Sunday, April 1, 2018

Altenew Build-A-Flower: Hibiscus Release + Giveaway

Hello and welcome!!!

Today I have a special post to introduce you the newest Build-A-Flower stamp set: HIBISCUS by Altenew! I'm so honored being invited to BAF: Hibiscus release this month!



Build-A-Flower: Hibiscus set includes 1 stamp set (24 images) and 1 coordinating die set (3 dies).

Hibiscus are native to warm climates and are associated with tropical weather and relaxing summer days. Hibiscus flowers have symbolized many things throughout history, but are now most commonly known to represent "delicate beauty." This set comprises of a 6 layer hibiscus flower in full bloom, a 6 layer hibiscus bud with stem, and a 4 layer leaf image. Three sentiments are also included. These floral images work well on cards, layouts, home decor, gift wrapping, and more. We can't wait to see where these beautiful tropical flowers take your imagination!



The hibiscus stamped in 6 layers is so gorgeous with deep shade and highlights!  I went outside my comfort zone this time and did layered stamping without additional coloring! 


To stamp the yellow hibiscus I used all 4 yellow shades from Pocketful of Sunshine, Sunkissed from Warm and Cozy and Rocky Shore from Coffee Break mini cube set. For the leaves I used Tropical Forest mini cube inks. After done with stamping and die cutting, I created the background panel with a loose watercolor wash in yellow and green using Gansai Tambi watercolor. I foam mounted the background panel on a white cardbase and arranged the hibiscuses onto it. I raised some flowers with foam adhesives. The sentiment was white heat embossed on a strip of yellow cardstock. I finished off the card by adding some clear sequins and orange dots on stamen using Ripened Pumpkin Nuvo Drops.


My second card is in red, which is the most familiar color of the hibiscuses for me :).


The red hibiscuses were created using all 4 red shades of Red Cosmos, Espresso from Coffee Break and Industrial Diamond of Rock Collection mini cube set. The leaves in cold gray were stamped using Rock collection. I stamped one more hibiscus directly on my red panel. The base layer was stamped in white pigment ink, I then stamped the further layers in reds from Red Cosmos on the white base layer. The stamen was stamped in white as well. The leaves were stamped in the same way like the flower. I silver heat embossed Thank You onto the red panel and white heat embossed the thin sentiment underneath. The red panel was foam mounted on a white cardbase. I then arranged the hibiscuses as shown in the picture. I added yellow sparkly stamen using yellow Stickles. After many thoughts I decided to go without any additional embellishment.



PRIZES
To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to six lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog for a chance to win. Three winners will be announced on the Card Blog, and other three winners will be announced on the Scrapbook Blog on 4/8/2018.
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I will also randomly choose a winner from comments left on this post by Friday 4/6/2018 at 11:59 pm EDT who will win a $20 gift certificate to Altenew online store.
The winner will be announced on this post on Saturday 4/7/2018.


----- 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, Bobby! Please contact Altenew at winner@altenew.com by4/20/2018 with the subject line 
"BAF :Hibiscus Release Winner from TaeEun's blog"! 

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Hope you enjoyed looking my cards. Huge thanks to Altenew for inviting me to Build-A-Flower: HIBISCUS release! 

Thank you so much for visiting my blog today! 
Have a wonderful day! 
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 :). 

51 comments:

  1. Both of your cards are stunning, I love the vivid colours. The stamps are lovely and you have used them to perfection.

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  2. Wow, you did an amazing job as always TaeEun!Love both color combos but oh... the yellow stole my ♥ !

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  3. Love your cards! The red one is divine!

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  4. two gorgeous cards! all the layers in these stamps are so great and give so much depth to the colors! love love the red card!

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  5. Each card is a work of art! TaeEun I am so inspired by your blog and the way you bring flowers to life!! Amazing friend!

    Patti

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  6. Lovely cards - such pretty colors.

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  7. Two gorgeous cards TaeEun and these new stamps are so pretty and detailed and love both the different colourways you have used and love both the backgrounds, especially love the extra flower you have added to the red background which finishes this card perfectly. x

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  8. Beautiful cards using the new hibiscus set. I especially love the one in yellow!

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  9. lovely cards - love the colors you chose:)

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  10. Both of these are beautiful!

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  11. Beautiful cards! I especially like the water color background in conjunction with the stamp set.

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  12. Beautiful cards! I think I like the yellow the best but they're both beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  13. I was on the fence about this stamp set but your gorgeous cards have changed my mind, TaeEun. The Nuvo drops in the center really bring the flower to life.

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  14. Your first card is beautiful but your second one, oh wow! What a great design! Love this set!

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  15. Gorgeous! Love these layering sets. Thanks for the inspiration and chance to win. :D

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  16. Wow these are beautiful! LOVE the soft yellow ♥

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  17. Lovely new Build-a-Flower set! Gorgeous cards in such beautiful colors!

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  18. Both are beautiful cards, but I love the "ghost" hibiscus in white on the red panel.

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  19. Thanks for always taking time to create such wonderful cards!

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  20. BEAUTIFUL cards!
    LOVE your hibiscus flowers & leaves and designs, your "thank you" is especially DELIGHTFUL!

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  21. Beautiful cards! Love the splendid colors!

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  22. your red card is so dramatic. love it. thanks so much for sharing.

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  23. Your cards are soooo pretty! Love them!

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  24. TaeEun these are so beautiful. Although I love them both as the colours are amazing, I especially like the first card. There is just something about that colour combo that grabbed my attention ♥. Wonderful work!

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  25. Two beautiful creations!! Each card is unique and so pretty :)

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  26. Beautiful cards! I love your red card - gorgeous!

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  27. Both cards are stunning. I love the yellow as it reminds me of
    my Mom (that was her favorite color). Love the stamen of orange
    Nuvo drops - perfection! The silver embossed 'thank you' goes
    perfectly with the red; love it.

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  28. Oooh that yellow is gorgeous! Love the different layers & shades

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  29. Amazing cards! The yellow card is so soft and I love the pop of color and texture on the stamens. The red card is wonderfully vibrant and the white floral in the left corner is the perfect touch, I may need to CAS that idea!

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  30. I thought the yellow one was stunning and then I saw the red! Just wow! My favourite out of all the cards from this months release! I think you just sold me on this set!

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  31. Ooooh.... love your pretty cards, especially the first with its "fresh from the garden" look. Nicely done!

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  32. Beautiful card!!! I love the colors and the stamp set💗

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  33. Oh Sooooo pretty...I grew up in Miami around all kinds and colors of Hibiscus flowers - can see how versatile this stamp set is!!!
    Paper Hugs,
    Jan

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  34. Both hibiscus cards are beautifully done!

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  35. wow, stunning cards, love these vibrant color combos for the pretty hibiscus flowers!

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  36. Beautiful card! I was already admiring it on IG... glad I popped over to your blog to see this giveaway!
    - Shauna (creatingwithpaper)

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  37. Both of these cards are beautiful but I especially love the first one! The background is perfect and the yellows are stunning! TFS!

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  38. Wow! Really love the yellow one.

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  39. Your cards are stunning. I especially love the flower you stamped directly on your red cardstock! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  40. Amazing cards! Love how you stamped onto the red cardstock.....gorgeous effect! Thanks for sharing. :)

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  41. Both cards are lovely. The red card is particularly stunning! Nicely done.

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  42. Your cards are beautiful! I especially love the red one, so pretty!

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  43. Wow! I'm amazed by how much dimension you got with the yellow inks! It's a beautiful card! And the red card is just stunning! I'm glad you left the embellishments off that one, because it's perfect just the way it is.

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  44. Gorgeous cards! I LOVE the tone-on-tone (red) card, as well as the die cuts. Red and gray are dynamic together!

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  45. Oh boy! Another strikingly beautiful flower for my collection. The 6 layers definitely makes all the difference! Beautiful cards!

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  46. Gorgeous cards and excellent choice of colors. I'm so in love with the red one. Thanks for sharing.

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  47. These card are stunning. The colors you chose are yummie. The backgrounds enhance the beautifully colored hibiscus flowers. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  48. Beautiful cards! Especially loving that last one with the combination of the die cut flowers and the one stamped directly on the card, lovely!

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  49. Such beautiful cards. I like how in the first one you used more muted yellows than I've seen; it makes the flowers a little more delicate. And then the idea of ghosting the flowers in the second card is genius. I love how that looks, and I'm definitely going to have to try that myself. Thanks so much for sharing with us!

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  50. So pretty! Both cards are absolutely beautiful!

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