Altenew Build-A-Flower: Stargazer Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

by - December 01, 2019


Well, hello again! It's the first and you know what that means...Build A Flower release day! This month we're introducing the Stargazer into the BAF family and it is absolutely beautiful! Be sure to leave a comment on this post to enter our giveaway. More on that, later!


I went way out of my comfort zone for my card today with a deep blue front and bright blue florals. I used a piece of blue card stock and ink blended Desert Night around the edges to give the center a glowing effect. 

GIVEAWAY: To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 5 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card 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 Card Blog on 12/8/2019.

I decided to use the same blue card stock for my center focal point and used the Mega Alphabet letter T die. I love the idea of florals wrapping around these large letter dies, so thats exactly what I did here. This Stargazer specifically has such a great shape for this wrapping technique with the blooming petals stretching in different directions.


For my flowers, I used the Cool Summer Night mini ink cube set to keep a monotone look to my card while adding some vibrancy to the design. To help the "T" stand out, I outlined the die cut with a gold gel pen to add contrast. I decided to go with a gray color for the leaves to keep them understated, as I thought green may be too much color for the monotone design of the card. After intertwining my florals with the mega "T" die, I didn't want to cover it with a sentiment, but I'm not one to leave a sentiment off, so I included the "Thankful for the day I met you" sentiment to the bottom right and called it done!

I hope that you've enjoyed seeing how I used the newest member of the Build A Flower family. Don't forget to leave a comment for your chance to win a gift card to Altenew, and continue on with the hop to the incredibly talented Therese Calvird.
You can find the full hop list just below the supply list links below.












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46 comments

  1. gorgeous card! Stargazers are my favorite flower!

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  2. Beautiful blues, I love this card.

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  3. Well, of course, this beautiful set looks gorgeous stamped in blue.

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  4. Love the blue theme and the wrapping of the flowers.

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  5. What a beautiful card! Those blues are gorgeous!

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  6. Love your blue monochromatic look! I am a big fan of grey leaves; I think it just adds richness.

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  7. Gorgeous card. Love the beautiful flowers and the background is lovely.

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  8. Such beautiful Star Gazers in this delicous blue!!! Stunning design and colors!! Love your card!

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  9. The blue color palette is so striking!

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  10. Very sweet! Love the non-traditional color choice.

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  11. The blue is awesome! Non-traditional but you made it gorgeous.

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  12. I am glad you stepped out of your comfort zone. I love the beautuful blue lily.

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  13. Beautiful stamps, beautiful card. I love the blues.

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  14. I love the blues, and how your have the petal wrapping around the T. Lovely!

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  15. Holy Moly...this is an absolutely gorgeous set!! So many color combinations for the stargazer lily!! Beautiful inspiration and creativity!!

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  16. Marisela Delgado said: Great card. Pretty color. mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

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  17. My goodness, you are so talented! So many beautiful design elements in this card!

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  18. The way the Stargazer wraps around the T makes it so special!

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  19. Love the blue! Great idea using the big letter.

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  20. Stunning in blue! I LOVE the monogram with it!

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  21. Love how you used blue inks on the new release flowers, Ashlea. Also love seeing the Mega Alph die on your card. So fun to personalize.

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  22. So pretty! I love the colors you used and the detail on the background! Gorgeous new set!

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  23. Beautiful card! Wonderfully creative and lovely design.

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  24. Such a pretty blue card! So stunning!

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  25. The gray leaves balance the rich blue shades of your blooms and background beautifully!

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  26. The blue is very striking! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  27. Your card looks beautiful! I love how you tucked the T into the flowers; so pretty! :)

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  28. What a beautiful card Ashlea! I love the blues! I wish Mother Nature made more blue flowers!

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  29. Wow. Such an unusual take. I love all the textures. Great inspiration. Thanks!

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  30. Beautiful! I love your choice of colors. Gorgeous blues!

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  31. WOW!! Your card is beautiful! Love the blue tones and how you wrapped the Stargazers around the T! Fabulous!

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  32. Your blue Stargazers look amazing!!

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  33. Great choice of colors!! This card is so beautiful :)

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  34. I love the use of the flowers around the Mega T.

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  35. Beautiful blues!! Very nice design. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  36. This is STUNNING. Firstly, love that you used that debossing swirl die, then the beautiful monochromatic blue look and of course the beautiful grey leaves - I think that was especially smart to do them in grey and lastly, how awesomely wrapped the flowers are on that T. This card is very beautiful and inspirational. Thank you for sharing it with us.

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  37. I loved your card that you did with the Stargazer, it is striking! Thank you for sharing your techniques with us!

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  38. Wow Ashlea :) This blue color palette is amazing with this stargazer BAF!!! Nice touch to intertwine it with the Mega "T" too! Thanks for the encouragement :)

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  39. Wow love it, blue being my favorite color makes this even more appealing. :)

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  40. Beautiful card! I love the colors you used for your lilies. Stunning detail!

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