOWZERS! Your cards are absolutely GORGEOUS!

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  23. BEAUTIFUL cards!
    They ALL EXCITE and DELIGHT, such wonderful designs filled with pretty pinks, layers and dimension - WOW!

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  24. Stunning cards! I love that layered vellum flower-such a unique twist. Thanks for the idea!

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  25. Wow, love all your cards. They're amazing!

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