Thursday, May 7, 2020

Altenew Craft-A-Flower: Lily Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello, friends!
It's time to share a NEW monthly feature with you. That is....
introducing Altenew Craft-A-Flower (Lily) with you.
We are celebrating this new feature with a blog hop and you can find all details about this over Altenew Card Blog!
https://shrsl.com/29my7
Craft-A-Flower die sets are released monthly and celebrate the beauty of a wide variety of flowers! Each set includes all the pieces you need to create a multi-layered floral arrangement, inspired by our popular 3D flower dies. All you need to add is colored cardstock and a die cutting machine.

If you arrive from the blog of Nathalie DeSousa, you are in the right place.
If not, come and join the fun hop for ideas and inspiration.

Let me tell ya, this die works like a DREAM! It is super easy and fun to line up.
I had a blast creating with this set and you will, too!
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I opted the organic approach, so I made my own color paper with the Altenew 24 Pan Watercolor Pan Set and Watercolor Paper Pad (9"x12").
The  color- layering card stock will make this an easy task, too!
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I used one sheet from d Watercolor Paper Pad (9"x12") for all the layered pieces.
Before my bed time, I painted the paper in various shades of pink, yellow, red, orange and green.
The first thing in the morning, I get to die-cut all the pieces. 
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The colors are so rich and bright! I decided to incorporate dots (Feeling Dotty Stencil with Embossing Paste) into the background.
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The flower center was die cut from black card stock.
The sentiment from Dot Botanicals is just lovely in this.
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You can sign up the Craft-a-Flower Monthly Subscription Plan today. When signed up, you are guaranteed a spot in our monthly Craft-a-Flower releases and will receive a set each month at a discounted price ($35.99  $29.99).
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All products links are listed below. Affiliate links are applied at no additional cost  to you. 

 I have another version of Craft-a-Flower on May 10th. Be sure to stop by to check it out!
Thank you for your support. 

Prizes: to celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 5 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog for a chance to win.
AND Altenew will draw a winner to receive a $15 Altenew Gift Certificate from the comments left on each designer's blog on the blog hop list (including mine!)! The winner will be announced on the Altenew blogs on May 16th, 2020.

Today's Blog Hop:

100 comments:

Michelle said...

Your coloring is just amazing on these!! Fabulous!

I Card Everyone said...

Exquisite, Virginia! LOve your home-made paper! xx
=]

Karthikha said...

This is just GORGEOUS!! Totally love the colors, the dimension and the simple design! The flowers are super pretty! :)

Jody V said...

Beautiful card. I love the colours. Thanks for sharing.

Lisa Byers said...

Your colors are fabulous!! I love those rich reds and oranges. Great design and the background is perfect!!

Harriet said...

Gorgeous colors!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Helen S said...

So many color choices when using the Lily die - can't wait to try it myself!

ryansmommom10 said...

Very pretty card.

Kraftsbyus4u said...

Such bright beautiful cards!

Barbara said...

This is so gorgeous! I'm glad you used the watercolored backgrounds to create this card. I love to use the layered flower dies in this way and this just shows how beautiful this lily would be!

Donnalee Boisseau said...

GORGEOUS!!!! love everything about this card!!!

Linda Fillds said...

beautiful job with your card. I LOVE your color choices...... tyvmfs :)

Maria Giselle B. said...

The watercolored paper turned out good for the lilies. I should try this technique on this kind of dies. I also like the vibrant colors of the watercolor set.

Unknown said...

Totally my favorite so far, love love the use of colors, water coloring adds so much depth to the image overall. Thank you.

Brenda said...

This card is stunning. I have never used embossing paste so I definitely need to order that after seeing how pretty it looks on your card.

Carol McCready said...

I absolutely love those colors

Karen H said...

OMG, what amazing color! Your lilies are out-of-this-world gorgeous!!

Crafter18 said...

Your color choices for the lilies are beautiful! I love the watercolor method to create your colors.

conil said...

This is a stunner. Love the colors you created with your watercolors...and that bouquet is simply gorgeous.

M DelValle said...

Beautiful card! Love the textures!

Wanda said...

Very pretty card. TFS

L Young said...

Love the colors of your lilies and the texture you added to the card base, beautiful.

Denise Bryant said...

Spectacular card with these beautiful lilies! Love the colors you used and the textured background! Putting this set of dies on my wish list!

junestengel1958 said...

GORGEOUS! I love the variations in flower colors. The 3 are distinctive, yet go so well together. The little hint of texture in the background adds a lot of interest but does not distract. Just beautiful!

mj said...

I so love the watercolor combined with a die set - such dimension - absolutely gorgeous.

Lila W said...

Love your card and this new Lily craft a month die set

Brenda Kuder said...

Your card is the most beautiful one I have seen! I love it!

Jade said...

I agree with the other comments that your card is the most beautiful one I have seen. It is a masterpiece. I love the watercolored paper used to make the lilies. Thank you!

Amber Bissonnette said...

Love!!!! Your card is so pretty! I love how you water coloured your lillies.

Janet said...

This is my favorite! I love everything about it!!!

Gloria said...

The watercolored flowers so beautiful!
I love it!

SharonV said...

GORGEOUS!! 🌸🌸🌸

SharonV said...

I’m ordering this set because of your beautiful design and color! πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ

Kristine Boydstun said...

Stunning! Absolutely stunning!! I am so in love with this card. The watercolored paper is the key. What a beautiful card.

Catherine said...

So gorgeous! I love the various complementary shades you have on your card. I definitely have to try watercoloring my 3D dies!

Nox said...

Fabulous lilies - I love the watercolour detail and the sparkle on the stamens!

Joanne Hoffmann said...

Yes, Virginia...you absolutely nailed it! This is breathtaking! In fact, I just showed my hubby!! I love the watercolored paper!! What an incredibly creative idea...might just have to CASE it!! LOVE it!!

Nandini said...

Beautiful card, Virginia! The subtle texture in the background looks great and the flowers are stunning! I love the colors you have used.

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

Am in awe of the beauty! Love the many colors you added together to arrange them more realistically! The textured background just adds so much more depth too!

Claudia A said...

Your watercolored paper is awesome with this lily die set!

Unknown said...

Love the multi colors of your card. This lilly is awesome.

Hadassah said...

Watercolor paper was brilliant!

Daria Z. said...

So beautiful, Virginia! I love the little bit of texture in the background. And what a smart idea doing the watercolor right before bed - I have little patience waiting for things to dry - this may be the perfect solution!!

Jeannie H said...

Stunning card! So pretty.

Barbara said...

Your card is so pretty, love all the dimension. Thanks for sharing.

Leithybabe said...

Your card is absolutely beautiful. Love love love it. Particularly the watercolored papers you have used.

Danyelle Dillon said...

I am defiinitely putting this set on my wish list. Thank you so much for sharing. I love your card. It is so very pretty. Those lilies are such as great size and looks very easy to work with. I can't wait to work with it one day. Thanks. If I win, I would buy it and get started sooner!

Rema DeLeeuw said...

Breathtaking Virginia!

vickie said...

Oh my goodness! This card is absolutely gorgeous & should be framed!

Carolyn said...

Virginia your card is absolutely perfect. Thanks.

Laurie said...

Love the Scrabble name. Your lilies are eye-popping. I love the whole card!

Terri said...

This caard is a delight Virginia. The watercolour paper makes all the difference to the flowers. Thank you for your inspiration.

Karyn said...

Gorgeousness!!!! So beautiful

Monica C. said...

I love the vibrant colors of your lilies. So gorgeous.

Paula B said...

Your flowers are so realistic. Beautiful

Sue D said...

Beautiful colors with your homemade paper.

dtilt1 said...

loving this flower stamp

MadeByMeghanK said...

Beautiful color combo on all of the flower and I love the glitter accent!

Carmela said...

Love your project Virginia. The new dies are gorgeous!

Christina Dauven said...

I absolutely love the colors used on this card stunning 😍

gail said...

love the watercolor paper you created. so organic

cghundley said...

Your water coloring
of the Lilies looks
amazing! Lovely colors.
Carla from Utah

A Crafty Person said...

Stunning card! The watercoloring is absolutely beautiful.

DorothyA said...

Your paper is beautiful, and make the flowers even more delicate and intriguing.

MiamiKel said...

I am in awe, Virginia - this is just stunning! You are truly a masterful crafter with your use of color and design! TFS!

Dawn T said...

How amazing Virginia. I love your beautifully created paper for the flowers. It looks incredible. This idea of have a monthly die set is awesome.

Ms. Tamp said...

Nice use of the color and the layers. Beautiful grouping.

Helen said...

Gorgeous, Virginia! Love the bright happy colours of your flowers! Thanks so much for sharing! Take care! :)

jeanneragan said...

Oh, I LOVE how you used watercolored cardstock to cut your die cuts from! It is just beautiful!

Lauryne Cunningham said...

I love how you watercolored the card stock first and then cut the flowers out! What a gorgeous look! Beautiful design!

Becky Turner said...

I love the subtle coloring you get from the watercoloring. It is gorgeous and the dots add a nice touch too.

Helen said...

Love your use of color for these lilies, Virginia. These dies are a must have. tfs-stay well.

Mary Holshouser said...

The flowers are gorgeous.
The coloring gives them so much
depth. The stamines are
popping out of the flower.
Fantastic card. thanks
for sharing
txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

Linda BL said...

The paper you made for the lilies is gorgeous!!! Love the bright colors and the variegation you achieved with the green is amazing. Really like the way you did the groups of dots with the embossing paste. I will have to try that. Great card!

Anne Temple said...

This is stunning! I love the waterpaper cardstock you created for this.

sharon g said...

These are a work of art. I'm not KIDDING!!!

Annette Gordon said...

This has to be my favourite card from the whole blog hop! I just love how you watercoloured those flowers, and the background with the paste and stencil. STUNNING! Another one of my favourite cards made by Virginia!

MelissaF said...

I LOVE your lilies, those water colored layers are so gorgeous!

Bonnie J said...

Love this idea, layered dies are the best thing to come along in a long time.Thanks for sharing your card.

Cyndi said...

Your card is absolutely gorgeous! I love your watercolored lilies. I have several Altenew layering die sets and I struggle to find the right papers in coordinating colors -- this idea is genius.

mel h said...

So beautifully colored. What a great set of stamps.

Heidi Rees said...

Absolutely gorgeous Virginia! How cool that you made your own paper with watercolors! I’m so excited about the Craft A Flower option!!!

Sheila said...

Making your own paper with the watercolors added depth to the flowers vs die cutting single colored papers. The dots made with the embossing paste added and other 3-D element. Having some of the flowers go off the edge drew your eyes out from the card - nice touch. Spectacular work! Thank you for sharing your talent and creativity with us!!!!

Jan Viktora said...

Wow! Outstanding colors and layout design. Thank you!

johnnyp said...

very beautiful and cheerful

Maura said...

Oh, my, this card is GORGEOUS!!!! And the colors are fab as is the design!!!

Nanette said...

Wow, Wow, Wow!!! I love the watercolor look of the flowers. My favorite so far!

Maria said...

Gorgeous, love the lily flower x

Vijaylaxmi Siyal said...

Gorgeous card and beautiful colors πŸ’•

Patty said...

Virginia this is stunning!! The water coloring of the leaves and flowers makes it that much more realistic! Just beautiful!!

Valerija said...

Beautiful Virginia. Adorable lily flower and I love the colours. What a gorgeous card.
Valerija xx

Kari V. said...

This is beautiful and I absolutely adore the painted look on these flowers! I am going to give this a try when my dies get here! I can't wait! Love all your inspiration <3

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Love the variegate coloring of your flowers. Stunning project. Thanks for sharing

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Oh wow, love the marbled look on these flowers! It adds so much depth!

McCoko said...

I adore these flowers. They are just stunning

Laraine R said...

Gorgeous card! Love the watercoloring!

jcamp2020 said...

I like that you made three different colored flowers for the same card. Looks more natural. You are very talented and really made this set shine. Great job. Staying home, crafting, reading and blog hopping. Keeping safe.. you do the same!

BVM said...

I love the watercolor affect you used in this card, so creative. Can't wait to try it.

Sharon said...

So far, yours is definitely my favourite. Straight away, you could tell there was something different about your flowers. The colours are beautiful. Thank you for the inspiration.

Tina Z. said...

wow, absolutely gorgeous!