Altenew Build-A-Flower: Camellia Japonica Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

by - July 01, 2019


Hello there! Thank you so much for stopping by my stop on the Altenew Build A Flower: Camellia Japonica blog hop. You should have arrived here from Kelly Griglione. We've got tons of inspiration for you on the hop today, but first I'd love to share a back to basics video that I created using this new set. I show, in detail, the basics of making sure your layers pair up perfectly every time. I also use the pamphlet that comes with the stamp set as a guide to keeping my layers lined up perfectly. Check that out here:


GIVEAWAY!: 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 7/7/2019.


I love the way the Red Cosmo's mini ink cube set compliments the Tattered Rose Distress Oxide blended background on this card. To achieve the look, I first masked the center area with a piece of reposition-able sticker paper and started stamping my flowers. I then masked off each of the flowers and stamped some leaves to fill in the scene. I then masked the leaves and ink blended the Distress Oxide in Tattered Rose onto the entire card stock. Finally, I was able to remove all of the masking to reveal brightly colored flowers against the rose colored card stock. 

For my sentiment, I used "you are just delightful" which is included in the stamp set, and stamped it to the center white rectangle that I'd previously masked off. To accentuate the center area a bit more, I used the fine frame dies from Altenew, with a gold metallic card stock.


The above guide is included in the pamphlet with the stamp set and is such a wonderful resource when layering your stamps.

For my next card, I got some inspiration from a recent video by Jennifer McGuire. Her Interlocking Gatefold video sparked an idea in me to use these flowers in a bouquet style that served as the opening to my card.

I used bright colors to create this summery bouquet in the center of my card. The leaves stamped in gray are from the new Leaf Clusters stamp set and add just the right amount of compliment.


The gatefold opens in the center of the card and separates the bouquet in an unexpected way. The large pink flower swings to the right while the orange and purple Camellia Japonica's swing to the left to expose the inside of the card. I just love this idea and love the way this stamp set worked for it.

I hope that you've enjoyed learning a about how I created these cards using the newest Altenew Build A Flower set. Your next stop is the super talented Kelly Janes.
You can find the full hop list underneath the supply list below. Thanks for stopping by, I'll see you again soon!



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35 comments

  1. Simply gorgeous cards. I particularly love the one gatefold one <3

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  2. Gorgeous floral cards!! The interlocking gatefold one is fantastic! <3

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  3. Love your cards! I must give that gatefold a try with flowers!

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  4. Gorgeous cards, love the gatefold one, I really like this fun fold and I don't try it enough, thank you for the inspiration.
    XO

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  5. Love both of your cards! Thanks for the video.

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  6. Beautiful cards!! I absolutely love the Red Cosmos colored flowers against the Tattered Rose background! Gorgeous color combo!!

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  7. Both of your cards are just darling. My favorite is the gatefold. So pretty

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  8. Gatefold with flowers is a cool idea. I will try it for sure.

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  9. Such rich and vibrant colors! I love them both!

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  10. Gorgeous cards! Love the colors you used for these lovely flowers!

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  11. Love the beautiful inspirations! :)

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  12. Gorgeous cards, Ashlea! So clever using the flowers on the gate leg card! Stunning colours! Thanks so much for sharing and inspiring us.

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  13. It isn't colored cardstock on first one ? Awesome ink blending the blooms look beautiful on it.L the fancy gate fold card too!

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  14. Very beautiful cards. Love the pretty colours. My favourite is the gate-fold card.

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  15. Very, very pretty cards - love this flower.

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  16. Lovely use of this flower set. Love the gate-fold card.

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  17. Beautiful cards! I love the gatefold one.

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  18. Jennifer McGuire strikes again! I love that gatefold style and can't wait to try it out myself. Thank you so much for sharing!

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  19. Very clever to create a gate-fold with the flowers! Thank you

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  20. Beautiful cards! Love your color choices.

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  21. Beautiful cards, LOVE your bouquet for gatefold card and tattered rose background for red blooms. thanks for another awesome video.

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  22. Beautiful cards, love the red cosmos ink set!

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  23. Gorgeous designs!! I love the first card, those colors are astounding!! I need to order that ink set!! Your second card is fabulous. I love how it opens, so pretty! Thank you for sharing your talent with us!

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  24. Such gorgeous cards!
    Thanks so much for sharing...

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  25. I love your gorgeous tri-fold card. The flowers are gorgeous and your colors are stunning.

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  26. luv the mixed bouquet look!!

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  27. Wonderful! I love the idea of layering the flowers to make a gatefold card - fabulous idea!

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  28. Marisela Delgado said: Beautiful cards and colors. mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

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  29. Your gatefold card is one of my favorites from this hop. Sooo pretty.

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  30. Both cards are so amazing! Wow! Ink colors are gorgeous and both designs are unique. I can't wait to try them.

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