Altenew Craft-A-Flower: Dendrobium Orchid Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($200 in total prizes)

by Emily

Hi there! Emily Midgett here with you today, and I'm so excited to be sharing some inspiration using this month's addition to the Craft-A-Flower family: Craft-A-Flower Dendrobium Orchid Layering Die Set! These beautiful layering dies create such a gorgeous finished product, all from some colored cardstock!

I love that each color is grouped together in one die to make die cutting super quick and easy! The color layering guide makes putting everything together so much simpler. Just follow the pictures and you've got it!

Save 5% when you buy our specially curated gradient cardstock bundle that comes with this die set!

Ready to add our new Craft-A-Flower: Dendrobium Orchid Layering Die Set to your collection? Then, take advantage of our subscription promotion.

If you enjoy these layered die sets, you can subscribe to receive them each month. When signed up, you are guaranteed a spot in our monthly Craft-A-Flower releases and will receive a set each month – at a specially discounted price! ($35.99 →$29.99).

Project

I have a super saturated and vibrant project for you today, so let's get started with the details!

To start, I took a quick peek on Pinterest to get some inspiration for the various colors in which Dendrobium Orchids can grow. I found some gorgeous cool rose flowers and immediately knew that I wanted my orchids to be similar! I die cut the flowers using the darkest and lightest of the colors from the Rose Petal Gradient Cardstock set, as well as a couple of shades from my stash that fit the color scheme I had in my head a little better. I also die cut the foliage from some minty green cardstock that I had in my stash. I adhered all of the pieces using liquid adhesive.

*Tip– to keep the lightest, topmost petals together (to help prevent clumsy people like me from losing one, ha), I kept the pieces inside the negative space in the cardstock instead of popping them out. When I was ready to adhere the pieces to the die cut, I knew exactly where they were and which direction they should go!*

For the card base, I trimmed down an A2 panel of light aqua cardstock, and then used blending brushes to blend both Aqualicious and Teal Cave inks on the lower righthand corner of the panel. I love the effect you can achieve blending on colored cardstock! The saturated color on the cardstock helps the ink blending become so much more vibrant, plus you don't have to work quite as hard to blend a nice vivid color! I also spritzed the blended card base with the Iridescent Shimmer Ink Spray to add a bit of extra shine and additional texture to the card base.

For the greeting, I die cut the Fancy Peace Die three times from the same light minty green cardstock used for the card base, and then adhered them together to create a dimensional die-cut. I arranged the sentiment die-cut with the new Craft-A-Flower: Dendrobium Orchid die cuts, adhering the components using both liquid and Instant Dimension Foam Tape. The final touch was to add a few iridescent aqua gems to the card front for added sparkle! I love the monochromatic look coupled with the pops of cool pink on this card.

Giveaway Prizes

Well, that's all for my project today! Altenew has a giveaway to help celebrate this release:

$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 09/13/2021 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 09/15/2021.

Blog Hop

Your next stop on the hop is Erum Tasneem. Here's the full hop list:

Altenew Card Blog

Erum Tasneem

Seeka

Jaycee Gaspar

Sandhya Iyer

Virginia Lu

Tenia Nelson

Amanda Baldwin

Terri Koszler

Nathalie DeSousa

Michelle Short

Verity Biddlecombe

LauraJane

Jenny Colacicco

Natasha Davies

Joy Baldwin

Ishani

Amy Hill

Colleen Balija

Nenette S. Madero

Joylita Dsouza

Bridget Casey

Preeti Chandran

Anna Mahtani

Rosie Neustaedter

Daniel Diaz

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78 comments

Stacey Kowbel September 8, 2021 - 09:50

Wow, such a gorgeous craft-a-flower! And fabulous inspiration on the hop!

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roxanne tellini September 8, 2021 - 11:38

I am glad to see orchids. Your colors are really pretty on them. I also like that your middle pink paper is textured.

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Mirella Rogan September 8, 2021 - 12:59

What a beautiful look! Love it!

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Alexandra Y September 8, 2021 - 13:10

So beautiful! Love the blue and purple!

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athena may September 8, 2021 - 14:18

Emily can always be counted on to create fab cards but with this Altenew’s CAF, it’s a given and this design is another winner that will be added to my already long wishlist. Keeping my fingers crossed I win ….

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Greta H September 8, 2021 - 17:26

Beautiful projects with this lovely new die set!

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Laraine September 8, 2021 - 18:19

Beautiful!

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Sue McRae September 8, 2021 - 20:33

I am loving this pretty and unique floral design! Gorgeous!

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Sandra Baggarly September 8, 2021 - 20:49

Pretty set, I love die cut flowers!

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Kathy Raker September 8, 2021 - 21:20

This is my new favorite Craft A Flower set, Love the real color background with cheerful pink flowers. Thanks for sharing

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Carmela Hubler September 8, 2021 - 21:38

What a gorgeous flower!! Love these craft a flower sets. Each one has been beautiful!!

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3kidmama September 8, 2021 - 22:40

I love the card you created – that ombre shading and then using the same colors for the leaves – I get a huge smile just looking at your gorgeous card! Definitely adding this orchid craft-a-flower set to my “need it list!

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M.FATEMA September 9, 2021 - 13:11

It’s always a delight to see how the different layers are put together to make a gorgeous flower!!

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Cyndi Morris September 9, 2021 - 16:37

I’ve never met an Altenew CAF set that I didn’t love, but this one is unique — I’ve never seen anything like it! Absolutely gorgeous.

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Lissette September 9, 2021 - 17:18

Beautiful flower!

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Inkin' Chickie September 9, 2021 - 22:46

Great looking flower. The projects previewed for the set look amazing!

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Lauryne Cunningham September 10, 2021 - 12:59

This is such a gorgeous addition to the CAF line! Love it!

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Tina C September 10, 2021 - 14:41

Beautiful die set. I will have to add to my must have list.

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Andre M. September 10, 2021 - 17:48

This teal and pink palette is gorgeous!

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Shari Czerwinski September 12, 2021 - 12:08

LOVE these layered flowers!

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Susan A. September 12, 2021 - 13:48

Beautiful!! I love orchids!!

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Tricia Hoy September 12, 2021 - 19:15

These are some amazing color palettes!

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Tricia Hoy September 12, 2021 - 19:15

These are some gorgeous color palettes!

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Virginia Diane Branch September 12, 2021 - 22:27

This kit is gorgeous!🥰

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Susan Babcock September 13, 2021 - 10:23

Beautiful flowers and the cards made with the dies are just so beautiful

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Francine Brown September 13, 2021 - 11:13

Wow! Love this die set! Love the gorgeous card you created.

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Sheila N September 13, 2021 - 15:30

I love orchids so this set is just what I need. Beautiful flowers. Love the card!

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Amy Cooley September 15, 2021 - 23:25

Wow! This is a gorgeous set! I love the inspiration.

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