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Altenew Build-A-Flower: Poppy Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello, crafty friends, and welcome to the Altenew Build-A-Flower: Poppy Release Blog Hop + Giveaway.

You should have arrived from the Altenew Card Blog. Here is the full list:

Altenew Card Blog

Enza Gudor — You are here —

Erum Tasneem

Zinia Redo

Laurie Willison

Virginia Lu

Norine Borys

Laura Jane

Jung AhSang

Therese Calvird

Michelle Murray

Svitlana Shayevich

Amber Rain Davis

Sveta Fotinia

Laurel Beard

The new Build-A-Flower Stamp Set is absolutely gorgeous! I love poppies, so I was really hoping Altenew would release a set like this.

With big flowers, beautifully layered for a very realisitc look, the BAF: Poppy is perfect for all kinds of projects.

I have a layout to share with you today.


I started by stamping several images with the following Crisp Dye Inks: Pink Pearl, Heart Beat, Industrial Diamond, and Pure Graphite. I used the Altenew Artist Marker in Forest Glades for the center of the flowers, while the foliage was stamped with Lava Rock Crisp Dye Ink.


I didn’t want to distract from the beauty of the poppies, so I decided to go with a gray embossed background, which matches the ink used for some of the stamping. I started layering the flowers in the bottom left corner of the page, and then moved towards the left and the top, creating what looks like half of a frame. Everything was adhered down with foam dots for dimension.

I kept the photo simple and clean, with just a white border and some twine wrapped vertically around the right side. The sentiments, which are also part of the stamp set, were stamped on smooth white cardstock and shaped into banners. I also decided to scatter some of the smaller images in the opposite corner of the page, just to fill that empty spot – it looked a bit bare to me 🙂


Lots of black and gray enamel dots finished the layout.


Now onto the prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 5 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog for a chance to win. Five winners will be announced on the Card Blog on 12/9/2018.

Your next stop is the fabulous Erum. Happy hopping!

91 thoughts on “Altenew Build-A-Flower: Poppy Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

  1. Ever since the Tea Party set of inks came out, I’ve been thinking that they’re the perfect color for poppies, so I’m delighted to see this borne out in your layout. I don’t often go for grey/red/black, but when it’s poppies, it’s the perfect color combo. Thanks for sharing with us!


  2. Enzo, your layout is stunning. I like how you used the pop of color and have the little black and white flowers floating down the page.


  3. A beautiful page! The poppies stand out just like you wanted them to do. The color is just perfect for the little girl’s lipstick! Thank you!


  4. Beautiful layout. I always associate poppies with Memorial Day. It’s nice to see them used so beautifully in another way. Thanks for sharing!


  5. I love the movement in these flowers and how you have arranged them. They add such a wonderful pop of color to the grays in your layout!


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