Craft-A-Flower: Antique Rose Layering Die Set Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

by Nicole Watt

Hello, crafters! It's time for the monthly Craft-A-Flower release! This month, the flower is the Antique Rose. Try our Craft-A-Flower: Antique Rose Layering Die Set here.

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!

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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I paired the new die set with a sketch to create two beautiful shaker cards for you! I wanted to create some unique looks and also wanted to experiment a little with an idea in my head to see if I could create a shaker card without acetate or foam strips! Here's a look at the sketch I used as my starting point.

Today's Projects

First Look

For my first take, I was really curious and wanted to create a tulle shaker, but I didn't want to use foam strips. I was amazed when I created this beauty, and it actually worked! You'll want to watch my latest Sketch Starters with Nicole video to get all of the details on how I created the shaker. I also give some tips on keeping the Framed Thanks Die nice and square.

Don't you just love the new Craft-A-Flower: Antique Rose Layering Die Set? It is beautifully plump, and the leaf selection is so nice with both layered leaves and a single leaf trio stem with integrated embossing! Instead of using various colors of cardstock, I created an ombre ink blended panel on white cardstock and cut the layers from the ink blended panel. It's the perfect way to get just the right color without having oodles of different colored cardstocks!

Second Look

I always do two different looks with a sketch, so for my second design, I went for a die-cut shaker. I was able to use the outline die to create the shaker hole, and then used the typical acetate and foam strip technique to create the window. By omitting the second die layer, I was able to create a few see-through areas with the two detail layers added on top of the acetate.

To keep that wispy see-through look, I omitted the bottom layers on the leaves.  And, to give the leaves and flower an integrated look, I arranged the leaves on the card, and then used the flower outline die to cut off the areas that would overlap. Then, when I added them onto the card, they were cut perfectly to look like they are tucked behind the flower!

Of course, to watch the play-by-play and get some additional tips on the die and these two shaker card styles, check out the latest Sketch Starter video!

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 03/12/2021 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 03/15/2021.

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 lovely Norine Borys

Hop List

Altenew Card Blog

Norine Borys

Terri Koszler

Nathalie DeSousa

Tina Smith

Jaycee Gaspar

Verity Biddlecombe

Virginia Lu

Keren Baker

Emily Midgett

Michelle Short

Amanda Baldwin

Erum Tasneem

Carol Hintermeier

Laurie Willison

Jenny Colacicco

Lilith Eeckels

Yoonsun Hur


Rachael Shedeed


SathyaKala Sankaran


Before you head out, check out the supplies used to create the projects above:

Framed Thanks Die Set
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Rounded Rectangles Die Set
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Signature Words Die Set
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2-in-1 Precision Glue Pen
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Charcoal Suit Crisp Dye Ink
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Evergreen Crisp Dye Ink
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Forest Glades Crisp Dye Ink
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Rouge Crisp Dye Ink
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Ink Blending Tool – Large
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Blushing Blooms 6×6 Paper Pack
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Gold Foil Cardstock (10 sheets/set)
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Double Sided Adhesive Sheets (10…
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Sequins – Satin White
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Classic Crest Solar White (25…
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Mini Blossom Die Cutting Machine
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Mini Blossom Die Cutting Metal Shim
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Shawn M. March 8, 2021 - 13:16

Great cards!

Debbie Witt March 8, 2021 - 13:34

The unique shaker cards with Nicole looks fairly easy. Will have to try that technique at a later date. The antique rose design is lovely!

Monika Davis March 8, 2021 - 13:42

Gorgeous die set! So classy and elegant… I love the layers. Such pretty sample cards team! Thank you for the inspirations!

Tara Prince March 8, 2021 - 13:54

such gorgeous cards

Jennifer Leonard March 8, 2021 - 13:55

First…I love the colors you chose! Who knew to even use Tulle! Such a romantic card! Thank you for sharing your talent with us

Cordelia Alderman March 8, 2021 - 14:10

I’m always amazed at how others can “think outside the box”. Because my mind just doesn’t work that way! That tulle shaker card is just genius. Beautiful cards.

Apral Harrel March 8, 2021 - 14:43

I love the realism that the layers add to the rose.

Janey Allardice March 8, 2021 - 14:55

Simply beautiful!!!

Sue McRae March 8, 2021 - 15:12

Wow, what a gorgeous and elegant big bloom!

Veronica L Hunt March 8, 2021 - 17:09

Another gorgeous die set. I love this way of making cards.

M.FATEMA March 8, 2021 - 19:21

What a gorgeous new CAF set!!
Absolutely in love with the tulle shaker cards!

Amy Cooley March 8, 2021 - 20:03

Such a beautiful flower! I can’t wait to see all the inspiration.

Elizabeth Kuhn March 8, 2021 - 20:23

You’ve got to love a new rose stamp set 🥰

Lynda Wilson March 8, 2021 - 21:42

Gorgeous dies; lots of awesome cards on the blog; beautiful colors!

Helen Holmes March 9, 2021 - 05:17

Some fabulous inspiration on this hop, such a lovely die set, I love the layering dies, have quite a few now

Lois K March 9, 2021 - 10:06

Beautiful cards. Love this new stamp set

Maureen Hampshire March 9, 2021 - 12:19

I’m so looking forward to this new release, these cards are beautiful!

Mirella Rogan March 9, 2021 - 12:46

These layered dies are amazing! Gorgeous inspiration, too!

Jacinda March 9, 2021 - 13:26

Stunning cards!

Lisa H March 9, 2021 - 13:42

This new die set is fabulous!! I can use this in so many different ways

kjwinston March 9, 2021 - 14:15

This is already on its way to me in the mail! Can’t wait!

jshixon March 9, 2021 - 20:28

Beautiful take on shaker cards. Looks complicated but is really fairly easy! Thanks for the ideas.❤

Patt H. March 9, 2021 - 20:53

Truly awesome creations!! I You make it hard to resist buying one of everything!

Sarah Villasenor March 9, 2021 - 22:44

Love the flowers on the cards.

Amy N. March 9, 2021 - 23:41

Gorgeous cards! Love how everything come together so beautifully.

Beverly Sizemore March 10, 2021 - 08:52

Beautiful cards. I especially loved the “thanks” one with the navy paper and netting.

Marni M March 10, 2021 - 13:12

Love the idea of using tulle to create a shaker card! This set is beautiful!

Sharon Burnand March 11, 2021 - 08:53

I want to use this sketch for my next cardmaking session, thanks for the ideas

Michele W March 11, 2021 - 19:12

Nichol’s shaker cards are amazing. So unique, clever, and elegant. Looking forward to giving her ideas a try. Loving this beautiful new layering rose.

Donna Kowalski March 12, 2021 - 11:21

Looking forward to this set. Great shaker cards.

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