Saturday, April 15, 2017

Build-A-Flower: Aster Release

Hello and welcome to our second Build-A-Flower release!
Our flower of the month is Aster and here is what it looks like.

Altenew Build-A-Flower: Aster
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As you all know by now that Altenew will be releasing a flower stamp plus die combo every month on the 15th. This will be available as a combo only and not separately.
Here is what I came up with.

Altenew Build-A-Flower: Aster. Card by Erum Tasneem (@pr0digy0)

For my first card, I did a bit of masking and stamped the flower and leaves to build a border.
I stamped with Versamark and heat embossed it in white.
The cardstock I used is close to Sea Glass and is one from the New Day Card Kit.

I used Artist Markers Set A to colour my flowers and leaves.
Started off with Sea Glass and then to add more depth I coloured in with Dusk Artist Marker.
I then went back in with Spica glitter pen to add tons of sparkle.
I don't know if you can see it, but here is a closeup.

Altenew Build-A-Flower: Aster. Card by Erum Tasneem (@pr0digy0)

On to my second card which again is fairly simple.
I heat embossed the flowers and leaves in white again on watercolour paper.
I watercoloured the leaves and flowers very loosely.

Altenew Build-A-Flower: Aster. Card by Erum Tasneem (@pr0digy0)

After the images were dry I diecut them and placed them on a watercoloured panel.
I stuck all images on different levels using foam tape.
Stamped the sentiment on a plain white strip and popped it over the cluster.

Altenew Build-A-Flower: Aster. Card by Erum Tasneem (@pr0digy0)

For my final card I went for a more grungy, loose watercolour look.

Altenew Build-A-Flower: Aster. Card by Erum Tasneem (@pr0digy0)

I did a bit of masking and stamped my flower on the front panel, heat embossed it in gold.
I added a lot of water to the entire front panel and began dropping different shades of blue watercolour focusing mainly on the flowers but not really worrying if the colour dropped outside the lines too.

Altenew Build-A-Flower: Aster. Card by Erum Tasneem (@pr0digy0)

I love the sentiments on this stamp set and I wanted to highlight them, so I picked out one and heat embossed it in gold on black cardstock. I added a thin strip of Gold Glitter Tape to one border.
Added some gold string and popped my sentiment tab over it using foam tape.
I also added some gold splatters to my front panel.

So there you go!
Three different looks using one stamp set.
Please leave a comment to let me know if you liked the cards, it would mean a lot.

Also, don't forget to leave a comment over at the Altenew blog for a chance to win one of the THREE gift certificates they are offering!

See you soon folks!
- Erum


Unknown said...

Gorgeous cards Erum..loved them

Unknown said...

Erum, you're cards are just beautiful. I love how you used the stamp set and created 3 totally different looks with makers and watercolors.

astarr said...

These are lovely

Cynthia Cole said...

All of your cards are beautifully colored!

Dee Earnshaw said...

Wow your cards are so gorgeous. Love how different they all are and so inspirational:)

Unknown said...

These cards are so beautiful! I love the way you used the markers in the first card - it's just stunning! And that second card with pink and blue is so pretty and springlike! All of them are awesome, thanks for sharing!

mhart said...

Love all 3 of the cards!! They are each so different. Beautiful work!!

Anonymous said...

Erum, your card are fantastic, your colouring is amazing. I love that you made 3 different looks with one set, it is really inspiring! Hugs from Budapest, Zsofi (safsafdesign2016)

SD pooja said...

Gorgeous !

Nora Noll said...

Sold! These cards are STUNNING!! I love every single one of your designs!!!

Anonymous said...

Hello Erum, Your Aster cards are all so wonderful! I have been trying to narrow my wish list to a big bloom and touching sentiments, and this set fits the bill! I ordered it right away because I think after seeing your samples it will sell out. I can't wait to make some cards with it! Thank you for explaining how you colored your images. I know I will come back to your post for inspiration!

Helen said...

Erum, these cards are exquisite. I love them all but the first one is clearly my favorite. Isn't this a great set? Thanks for sharing your cards and tutorials.

Maryam said...

Love your cards.. I feel so happy when I saw your creation.. wish you more and more of wowness.

Daria Z. said...

Oh my goodness, these are absolutely gorgeous! I gotta get this set.

Maureen Reiss said...

These are all sooo Gorgeous!!!

Jill H. said...

I love all three of these, Erum! So beautiful! Thanks for sharing your inspired work.

Nan G said...

Your cards are Fabulous! I just bought this stamp/die set because of these cards. Hope you won't mind if I 'case' them, as best I can. I don't own the markers. Thank you for sharing and inspiring!

Barbara Campagna said...

The new Aster set is absolutely gorgeous and so realistic looking. Love your stamp and die combinations and have a few different sets of yours. I love working with them and the results are always so stunning. Thank you for such great products.

KK Hanson said...

Your cards are just beautiful. The last one is my favorite!

Teresa Doyle said...

Oh dear heavens Erum these cards could not be more beautiful and the sentiments are amazing. Asters are such beautiful flowers and I love how different the cards all look with the same set. Just goes to show how versatile they really are!

Mari said...

As always, you do such stunning work! My favorite is the first one (favorite color and all!) but that last made me think of peacock feathers. So lovely!

Susi said...

All three of these are stunning - love how you coloured each and every one! The gold embossing on your 3rd card really adds elegance.

Sathya said...


Nikki said...

Stunning Cards those stamps are beautiful :) Thanks for sharing

Kai Ramos said...

wow! they are all beautiful.

LauraJane:) said...

Your are going to be killing my pocketbook every 15th of the month! Glorious cards Erum!

Sue D said...

Beautiful cards--I like the white and gold embossing.

Denise Bryant said...

Such lovely cards! The aster set is absolutely gorgeous! Love the way you colored them!

Purple Princess said...

Gorgeous cards!!