Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Altenew Build-A-Flower: Snapdragon Release Blog Hop + Giveaway




Hello and welcome to Altenew Build-A-Flower: Snapdragon Release Blog Hop!

I'm so excited to be part of this blog hop introducing the new Build-A-Flower: Snapdragon as a guest! If you have arrived here from Vicki Finger's blog, you are right on track. If you are lost on the way or want to start from the beginning of the blog hop, please head on over to Altenew Card Blog.

The flower of May chosen by Altenew is snapdragon! As always the set includes the coordinating dies and can be purchased with ink sets as a bundle. As you may already know, there is a Build-A-Flower monthly subscription plan at a discounted price too!


Build-A-Flower: Snapdragon - Ink Bundle

The snapdragon flower comes in various colors and color combinations. I love to make cards with those kind of flowers, because I can color them as I want :)!

I've made two cards for today's blog hop. Let's take a look at them!

The first card is a CASE of my own card. I wanted to make one like the previous card, because I loved the effect on the teal background created using colored pencils.


I started off by stamping the first layer of the snapdragon flowers and stems in a white pigment ink on a teal cardstock panel from New Day card kit. I skipped the second layer and stamped the third layer in Pinkalicious to get the idea where the shades are. I stamped the second layer of the greenery in Bamboo.


I colored the image using Holbein colored pencils. The flowers were colored mainly in white with shades of pink and coral. I added pencil strokes in the background in dark teal, black, Indigo, blue and green colors.


After the coloring was done I heat embossed the sentiment in Pure White Crisp embossing powder directly on the colored panel. The longer sentiment was also white heat embossed on a strip of purple cardstock. I trimmed the colored panel and foam mounted it on a white cardbase and added the sentiment strip using some foam adhesives. 


For the next card I stamped the snapdragon flowers in layers. 


I first stamped the snapdragon using Warm and Cozy, Pocketful of Sunshine and Tropical Forest mini ink cube sets. I die cut them using the coordinating dies and set them aside. 


To create an artsy background first I masked the right and bottom border of a cream cardbase.  I then stamped the splatter image from Watercolor Frames set in Citrus Burst, Sunkissed and Bamboo and ink blended the right bottom edge using the same colors. 


I stamped the sentiment also from Build-A-Flower: Snapdragon set in Espresso on the cardbase. I then added the die cut snapdragon flowers onto the card using some foam adhesives. To finish off I scattered some clear and yellow sequins.  


That's it from me! Hope I was able to show you how versatile the Build-A-Flower: Snapdragon set is.
I had tons of fun playing with this set! 

PRIZES
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.


Altenew 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 5/10/2019.

HOP ALONG
Your next stop on the hop is so amazingly talented Jess Francisco's blog ! Below is the complete blog hop list.



Thank you so much for stopping by today!
Wishing you a happy hopping!
TaeEun


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60 comments:

Kelsey Thomas said...

These are so beautiful! :)

Pat said...

Two fabulous cards TaeEun and I love the first done with coloured pencils, and the background is stunning and the colouring of the flowers so pretty. The second with the flowers stamped in the three colours and die cut look great and the way you have masked and given a crisp edge to the bottom and right hand side with the colour fading out and up and with the stamped spatters is the perfect foil to the beautiful flowers and sentiment. x

Karthikha said...

These cards are so beautiful! Such a lovely choice of colors and coloring! :)

joycemc57 said...

Wonderful cards. I love the teal background!

lindagk23 said...

Wow! your cards are so beautiful and the backgrounds are just stunning!

Nikki said...

Beautiful cards! I especially like the first one.

Janis Godwin Spear said...

WOW! The coloured pencil effect is just wonderful. Your second card is also stunning. I love how you did the background - it really shows off the flowers.

Heather M said...

Beautiful cards. Love your teal background. They really make the gorgeous white and pink snapdragons pop! Your yellow and red snapdragons are so pretty!

Rema DeLeeuw said...

Beautiful cards and backgrounds!

Lisa T. said...

Both cards are beautiful. You are so talented. Thanks for sharing!

Maxine M. said...

Don't you just love snapdragons? Beautiful cards.

Margarita Navarro-Rivera said...

Fantastic cards! That first acrd is breath taking!

Brenda Kuder said...

Nice cards! The first one gives you the feeling that the flowers are moving with the breeze.

Nora Noll said...

These are amazing!! I LOVE the background on the first card!

whoistracy said...

Wow, I didn't believe that background on your first card was just colored pencil at first. It's amazing!!

Joni M said...

So BEAUTIFUL! I LOVE snapdragons and these are GORGEOUS!!!

roni said...

Gorgeous color pencil technique! It’s perfect compliment to the teal background.

littlen said...

Beautiful cards. Really like the way you used the die to cut the edge of the card.

MadeByMeghanK said...

Stunning coloring! I tried colored pencils and I am terrible! This is so inspiring!

I Card Everyone said...

TaeEun these are equally gorgeous - but today is cloudy - I needed that bright yellow and orange number!
What a fabulous set!
=]

mumster said...

Beautiful cards. The colored pencil card is so soft looking. . You did a gorgeous job on those flowers

Patty said...

Very creative coloring on your part for the first card! Love the results!

Barbara said...

Both cards are stunning. I especially love the second one! :)

Jen said...

The teal background is gorgeous and makes a wonderful contrast to the delicate flowers.

Angela V said...

These are beautiful cards - love the first card and it's darker background and the other card with it's light background is equally fabulous! Thank you for sharing your talent - love your style.

Kathy Ferguson said...

Gorgeous cards. I love the delicate backgrounds you created to showcase the new snapdragon stamp set. The flowers are stunning. Thanks for inspiring me.

Nandini said...

Both cards are so beautiful! Love the gorgeous backgrounds.

Anushree Vaish said...

Beautiful cards and backgrounds!!

DebbieCO2AZ said...

Like the unique backgrounds you created.

Helen said...

A always your cards are gorgeous TaeEun! I love the wonderful pencil background you created on the coloured card for the first card! I must try this idea! Thanks so much for sharing and inspiring us all.

Carmela said...

What a gorgeous blue background on your first card! Both are lovely!

DJ said...

Love the cards especially the teal card. How clever to enhance the gorgeous stamp with pencils. Turned out so pretty.

Debbie Rumpza said...

I love the way you did these cards... beautiful.

Teri S. said...

I have no idea how you created that stunning background with coloured pencils, but I'm going to click on the card you'd already made & hope you explained it well. I'd love to be able to create something similar. Both your cards are SO Beautiful TaeEun. Thanks so much for sharing your talent.

Bobby said...

Two beautiful renditions of snapdragons, TaeEun, and I love them both, but that teal background really makes them stand out on the first card.

Patti H. said...

Gorgeous creations, Taeeun! You are a true genius with colored pencils!

ursula said...

Beautiful samples, love the background on the first one, thank you....luv Ursula Longworth xx

Liz O. said...

Gorgeous card designs TaeEun, love this new BAF set! The sanpdragon images are very pretty and your designs are absolutely fabulous.Thanks for the inspiration!

Lisa Byers said...

Your first card is absolutely stunning. Your pencil coloring is simply spectacular. I love all of the blending. Anyone would be thrilled to receive Thank you for sharing your wonderful talent, it is greatly appreciated.such a card in the mail.

ValByDesign, Valerie said...

Your cards are incredibly beautiful!

Sandy said...

Love both your cards, but the first one is my favorite because of the background.

JHixon said...

Two gorgeous cards. I would love to see a video of you making your backgrounds.

Betsy Wilson CZT14 said...

Such beautiful backgrounds!

Lizzie T a/k/a Wifelady said...

Beautiful cards!

Denise Bryant said...

Pretty backgrounds to feature these lovely snapdragons! Beautiful cards!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

These are super sweet cards!

JMN said...

Lovely colours, beautiful cards!

Cheryl Rigney said...

Beautiful cards!! I especially love the teal background. It is so gorgeous!!

Nox said...

Gorgeous cards- I do love the background of your first card - it has a very windswept feel to it!

Cynthia Cole said...

Both cards are lovely!

Sue D said...

Love the backgrounds on both.

Cyndi said...

Beautiful cards. I love the soft colors and your background on the first one is stunning.

Dee Earnshaw said...

super cards - the backgrounds are so pretty:)

Connie said...

Hi TaeEun :) Your cards are magical and cheery!!! Thanks for the inspiration :)

Aimee Phillips said...

Sooo pretty. I love the one on the dark background. Great creations.

Mendy said...

Gorgeous! I cannot wait to get my hands on this set and play. Makes me have memories of my Mama.

Stacey Kowbel said...

Such beautiful cards! And your backgrounds are gorgeous!

snazzyjj said...

Fabulous cards. Love your fun colors.

Linda R said...

Very beautiful cards. Each is a work of art. I love the pencil work. So pretty. And the background on the second card is amazing. Wow!

Linnea S said...

inspiring backgrounds!