Wednesday, January 17, 2018

{Altenew} Build-a-Flower: Sakura Blossom Release + Giveaway


Hi, everyone! Today, Altenew is releasing a new Build-a-Flower set and it's the stunning Sakura Blossom. I absolutely adore this layered set, which is so easy to stamp. This is the easiest layering set I've ever used, which means you need it! The dies are also very unique, with score lines for all the petals and leaves to make them three-dimensional. Yes, heart eyes to all of that!


I need to add a lot of birthday cards to my stash so I decided to make two at once, in bright, sunny colours, instead of the usual pink for Sakura Blossoms.


I used the lightest three shades from Summer Afternoon to layer the yellow flowers and the lightest three shades from Warm and Cozy to layer the orange flowers. I used paler green leaves on the yellow card and brighter green leaves on the orange card. For the stamen, I used warm greys on the yellow flowers and cool greys on the orange flowers. The sentiments are stamped in two colours to match the flowers and leaves on their respective cards. Finally, I added vellum die cuts for balance.


GIVEAWAYS
Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to FOUR lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and Altenew Scrapbook Blog by January 25, 2018 for a chance to win. Two winners chosen from the card blog and two winners chosen from the scrapbook blog will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog and Altenew Scrapbook Blog on January 26, 2018.

In addition, I'm also giving away a $20 gift certificate to the Altenew Store! Please leave a comment here on this post by 11:59pm EST on Wednesday, January 24th. I will announce my winner here on Thursday, January 25th.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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34 comments:

~amy~ said...

absolutely gorgeous!

barbara macaskill said...

Oooooooo! ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ these beautiful cards! I especially love that you can make these flowers any color and they will always be gorgeous! TFS!

I Card Everyone said...

Really, truly, amazing dimension - well done, Emily!!!
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Denise Bryant said...

Love the dimension and colors! Such pretty flowers on your lovely cards!

Maryam said...

Thes cards are so pretty love your coloring..

Deeps said...

These cards are exceptional. I just love the colors. She ft and beautiful.

Julie Booker said...

Your designs are just gorgeous! I just *love* the colours you have chosen.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

SO PRETTY!!!! SO CREATIVE!!!!!

Sue D said...

So pretty. I like the colors and dimension.
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Purple Princess said...

Such gorgeous flowers~

Dee Earnshaw said...

Love these 3D flowers on your cards - gorgeous layout and fab ideas

Iris said...

Gorgeous cards - love the soft colors and the dimension.

donna mikasa said...

Wow--the change in colors turned the sakura into plumerias! So pretty!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Love your different color flowers. Beautiful projects

Mary-Anne V said...

Love how you customized these blooms with non traditional colours...gorgeous cards.

Dana M said...

Gorgeous cards! I love your color choices.

Patty said...

These are beautiful!! Love the colors you used to create them!!

Amy C. said...

Beautiful dimension on these flowers!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

How pretty love the flowers!

Teresa Doyle said...

These are both beautiful cards Emily and I love this set. Well done.

Melissa Friedrich said...

Gorgeous cards, love these dimensional blooms and colors!

Stir Your Creativity said...

Just by changing the color palette the cards look so different! Fantastic cards.

Sindhu said...

Beautiful cards....love the colors....

Andrea Hastilow said...

So pretty in the alternative spring colours, your cards look so beautiful and the blossom so fresh and delicate. Great examples for us, thank you Emily

Lisa Moline said...

Beautiful cards! I love this build a flower set, so pretty! Thanks for sharing with us!

Daria Z. said...

These cards are just lovely! Wonderful color choices and the added dimension makes them look so real.

Heather M said...

Gorgeous!! Love the color combo you chose and clean layout!

Marjorie DUMONTIER said...

You made some beautiful cards !
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Shelly said...

These are beautiful, Emily!

Amante del Papel said...

your flowers looks so real, and your cards are so beautiful!!!

Karthikha said...

Very pretty cards :) Love the dimension!

TracyM #6773 said...

GORGEOUS cards!
LOVE the detail & dimension of your flowers - WOW - LOVE your ink combos & sweet sentiment too!

Annette Reed said...

Stunning flowers against white backgrounds. They really pop off the page. Beautiful!

AndreaH said...

ABSOLUTELY love all of ALTENEW'S goodies and this release doesn't disappoint. Your cards are gorgeous I especially like the colours you've used. Thankyou for the chance to win this excellent giveaeay to their store. Xx 💞 xx