Craft-A-Flower: Butterfly Bush Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($200 in Total Prizes!)

by Michelle

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Hello there, and welcome to the Craft-A-Flower: Butterfly Bush Release Blog Hop!

It's Michelle here, and today I am sharing how you can add layers to projects in a clean and simple way. Before we get started, let's take a look at the newest addition to our Craft-A-Flower collection!

Craft-A-Flower: Butterfly Bush Layering Die Set

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Ready to create a delightful nature scene? This set of nine dies will help you create the most adorable butterfly bush plant, complete with two dainty butterflies. The images are easy to layer up and would make a charming addition to your projects.

Project Inspiration: Adding Layers in a Clean and Simple Way

I started off my card by die-cutting the Craft-A-Flower: Butterfly Bush Layering Die Set from Gradient Cardstock. I used Andromeda, Deep Iris and Wisteria from the New Purple set for the flower itself. I then used all three colors from the Green Meadows set for the leaves, and Mocha from Coffee Break set for the stem.

Craft-A-Flower Butterfly Bush

They were layered up and adhered together using 2 in 1 Precision Glue. This layering die set is so easy to layer up and creates a big impact really quickly! I love it!

Next,I die cut the butterfly from Buttercream cardstock in the Summer Afternoon Gradient Cardstock Set and then also from Vellum Translucent Paper. I wanted to add a layer to the butterfly so that it looked like the wings were open. I added ink blending to the cardstock piece with Golden Sunset Crisp Dye Inks and a Mini Blending Brush.

The vellum layer was then added on top, adding a small amount of glue to its body only. This little step added so much dimension to the card!

Craft-A-Flower Butterfly Bush

To bring the card together, I added splatters to a card panel using Jet Black Ink Spray. The panel was adhered to an A2 white card base with Glue Tape. I added the leaves on top, followed by the stem. I added it so that it was hanging off the bottom of the card and trimmed off the excess with scissors.

The Butterfly Bush flower was adhered on top with Glue Tape, followed by the butterfly.

Craft-A-Flower Butterfly Bush

I stamped the sentiment from Sentiment Strips 3 Stamp Set onto white cardstock with Obsidian Pigment Ink. It was cut out using the Terrific Tags Die Set and added to the card with Instant Dimension Foam Tape.

TIP! Add a black cardstock layer behind for some added interest.

Although the card is very layered, I still think it looks clean and simple in design. I hope I have given you some inspiration on using the new Craft-A-Flower Butterfly Bush Layering Die Set. You can watch the full process video below or on YouTube. Wishing you a wonderful day!

Giveaway Prizes!

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$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 05/13/2022 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 05/15/2022.

Blog Hop List

Craft-A-Flower Butterfly Bush

Here's a list of all the amazing designers joining the blog hop. Make sure to leave them lots of love and comment on each stop for more chances of winning our giveaway prizes! 

Altenew Card Blog

Jenny Colacicco

Cheryl Espie

Jaycee Gaspar


Terri Koszler

Nenette S. Madero

Virginia Lu

Carol Hintermeier

Nathalie DeSousa

Angela Brennan

Reiko Tsuchida ***Note: Due to strict regulations in Japan, you might not be able to leave a comment on her blog post.

Rosie Neustaedter

Ann Taylor

Laurie Patterson 

Sande Woodson

Amy Hill 

Linda Westfall

Natasha Davies

Susan Stagno

Daniel Diaz

Eva Bussom

Hussena Calcuttawala

Nandini Karmarkar

Nichol Spohr

Preeti Chandran

SathyaKala Sankaran

Susan Busada

~Supplies Used~

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Janet Sisk May 8, 2022 - 6:20 PM

WOW! I LOVE this Butterfly Bush set! All the artwork is delightful. Thanks for the inspiration and chance to win. :D

Jody A Galluzzi May 8, 2022 - 6:49 PM

Love the ombre colored flowers. Love the layered look.

Christine Gardner May 8, 2022 - 7:06 PM

First time doing this hop and wow this is a talented group!

Jill Rauenhorst May 8, 2022 - 8:03 PM

Beautiful die set, beautiful colors, beautiful card!

Sandra Frint May 8, 2022 - 8:57 PM

This is my first time doing this Hop and what a group of designers!! This flower is so pretty and it was my brothers favorite. When he passed, we had a special spread made for the service using just these. I would love to be able to use them in cards, especially to my Mom.

Isabel Z May 9, 2022 - 6:15 AM

Amazed by all the beautiful creations!

Sandra Baggarly May 9, 2022 - 10:31 AM

What a gorgeous new layering set! Love this one!

Angela Hall May 9, 2022 - 12:05 PM

I love this set, my favorite flower

Sue McRae May 9, 2022 - 8:13 PM

Unique and gorgeous bloom! Love all the color combos by the designers!

Jeanne Rice May 9, 2022 - 9:50 PM

Great layering die. Thanks for all the inspiration.

Melissa Leftrick May 9, 2022 - 10:48 PM

I love this flower!! We had these bushes growing up! Such pretty inspiration!

Marisela Delgado May 10, 2022 - 12:46 AM

So beautiful.

Sindhu May 10, 2022 - 12:07 PM

Beautiful stamp set..

Sheri Kempke May 10, 2022 - 1:38 PM

Gorgeous card–what a lovely new die set. What a great flower to feature! Thanks for the inspiration Michelle.

Monika Davis May 10, 2022 - 2:00 PM

Amazing release! I love flowers and I love butterflies! Win-win! Gorgeous layers! Thanks for the inspirations!

Jean VonNieda May 10, 2022 - 5:25 PM

This set grabbed my attention right away. Looking forward to more inspiration.

Gillian Smith May 10, 2022 - 6:20 PM

A lovely card – this die set perfectly highlights the beauty of this flower

Inkin' Chickie May 11, 2022 - 12:52 PM

Nice set release. Can’t wait to see the projects created.

Bridget N May 11, 2022 - 2:31 PM

What a beautiful card! I can’t wait to hop along to see all the other lovely card designs. TFS :-)

stacey carpenter May 11, 2022 - 3:37 PM

very nice cards and stamp set!!

Sara Fail May 12, 2022 - 1:55 AM

What a cool flower.

auntsherer (Sheri W) May 12, 2022 - 6:10 AM

I love the little bit of black- it makes the other petal colors stand out more

Karen Schroeder May 12, 2022 - 4:04 PM

Ooh, I love the Butterfly Bush…great die set!

Maggie Henry May 13, 2022 - 9:16 PM

Gorgeous! The black layer definitely adds to the crisp feel.

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