NEW Build-A-Flower: Build-A-Flower: Parrot Tulips Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

by Erum Tasneem

Blog Hop Graphic 3Hi there, everyone! Erum here. Happy Monday, and welcome to the Build-A-Flower Release. This month, we bring to you the gorgeous Build-A-Flower: Parrot Tulips Layering Stamp Set.

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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.

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Live life to the fullest with these exotic florals. Big, bold, and beautiful. This stamp set contains a 4-layered flower and a 2-layered leaf and stem. The gorgeous floral bloom is cup-shaped, twisted, and ruffled, and it will definitely stand out on your paper crafting projects.

Before anything else… did you know about our Build-A-Flower Monthly Subscription Plan?!

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Be among the first to get our newly released Build-A-Flower set each month at a discounted price (from $35 –> $29.99)! Subscribe to our Build-A-Flower Monthly Subscription Plan NOW! Learn more about it HERE.

Having trouble with your ink color combinations?

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We’ve taken the guesswork out for you with our special Build-A-Flower: Parrot Tulips Layering Stamp & Die Set & Ink BundleGet it at 5% off and start creating gorgeous projects easily!


Watch the video below to see how to use this set. You can also watch it on YouTube here.

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Pencil Coloring on Stamped Image

Altenew BAF Parrot Tulips Stamp Set | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0

For your convenience, I do have a process video sharing how I created this card as soon as the card photos end. Don't forget to check it out!

Firstly, I stamped the Parrot Tulips outline stamp in Cosmic Berry Dye Ink on A2 Watercolor Cardstock. Then, I stamped over it in Vineyard Berry Dye Ink. I actually saw THIS flower on google and I wanted to replicate the colors as close to it as possible. I used a mix of Polychromos and Prismacolor pencils to color. Plus, the inks helped a lot to add the detail.

Once I achieved the base color I wanted through stamping, I started laying down my darkest color which was PC 931. I added this to the darkest areas, that is the stamped portion. These are where I was going to show the shadows. Remember to add this dark color as flicks and pull it out a bit so that it's easier to merge with the next color.

To this, I applied PC 995 and blend the darker pigment. To add a more pink tone to my flower, I added PC 994 and covered most of the flower with this, avoiding the curls or areas where I wanted to show highlights. The next two colors I added were a fluorescent pink from the Prismacolor and white from the Polychromos for the highlights.

To add intense shadows in the nooks, I added black pencil details.

Altenew BAF Parrot Tulips Stamp Set | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0

I stamped my leaves using different inks: Mountain Pine and Olive Dye Inks. Then, I used a bunch of greens and fluorescent yellow to color the leaves.

Altenew BAF Parrot Tulips Stamp Set | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0

Building the Background

On a 4″ x 8″ Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock panel, I lended Fresh Leaf Dye Ink making sure it's darker on the lower edge and making it lighter as I moved upwards to the top edge.

Then, I stamped a few more leaves directly onto the panel in Mountain Pine Dye Ink. After this, I colored in the leaves in the same manner as I did on the watercolor cardstock. I also added Artist Marker details to my leaves and stem using shades from the Rose Petal Set of Artist Markers.

To ground the leaves, I added a bit of shadow to them. Then, I stamped the sentiment and added splatters of black paint from the 12 Pan Watercolor Set. After this, I adhered the images onto the card front with foam tape. Before doing this, I also cut the white outline out of the images as I did not like the look it gave.

Altenew BAF Parrot Tulips Stamp Set | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0

You can watch the process video below or on YouTube.

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$200 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 1 lucky winner and a $15 gift certificate to 10 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 12/06/2020 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 11 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 12/09/2020.

This release isn’t complete without a fun and inspiring blog hop! Our talented design team members and special guest designers have created stunning projects to spark your creativity using the new Build-A-Flower: Parrot Tulip. We hope you get plenty of inspiration here!

Your next stop is the lovely Terri Koszler!


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Terri Koszler

Norine Borys

Emily Midgett

Nathalie DeSousa

Kelly Griglione

Laurie Willison


Jenny Colacicco

Virginia Lu

Amy Hill

Tenia Nelson

Tina Smith

Keisha Charles

Therese Calvird


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Kylie Z December 6, 2020 - 6:51 AM

These are so beautiful!

Lori Lehnen December 6, 2020 - 7:19 PM

Such vibrant colors!
Can’t wait to be inspired on this fun hop!

Debra January 1, 2021 - 11:05 AM

So many gorgeous cards!!

Louise A January 1, 2021 - 11:37 AM

The layering flower stamps are gorgeous. The Cora Louise peony is amazing.

Jennifer Spence January 1, 2021 - 12:09 PM

So pretty!

Peggy S January 1, 2021 - 12:13 PM

Thank you for this beautiful set and for the inspiriting projects!

shannonsstampinsoiree January 1, 2021 - 12:15 PM

Wow! These are absolutely Beautiful! I just ordered! I can’t wait to get them in my collection and start creating beautiful cards like these shown here!

Susan S Glunt January 1, 2021 - 2:34 PM

Beautiful! Live the bright colors.

Patti K January 1, 2021 - 2:38 PM

The peonies make such beautiful cards. I love the “peek-a-boo” technique and will be adding it to me card design. Thank you, Altenew.

Ivette Bello January 1, 2021 - 3:25 PM

The peony❤️ Beautiful sets

ladydianavh January 1, 2021 - 6:34 PM

just love tulips Diana M Van Handel

Cindy H. January 1, 2021 - 8:26 PM

Love these “build-a-flower” sets! Lots of inspiration! TYFS ❤️🦋💜

Mary wagner January 1, 2021 - 10:46 PM

Love the build a flowers.

Katherine R January 2, 2021 - 2:48 AM

I must say, Tina Smith made more than a gorgeous card with her set! Absolutely beautiful set!

Caprice January 2, 2021 - 9:50 PM

I love these Build a Flower sets…the end results are gorgeous! Looks like I’ll be spending more $$$ to get them.

Kathy Smith January 3, 2021 - 9:37 AM

As usual you have created another beautiful set.

Audrey Miller January 3, 2021 - 9:40 AM

I look forward to the releases when I get to see what your talented designers come up with. Always different, always fun! I grab my coffee and peruse…..thanks to all of you for sharing your talent!

C Levinson January 3, 2021 - 10:33 PM

New to paper crafting and card making. I recently bought my first build a flower set, and it looks I will be using more! Makes it so easy to create detailed multilayer flowers.

Donna Walls January 4, 2021 - 10:47 PM

A lovely set and beautiful inspirational projects

Heather January 6, 2021 - 1:51 PM

I just love the build-a-flower stamps! The new Coral Louise is gorgeous!

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