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!

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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

Donna Walls September 7, 2021 - 09:14

I’ve never heard of this flower, it’s lovely and the inspiration piece is beautiful with gorgeous colors!

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joni52 September 7, 2021 - 09:22

What a gorgeous flower!

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cheryl morway September 7, 2021 - 10:07

Another great Craft-a-Flower. The colors are amazing… Will be lots of fun.

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Susan Moss September 7, 2021 - 10:37

I love this Craft-a-Flower! I’ve tried growing orchids with absolutely no success. This set is just right for me. I can enjoy the beauty of the orchid and share them with family and friends without the investment of care needed to maintain them.

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Lori September 7, 2021 - 10:40

Wow! what an amazing layer die cut flower And the inspiration is awesome

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Aia Magiera September 7, 2021 - 10:48

Super excited about this craft a flower set

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Patonslake September 7, 2021 - 11:20

I have several orchid plants in my home and this set is just lovely. Imagine the colors one can combine!

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Nancy Wilcox September 7, 2021 - 12:01

Love this Dendrobium Orchid! I’m amazed at the wonderful and different flowers you showcase.

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Michelle Chockran September 7, 2021 - 12:06

Love love love the craft-a-flowers. Im not big into coloring so being able to use the color guides to assemble the flowers with Altenews card stock makes it so easy for me.

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Jenn Finch September 7, 2021 - 12:21

I love the delicate look of this flower.

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Kathy Cusack September 7, 2021 - 12:26

Gorgeous card!

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Susan Gonyo September 7, 2021 - 12:27

So my beautiful! Hope I can get this set

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Brenda Kuder September 7, 2021 - 12:29

Beautiful flower!

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Gail Thompson September 7, 2021 - 12:34

Beautiful, inspiring flowers and color choices! Thank you for sharing this amazing creative card!

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Denise Soloko September 7, 2021 - 12:46

What a beautiful flower with so many ways to use it,.

Besides cards, I can picture it in scrapbook layouts.

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Jeanne Beam September 7, 2021 - 12:56

Such a gorgeous flower! Awesome cards…

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Margo E Newton September 7, 2021 - 12:57

Such pretty colors. Altenew readies the flower game the best! Since September 15th is my birthday, I pray that I get the prize of winning a gift certificate.

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Monika Davis September 7, 2021 - 13:12

Wow! Amazing layers and pieces. Beautiful samples team!

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Denise Bryant September 7, 2021 - 13:15

Gorgeous new Craft-A-Flower set! The samples are just beautiful!

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MarciaScantlin September 7, 2021 - 13:24

The flower looks love done by die cutting, especially the lavender one.

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aseletzky September 7, 2021 - 13:26

Emily, I LOVE the colors you used! Gorgeous. I can’t wait to try this beautiful flower.

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Janice Berbin September 7, 2021 - 13:28

A lovely card with most of my favorite colors!

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Pam1 September 7, 2021 - 13:32

Beautiful flower & card!

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Vicky September 7, 2021 - 14:04

Looking forward to getting these dies. The entire craft a flower series is so amazing

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gransarah September 7, 2021 - 14:29

How fun! Altenew has the most lovely flowers!!

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Donna Degale-Kalloo September 7, 2021 - 14:39

So pretty! I love that die!

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Carol McCready September 7, 2021 - 14:58

Very beautiful! Gorgeous in pink and blue.

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Jeanne Rice September 7, 2021 - 15:15

Orchids are so pretty. All the cards are gorgeous

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Kathy Eddy September 7, 2021 - 15:21

These are just gorgeous!

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beccab33324 September 7, 2021 - 15:32

Oh how pretty! I love orchids!!

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dorothyayotte September 7, 2021 - 15:47

Oooh what a lovely new CAF set! And your card is stunning- I love the flowers and colors!

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Kelsey Thomas September 7, 2021 - 16:01

This is so pretty! :) Can’t wait to see what the DT created with it!

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Isabel Z September 7, 2021 - 16:14

The DT has blown me away with their creativity!

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vickiedavis77 September 7, 2021 - 16:20

Such a dainty set & a wonderful card design!

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Retta Lutte September 7, 2021 - 16:50

What a delicate and unique flower! Beautiful card!

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3kidmama September 7, 2021 - 17:16

I just love whole concept of the craft-a-flower sets. Such a relaxing way to design an element for a card or scrapbook page. This orchid is defining going on my “need it” list!

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Bev Karolak September 7, 2021 - 17:20

Such a beautiful flower! Amazing projects. 🥰

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Sheri Kempke September 7, 2021 - 18:27

So gorgeous–I love the peace card! What a great new layering flower!

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Janelle Stone September 7, 2021 - 19:12

So many possibilities with this lovely orchid.

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Pai Meng September 7, 2021 - 19:52

altenew teaches me about new to me flowers all the time. LOL!

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pepita933 September 7, 2021 - 21:20

Such a beautiful card! The dies are very realistic

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jennifer leonard September 7, 2021 - 22:00

yea! another fun set to play with!! you really rocked this card Emily!

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Marisela Delgado September 7, 2021 - 22:08

Gorgeous!

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Meghan Kennihan September 7, 2021 - 22:09

This orchid is stunning! I LOVE the colors you used! What a wonderful inspiring hop!

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Laura Rozsonits September 7, 2021 - 23:35

Gorgeous die set. Your cards are beautiful!

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Linda BL September 8, 2021 - 00:30

What a gorgeous card! Love the colors used and the peace die.

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Thuy Le September 8, 2021 - 01:12

The pink flowers with blue background is beautiful!

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Thuy Le September 8, 2021 - 01:54

There are so many beautiful creations and I’m definitely going to imitate them. Stinks that I can’t comment on many of them. Keep getting error messages and on another 3 comments. Goodness. But I love orchids and these are beautiful

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Shylaa September 8, 2021 - 03:46

Emily orchids looks amazing over the background. Each card is fabulous

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Theresa L vinson September 8, 2021 - 08:25

An ORCHID! Beautiful.

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