Dec 7, 2021

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

 Hello friends I am thrilled to be back with the new Craft A Flower Carolina Allspice release from Altenew. The entire blog hop starts HERE, and we have giveaways.

 I was not at all familiar with this flower so I did some research to come up with the colors. I love the textures and depths created for these cards!

I went to my very large stash of cardstock to find pink hues as well as the soft green grays. As with all my layered die cut images, I cut a variety of pieces in different color families and assembled the layers.

These are the two final color schemes I landed on. I really can't decide which is my favorite!

The Garden Harmony 3D folder provided the perfect contrast and background to these flowers. After embossing on 80 lb. Cougar White Cardstock, I simply swiped the embossed piece with Frayed Leaf Ink from the Green Fields Mini Cube set. I love how the two layers of leaves pick the color up differently. I then attached the base to a card base made with 110 lb. Cougar White Cardstock.

The Thanks die from the set was cut twice and layered. A top-coat of Nuvo Glaze adds dimension and a glossy appearance. After the die cut dried, the only thing left is to play with the arrangement. 

It is very hard to choose a favorite! This card began using 80 lb. Cougar Natural Cardstock for both the base and the front plate. I measured the center portion of the frame and created a template so I could cut the center piece out. The opening is 2 3/4ish by 3.5ish. I know there is no ish in measuring, but the opening is just slightly large. I took a pencil and centered the template on the opening and drew around it in pencil. Using my Fiskars cutter, I was able to cut the opening.

I swiped Versamark ink over the raised portions of the frame and coated with gold embossing powder. Once heat dried, I was able to fill in the gaps.

Check out the video here:

I backed the opening with a piece of grey green paper, dry embossed using the Ribbon Waves Embossing Folder.

All that was left was to cut the Thanks out and gold emboss to match and then to assemble the card.

Did you know there is a subscription plan for the Craft-A-Flower Releases? 

This is a monthly subscription plan for our Craft-A-Flower die set. When signed up, you are guaranteed a spot in our monthly Craft-A-Flower releases and will receive a set each month - at a specially discounted price! ($35.99 →$29.99). Check out the plan HERE.

Giveaway Prizes

$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 12/13/2021 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 12/15/2021.

Blog Hop Order

The very talented Virginia Lu is your next stop.

Craft-A-Flower Monthly Subscription Plan (link) This is a monthly subscription plan for our Craft-A-Flower die set. When signed up, you are guaranteed a spot in our monthly Craft-A-Flower releases and will receive a set each month - at a specially discounted price! ($35.99 →$29.99). 

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  1. Beautiful creations, Teri!! Love your TWO versions!

  2. I love the framed one and gorgeous colors!

  3. Your flowers are beautiful- I like the subtle shades of the layers. And I SO appreciated how you used the embossing folders- I have many of them and get a bit stuck on ways to use them. Thanks for the inspiration.

  4. So pretty. Especially love your frame card.

  5. Gorgeous combo of colors, I wouldn't have thought of, works wonderfully together

  6. Gorgeous Teri! Love the Shabby Chic/Toile vibe.

  7. Your cards are gorgeous! Love the colors. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Like walking into a florist shop! Gorgeous!

  9. Your cards are so beautiful. I adore this CAF Carolina Allspice die set.

  10. Both cards are beautiful. The gold frame on the one card adds glam.

  11. Very pretty. love the background colors used.Thanks for sharing.

  12. Your cards are beautiful! I love the gold embossed frame!

  13. Beautiful cards! I love the new CAF set.

  14. Beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing.

  15. Both of these are super pretty. The hot pink allspice and muted neutral backgrounds are winners!

  16. Oohh, super pretty. Love the variegated flowers!


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