01 May 2021

Altenew Build-A-Flower: Indian Lotus Release Blog Hop + Giveaway


Welcome to the May Build-A-Flower release blog hop and giveaway. You should have arrived here from Teresa Litchfield, if not you can go back to the start of the hop at anytime by visiting the Altenew Card Blog or alternatively you can navigate using the links at the bottom of this post.
The BAF Indian Lotus is a layered stamp set and coordinating die set. The layers create a stunning realistic Lotus flower and leaf. There are 8 sentiments that can be mixed and matched to create the perfect sentiment for your project. 

I have created 3 card using the layers indifferent ways to create looks, lets take a closer look.

In my first sample project I used all of the layers from the Lotus and Leaf to create a realistic image, I teamed it up with the Painted Grid Washi tape and some inky splatters.

For this next card I used the outline and last detailed layer to give a more stylised look. I sat the images against a cover die background using the Stacked Diamonds cover plate, I added double sided adhesive to my pink card blank, placed the die cut panel on top and pieced some on the cut out back in. I then sprinkled clear glitter over the surface. I love how this gives a pink sparkle look.

For my final sample I used only the last layer of the Lotus flower, I stamped it several times over a piece of white card, making sure to turn the stamp and go off the edges to give the look of having used patterned paper. I torn the edge and adhered it to a black card base. I added a sentiment and a few sequins to finish the look.

Your next stop is Verity Biddlecombe, but before you leave please check out the special offers, subscription and giveaway information.

Special offers and Subscription

Giveaway Prizes

$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 05/06/2021 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 05/08/2021.


Blog Hop Order

Please add a link to the person before and after you in your post. You are encouraged to include the full list as well. 


Altenew Card Blog

Norine Borys

Amanda Baldwin

Emily Midgett

Carol Hintermeier

Amber Rain Davis

Erin Thompson

Therese Calvird

Jenny Colacicco

Tenia Nelson

Joylita Dsouza

Virginia Lu

Keren Baker


Linda Westfall

Nathalie DeSousa

Nandini Karmarkar

Sandhya Iyer


Teresa Litchfield

Terri Koszler

Verity Biddlecombe

Helen Kalb


  1. All of your cards are beautiful (I bet the diecut one with pink glitter is fabulous in real life), but my favorite is the pink flowers all around the background on the black...maybe it's the torn edge I love?

  2. Stunning cards, thanks for sharing!!!

  3. I love this new set and thanks for sharing how you've used it. It is giving me lots of ideas.

  4. 3 very different looks from one small stamp, I really like this Lotus Flower.

  5. These are so soft and beautiful!!! Love how you did these!!

  6. All three cards are so very pretty. Love the structure of the lotus with the wonky grid, love the diamond background (and seeing it in action, hadn't seen that background before), like seeing a layer of the lotus used for your all over background and the black and pink. Cool!

  7. Wow!!! These are soooo Lovely!!!

  8. These are beautiful! Great designs!

  9. Beautiful! The washi tape looks like a stamp!

  10. Marisela Delgado said: So pretty! mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

  11. Great work on all 3 cards!

  12. Fabulous designs and colors! Beautiful cards.

  13. Great background shares. I like the look of the torn side.

  14. Love the pink and black together- so pretty!

  15. Some great techniques. I look forward to try them myself!

  16. Three very different but all beautiful cards. I love the simplicity of the first and the background technique of the second. Great ideas. Thanks for the inspiration.

  17. My favorite is the Smile card. The detail layer makes for a great patterned paper!

  18. Beautiful card! I especially love your color choices and the little extra sparkle you added in the pink and gold card!

  19. Oh i really love the HELLO card. The background is so pretty, and really makes the flower SHINE

  20. I love this beautiful Indian Lotus set and I love your wonderful cards.

  21. Gorgeous cards. Love the way you have used different layers for different looks!

  22. Beautiful cards with these gorgeous lotus flowers! Awesome designs!

  23. Really cool glitter and background effect with the pink paper and die panel!!! ❤️❤️❤️

  24. Beautiful cards. So fun to see your many makes. Inspirational use of the stamp and different backgrounds.

  25. I love your pink lotuses!! My favorite card is "Smile". I LOVE the lotus backgroung

  26. Beautiful. Love the pink flowers.

  27. Such pretty cards! I love to see different ways to use a stamp set.


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