Sunday, April 1, 2018

{Altenew} Build-A-Flower: Hibiscus Release + Giveaway

This is my second post of the day.
If you're looking for my Technique Tuesday
Release Day post, please click HERE.


Altenew continues to outdo itself with each Build-A-Flower set and this month's Hibiscus is no exception! The large blooms and broad leaves make for truly stunning cards. This 6x8 set includes one large bloom with five layers, a closed bud with six layers and a leaf with four layers. All of these layers create truly realistic-looking flowers!


These detailed flowers could be used to create the simplest of cards. I only added a very lightly sponged background with the Watercolor Stripes Stencil, using the lightest shade of ink in the Rose Petal Oval Set, which is what I used to stamp the hibiscus. The leaves were stamped with the Tropical Forest Oval Set, which are my favourite shades of green to wear.


The sentiment I used is a two-part sentiment and the scripted part was too long so I stamped it on two lines to fit into the space allowed by the arrangement of the flowers. I love the font, which is very similar to a few of my favourite sentiments from Thinking of You.


GIVEAWAYS
Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to six lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or the Altenew Scrapbook Blog for a chance to win. Three winners will be announced on the card blog and three winners will be announced on the scrapbook blog on April 8, 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 April 6th. I will announce my winner here on April 7, 2018.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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43 comments:

Debra Rumpza said...

Gorgeous card! I love the layering sets.

Betty Keefe said...

the purple shades are so pretty - lovely card, Emily!

SmilynStef said...

Love those blooms in those gorgeous colors

Iris said...

Such a pretty card - love the colors and love the hibiscus set.

jeanchaneyaz said...

I'm loving what you did with the new hibiscus set!

Sue D said...

Very pretty--I like the striped background.

Dee Earnshaw said...

lovely card - thanks for the ideas on the layout:)

Lisa K said...

Beautiful card! I love your work and have missed you since you are not with Paper Smooches. Now I know to come and see your gorgeous work once again.

BonnieDD said...

Love the purple flowers! Very pretty card. Love the striped background too. Can't wait to get this set.

Lisa Moline said...

Gorgeous card! I love it done in purple! This is such a beautiful stamp set, I can't wait to get it! Thanks for the inspiration!

Gwen said...

Emily, this is such a beautiful card! What a gorgeous stamp set!

Teresa Doyle said...

Beautiful work on this card Emily. The colours of the Hibiscus are lovely and I love this sentiment.

Amy C. said...

Beautiful! These flowers are really stunning.

Brandi R said...

Oooooo Pretty Pretty Purple. Love your card ♥

Carolyn Steele said...

Love the colors you selected for these beautiful layering flowers. I also like how the stripes echo the flower colors. Just gorgeous card!

Denise Bryant said...

Such a beautiful Build-a-Flower set! Love these gorgeous hibiscus flowers and the colors you used!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

It looks gorgeous for sure!!!!

TracyM #6773 said...

DELIGHTFUL card Emily!
LOVE the colours of your inky hibiscus flowers & leaves, LOVE your elegant design and beautiful sentiment too!

Stir Your Creativity said...

I love the shades of the flower, they look fantastic!

Theresa said...

love your card. thanks as always for sharing.

Karthikha said...

That's such a beautiful card!! Love the florals and the colors :)

Rebecca Yahrling said...

A gorgeous design. Love the hint of black border, which
makes the flower colors really pop.

Riette said...

It's a gorgeous arrangement and loving how it tucks in the sentiment

Dana M said...

Lovely card! You create such great movement in the placement of the elements, fantastic soft stenciling in the background.

Busy Faith said...

Love the purple card

Annette Gordon said...

I really I really like the stripes in the background, it adds such a nice soft touch. The flower arrangement is stunning! Such a pretty pretty card.

Sue D said...

Lovely card... beautiful colors and love the soft, subtle striped background.

{VICKI} said...

beautiful card!

Cynthia Cole said...

Sweet hibiscus card!

Melissa Friedrich said...

Pretty purple hibiscus flowers, so realistic looking, and I love the soft stripe background too.

barbara macaskill said...

Simple yet elegant and breathtaking! Can’t wait to order mine tomorrow! TFS!

Wendi Jarvis said...

Your purple hibiscus are beautiful. Love the background. Thanks.

Megan said...

Lovely card, Emily! I love the Altenew inks!!!

Bev Karolak said...

Gorgeous card Emily! Love the purple layers. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

Carmela Hubler said...

Love your purple flowers! Such a pretty card and I do love this stamp set.

Lindsey said...

Wow, that's a lot of layers to try to layer more-or-less perfectly! :o Yours of course look awesome. Love the colours too. So pretty!

Cathy Lillie said...

Such a pretty card! I love the purples you chose and the layout for your card.

Dawn Riddle said...

I love the purple flowers ❤ Beautiful card!!

Carol Rossouw said...

Oh boy! Another strikingly beautiful flower for my collection. The 6 layers definitely makes all the difference! Beautiful card in one of my favourite colours.

Yasmine said...

Adorable cards and fabulous colors! Thanks for the inspiration.

Miriam Prantner said...

Such pretty flowers! I am loving the purple!

Annalisa Young said...

Great color choices for the hibiscus! And I love the super soft watercolor backdrop that you sponged. This is just a gorgeous card, and I really appreciate you sharing it with us!

Saniyah Syed said...

Cute! Gorgeous card!