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Altenew Build-A-Flower: Fuchsia 3 Ways

Welcome to the hop! We’re playing with Altenew Build-A-Flower: Fuchsia today. If you made your way here from Svitlana Shayevich’s blog, you’re right on track! To start at the beginning, head to the Altenew Card Blog.

Altenew Build-a-Flower: Fuchsia Blog Hop

I enjoy floral images that hang from stems and branches like this lovely fuchsia. It’s a nice change from traditional stems that grow from the ground and fun to arrange the blooms.

Altenew Build-A-Flower: Fuchsia is available as a stamp & die bundle or stamp, die, and ink bundle.

Altenew Build-A-Flower: Fuchsia
Altenew Build-A-Flower: Fuchsia
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Altenew Build-A-Flower: Fuchsia Ink Bundle

YouTube Tutorial | Altenew Build-A-Flower: Fuchsia 3 Ways

This video shares how to use Altenew Build-A-Flower: Fuchsia in three different ways. As a bonus, I share how to create 3 different backgrounds with Altenew Artist Markers.

Fuchsia 3 Ways

You can achieve many looks with Build-A-Flower: Fuchsia as it includes the outline and layering images. Today, I’ll share three ways.

Simple Black Outline Fuchsias

After referring to an inspiration photo, I created an Artist Marker background panel to suggest the blurry leaves in the background of the photo.

Simple Black & White Fuchsia

To create the background, scribble Sea Shore Altenew Artist Markers on Yupo paper and spray with alcohol. Allow the alcohol to sit a few seconds so the inks have a chance to move. Next, heat set the ink with a heat tool from about 12 inches away to avoid warping.

The background panel is busy, so I opted for simple black and white fuchsias.

Layer Stamp & Artist Marker Fuchsias

Again, I created the background panel first. I made one stripe with Altenew Blush Artist Marker and surrounded that stripe with Sea Shore stripes.

Layer Stamped & Artist Marker Fuchsia

My plan was to arrange pink & grey fuchsias down the pink stripe to create the illusion more flowers were in the out of focus background. I should have made the pink stripe wider for a better effect.

The die-cut letters are from Tall Alphabet Dies and you is from the Adore You Stamp Set.

Fuchsias or Party Lights?

This card design is definitely way outside the box, so if it’s not your jam, that’s totally ok! I love the tops of the fuchsia flowers and I kept seeing them as fairy lights or party lights.

I intended to create pink lights by stamping the tops and drawing the rest of the lights, but things didn’t go as expected.

Before scribbling Artist Markers, I masked an area with a cicular die-cut to preserve some white space. If you’re using colored paper to mask, be cautious about how much alcohol you spray. You don’t want the colored mask to bleed. Watch the video for the drawing & coloring details!

I used Altenew Permanent Black in for the sentiments. Be sure to let it dry overnight.

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Thank You

Thank you to Altenew for inviting me to celebrate the new Build-A-Flower: Fuchsia release! And, a huge thanks to you guys for stopping by today. I’d love to see your projects. Please tag me @notableink if you give any of these techniques a try!

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To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog 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 blogs on 10/7/2019.

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Next Stop

The next stop on the hop is the lovely, Maryam Perez, who is sure to delight you with her designs!

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  1. Beverly Jordan says:

    Love your video and all the tutorials of these gorgeous cards!!! Amazing!

  2. Very beautiful cards! Love your backgrounds. Great video, too. Thanks for the inspiration!

  3. Wonderful and creative card designs.

  4. Christine Pennington says:

    Fantabulous! Beautiful and AMAZING artsy cards! Thanks for sharing your amazing talents with us!!

  5. Michele W says:

    Cool cards. Interesting uses of alcohol markers. I look forward to giving them a try. Thanks for the great video!

  6. Love your cards and thanks for another great video showing your process.

  7. Denise Bryant says:

    Awesome techniques for your pretty fuchsia cards!

  8. Hi Amber 🙂 What a stunning way to give emphasis to the uniquely beautiful shape of the Fuchsia!!! It’s a lovely plant that I’ve helped grow in a greenhouse. Thanks for the inspiration 🙂

  9. Lauryne Cunningham says:

    All of your cards are gorgeous! I love the backgrounds!

  10. Cyndi Morris says:

    Beautiful, unique cards. I love this BAF fuchsia.

  11. June Swart says:

    I love fuchsias! Use to decorate the front of my house with them! Great stamp set and love your projects!

  12. Amber, you’ve made amazing backgrounds & I love the way you incorporated the grey in the 2nd card. I also think, now that I’ve seen the third card, that just using part of the stamp does look like Japanese lanterns. How cool is that! Thanks.

  13. These cards are gorgeous, Amber! Love the alcohol ink backgrounds. And the way you turned the flowers into fairy lights is brilliant!

  14. Amy Williams says:

    Love your take on this gorgeous stamp set! Now I need to go watch your video too!

  15. Linda Harper says:

    Love that background – just looks great!

  16. Great idea making the flowers into party lights. How many people would have thought to do that. The background on the first card really makes the flowers pop. I love all of your cards.

  17. Patricia Wilson says:

    Interesting looks for three different versions. Great that you can experiment, sometimes I just don’t have the courage.

    1. Thanks, Patricia. Experimenting is easy for me. Posting cards that aren’t mainstream is what Takes courage for me. 😀

  18. Tracey Landt says:

    I am loving all of your examples Amber. Always up for new ideas to get more use from my stamps.
    Thank you so much for sharing your creativity, I really appreciate it!
    Well done Altenew for another fabulous BAF.
    T x

  19. What an interesting technique with the alcohol markers. Definitely worth trying out. Great cards Amber.

  20. Kellie Wilkinson says:

    Love Love Love! the colours are awesome and I love the “Party Lights”

  21. Mendy Crumpton says:

    Love that black and white, such a great card!!

  22. Lissette Long says:

    Love the cards and the fact you gave us 3. Wonderful set.

  23. Barbara H says:

    Three unique cards and thanks for sharing your background technique.

  24. Kathy Dippner says:

    Beautiful cards! Love the backgrounds you created and the idea of the pink stripe representing background flowers.

  25. Your bubbly turquoise colored background contrasted perfectly with the flower colors! Thanks again for all your hard work and inspiration!

  26. Gorgeous cards. I especially like the teal background, it makes the fuchsia stand out.

  27. Jackie Bednar says:

    Wow i love the different arrangements you decided on. I really like all the textures you created in the last card.

  28. Barbara Koppelman says:

    Very different…love them!

  29. Carol Koniecki says:

    Your take on these designs is refreshing and unique. Thanks for the inspiration!

  30. Love the backgrounds colors and the depth they add to your stamped fuchsias; all your cards are amazing but must confess the one with the colored flowers is my favorite! Thanks for the inspiration Amber.

  31. Marisela Delgado says:

    Great cards. So versatile. =)

  32. Melissa Friedrich says:

    Gorgeous cards, LOVE those alcohol marker backgrounds for these pretty fuchsia, and thanks for another awesome video sharing 3 very different card looks.

  33. Meghan Kennihan says:

    OOOOooo your teal backgrounds are fabulous! What beautiful cards!

  34. Super cool cards, Amber! Love your awesome backgrounds & I appreciate learning how you made them. The pink & grey look so beautiful together & the fushias are wonderful! I need this set for sure!

  35. I love that you had the confidence to stamp the fuchsia — most colorful of flowers — and just leave it black. It looks great and the mind’s eye fills in the color.

  36. 3rd one almost has a zentangle look. overall great video

  37. Kim Gottlieb says:

    Lovely cards! My favorite was the pink and grey BAF, but they’re all amazing!

  38. Betty Hempel says:

    Thank you so much Amber for sharing your cards. Love your ideas and your coloring is stunning. I do have to say I love your pick and gray and the fuchsias hanging down in a bunch. I am so happy you shared your background, I had never sprayed alcohol on the yupo paper but sure want to try now as I love yours. For the black and white, I do love it but I am a just a colorful person. Again thank you

  39. Great cards – I love your incredibly textured backgrounds and I love that second card the most!

  40. So many great ideas!

  41. Nancy-Anne Rockwell says:

    Love your cards! Thank you!

  42. Catherine L says:

    Cool ideas, I love how you made the cards all very different. Thanks for the inspiration.

  43. Debbie Selby says:

    Love the backgrounds. The striped version is my favorite.

      1. Lisa Byers says:

        Such beautiful cards, I love the designs and the marvelous colors!