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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 May 2022 Build-a-Garden: Magnificent Branch Release (ALT) and Blog Hop! Thanks so much to Cheryl Espie 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. You will also find many giveaway opportunities down below!
Want to find out more about the Build-a-Garden Subscription (ALT)? Information on subscribing to this discounted monthly stamp and die release bundle after the inspiration photos as well!
May 2022 Build-a-Garden: Magnificent Branch
Love genuinely, and bloom with grace. Create two card fronts at once with this first-of-its-kind floral stamp set! The imaginative set features a magnificent tree branch bearing flowers that you wouldn’t normally see together in nature. Cut the design just right for a card featuring the cupped rose and another card featuring the flat rose. Stamp the heartwarming sentiments and quotes to inspire your loved ones. We hope you love this stamp set as much as we do!
Crystalline and Kindness, Branched Rose Card
I was impressed by the scene combinations I could make from Build-A-Garden: Magnificent Branch. I love the dynamic and flowing illustration in this stamp set and how easily I could color the image, with or without the included stencil set.
I am fortunate to have purchased many of the Mini Ink Blending Brush Sets myself. I always rave about how much of a craft room staple they are for realistic blooms. I love that with the NEW Build-A-Garden Subscription, that you can build your collection of Mini Ink Blending Brushes.
I love the added shading lines in the main Build-A-Garden: Magnificent Branch image. They remind me of wood block prints. I wanted to showcase the majority of the outline image onto a single card scene and spotlight color the larger flower.
How to Make This Card
- On an off-white cardstock panel, partially stamp the larger flower image in Permanent Black Crisp Ink.
- Color the Build-A-Garden: Magnificent Branch flower using the Woodless Coloring Pencils. I used light strokes of primaries and secondaries for a light ‘prism’ look to the flower.
- Color the branch and supporting leaves with Altenew Artist Markers. I used the Warm Grey Set B Bundle.
- Carefully fussy cut the large flower, leaves, and branch image.
- Stamp the second half of the Magnificent Branch image onto kraft-colored cardstock.
- Use Instant Dimension Foam Tape to raise the colored flower and leaves.
- Add Pure White and Jet Black Ink splatters to the entire background and flower.
- Embellish the card with Essential Black Enamel Dots.
Supplies You Need to Make This Card
Build-a-Garden: Magnificent Branch
Permanent Crisp Black Ink
Woodless Coloring Pencils
Mediterranean Terrace Garden 12 Artist Alcohol Ink Set B Bundle
Instant Dimension Foam Tape
Pure White Ink Spray
Jet Black Ink Spray
Essential Black & White Enamel Dots
What is the Build-a-Garden Subscription?
Enjoy our Build-A-Garden project set, an exciting monthly package that is sure to get the creative juices flowing! Each month includes a stamp set along with a coordinating stencil set and/or die set PLUS a customer-favorite Mini Blending Brush! Build your collection of brushes from month to month so you will never be left looking for the perfect tool while crafting.
This set contains the following products:
- one 6″ x 8″ stamp set containing 10 stamps made in the USA from high-quality photopolymer
- one layering stencil set containing 4 stencils that coordinate with the stamp set
- one Mini Blending Brush for ink blending
Note: These products are NOT sold separately.
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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 05/07/2022 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 05/09/2022.
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