Sunday, May 1, 2022

Altenew Build-A-Garden: Magnificent Branch Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($200 total prizes)

Hello, and welcome to the blog hop to celebrate Altenew's release of the absolutely gorgeous Build-A-Garden: Magnificent Branch!  You should have arrived here from the blog of Jaycee Gaspar.  If you need to start at the beginning, head on over to the Altenew Card Blog.

From Altenew:

Enjoy our Build-A-Garden project set, an exciting monthly package that is sure to get the creative juices flowing! Each month includes a stamp set along with a coordinating stencil set and/or die set PLUS a customer-favorite Mini Blending Brush! Build your collection of brushes from month to month so you will never be left looking for the perfect tool while crafting.

This set contains the following products:

- one 6" x 8" stamp set containing 10 stamps made in the USA from high-quality photopolymer

- one layering stencil set containing 4 stencils that coordinate with the stamp set

- one Mini Blending Brush for ink blending

Note: These products are NOT sold separately. 

Click here to check out all of the details of the monthly Build-A-Garden subscription!

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I thought about stamping the Build-A-Garden: Magnificent Branch image onto two A2 cards.  However, I just think it's so beautiful as one large image on a slimline card, and that's what I went with!  First I stamped it with black ink and then used the coordinating Build-A-Garden: Magnificent Branch Layering Stencils to color it with ink blending brushes and various Altenew Crisp Dye Inks.  The colors I used are Coral Bliss, Heart Beat, Vineyard Berry, Maple Yellow, Firefly, Grass Field, and Mountain Pine.  For the branch I used Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.

After I finished the stenciling, I smooshed the ink pads onto my glass mat and used a watercolor brush to pick up the colors and added more more depth and details to the leaves and flowers.  When it was dry, I trimmed the card to 8" x 3-½".

For the coordinating mat layer I inked the edges of a 8-¼" x 3-¾" piece of white cardstock with Coral Bliss Crisp Dye ink.  Just drag the ink pad along the edges for a quick and easy coordinating layer!  

I adhered the mat layer to my slimline card base with glue.  Then I stamped the sentiment, including in the stamp set, onto a strip of vellum with clear embossing ink.  I added black embossing powder and heat set it.  Next I trimmed it into a strip and adhered the edges on the back of my stamped and colored panel.  

I adhered the piece to the card and added a few clear acrylic drops for some shine.  

Thank you very much for stopping by!  Be sure to leave a comment here, before heading to the next stop,  for your chance to win an awesome prize.

The next stop is the blog of Jenny Colacicco!

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 05/07/2022 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 05/09/2022.

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32 comments:

  1. Stunning design and color palette!

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  2. I love the transparency in the middle there. It makes the card super special!

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  3. Love the use of the corals on this stamp and the vellum sentiment. Thanks for the tip of using a brush to add on ink .

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  4. A pretty card with such nice bright colors.

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  5. Beautiful composition on this card!

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  6. beautiful card, love the colors

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  7. Beautiful SL card Carol. I like the vellum detail. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  8. Gorgeous card. I love the color of the flowers and the sentiment.

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  9. Gorgeous colors and coloring! Love the sentiment!

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  10. Patricia A WoodMay 1, 2022 at 5:55 PM

    Coral is a nice choice for this floral

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  11. Just love the coloring!!!

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  12. Just love the coloring!!!

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  13. Beautiful coloring!!!

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

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  15. The flowers look so gorgeous.!! Beautiful.

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  16. Love your coloring! What a great way to use vellum. Thanks for that inspiration!

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  17. Your card is so beautiful! TFS! — Bridget N (j.bageln5@gmail.com)

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  18. Beautiful card! The slimline was perfect!

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  19. Lovely card.

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  20. Stunning card! You watercolored it beautifully! I love the vellum sentiment!

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  21. Love your card and that you used the whole image!

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  22. Gorgeous card. Happy to have found you on this hop. So inspiring!

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  23. Thanks for sharing your beautiful card!

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  24. Pretty flowers and I like the vellum for the sentiment.

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  25. Beautiful release, beautiful card. Thanks for sharing.

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  26. beautiful card and the colors..like it!

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  27. so so beautiful card and the vibrant color.

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  28. Very pretty card. I love the way you added the sentiment with the vellum.

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  29. Barbara WhitingMay 6, 2022 at 9:53 AM

    So pretty. I really like the use of vellum.

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