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

Hey everyone, welcome back! I’m so excited to join Altenew for the December 2019 Build-a-Flower: Stargazer Release (ALT) and Blog Hop! Thanks so much to my good friend Therese Calvrid 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.

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Before we get into the two cards I made for this release, let me plug the Build-a-Flower (BAF) Subscription offered by Altenew (ALT). The BAF contains the wonderful stamp set and die bundle. I think it is a phenomenal saving considering that I love floral stamp sets and when mixed with your favorite inks, you can create endlessly beautiful card projects. 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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The BAF: Stargazer and Ink Bundle is fabulous for those of you who are new to the Altenew brand (ALT). The Crisp Dye Inks from Altenew layer beautifully on this stamp set and this bundle is at a 5% discount.

For this first card, I was inspired by “selective coloring” in photography. This is where you take an image or a photo and digitally alter it so that only one hue is showcased and the remaining colors are transformed to grayscale. I first stamped and layered the main flower image on cream colored cardstock. I used Altenew – Warm Grey Crisp Dye Ink to color all the elements of the flowers except the freckles. I cut a coordinating yellow circle to the speckles and used that as a spotlight for my arranged flowers. I stamped Altenew – Geometric Landscape as my background and added black splatters as an embellishment using Jet Black Ink Spray.

On the opposite end of the spectrum from my first card is this modern take on the Stargazers. I followed a tropical palette I found online and arranged all the floral and leaf elements into a triangle. In order to balance the triangular shape, I added a frame from Altenew – Fine Rectangle Frames Die Set. The ‘Hello’ sentiment comes from Altenew – Dot Art Stamp Set. I made a slight textured background using Altenew – Watercolor Stripes Stencil and dry embossed this pattern on to white cardstock. These splatters have shine to them since I used the Altenew Metallic 14 Watercolor Pan Set.

Build-a-Flower: Stargazer

Build-a-Flower: Stargazer Ink Bundle

Build-a-Flower Subscription

Geometric Landscape Product

Geometric Landscape Stamp Set

Geometric Landscape Product

Golden Sunset Mini Ink Cube Set

Rock Collection Mini Cube Set

Gentleman’s Gray Mini Cube Set

Coffee Break Mini Cube Set

Summer Afternoon Mini Cube Set

Sea Shore Mini Cube Set

Cool Summer Night Mini Cube Set

Dot Art Stamp Set

Metallic Watercolor 14 Pan Set

Permanent Crisp Black Ink

Permanent Crisp Black Ink

Jet Black Ink Spray

Halftone Circles Nesting Die Set

Mini Blossom Die Cutting Machine

My Sweet Petunia MISTI-Original

Tim Holtz Glass Media Mat


Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 5 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog by 11/22/2019 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 Card Blog on 12/08/2019.

Thank You!

I really appreciate you stopping by and participating in this blog hop. 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 Virginia Lu‘s Blog!

Altenew Card Blog
Laurie Willison
Nathalie DeSousa
Ashlea Cornell
Therese Calvird
Jaycee Gaspar
Virginia Lu
Norine Borys
Svitlana Shayevich
Caly Person
Keeway Tsao
Kelly Griglione
Ilda Dias
Mindy Eggen

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59 thoughts on “Altenew Build-A-Flower: Stargazer Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

  1. Hi Jaycee 🙂 I really enjoy the different perspectives you bring to card creation!!! Love this “selective coloring” and modern take you’ve brought to us with these cards….they’re unique and delightful! Thanks for inspiring me 🙂

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