Hi there! Today, Altenew is releasing their latest Craft-A-Flower die set: Craft A Flower: Cosmos! These floral layering dies are so very fun to play with, because you can use all different manner of techniques to create the colorful layers… colored cardstock, markers, ink blending… whatever you have on hand to create a set of three gradient cardstock! You should have arrived here from Amanda Baldwin and your next stop is Christine Pennington. (You can also check out the Altenew Card Blog to get the full hop list…. and an extra card that I made!) I have a card and tag project for you today, so let’s get started with the details!
When creating with these beautiful layering dies, I tend to do a bunch of die cutting and a bunch of assembling, many times leaving me with an abundance of blooms sufficient to create multiple projects. I created several blooms by blending the Enchanted Garden ink quartet on white cardstock, then die cutting the individual layers from each individual color. I thought I’d allow these pretty purple Craft A Flower: Cosmos pop on a lightly textured white background.
This first project is a “mini slimline” size, (3.5″x6″) which is relatively new but I find to be a lovely size for florals… just long enough to have some florals climbing up your card front without having too much space to fill! I trimmed my white card base down, then used Hydrangea ink with the Woven Stencil to blend some light texture on my background.
I arranged my floral die cuts to be climbing up my card front and adhered them with a combination of liquid and dimensional adhesive for lots of texture.
I added a sentiment from Sentiment Strips on a strip of white cardstock using the same Hydrangea ink, then added a few gems for some sparkle!
I used the same supplies to create a pretty tag, as well, this time using the Terrific Tags die set for my base. I die cut the tag base, stenciled lightly, then added my leftover Cosmos die cuts using dimensional adhesive. Finally, I added some white raffia to create the loop.
Well, that’s all for my project today! As always, Altenew is having generous giveaways to celebrate their Craft A Flower: Cosmos release:
$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 02/12/2021 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 02/15/2021.
Your next stop is Christine Pennington. Thanks so much for stopping by, and happy hopping!
Helen Budz says
Simply stunning. This die set is a must have for flower lovers. tfs-stay well.
Pam Boedeker says
I really like the leaves in this die set. They make great background fillers.
Marilyn in E~Town says
SO pretty….really, I am convinced these flowers would be super hard to make a wrong color choice on them! Everything I have seen so far looks awesome! TFS
Love these purples!
Carol Pinkey says
Very pretty — I love your choice of colors. The soft background of the card makes the flowers pop. TFS
Meghan Kennihan says
OOOOO I LOVE the flower dies! Great job with the purples!
Peg Frushour says
Love the purples! Your projects are beautiful!!
Patt H. says
Awesome card & tag, Emily! Love the purples & the background stenciling!
Love the colors love the card,love the die set!
Nicki Baxley says
LOVE these purple cosmos, beautiful card!
Inkin' Chickie says
Great use for a tag. I like the background and layers.
Linda BL says
Gorgeous card! Love the background you created for your lovely cosmos blooms!
Maureen R says
Really Beautiful card!!!
Carolyn R says
Your Cosmos flowers are simply beautiful, love the purples.
Liz O. says
Wonderful card and tag Emily! Your design is beautiful and it inspires tranquility and happiness, love it! Thanks for the inspiration on how to use this pretty CAF set.
I Love the colors that you used on this beautiful card.
Really beautiful creations!! I love the flowers on top of the subtle inked background!
These are so elegant and beautiful! I love the purples and greens together and all the white space!
Karen Hale says
Adore your card, your Cosmos flowers are stunning in shades of purple. And your background design is perfect.
Jennifer Coles Coles says
Love these flowers!
Barbara A Van Meter says
Perfect color combinations of purple
Roxanne Tellini says
I love these cosmos in purple. It is such a great die set.
Such gorgeous and artful arrangements, Emily! These are beautiful!!
I part I like the tag you made. The purples are very pretty together too. Thank you!
Ronda Scroggins says
Great layout! The touch of stencil in the back was perfect!
Well designed projects. Really like the tag creativity.
Marisela Delgado says
Girl, you have been rocking that purple! So beautiful!
Michelle Pokorny says
I love your projects. It looks like the flowers are climbing a trellis with the purple background stencil. Stunning!!!
I don’t really se purple I don’t know why, this color combination is great!
Love the new CAF set. It is an absolute must-have! And thanks for the amazing inspiration. Your work is beautiful!
Surekha Galagoda says
Wow the card is so so pretty love the layering too and the colors. Thanks to you I am learning coloring but it is a very slow process. Stay safe and blessed
I don’t think I’ve ever seen purple cosmos, but these sure are pretty!
Cosmos is one of my mom’s favorite flowers, so they always remind me of her. 🙂
Kim Walth says
Love that purple! and the layering!
Alana Sedano says
I just learned about the craft a flower. I so love it!! That’s on my wish list!! Beautiful!!!
I love your lavender layers and stenciled background. This CAF set has such pretty, delicate leaves and fun flower shapes.
Brandi Case says
I love the purples!! This set is awesome!
Denise M Freeman says
Love your Tag and slimline card – Just Beautiful!! Denise
Yuliya M says
The flower looks so real! It’s a great card! I would love to create something like this!
Lois K says
Awesome cards. Love the purple. Thanks for sharing
Sarah Mix says
Your cards are so pretty! Love the colors and the light stenciling.
kathy c says
I love the way you used the stencil on only part of the card. I will have to try that and the light color
Tari Ristorcelli says
I love the smaller slim line cards…they fill so nicely with designs and yet do not look cluttered…I love the background you added to this card…It’s perfect to present the flowers as the focal point….
Sharon Gullikson says
These are just like my Cosmos flowers in my garden. What a pretty look. I would love to make some just like yours.
Yay for all the pretty purple!! Not only do I love the flower, but even the leaves are pretty! Lovely card & tag.
Barbara A Van Meter says
Love the way you used the various shades of purple
Barbara Van Meter says
Love how you used the various shades of purple
Barbara Van Meter says
Love how you used the various shades of purple
Denise Bryant says
Gorgeous card and tag! I love the colors and the stenciled backgrounds!
Sarah B says
Your background stenciling sets off the blooms perfectly. The purples and white are so clean and springy and just what i am craving during these cold gray days. Isn’t it nice we can create our own season with our art? Thanks for the great ideas.
Oh my those purple flowers are so eye catching. Love it!
barbara lassiter says
Beautiful card design…..especially in these beautiful colors!
Beautiful lavender/purple Cosmos card. Nice layout as well.
Lindsey Fabian says
It looks like these flowers are growing up a trellis. Very clever.
Liz Kuhn says
Bring me all the purples!!! So in love with this creation! Truly, tethers are the colors I would instinctively have chosen first myself 🙂
Lisa Michael says
I follow you on several venues for several companies and love your work. The use of the slimline and the geometric stencil to ad interest was spot on for adding interest to the overall feel of the card. I like the idea of using our Altenew inks to create the color gradients we need and am going to try that first thing in the morning. Thank you.
Sadia Ashraf says
Love the new CAF die and the pop of color on your tag and card is awesome! 💜
Sandra Stewart says
What pretty cards! Oddly, what struck me with the “gotta have it” bug is the woven stencil background.
Angela Restad says
Beautiful colors it’s gives a perfect idea for my daughter in law‘s birthday card.
I have that ink set 🙂 Gorgeous card with the lovely soft stencil in the background for interest. Thanks so much for sharing your talents!
Lauryne Cunningham says
I love the purple flowers and the backgrounds! Lovely designs!
Cyndi Morris says
Gorgeous projects. Love those purples and love this wonderful CAF cosmos set.
Marcia Fellner says
Love, Love, Love the purples used for your flowers on your card. It is simply gorgeous.
Barbara-Jean Kubik says
A beautiful set and beautiful creations!
Julie Greaves says
Beautiful card and tag. I love the white textured background, it is the perfect backdrop to your lovely blooms which appear to be climbing up the card. Gorgeous. Thanks for sharing. 🙂
Michele W says
Such a beautiful card. Like the way you used the woven stencil to ground your flowers. Thanks for sharing!