Monday, February 1, 2021

Altenew Build-A-Flower: Bellaroma Hybrid Tea Rose Release Blog Hop + Giveaway


Altenew Build-A-Flower Bellaroma TeaRose Release


Hello, hello and welcome!  I am so excited to be part of  Altenew's February Build-A-Flower  Release and Blog Hop.  This month's flower is the  Bellaroma Hybrid Tea Rose and it is a real beauty.   Layering stamps are lovely, easy and fun to use and I especially enjoyed creating with this set.  Altenew has  a new Build A Flower release each month and you can subscribe HERE so you don't miss a single set.

Let's get started!  I was so inspired that I stamped and die-cut a ton of flowers!  I mass produced the flowers and leaves using two sections of two stamping platforms that I rotated through the four stations.  I have three cards in this post and will be using The Tea Rose in another post next week....please stop by to see that one too.

Yellow Rose Card

The Yellow Rose of Texas

I  live in Texas, so my inspiration for this card was "The Yellow Rose of Texas".  I wanted a dramatic background to contrast with the yellow so I used the "direct to paper" inking method.  I selected 8 different colors of ink pads in shades from turqouise to dark blue.  I rubbed each color in sections of the cardstock and I kept the middle softer and the edges darker.  At first, the background looked like a terrible mess but as you add layers it turns into a bold and complex panel.

Direct Ink to paper blue background

  As far as stamping the rose,  I experimented and found I liked a monochromatic color scheme using similar hues with this set.  The front rose has three shades of yellow.  I wanted more contrast with the background, so for the back rose I didn't stamp the base layer but chose to leave some white space.  I wanted a neutral leaf so I selected two shades of grey.

Altenew Layered Stamping rose.

I adore Altenew's Burlap Texture Die and knew it would be a striking backdrop for a single rose bud.  I wanted some contrast and variation on the die cut so I hand inked a background panel using all the colors in the Coffee Break Mini Ink Cube Set.  Be sure to let the panel dry before you die cut so you get a crisp cut.  I wanted vivid green leaves so I used The GreenValley Mini Ink Cube Set.  I used the middle two colors, Green Fields and Shadow Creek. 

Altenew Simply Hello with copper mirror card stock.

The sentiment (Simply Hello Die) is so reasonably priced and was die-cut from copper mirror cardstock.  To finish the card I added three yellow dots from New Day Enamel Dots, which I love because the set contains a beautiful variety of colors.  

Yellow Rose Altenew Card

For this card I wanted to add a pink rose as well.  I wanted a clean look so I skippped the bottom layer stamp on the two roses and leaves and I love the way it looks! 

Two Altenew Roses on a Handmade Card
The Cross Stitch Canvas Die is a beautiful way to add texture and interest to your background without distracting from the beauty of your focal point.  I added a small piece of Painted Grid Washi Tape to the top of my sentiment for a little added interest.  

Click Here to go to The Blog Hop.

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GIVEAWAY:

$200 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 1 lucky winner and a $15 gift certificate to 10 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 02/07/2021 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 11 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 02/09/2021.


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BLOG HOP:


Altenew Card Blog

Jenny Colacicco

Nathalie DeSousa

LauraJane

Jaycee Gaspar

Amanda Baldwin

Virginia Lu

Dana Joy

Yoonsun Hur

Terri Koszler

Anna Mahtani

Christine Pennington

Preeti Chandran

Seeka

Tenia Nelson

Rosie Neustaedter

Verity Biddlecombe

Karen Brown   You are here  :-)

Justine Hovey

Emily Midgett

Kelly Latevola

You should have come from Verity Biddlecombe's lovely blog  and talented Justine Hovey is next on the hop.  

I am so pleased you stopped by!  Happy Hopping!

Karen

74 comments:

  1. Yellow roses have been a life long favorite of mine. Just are beautiful

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  2. I love the different colors you paired with yellow to create these beautiful cards!

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  3. Lovely cards! I especially like the last card because of the subtle textured background and the lovely roses!I like the white.

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  4. Your cards are just beautiful! I can't decide which is my favorite!

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  5. Beautiful cards. This is such a great stamp set

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    1. Thank you Lois! I agree, this month's BAF is a great set.

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  6. Such pretty cards! Thanks for sharing.

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  7. Those yellow roses really shine against the blue blended background. The simplicity of other cards showcases the roses in an entirely different way. they are all beautiful and I can see why you were so enthusiastically creating roses!

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  8. So lovely. I love the bold blue background, and each of the other cards has such lovely texture and detail, too.

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  9. Gorgeous creations, I especially love the yellow roses against the blue background!

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  10. Fabulous cards..love that blue background soooo striking...

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  11. I LOVE them in yellow! Especially the way it pops from the blue!

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  12. Love the color combinations of your cards!

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  13. Beautiful cards - the yellow and blue are just lovely.

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  14. Yellow roses always remind me of my mom my dad will give them to my mom every year for their anniversary or her birthday so every time I see a yellow rose I think of my mom! Thank you!

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  15. Oh, the yellow and BLUE look so pretty together. It's a natural..

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  16. Absolutely beautiful cards! Love this stamp set!

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  17. Karen I love that you let your state inspire your color choice. This yellow really pops.

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  18. Beautiful cards. Yellow tea roses are a favorite of mine!

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  19. Nice color combination and great use of the backgrounds. Wonderful idea shares.

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  20. Yellow roses for friendship, awesome choice

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  21. Very pretty cards. The yellow layout really nice and has a spring time vibe. Great cards and a great hop showcasing this stamp set.

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  22. Lovely cards! Such a happy yellow!

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  23. I love the soft look of your flowers! A sprinkle of color is so fun, as it adds that bit of color and contrast.

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  24. Lovely! Fantastic rose colors! Wonderful cards.

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  25. Loved all your cards. Love the color combinations - very inspiring. Thanks for sharing your wonderful talent with us. :)

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  26. Congratulations on joining the DT, Karen! Your card is gorgeous! I just love these beautiful roses! Thanks so much for sharing! Stay safe! :)

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  27. Great cards, the last card is my favorite. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thank you! I also liked hearing which card was your favorite!

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  28. Love your ink blending on the blue background!

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  29. Your cards are very pretty Karen, you did a wonderful job showcasing this new BAF set, thanks for the inspiration!

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  30. Love these pretty tea roses! Beautiful cards!

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  31. Your cards are gorgeous! I love the yellow roses!

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  32. Absolutely gorgeous creations! I love yellow roses& these are so beautifully colored!!

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  33. Your first card is my favorite because I love how you created the background and how stunning it makes the yellow roses look.

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    1. Thank you Lindsey! I also like hearing which cards people like best and I appreciate you letting me know your choice.

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