Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Altenew Build-A-Flower: Tree Peony Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

 Hello crafty friends!  I'm thrilled to be joining in Altenew's blog hop to celebrate the release of the gorgeous Build-A-Flower: Tree Peony!

You should have arrived here from Keren's blog.  If you need to start at the beginning, head over to the Altenew Card Blog!

The beautiful Build-A-Flower: Tree Peony is available now, in the Altenew shop!  There are three ways to add this gorgeous set to your stash:  as a stamp & die bundle, or save 5% with a stamp, die & ink bundle, or finally, save 14% and never miss out on a Build-A-Flower by joining the subscription plan.


Now onto my card!  I used all of the gorgeous layers for the flowers and leaves and added them to an embossed background.  Read on for the details!

First I stamped the beautiful layers of the Tree Peony flower and leaves.  I used inks from the Red Sunset ink cube set for the flower.  For the leaves I used Green Fields ink cube set.  Then I cut them out with the Tree Peony coordinating dies.  The flower centers are inks from the Golden Sunset ink cube set.

Next I created a dimensional background for the gorgeous florals!  I used coordinating card stock from my stash and embossed it with the amazing Beautiful Baroque 3D embossing folder.  Next I trimmed it to 4" x 5-¼".  To add some shimmery fun to the embossed piece, I gently swiped the Enchanting Gold Pigment ink pad over the raised areas.  (I wish I could capture the beautiful shimmer in my photos!)  Then I added some metallic gold and white spatters.  When the spatters were dry, I adhered the panel to a top-folding A2 card base.

I used one of the sentiments included in the set and stamped it in black ink.  Then I trimmed it into a banner shape.  I added foam tape to the back of the flower, one leaf, and the sentiment and adhered them to the card front.

I honestly do not know how Altenew continues to create so many beautiful floral sets!  I love this Build-A-Flower: Tree Peony set and it will be in my favorites for sure!  Be sure to leave a comment to qualify for a chance to win!

Next up in the hop is the awesome blog of Erin Thompson!

Giveaway Prizes

$200 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $20 gift certificate to 5 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 06/07/2021 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 7 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 06/09/2021.

Blog Hop Order:

Altenew Card Blog

Emily Midgett

Sandhya Iyer

Virginia Lu

Jenny Colacicco

Tenia Nelson


Jaycee Gaspar

Terri Koszler

Nathalie DeSousa

Verity Biddlecombe

Bridget Casey

Amanda Baldwin

Michelle Short

Colleen Balija

Natasha Davies

Laurie Willison

Keren Baker

Carol Hintermeier <<< that's me

Erin Thompson

Mindy Eggen

Sande Woodson


Joylita Dsouza

Victoria Calvin


  1. Very pretty, love the embossed design in the background too!

  2. WOW!!!!! The colors are awesome. And I LOVE how you embossed the pretty background.

  3. It is surprising to me the difference one color can make. Earlier in the hop; Laurie W used the red sunset inks for her peonies and they look much more orange. You used the same ink set and your flowers are red. I am guessing you used the crimson and she probably used the velvet. I like the side by side comparisons of these hops.

  4. I love your tree peony card! The background color really is perfect with the peony color!!!! Magnificent!!!

  5. Gorgeous! I love that beautiful Tree Peony and I love those colors.

  6. The color of your card is terrific! Different, which is what caught my eye! Just lovely!

  7. Beautiful colors! I LOVE the texture of the background!

  8. The coloring and the background are awesome.

  9. Stunning card with a lovely color combo..and I agree..I don't know how Altenew continually treats us with these gorgeous sets.

  10. Nice combination with the embossing folder.

  11. Very lovely and regal looking. The colors are so rich and unexpected.

  12. Gorgeous card! Love the colors and background.

  13. Beautiful! The peony is stunning, and the baroque behind it with gold highlights too!

  14. Marisela Delgado said: So beautiful! mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

  15. Beautiful card, I just got that gold ink pad and now can't wait to try it out on my next background. Thanks!

  16. This is one of my favorites from the hop. Your color choices are one of my favorites.

  17. The colors you used on the Tree Peony are beautiful and the way the background plays off of it, so wonderful!

  18. Beautiful card. I love the gorgeous colors!

  19. So pretty! I would love to get this set to play with.

  20. Love the textured background and color choices

  21. Your flower looks great on the background you chose. Love the colors!

  22. WOW! That was my actual exclamation when I saw your card! Love, love, love the choice of using the darker coordinating cardstock, the Beautiful Baroque 3D embossing folder for texture, and added swipe of gold ink to highlight it along with the gold & white splatters. That background makes the die-cut blooms really stand out. Gorgeous!
    ~Colleen in Santa Fe

  23. Beautiful colors! I love the textured background!

  24. Beautiful card! Love the colors...
    Thanks for sharing.

  25. Love the colors and embossed background! Gorgeous card!

  26. Love this tone on tone card. Alongwith the embossing :)

  27. Like your color scheme and how you put all the elements together to make such a beautiful card!

  28. I just love the coral/terra cotta hues ❤️❤️❤️

  29. Oh my gosh. This card is spectacular! The colors. The dimensions. LOVE, LOVE ,LOVE


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