Altenew Build-A-Flower: Snapdragon Release Blog Hop + Giveaway



Hi everyone! Today I am back with a bright floral card I created with the new Altenew Build-A-Flower Snapdragon stamps and dies! The set is one of the beautiful layering sets by Altenew: you can create some really gorgeous cards with it, and it's perfect for those who don't love to color as well! 



This post is part of a blog hop with giveaways - you will find more details at the end of this post, but now let's have a look at how I created this card!

I started by stamping my snapdragons on some Neenah Solar White 110lb cardstock. Using a stamp positioning tool like the Mini MISTI makes getting your layers well aligned super easy!  This card also gave the the opportunity to try my new Altenew Inks, and I LOVE them! So bright and juicy!


I used the Spring Bouquet Mini Ink set, which is a great value and has all the inks you need to build your layers with the Build-A-Flower Snapdragon stamps. Alternatively, you can get the Build-A-Flower Snapdragon in a bundle with some more gorgeous mini inks. I stamped the larger flower once and the smaller once twice, and then die cut them all with the coordinating dies. You can watch the whole process in the video tutorial that I have linked down below.


Next, I created an ombre background using the Altenew Watercolors over some Tim Holtz watercolor cardstock. I added interest to the panel by creating some white and blue droplets. I layered it with some black cardstock and mounted it on my card base. 



I heat embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder over some black cardstock. I cut the cardstock into a small banner and rounded the corners with my WeR Memory Keepers Corner Chomper. 


As a finishing detail I added Nuvo Drops in Morning Dew to my card front - I really love the subtle detail of clear drops on floral cards!
As I mentioned earlier on, I have a video tutorial for you, showing how I created this card with the Altenew Build-A-Flower: Snapdragon stamps and dies. You can watch it down below or directly on my YouTube channel.




And now it's time for giveaways!
To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by 5/15/2019 for a chance to win.

Altenew will also draw a winner to receive a $20 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 5/18/2019. Happy hopping!




Before going, I wanted to let you know that you can now sign up for the Build-A-Flower monthly subscription plan - this way each month you are guaranteed a spot in the Altenew BAF releases and will receive each set at a discounted price!

And that's it for today! I really hope you liked the card and enjoyed the video! Thank you all so much for stopping by and have a great day! 

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59 comments:

Kelsey Thomas said...

This is lovely! :)

joycemc57 said...

Beautiful card! Thanks so much for sharing your process in a video.

Karthikha said...

Wow! What a beautiful card in bright colors!! Love it! And the addition of dew nuvo drops is just awesome! :)

Barbara said...

Beautiful card.Thanks for the layering tips! I love the Altenew inks, too, especially in the mini size for creating layers!

Creating with Susan said...

Beautiful! Such vibrant colors and those clear drops make me think of dew drops on flowers in the morning.

lindagk23 said...

Beautiful card!!! Love the colors and this flower is so pretty!

Heather M said...

Beautiful card. Love your gorgeous blue background and the lovely pink snapdragons! So pretty!

Janis Godwin Spear said...

I love how your background, although quite dark, frames the flowers perfectly. Your colour choices are fantastic. Thank you for sharing.

Lisa T. said...

I love the blue color you used as the background. Makes the flowers just pop off the page. The clear dots also make it look like water which is a cool effect. Thanks for sharing!

Rema DeLeeuw said...

Beautiful and so vibrant!

Maxine M. said...

Don't you just love snapdragons? Beautiful cards.

Margarita Navarro-Rivera said...

Your cards are beautiful! I love the vibrant colors!

Mary Holshouser said...

Been a long time since I've seen snapdragons.
they were fun to play with. The card is
fantastic. Love the drops of water.
thanks for sharing
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Brenda Kuder said...

Your card is the prettiest one I have seen on the blog hop so far. Great job!

Nora Noll said...

This is so pretty!! I LOVE the bright pink flowers!

Susan B. said...

Amazing color choice with the gorgeous flowers!

roni said...

Ohhh, I also love the subtle detail of nuvo clear drops on floral cards, especially with the teal background.

Joni M said...

So BEAUTIFUL! I LOVE snapdragons and these are GORGEOUS!!!

littlen said...

Very pretty card. Video well done.

MadeByMeghanK said...

Thank you for the video! I am intimidated by layering! This helped! And I love your background!!!

Joy Meadows said...

Your card is so pretty! Love snapdragons and the stamp/die set is so gorgeous.

mumster said...

Such a bright and cheery card. Love the colors

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Angela V said...

LOVE your vibrant card - it's gorgeous and ready to brighten someone's day. Thank you for sharing your talent.

Kathy Ferguson said...

Gorgeous card. I love the colors you chose for your snapdragon. The blue background really make the flowers the center of attention. Thanks for inspiring me.

Nandini said...

Love this gorgeous card. The bold colours look fabulous!

Anushree Vaish said...

Beautifully done. thanks for video tutorial.

Helen said...

Your card is so gorgeous with its rich vibrant colours! Stunning! Thanks so much for your helpful video, sharing and inspiring us all.

Carmela said...

Lovely card, Laura. I just love the background of your card with the raindrops!

DJ said...

Beautiful! I love the pinks. They are so vibrant against that lovely background.

Pamela said...

Wow - Your colors POP! Beautiful!

Debbie Rumpza said...

Oh so beautiful!!

Teri S. said...

Love the summertime look about your card. Beautiful snapdragons under a bright blue sky! Thanks.

Sue D said...

I like the background and the pretty colors.

Patti H. said...

Love your beautiful card, Laura, & your video is awesome! Thanks for all the tips!

ursula said...

Wow, those colours will brighten up anyones day, superb card....luv Ursula Longworth xx

Liz O. said...

lovely card Laura, the colors are striking and the new images are very pretty! Thanks for the inspiration!

Lisa Byers said...

The background is so beautiful. I love the blue. The snapdragons are very pretty and I love your colors. Thank you for sharing your wonderful talent, it is greatly appreciated.

ValByDesign, Valerie said...

What a bright & fun card!

Sandy said...

Someone is lucky to receive this beautiful card. Very nice card.

Sandy M said...

Thank you for the layering tips. Your card is beautiful.

n56leiker said...

Thank you for sharing your techniques with us! I really appreciate the video showing us how to elevate my stamping and layering. The card is beautiful!

JHixon said...

Thank you for video. I am visual learner and prefer seeing the card created rather than just described. Love the vibrant contrast of the hot pink snapdragons and the aquarium background. Beautiful card!

Lizzie T a/k/a Wifelady said...

Gorgeous card!

see mary stamp said...

Your card is stunning. Thank you for the video tutorial.

Denise Bryant said...

Gorgeous color combo on your beautiful snapdragon card!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

I love this. You made such pretty card!

JMN said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing your process video.

Cheryl Rigney said...

Love your bright and beautiful card!! Love the colors!

Nox said...

Beautiful card - love the gorgeous background and the bold snapdragons in front of it.

Cynthia Cole said...

Your card is lovely!

Cyndi said...

Beautiful card. The pink snapdragons are stunning and the background is gorgeous.

Dee Earnshaw said...

such a pretty card - thanks for the inspirations:)

Connie said...

Hi Laura :) Your card is dynamic and vibrant!!! Thanks for the inspiration:)

Aimee Phillips said...

Omg sooo colorful and beautiful. Love colors you used. Hello Spring!

Mendy said...

Gorgeous! I cannot wait to get my hands on this set and play. Makes me have memories of my Mama.

snazzyjj said...

Fabulous card! Love your fun colors.

Linda R said...

Love your card. Those snaps look great against that bright background. And thanks for a great video.

Linnea S said...

beautiful, happy colors!