Altenew Build-A-Flower: Narcissus Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($200 in total prizes)

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Hey everyone, welcome back! It’s the first of the month, which means I’m so excited to join Altenew for the brand new February 2022 Build-a-Flower: Narcissus  (ALT) and Blog Hop! Thanks so much to Isha Gupta 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: Narcissus

Nothing says spring has sprung quite like an open daffodil bloom. This layering stamp set features an elegant narcissus in full bloom with a stem and leaf. The flower itself comprises eight detailed layers to give a beautifully realistic look to the bloom. Try using the leaf both ways on your projects to give variety, and stamp the accompanying heartwarming sentiments to inspire your loved ones.

Simple Composition-Framed Floral Card

My first impression with this image is the beautifully layered corona. I wanted that to be the highlight of my card composition. I also wanted to mute back the petals so that I got pillow-y white petals.

Narcissus is notoriously toxic to humans, pets, and other flowers. I took inspiration from antique apothecary labels to give this card a little bit of emotion…like a poison bottle. Narcissus cannot be placed in the same jar due to its mucilage and will wilt most other flowers. Therefore, I felt that the frame helped enforce the self-centered nature of the flower.

How to Make This Card

  1. Add gold splatters from the Metallic Watercolor Pan Set onto an A2 sized navy cardstock, adhere to a folded note card base (ALT).
  2. Die cut the New Day Card Kit Heart Frame Die from gold mirror cardstock (ALT). Layer additional layers of cardstock underneath and stack for a chipboard appearance.
  3. Stamp the A4 and A1 petal layer lightly in a warm grey ink. I used second generation stamping to achieve subtle folds in the petals.
  4. Stamp the A5-7 layers in yellow and orange inks. I used Golden Sunset and Pocketful of Sunshine inks of various saturation (ALT)
  5. Add pencil details with Woodless Coloring Pencils for added detail throughout the flower (ALT). See the peeks of green in the base of the petals?
  6. Fussy cut the flower image following the A1 outline. Arrange and foam mount in the frame.
  7. Add a coordinating sentiment banner and gold sequins throughout the card.

Supplies You Need to Make This Card

Build-a-Flower: Narcissus

Metallic Watercolor 14 Pan Set

New Day Card Kit Heart Frame Die Set

Geometric Landscape Product

Golden Sunset Mini Ink Cube Set

Pocketful of Sunshine Mini Cube Set

Woodless Coloring Pencils

Instant Dimension Foam Tape

Make A Statement Sequins Bundle

Build-a-Flower Monthly Subscription
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How To Enter the Giveaway

$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 02/07/2022 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 02/09/2022.

Thank You For Visiting My Blog

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.

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49 thoughts on “Altenew Build-A-Flower: Narcissus Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($200 in total prizes)

  1. Beautiful design Jaycee! The second generation stamping for the petals, the frame, and the contrast of the background truly make the flower pop . Love this narcissus set, the flower is large enough to be the center of attention in a card or to create beautiful Scrapbook LOs, and the sentiments are must haves. Thanks for the inspiration!


  2. Jaycee, your card is stunning The black background just makes those gorgeous colors explode! (pop just wasn’t a significant enough adjective). Your coloring has brought the flowers to life….can almost smell the lovely fragrance.


  3. I love yellow daffodils, but your soft, white ones are gorgeous! The gold frame and dark background lend a simple elegance to your card, Jaycee!!


  4. Another gorgeous card, Jaycee! I love the contrast with the navy cardstock, gold and white. Thank you for sharing your inspiration for the card and poisonous flower facts. It was an interesting read.


  5. You put so much thought into the flowers and cards you create! The apothecary label and the dark background are definitely a hint to the poisonous qualities of the flower. Very sophisticated card!


  6. I didn’t know they were toxic! Fatal beauty. I like the contrast of the white petals to make the center of the bloom pop.


  7. Your card is absolutely gorgeous! I love those beautiful white narcissus blooms against the blue background — stunning!


  8. Ooooo . . . . GORGEOUS!!! That navy background with the gold frame–stunning! And the flowers are gorgeous as well!


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