Altenew Build-a-Flower Blog Hop (+ Giveaway)

Hello, friends! I am so very excited to join the Altenew Build-A-Flower Blog Hop today! You should have arrived from Agnieszka Malyszek’s blog! If you get lost, you can start at the Altenew Card Blog or the Altenew Scrapbook Blog.

Altenew is celebrating one year of releasing the monthly Build-A-Flower stamp and die set. Here’s a look at the 12 sets that were released since last year.

My projects will focus on the Magnolia set.


So I created four cards for you today. If you know me, I hardly stop at one once my creative juices start flowing. Let me share a bit about each one.


For the first card, I stamped the magnolia onto heavy white cardstock with VersaMark ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. I watercolored (with light touch) with my Mijello Mission Gold watercolors and then die-cut the image using the coordinating die. I added watercolor strokes in blue on my cardbase, stamped the sentiment in Ranger black waterproof ink, and mounted the image with foam tape.


For the second card, I heat embossed it with gold embossing powder instead and colored it with Copic markers (Colors: R000, RV11, RV34, YG11, YG99, BG93, G85, YR20, E74). For the background, I blended Distress Oxide Inks in Worn Lipstick and Peeled Paint on Strathmore Bristol Cardstock. I die-cut the piece with a scallop border die and attached it to my white cardbase. The sentiment was stamped with VersaMark and heat embossed in gold as well to match the image. I mounted the image with foam tape. I covered the image and sentiment so I could add white and gold paint splatters to the background and finished the card off with some clear drops.



For the third card, I wanted to try the no-line colored look on color cardstock. I went with a really light gray. I stamped the image using Altenew’s Morning Frost ink. I used masking technique so I can stamp a few magnolias. I colored them with my Polychromos (Colors: 101 White, 103 Ivory, 129 Pink Madder Lake, 119 Light Magenta, 135 Light Red-Violet, 112 Leaf Green, 267 Pine Green, 179 Bistre, and 176 Van-Dyck-Brown). This was my first time trying this so it wasn’t perfect, but I got some nice practice in and learned a few things (like using color less and using white more!) Since I wanted to keep this card simple, I stamped the sentiment in Purple Wine to coordinate. I used a corner chomper for the bottom and attached the gray cardstock to my white cardbase.



For the last card, I wanted to use non-traditional colors. The image was stamped with VersaMark, heat embossed in gold, and colored with Copic markers (Colors: Y00, Y02, Y06, B000, BG13, BG32, R32, YR02, V04, E71). I added black splatters to my cardbase and mounted the image on top. The sentiments were all stamped with VersaMark on black cardstock and heat embossed in gold. I trimmed them into small labels and mounted them with foam tape. I finished it off with some gold cardstock hearts to complete the sentiments. 🙂




I hope you were inspired by all my work!


Altenew Card Blog

Kristina Werner

Therese Calvird

Lilith Eeckels

Kathy Racoosin

Jessica Frost-Ballas

Reiko Tsuchida

Laura Bassen

Kristina Pokazanieva

Jennifer McGuire

Altenew Scrapbook Blog

May Sukyong Park

Alice Wertz

Virginia Lu

Kymona Tracey

Dana Gong

Svitlana Shayevich

Hussena Calcuttawala

Donna Mikasa

Erum Tasneem

Zinia Amoiridou

Agnieszka Malyszek

Rubeena Ianigro ** YOU ARE HERE **

Lydia Evans

Marge Yoon


Altenew is generously offering a few giveaways!
1: 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 by Friday, March 2nd for a chance to win. Six winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on Sunday, March 4. 

2: Place an order from the Build-A-Flower Collection from February 26, 2018 until March 2, 2018, and you will automatically be entered into a raffle for a chance to win a big prize! One lucky winner will be chosen to win a prize pack valued at over $120 including one Original MISTI stamping tool, Artist Markers Set C, and Soft Pastel 6 Mini Cube Set. No minimum purchase needed! A winner will be announced on March 4th on the Altenew Blogs.

3: Altenew is sponsoring a personal $20 gift certificate to one lucky person from the comments left on this post. Someone will be randomly selected and announced on my blog by March 3.

Next on the hop is the fabulous Lydia Evans!! Feel free to ask any questions and/or leave me feedback. I appreciate all the love and support!

Thank you for visiting! ♡


Below are the links to products I have used. Affiliate links used where applicable. In plain terms, this means that if you make a purchase after clicking on my link, I receive a small commission with no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support when using these links. You can click on the logo to shop at your favorite stores. Products marked with an asterisk (*) were generously sent to me to use. If new products are not listed yet, they will be added later.


  1. Lillian Meyer

    March 3, 2018 at 12:10 am

    Love all your cards just beautiful.

  2. Gail Plaskiewicz

    March 2, 2018 at 11:35 pm

    Oh my gosh, your cards are just stunning! Where do I begin? Your first card with the pink flowers done in watercolors is so pretty and delicate. I love to do watercoloring. I have Twinkling H20s and I love them!
    Your second card uses my favorite color in the whole wide world, yellow. I like it with the pink. I am going to print out some of the cards on the hop so when I make cards I can kind of do what you do. I might not have all of the stamps that you do or an embossing machine but I can make do with what I have and make something just as pretty.
    I love you’re no line coloring card and how pretty it looks. I think I have done no line coloring before, at least I think so. I’ve done some cards where you can’t see any lines. I want to learn more about that. It looks like fun! I love this card!
    Your last card is brilliant and again, you used my favorite color in the whole wide world, yellow. I love how you did all those colors with the yellow. It is so stunning! You even embossed it! Those splatters on the background and the tiny hearts are just the right touch. The sentiments are good too. I am in love with each and every card but especially the ones that have yellow in them. I can’t wait to put your scanned cards in my card making binder and try to make them.
    Thank you for showing us you’re stunning cards and for giving me ideas on making my own. Thanks also for giving us the chance to win something. I can’t wait!

  3. Deb Hudson

    March 2, 2018 at 10:27 pm

    I’m so glad I’ve purchased the Magnolia set! I love each card. I always love pink and green colors together but your 4th card is very rich looking. Inspiring.

  4. Beth Merrill

    March 2, 2018 at 9:35 pm

    This is my last blog on the hop. I am in awe and have run out of adjectives to describe all the lovely creations, including these!

  5. Engineered Baker

    March 2, 2018 at 6:47 pm

    welcome back to crafting! I don’t comment much, but its always a pleasure to see all this creativity that you share!

  6. Lizzie T

    March 2, 2018 at 9:18 am

    I love the variety of cards you’ve made with one set! They are all awesome!

  7. Lai-Yoke van der Wal-Chow

    March 2, 2018 at 5:37 am

    Love the vibrant colours you used on the flowers. Beautiful!

  8. Betty J

    March 2, 2018 at 4:33 am

    I love the variety of styles you used to share this lovely image.

  9. Annalisa

    March 2, 2018 at 1:29 am

    I love that you showed so many ways to use the same stamp. I think my favorite one is the colored pencil variant, but the rainbow one just makes me smile. Thanks so much for sharing! I know it’s a ton of work to do multiple cards like this, but I love seeing all the many ways one person can use a set.

  10. Barb Macaskill

    March 1, 2018 at 11:25 pm

    What a lovely quartet of cards! I love them all but three and four are definitely my favorites! TFS!

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