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Altenew Build-A-Flower: Sakura Blossom Release

Hi there! I’m thrilled to be joining Altenew this month in their release of the newest Build-A-Flower: Sakura Blossom! I love these monthly releases of Build-A-Flower. They are some of the most beautiful flowers I’ve seen, and this month’s sakura blossom is, of course, another knock out.

What I especially love about this month’s release are the 3D sakura blossom dies. I started seeing Altenew releasing 3D dies about a couple months ago, and never quite had the chance to try them myself, so I was pretty excited to give it a go here. I thought it would be fun to die cut these flowers and leaves out of watercolor paper and then watercolor them. It was a bit experimental at first, but after the first one, I got the hang of it.Β I painted 4 of them, but only 2 of them made it in my project.

So, wow, 3D. How do I incorporate these on my card? Well, the die cut provided score lines in the flowers and leaves, and I utilized to bend, fold, and lift up the petals. I didn’t however do it too much as I still wanted this card to be reasonably mailable. I wanted them stand out, so I used Apple Red card stock for the background and added white acrylic paint splatter all over it.

I heat embossed my sentiment ‘hugs’ in white onto the card in the middle of where I planned on placing a frame. I die cut the frame from the New Day Card Kit in gold mirror card stock. I love the elegant details of this frame and paired beautifully with these sakura blooms.

When assembling, I only added adhesive to the center of the sakuras and right on the “spine” or where the crease is for the leaves. That way they still maintain their 3D shape on the card.

Here’s a closeup of the flowers! Aren’t they beautiful?


To celebrate this special release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to THREE lucky winners for those that comment on the Altenew blog! So be sure to leave some love over there. Winners will be announced on the Altenew blog on Tuesday, January 26th.




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  • 1
    Linda BL says:

    Love how you paired the gold frame with the blossoms. The contrast between the flowers and frame with the apple card stock is striking!

  • 2
    Michele F says:

    Delicious dark dramatic card base, Keeway – what a way to stage those gorgeous blooms! and I can never get enough of that frame!

  • 3
    Stephanie Clapper says:

    Very, very pretty Keeway! Your flowers remind me of the “fabric” flowers that I used to buy, years ago. And I echo the beautiful & dramatic stage you set! Happy day to you! πŸ™‚

  • 4
    Tara Prince says:

    So gorgeous!!

  • 5
    Maryam crafter says:

    Love your card.. so classy and elegant..

  • 6
    Dee Earnshaw says:

    This card has everything – elegance, feminist and pizzaz- love itπŸ˜€

  • 7
    Julie Booker says:

    A lovely elegant card.

  • 8
    Iris Soscia says:

    Such a pretty card – love the color combo.

  • 9
    Teresa Godines #6857 says:

    Love how your flowers pop off that red background. Gorgeous card. TFS

  • 10
    Mary-Anne Venginickal says:

    Such and elegant and pretty card….love the pink edges to the blooms and the soft splatter.

  • 11
    Susi says:

    Wow! Gorgeous card. The gold on the Apple Red cardstock is a beautiful BG for the flowers!

  • 12
    Annette Gordon says:

    So pretty. And I love the frame too! Thanks for sharing!

  • 13
    Denise Bryant says:

    Love the gold frame and dimensional blossoms! Elegant card!

  • 14
    Josiane says:

    The gold frame really pops against the darker hued cardbase. What an elegant card…

  • 15
    Sindhu says:

    Stunning card…

  • 16
    Andrea Hastilow says:

    Great card, liking the gold frame around that stunning blossom, really enjoying seeing so many different spins on the same new product.

  • 17
    Lisa says:

    WOW! What a gorgeous card! I love that you used the dark red for a background, it really makes such a classy look with the pink flowers! Thanks for the inspiration!

  • 18
    Heather Nelson says:

    Love your delicate flowers on the deep red background! Stunning!!

  • 19
    Marjorie Dumontier says:

    Your card is absolutely wonderful !

  • 20
    Sue D says:

    So elegant with the gold frame.

  • 21
    Amante del Papel says:

    wonderful card, looks super elegant!

  • 22

    What a beautiful card! Love the colors, and the golden frame πŸ™‚

  • 23
    TracyM #6773 says:

    GORGEOUS card!
    LOVE the detail & dimension of your beautiful flowers, LOVE your famed sentiment too!

  • 24
    Broken-hearted in Vt says:

    Absolutely stunning! The red base is perfect for your flowers! TFS!

  • 25
    Annette Reed says:

    Beautiful card. I love the dark base. It really makes those flowers pop.

  • 26
    Maja says:

    Beautiful card! Love the color combination.

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