1 May 2022

Altenew | Build-A-Garden Magnificent Branch Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello there, today is an exciting day as there is a new product line in town from Altenew! The new Build-A-Garden set can be purchased separately or as part of a subscription plan. The set features a stamp set, coordinating stencils and/or die and a mini ink blending brush. This month is called Magnificent Branch and it is so pretty! We are celebrating the release with a fun blog hop. More info on that and the set below. 

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I started off my card by stamping the large image from Altenew Build-A-Garden: Magnificent Branch on to Altenew Vellum Translucent Paper using Altenew Embossing Ink. I applied Altenew Pure White Crisp Embossing Powder and heat set. It was then fussy cut out with scissors, leaving extra on the left hand side for me to adhere it to my panel. 

I took a panel of white cardstock and added paper strips from Altenew Gradient Cardstock Sets on to it in a diagonal. I used Pinkalicious from the Cherry Blossom Set, Purple Wine from Rose Petal, Warm Sunshine and Caramel Toffee from Summer Afternoon and Mountain Mist and Volcano Lake from Sea Shore. They were adhered with Altenew Glue Tape

I wrapped the side of the vellum image around the panel, adhering from the back with tape. I then also added a little glue tape behind where the sentiment will go. This was enough to hold the vellum image in place. The sentiment, from the set, was stamped on to black cardstock and heat embossed in white. It was cut in to a strip and added to the card with Altenew Instant Dimension Foam Tape. To finish off, I added Altenew Cherry Blossom Enamel Dots



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Love genuinely, and bloom with grace. Create two card fronts at once with this first-of-its-kind floral stamp set! The imaginative set features a magnificent tree branch bearing flowers that you wouldn't normally see together in nature. Cut the design just right for a card featuring the cupped rose and another card featuring the flat rose. Stamp the heartwarming sentiments and quotes to inspire your loved ones. We hope you love this stamp set as much as we do!

Enjoy our Build-A-Garden project set, an exciting monthly package that is sure to get the creative juices flowing! Each month includes a stamp set along with a coordinating stencil set and/or die set PLUS a customer-favorite Mini Blending Brush! Build your collection of brushes from month to month so you will never be left looking for the perfect tool while crafting.

This set contains the following products:

- one 6" x 8" stamp set containing 10 stamps made in the USA from high-quality photopolymer
- one layering stencil set containing 4 stencils that coordinate with the stamp set
- one Mini Blending Brush for ink blending

Note: These products are NOT sold separately. 


As mentioned, this post is part of  a fun, inspirational blog hop with prizes. For the hop, you should have arrived here from the wonderful Sande Woodson. Next up is the fabulous Nenette S. Madero. If you get lost along the way, or want to start the hop from the beginning, please head over to the Altenew Blog


$200 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $20 gift certificate to 5 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 7th May 2022 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 7 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 9th May 2022.

I often heat emboss images on to vellum but I usually combine them with ink blending in the background, rather than paper strips. I was inspired by Angela Simpson over at My Crafty Perspective with that and also for the colour combination too! Thank you so much for stopping by today. I apologise for so many blog posts today but I hope you are enjoying the inspiration! Take care! 


  1. Lovely design layout! Thanks for sharing your inspiration for this set.

  2. I love this card! It's such a different take than anyone else so far on the blog hop. I need to remember this when making cards with this stamp set.

  3. beautiful card, love it with the vellum

  4. Lovely card Michelle, so pretty and cheerful. Thanks for the inspiration!

  5. This technique highlights the flower just perfectly! Thanks for the inspiration.

  6. This technique highlights the flower perfectly. Thanks for the inspiration.

  7. I love the vellum and gorgeous rainbow background!

  8. So pretty card. I love how you emboss the flowers on vellum paper. Love this unique idea.
    - Miftail Ahmed.

  9. WOW very pretty card. Love the colors behind the vellum and love the flower on the vellum tyfs :)

  10. Gorgeous design! I love the vellum image!

  11. Beautiful card Michelle, love the vellum over the colorful striped background.

  12. Thanks for sharing your lovely card!

  13. Gorgeous card. Love the vellum and the stripes. Thanks for sharing

  14. Love the colorful stripes behind the vellum flower.

  15. Stunning Michelle! The coloured strips are so pretty behind the vellum! A gorgeous summer mix of colour and I love the subtlety of the vellum floral image over the top. And of course a black and white sentiment gives such a great contrast against the colours. Anither beautiful card! Xxx


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