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

LauraJane

Rachael Shedeed

Seeka

SathyaKala Sankaran

~SUPPLIES~

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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Jeanne Beam March 7, 2021 - 15:18

Gorgeous cards! I watched your video on YouTube. Great video… Thanks so much for sharing.

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Vikki H March 7, 2021 - 15:27

What a beautiful die set and amazing colors on your card!

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Maria Alder March 7, 2021 - 15:30

Two fabulous cards, love them .TFS

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Eleanor L Chua March 7, 2021 - 15:42

Love the idea of incorporating tulle in your card.

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Bev Karolak March 7, 2021 - 16:07

Wow Nicole….your cards are stunning! I for one am a tad intimidated by shaker cards, but will definitely make time to give it a try! Love your grey ombré roses! Thanks so much for sharing your video!

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Linda Wood March 7, 2021 - 16:12

Oh, duh, now I get it: You offered a sketch and that is why so many looked similar. All are beautiful, including this one. I especially love the navy background and the subtle netting. Very nice.

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Yvette Williams March 7, 2021 - 16:34

Im a big rose girl, so this stamp is just right on time for me.

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Meghan Kennihan March 7, 2021 - 17:43

I ADORE this rose die! The shaker is fabulous! Great sketch and card!

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sgmom4 March 7, 2021 - 17:45

Wow! So creative and beautiful.

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Pauline Abeysekera March 7, 2021 - 19:02

This is another lovely layering die set and I love your creative use of it here with shaker cards.

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Mary Ann Reilly March 7, 2021 - 19:12

Really lovely cards! Your soft color choices for the roses themselves are just stunning and go so well with the backgrounds.

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Breina Burgin March 7, 2021 - 19:24

Awesome cards! I’m going to have to rewatch the video later! Love the tuelle idea!

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apalmer2019 March 7, 2021 - 19:25

Two great cards showcasing this CAF. I loved the video tutorial. Thanks for great inspiration.

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dorothyayotte March 7, 2021 - 19:54

This is such an awesome CAF set. Your cards are beautiful Norine. I have loved all the cards on this blog hop. Altenew’s blog hops are the best!

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Susanbcards March 7, 2021 - 20:21

The mesh tulle card looks lovely! Very beautiful die!

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Marisela Delgado March 7, 2021 - 21:16

Such a beautiful flower!

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Sue D March 7, 2021 - 21:52

Beautiful roses! I like the card sketch too.

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Danielle Peterson March 7, 2021 - 22:13

Beautiful and innovative. How can you get better than that?!

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Aimee Phillips March 7, 2021 - 22:14

Simply stunning as always. Such a beautiful new release. Thanks for inspiring.

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Patricia March 7, 2021 - 22:16

WOW…these dies turn into a gorgeous flower….would LOVE TO WIN…

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Kelly Santi March 7, 2021 - 22:16

Gorgeous roses! I love the color combo and the contrast and tulle always makes me happy – to see it added to cards and crafts .. win win! TFS!

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Jorja(Georgia) Murcia March 7, 2021 - 22:22

Altenew is the most creative company that I have seen. Always amazing ideas and products. Flowers are beautifully detailed.

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Terry P March 7, 2021 - 22:23

Beautiful cards (and I especially love shaker cards)!! Thanks for sharing!

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Tina Pike March 7, 2021 - 22:26

Oh this is so pretty!!! Another to add to my rapidly growing wish list.

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Stephanie Live March 7, 2021 - 22:26

Incredible card, with beautiful stamps/dies.

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Susan Justice March 7, 2021 - 22:43

Hello! Thanks for the giveaway – I don’t have a die cut machine I have a brother scan n cut, but these are lovely!

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MICHELLE CHOCKRAN March 7, 2021 - 22:44

I’ve just recently found Altenew and have bought the snowdrops & Easter lily dies.. Looking forward to making cards with both.

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Denise Garcia March 7, 2021 - 22:51

Love ur sketch starters. Simple & beautiful!

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Linda Conway March 7, 2021 - 22:51

Stunning! I just purchased my first Creativity card kit and am looking forward to creating beautiful Altenew flowers!

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Jody Galluzzi March 7, 2021 - 22:56

I really want this rose set
It’s so beautiful and versatile

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Gayle Hicks March 7, 2021 - 23:10

Different take on a rose color – I like it!

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Marion m March 7, 2021 - 23:16

Been wanting to get hold of antique rose stamp, now i want both the stamp and die set. They are so gorgeous!

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Sylvia Matsuoka March 7, 2021 - 23:18

Wow!! Love the tulle shaker cards.

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Gayle Bielanski March 7, 2021 - 23:20

Roses are my favorite! Can’t wait to try this out

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Lindsey Fabian March 7, 2021 - 23:32

Nicole, wow, your use of tulle for a shaker card is AAAmazing! Thanks for all the great tips in your video.

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Harielle Lamarre March 8, 2021 - 00:01

Roses are red, violets are blue, I love this set and the cards too!!!

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Bonnie Inks March 8, 2021 - 00:04

I love this die set and all the great idea. This die set in on my wish list. Thanks Bonnie

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Denise Bryant March 8, 2021 - 00:06

Beautiful cards with these spectacular roses!

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Bobbi March 8, 2021 - 00:12

WooHooooo The more amazing Altenew items I buy the more I want

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Tracy Koens March 8, 2021 - 00:15

Wow beautiful rose. Those cards are amazing I’m new to shaker cards so I loved all the hints.

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hollyshandmadecards March 8, 2021 - 00:40

Gorgeous cards! The antique rose is so pretty, love it!

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Sonja Woodward March 8, 2021 - 00:42

Can’t wait to get started on this one. Looks so good!

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Janet Sisk March 8, 2021 - 01:04

WOW! Simply gorgeous card! Love the colors. Love the rose dies. Thanks for the inspiration and chance to win.

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momentsofcrafting March 8, 2021 - 01:09

I love the look of tulle and these layered roses are stunning!! Another gorgeous set!! :)

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Denise M Freeman March 8, 2021 - 01:29

Love this Craft-a-Flower Release and inspiring Blog Hop!! So Fun, can’t wait for mine’s to get here. Thank you, Denise

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Karina Davis March 8, 2021 - 01:49

I can’t wait to pair this die set with the antique roses stamp set! So gorgeous!

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Sowmya karthik March 8, 2021 - 01:50

This rose is so beautiful and realistic Love the color combination used in this set.

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Aubree March 8, 2021 - 02:15

Love Altenew layering flowers! I have purchased several stamp sets over the years. So fun! Love the shaker card!

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Chandhini March 8, 2021 - 02:32

Nicole, you are so Creative. Love the tulle shaker card, so elegant.

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Beth Fralix March 8, 2021 - 02:34

ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS RELEASE!! I LOVE that Altenew always gets its flowers botanically correct! God Bless & the Love of Christ to you all!!

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