Thursday, August 1, 2019

Altenew Build-A-Flower: Bellflower Release Blog Hop and Giveaway +video

Hello Flower lovers!



I'm excited to be part of the Newest Build-A-Flower release Blog Hop at Altenew! This month's flower is the Bellflower!
The set has a handy layering system for each of the three blooms. I will be stamping with the lovely blue ink collection Cool Summer Night color palette for these two cards, along with my favorite Greens... Frayed Leaf, Olive, and Moss Crisp inks.


 For my first card I stamped each bloom layer of the  Build-A-Flower: Bellflower onto a card front and then stamped a second of each then cut them out with the coordinating dies in the set. Popped them up with foam tape onto the cardfront for a 3 dimensional card. I then added some Freeform Greenery to fill in the arrangement.
 The Bubbly Blues Washi Tape made a great accent for the Congrats die cut sentiment.

Here is a video share of this card coming together:)) You can see it on my IGTV or on YouTube.   Thanks for watching!! I've been filming vertically so the format is more IG friendly...that is why the ratio is 9x16.


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 To make this card:
  • I cut several of the coordinating dies from printer paper to make masks 
  • Using an A2 white card front
  • Stamped a stem using Frayed Leaf 
  • I then stamped a group of three blooms.... adding masks as I went along. 
  • The Bellflower layers are labeled for easy color building: 
  1. *A1 & A2  Seaglass 
  2. *A3 Ocean Waves 
  3. *A4 Dusk
  •  Then I stamped a second group of Blooms using a different combination of inks: 
  1. *A1 Sea Glass 
  2. *A2 Soft Lilac ....and then again in Iceberg 
  3. *A3 Ocean Waves *
  4. *A4 Dusk 
  • Stamped more Stems: Frayed Leaf, Olive, and Moss
  • Ink Blended Frayed Leaf with a brush
  • By smooshing inks onto an Acrylic block and flicked a wet brush off the edges to add tiny splatters
  • Remove all the masks
  • Die cut HELLO from Gold and Green cardstock
  • Offset the diecuts for a shadow effect
  • Stamped LOVE with my favorite BLACK ink and cut it out
  • placed both sentiments onto the card front
  • Ink 1/4" of the edge of a cardbase with the black Obsidian Pigment Ink
  • Layered the finished cardfront just to the side to allow the black to be seen
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Just for fun, I created this last card because I thought the BAF: Bellflower looked like my yellow hat...perfect for Tea Time with the Chicks!! 
 I stamped each Tea Time and Chick image with Buttercream Crisp ink, then no-line colored with the Artist MarkersI love that the Enamel Dots coordinate perfectly with the Inks:)))


I hope you enjoyed my cards today featuring the Build-A-Flower: Bellflower and a few older stamps and dies:)))

Prizes:
To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog for a chance to win.

Altenew will also draw a winner to receive a $15 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 8/10/2019.

Continue hopping along, your next stop is...Mindy Eggen.

LauraJane <<<YOU are Here



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Thanks for taking time to stop by. Hope you are inspired to create something you LOVE!
LauraJane:)
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50 comments:

Lynn Dalby said...

I really like how you have used the layering between the stamps and the die cuts. The ducks in hat are so sweet.

Nenette Madero said...

Oh my!!! The duck card is simply adorable!!! <3

Susan B. said...

The green and blue ink combo is my favorite color scheme. The little ducks cracked me up. Thank you.

Susan said...

great techniques and wimsey with your little ducks

Linda BL said...

All three of your cards are great. Thanks for the video with the commentary. I love Altenew oilive ink too, in fact greens are my favorite. I encourage any bit of moss that I find in my yard.

Barbara said...

The floral cards are beautiful from the card design to the beautiful colors. And I love the fun and whimsical tea time card.

Kristen Snoozy said...

Your layering gives this a 3D look, it's a really unusual flower that is gorgeous in the blue

Sweet Sarah said...

Video was very good and I also loved the little chicks with the bellflower hats! Cute idea!

Lagene said...

I love this new Bellflower set! I also love your card designs and the chicks are so cute!

Samistic Designs said...

Beautiful!

Jean said...

Simply lovely!

Karthikha said...

Beautiful set of cards! I love the touch of bubble washitape and enamel dots on the first one! :)

Sandy M said...

Wonderful cards. The chicks card really made me smile.

Kathy said...

Beautiful cards, love your dimension, and the colors are gorgeous together. That little duck card using the bellflower as a hat is too cute!

Sue D said...

Terrific cards! The tea time card is adorable!!

MadeByMeghanK said...

TOO CUTE! I Love the bluebells on the chickies! Your first two cards are STUNNING!

Nana Griffin said...

Love the flower as a hat on the chicks.

Kelsey Thomas said...

Love the sparkle on your flowers!

Heather M said...

Lovely cards! I love the pretty ocean glass bellflowers. The bluebells on the little chickies are perfect! So sweet!

viera said...

aaaw so cute those little chicks with flower hats. what an awesome idea!

Gracegarden said...

Loved your video! Wonderful cards! Love the inky background and the 'Tea Time' card is so cute! It's so creative, too!

paddy said...

you have made and shown how differently you can use this stamp - from and elegant to something that would be great for a child to an adult(the chick one) - thanks for the ideas! gabriele

Annette Reed said...

You're cards are wonderful! I love the way you used the set as hats for those chicks. That is so adorable!

Jaycee said...

The tea time with chicks!? You only make magic happen, Ms LauraJane. Such a beautiful and cute scene. I loved the BaF pairing with Freefrom Greenery!

Denise F. said...

The little ducks are so cute, what a great idea to use the flowers for little hats!

Denise Bryant said...

Love your fun Tea Time card! Very imaginative creation, and just adorable! The bellflower set is so pretty!

SD pooja said...

Your cards are beautiful no doubt but the real treat is to see those chicks having fun in bluebell hats ! Very unique idea to use a layering stamp.

Dee Earnshaw said...

stunning cards - LOVE how the color combo really has an impact to the senses

Amber Rain Davis said...

I can't even with those tea time chicks! Those floppy hats are so playful! Love, love, love LauraJane!

Denise Terry said...

Oh my goodness...that tea time card is fantastically whimsical! Thank you for sharing it!

Nancy-Anne said...

Lovely cards. The layers are so interesting. Thanks for sharing!

Amy Williams said...

Loved your first two cards...but then when I got to your adorable chicks in flowers hats card? *swoon*

Zlatka said...

Beautiful cards! And the Tea Time card is super cute!

Nox said...

Fabulous cards and I love the bellflower caps on your adorable chicks!!!

Mrs. Flow3rs said...

I cannot believe how creative you are. I am so impressed that you can mix three such different stamp sets and make such an adorable card.

Cyndi said...

Beautiful, unique cards. I love the colors -- gorgeous!

Jeanne Beam said...

Love both cards but the little chicks are adorable. So creative....
Thanks for sharing.

meme said...

Ahh, the chicks card is too cute. It brought a smile and a laugh when I saw. It's so dear.Thanks for sharing.

Sue D said...

Pretty blue flowers and love the cute card with the chicks.

Terrie D. (StarSpry) said...

Your cards are so pretty! I just love how you used the flowers with the adorable chicks. :)

Dawn T said...

Beautiful cards. love the video and the blue flowers. And they sure do make cute hats for you chicks.

Shawninaz said...

Love that you pulled out an older set to pair it with, all your cards are awesome!

jazzyscrapper said...

Adorable.

Liz O. said...

This new Build-A-Flower, Bell flower set is gorgeous! Your card designs are fantastic Laura Jane, love the dimension you created in your first card. As always thanks for the inspiration!

Lisa Byers said...

So beautiful!! I love the colors! The designs are marvelous. The bottom card is simply adorable!! The chicks are so cute!!

Carol McCready said...

That duck card is so sweet. Thank you for the inspiration.

Kathy Dippner said...

Beautiful cards! Love the layers on the first card, the background on the second card and the chicks with flowers on their heads is adorable.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

OMG WOW What Gorgeous, Sweet & Stunning Cards!!

Bonnie said...

I love everything about all three cards.

Connie said...

Hi LauraJane :) Could our fine feathered friends have any lovelier bonnets!!! 100% pure sweetness on that one and your other cards are inspiring as well! Thanks for sharing :)