Sunday, April 1, 2018

Altenew Build-A-Flower: Hibiscus Release +Giveaway!



Happy Easter everyone! 
Welcome to my stop on the Altenew Build-A-Flower: Hibiscus Release hop. Once again, Altenew has created a LOVELY  Build-A-Flower set. This Hibiscus is BOLD and BEAUTIFUL! The Build-A-Flower: Hibiscus set includes 1 stamp set (24 images) and 1 coordinating die set (3 dies).
The layers are easily lined up for stamping, as well as perfect for COLORING with the mediums of your choice.:))
Scroll through to read how I created each card.


Build-A-Flower: Hibiscus
Hibiscus are native to warm climates and are associated with tropical weather and relaxing summer days. Hibiscus flowers have symbolized many things throughout history, but are now most commonly known to represent "delicate beauty." This set comprises of a 6 layer hibiscus flower in full bloom, a 6 layer hibiscus bud with stem, and a 4 layer leaf image. Three sentiments are also included. These floral images work well on cards, layouts, home decor, gift wrapping, and more. We can't wait to see where these beautiful tropical flowers take your imagination!

My first card features the set and inks, SHADES of PURPLE and GREEN FIELDS found in the Build-A-Flower Hibiscus Bundle


It is a one layer card
  • The 6 layer hibiscus bud with stem is stamped several times onto white card stock. SHADES of PURPLE and GREEN FIELDS mini cube sets were the inks used. 
  • I used the coordinating bud die to make masks from Post-It notes and placed them over each bud.
  • Then I proceeded to stamp the leaves with all four inks from WARM GRAY mini cubes, and made masks for the leaves with the die from the set and placed them over each leaf.
  • After all the buds and leaves were covered with masks, I reached for the Watercolor Stripe stencil and positioned it over the stamped/masked panel. Then spounged EVENING GRAY crisp ink, the third darkest ink in the set, next, added splatters with MOON ROCK..by plessing the pad onto an acrylic block, spritzing with water and flicking with a small brush.
  • The sentiment is from Halftone Hearts stamp set, inked with gradient color from  SHADES of PURPLE 


For the next card I played with the Hibiscus full bloom.

  • The background came together easily by stamping the 3rd layer of the full bloom with MORNING FROST and DEW DROPS crisp inks. I trimmed the panel down with the Creative Edges: Lace Die and added the left over strip back to the top of the panel.
  • Stamped the Hibiscus flower layers with SEA GLASS, DEW DROPS, MINTY MINT, OCEAN WAVES, and VOLCANO LAKE,  for the tiny 6th layer.
  • The stamen are inked with ORANGE CREAM and GRAPEVINE
  • Getting a little creative with the color choices for the leaves, I inked the solid layer with MINTY MINT, then mixed the following detail layers for each leaf with BAMBOO, PARROT, and VOLCANO LAKE
  • The script sentiment is inked with OCEAN WAVES across the top of the panel
  • An added pop of ORANGE CREAM splattered leaves from the Create-A-Wreath Die Set helped balance the arrangement.
  • Embellished with just a few ENAMEL DOTS 


CUTTING all the bits and peaces from the dies in the set first from white card stock, I then stamped  the 3rd layer of the HIBISCUS bloom, bud and leaves. Followed with some no-line coloring using the ARTIST MARKERS and Ziggys created yet another look for this next card.

One more one layer card for my final sample today:)
  • After stamping all the layers of the hibiscus with WARM and COZY mini ink set and TROPICAL FOREST for the leaves, I cut masks using the dies 
  • Then quickly repeat stamped the scripty sentiment words, with SUNKISSED crisp ink, as a text background. 
  • GOLD heat embossed the stamen
  • Then clear heat embossed the FIREBRICK stamped THANK YOU over the top.
  • Inked 1/4 inch of the edge of a cardbase with WARM and COZY, darkest shade at the bottom.
  • Trimmed the stamped panel down to allow the inked edge show and adhered it together


Thanks for staying around to the end of this very photo heavy post! Hope you enjoyed it and are inspired to create something soon:)

In true Altenew Release Party fashion there are prizes and giveaways for commenting on posts!

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 4/8/2018.

Giveaway: You can also leave me a comment for your chance to win a $30 gift certificate.
***EDITED to announce WINNER: Altenew Build-A-Flower Hibiscus****Carmela Hubler*****
Please send an email to winner@altenew.com with the subject line BAF: Hibiscus Release Winner from LauraJane's Blog, by 4/20/2018.
Congratulations and HAPPY SHOPPING!

If you want to start the blog hop from the beginning you can go at the Altenew Card Blog.

Hope your day is BLESSED!
LauraJane:)

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43 comments:

  1. such fun variations in all your cards. thanks so much for sharing.

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  2. Oh my, you have been busy! What a gorgeous set of cards. I really love the one using the flower buds.

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  3. wonderful cards, LauraJane - especially love the last one the scripty background is great with those orangey flowers!

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  4. Laura Jane,
    A lovely set of cards! I'll admit that the last one is my favourite, but all of them showcase your talents and the stamp set very well indeed!

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  5. Wow! I love all your beautiful cards. What great inspiration for us!

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  6. Lovely cards - the last one is my favorite - the flowers look so real.

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  7. Love how you created such different looking cards using the new hibiscus set. Each one is a treasure!

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  8. I just love this flower and the colours you've used. It would be awsome to own a set like this.

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  9. stunning collection of samples - thanks for sharing:)

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  10. Pretty variety of cards you created with this set.

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  11. Gorgeous variety of cards. Great ideas! Love all the background techniques too. Can't wait to get this set!

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  12. Wow! What a gorgeous bunch of cards! I love the yellow on the best and the orange one after that! Thank you so much for great inspiration!

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  13. So many fantastic cards made with this new stamp and die set, love it ! xx

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  14. Your card with the warm & cozy colors is the most beautiful of them all. The stamp looks so real to me

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  15. Wow, these are all gorgeous! I love the colors of the teal and green and also how you repeat stamped the words on the orange card!

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  16. Wow!!! These are stunning. LOVE ♥

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  17. Amazing cards! I love all these gorgeous hibiscus blooms! Your last card with the beautiful shades of orange is spectacular!

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  18. Great cards! I really like the stamped sentiment in the background on the orange flower.

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  19. GORGEOUS cards!
    LOVE LOVE LOVE your inky colour combos and designs, they ALL DELIGHT and INSPIRE!
    My favourite (today) is your stunning hugs and kisses :)

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  20. Beautiful cards! Very sweet and gorgeous!

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  21. OOOOOH LAURAJANE!!!! These are all fabulous! I love the differences between all of your cards and yet using the same stamp set shows JUST how versatile it is. ♥ it when we get to see this. Thanks for the great tutorial on each one, I am totally inspired. Thank you!

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  22. Wowww!! Super gorgeous creations! Each one is filled with awesome techniques and different too! Love them all <3

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  23. Very beautiful assortment of cards. I love the 2nd one with the teal flowers; it's a really delicate & feminine design. Love the gold embossed stamen on the last card. It's subtle, but really adds interest.

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  24. Busy lady! Gorgeous cards. Love your combination of elements and layering style.

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  25. Oh wow... what a wonderful collection of gorgeous cards! I really just want to study them for all the interesting details you've added. The last, orange hibiscus is my favorite... you've made it look so life-like! Nicely done. TFS.

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  26. Beautiful cards!! The orange one is so elligant💗

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  27. Each and every card is stunning! I love the gold embossed in the centre of the one flower and I love the lettering for the background on your one card. So pretty! I am going to have to try that. But my favourite is the one in which you added the lace die, so so very pretty. The soft background of the flowers. It is so delicate and pretty.

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  28. Laura your cards always amaze me ..you did a great job with this set. I lused be them all. Believe me it's hard to choose a favorite one, or hey are amazing and every one has its unique designs

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  29. Love all the different variations of your pretty hibiscus cards!

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  30. Wow, such gorgeous cards and I love all the different backgrounds you did especially using a stamp layer in soft ink colors.

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  31. Can I just sit here and keep scrolling through your quartet of breathtaking and stunning cards! I couldn’t choose a favorite if my life depended on it! TFS!

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  32. Love them all but my very favorites are the 1st and last cards. Thanks for sharing.

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  33. Where do I start! This is an amazing set of cards. Each so unique and beautiful. I love the falling leaves and the buds. I love the accent of the faded blooms on your second card. The brown and yellow combination on the third card is gorgeous, not to mention all the yummy layers. The last card is just as pretty with the print background the orange Hibiscus! Outstanding!!

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  34. Wow you have been busy! What gorgeous cards! Thanks for sharing! :)

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  35. Oh WOW! Your cards are gorgeous!!! I love the colors you used for the flowers, so pretty! Awesome new set!

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  36. Beautiful set of cards and each one is so unique! The first two cards are my favorites! You have a wonderful style to your crafting.

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  37. Oh boy! Another strikingly beautiful flower for my collection. The 6 layers definitely makes all the difference! Your cards are amazing. The colour combos so unique and pleasing. But I love the last orange flower card.

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  38. Gorgeous card! You just Picked a fabulous colors to represent this lovely stamp set also I love the text background in the last card, so lovely. Thanks for sharing.

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  39. So many gorgeous cards! I am loving all your color combos!

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  40. Holy cow, what an amazing set of cards you've made. I love all the different flavors and textures you've coaxed out of the same stamp set. This is a treasure trove of inspiration, and I really appreciate you sharing it with us!

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  41. The layouts are stunning! The details on each card are sooo pretty!

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