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Altenew – Build-A-Flower: Chrysanthemum Set Release

Hello everyone! I am back today to share a project created with the new Altenew Build-A-Flower: Chrysanthemum set. This set, which includes 1 stamp set (12 images) and 1 coordinating die set (4 dies), is absolutely stunning. The realistic look you can achieve with the layered images is amazing.

Here is a brief description provided by Altenew:

Chrysanthemums are beautiful flowers which symbolize optimism and joy. With an abundance of petals, these perennials resemble pom-poms. Chrysanthemums bloom in many colors, so you can be creative with your ink choices. Altenew has included two encouraging sentiments to help bring joy to your loved ones.

I love the versatility of this set. It is perfect for cards and scrapbook pages, but also to embellish gifts or tags. I used it do decorate a plain clear glassine bag. I think that any gift can become a little more special with a handmade touch.
Glassine bag decorated with @altenew #BuildAFlowerChrysanthemum @enzamg
I covered the front of the bag with patterned paper from the Our Family Scrapbook Collection. I knew I wanted to stamp the Chrysanthemums in shades of blue, so I went with a gray neutral background. Here are the Altenew Crisp Inks I used:

The coordinating die is mind-blowing, as it not only cuts the outside of the Chrysanthemum shape, but also some of the petals, allowing for more dimension. I layered all my elements in the bottom left corner of the bag, and adhered them down with foam adhesive.

Glassine bag decorated with @altenew #BuildAFlowerChrysanthemum @enzamg
Glassine bag decorated with @altenew #BuildAFlowerChrysanthemum @enzamg
To balance the space on the opposite side, I heat-embossed one of the sentiments that comes in the set with Altenew Translucent Pearl embossing powder. I used another patterned paper from the Our Family Collection as my base; the colors coordinated perfectly with the Crisp Inks I picked for the flowers. I finished the banner with a wood veneer heart and some twine, and I also added a clothespin and enamel dots for extra detail.
Glassine bag decorated with @altenew #BuildAFlowerChrysanthemum @enzamg
Now the fun part! 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 3/9/2018.
Thank you for stopping by!

20 thoughts on “Altenew – Build-A-Flower: Chrysanthemum Set Release

  1. Just love the dimension on that gift bag the flower brings! And I love the backdrop with the colour and pattern. So very very stunning! I need to stop looking at Altenew releases, as I want it all!


  2. Gorgeous. Love the colour pallette. Fun idea to decorate a bag, and I could see the same layout for a matching card to create a beautiful gift set! Awesome.


  3. I love seeing these flowers in different contexts than cards (even though that’s what I always use them for). The patterned dot paper is the perfect backdrop for these gorgeous flowers. I would never ever throw that gift bag away! Thanks for sharing and participating in this bloghop.


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