Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Altenew Build-A-Flower: Sakura Blossom Release + Giveaway

Hello again, everyone! 
Today I have one more special post. I had the honor and pleasure to play with the newest Build-A-Flower set by Altenew. This time the creative people at Altenew have designed Sakura Blossom aka cherry blossom and 3D dies. A bundle paired with Cherry Blossom and Green Field Mini Cube set is also available. The Build-A-Flower set includes 1 stamp set and 1 coordinating die set which are only sold as a set. 

This Build-A-Flower: Sakura Blossom set features layered cherry blossoms and leaves and the accompanying die have score details to help you create 3D flowers. 



I've made two cards. The first one is featuring the 3D sakura blossoms. 


I started off by stamping the second and the third layer of both big and small flowers on Canson mixed media paper in light pinks from Cherry Blossom mini cube set. I then blended the colors out using a wet brush and added some opera pink watercolor on the center area before I cut them using 3D dies. The stamens were cut also from mixed media paper. I watercolored the center of the stamen in opera pink and added yellow dots on the stamen using Pico Embellisher. I set them all aside and started making the branch. I cut the shape of the branch with my cutting machine three times from a brown cardstock and stack them all together. I then gold heat embossed the branch and added bronze embossing powder only partially on it to give it some shade. 


To create the small rectangle panel I dabbed white pearl acrylic paint on a white cardstock using crumpled cling wrap. Once it was dry I blended blue and green DI on it. The acrylic paint resists the ink blending and create some gorgeous marbling on the panel. I adhered a textured white cardstock on my cardbase and foam mounted the small rectangle panel. I stamped the sentiment in Jet Black and assembled the cherry blossom branch. I finished off the card by adding White Blizzard Nuvo drops on the flower center.


The second card is a one layer card. 


To create this I started off by making masks for the flowers and leaves using the dies in the  Build-A-Flower: Sakura Blossom set. After I placed the masks as a floral cluster I blended light blue and light green DOX on the panel. I added some pink halo over the flowers using Worn Lipstick DOX and splattered clear water. I then colored the flowers and leaves with acrylic paint. I used plenty of the paints to create some texture on the image. Once it was dry I added shades below the image using C1 - C3 Copic markers and splattered soft pink pearl acrylic paint on the panel. The sentiment was gold heat embossed. To finish off I scattered some clear iridescent sequins. 



GIVEAWAY

Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificates to four lucky winners. Leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog or/and Scrapbook Blog for a chance to win one of four $30 gift certificates. Winners will be announced on January 26th on both blogs. (Two winners chosen from the card blog post, two winners chosen from the scrapbook blog post.)

I will also randomly choose a winner from comments left on this post by Wednesday, 01/24/18 at 11:59pm EST, who will win a $20 gift certificate to Altenew online store. The winner will be announced on this post on Thursday 01/25/18.


----- WINNER (edited to add)-----
via Random Number Generator

Thank you so much for your lovely comments everyone!!!

The Winner of a $20 gift certificate to Altenew online store is
Congratulations! Please contact Altenew at winner@altenew.com by 1/31/2018 with the subject line "BAF : Sakura Blossom Release Winner from TaeEun's blog"! 


Thank you so much for looking! Hope I was able to inspire you with my projects!
And many thanks to Altenew for having me as a guest for this Build-A-Flower: Sakura Blossom Release!

Have a wonderful day!

Hugs,
TaeEun


I participate in the affiliate program of Altenew. It means I earn a small commission at no additional cost to you each time you click through and purchase the product(s) shared here. Thank you for your support :). 

35 comments:

  1. Wow your two cards are so lovely! I love the mixed media different effects. Using masks then painting is a wonderful technique I will have to try that as is mixing inks and paint. The second card especially is breathtaking. Thanks for sharing. I always love your designs when I come across them on blog hops So original.

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  2. You've done your magic with this magical set, TaeEun! Both beautiful - LOve the branch in card two!
    Besides the Dogwood's, the Cherry tree's blossoms are my favorite to behold in the Spring!
    =]

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  3. The effects you achieved on this card are beautiful!

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  4. The effects you achieved on this card are beautiful!

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  5. Two fabulous cards TaeEun. I love the branch you cut using your machine, and the background looks so pretty with the white pearl acrylic paint acting as a resist, and creates a lovely sheen. The OLC is beautiful also using acrylic paint and love the texture, and the prettily blended background shows the flowers off really well. x

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  6. I love how you masked off the second card for white blooms. Gorgeous cards!

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  7. Both of your card are so pretty and cheerful.. it's hard to choose from them .. the first love the coloured over a white background.. and I love all the colored and the way you colored these flower in the 2nd card

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  8. Wow your cards are so feminine and pretty - LOVE the first card with the popped up flowers

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  9. I just love your cards. The detail on the second card is just stunning. I love how the flowers pop out on the first card. Beautiful!

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  10. Lovely cards - the blossoms are so delicate and pretty.

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  11. I love the 2nd card.............so pretty!

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  12. Oh, Tae Eun both cards are so pretty! I love the dimensional and stamped versions--just amazing!

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  13. Love the dimension of you first card and how your flowers hang over the edge of the background piece. Beautiful

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  14. Wow stunning cards...the first reminds me of the Mall in Washington.

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  15. I love cherry blossom, my parents had a pink cherry blossom tree in the garden and it was right out side my bedroom window, I loved it and your cards remind me just how beautiful, delicate and pretty it's blossom was, thanks.

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  16. Fabulous cards! Love the texture on your 1-layer - makes the flowers look almost 3D. Another winner flower set from Altenew!

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  17. two gorgeous cards, TaeEun - especially love the dimension on the first card and the colors in the little background rectangle.

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  18. TaeEun that second card is absolutely stunning!!!
    Truly a work of art!
    I love everything about it!

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  19. Beautiful cards, love the rectangle panel background especially!

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  20. Love the dimension on your first card, and the addition of the paint to add texture on the second! Lovely cards!

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  21. Fabulous cards. Love the branch hanging over that gorgeous colored panel.

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  22. I love the flowers from the build a flower stamp set! The card you made with the stamps is especially beautiful!

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  23. Your dimension on your first card is gorgeous! I love the branch coming down and your background. Your second card is lovely! I love the detail you added to the flowers.

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  24. These are absolutely wonderful cards !! The colors are so beautiful !
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  25. Beautiful cards with this set. Love the dimension on the first one.
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  26. you create a beautiful scene in your cards!

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  27. Two beautiful cards!! Love them both <3

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  28. GORGEOUS cards!
    LOVE the dimension of your "treasured" flowers, LOVE the texture of your "beautiful" flowers, they BOTH EXCITE and DELIGHT!

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  29. These are both beautiful cards. I love the way you put the flowers on the branches to look like cherry blossoms and then scored and folded those petals for dimension. The background of the second is just beautiful. Wonderful inspiration!

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  30. Your inked panels are as amazing as the flowers, TaeEun. Beautiful cards, both of them.

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