Altenew | Build-A-Flower: Snapdragon | Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hey crafty friends!

Today is a big day! I’m thrilled to be a part of the Altenew Build-A-Flower: Snapdragon Release Blog Hop + Giveaway! I know you’re going to love all of the inspiration coming your way, so let’s get started!

This release blog hop is all about the brand new Build-A-Flower set – Snapdragon. These images are to die for, so get ready to be inspired. Every time you order an Altenew stamp set the layering guide is included – so you’ll always know how to line up those images perfectly. I find this super helpful, especially when I’m using the stamps for the first few times.

You can also bundle up and save! This Build-A-Flower can be purchased with a set of 8 coordinating ink cubes and the coordinating dies. If you purchase the bundle, you save 5%. There is also an option to sign up for a monthly subscription plan for the Build-A-Flower sets. When signed up, you are guaranteed a spot in our monthly Build-A-Flower releases and will receive a set each month – at a specially discounted price! ($35.00 → $29.99)

For today’s hop, I have created two cards for you. For the first one, I decided to go more country chic. I used kraft card stock and white embossing powder to really make the floral images pop off the page. I added a little vellum, black sentiments, a few sequins, and a little bit of rustic twine to keep that theme going. I love the way this one turned out and I can’t wait to send it out!

For my second project, I stamped the images more traditionally on watercolor card stock. I did a bit of ink smooshing to really bring out the watercolor vibe for my background. I wanted to give the effect that my flowers were in a field of other greenery. I stamped a sentiment from ‘More Than Words’ to finish it off.

You can check out the video tutorials for both of my cards below or HERE and HERE on YouTube!

Altenew Card Blog

Svitlana Shayevich

Lilith Eeckels

Anna Komenda

Lydia Evans

Agnieszka Malyszek

Virginia Lu

Altenew Scrapbook Blog

Maryam Perez

Ashlea Cornell

Nathalie DeSousa

Laura Volpes

Soraya Maes

Joni Andaya

Zsoka Marko


Vicki Finger

TaeEun Yoo

Jess Francisco <— you are here!

Patricia Roebuck

Ilina Crouse

Teri Wilson

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.

We’ll 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.

Thank you so much for hopping with us today! I can’t wait to see all of the amazing projects you guys create when yours arrives. Be sure to share them on social media and tag Altenew (and me if you’d like!), so I can see what you’re up to.

Hugs and love to you all,

114 thoughts on “Altenew | Build-A-Flower: Snapdragon | Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

  1. JanisSpear says:

    Oh! How lovely. The kraft card is just lovely. And then you made a second one. Too gorgeous. I really love your cards – they really show off the beautiful flowers.


  2. Jenrescuemama says:

    Love both of these cards! The white on kraft is simple & so eye-catching. The watercolor background on the second makes it look like a beautiful field of flowers.


  3. Jen K says:

    Your loose watercolor card turned out great! I really like it and will probably give it a try myself. Thanks for the video; it was helpful to see your process in real time.


  4. Angela V says:

    These are gorgeous cards! I love your technique on the kraft paper – such a delightfully different look. Both cards are fabulous!


  5. Kathy Ferguson says:

    Gorgeous cards. I love the embossing on the kraft cardstock. It is stunning with the embossed Hello on vellum. Your second card intrigued me. I love how you created a background using the stamp leaf in a particular way. The card is terrific. Thanks for inspiring me.


  6. momentsofcrafting says:

    You have created 2 amazing and different cards, Jess! I just love the effect of white embossing on kraft and the stunning background you created on the second is amazing! Thanks so much for sharing and inspiring us all.


  7. Carmela Hubler says:

    Lovely card with the kraft card base and the white flowers. Your pink flowers are gorgeous! Love the soft watercolor look!


  8. DJ Doss says:

    I love your cards especially the white on kraft. What a fun way to use a layering stamp. It turned out to be so pretty. TFS


  9. Patt H. says:

    Both cards are gorgeous & my favorites of the whole hop! That white on kraft is so perfect, I think I would just keep it for myself!


  10. Liz O. says:

    Gorgeous card designs Jess, love this new BAF set! The sanpdragon images are very pretty.Thanks for the inspiration!


  11. Lisa Byers says:

    Your cards are so beautiful. I really love your last one with the lovely colored snapdragons with the greenery in the background. It looks so dimensional. Very nice!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful talent, it is greatly appreciated.


  12. sandy M says:

    Kraft cards are my favorite to make and your card is stunning. The white really pops. The field of flowers card is beautiful


  13. Denise Bryant says:

    Gorgeous cards! Love the white embossed design on kraft, and your lovely pink and green card! The snapdragons are so pretty!


  14. Lauryne Cunningham says:

    Both of your cards are beautiful! Love how the white snapdragons pop off the kraft! I always love the natural look of kraft card stock!


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