Altenew Build-A-Flower: Fashion Monger Dahlia Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

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Altenew Build-A-Flower: Fashion Monger Dahlia

Today I’m taking part in a blog hop to celebrate the release of the latest Altenew Build-A-Flower: Fashion Monger Dahlia.

If you aren’t familiar with the Build-A-Flower, it is a monthly floral stamp layering series, and it is available as a subscription service.

I love that you get a large stamp set and the coordinating dies; this opens up so many techniques!!!

I wanted to show a couple of different ways you can use the set to get completely different results; so I created using the outline stamp and also without to get a softer look. *More details below!*


Altenew Build-A-Flower: Fashion Monger Dahlia.

Altenew Build-A-Flower: Fashion Monger Dahlia

Giveaway!!!

To celebrate the release of this latest Build A Flower, Altenew are hosting a fun blog hop, the full list is below but feel free to head over to the Altenew Card Blog to start at the beginning of the hop!

Of course there are prizes to be won along the way!

$200 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $20 gift certificate to 5 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 08/07/2021 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 7 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 08/09/2021.

Altenew Build-A-Flower: Fashion Monger Dahlia.

Bright Sunshine Yellow Blooms

  • Altenew Build-A-Flower: Fashion Monger Dahlia

Whenever I get a new BAF set, the first thing I do is stamp out a bunch of images in different ink colours. I love getting a feel for the new set like this and experimenting with different colour combinations.
I make some cards right away, then I like to store the extra images in the back of the stamp packaging to use at a later date. (This helps when you need to make a super quick card! ?)

I used bright yellow tones from Sunshine In My Pocket inks, with cool tones greens as a nice contrast for my leaves.

The background is made up from both the positive and negative portions of the Rippling Rings die, which I cut from the Ocean Reflection glitter cardstock pack.

I added a die cut sentiment from last month’s Craft Your Life Project Kit, and some black sequins to finish off the design.


Organic Background

  • Altenew Build-A-Flower: Fashion Monger Dahlia

I mixed it up a bit with my colours here, opting for Sea Shore inks, and warmer toned greens for the leaves. This is a really pretty combination.

I cut the Stacked Diamonds cover plate die from some blue mirror cardstock, and snipped parts of it out to add onto an a2 panel of Neenah 80lb.
This is a fun way to use a cover die in a different way, and I wanted to increase the organic feel of the background even more, so I tore the top and bottom.

I stamped one of the sentiments from the set onto some vellum in Obsidian Pigment ink and added clear embossing over the top. Again, I finished the design with some black sequins.


Altenew Build-A-Flower: Fashion Monger Dahlia

Using The Outline, But Not The Layers.

  • Altenew Build-A-Flower: Fashion Monger Dahlia

I stamped the images onto some Bristol Smooth cardstock, using the Obsidian ink, so that I could paint them with my Watercolour Brush Markers. (I find that I get much better results with theses when I use Bristol Smooth over

After leaving the images to fully dry, for several hours, I just covered the whole flower with the Warm Sunshine marker. Then whilst it was still wet, I added some Autumn Blaze pigment in at the base of the petals. I did blend that out a touch, using a little clean, clear water.

I repeated the same steps for the leaves; this whole painting session didn’t take more than a couple of minutes.

I added some black splatter to a mini slimline card panel (3.5 X 6.5 inch) for a super quick background.

For my sentiment, I used the same die that I used for the first one, but instead of cutting the shadow, I just put the sentiment onto a strip of vellum. This time I used Satin White sequins to embellish this design.


Next up on this hop is the uber talented Joy Baldwin

You should have arrived to me from the amazing Nenette S. Madero …but full blog hop lineup is at the bottom of this post for your information!


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Full Hop Lineup | Altenew Build-A-Flower: Fashion Monger Dahlia Release.

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Norine Borys

Jenny Colacicco

Virginia Lu 

LauraJane

Jaycee Gaspar

Mindy Eggen

Emily Midgett

Terri Koszler

Nathalie DeSousa

Seeka

Tenia Nelson

Dana Joy

Amanda Baldwin

Verity Biddlecombe

Carol Hintermeier

Sandhya Iyer

Linda Westfall

Keren Baker

Daniel Diaz

Erin Thompson

Joylita Dsouza

Nenette S. Madero

Natasha Davies <— You are here!

Joy Baldwin

Linda Westfall

62 thoughts on “Altenew Build-A-Flower: Fashion Monger Dahlia Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

  1. Love them all. Can’t decide fave. Maybe the yellow without the layers. Although I love the yellow flower without the base colour. Too many lovely choices.

  2. I like the different ways you used the dahlias. It gives me ideas on how to mix it up a bit. I make samples of all my craft-a-flower sets and store in the packages but never thought about doing the same with the CAF’s! Thanks for your inspiration!

  3. I love those backgrounds! The blue glitter paper Rippling Rings in positive and negative is genius.

  4. Thank you for the tip about using Bristol Smooth with the water color markers. I will try that! Pretty cards!

    1. Thank you πŸ™‚
      Yeah, I did struggle a little on the watercolour cardstock that I had, but when I tried it on Bristol I absolutely loved the results! You can’t use quite so much water with the Bristol as you might on watercolour cardstock, but I found that because they blended easier, I didn’t need to use as much water! πŸ™‚

  5. Your color combos are lovely, and I really enjoy your inspirations using the new Fashion Monger Dahlia set. LOVELY!

  6. Tashia, I love all of the cards you made one is as awesome as the other, I really can’t pick a favorite cause their all so cool. The backgrounds are so unique too. GREAT cards ! Thanks for sharing and inspiring us!

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