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.

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

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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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Victoria K March 8, 2021 - 02:52

This is so beautiful! Look forward to seeing the blogs art work!!! ❤️❤️

Mary W March 8, 2021 - 02:57

This set looks lovely. I would love to win so I could afford to get it. But, I never win anything.

Jackie Posnansky March 8, 2021 - 03:38

Wow! These shaker cards are gorgeous! I would never have thought to use tulle in making a shaker card. I always love the roses! Gorgeous cards!

Tasfiah Obaid March 8, 2021 - 04:19

Your card is so neat, despite the thin frame you pulled off the shaker so beautifully!

Franci Hebler March 8, 2021 - 04:42

LOVE this beautiful layering die set! Its absolutely gorgeous!

Gloria Smith March 8, 2021 - 04:51

So beautiful! This set is going to be a classic!

Charity Chamberlain March 8, 2021 - 04:52

Absolutely gorgeous!!! The color combination used for the roses is not something I’ve seen done before, and definitely not a color combination I would have ever put together, but I am totally loving it!!! I am completely going to snag your idea and try it out myself ;) Thank you so much for sharing! Fantastic video also!!!

Nena Bird March 8, 2021 - 04:56

Very pretty

Carla Page March 8, 2021 - 04:58

I watched your sketch video and liked it so much I am subscribing to the monthly C-A-F kit. The 2 cards were great, I like the no bulk of the shaker cards. And the second card looks awesome when you die cut the leaves to make them fit seamlessly. Can’t wait for my set to arrive. Thanks for the inspiration.

Cathy W. March 8, 2021 - 05:57

Cool. I would have never thought to use tulle. I also like the idea of double sided sticky foil sheets rather than foam tape. I have to give this a try.

Sandy Williams March 8, 2021 - 05:59

I’ve been wanting to try a rose, this one is perfect’

Isabel Z March 8, 2021 - 06:10

LOVE your version of a rose; it’s beautiful.

Maree S March 8, 2021 - 06:10

Absolutely stunning roses, just like antique roses of old! 😍

Kelly dean March 8, 2021 - 06:19

I love roses and these are beautiful

Kim Gottlieb March 8, 2021 - 06:20

Amazing cards! They’re beautiful!

Julie March 8, 2021 - 06:35

Oooh please get them back in stick, I can’t wait to play with them!

Cheryl Hackenson March 8, 2021 - 06:44

Love the idea of using tulle to creat shaker card!

Phyllis Miller March 8, 2021 - 07:04

What a great tenique

Renee Van Epps March 8, 2021 - 07:34

Love your tulle shaker card, that’s so creative and pretty! Looking forward to seeing everyone’s creations along the hop!!!

Teresa Durn March 8, 2021 - 07:54

I’m breathless and it’s beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

Clair Mixon March 8, 2021 - 07:54

This die set really gives anything that wow factor. Can’t wait to get mine.

Preetha Strand March 8, 2021 - 08:13

Gorgeous flower! Roses are so beautiful! Love the set!

cottagerca March 8, 2021 - 08:14

So that is how the layers of roses are so life like. Great presentation of the stamp set!!

Preetha Strand March 8, 2021 - 08:19

I just love the rose set! Gorgeous!

Maggie Arambarry March 8, 2021 - 08:33

Gorgeous die set and cards!

Betsy Wise March 8, 2021 - 08:38

Love the shaker aspect

Jenna Batik March 8, 2021 - 08:43

Oh how I love these rose. The detail is amazing. A great addition to any project. Thank you Altenew for producing the best flowers in the industry!!!

Lou Ann Tomlinson March 8, 2021 - 09:01

Love the die set. Looking forward to more videos.

Apm March 8, 2021 - 09:03

What great card inspiration. And I love the new release!

Marlene Manzella March 8, 2021 - 09:12

Love the way the layout was used

Kathleen March 8, 2021 - 09:19

Love this set so much. The color combos are endless

Lubin Helen March 8, 2021 - 09:44

Love the tulle on the shaker card…they are all beautiful.

Lisa Buesing March 8, 2021 - 09:55

This is a beautiful stamp set and your cards make me want to snap it up right away!!

Tasfiah Obaid Tasfi March 8, 2021 - 09:58

I absolutely love the unique shaker you have created, and the color combination of the card is superb!

Cris R. March 8, 2021 - 10:34

This is such a great and unique way to make shaker cards. I cant wait to try!

Julie March 8, 2021 - 10:38

Your white rose is stunning! This is a beautiful die set.

Rebecca Massey March 8, 2021 - 10:59

Love love love this set. Beautiful ❤️❤️❤️

Dj Rants March 8, 2021 - 11:00

I love the new Antique Rose, so beautiful!

Michele Roach March 8, 2021 - 11:04

Love this card. Very creative!

RobiW March 8, 2021 - 11:10

Gorgeous! Love the tulle shaker aspect. Also love the colors of the flower.

Anne K Fledderman March 8, 2021 - 11:17

Beautiful rose, so realistic! I will enjoy making this for my cards!

bonnielovespurses March 8, 2021 - 11:36

Love these layered dies. And of course, the rose is THE flower of flowers!

Jeanne Norman Sarna March 8, 2021 - 11:42

Love these two shaker ideas

kraftyiam March 8, 2021 - 11:43

Howdy, ooh I’m in the market for a layered stamp set. This one is lovely. Great cards !

Pam Burton March 8, 2021 - 11:45

The use of tulle is fantastic!

whidellagmailcom March 8, 2021 - 11:51

LOVED THE VIDEO. I got several great ideas. Using tulle for shaker cards is a great idea!

Daria March 8, 2021 - 12:03

Almost brand new to card making, although I’ve crafted throughout my life. Looking forward to trying some layered dies, but the price point is a little high for me right now as I get the basic supplies of paper, ink, stamps, etc. Once I’m stocked on those… I may just have to join your monthly club, as your dies and stamps are inspiring!

Sandra M March 8, 2021 - 12:10

This die set is lovely – now on my wish list.

Daria March 8, 2021 - 12:32

I have to make a second comment. This is the first time I’ve followed a blog hop all the way, usually I don’t have the time to devote to such a thing, but decided I needed to do this at least once. Happy to say there were several inspiring sites, and some I might follow in the future if time allows, but some I could tell were not making color choices, etc. in my wheelhouse. Some sites were very slow to download, and some difficult to find the comments section, so I didn’t leave comments on all. While I’d love to win this prize, it’s not worth digging through other stuff to find the comment section directly related to the roses. Love your stuff, and will be a customer in the future I’m sure.

Rosali B. March 8, 2021 - 12:36

I am a huge fan of the layering die sets and this is another great one! So nice how one large blossom easily fills a card! Love!

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