Friday, May 7, 2021

Altenew Craft-A-Flower: Buttercup Layering Die Set Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

 Hello friends!

It's time to share another exciting Altenew Craft-A-Flower Buttercup with you.
We are celebrating this month's Craft-A-Flower with a blog hop! All details about this hop, please visit Altenew Card Blog.
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. 

This die set is so easy to use. I decided to use the Gradient Card Stock, so there's no guess work on the color-layering.
Altenew-CAF Buttercup-Green Meadow Gradiant Card Stock-Summer Afternoon Gradiant CArd Stock-Sphere Stencil-001

For the leaves, I used as many shades of green and this really, to me, made a difference.

Altenew-CAF Buttercup-Green Meadow Gradiant Card Stock-Summer Afternoon Gradiant Card Stock-Sphere Stencil-002

I sometimes wish I am florist.... because they would know how to arrange the flowers. 
Well, I tried my best to channel my inner florist and this was my arrangement. When you have multiple flowers and leaves, it is best to group them as tightly as you can.

Altenew-CAF Buttercup-Green Meadow Gradiant Card Stock-Summer Afternoon Gradiant CArd Stock-Sphere Stencil

I also keep the weight of the flowers in mind. That way, you can sort of figure out the movement.

Altenew-CAF Buttercup-Green Meadow Gradiant Card Stock-Summer Afternoon Gradiant Card Stock-Sphere Stencil-003
 
I also took on inspiration from Pantone's Color of the Year. That's how I decided to use all shades of grey for the Buttercup background. It looks like that it worked splendidly!

 Altenew-CAF Buttercup-Green Meadow Gradiant Card Stock-Summer Afternoon Gradiant Card Stock-Sphere Stencil-004
 
There's so much inspiration in this blog hop. Be sure to stop by the designers' blogs and leave your comments, too! You can all of the supplies in the links below.

Giveaway Prizes: $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 05/13/2021 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 05/15/2021.


Your next stop is the blog of Terri Koszler.
Thanks so much for stopping by!

63 comments:

Roxy T said...

Oh what a gorgeous card. Everything comes together so well. I can't wait to get this die set.

mel h said...

I think the greens really do add such a pop to this card. I love this gorgeous card with such sunny colors.

Bernadette said...

Love the mix of rich yellows and greens against that background!

Leni said...

Gorgeous card! Love the striped circle behind the flowers

Barbara said...

The yellow with the gray is a great combination!

Sheila said...

Your card is colorful and eye-catching. The grey horizontal faded striped circle really made the flower pop. That you used different greens to create the leaves added dimension. Excellent job!

Linda BL said...

So pretty! Love the bright yellow against the grey tones of the Sphere Stencil. Love the stripes with the bright flower arrangement. You may not be a florist but your flower arrangements look pretty spectacular to me!

Nurse Ratchet said...

Gorgeous card💛💛💛 I love the colours you chose💛

conil said...

You don't need to be a florist...your flower arrangements are always spot on. This one is a) my favorite color and b) absolutely, perfectly done.
Gorgeous card.

brandco2450@gmail.com said...

Just beautiful, Virginia! Love the background, love the yellows
and greens! And the flower itself is so pretty!

nkjohnston said...

OMG - Gorgeous! Thanks for the inspiration!

Esther Asbury said...

Love those vibrant flowers against the stripes! Beautiful card!

Nandini said...

Very beautiful card! I love the way the flowers pop against the gray background.

Diana said...

Your inner florist did not lead you astray -- beautiful!

Glennis F said...

Your tight grouping is perfect! Love the card

joni said...

Gorgeous design

Linda from AZ said...

Beautiful color and really original design

LynnsLocker said...

Gorgeous Card. Love the Sphere Stencil in the background. Nicely done!!!

vickie said...

Such a wonderful card & your background make it POP!

Amber Bissonnette said...

So beautiful!! The addition of the green leaves really ties everything in so nicely

sharon g said...

I like how you varied the greens. All of your colors are wonderful.

Jade C. said...

Your card design is gorgeous!

Ms. Tamp said...

Great background frame. I like the layers for the flower.

Melissa Leftrick said...

This is gorgeous and your background is beautiful too!

gaylehicks said...

Very attractive. Colors pop with the background.

Lyn H. said...

Beautiful card! Yellow & gray is a perfect combination and the striped circle was the perfect touch. Thanks for sharing your talent.

Kristine Boydstun said...

Gorgeous card!

Mary Ann said...

Beautiful card! I love this set and how life like and vibrant the flowers turn out.

D.L. Walls said...

Virgina, you may not be a florist but you arranged this card better than a florist would create a floral arrangement!

Carol McCready said...

I love all that dimension on your card. Great new Craft a Flower set.

Annemarie Caister said...

What a beautiful card Virginia. Love it!

MadeByMeghanK said...

I LOVE the gold sentiment with the yellow!

Vikki H said...

I love your Pantone color theme on this new flower die! Beautiful details and workmanship!

DorothyA said...

So beautiful Virginia! I love your background (I have this stencil and will be using it in a way inspired by this card). Your CAF buttercups are stunning and have so much dimension.

Pauline A said...

I always love yellow and grey together - beautiful!

Denise Bryant said...

Love these pretty buttercups! Gorgeous card!

Dawn T said...

Your inner florist was working well. The design is really gorgeous. Love the buttercups in these wonderful yellows. Love the striped circle behind the flowers. Grey and Yellow are always such a great combo.

Rochelle said...

Love the striped circle, adds so much interest.

D Brogan said...

Stunning card! Such amazing group of talented people here. Your arrangement is spot on and works great with the striped background.

NickiB said...

As always - amazing!!

Maura said...

Oh, wow - LOVE THIS BEAUTY!!!

Susanbcards said...

You may not be a florist in real life but you are a paper florist, for sure. I think this may be one of your best cards. I love the layout of the flowers and the gray background is so beautiful. This is such a wonderful Altenew die set.

Lauryne Cunningham said...

Wow! Gorgeous! I love how the stenciled sphere spotlights the flowers- the flowers really pop!

jan metcalf said...

love your pretty buttercups Virginia! The stripe circle really sets them off nicely!

Maureen Reiss said...

Your card is soooo Beautiful!!

Sarah B said...

The sphere stencil looks beautiful with those golden buttercups and all the variety in green leaves. Thanks for the inspiration.

Nora Noll said...

This is so pretty!! I love the stenciled circle you created. It grounds those gorgeous flowers so well!

Mitzi said...

I think you did just fine at attempting to be a florist. And I think you didn't mean to say you used shades of grey for the "Buttercup" but for the stencil. I like your card a lot.

Fonda said...

I love that background stencil. It adds so much to the whole!

ValByDesign, Valerie said...

I just LOVE this card! I especially love the Sphere Circle in the background!

Sue D said...

I like the circular striped background for the pretty buttercups.

Veronica said...

All I want to say is WOW, I love the cards!!

Liz O. said...

So pretty! Love this new CAF set! Thanks for the inspiration!

Kathy Raker said...

I love this layered buttercup die. If it's
as easy as the Virginia Rose it will be delightful to work with.

silvia said...

Pretty card!! LOVE the background!!

Jessica Yoder said...

Such a pretty card! I love the colors you used and the awesome background. Very nice!!

Jeanne Beam said...

Such a gorgeous card! Love the background...
Thanks for sharing.

Dfrank said...

Love it, the background makes it pop!

Elizabeth Kuhn said...

I just love the stenciled circle background...the effect is really cool!

Kinjal Trivedi said...

The background has a window view feel. Gorgeous!

Cyndi said...

Your card is absolutely gorgeous. I love the layout and the colors are beautiful. Love those buttercups!

Lindsey NY said...

Although this isn’t my favorite of the CAF dies, your card sure does it up brilliantly

LIZARD said...

Virginia, your card is a stunner! The stencil you used in the background is such a beautiful enhancer to the gorgeous buttercups! I cannot wait to get my hands on the Gradient cardstock set summer afternoon! It is a game changer for sure. A fantastic thank you card!!!