Janette Kausen

Creative Bliss

Janette Kausen

Creative Bliss

Altenew Build-A-Flower: Sweet Violet Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

by | Apr 1, 2019 | Altenew, Backgrounds, Blog, Classes, Color Layering, Giveaway, Happy Thoughts, Masking, Thanks

Hiya friends! Today, it is my privilege to enable you, erm, I mean… to be joining Altenew for their Sweet Violet Release Blog Hop. If you’re joining mid-hop and would like to start from the top, you can do so at the Altenew Card Blog

The Altenew Build-A-Flower series is perfect for any botanical lover. Each month a new flower is released and celebrated. Reserve yours each month with a subscription plan for their Build-A-Flower set. When signed up, you are guaranteed a spot in their monthly BAF releases and will receive a set each month – at a specially discounted price! ($35.00 →$29.99)

 

This month choose from the Build-A-Flower: Sweet Violet alone…

Or with an Ink Bundle at a 5% savings. 

Create masks by stamping the Sweet Violet outline image on a stack of 3-4 full stick postie notes. Trim as one. Stamp the image you want to appear in front, first. Then mask that flower and move to the next. In my case, I masked the Mega Friend image first, then the flowers. 

By the time I finished with all the flowers and the foliage, the white based “friend” seemed to get a little lost. I rectified that by die cutting a pair of friends (friends are always happier in pairs!), one in white and one in black. By offsetting the white over the black it made the design bolder and more prominent. Finish design, matted on white with a white embossed sentiment on black and a few enamel dots.

Colors I used for this project:

Pink Flowers: Pink Diamond, Cotton Candy, Coral Berry, Jet Black

Coral Flowers: Blush, Pink Pearl, Rouge, Coral Bliss, Jet Black

Leaves: Bamboo, Olive, Moss, Jet Black

I did perform a bit of stamp surgery to create “Thanks for being you” from the Sweet Violet included sentiments. Don’t be afraid to cut your stamps, you are stretching them, and they don’t feel a thing!

This project was inspired by a card I recently saw in a class, Masking Unleashed, over at the Altenew Academy. Svitlana, the instructor created a fabulous masked Aloha card and I couldn’t wait to give it my own spin. Svitlana teaches how to mask, intricately at times, to create dimension by stamping and masking the image you want in the forefront, first. My favorite tip from the class? When cutting masks, trim to the inside of the stamped line to prevent the dreaded white shadow! 

Blog Hop

GiveawayTo 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. Three winners will be announced on the Card Blog, and the other three winners will be announced on the Scrapbook Blog on 4/9/2019.

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 4/9/2019.

Thank you so much for hopping along today. Carry on!

xo, Janette

Project Supplies

I’ll always do my best to link you to shops with products in stock. As you know, inventory levels are always fluctuating and therefore may not be available. Please use the retailer notification buttons to let them know you want more!

Build-A-Flower: Sweet Violet
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Build-A-Flower: Sweet Violet Ink Bundle
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Mega Friend Die
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Masking Unleashed — Altenew
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Jet Black Cardstock (25 sheets/set)
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Classic Crest Solar White (25...
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Jet Black Crisp Dye Ink — Altenew
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Pink Diamond Crisp Dye Ink
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Cotton Candy Crisp Dye Ink
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Coral Berry Crisp Dye Ink
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Vineyard Berry Crisp Dye Ink
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Blush Crisp Dye Ink
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Pink Pearl Crisp Dye Ink
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Rouge Crisp Dye Ink
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Coral Bliss Crisp Dye Ink
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Bamboo Crisp Dye Ink
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Olive Crisp Dye Ink
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Moss Crisp Dye Ink
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Embossing Ink
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Embossing Ink Re-inker
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Pure White Crisp Embossing Powder
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Precision Glue
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Simple Stories - Spring Farmhouse...
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4A Sticky Full Adhesive Notes,5 1/3 x...
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Post-it Super Sticky Full Adhesive...
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