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Hello and welcome to Altenew Build-A-Flower: Snapdragon Release Blog Hop!

I’m so excited to be part of this blog hop introducing the new Build-A-Flower: Snapdragon as a guest! If you have arrived here from Vicki Finger’s blog, you are right on track. If you are lost on the way or want to start from the beginning of the blog hop, please head on over to Altenew Card Blog.

The flower of May chosen by Altenew is snapdragon! As always the set includes the coordinating dies and can be purchased with ink sets as a bundle. As you may already know, there is a Build-A-Flower monthly subscription plan at a discounted price too!


Build-A-Flower: Snapdragon – Ink Bundle

The snapdragon flower comes in various colors and color combinations. I love to make cards with those kind of flowers, because I can color them as I want :)!

I’ve made two cards for today’s blog hop. Let’s take a look at them!

The first card is a CASE of my own card. I wanted to make one like the previous card, because I loved the effect on the teal background created using colored pencils.


I started off by stamping the first layer of the snapdragon flowers and stems in a white pigment ink on a teal cardstock panel from New Day card kit. I skipped the second layer and stamped the third layer in Pinkalicious to get the idea where the shades are. I stamped the second layer of the greenery in Bamboo.


I colored the image using Holbein colored pencils. The flowers were colored mainly in white with shades of pink and coral. I added pencil strokes in the background in dark teal, black, Indigo, blue and green colors.


After the coloring was done I heat embossed the sentiment in Pure White Crisp embossing powder directly on the colored panel. The longer sentiment was also white heat embossed on a strip of purple cardstock. I trimmed the colored panel and foam mounted it on a white cardbase and added the sentiment strip using some foam adhesives. 


For the next card I stamped the snapdragon flowers in layers. 


I first stamped the snapdragon using Warm and Cozy, Pocketful of Sunshine and Tropical Forest mini ink cube sets. I die cut them using the coordinating dies and set them aside. 


To create an artsy background first I masked the right and bottom border of a cream cardbase.  I then stamped the splatter image from Watercolor Frames set in Citrus Burst, Sunkissed and Bamboo and ink blended the right bottom edge using the same colors. 


I stamped the sentiment also from Build-A-Flower: Snapdragon set in Espresso on the cardbase. I then added the die cut snapdragon flowers onto the card using some foam adhesives. To finish off I scattered some clear and yellow sequins.  


That’s it from me! Hope I was able to show you how versatile the Build-A-Flower: Snapdragon set is.
I had tons of fun playing with this set! 

To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog for a chance to win.

Altenew will also draw a winner to receive a $15 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 5/10/2019.

Your next stop on the hop is so amazingly talented Jess Francisco‘s blog ! Below is the complete blog hop list.

Thank you so much for stopping by today!
Wishing you a happy hopping!

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