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.

layering guide

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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Rosalie B December 7, 2020 - 09:21

What a great die! Such a pretty flower!

Mandi Chau December 7, 2020 - 09:23

This card is absolutely stunning! Thank you for sharing!

Mary Slominski December 7, 2020 - 09:28

The backgrounds are amazing!

Valerie Pass December 7, 2020 - 09:30

These flowers are absolutely beautiful!

Jessica Naser December 7, 2020 - 09:41

Very pretty die. The card is absolutely Beautiful. Thanks for sharing the color selection ♡ it !

kraftyiam December 7, 2020 - 09:43

Howdy, simply marvelous

Lynne Wilcox December 7, 2020 - 09:45

Do pretty, the background is beautiful behind the white flowers

whatsupinlalaland December 7, 2020 - 09:53

Love that background, Erum! Thanks again for the video. Such a beautiful die set to craft with, too!!

Mary Jo Abel December 7, 2020 - 09:55

Love the colors and the tips on how to make. Your cards are always so pretty.

Kailash December 7, 2020 - 10:07

Stunning card, love the background!

Michele F December 7, 2020 - 10:07

A wonderful little hint of Spring when these darling little Snowdrops pop up as if they are saying ‘stay hopeful – Spring is coming!’
Erum, your project is stunning!

La Verla Blackmon December 7, 2020 - 10:10

Beautiful! Makes me look forward to spring of 2021!!

Nurse Ratchet December 7, 2020 - 10:14

This is gorgeous , cannot wait for mine to arrive!!!

Dee Earnshaw December 7, 2020 - 10:16

oooh love to paper piece – this flower would be amazIng to create with

Evelyn December 7, 2020 - 10:16

What a beautiful release!

Deborah Northcutt December 7, 2020 - 10:19

This card is absolutely beautiful! So inspiring!

Kim Salito December 7, 2020 - 10:20

This is a great die. Love the little flower

kathryn lagassey December 7, 2020 - 10:21

Beautiful card. I had to buy the dies!

Tricia A Podmore December 7, 2020 - 10:25

What a gorgeous flower and quite versatile. Thank you for another great release!

Nancy December 7, 2020 - 10:27

Thanks for continuing to inspire us. Greatly appreciated.

Natalie S December 7, 2020 - 10:35

My jaw dropped when I saw this new die! Every Spring I look forward to seeing the snowdrops coming up in my garden.

Andre M. December 7, 2020 - 10:35

Breathtaking card from Erum, this is such a gorgeous floral!

Sue Rodriguez December 7, 2020 - 10:39

This is just stunning work. I enjoyed watching the video and seeing the process. TFS.

Judy Crowley December 7, 2020 - 10:39

Such a beautiful die set, would be fabulous addition to my collection.

Margaret S December 7, 2020 - 10:46

Erum, your card is beautiful ! Love the new die set. Thank you for sharing!

Prathiusha Chandran December 7, 2020 - 10:47

Cute flowers!!

Candace December 7, 2020 - 10:52

This is one of thee most beautiful cards! Thank you!

Barbara-Jean Kubik December 7, 2020 - 10:53

Truly is a beautiful set and the card that is showcased is gorgeous!

Bernice Pierre December 7, 2020 - 11:03

This is beautiful! The video is very helpful!

Michelle Anderson December 7, 2020 - 11:05

How beautiful. Your card is extraordinary. You are very talented.

Monika Davis December 7, 2020 - 11:06

Beautiful die set! I used to collect snowdrops when I was growing up. I’d find it everywhere.. now it’s protected. So sweet and precious! Thanks for the inspiration!

Nancy Wilcox December 7, 2020 - 11:12

Gorgeous card and fun die!

Sharon Gullikson December 7, 2020 - 11:27

How cute these are. I have snowdrops that bloom each year. My friend gave me the bulbs, so whenever they bloom I think of her :)

Sharon Gullikson December 7, 2020 - 11:37

I just watched your video, and am SO glad that I did because I learned so much. I never could have made that without seeing it. The whole scene is just gorgeous. Do you know what I love? I love that you love your own creation. You aren’t shy about loving it. That is wonderful!!!!! Thank you so much for showing all of the steps, and talking your way through it.

Rowena December 7, 2020 - 11:41

Thank you for sharing how you created such a stunning card that I’d love to receive. At first look it seems hard to get that explosion of color in the background. And the new craft-a-flower Snowdrop is simply gorgeous, so many possibilities with the different petals.

Rhonda December 7, 2020 - 11:48

I love the new snow drop release. I am ordering it to use for spring and Easter cards!

Maureen R December 7, 2020 - 11:49

Gorgeous!!!! I’ve been waiting for another tall flower to go with the tulips!!!

Greta H December 7, 2020 - 12:03

Maybe my favorite of all these releases! LOVE your card!

Terry Cowles December 7, 2020 - 12:03

Beautiful die cut set. Thank you for the great tutorial.

Valarie Florer December 7, 2020 - 12:05

Soooo beautiful! Love the designers’ cards!

barbara lassiter December 7, 2020 - 12:06

I love snowdrops and this card is so beautiful. i think this is a winner.

Raga Senthil December 7, 2020 - 12:08

The new snowdrop die looks so gorgeous! Love the stunning bg!

Anne Sturgeon December 7, 2020 - 12:11

Erum your background is so gorgeous… perfect for these lovelies! Great set and can’t wait to see what everyone is doing with it. Thanks for sharing and Happy Holidays!

Kristen December 7, 2020 - 12:12

What a wonderful and creatively unique new die. The card is beautiful!

Martha Aschenbrenner December 7, 2020 - 12:13

Love this new set! Beautiful cards!

Wanda Webster December 7, 2020 - 12:26

I love the dark blues and greens and how if fades to white. Very lovely card.

Karen Brown December 7, 2020 - 12:27

Erum, stunning card! Great video. What product do you use for your white paint splatters? I’ve been trying different products, but yours look fabulous.

Anne Sturgeon December 7, 2020 - 12:31

Erum your background is so gorgeous… perfect for these lovelies! Great set and can’t wait to see what everyone is doing with it. Thanks for sharing and Happy Holidays!

Donna Esmiol December 7, 2020 - 12:31

Beautifully made and such a lovely flower.

Tara Prince December 7, 2020 - 12:47

so very pretty!!

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