01 February 2022

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


Welcome to the February
Build-A-Flower Nacissus release blog hop and giveaway. You should have arrived here from Seeka, if not you can go back to the start of the hop at any time by visiting the Altenew Card Blog.



Nothing says spring has sprung quite like an open daffodil bloom. This layering stamp set features an elegant narcissus in full bloom with a stem and leaf. The flower itself comprises eight detailed layers to give a beautifully realistic look to the bloom. Try using the leaf both ways on your projects to give variety, and stamp the accompanying heartwarming sentiments to inspire your loved ones.

To create my card I started by ink blending a blue background and adding blue and white inky splatters. I stamped the Narcissus images onto Neenah Solar crest card without the outline, at this point I decided I wasn't so keen on not having an outline and wanted to try something different.

I heat embossed the outline in white onto vellum and cut with the coordinating dies. I then used a matt glue to add the vellum over the top of the coloured images, giving a slightly diffused effect. As I didn't use an anti static powder tool before heat embossing the leaves have a bunch of tiny white speckles which I adore. I finished the card with a sentiment stamped in blue rather than my go to black.

Your next stop is Tenia Nelson, before you go please take a moment to check out the giveaway and promotion below.


The Build-A-Flower is also available as part of a monthly subscription plan.
Get an early access to our NEW Build-a-flower design before it is released on our store by subscribing to our Build-A-Flower Monthly Subscription Plan! Don't worry if the set goes out of stock! When you are subscribed to the monthly subscription, you are guaranteed a spot in our New Build-A-Flower Set each month.



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 02/07/2022 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 02/09/2022.

 

Blog Hop Order

 

Altenew Card Blog

Erum Tasneem

Isha Gupta

Jaycee Gaspar

Virginia Lu

LauraJane

Jenny Colacicco

Yasmin Diaz

Nathalie DeSousa

Seeka

Terri Koszler

Tenia Nelson

Reiko Tsuchida

Amy Hill

Bridget Casey

Colleen Balija

26 comments:

  1. I always think Blues and Yellows are lovely together and your card reinforces that, just beautiful. TFS!

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  2. Beautiful card Terri, this is a wonderful set and you did a wonderful job showcasing it. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  3. barbara lassiter1 February 2022 at 17:11

    Love that you gave us the process for this beautiful card. I love the spatters too!

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  4. I love the softness created by the vellum! Your background is lovely and the tiny white dots add character!!

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  5. Your lovely background really makes the flower pop. Beautiful work.

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  6. Beautiful card and great tips! Thanks for sharing.

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  7. Gorgeous card! Love the colors…
    Thanks for sharing.

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  8. Very pretty card. I love your ink blended background..

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  9. What a great background! LOVE the white embossing and yellow flower!

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  10. I like the speckles on the leaves too. Lovely card.

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  11. Marisela Delgado said: So beautiful! mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

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  12. Good ideas to try. Very nice techniques.

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  13. Heat embossing - I love it. Your card is beautiful, love the background and the splatters, too.

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  14. What a pretty card! The flower really pops against the blue background!

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  15. So beautiful! I love the yellow and blue together!

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  16. Great color combination. I like the background.

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  17. How pretty!! Love your use of vellum with this card!!

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  18. Beautiful, clean card. I love your background.

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  19. Love your color combo! Beautiful card!

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  20. Gorgeous!! Love your background!

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