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
$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.
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Nenette S. Madero
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