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

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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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Do you enjoy creating quick and easy floral die-cuts? Subscribe to the Craft-A-Flower Monthly Subscription now and never miss out on these beauties! When signed up, you are guaranteed a spot in our monthly Craft-A-Flower releases and will receive a set each month – at a specially discounted price! ($35.99 →$29.99)

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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Meghan Kennihan March 7, 2022 - 3:06 PM

This Sunburst Azalea is STUNNING!!!! I love the above background and splatters and colors!

Brenda Lee Kuder March 7, 2022 - 3:22 PM

I love the 3D flower dies. I have a number of them.

Susie Sonnier March 7, 2022 - 3:26 PM

Beautiful set

Jacqueline Graves March 7, 2022 - 3:37 PM

That azalea is fabulous! Thank you for the chance to win!

Alexandra Y March 7, 2022 - 3:57 PM

So incredible! Thanks for the wonderful inspiration!

Audre G March 7, 2022 - 4:00 PM

What a lovely card.

Cathy March 7, 2022 - 4:21 PM

I love how realistic this set is and the detailed defined in Erum’s card

Carmela March 7, 2022 - 4:55 PM

Beautiful flowers!!

Kristine Boydstun March 7, 2022 - 4:56 PM

So beautiful! I always learn something when I watch you color. Thanks for the veining idea!

Beth R March 7, 2022 - 5:27 PM

What a terrific way to showcase this new die set! Card is gorgeous (even if it was glued upside down)!

joni52 March 7, 2022 - 5:33 PM

Loved Erum’s video. Fabulous new Craft a flower

Sandra Baggarly March 7, 2022 - 5:46 PM

Another beautiful CAF. Thanks for the hop!

Janet Sisk March 7, 2022 - 6:13 PM

I love azaleas! Living in TN, Spring is the best when the Dogwoods and Azaleas bloom at the same time. Love this new design. Thanks for the inspiration and chance to win. :D

mandalj March 7, 2022 - 6:16 PM

Such a gorgeous card – love the colours and the texture of the veins!

Donna Walls March 7, 2022 - 6:58 PM

This is a gorgeous CAF and Erum’s card is naturally gorgeous!

Carol McCready March 7, 2022 - 7:25 PM

Gorgeous! I love all the dimensions you created, Erum.

Sue D March 7, 2022 - 8:36 PM

Beautiful! I like the background and the color of the flowers.

Laraine March 7, 2022 - 10:58 PM


Karen Letchworth March 7, 2022 - 10:59 PM

This looks like another fabulous release. I can’t wait to see all the AMAZING inspiration from the DT.

Marisela Delgado March 7, 2022 - 11:35 PM

Beautiful cards!

Linda BL March 7, 2022 - 11:52 PM

Gorgeous card! The faux veins are really neat.

LindaR March 7, 2022 - 11:56 PM

This is a beautiful one!

Jeanne Rice March 8, 2022 - 12:59 AM

Gorgeous card. Love the pink flower on the blue background. Love the splatter and leaves color. Thanks

dawnnz March 8, 2022 - 1:32 AM

gorgeous Erum. Love the extra texture the veining made.

Denise Bryant March 8, 2022 - 1:34 AM

Gorgeous azalea flowers! Beautiful card with this pretty die set!

Amy Solovay at the Knitting, Crochet and Crafts Blog March 8, 2022 - 1:42 AM

I think the azalea is one of the most beautiful flowers. Although it isn’t so easy to capture their beauty on paper, you have done a splendid job of doing so, Erum. Well done! And the die set is soooo lovely!

Adriana Arminio March 8, 2022 - 4:17 AM

Wow! Just wonderful! A piece of art!
And a great new die set:)

Linda K Smith March 8, 2022 - 4:28 AM

This is one of my favorite Spring flowers!

Susan Babcock March 8, 2022 - 6:52 AM

The Azalea layering set is gorgeous and Erum’s card takes it to another level! I love these layering dies, it makes an impactful looking bloom.

Liz O. March 8, 2022 - 7:18 AM

Erum, as always your coloring skills yielded fabulous results! This azalea set is beautiful and this technique brought the pretty flowers to life! Thanks for the video, very much appreciated, and the inspiration! Have a wonderful day!

Donna Shultz March 8, 2022 - 7:28 AM

Beautiful color choices!

Pai Meng March 8, 2022 - 8:15 AM


Kailash March 8, 2022 - 8:24 AM

Such a gorgeous flower, love the card showcasing it!

Sukanya March 8, 2022 - 9:22 AM

I grew up near Wilmington, NC where the Azalea festival is held. It’s my childhood flower!!

Patty A Eifert March 8, 2022 - 9:46 AM

Such a beautiful flower!! I’ve resisted subscribing to these dies so far, but I think I’m going to have to change that!

Monika Davis March 8, 2022 - 10:47 AM

Lovely floral die set. Great layers… Erum, your card is beautiful! Such pretty pink hues. Thanks for the inspiration!

Carol McFarland March 8, 2022 - 2:30 PM

The Sunburst azalea is stunning, no matter what you do with it!!!!!!!!!

Pam Conner March 8, 2022 - 3:37 PM

Love the azaleas color reminds me of mom garden as a kid.

lesliehasen March 8, 2022 - 4:38 PM

I love this Azalea and look forward to making this!

Maureen R March 8, 2022 - 4:58 PM

Stunning card!!! And Erum I can’t tell you how many times I put my panels on my card base upside down!!!

Carla Hundley March 9, 2022 - 1:47 AM

Oh this flower is
so pretty!
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Jeanette J Lyden March 9, 2022 - 2:27 PM

I have to leave another comment. That was insanely fun!! I am astounded at the variety and inspiration. Great die and great designers.

Jeanette J Lyden March 10, 2022 - 2:06 PM

Love the colors!

Lauryne Cunningham March 10, 2022 - 3:56 PM

Beautiful card, Erum! I love the texture and the gorgeous watercoloring!

vgpeterson March 11, 2022 - 7:25 AM

Gorgeous card! I just love the Sunburst Azalea die, especially with the colors and technique you used!

Susan Barnes March 11, 2022 - 10:00 AM

Beautiful card! Nice to have an azalea stamp with all the pretty azaleas blooming now!

Mirella Rogan March 11, 2022 - 12:43 PM

Gorgeous, Erum, I love the card & the colours you used!

Sharon Youngblood March 11, 2022 - 5:27 PM

what a beautiful stamp set!

mm9772 March 11, 2022 - 7:56 PM

Such a fun flower!

Jean W. March 12, 2022 - 11:14 PM

Gorgeous! Great set.

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