Altenew Craft-A-Flower: Dendrobium Orchid Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($200 in total prizes)

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Altenew Craft-A-Flower: Dendrobium Orchid Release Blog Hop

Today I’m taking part in the Altenew Craft-A-Flower: Dendrobium Orchid Release Blog Hop.

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: Dendrobium Orchid Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($200 in total prizes)

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 09/13/2021 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 09/15/2021.


Combining Background Elements

For the background, I first cut a panel of Neenah 110lb with the largest die from the Mix & Match Frames die set; this is an absolute staple set in my opinion and I’ve used it so many times! I love the little holes it cuts around the border.

Once I had the a2 panel cut, I used some low tack tape to secure the Dotted Lines Debossing cover panel whilst I ran the panel through my die cutting machine for the second time.

I chose to use 110lb cardstock because I wanted to be sure of getting the best impression from the Debossing Panel; I didn’t want to lose any of that detail.

It’s important to cut then deboss the panel because the die cutting machine would squash down that detail from the debossing plate if you did it the other way round.

To add a pop of gold, I cut the sentiment from some gold mirror cardstock and layered it on a vellum shadow, (the sentiment is from the Seasonal Blooms die set.) Then I decided to add some more gold behind the panel, so you can see it through the border, but also when you move the card you get flashes of gold through the debossed holes which looks so cool!


Layering The Orchids

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.

One of the awesome things about Altenew’s layering die sets like this, is that they group together all of the pieces that cut from the same colour into one die. This makes it SO MUCH EASIER than having each individual piece as one separate die.

This worked so well for the way I had decided to colour these little flowers; I was able to quickly add colour to Neenah 80lb cardstock with Artist Markers, then cut all of the pieces in this colour with one pass.

When you add double sided adhesive to the back of the cardstock before you die cut, this makes assembling each small flower an absolute breeze!


Altenew Craft-A-Flower: Dendrobium Orchid Release Blog Hop

You should have arrived to me from the amazing Jenny Colacicco

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


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Full Hop Lineup |

Altenew Card Blog

Erum Tasneem

Seeka

Jaycee Gaspar

Sandhya Iyer

Virginia Lu

Tenia Nelson

Amanda Baldwin

Terri Koszler

Nathalie DeSousa

Michelle Short

Verity Biddlecombe

LauraJane

Jenny Colacicco

Natasha Davies

Joy Baldwin

Ishani

Amy Hill

Colleen Balija

Nenette S. Madero

Joylita Dsouza

Bridget Casey

Preeti Chandran

Anna Mahtani

Rosie Neustaedter

Daniel Diaz 

50 thoughts on “Altenew Craft-A-Flower: Dendrobium Orchid Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($200 in total prizes)

  1. Another great example of the CAF this month. I love the background and colors.

  2. So delicate and lovely! Beautiful colors (a lot of work putting these beauties together) and very creative background.

  3. What a pretty card! I love the interesting background details and textures you added to the white background – it sets off the orchid stem so beautifully. So elegant! Definitely adding this orchid craft-a-flower set to my “need it list!

  4. This is my new favorite Craft A Flower set. Beautiful embossed background and lovely blooms, perfect tough using gold sentiment. Thanks for sharing.

  5. All of your design elements came together so beautifully with the gorgeous orchid die set! Thanks for your ideas and inspiration.

  6. Thank you for the video showing how to put these flowers together! Your card is beautiful! I love the colors and the debossed background!

  7. This may be my favorite Craft-A-Flower yet (and I have several of them!). Your card is absolutely gorgeous.

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