Altenew Craft-A-Flower: Poppy Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello, hi! I’m happy to be joining the Altenew Blog Hop today for the Poppy Craft-A-Flower release! This set is SO lovely!! If you’re following the hop, you should be arriving here from Emily Midgett’s blog, but if not, you can click back to the start at the Altenew Card Blog.

I made two cards for today’s hop, and this time, instead of watercoloring the die cuts before assembling as I often do, I decided to try ink blending! (I love the Altenew Blending Tools, both large and small, so much that I look for opportunities to blend ink now where I once approached the technique with a little trepidation.

To make things quick and simple, I created both cards very much alike, only varying the ink blends, and the physical arrangement of the flowers.

I used the Tea Party ink family to blend the 4 layers of each flower on this card, and a mix of shades of the Green Fields and Tropical Forest ink families to blend on the leaves and stem. I used Classic Crest Solar white cardstock because it accepts ink blending very nicely! Then I glued all the layers of the flowers and leaves together and positioned them in a tall, elegant arrangement on the right hand side of the card.

I used the Handwritten Hello die to die cut the greeting from heavy black cardstock and adhered it overtop of the flower stems.

I used the Cherry Blossom ink family to color the layers of the flowers on my second card.

For the background of both cards, I stamped a piece of watercolor cardstock with the Dainty Swiss Dots stamp and heat set with clear embossing powder. Then I painted a pale, patchy background with green/blue watercolor paint.

The greeting on this card is made with the Bold Thanks Die set and is made up of layers of pale blue cardstock against a watercolor cardstock background die cut. Each of the cards is completed with enamel dots in coordinating shades.

Your next stop on the hop is Nathalie’s blog. You will find the complete blog hop list below in case of any broken links along the hop.

To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog by 11/12/2020 for a chance to win.  Altenew will also draw a winner to receive a $15 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on the Altenew Winners Page on 11/16/2020.

Blog Hop List:

Altenew Card Blog

Svitlana Shayevich

Emily Midgett

Norine Borys – You are here.

Nathalie DeSousa


Nicole Watt

Keisha Charles

Tania Ahmed

Amanda Baldwin

Erum Tasneem

Vicki Finger

Virginia Lu

Dana Joy

Therese Calvird

Jenny Colacicco

Laurie Willison

Victoria Calvin

Amy Hill

Kelly Griglione

Tenia Nelson

Nenette S. Madero 

Terri Koszler

Thank you so much for stopping by and enjoy the rest of the hop!

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