Monday, February 12, 2018

Altenew Build-A-Flower: Peony Blossom

I'm very excited to share samples of the NEW Build-A-Flower: Peony Blossom release from Altenew with you today!

Build-A-Flower: Peony Blossom set includes 1 stamp set (15 images) and 1 coordinating die set (8 dies).

The Peony Blossom Build-A-Flower has a slightly different approach than our conventional Build-A-Flower sets. The stamp set has three five-petal flowers accompanied by a shading layer and a center layer. You may use these flowers as is, or layer them to create dimension. The matching dies will cut the flowers all the way to the edge without leaving a border. This will help in shaping the petals to the desired dimension when using a shaping tool (don't have a shaping tool? You can use the domed end of a pen or pencil!). We included an additional flower die and stamen dies to help you create realistic blooms! Even though we named the set 'Peony Blossom' since the petals were loosely based on Peony petals, you can let your imagination run wild and create different types of flowers! We can't wait to see what you come up with!
This special product is only sold as a set, not individually.

Let's jump right in with my first card:)) where I did some masking  and colored with Ziggys. The sentiment is from Everything About You.
When stamping the blooms, I started with the smallest detailed image and then worked up to the largest, making sure the petals were off-set from each other for more interest.

Utilizing a new technique I learned from the Dynamic Die-Cutting class at Altenew Academy, I positioned the smallest Build-A-Flower: Peony Blossom die and leaves around a circle to allow for a shadowed sentiment for the card below.
Then I stamped all the layers in the set using Crisp Inks: Pink Diamond, Pinkolicious, Rubellite, Mountain Mist,Volcano Lake, and Lagoon. The sentiment is from B-A-F: SAKURA BLOSSOM and embellished with Enamel Dots.

Going a bit 'Shabby Chic' for my next card to show the versatility of the  Build-A-Flower: Peony Blossom set. I used the dies only for this lush bloom, by cutting several of each blossom layer. All were colored with Metallic Shimmer Sprays.
I scored each leaf with a tool and fiddled with each element to give it more dimension and body. The extra die elements in the cluster are from Create-a-Wreath and Leafy Garland.  The sentiment, also from B-A-F: SAKURA BLOSSOM, is embossed with Antique Silver Crisp EP.
Tucked in behind the foliage in white is the Creative Edges: Lace Die. (check out how I used it to create a finished trim here)

And for my final card today, I stamped and cut the blooms as shown in the Layering guide & Sample 3D flower. It is SUPER easy to shape the blossom petals with a large ball stylist or round end of a pen pressing at the center of each die cut.
Stamping all the layers with Crisp Inks: Pink Diamond, Pinkolicious for the petals and sponging a hint of Rubellite on the edges of each. For the leaves, I stamped with Mountain Mist,Volcano Lake, and Lagoon.
The Watercolor Stripes Cover Die in white on white CS makes a lovely Clean and Simple background for the Peony Blossoms. The sentiment is from Layered Cupcake stamp set:)) the simple Enamel Dots make perfect centers for the blossoms.

 Layering guide & Sample 3D flower
Here's another look at all the cards together again. Hope you liked them!

 Prizes:

To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to six 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 2/18/2018.



Build-A-Flower: Peony Blossom & Ink Bundle

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36 comments:

  1. They are all gorgeous, LauraJane! Especially love the shabby chic version!!! And the die cut technique you used to create the floral wreath is fabulous!!!

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  2. Oh my goodness LauraJane these are ALL so ah-MAZING! I am especially interested in learning more about the technique you used on your second card with the die cutting. May need to check out that great class...
    Absolutely stunning cards.

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  3. Wow! These are all gorgeous. Full of dimensions. Love them.

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  4. Stunning projects. Thanks for the inspiration

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  5. Not even sure what to say, except your cards caught my eye and I am swooning over them! Absolutely stunning! You knocked it outta the park and then some!

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  6. WOW!! Fantastic set of creations! Each one is beautiful!

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  7. Beautiful variety of cards and techniques with this set.
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  8. OMG love how creative you have been with these new sets - the inspiration is awesome LOVE your shabby chic card!!!!!

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  9. Your cards are really fantastic. Love the shabby chic.

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  10. Stunning cards! The third one is out of this world!!! :O

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  11. Gorgeous! All three of them are simply gorgeous cards ♥

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  12. your cards are stunning and super beautiful!!!

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  13. LOVE LOVE LOVE these flowers!

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  14. All of these are stunning, but the Make Today Beautiful card has to be my favorite!

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  15. You...are...amazing!! These are incredible!!

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  16. I love the various looks you've achieved on here!

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  17. Absolutely gorgeous cards each of them.You have shown so much versatility with this set.. I am totally in love with the shabby chic version as well your amazing zig coloring on the first card.You have rocked this new release Laura❤

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  18. Absolute perfection! I adore all of these but the first and third cards are my favorites hands do! TFS!

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  19. Gorgeous cards! Love the coloring on the first one!

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  20. These are all amazing! I especially love that last one...so much gorgeous dimension!

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  21. You did an amazing job with this set.. oh my these are absolutely stunning.. I had to stop for a long time on each card to enjoy all the details and the creative creation you made.. they are all amazing but the layer rose is so cleaver and full of life.. so happy to see your creation I love your cards the most from all the design team.. sending my best wishes.

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  22. Well you've really spoilt us with these stunningly beautiful cards, I think you've done a fabulous job on every single one, love the different colour combo's on them and I Canty pick a favourite so they all win to me.

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  23. All your cards are stunning, especially the one with the big dimensional flower. Simply WOW....

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  24. would be difficult to choose a favorite from these LauraJane - but i'm in love with the last - colors, design, everything just so gorgeous!

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  25. The die cut flowers are beautiful.
    The first card really pops at you.
    The second with the blues and pink
    is more subdued but wonderful too.
    thanks for sharing
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  26. I can't get over the absolutely stunning colours you used on your cards. The die cut peonies are so dainty. Love all your cards.

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  27. These look great. I love that 3D flower and your first card is gorgeous with all the masking. I appreciate that you also used products from the January release. I still haven't been able to be all the ones I want.

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  28. The coloring on the first card is a stunner, and that last one with the dimensional flower is fantastic!

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  29. Wow, gorgeous cards! Love your coloring and the shabby chic one of diecuts is so pretty!

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  30. One stamp and die set in your hands is a world full of beautiful blooms! Amazing how different they are and each one is gorgeous!

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  31. I adore this stamp set! You did an amazing job showing how versatile it is! I loved seeing all of your inspiration, but I definitely have a fave. The one you decorated with Ziggys really speaks to me.

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  32. Um. Wow. Eye candy overload!!!! Amazing creations, Laura Jane.

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  33. WOW. The details in these cards are just breathtaking! And your coloring is just spot on! Thank you for joining the Inspiration Challenge at Altenew!

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