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.
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!
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!
$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.
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.
Before you head out, check out the supplies used to create the projects above:
Nicole, I promise to watch your video – love the tulle! – but you won’t mind if I just sit and stare for a bit longer at your gorgeous white, and grey roses? LOve them! *happy sigh*
WOW, what a gorgeous die set! May be your best yet!
What a unique shaker card! Really love the grayscale rose on both cards too
Gorgeous cards!!! Love the creative way you made these shakers!!!
That rose is beautiful!
I love the antique look of this rose and the varied leaf selection. Your color choice really makes the layers pop! Thank you for the inspiration.
I loved the delicate cards on the video with the tulle for the Shaker window.. so creative! Loved the play with the sketch too. That CAF – rose..makes me drool! Amazing design for a layered flower 💕
Can’t wait to get this one! You can never have enough roses ☺️ The grey and blue really grabbed my attention. Thanks for the inspo
What a beautiful new die set!! love it and also love the white/grey roses – so elegant!!
maybe lucky this time
What fabulous ideas for creating elegant shakers … such gorgeous cards with this new CAF! Anita :)
I love the color palette and the layering dies.
Nice to have the project combinded with a sketch example. Looking forward to the projects shared.
Love this new craft a flower! Gorgeous projects!
Lovely cards. I think I understand the shaker idea. It is definitely worth trying. Thanks for inspiring!
What a different and beautiful shaker card. The use of the tulle gives dimension and great design. Thanks for the inspiration.
So beautiful Nicole and what a genius idea with the tulle shaker.
Gorgeous cards, love the inspiration for this beautiful rose!
This layered rose is very pretty! Thanks for the inspiration Nicole!
The grey looks especially gorgeous
These layering flowers are so beautiful, I’m in love 🥰
Lovely rose cards… I can see this dice set in so many different colors!
This past month has been the start of my obsession with floral cards… and you are definitely feeding my obsession! 🌸 🌺 For that I thank you. 😁😆
Beautiful rose and thank you for the skinny shaker cards! Going to try this!
This rose is beautiful and I love having the card sketch included, thanks
Tulle shaker cards are a new one to me. So creative and feminine. What a great look omitting a layer from the rose and leaves! Thanks for the inspiration.
Love this flower 🙂 I have the stampset and use it a lot 😊
Wow! Fabulous ideas! I love all the texture (and tulle) on the first card. The inlaid rose is gorgeous! Beautiful color combinations, too!
The tulle shaker card turned out very pretty! I was very surprised by it.
Gorgeous cards! I’ve always wanted to use tulle for a shaker! Love the new die set!
Beautiful cards! The rose is fabulous.
Beautiful, simply beautiful!
Love, love, love your shaker card! So very classy & pretty. Shakers are my fave type of card and I love the use of the tulle rather than acetate. The rose is gorgeous as are both cards.
This is the first I have heard of a tulle shaker card. That looks fun! Thank you for sharing with us.
The new CAF die set is beautiful! This is probably the most realistic flower in this series! And the inspiration cards look amazing! The tulle shaker idea is great.
This is clever and creative and results in a beautiful card!
Woooww Nicole this is absolutely beautiful 😻. Wen I need some inspiration I always came here and I kind find. Altenew, your Design Team are the best. Thank you so much 😊 hugs from Portugal
Wow! I love the idea of doing a tulle shaker card. So inventive and beautiful!
This rose is probably my favorite of all the Craft-a-Flower sets! The cards made with this new set are really classics!
What absolutely awesome ideas you gave us today! Love the way you did the roses and the shaker card with the tulle was inspiring!
Wonderful! The gray colors are fabulous!
I Love these 2 cards. I can’t wait to get mine in the mail.
The techniques on these two cards were wonderful. Thanks for bringing shaker cards up a notch and showing us how it is done.
This is a gorgeous set!
What a great new shaker idea! Also love this new stamp set!!!
GORGEOUS antique rose CAF die set, LOVE the tulle shaker and the white/gray roses are sooooo pretty
Love the shaker card
This rose is perfect for layering! Beautiful! Gorgeous cards, too!
I REALLY love this layered flower die set!!!! The best from Altenew yet!! And I LOVE your layered flower die cuts :D