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Altenew Craft-A-Flower: Cistus Layering Die Set & Gradient Cardstock Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Updated: Apr 8, 2021

Happy Crafty Day dear friends and welcome to the new Craft A Flower and Gradient Cardstock release by Altenew . This post is part of the release celebration blog hop and if you are hoping along then you must be coming from the amazing Yoonsun Hur blog. To celebrate this release Altenew has a giveaway in this hop. I have all the details to the Giveaway at the bottom of the page and I have added the blog order to the bottom of this post as well. So grab your favorite drink and hop along!!!

For the hop projects, I am featuring the Gradient Cardstocks from this release. There are four color palettes in this release called, Red Sunset, Rose Petal, New Purple and Coffee Break.Each palette has four coordinating colors of cardstocks which makes it very easy to use with the any of the Altenew Craft A flower Layering Dies. My Projects today are inspired by the Avant- Garde style. I am always looking for new ways to change or step up my style of card making. I don't have any specific style that I relate myself to, but I definitely am a very eclectic designer.

For my first card I chose to this gown design with an Ombre textured skirt.

I stamped and embossed the Hydrangeas from the Paint A Flower Hydrangea set on the New Purple Gradient Cardstock Palette using Silver Embossing powde multiple times. I then fussy cut each of the hydrangea blooms and adhered them from the darkest to lightest using some foam and liquid adhesives.

I created a frame with white cardstock using two rectangle dies to frame the ombre florals.

For my second card I was inspired by this very bold and bright dress.

I chose the Watercolor Garden Layering set as this set had some really large bold flowers. I die cut the flowers and the stamens using the Rose Petal, Red Sunset and Coffee Break gradient card stocks. I also die cut the leaves with a green card stock from my stash. I added black ink to the edge of the flowers and the leaves.

For the background I cut strips of cardstocks from the Red sunset Palette and adhered them to a white notecard from dark to light. I also die cut the Grid Cover die in white to lay over the Red Sunset background.

I hope I have inspired you to use your gradient card stocks in different ways. I really appreciate you stopping and spending some time with me. I also hope you are enjoying the hop and getting inspired as you hop along. Have an amazing day!!!

FYI - Be sure to start the blog hop at Altenew's Card Blog.

Blog Hop Order: Altenew Card Blog

Preeti Chandran (You are HERE)

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 Card Blog and on each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list by 04/13/2021 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 04/15/2021.

Additional Links to the products: Craft-A-Flower Monthly Subscription Plan

This is a monthly subscription plan for our Craft-A-Flower die set. When signed up, you are guaranteed a spot in our monthly Craft-A-Flower releases and will receive a set each month - at a specially discounted price! ($35.99 →$29.99)

I am listing all the products I have used to make this card project below. Some of the products listed below are an affiliate link which means I get paid a small percentage of the sale but with no additional cost to you. Thank you so much for you support.

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