Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Build-A-Flower: Camellia by Altenew

Hello everyone! Hope you are having a wonderful week so far! 

Today I have two special cards to share with you! Altenew releases today the first stamp set of a series that will be continued in the future.  
It is called Build-A-Flower and the first flower of the series is Camellia! This is a layering stamp to create a gorgeous big camellia and the coordinating dies are included in the set.


I'm so thrilled to be a part of this special release event at Altenew! It is an honor for me to introduce you this beautiful stamp set. 

Let's take a look at my cards! 


I wanted to make a off-the-edge image card. So I cut Canson water color paper larger than A2 size and stamped the camellia in Tattered Rose DI and the leaves in second generation of Hickory Smoke DI after masking the flower on the top left corner of my panel. I used for both the third layer stamp of the Build-A-Flower: Camellia set. I then colored the image using Zig brush markers and Koi water color. I tried to stay in coral and gray color combination but added a little bit of pink to flower and a bit of green to the leaves. After adding gray shades around the image and clear Wink of Stella on the flower, I cut the panel in 5.5" x 4" and along the outline of the image. I cut out a thin strip on the left part to show the blending in the same color combination on the card base. I splattered silver ink and stamped the sentiment in black pigment ink which I clear heat embossed. To finish off I added some clear and iridescent sequins.


For my second card I used a new-to-me technique. Alcohol ink coloring on vellum.


To make this vellum flower I colored a piece of vellum with pink alcohol inks (Raspberry, Flamingo and Shell Pink) and blending solution. I blew the colors to spread it after dripping the ink on the vellum. After the vellum was all dry, I stamped the third layer stamp from Build-A-Flower: Camellia set in embossing ink, heat embossed it in gold and cut it using the coordinating die. The leaves were created in the same way. I used Limeade and Botanical for the leaves. Set them aside, I created my background panel using alcohol inks and Yupo paper. I sprayed the Yupo paper with rubbing alcohol first then dripped the colors and spread them by blowing. I used Flamingo, Shell Pink, Limeade, Snow Cap and Gold mixative. As the background was too busy, I cut two partial panels in white with my Cricut.  I stamped the sentiment in Deep Iris on one of the panel. I stamped one more camellia in purple shade using all the layers and die cut it. I glued the background panel flat on the card base, foam mounted the two partial panels and arranged the flowers and leaves as shown in the picture. Some sequins were the finishing touch. 

The vellum warped quite a bit after coloring with so many inks. But I really love the distressed look.


I had a blast playing with Build-A-Flower: Camellia stamp set. I hope you enjoyed my cards as well. 

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----- The Flower Challenge -----

My first card is a reminder card for the latest challenge #6 Anything Goes at The Flower Challenge. The challenge closes on the 25th at 5pm (Australian time). Visit The Flower Challenge blog and let my fellow DT members inspire you with their beautiful creations!


Thank you for visiting my blog today!
Have a happy crafty day!
Hugs,
TaeEun

33 comments:

  1. These cards are breathtakingly spectacular!

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  2. I really love how different you got your two cards to look by just using the same stamp set. Glorious!

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  3. You did an amazing job showing off the new Altenew Stamp set. Your color choices and layout are perfect!

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  4. Gorgeous - love the peach version as it looks so delicate!

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  5. Two gorgeous cards TaeEun with your as ususal fabulous colouring. I love the soft and pretty look of the first with that inset coloured strip and irridescent and clear sequins, then the bright burst of colour using the gold embossed acetate and the background colours work beautifully with the wonderful Camelia flower on the white over the top. x

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  6. Definitely gorgeous cards especially the vellum one!

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  7. I love the colors and the flowers along with the foil, very beautiful.

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  8. Your cards are absolutely stunning! The first is so soft and lovely - an elegant card. The vibrant colors of the alcohol inks completely change the look of the flower on your second card.

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  9. Love these cards. Your amazing colouring is so pretty and elegant

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  10. Your coral colored card is exquisite. I've left it up 1/2 the day so I could keep coming back to look at it.I think it will make the perfect sympathy card-the sequins made me think of tears drops. Come on tax refund. Thank for such beautiful inspiration.

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  11. beautiful cards! the first is so soft and pretty and the second one is very striking!

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  12. I am absolutely blown away!!! What amazing amazing creations!!!

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  13. beautiful - I love the first one in particular

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  14. Absolutely stunning...each one!

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  15. Gorgeous cards, love the YUPO paper background too!

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  16. absolutely beautiful cards... all of them!! such artistic work

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  17. this is so BEAUTIFUL!!! you do amazing work!!!

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  18. Oh my goodness TaeEun, your cards are beyond gorgeous! Love this set and how you used it!

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  19. Your cards are beautiful, TaeEun! Your coral camellia is just stunning!

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  20. Stunning soft coloring on the first and Bright and vibrant on the next...Absolutely loved both the creations!!!

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  21. This is my first time visiting your blog. I LOVE your beautiful use of alcohol inks on vellum. So gorgeous! I would love to have a summer dress made with those colors and pattern. :)

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  22. Gorgeous cards TaeEun, love the softness of your first card and the shimmer of the Wink of Stella on the petals.
    Your second card is also beautiful, I love look of the alcohol inks on the vellum and the golden accents on the petals.
    Thank you for sharing how you made them.
    Hugs,
    Maria Rodriguez.

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  23. Your Zig coloring is gorgeous as usual, TaeEun, and I love the 'off-the-edge' look. I bought a few alcohol inks and haven't done much with them. You have inspired me to try the things you did - on vellum and blowing on Yupo. I love how that card turned out. It's so bold and beautiful.

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  24. Saw your card coming up on Pinterest and was curious who made this stunning work!
    Just wanted to tell you, TaeEun, that you made a great card and I love the way you did it.
    It really is gorgeous. You are a natural talent, I think 😀.
    Groetjes van Gery (from The Netherlands).

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  25. Very special card. I would love to try the alcohol ink vellum technique. You explain your techniques extremely well.

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  26. Absolutely gorgeous cards I am in awe of the dimension you achieved with your colour watercolouring!

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  27. Talk about two very different looks with one stamp! Your pink is so soft and sweet and the burgandy is so vibrant and bright! Beautiful cards.......love them.

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  28. Absolutely stunning TaeEun the soft flower looks so so unbelivable your talent is amazing.

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  29. Wow! Beautiful cards. I love the colors you used on your first card and the gold on the second card just adds elegance to that beautiful flower.

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  30. Wow again Tae-Eun! two more fabulous cards,your talent astounds me constantly ;) hugs Viv xx

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  31. Love the softness of the first and the gold on the last.

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  32. Two absolutely GORGEOUS cards, TaeEun! I love the soft peach and gray color palette on the first card and all the beautiful gold you added to the 2nd one...WOW!!! Sending hugs, Barb

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