Altenew Build-A-Flower: Fashion Monger Dahlia Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hi, hello! Welcome to the Altenew Build-A-Flower: Fashion Monger Dahlia release blog hop! If you’ve arrived here from the Altenew Card Blog where the hop starts, you are right where you should be!

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As are all of the Build-A-Flower subscription sets, the Fashion Monger Dahlia is a layering stamp set comprised of a bloom outline and 5 layer stamps, two different leaf images with layers, plus 4 sentiment stamps.

To create my card, I stamped the outline images onto watercolor cardstock and heat set with gold embossing powder. You’ll notice on a couple of the leaves, I brushed some embossing powder off to make a more incomplete stamped outline.

Next, I chose just one of the layering stamps (the leaves have just one) inked it up, and misted it with water before stamping down. After letting that dry, I added a diluted shade of that same ink with a brush to fill in the shapes a little more.

After letting the first layer dry, I added a little more color to the base of the flower petals to give it some shade and definition.

For the sentiment, I stamped the “with” and “from me” from the BAF Dahlia set, and combined them with the Love Script Word die, die cut several times – once from gold cardstock and twice from white cardstock, so that I could stack them up.

I painted a pale blue wash on a watercolor card panel then embossed with the Spring Blossoms 3D embossing folder, attempting to get an impression only on the bottom left corner, leaving the area flat where I adhered the flower and leaves.

The leaf on the right, hanging over the edge will need to be trimmed to fit in an envelope, but I thought it looked pretty for photos so I left it for now.

Your next stop on the hop is Jenny Colacicco’s blog where you’ll find more to inspire you! Before you go, here are some things to know.

Giveaway Prizes

$200 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $20 gift certificate to 5 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 08/07/2021 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 7 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 08/09/2021.

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Build-A-Flower: Fashion Monger Dahlia Layering Stamp & Die Set & Ink Bundle (5% off):

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Blog Hop Order:

Altenew Card Blog

Norine Borys – You are here.

Jenny Colacicco

Virginia Lu 


Jaycee Gaspar

Mindy Eggen

Emily Midgett

Terri Koszler

Nathalie DeSousa


Tenia Nelson

Dana Joy

Amanda Baldwin

Verity Biddlecombe

Carol Hintermeier

Sandhya Iyer

Linda Westfall

Keren Baker

Daniel Diaz

Erin Thompson

Joylita Dsouza

Nenette S. Madero

Natasha Davies

Joy Baldwin

Linda Westfall

Thanks for stopping by today and enjoy the rest of the hop!


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