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Build-A-Flower Camellia Japonica Blog Hop

Welcome everyone! I’m so super excited to be joining the Altenew Blog hop today featuring the newest Build-A-Flower Camellia Japonica stamp set. You can purchase this set in a bundle with the die, a bundle with the die and ink set or make it easy on yourself and sign up for the subscription and never miss out!

First, if you came from the amazing Irina Fonina’s blog you are in the right place! If not, you can always start at the beginning over on the Altenew blog. Your next stop in the hop is going to be the talented Kelly Griglione.


To celebrate Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 6 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or the Altenew Scrapbook blog for a chance to win. They will also be drawing a winner for a $15 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog. All winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 7/7/2019.


I have a video walking through this stamp set and creating 2 cards from start to finish. You can view the video down below or HERE on my Youtube channel.

I had a lot of fun with this stamp set. I was so thrilled to see the stamp sets now have the layers numbered in order! Oh my gosh so easy to stamp! Altenew also provides in the Camellia Japonica set a booklet to show you how to stamp the layers and tons of examples.

My first card is very bright. Are you surprised? It just wouldn’t be me if I didn’t get bright and crazy with my cards. I sprayed the Kaleidescope A stencil with Pixie spray and attached to a piece of white card stock. Then stenciled on the design with Rose Petal Ink Set using blending brushes.

After removing the stencil, I lightly went over the background with the same in colors to soften the background.

My flowers were stamped using the Golden Sunset Ink set and die cut out with the coordinating die using my Spellbinders Platinum machine.

My next card has beautiful ink blended background. I used Lagoon and Ultramarine inks then spritzed with Iridescent Spray for a shimmery look. I was able to stamp a sentiment directly onto the background using the Obsidian ink.

This flower can look good in any color (which you’ll see shortly) but I went for some pinks on this one. I used the Cherry Blossom set to stamp my layers.

The next card is more traditional. I stamped my images in the Glacier Caves ink set. My leaves I used Green Valley ink set and Tropical Forest ink set. I love that Altenew makes it so easy to layer with their inks.

For my background, I smeared Sapphire ink onto my glass mat and spritzed with Iridescent Spray. I mixed together and flicked it off of an acrylic block to create interest. Then added some jewels for a little sparkle.

When I first get a layering stamp set, I stamp it in a variety of colors. I love them in any color but I use the colors that call out to me the most. I had so many extra from this little experiment that I decided to use them all! I just layered them all over a card panel and trimmed off any that were over-hanging.

So even by experimenting, I created a card. It’s a bit busy yes, but I couldn’t let them go to waste.

I just added the Big Thanks die cut onto the front to finish off the card.

I hope you enjoyed all of the inspiration I shared. Don’t forget to head to Kelly’s blog next!

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  1. Beautiful cards!

  2. Patt H. says:

    Absolutely gorgeous cards, Mindy! Love this new set!

  3. Super beautiful and bright colored cards!! I love the third one using Glacier Caves ink set, that’s my fav of all 🙂

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  5. Maria A Rodriguez says:

    WOW!! what a gorgeous collection of cards, the colors are amazing, I especially love the one with the pink background and the orange flowers.

  6. Lynn Young says:

    Beautiful cards, love the one using Glacier Caves ink set.

  7. Arlene Plastine says:

    Beautiful cards Mindy. I like the blue flowers the best. The colors are so crisp & clean. Thank you for sharing.

  8. I’d like to add these to my collection for sure!

  9. Korey says:

    Your cards are always amazing. My absolute favorite is the last with the different colored flowers. Love it.

  10. Cheryl Rigney says:

    Such pretty cards!! Love the multicolored Thanks card!!

  11. Such bright and beautiful cards!

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  13. Brenda L. Kuder says:

    Really beautiful cards! My favorite is the pink flower with the blue background. Stunning!

  14. I love the juxtaposition of geometric and floral on your first design – and pink + orange is a favorite combo of mine! Thanks for all the different ideas for this months BAF set!

  15. These are INCREDIBLE! I love the blue the most but you really know how to use the vibrant colors!

  16. Jenrescuemama says:

    You are right – this flower is beautiful no matter the colors! I really like the last card with the rainbow palette. Not too busy at all, in my opinion!

  17. really pretty cards!

  18. dtilt1 says:

    love the multi color flowers with Thanks card! it really stands out nicely

  19. dhebdencosie says:

    Love how you shared so many different ways to use this lovely set. All are stunning.

  20. Lauryne Cunningham says:

    Beautiful bright cards! I really love the last card with all the colors- gorgeous! Thank you for the great video!

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  22. Denise Bryant says:

    Such pretty cards with this beautiful Build-A-Flower set! I love seeing all the pretty color combinations!

  23. I love your big, bright, bold flowers, Mindy! They make you smile when you look at them. Thanks so much for sharing and inspiring us.

  24. Such fun set! Love your beautiful cards! Thank you for the inspiration!

  25. Wow.. delightful set of cards ! Loved them and the bright colors .

  26. Gorgeous cards. Love the bright colours.

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  28. Jan Schauer says:

    Beautiful bright cards!

  29. { Ship to a different Address } says:

    Your cards are gorgeous – I love the way you used the stencil to make your background. Beautiful! I like bright, too.

  30. Pretty, pretty cards, but I like the pink one on the blue background.

  31. Zlatka says:

    Beautiful cards! I especially love the background of the second one.

  32. Sue D says:

    Beautiful flowers and choice of colors.

  33. Denise K Terry says:

    It might be a little busy, but I still love, love, love that last card since you did it using leftovers from the others. Thank you so much for sharing!

  34. This new set is really beautiful, thank you for sharing, gorgeous cards

  35. Kathy Dippner says:

    Beautiful cards! Love your color combinations.

  36. melissaf123 says:

    Gorgeous cards, love the flowers’ vibrant color combos with pretty backgrounds too!

  37. Cicci says:

    Thank you for the inspiration!

  38. Susanbcards says:

    So many color choices! Beautiful cards!

  39. Lisa Byers says:

    Your cards are incredible!! That multi-colored card just blew me away!! Your designs are marvelous!! Thank you for sharing your talent with us!

  40. Jeanne Beam says:

    Beautiful cards. Great release…
    Thanks for sharing.

  41. OliveM says:

    Love,love,love the rainbow card. Just gorgeous and bright. Thanks for sharing.

  42. Cyndi Morris says:

    All these cards are gorgeous. I’m particularly loving the beautiful blue Camellia Japonica flowers, but it’s wonderful to see how pretty they are in so many colors.

  43. Linnea Sundstrom says:

    great, happy color inspiration!

  44. Gorgeous cards – I especially love that gorgeous background on the second card. Stunning!

  45. Marisela Delgado says:

    Beautiful colors.

  46. So pretty! 🙂 I really like the color combination of the first one.

  47. stampinggrandma says:

    Gorgeous cards! Even though it is busy it is still gorgeous!

  48. Very pretty. Love the use of the stencil. I have a few but forget to use.

  49. Rozy says:

    Your cards are so beautiful. Love the colors/inks you chose. These flowers just look wonderful in any color!

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