Altenew Build-A-Flower: Bearded Iris 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 July 2021 Build-a-Flower: Bearded Iris (ALT) and Blog Hop! Thanks so much to Nathalie at the Altenew Card Blog, 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: Bearded Iris Release

For my Build-a-Flower: Bearded Iris project, I started looking for inspiration in my usual spot–Google. I was captivated by the color variations of the cultivars. The two cultivars I modeled my flowers after were the ‘Peach Royale’ and ‘Cinnamon Girl.’

I started with the outline images in the stamp set and stamped them in Permanent Black Crisp Ink; a permanent hybrid ink perfect for alcohol markers. After stamping the images I used a mix of Altenew Artist Markers from Set C and D to color the Bearded Iris flowers only.

It was a tedious task to fussy cut the flowers and stem, but I knew the end result would be worth it. By eliminating the white margin around the edges typically left from die cutting, I am able to let the uncolored leaves and stem offset the dramatic blooms. I added black splatters to my plain white cardstock background and added the coordinating Hello sentiment.

Materials and Supplies

Build-a-Flower: Bearded Iris

Build-a-Flower: Bearded Iris Ink Bundle

Altenew Artist Markers Set C

Altenew Artist Markers Set D

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 07/07/2021 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 07/09/2021.

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.

Your Next Stop is LauraJane‘s Blog!

Altenew Blog
Jaycee Gaspar
Tenia Nelson
Jenny Colacicco
Emily Midgett
Amanda Baldwin
Virginia Lu
Michelle Short
Verity Biddlecombe
Carol Hintermeier
Dana Joy
Nathalie DeSousa
Sandhya Iyer
Daniel Diaz
Bridget Casey
Justine Hovey
Keren Baker
Linda Westfall 
Nenette S. Madero
Svitlana Shayevich

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61 thoughts on “Altenew Build-A-Flower: Bearded Iris Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

  1. This is just breath taking! The colors are perfect and your work is beautiful. Thank you so much for creating this and sharing it!


  2. Such a stunning card. Your coloring on this one just jumps of the page. I love blog hops, this is my first time seeing your work, but I’ll be back!!


  3. I always forget that I don’t have to color/paint the entire image. Thanks for your beautiful inspiration!


  4. I love the colors you chose and hadn’t seen that variety before. Your card design sets them off perfectly!


  5. Beautiful colors! Your shading always amazes me how well you match the real flower. They certainly come to life. Thanks for sharing!


  6. Wow! I just want to sit and stare at those flowers all day long. They make me happy 🙂 Wonderful colour choices. Beautifully done. Bravo, Jaycee!


  7. Absolutely Stunning!! The reds and oranges that you used to color the iris are breath taking. I have not been so excited about a new release in a little bit – this iris is GORGEOUS!


  8. Truly a beautiful new stamp set and card! I love the bearded Iris and it’s many color varieties. Yours is so dramatic and lovely. Great splatters of course!


  9. Amazing colors Jaycee, The white leaves as contrast really pops the flowers, excellent, thank you for the inspiration and sharing your talent!


  10. Your work is always inspiring. I think this flower stamp is lovely and what you have done with it is amazing.


  11. GORGEOUS!!! You did a great job of fussy cutting–I could never! Your flowers are just gorgeous. I will have to look up these colors since you gave the names.


  12. WOW, Jaycee! Your color choices and blending make this flower exquisitely gorgeous! So much depth and dimension. And the black splatters make it pop on your card. Thanks for the inspiration!


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