Monday, March 7, 2022

Altenew Craft-A-Flower: Sunburst Azalea Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($200 in total prizes)


If you've arrived from the blog of Nenette S Madero you are in the right place and if you need to start back at the beginning of the blog hop you can head back to the Altenew Card Blog.

There are so many color possibilities with the Craft-A-Flower dies, I decided to ink watercolor paper with Sunkissed, Rouge, Cotton Candy, Purple Wine, Crimson, Paper Bag and Just Green Watercolor Brush Markers and then die cut with the CAF: Azalea dies.

I've layered the "petals" over the base with Instant Dimension Foam Tape.  The background is an A2 watercolor panel I picked up the leftover color from a previous project with and after watching this YouTube video decided to try and add gold foiling with the Dotted Swirls Debossing Cover Die. Now for a disclaimer, the hot foil machine I have is old-it's a Go Press and Foil I bought off Amazon a while ago and finally dusted off to give this a try so I have no experience with the current hot foil systems on the market.

The photo does not do justice to the beautiful gold shimmer on the card front.

Sentiment is die cut from Gold Foil card stock with the Essential Sentiments die set.

This time I inked white card stock with the following Crisp Dye inks:

-Base Layer-Sunkissed

-Second Layer-Sunkissed, Rouge and a little Dark Chocolate on the smaller bloom

-Stamen-Dark Chocolate, Rouge and Orange Crush

I covered a slightly smaller than 4" x 5 1/4" white card stock panel with Peach Gold Wide Washi tape then matted that on black card stock. 

A hexagon is die cut from Gold Mirror card stock with the hexagon from the Geo Frame die set, then cut in half and layered underneath the CAF blooms.

Prior to adding the Rose Gold Crisp heat embossed sentiment, I splattered Jet Black Watercolor with the watercolor brush marker all over the panel.

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$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.

Enjoy some wonderful inspiration from your next stop on the hop...SATHYA KALA.

Full 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


Sonya S said...

Great cards!

Linda Fillds said...

Great job with your cards. I love your style. Mine would look like a mess yet yours all blends together so well.. Great job :) tyfs

Karen Schroeder said...

Absolutely gorgeous creations!

K.E. said...

Love the colors of the flowers

Patty Ann said...

Love that you showed the azalea in bright colors and also in soft hues.

MadeByMeghanK said...

This Sunburst Azalea is STUNNING!!!! I love both but the first one with the texture and swirly blue background is so cooL!

Cathy said...

well done on both cards, both are lovely

Kristine Boydstun said...

Gorgeous cards!!

Donna Walls said...

Beautiful CAF this month and your inspiration pieces are stunning!

Carol McCready said...

Great cards. I love the touch of foil. The second one is my favorite.

Beth R said...

What lovely cards! Thank you for that link on using dies to hot foil. I have a different brand foiling machine but will play with that concept. I really love the watercolored first card!

Karen Letchworth said...

That first background looks like denim and I absolutely LOVE it. I'd like to see a video on that technique. WOW. Thanks for the wonderful Altenew inspirations, as always.

Jeanne Rice said...

Pretty cards. Love the backgrounds.

Denise Bryant said...

These are gorgeous! I really love the gold foiled detail on your first card.... never would have thought of that! The azalea flowers are beautiful!

Leslie Hasen said...

Your first Azaleas are breath-taking and they look like they're floating on water! Amazing!

Sandy Baggarly said...

Love both your cards! Just beautiful.

Ms. Tamp said...

Nice project shares. I like the foiling for the background and the layers for the flower card.

TracyT said...

beautiful card!

Mzpzz said...

Big, bold beautiful cards.

LeAnn Fane said...

Love, love, the orange!!!🧡

Liz O. said...

Love the color combination you used with this pretty florals Rosie! The use of the piercing cover plate is a great idea too. Thanks for the inspiration!

Jeanette Lyden said...

Two very different cards. Very nice.

Linda Wood said...

Very interesting approach, with several layers and the interesting colors.

Denise said...

Love how the card shows so much dimension.

Heather said...

Two beautiful cards!! I really like the first one with that fabulous background!

Lauryne Cunningham said...

Beautiful cards! I love the peach washi tape on the background!

Jean said...

The flowers on your first card really pop against the background you created. Lovely cards.

DorothyA said...

I love your first card! Gorgeous flowers and stunning background. The gold foiling looks fabulous.

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