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Altenew Craft-A-Flower: California Giants Release Blog Hop + Giveaway


Hello friends welcome the new Craft A Flower release by Altenew called California Giants. Todays post is a part of Altenew's blog hop to celebrate the new CAF California Giants release. The blog hop is packed with ideas, techniques and tons of inspirations to get you started with this amazing CAF California Giants Die set. Thank you for hoping here from Nenette S. Madero blog, I am so happy you can join us to celebrate the new CAF California Giants release.

Over the years I have learnt so much about different flowers and species , thanks to Altenew for illustrating such beautiful flowers consistently!!


I have to give you a back story on how the design for my card developed. We have recently moved from Minnesota to Greensboro, North Carolina (Last month) for my husbands job. We are currently living in a temporary accommodation as we shop for a house. In one of the house hunting expeditions we saw a house with a very beautiful architectural landscaped garden. The garden had some really beautiful flowers in various colors and I was so excited to that I could name so many of them as I mentioned earlier because of Altenew and their flower releases. As we walked along in the garden we stumbled on a large patch of colorful California Giants by the fence and my mind went that's my card for this release.


For my card I die cut all the flower and leaves from the CAF California Giants set using watercolor card stock. I used the woodless watercolor pencils from Altenew to color my flowers. These flowers really turned out so beautiful because the dies that come together so beautifully to build this flower

In order to create the fence I used a very thin rectangle die from the Nesting Slim Rectangles Die Set. I used gray Altenew Artist Markers to crate the wood grains on the fence to give it a whitewash look. The card size is 5x7 as I wanted to use several flowers on my project as the fully built flowers are pretty big.

The sentiment hello is also from this die release which I die cut using the gold glitter card stock from Altenew. I adhered all the die cut flowers and fence on a cardstock cut slightly smaller than my notecard. Finally I splattered some gold watercolor metallic paint and added some gemstone to add some additional texture and interest to the card.


Thank you so much for hanging out with me, have a fun time hopping. Next on the hop is the awesome and talented crafter Daniel Diaz Happy hopping, I really appreciate you leaving all the kind and thoughtful comments.



Blog Hop Order:

Altenew Card Blog

Erum Tasneem

Michelle Short

Virginia Lu

Natasha Davies

Emily Midgett

Dana Joy

Nathalie DeSousa

Carol Hintermeier

Reiko Tsuchida

Amanda Baldwin

LauraJane

Terri Koszler

Tina Smith

Seeka

Keren Baker

Verity Biddlecombe

Sandhya Iyer

Linda Westfall

Joy Baldwin

Nenette S. Madero

Preeti Chandran

Daniel Diaz --------- (NEXT STOP)

Jenny Colacicco

Joylita Dsouza


Giveaway Prizes:

Altenew is giving away $200 in total prizes, to celebrate this release.

  • A $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winner

  • A $20 gift certificate to 5 winners

Please leave a comment on the Altenew Blog Page and on each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list by 08//13/2021 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 7 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 08/15/2021.


Additional Links:

  • Craft-A-Flower: California Giants Layering Die Set:

https://altenew.com/products/craft-a-flower-california-giants-layering-die-set

  • Craft-A-Flower: California Giants Layering Die Set & Gradient Cardstock Bundle :

https://altenew.com/products/craft-a-flower-california-giants-layering-die-set-gradient-cardstock-bundle (5% discount)


Product I have used for the Card:




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