Altenew Build-A-Flower: Peony Blossom Release


Hi there! I’m excited to be joining Altenew this month in their release of the newest Build-A-Flower: Peony Blossom! These monthly releases of Build-A-Flower are some of the most beautiful collection of flower stamps/die combos that they have to offer and this month’s peony blossom is gorgeous amongst the rest of them.


The Build-A-Flower: Peony Blossom set includes 1 stamp set (15 images) and 1 coordinating die set (8 dies). Contract to the conventional Build-A-Flower sets, the dies for this set cut right at the edge of the imagers, leaving no white border. It is designed to be stamped, die cut, layered, and shaped to create a dimensional flower. In fact, I created the dimensional flower for the previous month’s release of the Sakura Blossom. However, this time around, I decided to stick to my 2D card design and create a vintage-esque card.

I was particularly fond of the details on the flower petals and I recently purchased the Altenew Coffee Break Oval set that I am a bit obsessed about. I love brown tones, so I easily fell in love with these inks. Using the Sand Dunes, Rocky Shore, and Mocha dye inks, I stamped these peonies onto a white card, leaning towards the left side. Once that was all done, I used the Mocha dye ink to brown the edges of the card.

On a separate piece of white cardstock, I blended Salty Ocean and Faded Jeans distress oxide inks and die cut the ‘you’ from the Envelope Liner Die set. I die cut ‘you’ three more times out of just white cardstock and layered it behind for thickness. Next, I heat stamped ‘make me happy’ that I plucked from the Floral Drape stamp set in Versamark ink onto Turqouise cardstock and heat embossed it in white. I trimmed it down to a think strip and cut one edge at an angle

Before I adhered the sentiments on, I decided to splatter Salty Ocean distress oxide ink onto the card. The splatter brought a little more cohesion of the strong blues from the sentiment and the rest of the card. Then, I adhered the sentiment over the peonies coming from the left edge.


To celebrate this special release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to SIX lucky winners for those that comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog for a chance to win. Three winners will be announced on the Card Blog, and other three will be announced on the Scrapbook Blog. Winners will be announced on the Altenew blog on Sunday, February 18th.

Wait! There’s more. Another winner for a $20 gift certificate will also be drawn from those that comment on this post! The winner will be announced on Saturday, February 17th. Happy crafting!



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  • 1
    Andrea Hastilow says:

    Such a fabulous unique card, love that it looks like the old fashioned sepia photo’s, as if the card was a keep sake from past. It’s stunning and I love it .

  • 2
    Daria Zender says:

    I love that you just stamped the flowers. The brown tones with that pop of blue – just beautiful!!

  • 3
    Linda BL says:

    Such a soft and pretty card! I agree eith you on the brown tones!

  • 4
    Lisa A creations says:

    I like the vintage look & feel you achieved with this card.

  • 5
    Barbara Lassiter says:

    Love the subtle and vintage look of your card. Sometimes, that makes more of a statement than the brighter tones. 🙂

  • 6
    Betty says:

    your color combo is so different from the cards done by everyone else – and I love it!

  • 7
    maria f. says:

    Your colors are delectable!

  • 8
    Mary Holshouser says:

    Love the subtle coloring of the flowers.
    Really makes the sentiment pop.
    thanks for sharing

  • 9
    F. Andre says:

    Beautiful card with a fabulous colour palette. Thanks for sharing.

  • 10
    Janet Ingraham says:

    So lovely!

  • 11
    Linda Wood says:

    Very nice! Thank you for the “how to” details.

  • 12
    Stacey Kowbel says:

    I love the brown tones on the flowered background and the nice pop of blue for the sentiment! Beautiful card Keeway!

  • 13
    Miriam Prantner says:

    SO soft and pretty, love the colors you chose!

  • 14
    Annette Reed says:

    Very pretty! I like the simple design. The colors are great. I too like Earth tones. I like the way you laid out your design with the placement of the flowers. Great job!

  • 15
    MelissaF says:

    Beautiful card, love the CAS design for an easily mailable Card. Pretty brown tones on the peonies with the pop of Blue sentiment.

  • 16
    Michelle Chmelar says:

    This is such a great flower to work with. Great card!

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