Thursday, October 1, 2020

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





Hi Friends! You may know I'm all about efficiency, and the Build-a-Flower for this month's Altenew release is a Peony, which is large enough to practically fill an entire card by itself! In addition to the project I'm sharing in this post, I've already used this large peony in two other projects just because it covers so much area so quickly.

You may have come from the blog of Tenia Nelson, but if not fee free to start at the beginning with the Altenew Blog.

Build-a-Flower Peony


Oh goodness. These big beauties are fabulous! The three layers for the flower are easy to line up since there aren't tiny detailed areas to match. I made these three flowers but quickly figured out two are plenty for the card. Because of the two flowers I thought this would make an appropriate anniversary card, and picked a simple sentiment from the Sentiment Strips stamp set.


I wanted to pair this large, bold flower with tiny detailed texture. Since the Burlap Texture Die has been out of stock since the week (day?!) it was released, I went for some REAL burlap. It's always going to be hard to beat anything that's real, but I have to say the nice thing about the Burlap Texture Die is that paper adheres to the card base much better than this fiberous burlap fabric. One tip for working with actual burlap though is to either use a ton of adhesive like I have here, or adhere it with a tiny stapler.


Another nice thing about this set is the layered centers that you can add. They are small in relation to the large bloom, but just being able to introduce a few more colors to the florals is great.

The quickness to end up with a finished card with this set is immensely satisfying. And that it's a beautiful floral is another big plus to keeping this one in my "often used" shelf.

Giveaway Prizes
To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog by 10/06/2020 for a chance to win. Altenew will 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 Winners Page on 10/07/2020.

You have made it to the end of the hop! I am your last stop. So happy you've joined us and stopped by. Here's the whole list in case you need to revisit anyone's blog:
Have a wonderful day!!
-Kelly



Supplies used (affiliate links used, thanks so much for your support!)
Build-a-Flower Peony
Sentiment Strips

48 comments:

  1. Love this! Haha I thought that background was such a realistic looking stamp haha of course is real!

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  2. Love, love, love this card! The burlap adds such a fantastic texture!

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  3. A striking card in such an amazing zing of colour, love it x

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  4. Beautiful card! Love the idea of using real burlap, so clever!!

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  5. Ooooh! That bold orange against the burlap just screams Fall! LOVE 😍

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  6. Love your card & color choices since fall colors are my favorite!

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  7. Very nice. Something about the burlap that really makes that card pretty. TFS

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  8. Love the real burlap background--inspires me to use mine! So helpful to know how hard layering sets are to use. Wish that was part of the description, so thanks for telling us, Kelly! Beautiful card!

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  9. Love the flower's colors on the burlap. I agree with those above that it is truly a fall card.

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  10. Glad I'm not the only one substituting the real burlap in place of the nice burlap die that is still OOS. A bit more work in getting it right, i agree with you 100%. I do like to use burlap. Your card welcomes in the fall season with great color. Love the look. Was a great hop and looking forward to more release by Altenew October2020. Gotta stay craft happy.

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  11. Nice card. I like you color combos

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  12. Ok, you win!!! This is extra amazing. The burlap, the colors, this is incredible.

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  13. Beautiful. Love the texture of the burlap.

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  14. Fabulous card! Love the bright colors and the burlap background.

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  15. Love how the real burlap softens the whole appearance but the colors really give the flowers a pop! Thanks!

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  16. So bold---so beautiful! Love the colors in your flowers, and they look AWESOME atop the burlap. Great texture! And a lovely fall color scheme!

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  17. This is fabulous! The peonies look so nice against the burlap. This would make a nice framed gift or autumn or Thanksgiving piece!

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  18. Such good fall colors. The burlap is perfect

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  19. Oh boy you really made these flower pop with color. Just beautiful.

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  20. Beautiful card. Love your background. Thanks for sharing

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  21. Nice combination both in color and texture. That burlap die is hard to get a hold of.

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  22. The real burlap was a wonderful fall addition Kelly, this is marvelous!

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  23. OMG! the vivid orange with the burlap is fantastic!

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  24. Loving the burlap texture to make the flowers pop. Gorg!

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  25. Burlap yes! I purchased this large flower set because, as you mentioned, it’s large and will fill up an A2 card in a short period of time. Efficient, as you say! I’m all for that. TFS!

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  26. love your colour choice and the burlap, beautiful

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  27. Gorgeous colors! And the burlap background is so nice with the peonies! What an incredible idea!!!

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  28. I love the bright colors, beautiful.

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  29. What a gorgeous card! I love the texture of the burlap- the orange peonies look beautiful against it!

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  30. The new BAF set is gorgeous. And I love your inspiration! The flowers are stunning! And the burlap background adds a beautiful, rustic touch.

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  31. Kelly the yellows & oranges on the peonies ties in so well with the piece of burlap in the background. Pretty card.

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  32. Awesome rich colorful peonies. And your burlap is so fun. I love adding fabric to a background. Since I'm a sewest, I definitely need to go through my stash and try this.

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  33. Fantastic card! I love that burlap background and the orange flowers!

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  34. I love the bright orange against that awesome burlap background! Totally awesome!

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  35. I love the burlap background against the orange flowers, Kelly! Beautiful!

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  36. Creative to use real burlap when the popular die is sold out!
    The rich colors combined with the burlap really remind me of Fall, your card really stands out!
    Thanks for sharing.

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  37. Love the card. The orange flowers over the burlap looks gorgeous.

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  38. Your card is gorgeous. I love those orange peonies and the burlap background is perfect!

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  39. Gorgeous, Kelly ... the texture from the background burlap is positively touchable ... a fabulous foil for those bold, vibrant, delicately splattered peonies! Hugs, Anita :)

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  40. I love the bright peonies and that bold orange looks fabulous against the burlap background.

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  41. Burlap is a nice touch to your beautiful peony

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  42. Burlap is a nice touch for the peony!

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  43. Love the burlap background for the pretty orange peonies.

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