Altenew Craft-A-Flower: Snow Drops Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

by Erum Tasneem


CAF Blog Hop

Hello, and welcome to the Craft-A-Flower: Snowdrops Layering Die Set Release. Erum here today, and I will be sharing a watercolor fantasy background with you. But first, check out our new 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!

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Wait 'till you see how to use this gorgeous set; it is another stunner by Altenew! But first, here is the layering guide for your convenience.

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

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Ready to add our new Craft-A-Flower: Snowdrops Layering Die Set to your collection? Then, take advantage of our subscription promotion.


Now, check out this beautiful slimline card I created using the new die set.

Altenew CAF Snowdrops Layering Die Set | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0

Coloring the Background

Firstly, I cut a 9″ x 4″ panel out of 9 x 12 Watercolor Cardstock. Next, I applied water to the top, left edge, and the bottom of the panel. After this, I applied pigment directly from the Emerald Watercolor Brush Marker. Then, I added some water before applying the next pigment. This pigment is the Lagoon Watercolor Brush Marker pigment. To the top left portion,  I applied the Desert Night Watercolor Brush Marker pigment. And to diffuse it slightly, I used the Aquamarine Watercolor Brush Marker. In order to add a bit of warmth, I added a bit of Rainforest pigment from the 24 Pan Watercolor Set.

Once the background was dry, it dulled considerably. Therefore, I took Azurite Dye Ink and Emerald Dye Ink and applied it to the top and bottom left edge respectively. This added a bit of vibrancy to the background.

Altenew CAF Snowdrops Layering Die Set | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0

Coloring the Leaves

Firstly, I applied water to the entire leaf die-cut. This helped the pigment to move easily. Then, I applied pigment in the following order: Emerald,  Just Green, Lime, and Citrus Burst from the Watercolor Brush Markers.

Altenew CAF Snowdrops Layering Die Set | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0

I added splatters of clear water drops onto the panel and sopped them with tissue paper. Then, I adhered the leaves with the Altenew Glue Tape and the flowers with foam tape for interest.

Altenew CAF Snowdrops Layering Die Set | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0

Adding the Magical Touch!

I added fine black paint splatters from the 12 Pan Essential Watercolor Set.  And to add the magical touch, I added a LOT of white splatters. This is what would set the card apart!

You can watch the Craft-A-Flower: Snowdrops video below or on YouTube.


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Now for the blog hop and giveaway!

Giveaway 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 12/13/2020 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 12/15/2020.

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 ever-talented Virginia Lu.

Hop List

Altenew Card Blog

Virginia Lu

Kelly Griglione

Laurie Willison

Dana Joy

Terri Koszler

Nathalie DeSousa

Tenia Nelson

Tina Smith

Jenny Colacicco


Emily Midgett

Jessica Frost-Ballas

Amy Hill

Agnieszka Małyszek



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Vickie D December 8, 2020 - 4:51 PM

Very pretty card. Such a delicate flower.

Maria Giselle B. December 8, 2020 - 5:16 PM

Very nice card! Love the background especially the splatters. Can’t just have enough of the splatters. Thank you for sharing your creativity to us.

M.FATEMA December 8, 2020 - 6:32 PM

Oh wow what a lovely CAF set!
I watched the card making process video and absolutely fell in love with your magical card!
Thanks for the inspiration!

Suzan Fohringer December 8, 2020 - 7:18 PM

Love this die set! I have one, but this one is much nicer and larger. Thank you for beautiful products.

Louise Mozealous December 8, 2020 - 7:44 PM

Beautiful card such wonderful colors used

Lindsey F December 8, 2020 - 8:20 PM

Not my favorite flower but Erum’s card is so beautiful.

Margaret Mckernan December 8, 2020 - 9:04 PM

Beautiful card!

dorothyayotte December 8, 2020 - 9:30 PM

Your card is beautiful! Love the background watercoloring video and your process. And of course, the splatters. Looking forward to trying something like this!

Melissa December 9, 2020 - 3:49 AM

Your coloring really showcases this die. I especially enjoyed how you explain everything you are doing and why in your video. The information was of great help to me. I loved watching the process and how beautifully it all came together.

Kylie Z December 9, 2020 - 6:21 AM

What a stunning card!

Lois K December 9, 2020 - 8:07 AM

Beautiful card. So delicate

Lauryne Cunningham December 9, 2020 - 8:31 AM

Erum, your card is beautiful! I love this delicate flower!

BrendaLea Abbott December 9, 2020 - 9:12 AM

The way you created the background is perfect for this CAF set. It was a brilliant idea!

Sarina Parhawk December 9, 2020 - 12:21 PM

I love this die set, and Erum’s card is absolutely stunning… Thank you for the inspiration!

Liz O. December 9, 2020 - 12:28 PM

Another pretty CAF die set love them all. Erum´s card has an ethereal look that reminds me of early morning hours and the promise of new things, love it! Thanks for the inspiration!

Maria C F December 10, 2020 - 5:58 AM

This is a flower new to me and I love it. You have done such a beautiful job of creating a stamp set of it.

Silvia Hutchinson December 10, 2020 - 11:18 AM

Super fun die set!!

Mirella Rogan December 10, 2020 - 12:33 PM

So sweet, and I love that little “heart” shape option!

Carol E. Wortman December 10, 2020 - 1:55 PM

I have a few snowdrops in my garden and the first sign of them pushing through the snow here in Michigan is magical every year!!! I’ve never noticed the little heart, so I’ll check them out closer with new eyes next spring. Lovely cards, and especially love the blue colors! They kinda look like water, but it is perfect for the snow and cold.

Lori Lehnen December 10, 2020 - 4:50 PM

Very pretty card, I especially like the colors chosen for the background.
Thanks Altenew for another great new release!

Ann Taylor December 10, 2020 - 10:41 PM

Gorgeous card as always!

Iggy December 11, 2020 - 9:57 AM

Such a beautiful card and flower.

Nicki Baxley December 11, 2020 - 12:47 PM

This background is gorgeous!!

annamahtani December 11, 2020 - 9:49 PM

What a unique and wonderful CAF set!! The card you created is so beautiful!

Evan December 14, 2020 - 5:48 AM

What a wonderful new set!

Vanessa Wachlin December 26, 2020 - 1:17 PM

Congratulations Kelly!!!

~Vanessa W

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