Altenew | Build-A-Flower: Larkspur + GIVEAWAY (CLOSED)

Altenew Build-A-Flower Larkspur. Card by @craftwalks. #card #altenew #cardmaking #papercrafts #handmadecard

Hello there!

Today is Altenew Build-A-Flower product of the month mini-release. This month it’s Build-A-Flower: Larkspur.

Our Build-A-Flower: Larkspur set includes 1 6×8 stamp set ( stamp images) and 1 coordinating die set ( dies).

 Larkspurs belong to the buttercup family and are native throughout the Northern Hemisphere. The flowers bloom in a variety of colors from white to blue-violet. Larkspur flowers are irregularly shaped and bloom loosely along a vertical stem. This stamp set includes a five layer larkspur bloom, three-layer leaf, and 11 sentiment words. There are flower and leaf outline images included, which can be used with the layer images or on their own with different coloring mediums.

This special product is only sold as a set, not individually.

Altenew Build-A-Flower Larkspur. Card by @craftwalks. #card #altenew #cardmaking #papercrafts #handmadecard

I will confess- I had never heard about this flower before. One (of many) great thing of being on Altenew DT is that it improves my botanical knowledge.

Altenew Build-A-Flower Larkspur. Card by @craftwalks. #card #altenew #cardmaking #papercrafts #handmadecard

I already mentioned several times before that I always was a big fan on dark backgrounds. But always tried to kind of hold myself from making such cards very often as mostly people are afraid of them. Now seems like dark backgrounds are becoming trendy. And I can make them more freely. This trend came mostly with pencil coloring. But I just take an opportunity for non pencil colored cards too.

Altenew Build-A-Flower Larkspur. Card by @craftwalks. #card #altenew #cardmaking #papercrafts #handmadecard

I started by stamping several elements for my floral cluster onto a white cardstock. I used Rose Quartz, Puffy Heart, Purple Wine and Cosmic Berry inks for lighter flower, Puffy Heart, Purple WineCosmic Berry and Jet Black for darker one, Forest Glades and Evergreen for leaves. And I used Antique Gold Embossing Powder for all outline stamps.
After all stamping was done I die-cut all pieces using the matching dies and traced the white border of the die-cuts with a black water based marker.
It’s important to use water based marker for this task. I wouldn’t recommend alcohol ones. First, if used next to embossing alcohol markers will color embossing too. While water based one will be resisted by heat embossing (if you’re a messy crafter with hands that can shake in the most inappropriate moment it can be especially important). Second – alcohol based markers tend to bleed into a cardstock core more than water based ones and can bleed into the area where you don’t want it to be.

Altenew Build-A-Flower Larkspur. Card by @craftwalks. #card #altenew #cardmaking #papercrafts #handmadecard

I trimmed a panel out of Jet Black Cardstock and added some splatters of Antique Gold Ink Spray onto it. Followed by foam mounting the panel onto a white card base.

Then I adhered all die-cuts onto the panel forming a floral cluster. Foam mounted a sentiment stripe and added several gold sequins to accentuate the card.

GIVEAWAY

To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to six lucky winners! Please leave a 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 winners will be announced on the Scrapbook Blog on 6/9/2018.

I will also randomly choose a winner from comments left on this post and the prize will be $20 gift certificate to Altenew online store. Please leave a comment on this post by 06/04/2018 for a chance to win. I will announce the winner here on this post on 06/05/2018 as well as on the winners page

WINNER

The winner of $20 Gift Certificate is Lisa.

Congratulations!

I will be e-mailing you instructions of how to claim your prize.
Thank you everyone for your lovely comments! I really appreciate your attention to my works!

SUPPLIES

If you’re interested in the supplies I’ve used – they’re listed below. Where available I use compensated affiliate links (which means if you make a purchase I will get a small commission with no additional cost for you). Click on the letters below to go to a favorite store: Simon Says Stamp (SSS), Studio Katia (SK), Altenew (AN), Ellen Hutson (EH), Scrapbook.com (SC), Amazon (AZ), Spellbinders (SB), etc.
I truly appreciate your support!

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49 Comments

  1. Reply

    Debbie Rumpza

    June 1, 2018

    Larkspur is one of those flowers people don’t automatically think of, but aren’t they beautiful?? I love your card!! The pinks are so pretty against the black background.

  2. Reply

    Ksenija @Sweet Kobylkin

    June 1, 2018

    Роскошная открытка, золотые детали на черном смотрятся великолепно!

  3. Reply

    Kirsty Vittetoe

    June 1, 2018

    Beautiful card! Love the colors, and the backgrounds..so fun.

  4. Reply

    KIMBERLY A WIENER

    June 1, 2018

    Your color choices against the black = STUNNING! I really love how the images truly are so gorgous close up! Im so honored to join and creat along in the release, HUGS!

  5. Reply

    Carol Didier

    June 1, 2018

    WOW! Such a gorgeous, dramatic take on the stamp set!

  6. Reply

    Teresa Doyle

    June 1, 2018

    WOW Svitlana, now THIS is a show stopper! A stellar job!

  7. Reply

    Dee Earnshaw

    June 1, 2018

    stunning card – LOVE the pretty flowers against the stark black background:)

  8. Reply

    Laura Jane

    June 1, 2018

    I feel like I need to try the DARK colored cardstock background technique that you’ve seemingly started a trend for:)) The Larkspur is BEAUTIFUL embossed in GOLD!

  9. Reply

    JmB

    June 1, 2018

    This card is simply gorgeous. I love the colors used for this wonderful, unique flower. Thank you for sharing.

  10. Reply

    barbara lassiter

    June 1, 2018

    I love larkspurs and think of them as an old-fashioned flower (maybe from your Grandmother’s garden). This is such a beautiful card and the black background sets off your design perfectly. :)

  11. Reply

    Carmela

    June 1, 2018

    Svitlana, this is a outstanding card! Love that bright flower with the dark background. Amazing details on your flowers. A treasure!

  12. Reply

    Patricia Rogers

    June 1, 2018

    This is absolutely stunning. I’ll definitely be copying this style!

  13. Reply

    Lindar C

    June 1, 2018

    I had never heard of Larkspur either, it is a beautiful flower. Your card is lovely, thanks for the tip on using watercolor marker instead of alcohol markers to color the white outline of the die cut, very good to know.

  14. Reply

    Lisa

    June 1, 2018

    I love that you stamped your flower is such bright colors and then mounted them on a black card! Very stunning! And the addition of coloring the white edges in black just finished the card! Thank you for the great inspiration!

  15. Reply

    Jan Castle

    June 1, 2018

    Lovely card…the gold makes it POP!

  16. Reply

    Cynthia Cole

    June 1, 2018

    Love your stunning flowers on top of the black background!

  17. Reply

    Kelsey Thomas

    June 1, 2018

    Wonderful card! Love the contrast against the black background.

  18. Reply

    Barbara J. Baxter

    June 1, 2018

    Svitlana, I love the pinks and dark greens you used for the flower and leaves against the black top layer, plus the golden flower centers and gold sequins! How beautiful!

  19. Reply

    Mary McCaslin

    June 1, 2018

    I love your work, Svitlana. Your colors are always so bold and bright. I love this one!

  20. Reply

    Jen K

    June 1, 2018

    Your black background is so dramatic and elegant. Keep these cards coming; I love to see them.

  21. Reply

    Helen

    June 1, 2018

    Svitlana, your gorgeous floral blooms against the black background is simply stunning. tfs

  22. Reply

    Linda K

    June 1, 2018

    I always love your cards.

  23. Reply

    Jean Marmo

    June 1, 2018

    Another stunner.

  24. Reply

    Brandi R

    June 2, 2018

    Beautiful card! Love the gold. Fantastic colors….love this ♥

  25. Reply

    Glenda

    June 2, 2018

    Love the use of the black background and gold – it really highlights the flowers! Lovely.

  26. Reply

    Kathy Jo Wood

    June 2, 2018

    Gorgeous card! Love how the beautiful colors pop against the background!

    Just signed up to you email! Looking forward to seeing more of your awesome creations!

  27. Reply

    lorraine turner

    June 2, 2018

    Svitlana thank you for letting me know what type of flowers these were and the colours they come in too. I love the fact that I am learning more about botany with every new Altenew Flower stamps/dies too. I think what you have done with these is amazing and putting them on a black background really makes them ‘pop’. Thank you for sharing this card design with us crafters. :O)

  28. Reply

    Iris Soscia

    June 2, 2018

    Amazing card – love the bright flowers and touches of gold on the dark card stock.

  29. Reply

    MelissaF

    June 2, 2018

    Gorgeous card, I LOVE your dark card stock backgrounds on your cards and this one is so stunning with the touches of gold. Thanks for the tip on outlining with black marker too and for the generous giveaway.

  30. Reply

    Sandy S.

    June 2, 2018

    So dramatic! I’m not far ahead of you, since I had heard of larkspurs, but didn’t know what they looked like. Yours are beautiful, especially with the gold-embossed outlines.

  31. Reply

    Carol Blaisdell

    June 2, 2018

    Yes, I do love a dark background, too! Your card is so impressive!

  32. Reply

    Maryam crafter

    June 2, 2018

    Love hesthis colors over the black.. amazing with the gold embossing

  33. Reply

    Sue D

    June 2, 2018

    So pretty with the dark background, the colors and the gold embossing.

  34. Reply

    Miriam Prantner

    June 2, 2018

    Love those pinks and the embossing, looks so rich and elegant against the black!

  35. Reply

    Carla Hundley

    June 2, 2018

    Beautiful stamping
    and love the colors!
    Carla from Utah

  36. Reply

    Linda BL

    June 2, 2018

    The flowers are gorgeous against the dark background. The antique gold embossing is the perfect complement to the pinks/wines.

  37. Reply

    Annalisa

    June 3, 2018

    This is an amazing card, and I would be happy seeing these bright flowers on dark backgrounds on every card. I love how you disguised that you stamped on white by coloring the edges in. The gold flecks offset it perfectly, and I just want to look at this all day. Thank you for sharing with us!

  38. Reply

    Dana M

    June 3, 2018

    Stunning and elegant card! I absolutely love those colors against the black. Black has always been A-OK in my book, but it has been rather the trend lately.

  39. Reply

    Александра

    June 3, 2018

    Какая красотища! Очень люблю твои работы на черном фоне -темный фон делает цветы намного ярче и изысканнее!!! Особенно в сочетании с золотом.

  40. Reply

    Sharon youngblood

    June 3, 2018

    What a stunning card. I alos love the dark back grounds!

  41. Reply

    Betty

    June 3, 2018

    the gorgeous pink flowers are so pretty on the black background and the bits of gold are perfect accents!

  42. Reply

    Denise Bryant

    June 3, 2018

    The dark background really set this off! Gorgeous flowers and coloring on your fabulous card! Love it!

  43. Reply

    Beverly Jordan

    June 4, 2018

    Really love the richness with the embossing which shows off the intricate details of the Larkspur in full blossom!! Stunning against the stark black bg!!! You rocked this card!

  44. Reply

    Liz Ford

    June 4, 2018

    Svitlana, once again you amaze me with your design! The gold and pinks on this are spectacular and thank you so much for telling us that with alcohol markers that the embossing will transfer to the pen. (I have been trying to color in an embossed image with alcohol markers and I keep transferring the embossed part to the marker & now I know that is the problem. I thought it was just me. So thanks!)
    I love how you did this card with the black, gold, and pinks. I really admire your talent! Thank you again, Liz

  45. Reply

    Beverly Chester

    June 4, 2018

    Such a beautiful card and this one will have to be my favorite!! Love the black and gold together, so Elegant!! Thank you so much for sharing this amazing card with us!!

  46. Reply

    Lisa Lutts

    June 4, 2018

    Your card is stunning. I love the colors and sophistication.

  47. Reply

    Lauryne Cunningham

    June 4, 2018

    I always love what you create because of the bold and contrasting colors that you use in most of your cards! You did a beautiful job showcasing this gorgeous Larkspur stamp set!

  48. Reply

    Karthikha Uday

    June 5, 2018

    What a beautiful card!! Love the colors!!

  49. Reply

    Stacey Kowbel

    June 5, 2018

    Such a beautiful card! I love the colours you used on the dark cardstock!

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