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Altenew Build-A-Flower Bellflower Blog Hop & Giveaway

Welcome everyone! I’m so excited to be joining Altenew in their Build-A-Flower Bellflower Blog Hop! I really enjoy these sets and bonus, you get a coordinating die and layering guide filled with inspiration!


If you are here from LauraJane’s Blog you are in the right place! If you just happened upon my post, you can start the hop at the beginning over at the Altenew blog. After taking a look at my inspiration, you can head over to the next stop in the hop which is Nenette.


To celebrate the release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners. Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or the Altenew Scrapbook blog for a chance to win. They will also draw a winner to receive a $15 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog found along the hop. All winners will be announced on the Altenew blog’s on August 10, 2019.


I have two cards to share today featuring the Build-A-Flower Bellflower. This image looks amazing in any color but I am head over heels for it in blue! I stamped my layers in Sapphire, Pursian Blue, Caribbean Sky and Arctic inks. The stem is stamped in Firefly and Green Field inks.

For my background, I ink blended using the same colors that I stamped the flower image in. I used Neenah Solar white 80 lb card stock and a lift changing blender brush for the blending. I applied very light pressure of the colors working from darkest to lightest, bottom to top. This is such beautiful ombre effect.

I then squished my Sapphire ink pad onto my craft mat, spritzed with water and flicked the mixture onto my background with a paintbrush. Once that was dry, I spritzed my background with Iridescent Shimmer Spray.

After my background was completely dry, I stamped my sentiment from the Fancy Greetings stamp set using the Obsidian Ink. Then added my die cut images with tape runner and foam squares.

For my next card, I stamped the Bellflower in Cosmic Berry, Purple Wine, Puffy Heart and Rose Quartz inks.

I stenciled on my background using the Classy Stripes stencil with Pure Graphite ink. I kept a very light hand and had it fade off the edges. I then added my stenciled background to a notecard I created from Fog card stock.

My sentiment was die cut 3 times from Stormy Sky card stock using the Simply Friend die. I layered them together with liquid glue for dimension.

I like this bright pop of color on the light gray background. Really makes those flowers stand out.

Don’t forget you can subscribe to the Build-A-Flower so you never miss one of these amazing sets! As a subscriber you are guaranteed a set and it will be at a discount price!

Your next stop in the hop is Nenette!

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  1. Fabulous cards. Love the backgrounds for both the cards, they help the flowers pop.

  2. Lisa Byers says:

    These cards are so stunning!! I love the designs. You really made some lovely cards. I would love to receive these!! Need my address??

  3. Jenrescuemama says:

    Your backgrounds are fantastic! It really does add a subtle touch to the vibrant flowers!

  4. Carol Mc says:

    Your cards are beautiful. I love the colors that you chose.

  5. Kathy Dippner says:

    Beautiful cards! Love the colors of the flowers and backgrounds on both cards.

  6. Anneleise Hampson says:

    Love that ombré background on the first card. Simply gorgeous!!

  7. I love both of what you made, but the blue first one is my favorite. Blue is my favorite color so after seeing this one I just smiled. Thank you for sharing your time and talent and inspiring.

  8. Loving all the beautiful cards, truly a WOW!!

  9. Bonnie Johnson says:

    Beautiful cards! Thank you for sharing.

  10. Hi Mindy 🙂 Your cards are absolutely elegant!!! Lovely! Thanks for the inspiration 🙂

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