Craft-A-Flower: Buttercup Layering Dies Release Blog Hop – Coloring Die-Cuts With Ink Sprays (Video)

by Lydia Evans

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Hello there, everyone. Happy Friday! Lydia here. Today I'll be sharing how you can color your layered die-cuts using our beautiful Metallic Ink Sprays. Before that, let's take a look at our newest Craft-A-Flower: Buttercup Layering Die Set.

Our 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 is colored cardstock and a die cutting machine. We can’t wait to see what you create!

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We can't wait for you to see how to use this gorgeous set; it is another stunner by Altenew! But first, here is the layering guide for your convenience.

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

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Don’t want to miss out on these fun layering sets? Subscribe to the Monthly Subscription Plan NOW!

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Be among the first to get our newly released Craft-A-Flower set each month at a discounted price (from $35.00 –> $29.99)! Subscribe to our Craft-A-Flower Monthly Subscription Plan NOW! Learn more about it HERE.

Today's Project

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I started with 2 sheets of white cardstock and added some Double Sided Adhesive to the back of them. I then simply sprayed ink sprays onto them to create a gradient effect. For the pink, I used Frosty Pink, Puffy Heart, and Coral Berry Ink Sprays. And for the green, I used Mountain Mist, Frayed Leaf, and Forest Glades Ink Sprays. I then left these to dry.

Once dry, I used these to cut the flower layers and leaves from Craft-A-Flower: Buttercup Layering Die Set. As I had Double-Sided Adhesive on the sheets, these now turned into little die-cut stickers. I used the layering guide on the die packaging to help me layer the images up.

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Next, I adhered the images into place onto a Navy Cardstock panel before adding the whole panel onto a 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ white card base.

I just love how these flowers turned out and the shimmer they have when they catch the light.

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To see how this card came together please watch the video below. Or over on YouTube:

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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.

Blog Hop

What is a release without a blog hop?! Also, don’t you want to be inspired by all the lovely creations our designers created especially for you? C’mon then, start hopping! The next stop on the hop is the talented Jaycee Gaspar

Hop List

Altenew Card Blog

Jaycee Gaspar

Sandhya Iyer

Emily Midgett


Virginia Lu

Terri Koszler

Laurie Willison

Amanda Baldwin

Verity Biddlecombe

Therese Calvird

Linda Westfall

Nathalie DeSousa

Teresa Litchfield

Maryam Perez

Jenny Colacicco

Carol Hintermeier

Ardyth Percy-Robb

Joylita Dsouza

Keren Baker

Michelle Short


Tina Smith

Tricia Schaden

Nandini Karmarkar

Helen Kalb 

Yoonsun Hur

Supply List

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Craft A Flower Buttercup
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altenew ink spray frosty pink metallic shimmer ink spray
Frosty Pink Metallic Shimmer Ink Spray
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altenew ink spray puffy heart metallic shimmer ink spray
Puffy Heart Metallic Shimmer Ink Spray
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altenew ink spray coral berry metallic shimmer ink spray
Coral Berry Metallic Shimmer Ink Spray
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altenew ink spray mountain mist metallic shimmer ink spray
Mountain Mist Metallic Shimmer Ink Spray
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altenew ink spray frayed leaf metallic shimmer ink spray
Frayed Leaf Metallic Shimmer Ink Spray
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altenew ink spray forest glades metallic shimmer ink spray
Forest Glades Metallic Shimmer Ink Spray
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altenew ink spray pure white ink spray
Pure White Ink Spray
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Double-sided Adhesives Sheets (10…
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Navy Cardstock (25 sheets/set)
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Gold Mirror Cardstock (5 sheets/set)
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Vellum Translucent Paper (25 sheets/set)
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Sue D May 8, 2021 - 8:31 PM

Sweet buttercup layering set.

Barbara Kohn May 8, 2021 - 9:10 PM

Beautiful flower and card creations using layering techniques

Liz O. May 9, 2021 - 12:56 AM

Another gorgeous die set! I really like the font used for the “thank you” die and that it has an offset layer., of course the flower is beautiful!

Sue McRae May 9, 2021 - 7:53 AM

Love this pretty buttercup die set!

Vikki May 9, 2021 - 9:22 AM

I love how you colored the card stock to cut the flowers. I think the gradient makes them look so much more realistic that the flat color of card stock.

Mirella Rogan May 9, 2021 - 1:19 PM

Another lovely layering set! <3

Michele W May 10, 2021 - 12:22 AM

When I learned that this month’s flower was a buttercup I was expecting a much smaller flower but I must admit that I really like this larger buttercup. I also love the layered thank you included with this set. It’s such a dainty font and will work on so many styles of cards.

M.FATEMA May 10, 2021 - 12:56 AM

Ooh such a lovely new CAF set!
Beautiful card too! Loving how you have used the shimmer spray to color the flower layers

Silvia Hutchinson May 10, 2021 - 11:07 AM

LOVE the buttercups!!

Rosali Bartz May 10, 2021 - 11:15 AM

To be honest, I love every new CRAFT-A-FLOWER set! They are all amazing! I already saved a couple of them on my Altenew wishlist / shopping list. :-)

Anneleise Hampson May 10, 2021 - 11:22 AM

Such a great floral set!

Stacey Kowbel May 10, 2021 - 12:41 PM

Such a beautiful craft-a-flower!!! I love all the great inspiration from the team!

Jessica Yoder-Jones May 10, 2021 - 1:54 PM

I just love these buttercups!!! So very great for springtime

Patt H. May 10, 2021 - 2:12 PM

I love this gorgeous card, Lydia! The colors against the dark background are so beautiful! I need this set!

lizbechtel69 May 10, 2021 - 2:33 PM

Wow, the new layered papers, or new to me, are lovely! I find these so easy to use when I am diecutting your wonderful flowers! The shimmer on the flower is a really nice touch!!!!

LINDA WALTER May 10, 2021 - 2:50 PM

Lydia, your card is lovely! Now I just have to get this new craft a flower set!!

Miriam Prantner May 10, 2021 - 9:11 PM

This is such a gorgeous new craft a flower set, love, love, love!

Dennie Frank May 10, 2021 - 11:51 PM

Beautiful card, every flower needs a little shimmer to look like water drops!

Sonja Woodward May 11, 2021 - 1:18 AM

Sounds great. Loved the daffodil one.

coffeegoddess42 May 11, 2021 - 2:32 AM

I have so many craft a flowers but this is just so sweet.
Love Linda’s card today too.

Cyndi Morris May 11, 2021 - 11:59 AM

I am so in love with (addicted to?) Altenew’s Craft-A-Flower sets and those Buttercups may be one of my favorites. Lydia’s card is beautiful!

Kinjal Trivedi May 11, 2021 - 12:04 PM

Shimmer and how! Love this :)

Lindsey Fabian May 11, 2021 - 8:55 PM

Thanks for the video. The sprayed flowers look fantastic.

Debbie Frank May 13, 2021 - 1:27 AM

Oh, autocorrect or fat fingers! My name is Debbie Frank!

Vicky May 13, 2021 - 11:51 AM

Great idea using those sprays😄

leighgardner1 May 13, 2021 - 5:37 PM

Very pretty layering set!

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