Wednesday, October 7, 2020

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

  Hello friends!

It's time to share another exciting Altenew Craft-A-Flower with you.
We are celebrating this month's Craft-A-Flower Rose with a blog hop!


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


For my project, I decided to try something a little different. Instead of using the Rose die in the usual way, I turned the die into a "stamp". I was inspired by the recent video that our uber talented DT Lydia Evans.

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I used one of the more detailed die from the Craft-a Flower Rose and stamped the background. 
You can still see layered dies for the main rose. With this method, it really gives your die so much more "mileage"!! It is quite easy to use foam (any craft foam you can get your hands on should work) for your stamping.  You can even re-use the foam!
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edited: you can see the process photo under my Instagram under My Story HERE(picture will disappear in 24 hours) 
Four simple ways to use your dies for craft-foam-stamping
 
1. die cut the foam ( I prefer white. ANY colors will work) that is about 3mm-4mm thick.
2. mount the foam onto the acrylic block/MISTI (with temporary adhesive)
3. test out on the paper with various colors and you can have multiple for each color
4. stamp away!
 
I used all white card stock except the top layer. I also inked up the edges for definition.

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I had tons of fun using dies as stamps. If you are intrigued, you should definitely give it a try!

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I hope this post is helpful, inspiring and informative.
You can find Craft-a-Flower HERE (or the following links)
 
๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿ‘‰This die is very popular! If you are interested, you should act soon! 
You can also join the Craft-a Flower Monthly Subscription Plan here

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Thank you for your support. 




Prizes: to celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog by Oct. 12th 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
All winners will be announced on the Altenew Winners Page on Oct. 15th, 2020

Your next stop is the blog of Maryam Perez 
Thanks so much for stopping by!

48 comments:

brandco2450@gmail.com said...

Beautiful card! Love the background and
the actual die cut is gorgeous! In other
words, I love it!

Lin said...

Virginia, I love the way you used one of the detail stamps for your background - beautiful effect!

vickie said...

Great card and wonderful idea for making a stamp! Thanks!

Maureen Reiss said...

Gorgeous!!! I love the look of the gold layer!!

Linda BL said...

Your card is amazing. I love it! Making a stamp out of a die with craft foam is such a great idea! Your card sure shows what great results you can get. I love the background, the gold layer on the rose and the stripes of gold glitter. This is one amazing card!

Lisa Byers said...

Very beautiful!! I love your wonderful design!!

Denise Bryant said...

Love this card! Your stamped background is awesome, and the new Craft-A-Flower set is just beautiful!

Kristi H. said...

Such a unique project! I love that little bit of gold.

silvia said...

Your rose card is absolutely stunning!!

ummekulsumhk said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Mary said...

Yes, Virginia, you did it again! You amaze me with your crafty ideas, OMG what a background Gurl, you totally rocked this card! Thinking always out of the box. Gotta try this new technique from LE , wowza!!W

conil said...

I would never have thought of using gold for this rose. Guess that's why your a superior cardmaker. The bloom looks so gorgeous with that hint of color to compliment the gold.

Peg Frushour said...

Great idea for the background! Your rose, however, is simply beautiful!!

Dawn Cooksley said...

a great idea to use the die as a stamp for the background...great card

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Beautiful stamped rose background, Virginia - perfect for your die cut rose atop!! Love the gold layer with the white!!

MadeByMeghanK said...

Ooooo I LOVe how you did the gold! This die is awesome!

Jade said...

Wow! I love the gold in the white rose! And the background is amazing. Gorgeous!

Liz O. said...

Lovely card Virginia! The gold details make that pretty rose sparkle, love it! Thanks for the inspiration!

sharon g said...

The gold is a nice addition. I have never seen anything like this card before. Very pretty...

Amy H said...

Using a die cut as a background stamp is genius. So good!

donna mikasa said...

So creative, Virginia! Way to get more bang for your buck--I love this idea!

NickiB said...

Beautiful card

Dawn T said...

totally amazing Virginia. Looks so elegant

Joanne Hoffmann said...

Oh Virginia...you've done it again!! Absolutely brilliant!!

Nandini said...

Wow! This is beautiful! Thanks for the amazing inspiration!

Sandy said...

Beautiful as usual! Thanks for sharing!

Sue D said...

Love it!! Using the die to create a stamp produced a beautiful background on your card.... soooo pretty!!

Amber Bissonnette said...

Gorgeous card! Love the pop of gold too

cghundley said...

Oh this is so
pretty and love
the colors!
Carla from Utah

L said...

What a great idea using the foam!
LOVE everything about your card!

Penny said...

The gold is stunning on this, Virginia.

Wanda said...

Very pretty! Love the embossing and the little hint of color. TFS

Kristina "Tina" said...

Brilliant idea, to stretch your products. Thanks for the tips

Sue D said...

Beautiful--love the touch of gold.

Bunny said...

Lovely flower and I like the added touch of gold. Great card. [Bunny]

DorothyA said...

What a beautiful card. Love the idea of making a background stamp from one of the dies and foam. Looks fantastic. And your layered rose is absolutely gorgeous. Looking forward to using this die set and making every one of the cards on this blog hop!

Cy Lee said...

I love the gold accents

Lois said...

Stunning card. Thanks for sharing

Maura said...

Once again your touches of gold are "the frosting on the cake" of your beautiful card!!!

Lauryne Cunningham said...

What a beautiful color combination! I love the gold accent on the rose!

Michelle said...

Sooo creative! I love the white in white with top layer color—beautiful!

Ms. Tamp said...

Great use of the foam for the stamping. Nice addition of the flower. Great design.

Cyndi said...

Beautiful! I have several Craft-A-Flower sets but it has never occurred to my to use gold for one of the layers. It is so pretty -- I'll definitely be trying it.

Carol McCready said...

Love that gold layer on your rose.

cengler@wbhsi.net said...

Very nice card!! It looks as though you used a portion of the die as a stencil for your background. Good inspiration, thank you for sharing.

jcamp2020 said...

Oh, as always you do inspire us to try something new.I have a bunch of foam sitting in a bag and will now be giving this a try. This release it turning out to be even better as I go through this blog hop and see all of the ways that it is being used. So thankful for all of you and your ideas.

KindredEsprit said...

Love your technique to make your own patterned paper! A great way to show off the versatility of the dies.

ankuinsta15 said...

What a pretty creation!