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Hello everyone! Hope your week is off to a good start! 

I had the pleasure to play with this pretty peonies from Altenew’s newest Build-A-Flower set: Peony Blossom! This set includes three step layering peonies and leaves along with coordinating dies. There is a bundled set with Altenew’s new inks available also. 
Build-A-Flower: Peony Blossom set includes 1 stamp set (15 images) and 1 coordinating die set (8 dies).

The Peony Blossom Build-A-Flower has a slightly different approach than our conventional Build-A-Flower sets. The stamp set has three five-petal flowers accompanied by a shading layer and a center layer. You may use these flowers as is, or layer them to create dimension. The matching dies will cut the flowers all the way to the edge without leaving a border. This will help in shaping the petals to the desired dimension when using a shaping tool (don’t have a shaping tool? You can use the domed end of a pen or pencil!). We included an additional flower die and stamen dies to help you create realistic blooms! Even though we named the set ‘Peony Blossom’ since the petals were loosely based on Peony petals, you can let your imagination run wild and create different types of flowers! We can’t wait to see what you come up with!
This special product is only sold as a set, not individually.

I’ve created two cards with this gorgeous BAF: Peony Blossom set ! 

On the first card I used mainly the dies from BAF: Peony Blossom combined with Leafy Wreath die and Watercolor Stripes stencil

I started off by creating the colored vellum for the flowers. I applied rubbing alcohol first on a vellum and dropped Raspberry, Flamingo, Shell Pink and Salmon alcohol inks on it before the alcohol was dry. I did it so that I have some areas brighter than others. After the vellum was dry I die cut the peonies using the dies from  Build-A-Flower: Peony Blossom set. I cut the biggest flower from brighter area and the small ones from darker pink area of the vellum. I then stamped the layering stamp which shows the folds of the petals in Worn Lipstick DOX on the peonies. I cut the Leafy Wreath and some leaves from Peony Blossom set from a silver cardstock. I stamped the layer of the leaves in a silver ink. I cut the stamen also from the same silver cardstock.

To create the striped background I blended Pink Diamond and Pinkalicious over Watercolor Stripes stencil making it in ombre, softening towards the center of the panel. I then started assembling my card. I foam mounted the Leafy Wreath on the pink striped background and arranged the flower petals and leaves as shown in the picture. I formed the flower petals to give them more natural look and added a iridescent rhinestone on each flower center. The sentiment is from Painted Greetings. I stamped it on the same silver cardstock in StazOn black ink and added it onto the card.

My second card is a one layer card.

I created a peony in multiple layers by masking and stamping the second layer stamp of the flowers on a watercolor paper. I stamped the smallest one in Rubellite, the next bigger one in Pinkalicious and the largest flower in Pink Diamond from Cherry Blossom Mini Cube set after masking the previous stamped flower. I then stamped the leaves in Mountain Mist (solid stamp) and Volcano Lake (second layer) from Sea Shore Mini Cube set.

I then watercolored the image. I added light watercolor wash in the background in pink and teal. I then added details to the image using Prismacolor colored pencils. I splattered pink watercolor and white opaque ink on the panel and added white stamen on the flower using white Pico Embellisher. The sentiment is from Painted Greetings. I stamped it in Jet Black ink and clear heat embossed it.  To finish off I added some iridescent sequins.


To celebrate this release, 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 for a chance to win. Three winners will be announced on the Card Blog, and other three winners will be announced on the Scrapbook Blog on 2/18/2018.

I will also randomly choose a winner from comments left on this post by Friday, 02/16/18 at 11:59pm EST, who will win a $20 gift certificate to Altenew online store. The winner will be announced on this post on Saturday, 02/17/18.

WINNER (edited to add)—–
via Random Number Generator

Thank you so much for your lovely comments everyone!!!

The Winner of a $20 gift certificate to Altenew online store is

Congratulations! Please contact Altenew at [email protected] by2/28/2018 with the subject line “BAF : Peony Blossom Release Winner from TaeEun’s blog”! 

Hope you enjoyed looking my cards!  Build-A-Flower: Peony Blossom is another beautiful Build-A-Flower set by Altenew!

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