Creativity Unlocked feat. Frilly Begonia | Discover Why It’s Perfect for Slimline Size!

by Emily

9 22 2023 Creativity Unlocked Header ImageHi friends! Emily Midgett is here with you today, and I have some larger-than-life inspiration using the gorgeous new Build-A-Garden: Frilly Begonia! This Build-A-Garden set features unique flowers and beautiful arrangements, and you can customize them in many ways, whether with the layering stencils included in the bundle or with your choice of coloring medium.

Welcome to Creativity Unlocked, where we highlight a new product from this month’s new collection! Discover each product's endless creative possibilities and get inspired to create the paper crafting ideas we share here. Keep on reading for exclusive tips from our designers, handy tips and tricks, and stunning project inspiration from talented crafters.

Keep on reading for more tips and project ideas using this new set!

9 22 2023 Creativity Unlocked Projects Collage Build A Garden Frilly Begonia

Build-A-Garden: Frilly Begonia

Begonias are often admired for their intricate and vibrant leaves. Their ornamental foliage can symbolize beauty, elegance, and aesthetic appreciation. The Build-A-Garden: Frilly Begonia Stamp Set showcases two exquisite arrangements of begonia flowers while capturing their delicate beauty and frilly texture. Each arrangement is meticulously illustrated, highlighting the intricate details of the petals, leaves, and stems. In addition, the stamp set includes a collection of heartfelt and versatile greetings, designed to convey warmth and thoughtfulness.

I used alcohol markers to color my Build-A-Garden: Frilly Begonia project for the Marvelous Monthly release hop (which you can check out HERE), but today, I thought I'd use the simple coloring stencils included in the kit! These stencils are different from the typical layering stencils in that they provide more of a color-blocked look rather than adding dimension or shape. It's super unique! Let's get started with the details.

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To start, I heat embossed both large images from the Frilly Begonia stamp set onto some white cardstock using Altenew's Rose Gold Embossing Powder. I then used the small blending brushes with the Red Sunset Fresh Dye Ink quartet and the Marshland and Sea Forest inks from the Nature's Wonders Crisp Dye ink quartet to add the unique color-blocked stenciling. I die-cut the finished images with the coordinating add-on dies.

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The beautiful floral images in the Frilly Begonia stamp set are pretty generously sized; they can easily stand alone on an A2 card front. I die-cut a full-size slimline panel using the Nesting Slim Rectangles die set to allow me to use both images. I lightly blended Rouge ink from the Red Sunset Fresh Dye Ink quartet around the edges to create a light glow on the card base. I mounted the stenciled floral images on the slimline card front using Instant Dimension Foam Tape, trimming off the excess to make the edges nice and straight. I love the crisp, fresh coral and white color palette!

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For the greeting, I die cut a “hello” greeting from the Simple Greetings Die Set using some coordinating rose gold metallic cardstock, backing the detail layer with the outline layer cut from vellum. I paired the simple greeting die cut with a hot foiled sentiment strip created using the Essential Sentiments hot foil plate and coordinating die, which I hot foiled onto white cardstock using Brass hot foil. I popped these two sentiment pieces up with more dimensional foam adhesive and added a few gems for some sparkle!

Well, that's all for my project today! The coloring stencils with the Build-A-Garden bundles make creating lovely, colorful blooms a breeze! Thanks so much for stopping by today, and have a marvelous day!

1 Product, Multiple Ways!

Before you go, here are some more card ideas featuring this Set!

Frilly Begonia Garden Trellis Cover 3 Meghan KennihanAdd an interesting background to a beautiful focal point!

Altenew BAG Frilly Begonia 1wm Erum TasneemBeautiful shading can make such a huge difference!

BAG Frilly Begonia Emily MidgettWant to add a little extra? Say yes glitters!

Altenew BAGFrilly BegoniaStampStencilset Frilly Begonia Die Set SugarPlumInkset SquareWeaveStencil Teri WDelight in monochrome!


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Michele F September 22, 2023 - 3:28 PM

Emily this is another GORGEOUS illustration – yours I’m betting? All the cards are fabulous, but once again, Erum has won my heart with her use of grey!

Keesha Soldevilla September 28, 2023 - 2:12 AM

We’re delighted to hear you appreciate the use of grey in Emily’s work! 🌸

Tara C Prince September 22, 2023 - 3:49 PM

gorgeous cards


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