Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Altenew Craft-A-Flower: Cistus Layering Die Set & Gradient Cardstock 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 Cistus with a blog hop! In this release, Altenew is also releasing more colored gradient cardstock (listed at the end of the post).

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

For this flower, I thought I'd try with the use of vellum.
 I love the transparency and luminous aspects of this versatile and yet inexpensive paper.
Altenew-CAF Cistus-Simple Frame Stencil-SeaShore Gradient Card Stock

I set out to create my own color vellum paper. I took out Altenew Alcohol Markers Refills and inked up the entire sheet of vellum.
Altenew-CAF Cistus-Simple Frame Stencil-SeaShore Gradient Card Stock-002

In order to give the flowers depth, I created the vellum paper with various shades and colors. Once the vellum paper was dry, I die cut and assembled the Cistus. This is the most enjoying part of this process.
 
Altenew-CAF Cistus-Simple Frame Stencil-SeaShore Gradient Card Stock-001
 
For the leaves, I used Sea Shore Gradient Card Stock. As you can see, I don't always use the exact layers (as the guide) for the leaves and flowers. To me, the variations help adding a touch of artistry and flair.

Altenew-CAF Cistus-Simple Frame Stencil-SeaShore Gradient Card Stock-004

Next, it is all about the background..... I took out the Simple Frame Stencil
and inked up the one corner. I ink-blended it with
 
Altenew-CAF Cistus-Simple Frame Stencil-SeaShore Gradient Card Stock-005 
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Giveaway Prizes: $200 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew Card Blog 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 04/13/2021 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 04/15/2021.

 

Your next stop is the blog of Joylita Dsouza
Thanks so much for stopping by!

51 comments:

brandco2450@gmail.com said...

WOW! You are awesome too and so creative!
This card is just fabulous!

Sue D said...

Beautiful flowers with the vellum and I like the background.

Roxy T said...

Your cistus flowers look bright and almost watery. I also like the dark mistiness of that background with the frame stencil. Very well done.

Maura said...

Wow, Virginia - what a fabulous look you created with the vellum flowers, and that background - LOVE LOVE!!

Conniecrafter said...

the vellum gives it such a lovely look

conil said...

That cistus looks amazing...how gorgeous in those strong pinks aagainst the stenciled frame. Incredibly beauttiful with the black stamens.

Jolene said...

Love love love

Linda BL said...

Very, very pretty! I love how you used the alcohol inked vellum to create your blooms! The colors are fabulous. The background is a great contrast to the floral images, but adds such a nice touch.

pamboe said...

Beautiful card! I especially like your background created with the Simple Frame Stencil.

Carpar said...

Love the use of colored vellum, beautiful cardss

Glennis F said...

Absolutely beautiful

Beverly S. said...

Wonderful job using the new Cistus Layering Flower dies! How clever and creative you are using alcohol inks to color vellum! The end result is beautiful!

Nandini said...

Beautiful! The flowers look amazing! I love this new set.

vickie said...

Love the idea of colored vellum and your card is awesome!

DorothyA said...

I LOVE your flowers. So gorgeous! Beautiful card- wonderful colors and texture.

Terry White said...

Pretty Card. I like your use of vellum for the flowers.

MadeByMeghanK said...

Stunning! I LOVE how you used vellum and the black background!

joni said...

Lovely design! Very pretty card!

Maureen Reiss said...

Wow!!! Really Amazing!!! Beautiful flowers!!!

Barbie Jo said...

Vellum gives a very pretty look. I like that you didn't make all your leaves the same. Lovely creation!

mel h said...

Absolutely love the vellum. Such a pretty look.

Bernadette said...

Amazing color and dimension on your flowers!

maspag said...

A most unique design layout!

Denise Bryant said...

Love the look of the vellum for these beautiful flowers!

Maria Giselle B. said...

Love your version of the Cistus! The stenciled background made the flower even more stand out.

Dawn T said...

So pretty Virginia. The colour vellum gives the flowers an ethereal look.

Bunny said...

Fabulous card. If I could get vellum to cooperate with me. Sigh! [Bunny]

SandyK said...

Lovely, Virginia.

Jade said...

I love your card! I am very impressed by your vellum paper and how you created it using the alcohol ink!!! The flowers are incredibly beautiful! I am blown away by your card. Thank you!

sharon g said...

Really pretty and different. They look so delicate

Kristine S said...

Love the vellum paper!

Whiteibis said...

What a pretty technique for this CAF. Vellum is a favorite of mine and this coloring really is nice and well done in this layout So nice. Thanks for this inspiration to use vellum in another way.

Kathy Budd said...

Hi from beautiful Northern Colorado! Love your work Virginia! Absolutely beautiful cards!

NickiB said...

This looks amazing with the colored vellum!

Carrie Arii said...

Hi from Southern California! WOW! the flowers are lovely! You are very clever to use colored vellum!

cghundley said...

How amazing this
looks, just beautiful!
Carla from Utah

Chandhini said...

It never occurred to me that vellum could be colored and used for die cutting. Such a beautiful card.

Alma Dirpaul said...

The dark background helps the flower pop. Well done!

Mirella said...

How beautiful, Virginia, very unique look!

D Brogan said...

Wow this is beautiful I too like using vellum, but did not think to use like this. I will have give it a try.

Kimberly said...

Spectacular! I did not know you could use alcohol ink on vellum. Would love to see a video of how you did that and achieved such a light touch

Lauryne Cunningham said...

The colored vellum looks so pretty, such a different look! I need to give this technique a try!

Sheila said...

As always, your use of color is stunning and I especially love the use of vellum. Gotta try that. Thank you for the inspiration!

Liz O. said...

Love this card Virginia! The pretty magenta blooms pop against the gray and white background💕💕💕 Thanks for the inspiration!

Sarah B said...

Love your colored vellum. The variations make it really beautiful. Thanks for the inspiration

Lindsey NY said...

Your vellum blooms are so unique, Just gorgeous.

Ms. Tamp said...

I like the idea to color the vellum. I haven't tried this yet. Great way to make and vary your own layers.

Carol Wortman said...

WOW, vellum colored like this is incredible. Gorgeous.

Elizabeth Kuhn said...

I cannot take my eyes off of your creation! I love that translucent, soft look the vellum adds. So beautiful!

Linda Clark said...

I would never have thought of using vellum for the flowers, and it is beautiful. You are very creative!

Kelsey Thomas said...

This is amazing!