Altenew Craft-A-Flower: Sunburst Azalea Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello and welcome to the Altenew Craft-A-Flower Sunburst Azalea Release Blog Hop! If you’ve arrived here from the Altenew Card Blog you’re right where you should be and you’ll find a complete hop list at the end of this post if you get lost along the way.

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I created my Sunburst Azalea by die cutting from watercolor cardstock and painting the layers in order of light to dark according to the samples shown on the package insert. I mixed up the shade of coral/red using the 36 Pan watercolor set, and just added more or less water to lighten or deepen the tint.

For the leaves, I die cut them from an already painted up piece of watercolor paper – a trick I like to do to save time for future projects.

Once dry, I adhered all the pieces together in the order indicated and let them dry.

For the background, I ran a piece of cardstock through the die cutting machine with the Areca Palm 3D embossing folder, then used Forest Glades and Moss inks to ink blend over the textured surface.

I die two layers of the Tiny Sentiments and Hello die, and stamped the remainder of the greeting onto the attached band along the bottom.

Then I positioned the azalea flower where I wanted it to go, and added the greeting over top. Some simple clear sequins complete the card.

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Your next stop on the hop is Preeti Chandran’s blog, but before you go be sure to check out the giveaway offered below!

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 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.

Blog Hop Order:

Altenew Card Blog

Norine Borys – You are here.

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


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