Altenew Build-A-Flower: Laelia Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($200 in total prizes)

Hey Crafty People

Today I’m taking part in this Altenew Build-A-Flower: Laelia Release blog hop.

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!!!


Altenew Build-A-Flower: Laelia.


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 10/07/2021 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 10/09/2021.


Building A Bouquet

I treated myself with a new set of inks, so I just had to use them for my BAF projects this month!!! Autumnal tones may not be the first thought for these beautiful Laelia flowers, but my heart is set firmly in Autumn and I’m not even sorry! ?

One of my favourite tips when you want to build a bouquet, like this, is to stamp some of your elements a little darker than others. These elements can be placed at the back of your bunch and you have some shadow on them from the very start, which really helps set up the perspective of depth.

Also, don’t be afraid to rotate your florals, especially if you only have the one image and you want to create the illusion that your bunch has several different blooms.

I spent quite a bit of time fussing with the placement of all these elements, but once I was happy, I used some low tack tape to secure them all in place. Then I could lift them all and add some adhesive to the back of the leaves and stems, before placing them back down.

I worked up through my bouquet in layers, adding Instant Dimension Foam Tape behind the most forward sitting flower.

I stacked up two white behind one gold for my die cut sentiment.


Negative Colouring

Although these sets are stamp layering, you can use the gorgeous outline images for a whole host of other techniques!

Here, I stamped the outline in Obsidian Black Pigment Ink, and then I die cut a piece of masking paper with the coordinating die. (I left the stamped image to dry for a bit, before sticking my mask over it so that I didn’t smudge the ink.)

Once covered, I used the four inks from the Sea Shore ink family to blend over the rest of the a2 panel. I used the lightest inks around the image and then blended out to the darkest at the far edges. This gives you a really beautiful halo effect around the flower once the mask is removed.

There is quite a lot of ink, so I did leave it to dry before I added Jet Black ink splatters and then removed the mask.

I stamped one of the sentiments from the set in Obsidian.



Bonus!

Whilst stamping flowers for my first card I made a bit of a boo-boo, (actually I made a couple ??) so I was left with a flower whose stem was no good, and a stem whose flower was no good. So I trimmed off the stem that was no good and I used some foam tape to put the pretty flower over the not so pretty flower!

Instantly, I’m able to use what would have been wasted and it even looks like I always intended the flower to be popped up this way! ?

For the background I cut the Moroccan Lattice cover die three times from Neenah 80lb and I stacked these up over another sheet of Neenah. (Using layers of paper like this will make your card much sturdier but it may not be mail friendly as it does add weight.)

The sentiment is the Fancy Hugs die cut from Gilded glitter cardstock, layered over a Neenah die cut.


Altenew Build-A-Flower: Laelia Release Blog Hop

Next up on this hop is the uber talented Erum Tasneem

You should have arrived to me from the amazing Nathalie DeSousa …but full blog hop line up is at the bottom of this post for your information!


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Full Hop Lineup | Altenew Build-A-Flower: Laelia Release Blog Hop.

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Jaycee Gaspar 

Amanda Baldwin

Seeka

Terri Koszler

Dana Joy

Michelle Short

Sandhya Iyer

Tenia Nelson

Joy Baldwin

Jenny Colacicco

Daniel Diaz

Emily Midgett

LauraJane

Virginia Lu

Verity Biddlecombe 

Nathalie DeSousa

Natasha Davies

Erum Tasneem

Amy Hill

Colleen Balija

Ishani

Rosie Neustaedter

Joylita Dsouza

Bridget Casey

Linda Parker

Preeti Chandran

Sande Woodson

42 thoughts on “Altenew Build-A-Flower: Laelia Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($200 in total prizes)

  1. I love these colors. (And–yay!–I have them!) Thanks for the bonus card with your “fix” using your two boo-boos.

  2. Sweet looking designs! I love them all. The negative coloring was very interesting! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Beautiful cards! I love the bouquet of flowers you created on the first card!

    1. Your cards are lovely. I especially like the background you used on the second card.

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