Happy New Year! This year is going to be fabulous, I can feel it! I have a long list of New Year’s crafty resolutions and I hope I succeed in them this year, one of them being getting organized. You have no idea how messy my area has become. But no matter what, I shall and need to craft on! To kick off this crafty year, I bring you this month’s newest Altenew Build-A-Flower: Hyacinth!
I thought this set was so beautiful at first sight! The layering is perfectly designed, and it was so easy to create the hyacinth bouquet. For the larger stem, I used the Tea Party Collection inks for the flowers, which includes Pink Pearl, Coral Bliss, and Heart Beat. The smaller floral stem was stamped with the Red Cosmos Collection inks, which includes Frosty Pink, Coral Berry, and Ruby Red.
After I stamped the floral parts, I die cut the images out before stamping the leaves. The leaves were stamped in the Tropical Forest collection which includes Bamboo, Parrot, Olive, and Moss. I used a bit of ombre inking for the leaves to give it a more natural look.
I went for a simple ink blended background using Peeled Paint and Abandoned Coral distress oxide inks. I overlaid this blending with a foliage frame created with the Leaf Frame Cover Die out of white card stock.
I realized about this part of the process that I had forgotten to give a spot for my sentiment. I decided to heat emboss the sentiment from the Hyacinth stamp set in white onto Desert Storm Neenah card stock and trimmed it down to a strip. I cut the two line sentiment into separte strips and then for each half, tucked it behind the flower to create the look of one long strip. And that finishes up my card!
This post is part of the Altenew BAF Hyacinth January 2019 Blog Hop! If you’ve been hopping along with us, you would have arrived here from Lilith’s blog and your next stop is at the Altenew Scrapbook Blog! You can find the full blog hop list or start at the beginning from the Altenew Card Blog.
To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by 1/8/2019 for a chance to win. Six winners (3 per blog) will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog on 1/9/2019.
A winner will also be drawn for a $20 gift certificate to ONE lucky winner from this blog post! Please leave a comment on this post by 1/4/2019 for a chance to win. Winner will be posted in the Giveaways Page on 1/5/2019.
UPDATE: Congratulations Brenda Abbott! Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org by 1/15/2019 with the subject line “Altenew BAF: Hyacinth Release Blog Hop Winner from Keeway’s Blog” to claim your prize!