Gelatos Giveaways Techniques Videos Water Coloring

Altenew Build-A-Flower: Poppy Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

I love Gelatos. They are creamy, pigment sticks of amazingness! For Realz! Check out the video below showcasing how I use them with the new Altenew Build A Flower Poppy release!

A few more photo close ups:

Blog Hop Information:

Below is the entire blog hop order! Make sure to hop along and leave comments on all of the hoppers blogs for a chance to win (giveaway information at the end of this post):




To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 5 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog for a chance to win. Five winners will be announced on the Card Blog on 12/9/2018.

I am also giving away a $20 gift certificate to Altenew. Please leave a comment here on my blog and I will select a winner on December 6th and email them directly!

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  1. Carol Schamerloh says:

    I will have to try this technique!

  2. So pretty with the Gelatos. I never thought of using them with layering stamps. Thanks for the tip about using gesso too.

  3. Very cool look with the gelatos! I’ve never tried them!

  4. mjmarmo says:

    So pretty! Love the gelatos!

  5. Terri (Blindstamper) says:

    Your cards are GORGEOUS.

  6. Fun, have never used gelatos or gesso. (Love your giggle!) these looks like so much fun, thanks for showing us some great ideas and how to use them with stamps. Hugs!

  7. Pretty design and amazing coloring ..

  8. Thanks for pulling out the Gelatos. I am always looking for a way to use them better. I will try Gesso as I never thought I could successfully use a layering stamp with Gelatos but your lovely cards show that it can be done.

  9. Vivian C says:

    Thanks for sharing these lovely cards.

  10. That is a cool effect – they rather look rain drenched to me, I always forget about my Gelatos – thanks for the inspiration to pull them out!

  11. You are the gelato queen, Laurel!

  12. These are pretty! šŸ™‚ Love the backgrounds.

  13. Dee Earnshaw says:

    OMG these cards have a magical quality to them – thanks for sharing:)

  14. Carol Rossouw says:

    Altenew’s floral stamps are out of this world – and this new BAF set is stunning! Oh dear! My wish list just got longer. Love the wayercolour wash look of your cards.

  15. Kim Faucher says:

    Very pretty! I love how the gelatos highlight the beautiful stamps

  16. barbara lassiter says:

    Lovely! Thinks for the tips and the reminder to use gelatos once in a while! šŸ™‚

  17. Titus Debbie says:

    Your colors are beautiful on your card. Thank you for sharing.

  18. Tracy Lustick says:

    Gelatos must make a comeback !

  19. Laurie Page says:

    I think i need to get me some gelatos. Fun card.

  20. Kandice J says:

    Your cards are so neat and creative. Awesome!

  21. Beautifully watercolored!!!! TFS

  22. Cynthia Cole says:

    Such sweet poppy cards!

  23. debbie d says:

    very pretty!

  24. Denise Mlady says:

    Pretty cards! I haven’t used my Gelatos in a long time, thanks for the inspiration.

  25. Rema DeLeeuw says:

    Beautiful cards!

  26. Simply AMAZING BACKGROUNDS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  27. I love how pretty your color palette is! Your cards have a wonderful, artsy feel to them and are amazing!

  28. Vicki Sopcak says:

    Thank You for sharing your gelato technique. Your cards are pretty.

  29. Andrea Hastilow says:

    Oooow Laurel, really liking these, just had two sets of gelestos as a present, now i need to try this technique.

  30. Marisela Delgado says:

    Great cards. So pretty.

  31. Maureen Reiss says:

    These are Beautiful!! Awesome technique!!

  32. Emmaline says:

    Really unique, pretty cards!

  33. Didi Leonard says:

    Gelatos?!?! Who knew? What a beautiful rendition of that super-awesome stamp!!! I love what you shared with us Laurel, as well as that infectious laugh of yours! Very pretty: Iā€™m inspired, time to dust off those Gelatos šŸ™‚

  34. Great idea to use the Gelatos. They create such a lovely effect with your coloring. tfs

  35. sueb4yahoocom says:

    Just beautiful.I saw your card on the Altenew site & here it is, the last on the blog hop and my favourite. TFS

  36. Lauryne Cunningham says:

    Lovely cards! Thank you for showing this technique- I’ve never used gelatos.

  37. Christine says:

    Unique cards. I like the metallic in the black best. Very artsy.

  38. Lisa Byers says:

    I love gelatos too!! They make such great cards. Love yours, enjoyed your technique!!

  39. I love the way you use this new flower set!

  40. Beautiful cards and I love the cool effects the gelatos give. Great job!

  41. Carla Hundley says:

    Fabulous look on
    your card, lovely
    Carla from Utah

  42. This is a very pretty interesting look. I haven’t used gelatos in a long time. I like the looks of the metallics on the black and I like the blue background.

  43. Donna Goggin says:

    I really love seeing another way I can use my gelatos. I never thought of doing this. Thanks for sharing.

  44. Kathy Ferguson says:

    Thank you for your tutorial on gelatos. I have seen them at Michaels but never purchased them. It was interesting to watch you create your poppy cards using this product. I would have never imagined that you could stamp with them. Your cards are very pretty. Thanks for sharing your time and talent with us.

  45. macimbalo says:

    Wonderful creations! I’ve not used gelatos, but they look amazing!!! Thanks for the explanation and tips!!!

  46. sandystein says:

    Must try this. Beautiful carsd.

  47. Bev Page says:

    Hi Laurel. Great tips – great ideas – great design – gorgeous cards. I’ve had Gelatos for years and have never had fun like you had with them. Had never thought of using them like you. Soooo thankful I clicked onto your site – I have much to learn. Thanks so much for sharing with us. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE poppies.

  48. Cheryl Rigney says:

    Beautiful cards!! I definitely want to try Gelatos.

  49. cyndi morris says:

    Thank you SO much for sharing this technique. I haven’t pulled out my Gelatos in a long time — don’t know why. I love them but I guess it’s a case of “out of sight, out of mind.” I’ll be rectifying that soon because I can’t wait to try this. I don’t have the BAF Poppy set, but I have several Altenew layering stamps that I thing would word perfectly. Your cards, by the way, are gorgeous!

  50. Johanna T. says:

    Thank you for showcasing the Gelatos. I’ve seen them in the store, but wasn’t really sure what they were all about. Your cards are beautiful!

  51. Sharon Dolan says:

    Thank you for the video. An exciting new technique … for me at least!
    Beautiful cards!

  52. Jeanne Beam says:

    Beautiful cards. I have never used gelatos before, after watching your video, I going to buy some.
    Thanks for sharing…

  53. MelissaF says:

    Beautiful cards, thanks for sharing this awesome technique!

  54. Linda R says:

    Great cards. And thanks for the video. I would never have tried Gelatos, but you make it look so beautiful. Thanks for sharing this.

  55. I am definitely going to watch the video ,bcoz I have gelatos which have not been touched since ages !! Plus I loved both the cards very much šŸ™‚ Thank you for sharing the video .

  56. Gorgeous cards. Love the artsy feel of the cards.

  57. Lovely new technique to learn! The colours look lovely

  58. wonderful technique with lovely results! Love this new poppy release!

  59. BrendaLea Abbott says:

    I love that technique you used for this card. I will have to give this a try some time. Love your card!

  60. I’ve never used gelatos. Thanks for the inspiration. I’m eager to try!

  61. Lisa Moline says:

    Very pretty cards! I have some gelatos but I never think to use them! Guess I’m going to have to break them out!

  62. Super pretty cards!! šŸ™‚

  63. Marisela Delgado says:

    BEAUTIFUL cards!

  64. Carmela says:

    What beautiful watercolors! These cards are so soft and lovely!!

  65. Dana M says:

    Amazing! What gorgeous cards and fabulous technique. So out of the box creative.

  66. I’ve seen gelatos floating around, but I haven’t really seen much done with them other than backgrounds, so this is new and exciting! I love how these turned out; the texture makes for a really interesting look. Thanks for sharing with us. (PS, I could practically feel your relief at doing some non-Christmas florals. Congrats on getting through your holiday series!)

  67. Linda Towill says:

    Well this is a unique take on that already cool stamp set! So artsy, beautiful and soft. I haven’t been using my Gelatos but now I have to take them out!

  68. Teresa Godines #6857 says:

    Fabulous technique. I’ve not used my Gealto’s in a while…. Great inspiration to break them out again.

  69. Miriam Prantner says:

    Love gelatos! Great cards!

  70. Amy Peyton says:

    Oh I love your color palettes! These cards are beautiful and you used such a fun technique! Thanks for sharing.

  71. Denise Bryant says:

    These are all so pretty! Beautiful new set!

  72. TracyM #6773 says:

    WONDERFUL cards and FABULOUS video!
    Thank you for sharing and INSPIRING, it was EXCITING to watch magic happen as you built the layers with the stamps and worked the gelatos! … I keep forgetting that I have some in my stash … I NEED to play right NOW šŸ™‚

  73. Wow! Just beautiful. You did a fantastic job. I would like to try your technique.

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