Altenew Build-A-Flower Bellaroma TeaRose Release
Let\’s get started! I was so inspired that I stamped and die-cut a ton of flowers! I mass produced the flowers and leaves using two sections of two stamping platforms that I rotated through the four stations. I have three cards in this post and will be using The Tea Rose in another post next week….please stop by to see that one too.
The Yellow Rose of Texas
I live in Texas, so my inspiration for this card was \”The Yellow Rose of Texas\”. I wanted a dramatic background to contrast with the yellow so I used the \”direct to paper\” inking method. I selected 8 different colors of ink pads in shades from turqouise to dark blue. I rubbed each color in sections of the cardstock and I kept the middle softer and the edges darker. At first, the background looked like a terrible mess but as you add layers it turns into a bold and complex panel.
As far as stamping the rose, I experimented and found I liked a monochromatic color scheme using similar hues with this set. The front rose has three shades of yellow. I wanted more contrast with the background, so for the back rose I didn\’t stamp the base layer but chose to leave some white space. I wanted a neutral leaf so I selected two shades of grey.
I adore Altenew\’s Burlap Texture Die and knew it would be a striking backdrop for a single rose bud. I wanted some contrast and variation on the die cut so I hand inked a background panel using all the colors in the Coffee Break Mini Ink Cube Set. Be sure to let the panel dry before you die cut so you get a crisp cut. I wanted vivid green leaves so I used The GreenValley Mini Ink Cube Set. I used the middle two colors, Green Fields and Shadow Creek.
The sentiment (Simply Hello Die) is so reasonably priced and was die-cut from copper mirror cardstock. To finish the card I added three yellow dots from New Day Enamel Dots, which I love because the set contains a beautiful variety of colors.
For this card I wanted to add a pink rose as well. I wanted a clean look so I skippped the bottom layer stamp on the two roses and leaves and I love the way it looks!
The Cross Stitch Canvas Die is a beautiful way to add texture and interest to your background without distracting from the beauty of your focal point. I added a small piece of Painted Grid Washi Tape to the top of my sentiment for a little added interest.
$200 in total prizes! To celebrate this release,Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 1 lucky winner and a $15 gift certificate to 10 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 02/07/2021 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 11 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Pageon 02/09/2021.
Karen Brown You are here 🙂
I am so pleased you stopped by! Happy Hopping!