Altenew’s Zinnia Build-A-Flower Inspiration + Hop

Altenew's Zannia Build-A-Flower Inspiration + Hop

Hello crafty friends! The new Altenew Build-A-Flower release features a beautiful Zinnia floral, which I used today with a couple of other Altenew sets to create a pretty arrangement. The Zinnia is a layering set, and quite easy to put together!

The stamps come with a pamphlet that shows you the step by step instructions for building the Zinnia with the layering images.

How I Made It
Altenew's Zannia Build-A-Flower Inspiration + Hop

The other stamps I used were the Hope set (for the large, green leaves), and I stamped additional leaves with the Wildflower Garden set. The ink colors I used were Frosty Pink, Cotton Candy, Coral Berry, Watermelon and Crimson for the Zinnia. The largest leaves are stamped with Frayed Leaf, Forest Glades and Evergreen. The florals that I filled in the arrangement with are stamped in Thistle, Watermelon, Frayed Leaf, and Cotton Candy.

Altenew's Zannia Build-A-Flower Inspiration + Hop

The sentiments are from the Build-A-Flower Zinnia set, and are both embossed with gold and white embossing powders from Brutus Monroe. Around the sentiments, I added sequins from Simon’s Butterfly Kisses mix.

I wanted to add some texture to the  card base, so I ran it through my die cutting machine using the Spring Shower cover plate die as an “embossing folder”. I love how the dry embossed effect brings interest to the card, without distracting from the beautiful floral arrangement.

Altenew's Zannia Build-A-Flower Inspiration + Hop

I hope that you are inspired by today’s card using the new, Altenew Build-a-Flower Zinnia stamp set! Today’s project is also part of a celebratory blog hop, so be sure to hop along and see additional inspiration using this gorgeous, new set!

Thanks so much for visiting me today!

Altenew's Zannia Build-A-Flower Inspiration + Hop
Supplies Used

Zinnia Build a Flower stamp set Altenew
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Altenew HOPE Clear Stamp Set ALT2093
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Altenew SPRING SHOWER Cover Die ALT2032
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Tonic MORNING DEW Grande Nuvo Crystal…
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Brutus Monroe GILDED Ultra Fine…
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Brutus Monroe ALABASTER Ultra Fine…
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Simon Says Stamp Embossing Ink Pad…
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Altenew FROSTY PINK Crisp Dye Ink Pad…
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Altenew COTTON CANDY Crisp Dye Ink…
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Altenew CORAL BERRY Crisp Dye Ink Pad…
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Simon Says Stamp Premium Dye Ink Pad…
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Hero Arts Hybrid Ink Pad CRIMSON AF335
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Simon Says Stamp Premium Dye Ink Pad…
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Altenew FRAYED LEAF Crisp Dye Ink Pad…
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Altenew FOREST GLADES Crisp Dye Ink…
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Altenew EVERGREEN Crisp Dye Ink Pad…
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Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100#…
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Therm O Web Gina K Designs LUXURY…
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Spellbinders PLATINUM 6 Die Cutting…
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Couture Creations UNIVERSAL 5 x 7…
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Keep Hopping
Altenew's Zannia Build-A-Flower Inspiration + Hop

The next stop in the Altenew Build-a-Flower Zinnia hop is Altenew’s Scrapbook Blog! If you want to reference the entire hop order, be sure visit the Altenew Card Blog.

To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to six lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog for a chance to win. Three winners will be announced on the Card Blog, and other three winners will be announced on the Scrapbook Blog on 10/9/2018.


  1. Wendy Lambert October 2, 2018 at 7:56 pm - Reply

    Love this card. So many interesting elements with the embossing. Very pretty card!

  2. Helen October 2, 2018 at 7:54 pm - Reply

    Nina-Marie, this is one of the most beautiful cards I’ve ever seen…Combine your great talent and this fantastic new zinnia release and the result is something amazing. tfs

  3. Teresa Godines #6857 October 2, 2018 at 7:00 pm - Reply

    This is such a beautiful card. I really love your gold sentiment. Adds a touch of elegance

  4. Gilda October 2, 2018 at 6:12 pm - Reply

    Love your beautiful card. The coloring is wonderful.

  5. Annette Reed October 2, 2018 at 5:44 pm - Reply

    This is beautiful! I love the flower with all the branches and leaves. The embossing looks great.

  6. Karthikha Uday October 2, 2018 at 5:22 pm - Reply

    Wow!! Fantastic work Nina!! Love the pretty flower, the layers and the beautiful design! :)

  7. Dana M October 2, 2018 at 3:32 pm - Reply

    Wonderfully striking card Nina Marie! Love that your beautiful zinnia is front and center on the card. Fantastic subtle interest in the background from the embossed design.

  8. Michele K. Henderson October 2, 2018 at 2:00 pm - Reply

    Amazing! I love not only the pretty zinnia, but the beautiful branches and leaves and buds that surround it, and give it a pretty, natural setting. This is my very favorite of the day!

  9. Dee Earnshaw October 2, 2018 at 1:42 pm - Reply

    wow love this card – just stunning:)

  10. Kirsty Vittetoe October 2, 2018 at 1:18 pm - Reply

    I think this Zinnia is the prettiest thing ever. Your card is a wonderful inspiration.

  11. Jan Castle October 2, 2018 at 12:25 pm - Reply

    So pretty in pink!!!!!
    Paper Hugs,

  12. Cynthia Cole October 2, 2018 at 10:03 am - Reply

    Such a beautiful card!

  13. Barbara Smith October 2, 2018 at 8:22 am - Reply

    Your card is gorgeous and the color is exactly the same as some of the zinnias that I have been growing from seed. I have to grow them in pots on my deck because the deer also love them. They find them delicious and devour them.

  14. Linda Anderson October 2, 2018 at 8:21 am - Reply

    A stunning Zinnia card! Love the colors and the subtle texture of the embossed cover plate. The way you used two embossing powders on the sentiment is a great look! TFS.

  15. Tara Prince October 2, 2018 at 8:13 am - Reply

    So pretty! I love the colors! Beautiful flower!

  16. Violet Rose October 2, 2018 at 8:07 am - Reply

    Lovely card! I am in love with the zinnias!!

  17. Mindy Drummond October 2, 2018 at 5:02 am - Reply

    Your card is beautiful! The dry embossing on the card base really brings it all together for a very elegant look, I love it.

  18. Dawn T October 2, 2018 at 3:01 am - Reply

    totally amazing Nina-Marie. What a beautiful card

  19. eileen bochsler October 2, 2018 at 12:00 am - Reply

    what a gorgeous card… the colors, the embossing… just beautiful

  20. Angela Person October 1, 2018 at 11:56 pm - Reply

    Gorgeous card. I love this newest “Build a Flower” card stamp and die set.

  21. Di mcfe October 1, 2018 at 9:53 pm - Reply

    Zinnias are a-mazing

  22. Carmela October 1, 2018 at 9:36 pm - Reply

    This is so elegant!! I love the background details you added to your flower. Beautiful card!!

  23. Cris Walton October 1, 2018 at 7:18 pm - Reply

    A beautiful, feminine card, a childhood flower favorite!

  24. Meghan Kennihan October 1, 2018 at 6:41 pm - Reply

    This is unbelievable! I love it! I would frame this one! Amazing coloring

  25. Beverly Sizemore October 1, 2018 at 5:50 pm - Reply

    Your multi-layered zinnia card is gorgeous and oh so elegant! I grew ten large pots of zinnias in my back yard this summer from seed packets so this new Altenew set is calling my name!!! :) They are an amazingly easy flower to grow and make the prettiest bouquets for inside. All my friends were
    happy I grew them!!! ;)

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