7 April 2021

Altenew | Craft-A-Flower Cistus Layering Die Set & Gradient Cardstock Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello there, I am delighted to be joining Altenew today to celebrate the release of the new Craft-A-Flower: Cistus Layering Die Set, as well as four new colours of Gradient Cardstock. For the release, we are celebrating with a fun blog hop. More details on that below. 


For my first card, I am using the new Create-A-Flower Cistus Layering Die Set. I have loved creating with these layering die sets recently and this one is no exception. It is so beautiful! There are two flowers in the set plus two leaves. I started off by die cutting the Altenew Craft-A-Flower Cistus Layering Die Set from Altenew Cherry Blossom Gradient Cardstock. I then used Fall Harvest Gradient Cardstock for the centre. I did add ink blending to the layers with the matching ink pads but to be honest, you cannot really see it so that was a step I could have eliminated!


I then cut the leaves from Altenew Green Meadows Gradient Cardstock. The layers were all adhered with Altenew 2 in 1 Precision Glue. I then added Altenew Double Sided Adhesive Sheet to the back of white cardstock before die cutting the Altenew Fine Frames Squares Dies. The frames were added to an A2 white card base first and then the flower and leaves added on top with tape runner. 


I took the sentiment from the Altenew Sentiment Strips Stamp Set and stamped it on to black cardstock with Versamark Ink. I applied Altenew Pure White Crisp Embossing Powder and heat set. It was cut in to a strip and added to the card with thin foam tape. To finish off, I added a few Lucy's Raindrops. 


Next, I wanted to show you the new colours of the Gradient Cardstock being released today. These colours are so pretty! I die cut the Cistus from each of the collections - top left is Red Sunset, top right is New Purple, bottom left is Coffee Break and bottom right is Rose Petal. Although Cistus are not usually purple, I fell in love with the New Purple collection so I had to use it for my next card.




I took a panel of black cardstock and using the Altenew Crafter's Essential Bone Folder and a score board, I scored horizontal lines in to it (sorry that they are difficult to see in the photos but in real-life they do add something extra to the card) before adhering it flat to an A2 white card base. 


The flowers were adhered on top and then I stamped the sentiment from the Altenew Strawberry Stamp Set on to white cardstock with Altenew Obsidian Black Ink. It was cut in to a strip and added to the card with thin foam tape. To finish off, I added a few Sparkling Clear Sequins. 

SUPPLIES:


Here are the links to what I have used on the project. Affiliate links are used on some products. This means that if you make a purchase after clicking on my link, I receive a small commission with no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support when using these links. Please click on the logo below the product to shop at your favourite store. All products were personally purchased except those from Clearly Besotted, Hero Arts or those marked with an asterisk (*) which were kindly sent to me to use. You can read my full disclosure here.



BLOG HOP:



As mentioned, this post is part of a fun, inspiration filled blog hop. For the hop, you should have arrived here from the fabulous Nathalie DeSousa. Next on the hop is the amazing Jaycee Gaspar. If you get lost along the way, please head to the start of the hop over at the Altenew Blog

GIVEAWAY:

$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 13th April 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 AltenewWinners Page on 15th April 2021. 


Thank you so much for stopping by today, I really do appreciate it. I hope you have a great time on the rest of the hop and a wonderful day! 

52 comments:

  1. Oh I like that New Purple paper pack. Thank you for using all 4 new sets in the Cistus flowers.

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  2. Really pretty colors on these projects.

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  3. Love all the different colored flowers and such a pretty way to frame the flower in your first card

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  4. Wow! These are both stunning Michelle! I'm not sure which one I love more, the link or purple. They are both beautiful 😍. The new cardstocks are great, especially love the purple set. And I'm going to have to buy that die set xx

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  5. I like how you showed the gradient paper used in this CAF set. I also like the flower with one bloom with the geometric tone on tone background.

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  6. The gradient cardstock is wonderful. Can't decide on my favorite set. I've always loved the craft a flower sets. Lovely cards.

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  7. Pretty cards! I love the new Cistus Layering flowers you did with the black background. So bold and elegant!

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  8. Thanks, Michelle! I still find the number of pieces intimidating.

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  9. Beautiful! The cards look amazing! I love this new set.

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  10. I love the clean design of the white background with white on white squares. Really makes the die cut stand out. But also, wow that purple against the black background really pops!

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  11. Beautiful cards and coloring of the Cistus. In the card creative world the coloring is endless. Purple is just fine.

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  12. Perfect CAS colors and designs! LOVE the purple on black!

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  13. Love your designs, very pretty cards.

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  14. Gorgeous card!!! Love the new colors of cardstocks

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  15. This is so striking a colored flower on the black cardstock! Just beautiful.

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  16. These color combinations are gorgeous!

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  17. So beautiful! I love the elegance of the flowers on the fine detail squares. And the gradient cardstock is so cool!

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  18. I like the bright color on the black background! Nice die set!

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  19. Very pretty and nice!!! Thank you for showing the flower in different colors! I love your card! Simple and elegant.

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  20. I like how you showed what they will look like with different colors used. They all look wonderful, but so different. Nice idea.

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  21. Lovely cards. Especially the fine framed one. I do like the look of that. http://bunnyscards1.blogspot.com/

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  22. Hi from Lincoln, NE...these flowers make think of Spring

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  23. These flowers make me ready for Spring

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  24. These flowers make me ready for Spring

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  25. Hi from Lincoln, NE...these flowers make think of Spring

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  26. I like that you made the flowers out of all the new colors so we could see what they look like!

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  27. I just love the clean elegance of your cards. You let the beauty of the layered Cistus flower die shine!

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  28. Gorgeous cards! Love these beautiful layered flowers and all of your awesome color combos!

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  29. Beautiful cards! Gradient card stock idea is genius!

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  30. Beautiful designs,I love these flowers in all the colour combos!

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  31. I love your cards! The purple flowers really pop against the dark background!

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  32. Beautiful, clean and simple cards. Very graphic and lovely!

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  33. Nice simple design with the cutout flowers and cardstock that looks so elegant

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  34. Beautiful use of new cardstock and layering flowers, simple but beautiful

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  35. I love the simplicity of your first card, but the flowers look gorgeous in all the color gradients. I can see why you loved the purple.

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  36. Great cards. Love the purple flowers with the black background.

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  37. Thanks for showing how lovely all the gradient card stock looks all together. Lovely card.

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  38. Nice project shares. Great framing.

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  39. It would be a great chair bound project to make these beautiful flowers for general embellishments!

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  40. Thank you so much for cutting the flower out of each of the gradient cardstock packs. That really helps a lot! Both of your cards are lovely, and I especially love how you used the square thin frames to highlight the flower in the first card.

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  41. So lovely! Simple, sweet, and elegant ❤️

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  42. Love both cards! The white with the two fine frames is stunning in its simplicity.

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