Just Because Cards, Thank You Cards, Uncategorized

Hello | Altenew Craft-A-Flower: Daffodil & Glitter Cardstock Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello there, I’m so glad you’re here!

Today we’re celebrating the release of the Altenew Craft-A-Flower: Daffodil layering die set and new glitter cardstock packs! If you arrived from the amazing Tenia Nelson’s blog, you’re right on track. If you’d like to hop along from the beginning, visit the Altenew Card Blog. Check the bottom of this post for giveaway information and the full blog hop list.

I started of by choosing colors of cardstock for the daffodils and their stems and leaves. Even though most daffodils are yellow (and I LOVE yellow), I decided I wanted to go for a salmon-y pink. I chose a light cream for the base layer of the blooms and then added on light pinks and salmons, five shades in all. For the stems and leaves, I chose three shades of greens starting with a bright light green as the base and building to a medium green as the darkest shade. I’ve listed the brands and colors of cardstock that I used at the very bottom of the post but I encourage you to use whatever colors you have on hand!

Following the layering guide on the packaging, I layered and adhered the blooms and stems together. I really like how dimensional these turn out!

While the glue dried, I worked on the background. Using large blending tools, I blended Limeade ink at the bottom of an A2-sized panel of white cardstock and Dew Drops at the top, just barely overlapping the two colors about two-thirds of the way down the panel. I deepend the blue at the top by blending a bit of Sea Breeze ink and deepened the green at the bottom with a bit of Bamboo. Then, I trimmed 3/8″ off both the length and the width of the panel.

Next, I adhered the background bloom to the ink-blended panel using adhesive dots, and the bloom in the foreground using foam tape. I added in the stems and leaves, tucking them behind and under the blooms. To create the illusion of a very tall leaf, I cut one in half and adhered just the tip of it behind and above the bloom on the right.

To finish the card, I stamped a sentiment from the Vintage Garden stamp set in black pigment ink and then used foam tape to adhere the card front to a card base.

For my second card, I adhered a Peeking Leaves die cut that I had previously inked up (details here) to an ombre-ink-blended panel of Strathmore Bristol Smooth cardstock. For this background, I blended Salvaged Patina, Blueprint Sketch, and Faded Jeans Distress Oxide inks.

Then, I used the Bold Thanks die set to create the sentiment. I cut the detail layer from Dazzling Diamond Glitter Cardstock, and the shadow layer from vellum. The new glitter cardstocks are truly dazzling, and this diamond color is a perfect white sparkle! If the glitter cardstocks have sold out, be sure to use the “Notify Me When Available” option so you know when they’re back!

To finish, I adhere the sentiment layers together and then used foam tape to adhere the sentiment to the card front . Then, I adhered the card front to a card base.

Thank you so much for coming by! Your next stop is the lovely Virginia Lu. Be sure to check below for information about the Giveaway and for the full blog hop list.

Giveaway

$200 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to two lucky winners and a $20 gift certificate to five winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 7/13/2021 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 7/15/2021.

Blog Hop List

Cardstock Colors

Blooms:

  • Hero Arts Antique Ivory
  • Gina K. Designs Barely
  • Hero Arts Peony
  • The Stamp Market Cheeky
  • Taylored Expressions Guava

Stems and Leaves:

  • Concord & 9th Sprout
  • Gina K. Designs Key Lime
  • Gina K. Designs Grass Green

38 thoughts on “Hello | Altenew Craft-A-Flower: Daffodil & Glitter Cardstock Release Blog Hop + Giveaway”

  1. Pink daffodils—love them!! Along with the peeking leaves die. Your ink blending on the daffodils is the perfect soft accompaniment for the softness of the daffodils. Thanks for always inspiring us!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Beautiful ink blended background on both cards, lovely salmon-y pink daffodils and pretty peeking leaves glitter die cut. Thanks for sharing!

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s