Altenew Build-A-Flower: Hellebore Release Blog Hop + Giveaway + Video

Hey everyone, welcome back! I’m so excited to join Altenew for the September 2019 Build-a-Flower: Hellebore Release (ALT) and Blog Hop! Thanks so much to my good friend Caly Person for relaying you over to my blog. If you get lost along the way or want to relive the amazing inspiration from the team of designers for this release, head back over to the Altenew Card Blog to find the complete blog list.

Before showing you how I made my card, I preface in the video below that I got a mix of ideas for my BaF card project from some of the other designers on last month’s Altenew Blog Hop for the Build-a-Flower: Bellflower. Amber Rain Davis and Jenny Colacicco had these wonderful dark flowers and mixed color families to achieve stunning looks on their cards. I put these thoughts on my mental inventory of techniques and could not wait to break them back out for the Hellebore release. I also wanted to play with the Altenew – Fine Alphabet Die Set and see how I could stretch their use…literally (ALT).

There are two takeaway points I was trying to convey with this video. I showed you all the importance of swatching your inks. I used Altenew – Graphic Brushtrokes Stamp Set to very easily display the Altenew Crisp Dye Ink families (ALT). Not to mention, it looks so pretty in my little binder full of swatches. The second point I made was devising your own color family blends. You all saw that I created new looks of flowers by mixing two or more ink families from Altenew–another great alternative to stretch the use of your inks. Thank you to Ms. Davis and Ms. Colacicco for the inspiration! If you give this a try, make sure you share your project with me over on the gram (@jaycee.gaspar)!

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Build-a-Flower Monthly Subscription

As mentioned in the video, this is a monthly subscription plan for our Build-A-Flower (BAF) set (ALT). When signed up, you are guaranteed a spot in the monthly BAF releases and will receive a set each month – at a specially discounted price! ($35.00 → $29.99)

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I love using the Crisp Dye Inks from Altenew; the Sea Shore and Rose Petal ink bundles pair wonderfully with this flower. This Build-A-Flower: Hellebore & Ink Bundle (ALT) is at a special 5% discount!


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.

Team Altenew will 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 9/7/2019.

Thank You!

I really appreciate you stopping by and participating in this blog hop. Thank you so much to Team Altenew for the invitation to guest design. If you like what you’ve seen from me, please give me a follow over on my Instagram (@jaycee.gaspar) and/or subscribing to my blog and YouTube if you haven’t already.

Your next stop is Emily Midgett‘s Blog!

Altenew Card Blog
Therese Calvird
Jen Schow
Laurie Willison
Amber Rain Davis
Altenew Scrapbook Blog
Svitlana Shayevich
Kelly Latevola
Reiko Tsuchida
Kelly Griglione
Virginia Lu
Ashlea Cornell
Caly Person
Jaycee Gaspar
Emily Midgett
Maryam Perez
Norine Borys
Nathalie DeSousa
Janette Kausen

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Build-a-Flower Monthly Subscription

Build-a-Flower: Hellebore

Build-a-Flower: Hellebore and Ink Bundle

Fine Alphabet Die Set

Fine Alphabet Die Set

Cool Summer Night Mini Cube Set

Red Cosmos Mini Cube Set

Enchanted Garden Mini Cube Set

Tropical Forest Mini Cube Set

Green Fields Mini Cube Set

Gentleman’s Gray Mini Cube Set

Jet Black Ink Spray

Graphic Brushstrokes Stamp Set

56 thoughts on “Altenew Build-A-Flower: Hellebore Release Blog Hop + Giveaway + Video

  1. Hellebores are some of my favorite flowers because in early, early spring they reappear in my yard and are a beautiful sight after the dull colors of winter(they sometimes peak up in snow)! I love the look you created by stamping them on kraft card stock! Then you used my most recent Altenew purchase (fine alphabet dies) in some different ways, giving me more ideas for use. Your cards are indeed some of my favorites on this blog hop and I thank you, plus I appreciate your great explanations of techniques and your tips!


  2. These color combinations on the kraft cardstock are gorgeous!! So rich and deep. Beautiful cards!! Loved your video. Thank you for sharing with us. It is very much appreciated!!

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  3. Your color choices feel very much like autumn, my favorite season. They are gorgeous together, especially set against the light background and white words.

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  4. Jaycee, I love the intensity of your colours. It makes your flowers really stand out. The stretching of your sentiment was innovative.
    Thanks for creating such dramatic cards to inspire us.

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  5. Whoa JC, you are so talented!! I know I say that each time but I can’t help it as your cards always exceed my expectations. Thanks for the video as well. I watched Ambers & she’s so good! I have a Shooting Star Hellebore, also known as a Christmas Rose in my garden, & the delicate pale colours of the flowers against the dark leaves are so pretty.

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  6. This was a wonderful video 😊. I love your candor about being obsessive over the thinking, planning and creating a whole new set of ink swatches! It certainly served you well! I love your “dark” flowers even better than the designers who inspired you. They had the velvety look and keep the details of the stamp very nicely.

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  7. What a great video. You’re a great teacher. I love the colored embellishment on the craft card. The dimension you achieve is wonderful. Thanks!

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  8. This video was really cool. Love the colors you used and how you got to the exact colors you wanted. Brilliant idea to stretch the sentiment. I picked up so really great tips. Thank you.

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