Thursday, July 1, 2021

Altenew Build-A-Flower: Bearded Iris Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

 Hello crafty friends!  Welcome to my stop in the blog hop to celebrate the release of Altenew's gorgeous new Build-A-Flower: Bearded Iris!

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

The stunning Build-A-Flower: Bearded Iris is available now in Altenew's shop!  There are three ways you can purchase this beautiful set.  Click each image for the details.  It's available as a Layering Stamp & Die set, Layering Stamp, Die Set & Ink Bundle (saving 5%); or you can subscribe to the Build-A-Flower Monthly Subscription Plan (saving 14%).


I really think that the Build-A-Flower: Bearded Iris layering stamp set is one of Altenew's most beautiful layering sets!!  In the spring I have purple bearded irises in my garden, so of course, I had to make the irises on my card purple!

First I stamped the layers of the Bearded Iris in purple with Shades of Purple ink set.  I stamped the leaves with Firefly and Grass Field inks from the Green Valley ink cube set.  I used the coordinating die to cut them out.

For the background layer, I stamped the other Bearded Iris outline stamp twice with Soft Lilac ink.  Then I used the Creative Edges: Scalloped Scallops die set to cut the edges.  I then used a drop of Deep Iris Dye Ink re-inker and slightly diluted it with some water to add splatters to the panel.  I used Jet Black ink to stamp the sentiment from the set.

Next I adhered the scalloped panel to a purple card stock layer and added it to an A2 card base.  I popped up the iris with some foam tape and adhered the leaves with glue.

Thank you for stopping by and don't forget to leave a comment before you go to the next stop!

Now hop on over to the blog of the awesome Dana Joy!

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 07/07/2021 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 07/09/2021.

Blog Hop Order

Altenew Blog

Jaycee Gaspar


Tenia Nelson

Jenny Colacicco

Emily Midgett

Amanda Baldwin

Virginia Lu

Michelle Short

Verity Biddlecombe


Carol Hintermeier <<< that's me

Dana Joy

Nathalie DeSousa

Sandhya Iyer

Daniel Diaz

Bridget Casey

Justine Hovey

Keren Baker

Linda Westfall

Nenette S. Madero


  1. Great card Carol. Love that beautiful, yet subtle background. TFS!

  2. like the subtle image in the background. Nice addition.

  3. What a pretty "old=fashioned" iris!

  4. Very pretty card. I love the gorgeous flower.

  5. The Shades of Purple ink set where made for this stamp.

  6. Love the splatters and gray outline of the iris in the background!

  7. Marisela Delgado said: So beautiful.

  8. Lovely card Carol, this pretty flower is perfect as a focal point, the pretty border, subtle outlines, and splatters in the background are a great match. Thanks for the inspiration!

  9. Perfect in purple and I love the lace edge!

  10. Very pretty card! Thanks for sharing.

  11. I love the soft lilac background. Very pretty shading of purple iris and the scalloped edge adds that special touch. Thanks for sharing!

  12. Beautiful colors and a beautiful card!

  13. So beautiful!!! Purple is my favorite!!

  14. Gorgeous card and your stamp layering is perfect!

  15. Such a beautiful card! I love the layered colors and beautiful background.

  16. I like the die cut edging you chose. And your Iris is so pretty!

  17. The shades of purple really brings the richness of this newest baf and the accent of the lacy border a real feminine touch! Just so beautiful!

  18. This is just exquisitely beautiful. Love the soft purples on your flower and the bold contrast of the green leaves. The dainty scalloped border base is just perfect to show it off.

  19. So pretty. I love the scalloped edge

  20. Gorgeous card. I love Altenew's BAF sets and I think this beautiful Bearded Iris may be my favorite!

  21. I love this beautiful card, Carol! The scalloped background sets off the Iris beautifully! Love the coloring also! A must have!

  22. Beautiful edge detail to your panel, and a gorgeous color combo for your lovely iris flower!

  23. I like the use of the flower for the background. Nice addition of the edge cut.

  24. Such a lovely card! I really like the purple. :)


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