Altenew Build-A-Flower Begonia Release Blog Hop & Giveaway

Welcome everyone! It’s time for a new Builder-A-Flower with Altenew and this month is the beautiful Begonia! This is a monthly subscription plan for our Build-A-Flower set. When signed up, you are guaranteed a spot in our monthly BAF releases and will receive a set each month – at a specially discounted price! ($35.00 →$29.99)

I have two cards to share with you featuring this new set.

For my first card, I stamped my images in some shades of blue using Aqualicious, Dew Drops and Teal Cave. The leaves are stamped with Firefly, Grass Fields, and Shadow Creek inks. Then I used the coordinating die to cut out my images.

For my background, I ink blended Vanilla Cream ink onto white card stock using the Layered Kaleidoscope A stencil. To add a little interest to the card, I squished down some Aqualicious ink onto my craft mat, spritzed with Iridescent Spray and after mixing together, I flicked it onto my stenciled background with a paint brush.

Once the panel was dry, I stamped my sentiment onto the card front with Black Ink.

I trimmed my stenciled panel down to 3 3/4″ x 5″ and added to a white card base. I added my florals to the card front with a tape runner except for the flower in the foremost front in which I added with foam squares.

For my next card, I went a little more bold with the colors. I kept the flower colors itself soft by stamping the Begonia in Crimson, Rouge and Blush and the leaves in Firefly, Grassy Fields and Shadow Creek. Then used the coordinating die to die cut them out with my Spellbinders Platinum machine.

For the background, I ink blended the Bubble Wrap stencil onto a piece of Cherry card stock using Velvet ink and a blending brush.

I heat embossed a sentiment by stamping it in Embossing ink onto Pitch Black card stock. Then sprinkled with Silver embossing powder and heat set with my heat tool. (I always prep my card stock first by using an anti-static tool).

I then attached my images and sentiment to the card front with a tape runner and foam squares.

I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration!


To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 5 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog for a chance to win. We’ll 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 02/09/2020.


If you came here from Laurie Willison you are in the right spot! Thank you for stopping by. You’re next stop in the hop is the talented Virginia Lu!


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  1. They look stunning in blue but I love the background of your red one too!

  2. Very pretty. I like your choice of colors.

  3. I absolutely love how you incorporated the backgrounds into the colors of the flowers. So well done. I saved pics for inspiration.

  4. Gorgeous cards! I love how bold this set is!

  5. Wow beautiful cards and I especially like the background in your first card!

  6. Your cards are so bold and beautiful! I love the bold polka dots and the tone that creates for your red card, and I simply adore the beautiful blue floral on that subtle geometric background. These are stunning!

  7. Fantastic cards! Love your designs! And that background on the first if fabulous!

  8. Two very different backgrounds — neutral and bold. They give the flowers very different moods. Love these two.

  9. Gorgeous flowers, really love the blue! Thanks for sharing.

  10. Great backgrounds on both cards! Love the bold polka dots!

  11. Two wonderful cards, love the colours you have used x

  12. Beautiful use of the begonias set and I love your stenciled backgrounds!

  13. Beautiful! Love the color combos!

  14. Hi Mindy 🙂 I love how you’ve shown this new BAF: Begonia in two similar but totally different settings!!! Wowza! Soooooo much versatility is a wonderful way to stretch this gorgeous stamp set! Thanks for inspiring me 🙂

  15. such wonderful cards

  16. I love the neutral background to bring out the flowers. Beautiful cards.

  17. Beautiful cards! I love the blues you used for the flowers on the first card.

  18. These are both gorgeous!! I love the backgrounds on both, specially that subtle stenciling on the first!

  19. Love your beautiful backgrounds to show off these spectacular begonias! Awesome cards!

  20. Awesome blog you hhave here

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