Monday, July 1, 2019

Altenew Build-A-Flower: Camellia Japonica Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

(if you are looking for the Power Poppy hop, please click here)



Hello and welcome to the debut of another amazing layering flower stamp and coordinating die set from Altenew ... the Camellia Japonica!! You may have come from the talented Mindy Eggen but if not feel free to start at the beginning with the Altenew Card Blog.



I really thought the Sunflower Daisy set from the June release was one of the most detailed layered floral sets that I've seen, but now we have this set! 

Before I share the cards I made with this beauty, I'd like to share one big tip:

Stamp in reverse order.

I've had a lot of success lining up the layers in these sets by stamping the last, darkest layer first. Once that small, dark layer is on the cardstock, it's a lot easier to see when you layer the next-to-last stamp on top. It's been so easy, in fact, that I've stopped using the MISTI when stamping these layers.

Have you tried this already (maybe this is old news?!?) or are you anxious to try it out?

Before you head to your stamping table to test this out, here's a look at the cards I created:




Love, love, love! Look at al those layers!! And they all lined up well. I just can't get over how realistic they look!




This die cut floral is layered on top of one of the Nesting Layers dies from the June release. I curved the "you are just" sentiment to follow the curve of the die. Under this die is stamped the triangle pattern from Pattern Power, also from the recent June release.




It seems like I've been gravitating toward the pretty purples for these BAF layering sets, so I wanted to see what I could make with different colors, like these oranges and greens. Yep, love these just as much! To make sure the orange and green flowers compliment each other, I made sure the lightest, large layer is the same yellow color.



The background is blended ink through the Molded Lines Stencil.  




For the sentiment on this card, I didn't want to cover up too much of the florals, so I stamped the first part on a thin piece of white cardstock (that I made wavy with my fingers), and the remainder on a piece of vellum that I wrapped around the card.I thought the embossed gold went well with the yellows and oranges throughout the card. 



Whether they are orange, green or purple, this newest member of the Build-A-Flower family puts a huge smile on my face every time I finish stamping one. I smile because it's so pretty, and because it's so darn easy. A winning combination for sure!


If you're not sure you have enough shades of each ink color for the Build a Flower set, you can also purchase the set with coordinating ink cubes at a 5% discount

Subscription Plan:
There is also a monthly subscription plan for the Build-A-Flower sets! When signed up, you are guaranteed a spot in the montly Build-A-Flower releases (which often sell out) and will receive the stamp and coordinating die at a special discounted price ($35.00 -> $29.99). See Altenew site for further details.

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 the 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. All winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 7/7/2019.

Now I am very happy to send you to the blog of Ashlea Cornell who is going to wow you with her creations!

Thanks so much for stopping by. If you enjoyed your time here, I'd welcome you to follow me on Instagram for all my latest projects!

-Kelly


Supplies Used (with affiliate links where available, at no additional cost to you):

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43 comments:

  1. Beautiful cards! The second one is so cheerful in bright colors! :)

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  2. Love your cards! You made these flowers pop!

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  3. Absolutely gorgeous cards, love the second one so much with those orange and green colors, simply fabulous.

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  4. The colours are amazing in the orange/green card.

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  5. Ohh, I love the green one!

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  6. The orange and green is just fantastic! The vibrancy is amazing. Love it

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  7. Both the cards are very Beautiful ! Lived the one with bright colors a bit more :)

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  8. Both are beautiful and you achieved two great designs from this one set with different looks!

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  9. Gorgeous cards!! Love them both!

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  10. Very pretty cards! I really love this flower!

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  11. Wow, beautiful cards! Especially like the orange and green.

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  12. I love these brilliant colors! And the sequin accents!

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  13. Love these pretty cards! The colors are just so beautiful.

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  14. Gorgeous cards ... those layering stamps are really pretty.

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  15. This set lends itself to so many different colour and these are beautiful.

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  16. So pretty! Love the color combos you used for these beautiful flowers!

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  17. Your cards are just gorgeous Kelly! I love them all but the use of the green I the flowers is really stunning and really adds to the yellow and orange bouquet. I must try it myself! Thanks so much for sharing and inspiring us.

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  18. Thanks for sharing these wonderful inspirations! Cool products!

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  19. Beautiful cards ! I haven't tried reverse layer stamping but would love to try it :)

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  20. Both cards are so gorgeous and so different! Really love the combinations you have used.

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  21. Gorgeous cards - love the way you used the background stamps - I have to get better at that because the results are wonderful.

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  22. I like the use of kraft paper, but I love the orange/lime flowers best. Beautifully done cards.

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  23. Both cards are simply beautiful! I love all of the layers and texture you get and how you have been able to enhance that with your designs!

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  24. So gorgeous, Kelly. That green one is unexpected but oh so lovely.

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  25. Beautiful! The green and orange my favorite

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  26. Beautiful cards! Thanks for the tip on using the layers in reverse order.

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  27. Beautiful cards, love the vibrant color combos and thanks for the tip on reverse layer stamping!

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  28. STUNNING! Just love all your gorgeous cards, the colors are so amazing.

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  29. Wow! What an amazing color combination! Beautiful!

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  30. Breathtaking cards!! That purple card is just gorgeous!! I love your designs, so beautiful. Thank you for sharing your talent with us!

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  31. Beautiful cards! Great release.
    Thanks for sharing...

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  32. I would have never thought to use yellow as the lightest color on both the green and orange flowers...I am such a knob, and you are brilliant! That's such a pretty flower, and you've created a couple of gorgeous cards, Kelly. The flowers really pop against your very cool backgrounds, too. Absolutely delightful! Hope you have/had a wonderful 4th. xo Bev

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  33. Beautiful cards. I love the gorgeous Camellia Japonica and the colors you used are amazing.

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  34. Love your first card so much - those are gorgeous colours in the flower, and it just pops against that soft neutral background!

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  35. Love how you used the sequins to accent the flowers. :)

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  36. I love both you made but the purple on the kraft is so pretty. Great inspiration.

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  37. Wow! More beautiful flowers. I am amazed at how well this stamp set looks in all these colors. Your cards are inspirational.

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I absolutely love reading comments. Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to leave one! - Kelly