Hi, there! Emily Midgett here with you today sharing some inspiration using our newest Craft-A-Flower: Cosmos Layering Die Set!! These wonderful layered floral die sets are so versatile and so very detailed, and you can come up with tons of different ways to create the variations of color on each layer!
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!
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For this project, I kept things relatively simple, allowing the details on the blooms themselves to really shine from a deep green background. Let's get started with the details!
I began by creating the flowers from Craft-A-Flower: Cosmos Layering Die Set using three different shades of coral cardstock: light, medium, and dark, as well as some foliage cut from some deep green cardstock. These dies are so easy to put together, made even simpler when referencing the color layering guide included in the packaging for each die set. I adhered all of the layers using liquid adhesive, adding some bright yellow centers to maintain a fairly realistic aesthetic.
Then, I trimmed down an A2 card base from the same deep green cardstock from which I cut the foliage. I used the Metallic Watercolor 14 Pan set to flick some random, artistic gold speckles on the card base, which adds a bit of shine as well as some interesting texture and helps to differentiate the background from the foliage. I kept the card base the same color as the foliage to make certain that those beautiful Cosmos blooms popped off of the page!
Next, I adhered the Craft-A-Flower: Cosmos die-cut blooms in a cluster using foam adhesive, and then added the foliage using liquid adhesive. I only adhered the very center of each foliage die-cut, and then curled up the edges of each leaf to help make them pop up off of the background a bit and add even more texture to the card front. I added a Simply Hello die-cut, which I cut from some matte gold metallic foil, again using foam adhesive. Finally, I added a few metallic gold gems to help complete the “rule of three” for the metallic accents.
Well, that's all for my project today! Now, to celebrate this release, we have a blog hop full of inspiration and prizes!
$200 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 1 lucky winner and a $15 gift certificate to 10 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 02/12/2021 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 11 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 02/15/2021.
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 Terri Koszler.