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

Hi friends! I’m joining Altenew again today for the October Build-a-Flower: Lavender release. It’s a lovely one again! You should have arrived here from Kelly’s blog, but if not, be sure to click back to the start at the Altenew Card Blog so that you don’t miss anything.

As always, the Build-A-Flower stamp set is a layered set. And I did layer my image today, although it’s hard to see the distinctive layers because of the technique I used for this card.

I wanted a wispy, undefined quality to my image so I began by coloring the layers with waterbased markers (I used Tombow and Tim Holtz Distress markers), then spritzing the stamp very lightly before stamping down onto watercolor paper. I let the stamp sit on the paper for a few seconds before lifting up.

I stamped each layer in this manner with a variety of purple and blue markers for the bloom and greens for the stem/leaves, and when all the layers were complete, I misted the paper again, focusing the spray where I particularly wanted the color to spread.

I used one of the sentiments in the Build-A-Flower: Lavender stamp set to stamp and heat emboss with Platinum embossing powder. I also splattered on water droplets to capture more platinum embossing powder and heat embossed that as well. I rounded one corner and matted the watercolored card panel with a coordinating shade of blue cardstock and adhered it to a card base.

For a 5% discount you can purchase both the stamp and ink bundled here and if you would like to check out the BAF subscription, go here.

Your next stop on the hop is Caly’s blog! Below you will find a complete hop list in case of any broken links.

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.

We’ll 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 11/9/2019.

Blog Hop List:

Altenew Card Blog 

Ashlea Cornell

Nathalie DeSousa

Virginia Lu

Laurie Willison


Jen Schow

Keeway Tsao

Svitlana Shayevich

Kelly Griglione

Norine Borys – You are here.

Caly Person

Altenew Scrapbook Blog

The Hedgehog Hollow

Maryam Perez

Mindy Eggen

Sveta Fotinia

Galina Filippenko

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