Parrot Tulip, newest member to the Altenew Build-A-Flower
shrsl.com/2ni5fWelcome to my stop on the December Build-a-Flower blog hop celebrating the newest member of the BAF family: Parrot Tulip! If you’re hopping along you’ve just come from the amazingly creative Virginia Lu; she always thinks of different ways to use her supplies and I’m always on awe of her work. Your next stop is the talented Tenia Nelson whose work I absolutely adore. For full details and to see the full hop list, check out the Altenew card blog.
Parrot Tulip is an amazing addition to the Build-a-Flower family. This frilled tulip was easy to line up and just made a beautiful and realistic image. If you are new to Build-a-Flower, Altenew offers amonthly subscription service that automatically sends you the newest Build-a-Flower stamp and coordinating dies to your door every month at a reduced price. Or you can purchase the set once it has been released. If you are not a subscriber, definitely pick up the Parrot Tulip stamp and die set. You can even get a coordinating ink set! Keep reading on for the cards I made using this great stamp and die set.
This Parrot Tulip just is so beautiful. The layering stamps were easy to use and line up, too. I have two cards to share with you using this stamp set. Both are one layer cards that required some masking. This was easy to do as I used the coordinating dies to cut out the masks. Using dies to cut out masks leaves a white halo when you stamp next to your image. My trick? I just line up the edge I’m stamping with the edge of the mask.
Rainbows of tulips
As soon as I saw this stamp set, a rainbow of flowers was in order, after all tulips come in so many varieties! For this repeat pattern, I located the center of the card, stamped the yellow flower (Summer Afternoon ink set). Then I placed the mask over the yellow flower to stamp the orange (Warm & Cozy ink set) and blue ones (Deep Blue Seas ink set). And then the mask was moved over to cover those flowers so the pink (Red Cosmos ink set) and purple flowers (Enchanted Garden ink set) could be stamped. The sentiment is from the stamp set and after being stamped in Obsidian ink, was heat embossed with Altenew clear embossing powder. The slim line size of 3 1/2" H x 8 1/2" W allows for so many tulips!
The second card I made using this stamp set uses the same masking technique. The yellow flower (Summer Afternoon ink set) was the first stamped and then masked. The flowers in the background were inked with the Warm Gray ink set to highlight the yellow flower and provide depth to the scene. The sentiment from the set was stamped in dark gray and then heat embossed with Altenew clear embossing powder. Using the new Altenew fine liner set, I drew a frame around the flowers to further set off the scene. If you do not have these pens, they are a must have in the craft room!
What is an Altenew release without prizes!
$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 12/06/2020 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 12/09/2020. Good Luck ?
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