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Stay Awesome My Friend | Altenew Craft-A-Flower: Cosmos Layering Die Set Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello there, I hope you’re having a nice weekend!

Today we’re celebrating the Altenew Craft-A-Flower: Cosmos Layering Die Set release. If you arrived from Christine Pennington’s blog, you’re right on track. If you want to hop along from the beginning, visit the Altenew Card Blog. Check the bottom of this post for the full blog hop list!

Stay Awesome My Friend

I started off my first card by cutting out all the layers of the blooms, using three shades of pink/violet cardstock for the petals, and orange and yellow for the flowers’ centers. I adhered the layers together, following the guide on the stamp set insert. Then, I cut the stems and leaves from a bright green cardstock.

Next, I created a background by using a large blending tool to blend Snapdragon Crisp Dye Ink onto an A2-sized piece of white cardstock, concentrating the color at the top of the panel and letting it fade to white about two-thirds of the way down. To intensify the color at the top, I blended a bit of Marigold Crisp Dye Ink (these two colors also come in a set of cubes and in a full-size pad set).

and then I trimmed the panel down to 4″ x 5.25″.

To assemble the card, I adhered the blooms with foam tape to the background and then used liquid glue to adhere the stems and leaves, layering them over each other. I adhered a stamped sentiment strip (the sentiment is from the Leaf Canopy stamp set) with foam tape and then used more foam tape to adhere the panel to an A2-sized white card base.

So Thankful For You

For my second card, I used the same cardstock colors as my first card and added a darker green for some of the stems and leaves.

This time, for the background, I ink-blended Sea Breeze Crisp Dye Ink onto a white cardstock panel and deepened the color near the top with a bit of Turquoise Crisp Dye Ink (these two colors also come in a set of cubes and in a full-size pad set).

For the splatter, I put a couple of drops of Ultramarine liquid watercolor (also available in a marker in this set) onto my glass work surface and used a small round paint brush to splatter the color over the top part of the panel. Then I diluted the color in my work surface with a drop or two of clean clear water and added more splatters to the bottom half of the panel.

To assemble the card, I used a combination of liquid glue and foam tape to adhere the blooms, stems, and leaves, and then I added sentiment strip (the sentiment is from the Needlework Motif stamp set). To finish, I adhered the card front to a card base.

Thanks so much for visiting today! Giveaway information and the full blog hop list can be found at the bottom of this post. Your next stop is the super-talented Tenia Nelson!


$200 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 1 lucky winner and a $15 gift certificate to 10 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 02/12/2021 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 11 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 02/15/2021.

Blog Hop List

56 thoughts on “Stay Awesome My Friend | Altenew Craft-A-Flower: Cosmos Layering Die Set Release Blog Hop + Giveaway”

  1. Your backgrounds are really great – they make the flowers pop. Well done!

    Cosmos is one of my mom’s favorite flowers, so they always remind me of her. 🙂

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  2. So pretty! I love how the flowers contrast with the pretty blue sky. The flowers are really lovely- probably one of my favorite CAF sets ever.

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  3. The pretty pink flowers look so different on each background. The sunny background reminded me of a summer day, then that beautiful blue background made the flowers pop on a sky filled day. Beautiful cards!! TFS!

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  4. I appreciate seeing how different the same color cosmos look on different backgrounds. Both are beautiful and after I first saw the bright yellow I thought it couldn’t get any better but the shaded blue with shaded splatters is also wonderful. Thanks for the great ideas!

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  5. The first card is a perfect sunset card, and so warm and lovely!!! Thank you for giving the names of the ink colors you used to blend the background 🙂

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  6. The blending of your yellow and blue are what makes these cards a step above. The brightness of your choices withe the pinks is really well done and I know both these cards will stick in my mind when I get the Cosmos dies. Thank you for sharing not only the colors you used but your techniques as well.

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  7. I love the way you blended the tops of both of these cards and that is what sets these two cards apart from others on the blog. Thank you for sharing both the techniques you used as well as your color choices. They are beautiful cards.

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