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Altenew Build-A-Flower: Camellia Release + Giveaway

Hello!  I can't tell you how THRILLED I was when May from Altenew asked if I would like to play with new Camellia Build -A-Flower set! How could I refuse?? 
Look how Bodaciously Beautiful it is!
...and it has coordinating dies:)

For my first card, I was thinking St. Patrick's Day and Spring Greens:)
  • I dove in by stamping a BG for the front panel using the first "outlines/detailed" layer in the set 
  • I stamped with PARROT crisp ink and masked each bloom. This makes such a pretty patterned paper I'll be making more in different colors:))
  • Then I stamped my main Camellia Bloom with Bamboo for the solid image, Parrot for the mid layer and Dusk for the third detailed layer 
  • Used the die to perfectly trim that out:)
  • Then I stamped SEVERAL favorite! ... in two different sets of three inks:))) *Bamboo, Ocean Waves, Emerald and *Mountain Mist, Ocean Waves, Lagoon
  • Cut those out with the coordinating dies
  • I ran a piece of striped washi across the panel
  • Arranges the Camellia and leaves using foam tape
  • Stamped and heat embossed the sentiment with black EP and fussy cut around it and glued it in place
  • Finished with some Sweet Pea sequin mix

For my next card I wanted to simply COLOR this beauty!!
  • I stamped the first and middle layers of the Camellia with Frosty Pink and added more detail with the Alcohol markers from Set A 
  • Masked the bloom and stamped several leaves from the Camellia Build -A-Flower set using the first two layers as solid image stamped Then I colored in more details with the markers.
  • Next I added a "halo" of words with the smaller sentiment from the set, inked in Sea Glass
  • Created more shadows with dots from the markers in all three shades of blue
  • Stamped the sentiment with Sapphire crisp ink

I am really enjoying the markers! No need to guess about choosing the next color shade:) Looking forward to MORE sets in the future.

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jan metcalf said...

Your bright cards will definitely take the edge off of winter! So cheerful!

jeanchaneyaz said...

Both of your cards are delightful! Such a versatile set this is!

Dorothy Mutafopulos said...

These cards are so beautiful and your coloring techniques are truly amazing.

Susi said...

Yet another gorgeous floral stamp set from Altenew - your cards are stunning!

Cynthia Cole said...

Beautiful cards!

RORO world said...

Lovely pretty coloured cards. Love them and your colour choices

Linda Kunsman said...

they are both gorgeous-and I must say- I never thought of using the greens as in the first card but I am loving it!

Erum Tasneem said...

Your cards are stunning Laura!! I can never work with alcohol markers! I need lots and lots of practice!

MelissaF said...

Beautiful cards, love the green colors and outline layer background and awesome coloring on pretty in pink card.

Teresa Doyle said...

LauaJane, both of your cards are simply stunning!

PRstamper84 said...

Amazing coloring on both cards, thanks for the inspiration

Jeanne said...

Beautiful work!

Anonymous said...

Another two cards that are so totally different in looks! Love them both. Great coloring,.

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Kjudy1 said...

Both your creations are gorgeous! Thank you for sharing.

Mary-Anne V said...

Gorgeous green on the first and love the colouring on the last.

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Pepper said...

Very nicely done. Cardmaking looks easy but there really is a gift to it