Hi, everyone! Welcome to the Altenew Craft-a-flower: Daffodil and Glitter cardstock release blog hop! If you just came from Tina Smith, you’re on the right track. For the complete list, you may begin at the Altenew Blog.
I love all the Craft-a-Flower series from Altenew. All you need to do is to die cut the different layers from cardstock, patterned papers etc. and adhere to one another to create beautiful flowers! Below are some samples I made using the CAF Daffodil.
LET US BE GRATEFUL TO PEOPLE WHO MAKE US HAPPY
- Create the background by adding drops of paint then spray the inks with water. Allow the inks to mix by tilting the paper. Allow to dry naturally.
- Die cut the flowers using the sea shore gradient cardstocks then die cut the stems using the coffee break cardstocks. Assemble according to the layering guide.
- Die cut the regal label and use foam squares to adhere on white cardstock for dimension.
- Assemble the card.
When I feel like I lost my mojo, I create backgrounds… something that I can do without really feeling creative. The only thing you need to think of is the color combination. And every time, the outcome is different! This background was created during one of those no-creative-mojo days. I wanted to experiment with distress paints. It’s always good to have backgrounds handy. 🙂
HELLO SWEET FRIEND
- Use the distress oxides to create an ombre background on Neenah Solar White cardstock.
- Die-cut the front panel using the Circular Elements die
- Create a watercolor wash using different shades of pink
- Die-cut the different layers of the flowers. (Do not include the middle layers of the flower.) Assemble the flowers and add a pearl accent.
- Die-cut the leaves from the Whimsical Garden Layering die set
- Assemble the card
I chose not to add the center part of the flower to give it a different look. I kept the base white to allow the watercolored petals to be more noticeable. When creating the watercolor wash, make sure to vary the intensity of the pinks for added interest.
Hope you liked the cards I created for this release. To get a chance to win some fab prizes from Altenew, make sure you leave a comment, ok? For my latest creations, please visit me on Instagram @mylittleatticstudio cause that’s where I post all of my new projects. Next up is the uber-talented (and a dear friend of mine) ANNA MAHTANI . Thank you so much for dropping by!Take care everyone and happy crafting!
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Oh my gosh, what a gorgeous background you added! Love it!
Gorgeous cards, love the unique backgrounds!
Love the daffodil card layout. Superb.
What gorgeous pink flowers. I love the look of these…gorgeous
So pretty!! I love that background on the first card!
Your cards are always spectacular, Nenette.
I love each one. Your choice of colors are so beautiful.
So beautiful 🙂
Stunning daffodil card! Your inky background was da’ bomb!! TFS! 🥰👍🏾🤩
Great cards and coloring. Love each cards look.
Beautiful!!! I love how different the flower looks without the center! Such a great idea
Your cards are just gorgeous!! I love the background you created for your beautiful daffodils!! Love the soft delicate look for your last card too!! Thanks for the inspiration! Stay safe! 🙂
Gorgeous flowers and lovely backgrounds. Thanks for sharing
I love the look of the 1st background and your idea to leave the middle of the flower off to give it a different look. Great ideas
Love your cards! The background on the first is gorgeous.
Gorgeous! Love how you tied in the design paper for the background of the first card ❤️
Wonderful projects shares. I like the backgrounds and color mixes.
Such very creative cards! Love the mixed media look on the first card, and the second card flowers look stunning atop the circular die cut. Love the soft pinks on that flower.
Gorgeous cards. I’m in love with these beautiful daffodils.
Love how you did your cards!
Wow, all the possibilities. Thanks for the inspiration
Fabulous cards! I love that first background and would love to see you make one like this on a video! It is so beautiful.
Hi! I’ll start creating more videos after the retreat <3
Really nice cards. This set is going to be a HOT item and sell out for sure.
Beautiful cards from a gorgeous kit 🙂
Beautiful flowers and backgrounds!
Glad you like them, Denise!
Beautiful cards Nenette! What a clever way to extend our supplies, you created a completely different look by removing just one die cut layer! Well done! Thanks for the inspiration
Thank you so much, Liz! <3
Wow! Your cards are beautiful! I love the background on the first card!
Beautiful cards! I love the bold colors on the first card. All of them nice backgrounds that showcase the flowers!
Stunning cards and love the backgrounds