Hello! It's Altenew Craft-A-Flower release day!
Want to add Craft-A-Flower: Cosmos layering die set to your craft room?
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Each flower is unique on its own and these layered dies provide many opportunities to get a unique looking floral. I'm sharing 3 easy ways to "craft" your Cosmos flowers and really any 3D layered flower die.
I applied all four colors of Tea Party washi tape to white card stock, this a great way to use those small leftovers we crafters tend to hang on to and often don't get around to using. Then cut the bottom layer from the lightest color of washi tape, the second layer from both the darker mid-tone and light mid-tone, and the third layer of the petal from the darkest tape. The leaves are cut from scraps of green card stock in my stash and then both flowers and leaves are arranged within the negative space of a Stacked Diamonds Cover Die die cut that I partially cut from Gold Mirror card stock for a different project. I hand drew a black line from the top of the die cut space to the bottom and embellished with black crystals from my stash after stamping the Best Sentiments stamp set.
Inking white card stock is a super easy way to customize colors for your Craft A Flowers.
I inked white card stock first and then did all the die cutting. The colors used from left to right, bottom up are:
The flower centers are die cut from orange and yellow card stock. The flowers are then adhered to a piece of paper from the Summer Garden 6x6 paper pack. The paper has a watercolor-y look so I used the Emerald Watercolor Brush Marker from the Winter Wonderland set to add watercolored stems by hand.
Patterned paper is another easy way to create unique looking floral layers. These layers are die cut from papers in the Blushing Blooms 6x6 Paper Pack. You want to choose patterns that range from light to dark to create the layers that are darker towards the center of the flower. I applied Iceberg ink through the Molded Lines Stencil to add some color to the background.
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Your color choices are exceptional. I especially love the flowers you cut from pattern paper.
That is a whole gorgeous garden you have happening there! TFS!!
What a beautiful variety of cards!
Beautiful cards Rosie! You did an outstanding job showcasing this fabulous CAF set 😍! Thanks for the inspiration!
Beautiful cards! Love this flower set!!
Wonderful project idea shares. I like the unque look to each.
Beautiful with so many cool ideas!
Wow! This new CAF set is definitely a must have! And thanks for the for the amazing inspiration! Your work is gorgeous!
Wow!!!! Soooo many Beautiful cards!!!! Fabulous!!!!!
What a beautiful selection....great job!!!
Love your card, that is ingenious to ink the cardstock. Never thought of that.
Such a beautiful array of Cosmos colors, stunning.
The flowers on the top of your blog look like a lovely field where I would love to get lost in! So beautiful!
Oh my, thank you for showing all the mediums to create an array of gorgeous Cosmos florals.
Each technique is unique and looks fabulous.
Your cards are absolutely beautiful!
I would not have though of using patterned paper for the petals. I bet you could make some really dynamic looking pieces of art with this techinque.
I actually said “wow” out loud when I saw your gorgeous bouquet. What a knockout! Quite an accomplishment I think. Wonderful.
Great presentation of the Cosmo.
I love these blog hops where I get to see all kinds of different techniques like your with patterned paper and inked card stock. I know these, but always forget them. Thanks for the inspiration. Your cards are beautiful!!!
Very nice Cosmos!
I love the different backgrounds you created! Great colors too!
My favorite cared of all these lovelies is the last one. I just love that navy blue inner layer and the pretty background and vase.
Your cards are beautiful. Thanks for sharing
I love all your cards! so many different colors! They are all beautiful!
Such creative, lovely cards!! Thanks for sharing!
Gorgeous cards, Rosie!! I love your beautiful flowers both coloured and using DP! Thanks so much for the great inspiration! Stay safe! :)
Thanks for the inspiration!
So many different styles. I love the one with different colored flowers, and water colored stems.....NICE
I love your inked background and I like the use of printed card stock for the flowers...we all tend to go for solids and highlight for depth...this is a fun idea. Thank you for sharing.
Wow! The mind-boggling stash at the top of your post certainly tempts me to buy this set!
This craft flower cosmos die is awesome and I absolutely adore your cards!
All three methods really provide a wide variety of flowers. I can't wait to use the washi tape idea as I have several shaded sets. Patterned paper always gives such striking results when I see someone else's application of it. Thanks for the great ideas.
Awesome color combos and dimension with these pretty layered flowers! These look fabulous!
Lovely color combos. The backgrounds are fabulous paired with the beautiful layered flowers. My fav is the black and white background, the flowers look gorgeous with the simplicticity of the shapes.
Rosie, that first picture with all those amazing pattern paper flowers is amazing. So creative! Made me love this die set.
Great use of this CAF. Love the techniques and layouts. Soooo nice. Great inspiration to move ahead.
So many beautiful cards. Thank you for sharing.
Love the patterned paper flowers.
Such great ideas and colors. Thank you for sharing.
What a great way to recycle and use up scraps of paper and washi! It is so interesting to see all the possibilities creativity can take us with bits and pieces we have forgotten about :-)
It never occurred to me to use washi tape or patterned cardstock with these create a flower dies. I cannot wait to try these techniques on my stash from Altenew. I get frustrated that the subscription never lets us have the paper and that the paper is always out of stock. So now I’m going to try what you suggested and use my Altenew inks to create my own inked cardstock so I can get a deep, medium and light flower without cardstock gradients I can’t get! Than you for such a simple but brilliant idea.
Stunning cards. I love those beautiful, colorful cosmos blooms.
Beautiful, I love the use of pattern paper.
Wow! Beautiful cards! I love the blue background on the Sending Hugs card! And, the patterned paper flowers are gorgeous!
Love the diverse papers, washi, inking you did with this set. Striking!
Beautiful cards. Like the second one with the flowers cut from the patterned paper - very interesting. Thanks for sharing. :)
Wow, every card is a visual delight.
Cards were great! Especially love the idea of using patterned paper!
All your cards are amazing. the way you used different papers and colors to make the flowers is inspirational. My favorite is the watercolored blue background. The flowers really look stunning in front of it.
Beautiful cards & painting!
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