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VIDEO: Altenew Build A Flower Ranunculus Release + Big News + Giveaway

Hi there everyone and happy Thursday!

Why do I have a some amazing news for you today? I’m so unbelievably excited (and shocked and nervous) to share my first ever set for Altenew! I know right, me actually designing stamps? So here’s the set in question:

So what do you think? I truly hope that you like it and can think of many ways to use it.

I have created two cards with this set using my favourite colour combo for this flower, Blush, Peach Perfect and Rouge. But before I jump into my cards I thought it would be fun to do a video with a round-up of the set with a card tutorial. You can watch it below or over on my YouTube channel.

Here’s the card I created in the video…

I stamped the flower without the outline using Blush, Peach Perfect and Rouge twice, and the leaves 5 times using Frayed Leaf and Forest Glades. Once all the images were stamped I then cut them out using the coordinating dies.

Before attaching the stamped die-cuts down I added a little background using Limestone ink through Layered Medallion A Stencil . I love the interest this gives but takes nothing away from the focal floral images. I also added the sentiment from the same stamp set before adhering the die-cuts down.

A few clear sequins finish the card.

My next card uses the colour combo but a different technique…

This time I stamped of of the flowers, masked this off then stamped the other underneath. I then masked this one off too before adding the leaves around the flowers.

To finish the card I added a sentiment stamp and white heat embossed onto black cardstock and a few clear sequins.


To celebrate the release of my very first set I’m giving away a $30 voucher for the Altenew Store. Please leave a comment on this post before the 22nd June 11.59 BST to be in with a chance of winning.

Thank you so much for stopping by today I really do hope you enjoyed your visit!

Please leave me a comment as I would really love to know what you think of my card!, to leave a comment just click on the post title and the comment box will appear.

Maybe even subscribe to my YouTube channel or follow my blog. If your interested I’m also on Facebook and I share sneak peeks of my projects (and my life) on Instagram.

If you head on over to the Altenew blog they have a giveaway going on over there!

Hugs Lydia xxx


A list of supplies I used can be found below, just click on the picture below to be taken to where you can get the product. I do use some affiliate links when I can, this means I will get a small commission if you choose to purchase the product using my link- this is at no cost to you and helps with the running of my blog. I really appreciate your love and support.

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  • Reply Marianne

    Congrats on designing you first ever stamp set! Love the pretty flowers and your beautiful cards. Also love that the set comes with two generic sentiments that can be used for many occasions.

    June 15, 2017 at 2:22 pm
  • Reply Holly

    I enjoyed your video. Very pretty flowers. Congratulations on designing this set. You did a wonderful job and I will be sure to purchase.

    June 15, 2017 at 2:33 pm
  • Reply Daria Zender

    You are a natural, Lydia – your stamp set is gorgeous! And your card is fabulous. Congrats!

    June 15, 2017 at 2:50 pm
  • Reply Dee Earnshaw

    wow Lydia you are so talented and I am so thrilled for you in having your first stamp set designed for Altenew!!!!! Love your card, Lydia. The color and the off the card design is just fabulous:)
    Congrats again:)

    June 15, 2017 at 3:19 pm
  • Reply Liette berube

    Such a beautiful set!! Love the colours you chose!

    June 15, 2017 at 3:29 pm
  • Reply Betty

    beautifully designed stamp set, Lydia – congratulations! and love the colors you used if creating your card – beautiful!!

    June 15, 2017 at 3:47 pm
  • Reply Sam Bennett

    I adore ranunculus – a beautiful set- you must be really proud of yourself! Thanks for sharing – will be adding this set to my wish list xxx

    June 15, 2017 at 4:25 pm
  • Reply Lesley Bateman

    Cards are beautiful, the stamp looks amazing! Not only one of my favourite flowers but one of my favourite words! Hope this is the first of many!

    June 15, 2017 at 4:25 pm
  • Reply Hussena

    This stamp set is gorgeous Lydia and I am sure it’s going to be a big hit with all Crafters too…Both your cards are just so gorgeous… I love the soft tones you have used.Off to check out your video now ☺

    June 15, 2017 at 4:28 pm
  • Reply Katya

    Love this beautiful flower and the sentiments!

    June 15, 2017 at 4:30 pm
  • Reply Stacey Kowbel

    Wow, such a beautiful card! The flower is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing Lydia!

    June 15, 2017 at 4:39 pm
  • Reply Karen Russell

    Hi Lydia, I just love this new build-a-flower set and your cards are awesome! Thanks for creating this set and for the inspiration.

    June 15, 2017 at 4:48 pm
  • Reply jane smith

    What a beautiful, delicate flower set. I can see many ways to use this on cards and home decor. A great addition to the Altenew range, well done Lydia. X

    June 15, 2017 at 5:18 pm
  • Reply Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä

    Gorgeous stamps and such a pretty pastel card!

    June 15, 2017 at 5:31 pm
  • Reply ellie

    Dear Lydia
    Beautiful cards as always. Can you help me with something, please? I was lucky enough to win on Sveta’s blog for the May giveaway and I have been given my code. I am a bit concerned about ordering as on the Altenew blog it says there will be customs and VAT to pay on top of the item and shipping – will this be a lot extra? Any advice or reassurance would be gratefully received.
    Thank you.
    Best wishes

    June 15, 2017 at 5:33 pm
  • Reply Lee Ann Barrett

    Gorgeous, Lydia! I love your work. Congrats on designing your first stamp set! Such a beautiful floral!

    June 15, 2017 at 5:51 pm
  • Reply Heidi

    You created an awesome stamp set, this flower looks so realistic! The sentiments are gorgeous also!

    June 15, 2017 at 6:02 pm
  • Reply Meghan Peterson

    You designed this?? It’s gorgeous! What a beautiful stamp set and beautiful cards – can’t wait to get this set!

    June 15, 2017 at 6:03 pm
  • Reply Barbara Green

    Wow What a fabulous flower. I love the colors you chose and it is beautiful.

    June 15, 2017 at 6:22 pm
  • Reply Pooja

    Congrats on your first stamp design ,its Beautiful s are your cards 🙂 Hope to see more of your stamp designs !

    June 15, 2017 at 6:33 pm
  • Reply karen cadorette

    Omg its so beautiful.I wish I had your did a fabulous should be so proud.

    June 15, 2017 at 7:36 pm
  • Reply Liz mcallister

    Congrats on your first design! It is beautiful!

    June 15, 2017 at 7:52 pm
  • Reply Jennifer Archambault

    Very beautiful…I love the colors you used.

    June 15, 2017 at 8:34 pm
  • Reply Lynn Hardy

    What a truly beautiful stamp set – congratulations! Your card is stunning too.

    June 15, 2017 at 8:40 pm
  • Reply Vicki Smith

    I am extremely happy for you. You did an excellent job creating this stamp set. Looking forward to seeing more new stamps from you. Your card is lovely!

    June 15, 2017 at 10:12 pm
  • Reply Heather windebank

    A beautiful classic design..with such elegance and so many uses. Congratulations.

    June 15, 2017 at 10:13 pm
  • Reply Karen Gerek

    I love your card and watching the video was great. Your color choices are fantastic.

    June 15, 2017 at 10:48 pm
  • Reply Deb Hudson

    I am loving coral colors more and more. Well, and I have always loved ranunculus. Thank you for the video

    June 15, 2017 at 11:56 pm
  • Reply Tracy A

    Love the colors you choose for the cards. The very subtle green stencil under the flowers is a nice touch.

    June 15, 2017 at 11:57 pm
  • Reply Deb Hudson

    I am loving coral colors more and more. Well, and I have always loved ranunculus. Thank you for the video and the stamp set

    June 16, 2017 at 12:05 am
  • Reply Kara

    Oh my gorgeousness. This is absolutely beautiful! Congratulations on your first design!

    June 16, 2017 at 1:09 am
  • Reply Mary-Anne V.

    Congrats on this gorgeous set…so happy to see you designing! The cards are stunning and so elegant!

    June 16, 2017 at 2:24 am
  • Reply Terry

    Just love love it !

    June 16, 2017 at 2:42 am
  • Reply Laura M.

    Love the color combination. Congrats on your first design!! It’s lovely.

    June 16, 2017 at 3:31 am
  • Reply Leanne in Cali

    Beautiful! You did a fantastic job with this set. Thanks for sharing your video and talent with us!!

    June 16, 2017 at 5:51 am

    Hola Lydia, simply wonderful set. Your card is elegant and very feminine, i love the soft colours. Gorgeous!!!
    Hugs from Palma de Mallorca

    June 16, 2017 at 1:10 pm
  • Reply Linda Carson

    Wow Lydia! Congratulations on this jaw dropping design for Altenew! They are noted for their florals and yours fits right in! I’m sure it won’t be your last! Both cards are absolutely stunning!

    June 16, 2017 at 3:16 pm
  • Reply Laura Jane

    Lydia, Just found out YOU designed this set from watching the FBLIVE… I popped it in my cart yesterday morning about 3 seconds after seeing it! SOOOO GORGEOUS! no NEED to be nervous dear, you’re a natural stamp designer!

    June 16, 2017 at 9:21 pm
  • Reply Anne Sturgeon

    Congrats Lydia. This set is amazing. Well done. Your color choice is my favorite. Love all the softness of this coral family. You have created a winner! Thanks for inspiring and for a chance at a generous prize.

    June 16, 2017 at 9:39 pm
  • Reply Glorie

    Congratulations! Thank you for the video 🙂

    June 17, 2017 at 12:59 am
  • Reply Toni C

    Congrats!!! So happy for you. I love Ranunculus and this does not disappoint!

    June 17, 2017 at 2:20 am
  • Reply Aileen

    Congratulations on a beautifully designed stamp set. What stunning cards, absolutely amazing.

    June 18, 2017 at 8:36 am
  • Reply Riecy

    Beautiful cards! Awesome stampin set…

    June 18, 2017 at 6:14 pm
  • Reply Jaycee

    This was my favorite Rununculas flower card displayed on the Altenew web site. The peachy colors go together so well – really gorgeous! Thanks for the video demo as well.

    June 19, 2017 at 1:10 am
  • Reply Victoria h

    Beautiful cards

    June 19, 2017 at 9:13 am
  • Reply Maureen K

    Hello Lydia,
    It’s taken me until now to find out how to post a comment. Can you tell I’m not computer literate?!!
    These stamps are lovely and the video is clear and precise. Thank you.

    June 19, 2017 at 5:32 pm
  • Reply Nana Griffin

    Such a lovely card. The colors are great.

    June 20, 2017 at 4:45 am
  • Reply Shamsa

    Love the colors

    June 20, 2017 at 1:42 pm
  • Reply Joanna

    A beautiful stamp and die set and I have already ordered the set and cant wait to start using it. Your first design is really lovely and you should be proud. Don’t think there is another stamp of that flower about so well done you. Your cards as usual are stunning.

    June 21, 2017 at 4:29 pm
  • Reply Denise Bryant

    Love the color combo you used on these gorgeous ranunculus flowers! Lovely card!

    June 21, 2017 at 8:02 pm
  • Reply Kailash

    Such a lovely image, wonderful work designing this gorgeous flower, so exciting!!

    June 21, 2017 at 8:47 pm
  • Reply Miriam Prantner

    Congratulations! It’s such a thrill to see your own design in photopolymer, so excited for you . Love the big blooms and the pretty color you chose for them!

    June 21, 2017 at 9:06 pm
  • Reply Memoriesbymanda

    Congrats on your first stamp set! It’s lovely. Your card is lovely too. The stamp really suits the peach and coral colours.

    June 22, 2017 at 1:30 am
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