Friday, November 1, 2019

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

 

Hi Folks! Can you believe all the wonderful details in this latest Altenew Lavender Build-a-Flower stamp and die set?! I'm pleased to welcome you to the Altenew BAF blog hop, where you may have come from Svitlana Shayevich. If not, feel free to start at the beginning with the Altenew Card Blog.


This set only has one flower head, as opposed to multiple flower heads in previous sets, but this flower is wonderfully detailed. And huge!



Here it is in action ... this bloom is definitely large enough to cover a large-format 4 1/4 x 8 1/2 card.


The bottom of the card is covered with the striking new Golden Dots washi. That bold gold is such a nice compliment to the delicate gold script sentiment.


I really liked using the larger format card with this set, so I tried my hand at a similar card. This one is filled with additional foliage from the new Dot Botanicals set. The mix of thin and thick foliage really helps to cover the bottom of the card and ground it.


I ran out of room to have the sentiment going across the card, so on this one I stamped the sentiment vertically.


So much flower you get with just one set of stamps! 

These were all stamped directly to the card, so next I wanted to see what the die cut version looks like. Let me tell you, GORgeous!


It was so pretty, I thought, why not "plant" it? Doesn't this almost look like the real thing?! These would make such a statement at a luncheon to have at every place setting. I would totally plan an event just to have an excuse to make a bunch of these : )
 

What I appreciate about this die cut is that it cuts the leaves as well as the flower. Very detailed! And so quick! You are literally stamping one flower, one leaf structure, die cutting it all out, and then sticking it in some floral foam stuck in a pot. I didn't have to secure the flower at all; the tip of the stem anchors nicely in the floral foam.


Finally, here are three of the same die cuts arranged in an antique medicine bottle I found at a flea market.  I added some green wire to the ends of these so they would stand in place.


Don't they look real?! I called my son in to look and see if he was fooled. He told me he knew they were fake because "well, they have a white outline, Mom!" Ha, that is true.
 

So many different projects with this one flower. Again, I really appreciate the large scale of it. 



Even though they are all stamped purple (I searched online and didn't really find any non-purple lavender blooms) there are still a variety of projects.



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's a monthly subscription plan for the Build a Flower sets. When signed up, you are guaranteed a spot in the monthly Build a Flower releases and will receive the stamps and coordinating dies 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 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 11/9/2019.

Now I am happy to send you to the dear Norine Borys, who I know has something amazingly beautiful to share with you!
  
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

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37 comments:

  1. I love the tiny pot with the lavender sticking out! That would be a great place card for a shower. So creative

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  2. Very pretty lavender images, the tiny inflorescence look so delicate, almost real.The sentiments are perfect on that casual font, love the variety of projects you shared today Kelly. Thank you for the gorgeous inspiration!

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  3. Your cards are beautiful but i loved the lavenders in the vase and pot more ! You always have some out of the box ideas !

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  4. I just love the lavender in the glass!

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  5. So beautiful!! All of the cards are fabulous. The flowers in the vase is so cool!

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  6. i love how you placed the image in a pot so many cute ideas

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  7. So pretty - I love how you used the die cut versions - that would be such a cute idea for place settings or something like that!

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  8. YOU PLANTED THE STAMPED FLOWERS! Here's hoping they grow into a beautiful Altenew stamp tree with lots of fruit!

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  9. Love your cards and plant ideas. Very cool.

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  10. Three beautiful projects and so creative!

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  11. LOVE everything that you've created with the beautiful new Build-a-Flower: Lavender set!!! A-mazing!

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  12. Beautiful projects! I love lavender!

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  13. All of these are so beautiful! :)

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  14. You are full of beautiful ideas! I really appreciate your showing the size and effect of the lavender too.

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  15. love the thanks a bunch card with the added flower, they look so pretty together

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

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  17. You are so cute! I love your creative perspective. I am now trying to think of when I can have a few ladies over just so I can set my table with these precious pots of paper flowers. BTW-the cards are amazing too! : )

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  18. Leave it to you to make potted lavender, Kelly. Yes they would make darling centerpieces. Even though they're all purple you did make one a little lighter so there is some variation. I love the large format cards too. I never think to do that.

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  19. Great idea! Lovely design using the beautiful set. Tyfs

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

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  21. Gorgeous projects. I love that beautiful lavender and your colors are beautiful.

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  22. AMAZING! I love the gold and black dot paper and then the colors!

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  23. Woweeee. So pretty you can plant it. Very creative. I love your work!

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  24. Lovely cards, and the flowers look real enough to 'plant'!

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  25. Gorgeous projects. BAF Lavender is now my favorite.

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  26. Such beautiful cards and projects too.💜

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  27. Wow! Creative ideas! I love the tiny pot and the beautiful vase :) Super awesome cards too!

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  28. Your cards are gorgeous and then the ideas of using these in other decor - brilliant.

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  29. Beautiful projects! Love how lovely they look in the vase and pot. Great idea.

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  30. Hi Kelly--late, but wanted to see what you did with the lavender & wow--blows me away! Let me know when the event is scheduled--I'm coming--haha!

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  31. The flower and vase idea is a surprise, but what a lovely image! Thanks!

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  32. Lovely creations! I like the smooth look on the lavender.

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  33. Such clever creations with the new stamp set! Love how you put the die cuts in the vase!

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  34. Very pretty lavender cards and I like your creative pot and vase.

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  35. WOW! Those cards are gorgeous! Love the first one with the gold washi, but the second one stole my heart. Love the whole design of it.
    Your creative flower pot and vases are a great idea, and I may steal your idea for one of our next functions! Great ideas here!

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  36. Your cards and flower arrangements are beautiful! I am so amazed at how realistic they look. Can't wait to get this set and thanks for the inspiration!

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