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Today I have a special post to introduce you the newest Build-A-Flower stamp set: HIBISCUS by Altenew! I’m so honored being invited to BAF: Hibiscus release this month!


Build-A-Flower: Hibiscus set includes 1 stamp set (24 images) and 1 coordinating die set (3 dies).

Hibiscus are native to warm climates and are associated with tropical weather and relaxing summer days. Hibiscus flowers have symbolized many things throughout history, but are now most commonly known to represent “delicate beauty.” This set comprises of a 6 layer hibiscus flower in full bloom, a 6 layer hibiscus bud with stem, and a 4 layer leaf image. Three sentiments are also included. These floral images work well on cards, layouts, home decor, gift wrapping, and more. We can’t wait to see where these beautiful tropical flowers take your imagination!

The hibiscus stamped in 6 layers is so gorgeous with deep shade and highlights!  I went outside my comfort zone this time and did layered stamping without additional coloring! 

To stamp the yellow hibiscus I used all 4 yellow shades from Pocketful of Sunshine, Sunkissed from Warm and Cozy and Rocky Shore from Coffee Break mini cube set. For the leaves I used Tropical Forest mini cube inks. After done with stamping and die cutting, I created the background panel with a loose watercolor wash in yellow and green using Gansai Tambi watercolor. I foam mounted the background panel on a white cardbase and arranged the hibiscuses onto it. I raised some flowers with foam adhesives. The sentiment was white heat embossed on a strip of yellow cardstock. I finished off the card by adding some clear sequins and orange dots on stamen using Ripened Pumpkin Nuvo Drops.

My second card is in red, which is the most familiar color of the hibiscuses for me :).

The red hibiscuses were created using all 4 red shades of Red Cosmos, Espresso from Coffee Break and Industrial Diamond of Rock Collection mini cube set. The leaves in cold gray were stamped using Rock collection. I stamped one more hibiscus directly on my red panel. The base layer was stamped in white pigment ink, I then stamped the further layers in reds from Red Cosmos on the white base layer. The stamen was stamped in white as well. The leaves were stamped in the same way like the flower. I silver heat embossed Thank You onto the red panel and white heat embossed the thin sentiment underneath. The red panel was foam mounted on a white cardbase. I then arranged the hibiscuses as shown in the picture. I added yellow sparkly stamen using yellow Stickles. After many thoughts I decided to go without any additional embellishment.

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 4/8/2018.
I will also randomly choose a winner from comments left on this post by Friday 4/6/2018 at 11:59 pm EDT who will win a $20 gift certificate to Altenew online store.
The winner will be announced on this post on Saturday 4/7/2018.

—– 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, Bobby! Please contact Altenew at [email protected] by4/20/2018 with the subject line 
“BAF :Hibiscus Release Winner from TaeEun’s blog”! 

Hope you enjoyed looking my cards. Huge thanks to Altenew for inviting me to Build-A-Flower: HIBISCUS release! 

Thank you so much for visiting my blog today! 
Have a wonderful day! 

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