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

Hey Crafty People

Today I’m taking part in the Altenew Craft-A-Flower: California Giants Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

If you aren’t familiar with the Craft-A-Flower, it is a monthly, floral layering die set series, and it is available as a subscription service.

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)

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

To celebrate the release of this latest Craft-A-Flower, Altenew are hosting a fun blog hop, the full list is below but feel free to head over to the Altenew Card Blog to start at the beginning of the hop!

Of course there are prizes to be won along the way!

$200 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $20 gift certificate to 5 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 8/13/2021 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.

Creating Depth in a White Flower

I decided to start by cutting all of the necessary pieces from Neenah 80lb cardstock; this way I would be able to colour each layer myself and it was also a really good way to get a feel for how the pieces layer together before committing to how dark I wanted each to be.

I wanted the flower to appear white, but if I left all of the pieces white the flower would look really flat and unnatural. Even white objects have areas of shadow, and I decided to use my warm grey copics to add the colour to the right places.

This is such an easy flower to layer; the bulk of the ‘work’ is just to layer one detail piece on top of a base layer. This top piece becomes the highlights, so adding the shadow was as easy as just colouring the base layer using W1.

i coloured each layer of the leaves and bud, just following the layering information on the pack to choose the right colour for each piece. I also coloured some stems.

It may seem like a daunting task to begin with, but if you follow the helpful layering guide that comes in the packaging, you can tell where each piece fits in and also, which pieces should be the same colour.

I cut the two layer sentiment from some more Neenah 80lb and I coloured the base layer with the same brown marker I used for the flower centre.

The Diamond Frame cover die made the perfect backdrop to these large floral elements, and I cut it from Gold Mirror cardstock, then layered it onto an a2 panel of Neenah 80lb.

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

You should have arrived to me from the amazing Virginia Lu

Next up on this hop is the uber talented Emily Midgett and the full blog hop lineup is at the bottom of this post for your information!

Thank you so much for stopping by today, if you’re new here then I hope that you will consider subscribing.

Stay Crafty!

Find me on these platforms:

Instagram | Youtube | Facebook

*Affiliate links are used, where available; this means that I may get a small commission if you purchase using one of these links, at no extra cost at all to yourself. A huge thank you goes to anyone who does purchase using my links, it is so highly appreciated.

Affiliate links are used
Craft-A-Flower Subscription
Craft-A-Flower Subscription
Shop at:
Diamond Frame Cover Die
Diamond Frame Cover Die
Shop at:
California Giants CAF
California Giants CAF
Shop at:
Foam Adhesive Tape
Foam Adhesive Tape
Shop at:
Neenah 80lb
Neenah 80lb
Shop at:
Neenah 110lb
Neenah 110lb
Shop at:
Altenew Bone Folder
Altenew Bone Folder
Shop at:

Full Hop Lineup |

Altenew Card Blog

Erum Tasneem

Michelle Short

Virginia Lu

Natasha Davies <— You are here πŸ™‚

Emily Midgett

Dana Joy

Nathalie DeSousa

Carol Hintermeier

Reiko Tsuchida

Amanda Baldwin


Terri Koszler

Tina Smith


Keren Baker

Verity Biddlecombe

Sandhya Iyer

Linda Westfall

Joy Baldwin

Nenette S. Madero

Preeti Chandran

Daniel Diaz

Jenny Colacicco

Joylita Dsouza

70 thoughts on “Altenew Craft-A-Flower: California Giants Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

  1. Great card & instructions for white flowers. I am planning to give this a try.

  2. You are my last stop on the blog hop because your post wasn’t up when I went through the rest. I’ve just got to say I am so glad I got back to yours. It is my favorite card on this hop. Every single detail about this card is in perfect harmony with the whole design. It is absolutely gorgeous!

    1. I’m so glad you got back to me too! :O

      Thank you so much for such wonderfully kind words. This means so very much to me ?
      ah! I can’t express how happy this made me!!!

  3. Beautiful card! I love the idea of coloring/shading some pieces of the cardstock to get the color you wanted.

  4. I am a big fan of color on color and white is hard: you made this stunning

  5. Your card is stunning! I love your beautiful white bloom against that amazing Diamond Frame Cover Die — gorgeous.

  6. So gorgeous in white…thanks for the tips about using white. I love that background also!!

  7. Great use of the frame cut. Nice show for the flower in white. Great share!

  8. I’m totally in awe! I don’t see white flowers too often, this is perfect! Fabulous!!

  9. Outstanding card! I love the white flower and the gold background – so classic and beautiful.

  10. Tashia, I love, love, love, this card. Choosing to do the flower in white was perfect! Your whole card just stands out and is a true masterpiece in my opinion. Well-done lady! Thank you for sharing and inspiring us all!

  11. This is stunning! I love white flowers and these look anything but flat. Thanks for the inspiration!

  12. Beautiful card! Love a white flower! Thanks for the chance to win.

  13. Absolutely gorgeous card! Your shading really brings this flower to life, and I love it in whites! The gold cover die is a perfect frame! Thanks for sharing a great idea for using this newest CAF!

  14. You are so talented and loved your instructions on making the flower in white! Gorgeous with the new Diamond frame die in gold! Love your beautiful card!

Leave a Reply