Craft-A-Flower: Sunburst Azalea Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($200 in Total Prizes!)

by Erum Tasneem

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Hi there everyone! Erum here today to introduce you to the newest addition to the Craft-A-Flower family, Craft-A-Flower: Sunburst Azalea Layering Die Set. This is such a gorgeous layering die set and the shape of the floral die-cuts is perfect for the technique I have to share today! Here's a peek at this gorgeous new floral layering die set!

Craft-A-Flower: Sunburst Azalea Layering Die Set

create floral die-cuts with this layering die set

Cherish your loved ones with the stunning Autumn Sunburst Azalea. This gorgeous layering die set features two azalea flowers and three leaves with embossed details. Add the florals to your handmade cards, layouts, and home decor projects.

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Adding Texture to Floral Die-Cuts

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  1. Die cut the Craft-A-Flower: Sunburst Azalea Layering Dies out of 9×12 Watercolor Cardstock.
  2. Use watercolors from the Artists' Watercolor 24 Pan Set to color the die-cut layers. For the floral die-cuts, I used a combination of Tea Party and Cherry Blossom pigment and for the leaves, Sea Shore and Cool Summer Nights.floral die-cuts on a card
  3. Use a pointy tool to create grooves or faux veins on the flowers and leaves. For the flower die-cuts, start from the tip to the flower center, and for the leaves, create a midrib and veins.
  4. Use Galactic Stream and Arctic Mountain Crisp Dye Inks on the leaves. Watch the video to see how it is done. Set them aside.
  5. Use Coral Bliss and Rubellite Crisp Dye Inks to apply inking to the flower center and tips to enhance the faux veins.floral die-cuts
  6. Adhere the base layer of the floral die-cut and the second layer with a thin foam tape, and the rest with liquid adhesive.
  7. For the card front, on A2 Watercolor Cardstock, apply water to the center portion and drop in Cool Summer Nights pigment. Then, add Sea Shore pigment to this. Dry the panel.floral die-cuts
  8. Next, add splatters of the same pigment to create more texture. Dry the panel.
  9. Adhere the floral die-cuts with Instant Dimension Foam Tape and the leaves with liquid adhesive.
  10. Add black paint splatters.
  11. Adhere sentiment from the Sentiment Strips Stamp Set. Stamp this in Obsidian Ink.

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You can watch the process video below or on YouTube.

I hope you got inspired by my card! Try adding texture to floral die-cuts on your next paper crafting projects!

Giveaway Details

Blog Hop Giveaway 2

$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 03/13/2022 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 03/15/2022.

Blog Hop List

Altenew Card Blog

Norine Borys

Preeti Chandran

Jaycee Gaspar


Emily Midgett

Hussena Calcuttawala

Nathalie DeSousa

Cheryl Espie

Jenny Colacicco

Keren Baker

Terri Koszler

Virginia Lu

Linda Westfall

Maryam Perez

Colleen Balija

Reiko Tsuchida

Nenette S. Madero

Rosie Neustaedter

SathyaKala Sankaran

Nandini Karmarkar

Carol Hintermeier

Bridget Casey

Amy Hill

Daniel Diaz

Natasha Davies

Sande Woodson

Teresa Litchfield

Happy hopping and thanks for stopping by!


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Lynn Shipley March 7, 2022 - 9:13 AM

I cannot wait to try this!
Thank you, Altenew

Peggy stachurski March 7, 2022 - 9:30 AM

The Azalea die set is absolutely beautiful.

Sonya March 7, 2022 - 9:51 AM

Love your card, Erum! The blue leaves look really cool.

Janice B March 7, 2022 - 10:10 AM

A beautiful die set. Erum, you did an amazing job with it!

Kathleen A Pisupati March 7, 2022 - 10:32 AM

Beautiful as always Erum! The colors are stunning!

Teresa A Mackley March 7, 2022 - 10:41 AM

I’ve been watching your blogs for a while, and I have also dusted off my watercolor set and have been painting my own flowers now. I can say you have inspired me to step out of my comfort zone in only doing colored card stock layering. BIG SHOUT OUT TO YOU!

Karen E. Joslin March 7, 2022 - 10:43 AM

Beautiful! Our Azalea’s are blooming now in Alabama! With this set I can make any color I want.

Lisa Petrella March 7, 2022 - 10:45 AM

Wow! Gorgeous card! That azalea die set looks amazing!!!

Nancy Wilcox March 7, 2022 - 10:52 AM

Altenew’s build a flower dies are amazing!

Michele F March 7, 2022 - 10:56 AM

Azaleas always make me think of the Blue Ridge Mountains where I saw them, and also Rhododendrons growing naturally like trees on the mountainsides!
A gorgeous addition to the collection of Craft-a-Flowers!

Jolene Osmun March 7, 2022 - 10:57 AM

Always beautiful designs

Jolene Osmun March 7, 2022 - 10:58 AM

beautiful designs as always

Judy Jackson March 7, 2022 - 11:15 AM

This is absolutely beautiful!

Amy Cooley March 7, 2022 - 11:17 AM

Gorgeous new die set!

Stacey Kowbel March 7, 2022 - 11:30 AM

Such a beautiful craft a flower and gorgeous inspiration!

Melissa Leftrick March 7, 2022 - 11:43 AM

Oh wow love these!!! Layering dies are my favorite and I still haven’t tried the watercolors!

Vickie Davis March 7, 2022 - 12:03 PM

Wonderful work and you make it look so easy! Of course, it’s not!

Pamela Whitehead March 7, 2022 - 12:05 PM

Great card!

Pamela Conner March 7, 2022 - 12:10 PM

You always have gorgeous flowers in all your designs

Jan Castle March 7, 2022 - 12:13 PM

Stunning….I would be thrilled to receive this card even being upside down so don’t break anything !!!!!! Beautifully done Erum! TFS
Paper Hugs,

Kathleen March 7, 2022 - 12:16 PM

This looks like an awesome stamp set…can’t wait to get it!

Jayne March 7, 2022 - 12:17 PM

Altenew does not disappoint. Always coming up with a new beautiful flower!

Evelyn March 7, 2022 - 12:24 PM

Love the card and the technique!

Greta H March 7, 2022 - 12:25 PM

Absolutely gorgeous card! Love this new set!

Sharon Brand March 7, 2022 - 12:29 PM

This is beautiful!

Teresa Cheek March 7, 2022 - 12:29 PM

Absolutely gorgeous!!

Penny March 7, 2022 - 12:38 PM

I love layering stencils and these are beautiful! Perfect timing as our azaleas are starting to bud!

Dianne March 7, 2022 - 12:40 PM

What a beautiful die! Holy smokes, I don’t think I’ll be able to resist it!

Shelly S March 7, 2022 - 12:45 PM

This set is absolutely beautiful!

Dorothy Bing March 7, 2022 - 12:49 PM

There is so much you can do with this set! I love that you added blur leaves to a dimension and variation to the card! Perfect for spring!

LINDA FILLDS March 7, 2022 - 12:55 PM

This looks like another amazing flower to make. You did a beautiful eye catching job…. tyfs :)

Lee McGraw March 7, 2022 - 12:56 PM

While I have loved this series, this one speaks to me. Just gorgeous!!

Jyoti March 7, 2022 - 12:56 PM

Such a beautiful card by Erum. Always love Erin’s watercolor background.

Kathy March 7, 2022 - 1:30 PM

Beautiful cards. Need to try these.

Sheri Kempke March 7, 2022 - 1:37 PM

Gorgeous card and great new diie set!

Karen Erickson March 7, 2022 - 1:48 PM

Beautiful card, love the colors

Susan March 7, 2022 - 1:50 PM

Very pretty.

Catherine Marie Derouche March 7, 2022 - 1:52 PM

Lovely cards… <3

Lynda March 7, 2022 - 1:54 PM

I love how the veining give that extra texture, beautiful.

Melodie Freund March 7, 2022 - 2:02 PM

This die set is gorgeous. Maybe I can get it someday.

Elizabeth Dreier March 7, 2022 - 2:05 PM

What a stunningly beautiful set this is! Oh! I can only imagine the look in a recipient’s eyes as they open a card made with this! It would be a blessing to win this, and to share this beauty through cards! Absolutely stunning!

jeans1956 March 7, 2022 - 2:11 PM

Such a beautiful die set. I love ordering from Altenew. You never disappoint.

Debbi March 7, 2022 - 2:21 PM

Very pretty card

Martha Aschenbrenner March 7, 2022 - 2:31 PM

Love this set! Beautiful card!

Isabel Z March 7, 2022 - 2:31 PM

Such a beautiful flower and you have captures its beauty perfectly.

Margaret March 7, 2022 - 2:35 PM

Beautiful cards and amazing supplies! I wish I could craft all day!

Charity Chamberlain March 7, 2022 - 2:35 PM

So beautiful!!! Love the color combination! The background along with the flowers is absolutely stunning! For years I’ve been a “coloring” kind of gal but with these layering dies I have found a new favorite way to achieve depth in my flowers.

Patricia A Wood March 7, 2022 - 2:40 PM

This is a beautiful set.

barbara lassiter March 7, 2022 - 2:44 PM

Love watercolor on die cuts and this azalea is an awesome set. Of course, Erum has the techniques down pat and her cards are always beautiful and inspiring. I have learned so much from her videos!

Jennifer Lee March 7, 2022 - 2:49 PM

I love this new flower but my favorite thing is that the extra layer on the smaller flower is perfect for adding foam tape to, adding gorgeous dimension. Thanks for sharing!

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