Altenew Build-A-Flower: Indian Lotus Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hey everyone, welcome back! It’s the first of the month, which means I’m so excited to join Altenew for the brand new May 2021 Build-a-Flower: Indian Lotus (ALT) and Blog Hop! Thanks so much to the legendary Helen Kalb, 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: Indian Lotus Release

For my Build-a-Flower: Indian Lotus project, I started looking for inspiration in my usual spot–Google. Symbolically, the Lotus represents rebirth. The roots receive nutrients from the murkiest of water, however the bloom appears at the surface beautiful and pure. With this information, I made my background first with a wash of Jet Black Watercolor Brush Marker Refill on watercolor paper.

Once I mounted the watercolor background onto my note card base, I made my flowers. I used a combination of inks and colors similar to the color palette of Nelumbo nucifera. I layered and stamped the images with a combination of my stamp positioning tool and mini ink blending tools. This gave me a blended and diffuse look like the gradation of the lotus petals. I did this same technique on the lotus leaves.

Instead of using the coordinating dies, I have this tip for you all. Die cutting leaves a white margin around the flowers. I wanted the black background to still shine through the floral arrangement. I will fussy cut images on a dark background as to not obscure the transition to the background. I heat embossed one of the sentiments in the stamp set onto black cardstock–fitting for a rebirth and self-affirmation themed card.

Materials and Supplies

Build-a-Flower: Indian Lotus

Build-a-Flower: Indian Lotus Ink Bundle

Jet Black Liquid Watercolor Brush Marker Refill

Altenew Crisp Dye Ink

Build-a-Flower Monthly Subscription
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$200 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $20 gift certificate to 5 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 05/06/2021 for a chance to win.

Altenew will draw 7 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 05/08/2021.

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.

Start Over at the Altenew Card Blog!

Altenew Card Blog
Norine Borys
Amanda Baldwin
Emily Midgett
Carol Hintermeier
Amber Rain Davis
Erin Thompson
Therese Calvird
Jenny Colacicco
Tenia Nelson
Joylita Dsouza
Virginia Lu
Keren Baker
Linda Westfall
Nathalie DeSousa
Nandini Karmarkar
Sandhya Iyer
Teresa Litchfield
Terri Koszler
Verity Biddlecombe
Helen Kalb
Jaycee Gaspar

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7 thoughts on “Altenew Build-A-Flower: Indian Lotus Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

  1. Love the Card, need to practice my fussy carding as you are correct sometime the white margin around the flowers does not look good.


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