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Altenew Build-A-Flower: Lavender Release Blog Hop + Giveaway +Video

Hello Build-A-Flower fans!!
There's a BEAUTIFUL new release in the Build-A-Flower collection at Altenew! Just look at the Build-A-Flower: Lavender. It's one of my favorites, which calls for using ALLLLL the shades of Purple inks with a kiss of Blues.
I'm so happy to have been able to create with this stamp and die bundle, and honored to be on the Blog Hop list celebrating it's release. Thank you Altenew for sending it to me:))

This is a multi layer set that includes several different sentiments in a pretty handwritten font.

Take a closer look at my samples for today:
First up, I simply stamped all the layers of the Build-A-Flower: Lavender onto white card stock...then masked it using the coordinating die and stamped the solid layers of the blooms and stem to create the illusion of a bundle.  a tiny bit of fussy cutting around one edge allows more of that pattern paper to peek out for more interest.
THANKS a BUNCH...Featuring:
Build-A-Flower: Lavender
Enchanted Garden Crisp inks
Green Fields Crisp inks
Enchanted Gold pigment ink
Reflection Paper 6x6 Paper Pack
Enamel Dots

Watch my video of this cardmaking session from start to finish:)) You can watch below or on my YouTube channel.


Next, I stamped a background and added some blues from the Lapis Lazuli collection on the flower heads of the Lavender. 
 Thinking of you....Featuring:
Build-A-Flower: Lavender
Shades of Purple Crisp inks
Enchanted Garden Crisp inks
Green Fields Crisp inks
Lapis Lazuli Crisp Inks
String Art Rectangles Die Set
Reflection Paper 6x6 Paper Pack
Enamel Dots
 A quick whip stitching around the edges of the panel using the largest of the String Art Rectangles Die Set adds a touch of texture.

Lavender is known for it's calming fragrance and medicinal qualities. Repeat stamping a sentiment background for this hanging bunch was relaxing as well.
LOVE YA....Featuring:
Build-A-Flower: Lavender
Shades of Purple Crisp inks
Enchanted Garden Crisp inks
Green Fields Crisp inks
Lapis Lazuli Crisp Inks
Create-A-Wreath Die Set ...for extra greenery
Enchanted Gold pigment ink
Golden Edge Washi Tape
Enamel Dots
Pattern paper from my stash

For my final card, I inked third layer of the blooms with Wisteria ink, then the most detailed layer of the BAF: Lavender with Enchanted Gold pigment ink for a dramatic, almost white flower.
 After die-cutting a circle from the background panel..I bent the sentiment to hug the edges and repeat stamped for a subtle sunny effect. Then I softly inked around the circle with a blending brush and Lavender Fields fading out to a stenciled bottom half. Dragging the Enchanted Gold pigment ink pad down from the top created a unique finish.
SENDING HUGS...Featuring:
Build-A-Flower: Lavender
Shades of Purple Crisp inks
Enchanted Garden Crisp inks
Green Fields Crisp inks
Enchanted Gold pigment ink
Graph Die Cut a stencil
Enamel Dots


The Blog Hop celebrating this release starts at Altenew Card Blog . You should be arriving from the blog of Laurie Willison.

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

Thanks for stopping by!

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MrsB8T said...

I really like that sideways card

Liz O. said...

Very pretty lavender images, the tiny inflorescence look so delicate, almost real.The sentiments are perfect on that casual font. All your cards are fantastic, my favorite is the " Thinking of you " design. Thank you for the inspiration!

SD pooja said...

Your cards are beautiful and I like how you use the stamps in different ways on your card like the one on which you have stamped the lavenders horizontally ! Creates very interesting pattern not to forget fresh colors.

Karen said...

Gorgeous! I didn't read carefully and at first I thought I was looking a lilacs---thinking they are very similar!

I Card Everyone said...

LauraJane I have time for one stop today... couldn't wait to see what you'd do with this gorgeous set! You never disappoint! ALL lovely!

Nina Houghton said...

What a wonderful collection of cards showing the diversity of this stamp set. I can't decide which one I like best.

jeanchaneyaz said...

I love your creative way of using the new lavender release!

Lisa Byers said...

These cards are absolutely stunning. I love the variety of purples and lavenders. The white lavender is my favorite, it looks so detailed. Fabulous!!

Kraftsbyus4u said...

Really love this look especially all the layers of and the shades used

Heidi Rees said...

Beautiful cards! I love the colors and designs!

Nox said...

Gorgeous cards - I love the various backgrounds, especially the golden Best Wishes on the Love Ya card - fabulous!

Kimberly said...

That "thinking of you card" with the blue!!! Spectacular. I also love the one where the flowers hang upside down.

ckd said...

Love all of your cards, thank you for using various shades for the lavender. said...

Oh how precious!!! Love all the ways you used these new images and font!!

Michelle said...

Wow.... four a-mazing Build-a-Flower: Lavender examples! Love, love the blue/lavender color combination!

jkstiles77 said...

So many gorgeous cards .. love them all!

Kelsey Thomas said...

Your cards are all so beautiful! :)

Mendy said...

Beautiful cards, love everyone and what you did with the stamp set.

dtilt1 said...

I love purple and blues, especially together-so I like that card a lot. I also like the lighter colored one.

Nandini said...

Love the gorgeous inspiration. The purple and blue flowers look great. The new BAF set is just fabulous. I would buy the set just for the beautiful sentiments!

Helen said...

Wow! Laura Jane your cards are absolutely stunning! They certainly have me wanting this beautiful new set! Thanks so much for the wonderful inspiration!

Derin said...

Your cards are all so beautiful. I think the one with the background of sentiments is your favorite.

Darlene DeSario said...

The colors you used are magnificent. Pretty cards. Tyfs


I love your project today! I adore layered flower building! Especially in watercoloring! To die for!

Cyndi said...

Gorgeous, unique projects using this wonderful Lavender BAF set -- love them all.

MadeByMeghanK said...

All are incredible! LOVE the horizontal one and then the way you did the sentiments in the background

Unknown said...

Wow, these are lovely. I love the sideways sentiments and your ribbon touch.

Karthikha said...

Ooh what a variety of cards! Creative designs and choice of colors! I love them all :)

Denise Bryant said...

These are just gorgeous! I think this is one of the most beautiful Build-A-Flower sets yet!

Dawn T said...

Awesome card Laura Jane.

JMN said...

Cannot pick a favorite as they are all so beautiful. Thanks for sharing them.

NatQuebec said...

Such beautiful cards 💜 thanks for the video.

Susan S said...

All of your cards are lovely. I'm really liking the sentiments and how you used them.

Kathy Dippner said...

Beautiful cards! Love the different colors of purple and blue you used. Thanks for the great tip with the die.

Gracegarden said...

All beauties, but the last card is my favorite. Love all the wonderful details in the circle with the sentiment, and the white flower really shows the great detail of these stamps. Thanks for the inspiration!

Marjolein said...

How creative! Love the way you used both the floral image as the sentiment als a background. Lovely stamping! Kind regards, Marjolein

Sue D said...

Love the variety you created!

Carmela said...

Love the horizontal stamping and the soft almost white flowers also. Gorgeous!

LauraJane:) said...

Well thank you for stopping by!

Rozy said...

All those beautiful cards! Great example of the vesatility of this set. The Thank You card is my favorite, but they're all graet. Thanks for the video and inspiration.