Craft-A-Flower: Cistus Layering Die Set & Gradient Cardstock Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

by Therese Calvird

Hi, it's Therese and I have a card and video to share using the Craft-A-Flower: Cistus 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!

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!

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

Be among the first to get our newly released Craft-A-Flower set each month at a discounted price (from $15.99 –> $12.99)! Subscribe to our Craft-A-Flower Monthly Subscription Plan NOW! Learn more about it HERE.

But wait – that's not all!

Today, we are also releasing brand-new gradient cardstock sets to use with your favorite layering dies. Introducing Modern Colors Gradient Cardstock Bundle featuring Gradient Cardstock in Red Sunset, Coffee Break, Rose Petal, and New Purple colors.

Today's Projects

Let's take a look at how I used the new dies from today's release.

I decided to use the Artists' Watercolor 24 Pan Set to add an easy wash of color to the flowers.

I added some Pale Gray Cardstock to my card front as well as a popped up panel of Dark Gray Cardstock. My bouquet was attached to this.

And finally I added a sentiment from the Airbrushed Flowers Stamp Set. This was die cut with the Featured Sentiments Die Set.

To see how I created this card you can watch my video here or watch it in HD on YouTube.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.

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 04/13/2021 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 04/15/2021.

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 LauraJane

Hop List

Altenew Card Blog


Nathalie DeSousa

Michelle Short

Jaycee Gaspar

Keren Baker

Emily Midgett

Tina Smith

Nicole Watt

Amanda Baldwin

Sandhya Iyer

Terri Koszler

Laurie Willison

Jenny Colacicco

Norine Borys

Verity Biddlecombe

Lilith Eeckels

Dana Joy

Virginia Lu

Joylita Dsouza

Tenia Nelson

Therese Calvird

Nichol Spohr 

Erum Tasneem

Teresa Litchfield

Svitlana Shayevich

Christine Pennington

Agnieszka Małyszek


Yoonsun Hur

Preeti Chandran


Craft-A-Flower: Cistus Layering Die Set
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Airbrushed Flowers Stamp Set
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Featured Sentiments Die Set
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Artists' Watercolor 24 Pan Set
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Artists' Watercolor Brushes – Round
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Crafter’s Essential Stamping Mat
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Dark Gray Cardstock (10 sheets/set)
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Pale Gray Cardstock (10 sheets/set)
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Jet Black Cardstock (15 sheets/set)
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Embossing Ink
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Pure White Crisp Embossing Powder
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Roxanne Tellini April 7, 2021 - 09:10

I like the layering flowers in white. They are just lovely.

Jeanette Donahoe April 7, 2021 - 09:34

Hi Therese, I love your card, and the gray shading makes this card so elegant. It is so versatile and can be used for any occasion.

bernietk April 7, 2021 - 09:35

Well, I’m surprised by the use of the black watercolor! Your flowers look beautiful!

Linda BL April 7, 2021 - 09:39

Beautiful new Craft-a-Flower! The white flower on the gray is so very pretty. Very elegant card!

Sadia Ashraf April 7, 2021 - 09:45

What a mind blowing CAF. Love your CAS card.

ladydianavh April 7, 2021 - 09:46

simply stunning.I love how different the leaves are. Well done.

Michele F April 7, 2021 - 09:52

I’ve said it once, but it bears repeating: with Cistus like these, who needs brothers??? LOVING this newest in the collection, so very much!

Janice M Janczyk April 7, 2021 - 10:18

I love the clean look of this card. It is beautiful

Isabel Z April 7, 2021 - 10:20

What a stunning flower and I love all the creations showcasing it.

Eva Bussom April 7, 2021 - 10:24

Beautiful release, Therese. You make card making look effortless.

KatherineS April 7, 2021 - 10:26

Beautiful! Love these dies and their versatility. Therese’s card is so elegant!

Michelle Hackett April 7, 2021 - 10:29

I love that you have gradient cardstock for these products. It’s so helpful to the process. These layering flowers are gorgeous. So many possibilities.

Laraine April 7, 2021 - 10:48

Gorgeous!! Love the watercolor wash!

barbara lassiter April 7, 2021 - 10:56

This is beautiful. The white flower against the gray is stunning and I love the watercolor aspects of it. I just received my Altenew Artists Watercolor Pan Set and this would be a good initiation for using it!

Vickie Hawk April 7, 2021 - 11:42

I have always love the flowers that these dies produce. They are very elegant but very versatile. Love them!!

Connie Griffin April 7, 2021 - 11:42

I love the combo of the white and gray, gives just a tint of color for shadows, so lovely! And looks easy to line up too!

Karen Brown April 7, 2021 - 11:50

GORGEOUS release! I love Therese’s beautiful card!

Monika Davis April 7, 2021 - 11:52

Gorgeous layered flowers! I love the size! Looks amazing in white with the touch of yellow and soft gray… so pretty and elegant Therese! Thank you for the inspiration!

Michele W April 7, 2021 - 11:53

Another gorgeous flower and I love the new gradient cardstock colors, too! I often have trouble choosing colors so I really appreciate the way the gradient cardstock removes the guess work.

Joni Mastronardi April 7, 2021 - 12:06

Love this CAF and the new pPers

Nancy Wilcox April 7, 2021 - 12:10

Love the gradient cardstock sets. It makes picking colors so, so easy.

Donna de Gale-Kalloo April 7, 2021 - 12:15

Love the new die set and the cardstock colours are so gorgeous!

Jolene Osmun April 7, 2021 - 12:19

Love the talent at altenew

Kathy Perry April 7, 2021 - 12:23

Love love love this flower! While I panicked at all the gray, I now see the beautiful effect on the layers. Thanks for always inspiring, Therese!

Sue D April 7, 2021 - 12:29

Beautiful card using this set.

Terry L White April 7, 2021 - 12:30

Beautiful card! I love the color combination, and the simple technique of putting it together is icing on the cake!

Melissa Friedrich April 7, 2021 - 12:36

Gorgeous and elegant cards. Beautiful big and bold CAF, LOVE the new gradient card stock especially the purples.

Teri Stokes April 7, 2021 - 12:38

Love this flower set!

Maria Giselle B. April 7, 2021 - 12:41

Very nice sampler card you have there. I am so excited to learn that there are new gradient cardstock bundles. I really need this to help me out in matching colors for layered die cuts.

Laura McSweeney April 7, 2021 - 12:42

Another gorgeous layering flower, and those card stocks make it so easy!!

Roxanne Renicker April 7, 2021 - 12:48

OMG! That is a stunning card!

MICHELLE CHOCKRAN April 7, 2021 - 12:49

I’m relatively new to Altenew. I love love love the gradient papers that goes with the layering dies which I love yoo.

Linda H. April 7, 2021 - 13:05

Beautiful floral stamp and I love the gradient card stock.

Carri April 7, 2021 - 13:06

Altenew always does such a great job with their layered dies, and this is no exception. Beautiful!

Marilyn Haselbauer April 7, 2021 - 13:06

Do so enjoy layer dies. Adds a wonderful look to my projects! This Citrus Layering Die Set is so pretty.

Dee Earnshaw April 7, 2021 - 13:40

wow this is stunning – lOVE this set :)

Suzan L Fohringer April 7, 2021 - 13:43

Another beautiful CaF realease. I love the color-way taht you used on your sample. Thank you for sharing and the video.

Amy Cooley April 7, 2021 - 14:19

I love the details on this beautiful new floral die set and the gradient cardstock is so pretty!

Beverly Sizemore April 7, 2021 - 14:19

Beautiful new flower die release! I love the card using it with the dark shade of gray and pops of color with yellow and white. Nicely done! :)

Greta H April 7, 2021 - 14:23

Absolutely love Therese’s card! Gorgeous new release!

Melanie Watson April 7, 2021 - 14:41

The artwork in these beautiful flowers is amazing.

llong932 April 7, 2021 - 14:44

Lovely as always, Therese. You make all those tiny pieces look easy to manage, but I know myself and will stick to following your water coloring, alcohol coloring, and brush marker coloring on my paint-a-flower sets. Thanks for sharing!

Kim Hund April 7, 2021 - 14:48

Such a beautiful, serene card. Love it.

Anna Angus April 7, 2021 - 15:11

This such a beautiful card. I normaly don’t like these type of die cut flowers but this one is amazing. Thank you for showing me how wonderful they can be.

Susan Babcock April 7, 2021 - 15:51

I don’t think I’ve seen a prettier card. I just love everything about it.

Nancy Robinson April 7, 2021 - 15:52

I love the domension and details of these flowers, good job!

Vielka Cintron April 7, 2021 - 15:54

I just discovered you guys, and just love everything I see so far… keep up the good job.

Denise Bryant April 7, 2021 - 15:59

Love this gorgeous new Craft-A-Flower set! The sample from Therese is awesome!

Jeanne Beam April 7, 2021 - 16:07

Absolutely gorgeous card! Love the layering die…
Thanks so much for sharing.

Kristine Boydstun April 7, 2021 - 16:34

I love to watch Therese create!! This is such a beautiful set!

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