Hi there! I am so glad you could stop by my blog today to celebrate the newest Build-A-Flower Release: Hawaiian Coral!
To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog by 11/06/2020 for a chance to win. Altenew will 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 Winners Page on 11/09/2020.
You should have arrived here from the blog of Victoria Calvin. I am the last stop on the hop today! As always, the Build-A-Flower Series includes both the stamp set and the dies! For my card, I started with the beautiful Alluring Blooms Paper Pack and selected a sheet that I felt would match the Hawaiian Color Scheme I was going for. I was actually lucky enough to win an 8 day trip for two to Hawaii way back in 1992. The company I worked for at the time, had a contest for sales in December of 1991 during the Holiday Season. We were the smallest store in our company, but we were the absolute best at what we did. Our specialty was Loose Diamonds and then helping the customer select the right mounting for the diamond that they chose. I am GIA Certified in the 4 C's of Diamonds: Cut, Color, Clarity, and Carat Weight.
You may wonder how I remember all this from a memory that was 30 years ago and the reason that I can remember is that before I started making cards, I was a Scrapbooker. I learned the Creative Memories way, which includes a lot of journaling. So I have a few Travel Albums that have all of these details. Each member of our store won this trip for two which included $300.00 each (including our guest) in spending money. That was quite a bit back then and you could pretty much buy all of your meals. Of course, we had to have quite a few trinkets to bring home so it went fast, but it was the trip of a lifetime. It's pretty much the only time in my life that I had a suntan. I laid in a tanning bed every single day for a month prior to our trip since I have porcelain skin and I burn easily. I didn't want to sunburn the first day of the trip and have to stay in the rest of the time. That actually happened to one of the ladies we were traveling with and she had blisters covering the tops of her feet from the first day. The rest of us body surfed, snorkeled, and shopped in the International Market Place. One member of our group had been stationed at Oahu during his stint in the Navy, so we went all over the island rather than the local tourist spots. Hawaii is such a colorful and vibrant place! Oh, the memories...
Now that you have a little background information for my color choices, I'll share a few details about my card. I used the Red Cosmos and Tea Party Ink Families to stamp the blooms and the Green Fields Ink Family to stamp the foliage. I started by stamping the most solid image in Frosty Pink Ink. Next, I added the 2nd most solid image in Coral Bliss and the 3rd layer in Coral Berry. I used Ruby Red for the deepest shading layer and chose not to use the outline image at all for my flowers. I love that it has the outline image though, in case I want to watercolor the image some other time.
This particular paper in the Alluring Blooms Paper Pack reminded me of a waterfall that we saw near Waimea Falls, Hawaii.
I kept my embellishments simple, adding just a few turquoise sequins as an accent. Be sure to stop by all the stops along the hop to see the fantastic designs that all of the designers and guest designers have come up with! Get your set here: Build-A-Flower: Hawaiian Coral or Build-A-Flower: Hawaiian Coral & Ink Bundle.
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Thanks so much for stopping by today! Have a wonderful day, everyone!