Sunday, December 1, 2019

Altenew Build-A-Flower: Stargazer Release Blog Hop + GiveawayStar


Hello Folks! Welcome to the blog hop celebrating the release of Altenew's latest Build-A-Flower set, the Stargazer Lily! You may have come from the blog of Keeway Tsao, but if not feel free to start at the beginning with the Altenew Card Blog.


The gorgeous Stargazer Lily is a staple in many floral bouquets because of their very large, long-lasting, and beautiful blooms. I love seeing several buds in my arrangements because I know I'm in for a couple weeks of enjoyment. The only thing I'm not a fan of is the burnt orange pollen that falls and stains everything once they're past their prime, right?!

Well, I've got good news for you.

These Stargazer Lilies have all the long-lasting beauty, but will never-ever shed staining pollen! Whoo-hoo!


Here's a clean and simple card to start with. I used a textured off-white paper (actually it was from blank stationary that I found when cleaning out my junk cabinet in the kitchen last week) that's die cut from the largest die in the Nesting Labels Die set. Instead of cutting off the top, I folded it over and adhered it to the back of the card. Why not use the whole thing?


The stargazer lily fits the space perfectly, which makes this a great candidate for a clean & simple card. A metallic gold cut from the Handwritten Hello Die is no doubt simple and classy.

After only using one of these beautiful lilies on the card, I had several more that needed a home.


This card features not only three of the lilies, but both of the layered leaves, AND a non-layered floral image which is perfect for filling in the background of these die cut florals. Such a smart image to add to this set! After stamping the open florals on the kraft card base, I colored the petals in white. 


The b&w sentiment is from my favorite sentiment set EVER, from any company, Sentiment Strips. If you don't have it already, what are you waiting for? Twenty-five different sentiments in the perfect font, perfect size, and perfect range of occasions. 


For this particular card, I wanted to make the overall sentiment more substantial than the original "sending you sweet birthday wishes" so I split it into "sending you" and "sweet birthday wishes" and then spelled out "SUPER" with the Tall Alpha Dies. At first the card looked too busy, but I was happier once I used a strip of vellum to back the letters with.  


Either way you use these ... with a lot going on, or with a really clean design ... these stargazer lilies are bold and beautiful. There are four layers for the petals, and two layers for the stamen in the middle, so that's SIX different colors you can have on these blooms. That's a ton of detail, all pre-planned out for you.


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 5 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card 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 Card Blog on 12/8/2019.

Now I am happy to send you to the lovely and talented
Ilda Dias, who has a treat 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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44 comments:

  1. gorgeous card! Love stargazers My favorite flower!

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  2. Your cards are gorgeous. I love the colors.

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  3. This is a gorgeous stamp set and both your cards are beautiful and reflect that.BTW Don't you just love finding something you have on hand that can be used on a card? :)

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  4. Both cards are just beautiful! I love the single flower on the label!

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  5. Love both the cards. The first one is my favorite. I love the simple design.

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  6. Two beautiful cards and so unique! Love the second because it looks almost vintage with all the clusters of these beautiful Stargazer blooms!! The parchment with the smaller blossom colored in white was a clever backdrop as well as the "super" on vellum to really add so much depth!

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  7. Stunning card designs, love them!

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  8. The kraft card is my favorite; I love the little white background flowers and the vellum does tame the business- Great cards!

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  9. I love that second card with the white and yellow details on the small background flowers. Stunning.

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  10. Gorgeous cards! Love the second one on the kraft, just beautiful!

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  11. Love your cards, Kelly--especially the 2nd one! Hope you've had a lovely Thanksgiving weekend!

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  12. Beatiful designs. I really like hou you used the alphabet dies to creat part of the sentiment.

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  13. Your cards are absolutely gorgeous. I love this Stargazer set!

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  14. That hello card is so cute - love the gold; and adore the second card - great bold lettering!

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  15. Beautiful card designs. I'm just loving this stamp set!

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  16. Holy Moly...this is an absolutely gorgeous set!! So many color combinations for the stargazer lily!! Beautiful inspiration and creativity!!

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  17. Beautiful cards! Great use of color.

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  18. I love the SUPER one... the flowers look great against the craft paper!

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  19. Oh what lovely cards! Beautiful designs and floral compositions. I love the flower layered on the nesting label die.

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  20. Beautiful cards! Love those flowers on kraft background, it’s stunning!

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  21. Thank you for contrasting two different ways to showcase this lovely bloom!

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  22. Lovely cards using this beautiful new set!!

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  23. Ha yes, the pollen is the worst part of these beautiful flowers. I love the colors you chose for your cards!

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  24. Love the cluster of Stargazers, they look so real!

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  25. Stand alone or by the bunch your lilies are beautiful, Kelly.

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  26. You have done the set justice; these are gorgeous!

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  27. Beautiful cards! This set is Gorgeous!!! Wonderful inspiration!

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  28. Your cards are beautiful! Love the pretty pink tones. Stargazers are stunning, so are your cards! Thanks for sharing and creating!

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  29. Super sweet cards!! Thanks for inspiration

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  30. Absolutely stunning catds. I love them all equally but getting the stains out of things from the likky wont be a problem anymore lol. TFS xx

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  31. Great designs and super awesome beautiful cards!! <3

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  32. Lovely cards with this beautiful Build-A-Flower set! Love your color combos!

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  33. Gorgeous card, love this stamp set!

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  34. Beautiful cards, lovely colors! Wonderful designs, love them!!

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  35. Both of your card are beautiful. I love the second one the most. Thanks for sharing with us and Merry Christmas to you.

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  36. Love the cards. I love them and can't decide which I like more.

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  37. Beautiful cards! I love the colors you used on your lily.

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  38. Hi Kelly :) Altenew does such a beautiful job with florals and this BAF is no exception!!! The stargazer and your cards are stunning! 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