Hello Altenew friends, and welcome to the Altenew Craft-A-Flower release for December, the Carolina Allspice flower! Norine here with a sample card to share along with some product and blog hop details!
Craft-A-Flower Carolina Allspice
The Carolina Allspice is the December layering die set in the Craft A Flower subscription series. 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-cut machine.
The color layering guide makes putting everything together so much simpler. Just follow the pictures and you've got it!
Ready to add our new Craft-A-Flower: Carolina Allspice Layering Die Set to your collection? Then, take advantage of our subscription promotion.
Get our Newly released Craft-A-Flower Layering Die Set each month at a discounted price when you subscribe to our Craft-a-Flower Monthly Subscription Plan! From an individual price of $35.99, the subscription reduces the price by nearly 20%, to $29.00. Don't worry if the set goes out of stock! When you are subscribed to the monthly subscription, you are guaranteed a spot in our NEW Craft-a-Flower Layering Die Set each month. And if you need to pause your subscription you can simply re-activate when you’re ready.
Now, on to my card sample.
To create my card, I die cut all of the pieces in the layering die set from watercolor cardstock and then painted them with watercolor paints, using mainly the Grapevine paint color in the Watercolor 36 Pan Set, adding more water for a lighter paint color or some black paint to deepen the color, but using the package guide for help to know which layer to make lighter or darker. I did the same for the leaves, using shades of Evergreen and Tropical Forest in the 24 and 36 pan paint sets.
I used the package guide again to know how to layer the flower and leaves, adhering everything together. For the background, I stamped a portion of the Sketchy Floral Stamp Set to stamp a loose arrangement onto a piece of pale gray cardstock, heat setting with Platinum Embossing Powder. Then I trimmed the bottom of the card panel to leave room for a secondary sentiment.
I stamped a sentiment from the Sentiment Strips Stamp Set and heat set with Platinum Embossing powder again. Then I cut a narrow strip of colored cardstock to match the watercolor painted flower layers and adhered it below the stamped card panel with plenty of room for the stamped sentiment. I die cut 3 layers plus a partial layer of the “thanks” die-cut word to stack up and adhere over the edge of the layered flower and the colored cardstock strip.
I left it plain to finish, foregoing even the usual enamel dots or splatters!
Your next stop on the hop is Jenny Colacicco’s blog but be sure to check out the giveaways before you go!
$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 12/13/2021 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 12/15/2021.
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This is an old fashioned flower and I love this set. The card is beautiful!
Squealing with excitement over here. What a beautiful release, and the card is absolutely stunning! Now I want to crack out my embossing powders and dust off my heat tool. 🥰 Thank you so much for sharing.
Beautiful CAF set. Thanks for sharing this pretty design by Norine, I really enjoy seeing previous products paired with new ones, it helps us stretch our collection!
I love CAF’s cut from watercolored paper. The depth of colors is just beautiful.
Such a beautiful card and set. Love your color choices.