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

Hey Crafty People

Today I’m taking part in the Altenew Craft-A-Flower: Primrose Blossom 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: Primrose Blossom 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 10/13/2021 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 10/15/2021.


A Touch Of Sparkle

For this card, I used the CAF die set twice to cut all of the pieces that I would need for a larger bundle of Blossoms; I’m not going to lie, it took a while to get all of these put together. However, once you’ve put them together once it’s definitely easier…and therefore quicker!

I wanted a hint of the glitter to show through on each of my blossoms, so I cut the base layers from some of the Gilded glitter cardstock.

Before adding any colour to the rest of my cardstock, I roughly measured and cut down a piece of Neenah 80lb which would be big enough for each of the dies. After I had got the pieces organised, I took my ink pads direct to paper to get a fully saturated colour, really quickly. I chose to use slightly darker colours for one of the sets to give me a really nice contrast throughout the bouquet.
Finally, I added double sided adhesive sheet to the back before running them through my die cutting machine.

I kept each ‘set’ of the die cuts together so that I wouldn’t be getting confused between them when assembling the flowers and I really just worked off the layering guide that you get in the included tri-fold booklet.
After finishing my flowers, I repeated the steps with the leaves too.

Creating A Splash [Background]

I thought these pale peach toned floral blossoms would really pop off a blue background and I was feeling a bit ‘mixed-media’. First of all, I grabbed out a few of my Watercolour Brush Markers in a variety of blue shades along with an a2 panel of watercolour cardstock, some acetate and the AWESOME new Fine Mister bottle.

I just scribbled some of the watercolour from the markers, onto the acetate and lightly spritzed it with the Fine Mister, before turning the acetate over and pressing the pigment down onto the a2 panel. Quickly drying the panel between applications allows the colour to really build up and gives you a whole host of fun tones & textures.

This technique gives you a really organic distribution of the colour, which is really based upon how much water you apply. The spray bottle that I normally use often gives out quite large drops of water which doesn’t get to all of the pigment; so you can get some areas with lots of water but not much pigment. Conversely, you get areas with pigment that doesn’t have enough water and here you’ll get harsh areas of strong colour that just soak straight into the paper.

I have to say this new bottle really does give an incredibly fine spritz which is perfect for techniques like this!!!

Assembling…

Firstly, I added a vellum leaves die cut to give a little extra texture behind the Blossoms. Then I started to plan out where I wanted the florals, and once I was happy with the arrangement I added some low tack tape to keep it all together. Next, I was able to lift the arrangement in one piece and turn it over so that I could add adhesive to the back of it; starting with liquid glue on the flowers which were at the very back and would be sat against the background.

The low tack tape allows me to then turn the whole thing back over and position it where I wanted it to the on the background panel. At the same time, this also secures the die cut vellum leaves by sandwiching it between the two.

I lifted the other florals up, still on the tape by carefully peeling it back from the adhered flowers. For dimension, I added small pieces of foam tape to the back of these before laying them back in place.

Lastly, I added a stacked up, die cut sentiment.


Altenew Craft-A-Flower: Primrose Blossom Release Blog Hop

Next up on this hop is the uber talented Rosie Neustaedter and the full blog hop line up is at the bottom of this post for your information!

You should have arrived to me from the amazing Amy Hill


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Full Hop Lineup |

Altenew Card Blog

Jenny Colacicco

Seeka

Nathalie DeSousa

Verity Biddlecombe

Tenia Nelson

Lilith Eeckels

Daniel Diaz

Amanda Baldwin

Reiko Tsuchida

Bridget Casey

Terri Koszler

Dana Joy

Virginia Lu

Maryam Perez

Joy Baldwin

Michelle Short

LauraJane

Amy Hill

Natasha Davies <— You are here πŸ™‚

Rosie Neustaedter

Joylita Dsouza

Ishani

Linda Parker

Nenette S. Madero

Preeti Chandran

Sande Woodson

Colleen Balija

36 thoughts on “Altenew Craft-A-Flower: Primrose BlossomΒ  Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($200 in total prizes)

  1. I really like the splashes in the amazing background and the flowers are so gorgeous!

  2. Great card. Beautiful design. Love how the chaotic backgrounds contrasts with the calming bouquet of flowers. Its gorgeous

  3. so pretty and so creative! I love how you paired things like the slash background with the primrose blossoms, it makes the flowers stand out, very inspiring.

  4. I love all the gorgeous texture and dimension on your card! What a beautiful background!

  5. Lovely card! Yes, there is always a learning curve with CAF but composing most cards takes a bit of time- perhaps that’s half the fun! The results are so pretty and satisfying. Once I figure it out, I make many cards at once. This makes all the design time worth it.

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