Altenew Build-A-Flower: Begonia Release Blog Hop & Giveaway + Video!

How are you inspired?  For me, there are so many different ways, but today I chose one of my faves….  But first, did you know that we are hopping along to celebrate the new Build-A-Flower: Begonia from Altenew and so you should have arrived here from the NICOLE’s amazing Blog!

Today I found my inpiration at Pinterest (seriously, it’s a wonderland for creators!) and in particular this pic HERE (which I am definitely going to use again but with the letters next time).  I keep a group of pics together and when I want ‘help’ whether it be design or colour, this is where I often head to.

……..Where do you go for inspiration?????

My peekaboo sentiment was made using the Caps Bold Alphabet Dies and some Dark Gray Cardstock.

Altenew - BAF Begonia - Hello and Hugs - Therese Calvird (card video) 1 copy

I simply added a heat embossed sentiment from the Hello and Hugs Stamp Set.

Altenew - BAF Begonia - Hello and Hugs - Therese Calvird (card video) 1 copy

You can see my video here or Watch it in HD at YouTube.

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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 or the Altenew Scrapbook Blog for a chance to win.

We’ll also draw a winner to receive a $15 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 2/09/2020.

Let’s Hop!
Altenew Card Blog
Jen Schow
LauraJane
Nathalie DeSousa
Vicky Papaioannou
Maryam Perez
Altenew Scrapbook Blog
Laurie Willison
Mindy Eggen
Virginia Lu
Nicole Watt
Therese Calvird————-> you are here
Kelly Griglione

From here you are hopping along to KELLY’s fabulous Blog!  I’ve linked all of the products that I used below or you can head to Altenew.  Thanks for your lovely visit here today, Hugs

 

Therese signature 2

Other Supplies:
Affiliate links are used

Classic Crest Solar White 110lb
Classic Crest Solar White 110lb
ALT
Classic Crest Solar White 80lb
Classic Crest Solar White 80lb
ALT
Dark Gray
Dark Gray
ALT
Foam
Foam
SSS | EH
BAF Begonia
BAF Begonia
ALT
Hello and Hugs
Hello and Hugs
ALT | SSS | AUZ
Caps Bold Alphabet Die
Caps Bold Alphabet Die
ALT | SSS | AUZ | EH
Obsidian
Obsidian
ALT | SSS | AUZ | EH
Embossing Ink
Embossing Ink
ALT | SSS | EH
Sea Glass
Sea Glass
ALT | SSS | EH
Ocean Waves
Ocean Waves
ALT | SSS | EH
Cool Summer Night
Cool Summer Night
ALT | SSS | AUZ | EH
Pure White
Pure White
ALT | SSS | EH
Pinkfresh - Jewels Mix
Pinkfresh – Jewels Mix
SSS | AUZ | EH
Powder Tool
Powder Tool
SSS | EH
WOW Heat Tool
WOW Heat Tool
SSS | AUZ | OTH | EH
Gemini Junior
Gemini Junior
SSS | AUZ | EH
Bone Folder
Bone Folder
EH
Mini Score Board
Mini Score Board
SSS | AUZ | EH
MISTI
MISTI
ALT | SSS | AUZ | EH
Mini MISTI
Mini MISTI
ALT | SSS | EH
Acrylic Blocks
Acrylic Blocks
ALT
Precision Tip
Precision Tip
SSS | EH
Multi Medium Matte
Multi Medium Matte
SSS | AUZ | EH
Scor Tape 1/8
Tape 1/8
SSS | EH
Scor Tape 1/4
Scor Tape 1/4
SSS | EH
Glue Tape
Glue Tape
ALT | SSS | AUZ

98 thoughts on “Altenew Build-A-Flower: Begonia Release Blog Hop & Giveaway + Video!

  1. Need I say it? well, I will … you HAD ME at grey! But I spy a bloom that I won’t be able to resist!! LOve your inspiration, Therese – what a great find that was!
    =]

    1. Hi Michele, I can’t remember exactly where I found this wonderful inspiration photo at Pinterest but I thought it may have been via you…. but it must have been somewhere down the rabbit hole of Pinterest lol. Hugs Tx

  2. Love the color combination of blues with the gray!
    Glad to know I’m not the only one who dies cuts “wonky” and has to fix the panel! 🙂

  3. Your card designs and style are so distinctive, I feel quite proud of myself for recognizing them. 😛 This is BEAUTIFUL and what an elegant colour pairing.

  4. I…umm…sometimes have to straighten up a panel and recognized what you were doing! Thanks for sharing so we can feel better about it when we mess up! Pinterest is a good place to get inspiration when my mojo is napping. Sometimes just one little feature on a card will spark an idea. This begonia set is really nice and I love your peek-a-boo card and the colors!

  5. Stunning color combo, and fabulous design Therese! Love the floral background peeking through the bold die cut sentiment! Thanks for the inspiration!

  6. I love your card! I have the large alphabet and I would like to make a similar card. Thanks for the inspiration!

  7. I am a big fan of your art and I always enjoy watching your videos on YouTube. I loved this card – great inspiration!

  8. really effective technique! Love this card. I prefer using the outline for the contrast and skipping the base layer as you did (with nowhere need the same results, of course). This is a beauty!

  9. A lovely card! I’m waiting for my hello and hugs stamp & die set to arrive. I already have the bold caps dies, so I’ll definitely have to use your card as inspiration to make a version of my own.

  10. Great show casing. Love the subtle bloom behind the bold sentiment panel.

    Inspiration – love pinterest! CASing always for me!! If I am really stuck I might google. More often than not I recreate something I have made before – probably a little lazy, but hey if it works why not? I have a few goto sketch/layouts I prefer. I like challenges but the last year or so I have hardly participated they are always great as a starting point/motivator.

    1. I agree, I used to find so much inspiration in the challenges and what a fun way to challenge myself too, being able to create something with what I have according to the challenge’s rules. And I am like you, I do not have enough time to join those, but love to look on from the sidelines. Crafty hugs, Tx

  11. Beautiful. I love the negative alphabet lettering, and the beautiful pattern behind it! Also, have to say I love how you stage all your cards. I really like the marble background. It is so classy and doesn’t ever take away from the card. Beautiful staging. Is that from a counter top?

    1. Hi Annette, my ‘marble’ background is actually 12″ design paper from Kaisercraft, a much much cheaper and lighter option than marble lol. I do have a few different ones but this is my fave and pretty much seems to suit everything. thank you so very much for your lovely visit here today, Crafty hugs, Therese

  12. Great idea to use the begonia’s as a back ground and love the look of those new letters…Fabulous card.You rock Therese

  13. What a great idea! Every blog hop provides me with new ideas on how to make cards and use my supplies. TFS your talent and creativity with us.

  14. Hi Therese 🙂 I love the creative twist…using it as a background… you used to showcase the versatility of this BAF: Begonia!!! What a lovely background it makes too! Thanks for inspiring me 🙂

  15. Beautiful card! I love how easy this set is to line up and the flowers look lovely with just a few of the layers. Thanks for sharing.

  16. This is so awesome!! Great idea; I love the flower of the patterns showing through. Definitely pinning this for inspiration for later!

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