It’s a NEW Build-A-Flower: Balloon Flower Layering Stamp & Die Set Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

by Ashlea Cornell

August 2020 BAF Blog Hop

Hello, friends! This is Ashlea Cornell with you today to introduce you to the newest addition to the Build A Flower family: the Balloon Flower.

In nature, this flower is known for the balloon shape it creates just before blooming into a beautiful star-shaped flower. This stamp shows off the beautiful detail and shadowing in the flower with its 4 layers and two leaves with 3 layers each.

Our Build-A-Flower sets include a 6×8 layering stamp set and a coordinating die set so you can easily create your handmade projects. These sets are only available as a set and not as individual products.

BAF Balloon Flower Blog Post

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Let's get right into the inspiration with this tutorial video below:dsc8656

To start, I chose the color palette for my flower and leaves. I went a bit off the beaten path for this one and used gray for the leaves. I love the interest this brings to the design and I love bringing more neutral colors into floral cards when I can.dsc8657

My color choices for the Balloon Flower itself are Frosty Pink, Coral Berry, Rubellite, and Razzleberry Crisp Dye Inks. This combines two ink sets, but I do like the way the colors work together to make a big impact. For the leaves, I chose Limestone, Silver Stone, and Industrial Diamond Crisp Dye Inks.dsc8660

For the background, I chose to use the Fragile Foliage Stamp Set because of the small details in the image and how they would work well with the large surface of the flower. To stamp these directly to the card front, I used Warm Sunshine Crisp Dye Ink because I thought it would add a nice pop of bright color.

To make sure the dimension that I was going for showed through, I adhered the leaves to the card front with liquid glue and the flower with foam tape. This creates a more dramatic differentiation between the levels of focal points on the card. To finish the design off, I used the “hello” die from the Hello and Hugs Stamp & Die Set for a simple but effective sentiment.dsc8657

I hope that you've enjoyed learning a bit about my inspiration using the newest Build-A-Flower set! I'd love to know how you plan to use the set. Remember to leave a comment before hopping along for your chance to win! Your next stop on the hop is the incredible Laurie Willison.


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.

We’ll also draw a winner to receive a $15 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog in the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on the Altenew Winners Page on 08/09/2020

Blog Hop

Have fun hopping along!


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sharon Gullikson August 3, 2020 - 8:16 PM

I like this simple flower.It is just my style.

Kailash August 3, 2020 - 8:56 PM

Such a pretty flower!

lblanch287 August 3, 2020 - 9:30 PM

I love balloon flowers and I can’t wait to use mine.

MS CAROLINE LIVERMORE August 3, 2020 - 9:51 PM

Gorgeous set, love your user of color!

Ummekulsum August 4, 2020 - 12:06 AM

A cute flower. So dainty!. Beautiful card as well.

Kaitlyn August 4, 2020 - 5:33 AM

This looks nice and straightforward. Thank you for another classic design.

Aimee Phillips August 4, 2020 - 7:36 AM

Such a stunning flower. Beautiful floral image for so many occasions.

Michele K. Henderson August 4, 2020 - 12:20 PM

Balloon flowers! One of my very favorite with their cheerful little petals! These cards all look beautiful!

Anonymous August 4, 2020 - 3:17 PM

These build-a-flower stamps never ceases to amaze me. 😍

Stacey Kowbel August 4, 2020 - 5:36 PM

This is a great new build a flower! Love the inspiration!

Kerry Turner August 4, 2020 - 6:24 PM

A beautiful card. I love the colours and the pop of yellow behind is perfect!

Linda R August 4, 2020 - 7:11 PM

What a beautiful flower and stamp set! Great card, too. Can’t wait to see the rest of the blogs.

Laura August 4, 2020 - 9:35 PM

Dang it. I NEED this set now. ❤️❤️

dorothyayotte August 5, 2020 - 1:37 AM

What a beautiful card! I just love your arrangement and coloring. I’ve never heard of or seen balloon flowers, so this is a fun way to be introduced! And it comes with matching dies. Wonderful!

Elizabeth Kuhn August 5, 2020 - 10:57 AM

I had actually overlooked this stamp set when I was browsing through, but after seeing this tutorial with all the gorgeous samples, I immediately added to my wishlist! Somehow I am being drawn to more exotic and unique flowers…just an incredible set!

Amber Bissonnette August 5, 2020 - 12:51 PM

Love this!! And those ink colours are so pretty!

Melissa Leftrick August 5, 2020 - 3:07 PM

Absolutely stunning!! Love this!

Kathy Dippner August 5, 2020 - 4:54 PM

So pretty! I love the look of balloon flowers and with all the layers this is stunning.

mypaperepiphany August 6, 2020 - 7:38 AM

Oh I love this stamp and all the inspiration from the DT! I’ve never heard of balloon flowers so I’ll have to check out on google images.

Heidi Rees August 7, 2020 - 9:57 AM

Beautiful Craft-A-Flower! Daisy is one of my favorite flowers!

Connie Johnson August 7, 2020 - 8:34 PM

Altenew does florals best!!! Lovely! Thanks for the quality materials and all the inspiration :)

Robin Buchholz August 7, 2020 - 9:27 PM

I love this stamp set and that card is stunning!

melodee murphy August 8, 2020 - 8:24 AM

love it

Andrea H August 10, 2020 - 5:19 PM

This stamp and die set are on the top of my ‘want it’ list. I’ve never heard of these flowers (are they grown in the UK too?)

Thank you for showcasing them and for making such a beautiful card. X X

Marianne August 19, 2020 - 12:08 PM

Just arrived today — came to Blog to look for ideas and got them! The colours are always a starting point. Thank you.

Deb B August 19, 2020 - 8:57 PM

Love ballon flowers! Have some in my garden. I’ll use those for color ideas

Tara Prince November 2, 2021 - 2:09 PM

so very pretty

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