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Altenew Build-A-Flower: Belladonna Lily Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($200 in total prizes)

Updated: Apr 8, 2022

Lilies are among my favorite flowers, and this stamp set is features lovely lilies that are very versatile. They are a member of the Amaryllis family, and most are a shade of pink, but in searching images of this flower, I ran across one variety that was orange. And of course, as card artists, we can make flowers any color we like!

Be sure to scroll down to find more information about this stamp and die set, and how to win prizes!!

If you are going in order on the blog hop, you will have arrived here from the blog by Ann Taylor. Just click on her name to take you to her site! Mine is the last stop on the blog hop!

Here is my rendition of the Belladonna Lily. When I saw this gorgeous cluster of flowers, it seemed that they were asking to be put in a beautiful vase, so I got out my "mod vase" die set from Altenew and chose the rounded one that I thought complimented these flowers well.

Here was my process:

Knowing I wanted to put these flowers in a vase, I chose a 5 by 6 1/2 inch card to allow for a little more room. I started out using a yellow piece of bright yellow card stock, knowing that adding pinks and reds would give the flowers a coral/orange color. I used a rose gold embossing powder with the outline stamp, and then added each of the 4 additional layers of color to the flowers using Altenew Crisp Dye Ink in Peach Perfect, Rouge, Coral Bliss, and finally Crimson. The photo below shows the outline and the first layer. Maybe because the stamp is new, the ink was slightly blotchy, but actually this was a nice texture for a lily. Sometimes we just need to go with serendipity!!

After putting all four layers down, here's the result:

I really love the bold color that resulted from putting the 4 shades of Altenew ink onto a yellow base!

Rather than use the stamps to ends of the stamens, I used Nuvo Dream Drops in the color Gold Luxe which provides a little sparkle and dimension, which can be seen on the finished card photo at the top of this post.

Then I started to work on the vase. I die cut 2 of the rounded vase images and with the one of used on the top, I ran it through the Altenew Ribbon Waves 3D embossing folder. I stamped the stem of the flower cluster on the top of the vase so that it would make the vase look like glass that you can see through. I then lightly rubbed a blue ink cube over the top of the image to highlight the "waves" making it look more like water in the vase. I used Distress embossing glaze to color the vase, starting with Cracked Pistachio (2 layers) and then adding Broken China embossing glaze (2 more layers) to make it appear like water is in this transparent vase. After getting that far, it seemed like it needed a little sparkle, so I put a little gold embossing powder here and there which I think was a nice enhancement. Here is what I ended up with:

Putting the floral and vase elements together, I felt that in needed to be "grounded" so I looked through my Altenew collection and chose one of the Blooming Mandala images to serve as a "tablecloth" at the bottom of the card. I stamped it in a royal blue color and then used a light blue gel pen to color in some of the areas.

It also felt as though the background needed something, so I used my Leaf Canopy stamp set to add some subtle leaves to the background, with the outline stamp being a light orange and the inside of the leaves a dandelion yellow. I wanted a little sparkle here too, so I added some iridescent embossing powder to the leaves. Finally I added my sentiment - "Hello" which I embossed with Ranger Garden Patina embossing powder to try to match the vase, and "my sweet friend" using Distress Ink in Peacock Feathers. I used the Distress Ink marker in the color Peacock feather to provide a little shading on the "Hello" sentiment, giving it a little bit of dimension. The sentiments are from the Belladonna Lily stamp set (that has some additional really great sentiments which I will use a lot!).

The panel was then cut down to 4 3/4 by 6 1/4 to provide for a little framing on the black card base.

I really love this set and know that I will be using it many times to send a happy Hello to friends and family!

Here is the link to the Altenew Card Blog, where the blog hop will be hosted:; And as always, the main Altenew website is:

Build-A-Flower: Belladonna Lily Product Description:

Brighten a loved one's day with stunning Belladonna Lilies. These gorgeous summer bloomers produce multiple fragrant flowers on each impressive stalk. In this stamp set, we have brought this exotic plant to paper through a delicately drawn outline image. The flowers have four coloring layers, and the stem has two coloring layers that will add depth and character to this beautiful flower. The Build-A-Flower: Belladonna Lilies special edition stamp and die set is only sold as a bundle. It includes one 6" x 8" clear photopolymer stamp set (20 individual stamp images) and one coordinating die set (1 die).

Here's a look at the set and how to layer it:

Don't forget that you can subscribe to the Build-A-Flower set and save money! Here's how:

Giveaway Prizes

$200 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $20 gift certificate to 5 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list which can be found on the Altenew Blog Hop site by 04/06/2022 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 7 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 04/08/2022. Good luck!!

Get lots of great inspiration for using this beautiful stamp and die set from these designers. Just click on their names to connect to their blogs:

Jaycee Gaspar LauraJane Norine Borys Linda Westfall Jenny Colacicco Natasha Davies Nathalie DeSousa Bridget Casey Virginia Lu Cheryl Espie Terri Koszler Amy Hill Tenia Nelson Teresa Litchfield Emily Midgett Nenette S. Madero Erum Tasneem Laurie Willison Sande Woodson Colleen Balija Nichol Spohr Katrina Howe Preeti Chandran Carol Hintermeier Keren Baker Daniel Diaz Rosie Neustaedter Eva Bussom Hussena Calcuttawala Nandini Karmarkar SathyaKala Sankaran Mindy Eggen Ann Taylor Susan Stagno --> You are here!

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