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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Patricia Wilson December 7, 2020 - 12:49

Yes, I loved your card. If I tried that technique it would have been a blobby mess. Maybe I will experiment , though, as you inspired me to try it.

Nicole P. December 7, 2020 - 13:02

This is so beautiful and I love the blades of grass look!

Glendalys Salgado December 7, 2020 - 13:07

Such a vibrant card, I love the blue and green complements. Absolutely gorgeous .

Janet Sisk December 7, 2020 - 13:12

WOW! What a gorgeous card! I love this flower set. Thanks for the inspiration! :D

Sue McRae December 7, 2020 - 13:31

Oh, I love this! Such a pretty and delicate bloom!

apalmer2019 December 7, 2020 - 13:33

Nice CAF release, delicate. Lovely work as always Erum. Thanks for the helpful video.

gigi1754 December 7, 2020 - 13:54

As soon as I saw this set I wanted it! Your card elevates it even higher! Just stunning!

Nandini December 7, 2020 - 13:57

This is my favorite CAF set to date. And Erum’s card is just stunning. Thanks for the terrific inspiration!

Marina December 7, 2020 - 14:22

Omg, these snowdrops layering stamps are so gorgeous! And that card… awesome. Beautiful background, I love it!

Dawn Cooksley December 7, 2020 - 14:30

Love your piece…soooo gorgeous and magical…I love the background and I have never had the highlighted section anywhere but in the center…I love the highlight being on the right side I will have to try that…

MarciaScantlin December 7, 2020 - 14:54

So nice to have a winter flower. It reminds me of Lilly of the valley a bit. So pretty and delicate.

Deepa Lakshman December 7, 2020 - 15:03

Your background is beautiful. Love this flower.

Charlotte B. December 7, 2020 - 15:11

I love, love it. Different and refreshing!

melissaf123 December 7, 2020 - 15:13

Love these delicate Snowdrops for CAF release and your slimline card is gorgeous!

Kelsey Thomas December 7, 2020 - 15:20

I love that card! :) So pretty!

Linda BL December 7, 2020 - 15:28

What a lovely card, the background is so very pretty! Love how the background looks with the greens you used. Very special card for sure!

Kelly Fusco December 7, 2020 - 15:57

Anorher FABULOUS release! I want ALL THE THINGS! Im building my wish list🙏 Thank you for this opportunity 💗

NatQuebec December 7, 2020 - 16:03

Such a nice die and stunning cards too.

jadewongmcclung December 7, 2020 - 16:08

Oh wow! I love the snowdrops! I would love to have this set from Santa. Gorgeous card! The background is spectacular!

Marilynn d-r December 7, 2020 - 16:10

Wow, what a beautiful card. And thank you for explaining your technique, so helpful.

gizzzimo December 7, 2020 - 16:23

This is such a gorgeous card. The beautiful, delicate flowers against such a pretty background is spectacular!

Annalisa Young December 7, 2020 - 16:27

How lovely and delicate these are! They really are perfect for a slimline card, too. What a great idea for a layering flower!

Lori December 7, 2020 - 16:38

So pretty! I love this delicate winter floral die set.

Billie Anderson December 7, 2020 - 16:45

Beautiful card. Stunning die and colors. I love this.

jessicashevonnescott December 7, 2020 - 17:00

I absolutely love this magical touch! This card design is on my list!

joni52 December 7, 2020 - 17:02

Gorgeous card, stunning background

Deborah Vick December 7, 2020 - 17:25

I absolutely love the water color background with the add blended ink

Tracey Landt December 7, 2020 - 17:43

Absolutely Stunning Erum! Thank you so much for sharing how you achieved this with us.
Such a beautiful CAF set yet again.
Keep well.
T x

Tahsin Tabassum December 7, 2020 - 17:46

Love the color
So calm and peaceful

Carmela Hubler December 7, 2020 - 18:03

Very pretty card. Love the pretty background.

Susanbcards December 7, 2020 - 18:30

Erum, your card is breathtaking. That background is amazing but the way it’s all put together is just a work of art.

Retta Lutte December 7, 2020 - 19:15

Your card is simply stunning! Thank you so much for sharing. Love these unique flowers!

Marisela Delgado December 7, 2020 - 19:57

Such beautiful cards! 💜

Meghan Kennihan December 7, 2020 - 20:44

What a BEAUTIFUL FLOWER! I love the background you did and the splatters!!

dartsylife December 7, 2020 - 20:45

Absolutelyy STUNNING! I love the color combo and the versatility of these lovely flowers! Just Fabulous!

Delina Quilter December 7, 2020 - 21:36

The snow drop layering die set is so beautiful and technically correct also! Erum’s artwork makes the set really pop and is definitely an inspiration!

Cindy S December 7, 2020 - 21:52

Snow drop flowers, great idea!!!

Pauline Abeysekera December 7, 2020 - 22:00

Erum, your cards are always beautiful. I love the depth of these colours against the white. I love snowdrops and this is such a pretty new set.

Jeanne Beam December 7, 2020 - 22:32

Such a gorgeous flower and the card is just beautiful…
Thanks so much for sharing.

Denise Bryant December 7, 2020 - 22:43

Love this pretty snowdrop flower die set! Beautiful colors on this lovely card!

Carla Hundley December 8, 2020 - 02:32

Oh I love this flower set!
And the card looks just
Carla from Utah

Heidi Rees December 8, 2020 - 02:41

Beautiful card! Love the colors!

Inkin' Chickie December 8, 2020 - 04:21

Wonderful layout using the set. Great video showing the coloring.

momentsofcrafting December 8, 2020 - 06:05

Wow! Your card is amazing, Erum! I love the background you’ve created for these beautiful snowdrops! Thanks for the great inspiration. Take care! :)

Linda Anderson December 8, 2020 - 07:56

Beautiful card using this delicate floral die. Thanks for sharing the coloring, really enjoyed watching.

Donna December 8, 2020 - 08:17

The simplicity of this new set gives it a unique look! Another great design!

Jenna Batik December 8, 2020 - 08:18

What a delicate flower. Great for any card. I love the watercolor look on your card. Altenew, you are number 1 at flowers.

Isabel Z December 8, 2020 - 12:12

You have captured the beauty of this delicate flower beautifully!

Sheri Kempke December 8, 2020 - 13:59

I love this card–just gorgeous and the die cut is lovely too!

Margarita J. December 8, 2020 - 15:18

beautiful artwork! and I love your comments – makes me laugh! thank you for sharing and thanks for the chance to win!

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