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

Hey everyone, welcome back! I’m so excited to join Altenew for the brand new June 2020 Build-a-Flower: Columbine (ALT) and Blog Hop! Thanks so much to the mega talented Nathalie DeSousa, 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 or keep reading to find the complete blog list.

Build-a-Flower: Columbine

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Build-a-Flower: Columbine
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Build-a-Flower: Columbine Ink Bundle
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I’m especially excited about this Build-a-Flower. The Rocky Mountain Columbine (Aquilegia coerulea) is my home state of Colorado’s flower. To capture the natural beauty and distinct look of this flower, I left the composition simple with authentic color palettes. I love that this build-a-flower comes in two layering sets for the claw-like sepals and the radiant pearl petals.

Typically when I layer and ink layering florals, before stamping the image and inking the stamp, I’ll use an ink blending tool to diffuse the ink. I find that I get better transitions between layers, and this is especially true if I am making white flowers. The images on this build a flower were also easy to fussy cut to avoid the white margin around the flowers and leaves.

[EDIT: Many of you have asked about how to use a foam ink blending tool to get better transitions between layers. I have a Perfect Pairing with Jaycee video linked HERE with similar principles. Thank you so much for letting me know what interests you all!]

For the sentiment, I made a sentiment banner from the Altenew – Wild Flora Stamp Set. Then I created a ripped gilded edge. I moistened the paper where I wanted the rip to occur with a water brush. Then after ripping the paper, I used the 14 Metallic Watercolor Pan Set to add a bronze edge to the banner. I love the slight shine and also visually asymmetry the deckled edge creates.

Materials

Build-a-Flower: Columbine
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Tranquility Mini Cube Set
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Warm Grey Mini Cube Set
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Green Fields Mini Cube Set
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Fall Harvest Mini Cube Set
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Metallic Watercolor 14 Pan Set
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Jet Black Ink Spray
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Permanent Crisp Black Ink

Permanent Crisp Black Ink
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Make A Statement Sequins Bundle
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Wild Flora Stamp and Die Bundle
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Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tools
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Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencils 36 Tin Set
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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.

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 6/6/2020.

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 Nicole Watt‘s Blog!

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Laurie Willison
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Nathalie DeSousa
Jaycee Gaspar
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137 thoughts on “Altenew Build-A-Flower: Columbine Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

  1. Your columbine is gorgeous – so realistic! I love your colors. Thank you for the tip of using the foam blending tool between layers. I’m going to try that!

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  2. Beautiful card! I have Columbine’s that are mostly white with some yellow on the outer petals. I think with your technique I could duplicate their color. Thank you for sharing.

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  3. You always have such beautiful cards. I really love how the flowers look so 3D and coming right off the page on your cards. It is so gorgeous! Thanks for sharing. You are so talented and truly inspirational!

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  4. Jaycee how do you make the white flowers? I know that there are shades of grey but it also looks like white? Can you teach us that in a tutorial one day?

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