Build-A-Flower: Cattleya Cards

by May Sukyong Park

Altenew BAFCattleya Norine DTpost 1Hello, friends!

Norine here today with a few more Build-A-Flower: Cattleya cards to share with you! You'll remember that we recently released the Build-A-Flower stamp and die set of the Cattleya Orchid. I thought it was such a beautiful set that I wanted to play with it again for today's cards. The card that I made for the release was an outline stamp that I watercolored, leaving the layer building stamps for another day, and that day is today!

Altenew BAFCattleya Norine DTpost 2You've heard me say it before and I'll continue to repeat it. I love the ease and precision of the Altenew layering stamps! I began by stamping one flower image with its outline on a white cardstock using the Coffee Break ink set. I die cut the stamped image and set it aside while I worked on the card front.

Altenew BAFCattleya Norine DTpost 7Next, I stamped the outline images repeatedly onto a piece of burlap patterned paper, then stamped the sentiment from the Story of Us Stamp Set onto black cardstock with white heat-embossing. I layered the edge die-cut black cardstock on top of the tan patterned paper with the die-cut stamped flower on top of it all and finished off the card with some liquid enamel dots.

Altenew BAFCattleya Norine DTpost 4For the second card, I stamped the outline stamp again onto a white cardstock and filled in the layers with Buttercream from the Summer Afternoon ink set and Sunkissed, Orange Cream, and Autumn Blaze from the Warm & Cozy ink set. The Tiger Lily is the official flower of Saskatchewan, the province in Canada where I grew up, so these colors shades felt very familiar to me!

Altenew BAFCattleya Norine DTpost 6I realize it was unnecessary (when has that ever stopped a die-hard card maker?) but I die cut the stamped orchid and die cut and inlaid the image into the outlines of the dotted background paper. Yes, I could have just laid it on top of the patterned paper and been done with it, but where's the fun in that? So I saved all the little dotted die-cut centers and glued them into their openings after the background patterned paper adhered to the outside edges of the flower. The sentiment for this card comes from the Build-A-Flower: Gardenia Stamp Set.

BAF Cattleya blog postThe Build-A-Flower: Cattleya die is automatically included in this stamp set!

BAF Cattleya and Ink BundleAnd if you purchase the stamp and die set + ink bundle you will save 5%!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

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Marisela Delgado August 4, 2018 - 5:50 PM

Great card! Such a pretty flower.

Kirsty Vittetoe August 4, 2018 - 7:10 PM

Thanks for sharing your talent!!! Such a delight!

memalagene August 5, 2018 - 10:37 AM

Wonderful projects, I love this stamp set!

Michele W August 5, 2018 - 2:32 PM

I would never have thought to use the coffee break inks to color this flower but it’s beautiful! The browns and blacks you used made and exquisite card. Thanks for sharing!

Mindy1414 August 5, 2018 - 3:07 PM

Both cards are beautiful but the “grateful for you” card is awesome! I love the burlap look paper for the background and the browns for the flowers are stunning. Thanks for the inspiration.

knurse22 August 5, 2018 - 7:11 PM

Love what you have done with this stamp set! Your colors and backgrounds are awesome! Thanks for some wonderful inspiration today! Can’t wait to get my Cattleya stamps in the mail!

Tara Prince August 6, 2018 - 10:26 AM

I love the colors!!

MelissaF August 6, 2018 - 1:42 PM

Beautiful cards, love the yellow-orange colors for these orchids and your card designs are awesome!


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