Monday, November 13, 2017

Altenew Build-A-Flower: Gardenia

 Hello friends!
It's an exciting Monday as Altenew is releasing the monthly Build-a-Flower
This set includes 12 stamp images and 1 coordinating die. 
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 "Bright white with sweet fragrance, Gardenias are often chosen for wedding bouquets. These flowers are associated with several meanings including purity, love and refinement. It has some deep floral meanings. It actually says "You are lovely" and it is even a symbol of a secret love. Build-a Flower Gardenia is a must-love for your stamp collection!

Altenew_BAF_Gardenia_Virginia #1

Since gardenia is white, I didn't want to leave it as white/uncolored. I took out my Sakura Metallic Jelly Roll pen and added some shading with each petal.
Altenew_BAF_Gardenia_Virginia #2 
 I also applied some Wink of Stella (Green) to the stamped green leaves. As you can probably tell that I "cemented" all 3 pieces by using the matching dies. This works great as a large piece...
I am calling this "Seamless Die-cutting". The sentiment was embossed in Antique Silver.
Altenew_BAF_Gardenia_Virginia #3
I hope that you like this "white" interpretation of Gardenia. For the tiny dots details, I used
We R Memory Keepers Heat Wave Pen
We R Memory Keepers HEATWAVE PEN Tool Starter Kit 662586
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You can purchase Build-a-Flower Gardenia here. 
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47 comments:

Betty McDougal said...

Very pretty card.

Karthikha said...

Such a beautiful and pretty card! Lovely!! Thanks for sharing with us :)

Debbie said...

Love the stamp set and the card created.

Harriet said...

So beautiful and elegant. I had a Gardenia plant many years ago and it bloomed. This set would make gardenias all year long and such gorgeous cards would be created!

conil said...

Brilliant use of your jelly roll pen...the bloom looks incredible. Love your foil dots, as well.

Denise Bryant said...

Elegant card! Love the beautiful gardenia flower and the effect of the jelly roll pen!

Mel said...

Beautifully done as always Virginia. I love the lovely soft tones and the glitter touches. It is a perfect "white" gardenia.

Barbara said...

Lovely card! This is a beautiful stamp and I love the use of the jelly roll pen, a perfect accent!

JmB said...

Gorgeous card. I love the colors and textures. The gardenia stamps are beautiful.

LauraJane:) said...

Lovely subtle shading in the new BAF Gardenia!

Jill Taylor said...

What a beautiful card! So elegant, love the color choices too.

Andrea Hastilow said...

Oh this is so stunning & delicate, I want to reach out to touch it & smell it, its fantastic. I would be beyond proud if I could make something as amazing as this card x

Claudia L. said...

Oh I just love this Gardenia flower, and your card is such a clean and beautiful piece of art! Thanks for the inspiration!

Melissa Friedrich said...

Gorgeous sparkling white gardenia card, I love that the flower takes center stage on a card.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Stunning gardenia, Virginia - just love all the shimmer!!

Berina RGA said...

Such a beautiful card Virginia! I love the idea of shading with Sakura pens.

Lisa Moline said...

That is one beautiful card! I love the sparkle you added with the gel pen!

Kailash said...

Love all that glittery goodness on the petals, really pretty!!!

Betty Keefe said...

beautiful card, Virginia - love all the silvery goodness!

Mary said...

Yes, Virginia, when it's a white flower - one must choose another color to accent the "whiteness". I love what you've done with this Gardenia stamp!
I just cannot figure out where you have used the half-tone stencil?

Mary - blukazam@yahoo.com

pcm said...

beautiful! love the glittery touches!

Iris said...

Beautiful card - love the subtle colors.

Linda BL said...

What a perfect way to add color to a white gardenia. I think it is the purest white color there is and have always loved the wonderful scent. Had to leave 2 huge gardenia plants when we moved from Florida last year and I miss them.

Cynthia said...

It's lovely, the petal shadowing really makes a difference.

Dawn Turley said...

Amazing Virginia. I love the glittery way you shaded the white flower. I can almost smell the fragrance!

Lisa Elton said...

Ow wow, how gorgeous is this!! The colors you chose are wonderful and I love the sentiment. This is so incredibly elegant Virginia!!

Jen said...

I like your white and sparkly gardenia. It's a lovely card.

gardener said...

Nice use of the pen to color the flower. Great idea.

Marieitis said...

this is a beautiful card...I love all the sparkle on the flower! Awesome :)

barbara macaskill said...

You have done a beautiful job with this lovely flower!. I love your colorization of it! TFS!

Helen said...

A beautiful card Virginia. I love the use of the pen to add another element to the white flowers. Did you stamp a grey underneath first?

Virginia Lu said...

Thanks, everyone, for your kind comments!

Mary: I am glad that you noticed that I did not exactly use the Halftone Stencil as is. I actually did one tiny dot at a time in a random manner. The various size of circles in Halftone Stencil is perfect for random dots. Hope this answers your question!

Helen, I did use the lightest grey (from Rock Collection) to stamp the "white" Gardenia. You are so sharp and observant!

Tammy said...

I love how you basically left the gardenia white. I love them and this is just stunning. Thank you for sharing such a lovely version of the new release!!!!

Kaagaz Quilling said...

Aww! Very Very pretty card, dear Virginia! It looks as though the flower is embroidered! :) Loved this card, thank you much for inspiring

Sindhu said...

Beautiful card...loved it... totally a different floral card...

Carol L said...

What a lovely, incredible creation with subtle shimmer and sparkle! I love the gardenia done in those beautiful colors and tones and the embossing looks just perfect too!

Purple Princess said...

So very pretty!!

Sue LD said...

Gorgeous gardenia card. I like how you shaded the white flower and the silver embossing.

Rebecca Yahrling said...

I think this is just stunning and really does the gorgeous Gardenia justice. It is my favorite flower, for it's heavenly fragrance.

Marjorie DUMONTIER said...

This is a fantastic card ! Such a great idea to use your Sakura gelly pens !

Jen said...

A beautiful card to feature a beautiful new set! Love the clean sweetness of your card!

Dee Earnshaw said...

stunning card - thanks for sharing:)

Tracy A said...

I love how you colored the flowers. The sparkle is wonderful.

McStamper said...

Your card is beautiful. Love this new set.

Miriam Prantner said...

I think this might be my favorite special release floral so far. Gorgeous!

Stefanie White said...

Beautiful card! I love the soft color!

Judie said...

This card is absolutely stunning! I love the soft greys of the flower!