Altenew Cards

Altenew Build-A-Flower Lavender Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

It’s time for the new Altenew Build-A-Flower release blog hop! This month is a gorgeous Lavender. You can purchase this as just he Build-A-Flower set which comes with a coordinating die (HERE) or you can purchase it in a bundle (HERE).


To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners. Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or 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 on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 11/9/19.


I started my card by actually die cutting the image first. Then using my negative piece, I held my die cut image in place with a little bit of purple tape. It is easier to stamp my layering images this way.

I lined my images up in my Misti tool to stamp the layers in various Altenew colors. Then I set off on the side to work on my background.

I masked off the edges with some post it tape and ink blended Wisteria, Hydrangea and Ultraviolet inks. Then I mixed some water with Liquid Stardust onto my craft surface and flicked it onto my background with a paintbrush.

After removing my masked area, I realized a few droplets had gotten under my post it tape. To fix that I went around the edges with an embossing pen and heat embossed silver embossing powder to frame my ink blended area.

I finished off the card by heat embossing the sentiment in silver onto black card stock and fussing cutting. Then added to the front of the card with foam squares.

My second card was fairly easy. I had stamped the Build-A-Flower Lavender in a variety of colors from Altenew. I attached my images to a piece of white woodgrain card stock.

I finished off my card by die cutting the word “Friend” three times from black card stock and attached to the front of my card.

I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration.


You’re next stop in the hop is Sveta Fotinia.


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  1. Ginny K. says:

    Gorgeous card, love the new flowers set. Thanks for sharing.
    ~Ginny K.~

    1. jshixon says:

      I just love that purple background! It makes a gorgeous card!

  2. Great purple background

  3. Liz O. says:

    Very pretty lavender images, the tiny inflorescence look so delicate, almost real.The sentiments are perfect on that casual font.Love both cards! Thank you for the gorgeous inspiration!

  4. Beautiful cards !

  5. Both of these are stunning!

  6. Gorgeous creations, awesome new set!

  7. Lisa Byers says:

    I’m loving that purple background!! Wow!! Your cards are stunning!! TFS

  8. LaQuieta Gibson says:

    Oh my goodness stunning use of the Lavender stamp set. I Love them all!

  9. Lovely – love the variety of colours you used on the second card, but that bold inked background is stunning for the first card.

  10. Love how you fixed your boo-boo with the embossing pen! And doing the second card in non-lavender colors makes them look like foxglove or something (not a gardener). Just excellent.

  11. Candace says:

    Just beautiful cards! Wishing I had your talent! thank you.

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  13. Heidi Rees says:

    Wow beautiful cards! I love lavender, it grows in my yard!

    1. NatQuebec says:

      Lovely cards 💜

  14. PRogers says:

    I love the different color choices. Beautiful!

  15. Judy Stiles says:

    Gorgeous cards!

  16. So beautiful! I love the background of the first card.

  17. Vikki H says:

    Love that purple background and your solution to fix the over-splattering. Lucky recipients of these two lovely designs!

  18. I love the card with the purple background. Great colors on the other card. Your cards bring a smile to my face.

  19. Catherine L says:

    The Friend card is so pretty, I love it!

  20. Lauryne Cunningham says:

    Beautiful cards! I love how you ink blended the purple background!

  21. Love the gorgeous inspiration. The colorful flowers look great. The new BAF set is just fabulous. I would buy the set just for the beautiful sentiments!

  22. see mary stamp says:

    Oh my – another beautiful new Build-a-Flower to add to the collection.

  23. Love your first card with that rich background colour & the touches of silver. Beautiful!! I also really like the second one with the pop of red used on the middle lavender.

  24. Linda BL says:

    Really like the embossed edge of the background. It was a great
    “save” and added a lot to your pretty card. Love the color choices for the lavender blooms.

  25. Darlene De Sario says:

    Lovely cards. Pretty color choices

  26. handmadebytlc says:

    I love your project today! I adore layered flower building! Especially in watercoloring! To die for!

  27. Cyndi Morris says:

    Your cards are gorgeous. I love the colors and the background on the first one is amazing.

  28. Stunning ombre background in the first one and I love the multi colors of the second!

  29. Sue D says:

    Beautiful. I like the background on the first and the colors on the second.

  30. Juliette Steinbach says:

    I did enjoy these inspiring and pretty works, Mindy. Thanks for sharing!

  31. Denise Bryant says:

    Awesome cards! Love your beautiful color combos!

  32. Lovely cards!

  33. Beverly Jordan says:

    I am in love with your first card!! Such deep purples and gorgeous touches! Your second is terrific that it shows a variety of colors we can use with the newest BAF!!

  34. Fantastic cards! The first one is super gorgeous! I love the awesome ink blended background and the simple design! <3

  35. Marisela Delgado says:

    so beautiful.

  36. Susan Strawser says:

    pretty cards. I really like that dark background on the first one

  37. Kathy Dippner says:

    Beautiful cards! Love the non-traditional colors on the second card.

  38. Carol Koniecki says:

    Interesting and memorable projects. This is a versatile and beautiful image. Thanks for the inspiration!

  39. Lauryne Cunningham says:

    Beautiful! I love the background on the purple card!

  40. Carol Mc says:

    Your cards are gorgeous. I love the purple on purple card.

  41. Lovely combination, purple and sparkling silver. I like your cards!

  42. Marisela Delgado says:

    Such beautiful cards.

  43. Carmela Hubler says:

    One of my favorite Build a Flower stamps sets! The lavender flowers are beautiful. Each and every project has been a joy to see.

  44. knurse22 says:

    Love your ink blended background, and your stamped flower is lovely. I really like the die cut sentiment in black, too. Thanks for including how you fixed your little ‘whoops’—-always a learning experience for me!

  45. Beautiful cards! They’re both amazing! Love your colors…do you remember what colors you used for the “red” lavender? That combination is wonderful! Love your fussy cutting and the silver embossed edge.

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