Monday, April 1, 2019

Altenew Build-A-Flower: Sweet Violet Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Good morning! Today I'm joining Altenew to celebrate the newest addition to the Build a Flower family for March - Sweet Violet! You can also find the bundle with inks HERE.



I'm sharing a set of two cards today using this lovely new release set!


Don't you just love how intricate this stamped image is?!?!? I thought it was so gorgeous to layer up in shades of purple using the Enchanted Garden Inks, and of course a bit of Green Valley and Pocketful of Sunshine.


I used two different sentiments from the stamp set - using the Magnolia Heart Coordinating Die set with a bit of ink blending to help it coordinate and part of the sentiment stamped on it, then heat embossing the rest on a strip of black cardstock.


I arranged my flowers how I wanted them to sit on my card, then picked the entire thing up with Press and Seal to add foam adhesive to back of them. (LOVE this Jennifer McGuire trick!)


The background on both of these has a bit of texture added with the Dotted Scales Debossing Cover Die - one of my favs!


Finished off by layering everything together with some extra white cardstock between layers, and a soft lavender cardbase to coordinate with those lovely flowers!


Here is a closer look at the set, a layering guide, and option of the bundle with inks (which happens to be the same ink colors I selected for my flowers!):





GIVEAWAY INFO:
Altenew is giving away 6 $30 gift cards for comments left on the Altenew Card Blog and Altenew Scrapbook Blog. In addition, I have a $15 gift card up for grabs for comments left just on my blog here! All winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 4/9/19.

Here is the entire blog hop line-up so you don't get lost along the way - there are lots of giveaways along the hop as well:

Heather Hoffman (you are here)

Product links are all below - including affiliate links where possible, which simply means that if you use one of the links below, I receive a small commission at no additional cost to you. Thanks so much for supporting my blog, and stopping by! Have a wonderful day!!!


71 comments:

  1. Love how you used that cover die in the background. :)

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  2. Lovely cards! I like the colors :)

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  3. sweet cards - love the layered design:)

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  4. Very pretty cards!! I love the ink colors you used.

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  5. Beautiful and I am so loving the background!

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  6. Very pretty cards. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. I love the romantic and kind of old fashioned card - think Eliza in My Fair Lady!
    It's lovely.

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  8. Beautiful cards!! Fabulous Spring design.

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  9. Your cards are so pretty. I love the soft colors you used on the violets.

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  10. Love your cards. Each layer makes the card more beautiful.

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  11. Beautiful! Love the cover plate background!! Lovely violets

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  12. I love those beautiful violets. And I also love the cover plate background you used with it. Fantastic card! Thanks for sharing your card! Margaret R

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  13. Your sentiment says it all...sweet and lovely card! Thanks for sharing...

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  14. These two cards are just gorgeous, Heather! Love the purples with the veining, and the contrast of the leaves. Using the soft lavender card base was perfect!

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  15. The Sweet Violet bouquet is simply delightful!

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  16. oooooo I love this! Great bright purples!

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  17. This is really pretty, the background goes really well with the flowers.

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  18. Love your beautiful cards and the Enchanted gardens inks you used! My favorites right now! And great cover die that really shows off the Violets so well!

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  19. Your cards are beautiful; the lavender shade is so pretty! Violets are one of my favorite flowers!

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  20. Your cards are gorgeous!! Such a talented crafter

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  21. Tricia Podmore here, because I have to say WOW to your cards. Violets are my favorites and you nailed them. They are so realistic and the softness of the colors. Oh my just Wow!!!!

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  22. Very pretty.....soft violet colored violets.....they are such a sweet little bouquet....I love them. Thank you so much for sharing your pretty card.

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  23. Beautiful cards! I love the addition of the soft heart behind the sentiment. It enorces the meaning of the sentiment. I love it!

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  24. Love the layering of the flowers and
    leaves. Violets pop up in
    unexpected places - always happy to
    see them. Great card.
    thanks for sharing
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  25. Violets are blue, wow you've captured their beauty.

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  26. Love the added heart with the sentiment...it adds a sweet touch.

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  27. Love the sweet pea set. Beautiful job!!!

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  28. Beautiful CAS style cards - these Sweet Violets say Happy Springtime to me!

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  29. So pretty! Love these beautiful violets!

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  30. I love the soft added touch of the heart with the violets. Nice!

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  31. Fabulous cards! Violets are one of my favorite flowers and I love how you captured their sweet look.

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  32. Your cards are very pretty Heather! Love this new BAF set, thanks for the inspiration!

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  33. Your card makes me think of spring. Thanks for sharing

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  34. Beautiful colors and so Spring like.

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  35. luv the press n seal! your pretty cards would make a great gift set!

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  36. This is another beautiful flower! I love the fine veins on the flowers which make them look so realistic. Thanks for the wonderful card inspiration!

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  37. Heather your card with the violets is so very pretty. They are such a dainty flower & the colours Altenew put out with them are perfect. Thanks for the tip about Press & Seal.

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  38. The colors you used are very pretty, love your work!

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  39. Very pretty, Heather. Love the soft flowers you created.

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  40. Beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  41. DELIGHTFUL cards!
    LOVE the delicate detail of the petals and leaves, LOVE the pretty purple and green, LOVE the sweet sentiments and designs too ... lots to love and lots of memories triggered in my mind today :)

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  42. Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing your time and talent with us

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  43. These violets are so beautiful! Loving the gorgeous delicate over die background! Thanks so much for sharing and for your wonderful inspiration!

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  44. Altenew never disappoints. Beautiful card.

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  45. Very beautiful card. Love the pretty flowers and the sentiments looks great!

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  46. Hi Heather :) What beautifully fresh and clean cards! Thanks for the inspiration :)

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  47. Those are so lovely and bright - wonderful springtime cheer on a card!

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  48. Awesome projects. Love the CAS designs and those sentiments. TFS

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  49. Beautiful cards. I love the Sweet Violet set and the sentiments are wonderful The purples are gorgeous.

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  50. Love your cards. Those violets look best in purples. Great
    background, too. It really complements the flowers.
    Thanks for the inspiration!

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  51. Wonderful card! I have got to get that background die. It always looks fantastic paired with the florals.

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  52. Beautiful cards!! I love the background. The purples are gorgeous!!

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  53. Violets are one of my fav flowers but I have the opposite of a green thumb 🤣

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