Altenew Build-A-Flower: Build-A-Flower: Parrot Tulips Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello, hi! Thanks for joining us today for the Altenew Build-A-Flower: Parrot Tulips release and blog hop! You might be arriving here from Terri’s blog, but if not, you can click back to the start of the hop at the Altenew Card Blog and that way you won’t miss a thing. The Build-A-Flower stamps are part of a monthly subscription that you can check out here.

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I made two cards for today’s post because I love messing around with all the layering stamps in the set and seeing what kinds of variations are possible, and then when my desk is covered with stamped and die cut blooms, I can’t stop at just one! Kind of like Lay’s potato chips, amirite?

My first card has two flowers stamped with two different Altenew ink families. The darker tulip begins with a base layer of Coral Bliss from the Tea Party set and adds Heart Beat and Vineyard Berry for all the layers.

The lighter colored bloom uses Blush from the Red Sunset family for the base layer and gets progressively darker from there with Rouge and Crimson.

The leaves and stems are stamped with Olive, Moss and Evergreen inks. Then all the images have been die cut with the coordinating dies, and joined together to create the whole flower.

To complete the card, I die cut a frame using the Fine Frames Cover Die and some mirror gold cardstock. I also die cut a card panel with the Circle Quilt Cover Die and trimmed it to match the size of the gold frame. Then I layered the Circle Quilt die cut on the bottom, the two flowers next, and the gold frame on top of that. I adhered all the layers to a folded card base and stamped a sentiment from the Sentiment Strips 2 stamp set, trimmed it into a narrow strip and added it on top.

For the second card today, I omitted stamping the base layer so that I could get a much lighter colored flower. So then, the 2nd layer image is stamped with a 2nd generation stamping (that’s when you stamp first onto some scratch paper, then the second time without re-inking onto the cardstock being used) in the color of Heart Beat (Tea Party color family) and the last layer is a 1st generation stamping of the same color. It’s a different look – more contrasty than the card above.

I stamped the stem and leaves the same as above and assembled a single tulip stem for this card. I die cut a stitched rectangle of white cardstock, then ran it through the die cutting machine in an embossing folder and used that as a base and frame for my flower background. I adhered both to the folded card base and added another sentiment from the Sentiment Strips 2 stamp set, stamping on a strip of colored cardstock in my stash that coordinated with the stamped flower.

Your next stop on the hop today is Emily’s blog. In case of a broken link you can refer to the complete blog hop list below.

But before you go, Giveaway Prizes.

$200 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 1 lucky winner and a $15 gift certificate to 10 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 12/06/2020 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 11 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 12/09/2020.

Complete Blog Hop List:

Altenew Card Blog 

Terri Koszler

Norine Borys – You are here.

Emily Midgett

Nathalie DeSousa

Kelly Griglione

Laurie Willison


Jenny Colacicco

Virginia Lu

Amy Hill

Tenia Nelson

Tina Smith

Keisha Charles

Therese Calvird

Thank you so much for stopping by and enjoy the rest of the hop!

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