Hello everyone, let me start by wishing you all a very happy new year, 2020 threw us all a curve ball so here's to a happier and healthy new year. You should have arrived here from Teresa Litchfield blog, if not you can go back to the start of the blog hop at any time by visiting the Altenew card blog where the lovely Lydia has crated a stunning project.
Today's Build a flower release is the Cora Louise Peony, you can purchase the set as a one off purchase via this link BAF Cora Louise Peony, or you can subscribe to the monthly plan where you will receive a new BAF set each month. I have created 3 cards for the hop, each very different from the last, lets take a look.
In this first card I wanted to show that you can use the stamp set without the matching die and still create impact. Not only did I omit the die but I also only stamped one of the layer. I love the effect this gives.
I stamped the floral image in both of the corners, then using Altenew's Masking sheets I masked the flowers, I then stamped the leaves and masked these. This protected all the stamped images while I ink blended the background. I used the same pink ink that I used for the detailed layer of the flower. I also added some pink and gold splatters. The sentiment is white heat embossed onto a piece of card I coloured with pink ink to coordinate with the background, it's actually the same colour I just ink blended with a heavier hand.
This second card really allows the flower and leave to pack a punch, the black background offers such a contrast that your eye is automatically draw to the flower.
The black background is embossed with the Geo steps embossing folder, I apologise that it's not easy to see in the photo, We have been having really dark days here and trying to get a good photo is hard (something I'm working on improving in 2021) I added a few splatters using Altenew's metallic watercolor paints.
My final card uses only the outline stamps for the flower and leaves. Hopefully seeing 3 ways to use this set will inspire you to look at your stamps differently and stretch them to create different looks.
I heat embossed the images using Rose Gold embossing powder onto vellum, my tip here is to make sure that your heat tool is fully heated before taking it to the vellum so that you minimise buckling. I die cut the images and added them to a panel which I embossed using the Angled Mosaic embossing folder. I ink blended the embossed panel to inject some color into the design. Adding a few gold inky splatters and sequins to pick up on the heat embossing pulled the whole look together.
Your next stop on the hop is Seeka
$200 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 1 lucky winner and a $15 gift certificate to 10 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 01/07/2021 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 11 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 01/09/2021.
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Beautiful cards. Thank you for sharing multiple options!ReplyDelete
This stamp set is so versatile and your cards are all amazing!ReplyDelete
I love these ideas and how it shows such versatility. I have to say, that first card might be my favorite, I love the colors. Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
As I saw the first card I thought This has to be my favorite....then I saw the second...and then th third. I think it's a three way tie!ReplyDelete
The different coloring techniques make them all look so different from each other. Nice ideas, all of them...ReplyDelete
Well these are all totally gorgeous! You are a master masker on that first card -- and my own favorite is the layered vellum on the last card. Just great.ReplyDelete
Your cards are all beautiful. I think my favorite is the second one. Thank you for the lovely inspiration.ReplyDelete
Thank You for sharing. Love the one with the black background, but both are pretty.ReplyDelete
Such beautiful cards!ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing...
OOOO I love the monochrome pink! What gorgeous designs!ReplyDelete
Great color and splatter. Nice ideas for the set.ReplyDelete
Marisela Delgado said: Such beautiful cards and colors! firstname.lastname@example.orgReplyDelete
I pinned both of your pink cards on my Pinterest board! I just love them, and each element created fantastic cards!ReplyDelete
Three very different cards and all pretty. I especially liked the vellum embossing and the single color of interior stamping.ReplyDelete
Hi, Terri - Three different versions here are substantially divergent. One is so light and delicate - almost ethereal. The next uses a stark contrast between black and vibrant colors and a positive sentiment. The last has a colorful but not dark background and gold embossing that lends a touch of sophistication. All fabulous and your talent shows.ReplyDelete
May 2021 be a terrific year for you!
Lori S in PA
the cards are so beautiful and dainty. i love both the cards, the techniques that you have used in both the cards are exemplary. i love the first card very very much. I would love to try it out I wonder i can create something what you have.. thank you for sharing your creativity with us. wishing you and your loved ones a happy new yearReplyDelete
Awesome cards! I really love the beautiful bloom against the dark background! Love the way it stands out!ReplyDelete
Beautiful cards. I especially like the first and third ones.ReplyDelete
Very lovely cards. They all look so different. I particularly liked the first and second cards. The first card looks so different to anything the other designers have done so far in this hop and the 2nd card has that wonderful black background which is stunning. Thanks for sharing your wonderful talent and ideas with us. Very inspiring. Happy New Year! :)ReplyDelete
Simply stunning! Gorgeous color! Thank you for the inspiration!ReplyDelete
WOW, all 3 designs are amazing and fabulous! Thanks you for the inspiration.ReplyDelete
Beautiful cards; I love the peony on the black background!ReplyDelete
Three gorgeous cards! Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
Love, Love the cards. The vellum and embossing is always my favorite. The use of just one of the layered stamp make the layering set available in so many ways. No one option.ReplyDelete
Love all of your cards. The vellum, the splatters. Just beautiful!ReplyDelete
Beautiful cards! Love the pinks and the black card is so striking!ReplyDelete
All of your cards are very lovely, but, I really appreciate your creative spin on using a simple single stamp and turning it into a stunningly beautiful card!!ReplyDelete
All of these cards are just incredible and show how versatile this set is. Thank you for showing us!ReplyDelete
Wow! Love all of these! Vellum, splatter... All my faves!ReplyDelete
Lovely! Beautiful cards! They are extraordinary!ReplyDelete
Sooo pretty...gorgeous cards...I love the gold accent thread and embossing ...just added details with a little blingReplyDelete
You were really on a roll with this stamp set! Three beautiful designs, my favorite is the bold black one! Thank you for sharing your ideas!ReplyDelete
Your cards are so pretty! I love the softness of the last one. <3ReplyDelete
Gorgeous cards! I love the vellum flower!ReplyDelete
Gorgeous cards. I love your backgrounds and I love the beautiful Cora Louise Peony.ReplyDelete
How prolific you are. All projects are fun and beautiful. Such a variety.ReplyDelete
So many beautiful cards!ReplyDelete
Terri, you are so talented. Cannot choose between cards for anything. I especially like how delicate the peony looks on the velum.ReplyDelete
I really like them all but the black is my fav.ReplyDelete
Your cards are great .. thanks for sharing and inspiring us!ReplyDelete
Oh, I like all three, but the first pink one is my very favorite! It's stunning.ReplyDelete