Altenew Craft-A-Flower: Cistus Layering Die Set & Gradient Cardstock Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

April 7, 2021 at 2:00 pm 63 comments

Hello everyone! How are you today?

I’m so pleased to be joining lots of wonderful crafters celebrating the launch of Craft-A-Flower Cistus Layering die set AND 4 new colour sets of Gradient Cardstock. If you want to start at the beginning please head over to the Altenew Card Blog but you may have arrived here from Jaycee Gaspar’s blog, so a big welcome if you have! First up is my project using the beautiful CAF Cistus set.

You might have noticed that I rarely choose the same colours as the flower traditionally is but I did decide to go with white (they’re often pink too). Creating depth with white is a little more tricky, but armed with some vellum to separate the layers, it adds dimension really easily and gives a wonderful softness.

That close-up hopefully gives you an idea of the different layers. If you fancy getting your hands on this set, please go to the Altenew store here or if you fancy a bundle with the Cistus set AND the new Gradient Cardstock, you can get them here. If you’re loving the monthly Craft-A-Flower series and fancy a monthly treat, there’s a subscription offer here. Speaking of the new gradient cardstock sets, I’ve created another project using just one of them; the ‘New Purple’ set.

You can see that this card is super easy. In fact it took about 10 minutes in total from start to finish. Perfect for those last minute cards. There are 4 beautiful collections; New Purple, Rose Petal, Coffee Break and Red Sunset. I have absolutely loved the fact that it takes all the guess work out of picking coordinating cardstock and are so brilliant for sets like Craft-A-Flower. The sentiment is from the Hello & Hugs die set. Don’t you love the graduation of colours in the set! The new gradient cardstock packs are available now!

Onto the all important Giveaway! There is $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 04/13/2021 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 04/15/2021.

Next up is to visit the fabulous Emily Midgett and I can’t wait to see what she’s created. If you get lost, I’ve included the whole list of the blogs on the hop below.

Hope to see you again soon,

Keren x

Some of my links are affiliate links- which pay me a little but at no extra cost to you. Thankyou x

Altenew Card Blog

LauraJane

Nathalie DeSousa

Michelle Short

Jaycee Gaspar

Keren Baker … You are here!

Emily Midgett

Tina Smith

Nicole Watt

Amanda Baldwin

Sandhya Iyer

Terri Koszler

Laurie Willison

Jenny Colacicco

Norine Borys

Verity Biddlecombe

Lilith Eeckels

Dana Joy

Virginia Lu

Joylita Dsouza

Tenia Nelson

Therese Calvird

Nichol Spohr 

Erum Tasneem

Teresa Litchfield

Svitlana Shayevich

Christine Pennington

Agnieszka Małyszek

Seeka

Yoonsun Hur

Preeti Chandran

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63 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Roxanne Tellini  |  April 7, 2021 at 2:33 pm

    You are the master of Wow Factor. I just saw your Folk Art card yesterday and now those white cistus flowers-Amazing!

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  • 2. jgrayb  |  April 7, 2021 at 2:37 pm

    The flowers are gorgeous I’m looking for a vase !!

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  • 3. bernietk  |  April 7, 2021 at 2:46 pm

    The vellum really does give those flowers depth! Beautiful card!

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  • 4. Michele F  |  April 7, 2021 at 2:50 pm

    You had me at all-die-cuts, Keren! Gorgeous projects, always!
    =]

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  • 5. Sadia Ashraf  |  April 7, 2021 at 2:51 pm

    I love love love your flower card..it’s fantastic.

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  • 8. barbara lassiter  |  April 7, 2021 at 4:09 pm

    Love the white flowers and the creation of dimension and depth with the vellum, resulting in this stunning card! Awesome!

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  • 9. Connie Griffin  |  April 7, 2021 at 4:49 pm

    Beautiful arrangement of the flowers!

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  • 10. conil  |  April 7, 2021 at 5:10 pm

    You’re still knocking my socks off. Those gorgeous white blooms are just perfectly showcased on the dramatic black card. Then to go in the completely opposite direction with the graphic, fabulous hello card just shows your tremendous versatility as a cardmaker.

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  • 11. Mandy O'Brien  |  April 7, 2021 at 5:18 pm

    Those flowers on your card are so dimensional, I feel like I can reach through my screen and touch them! So beautiful ♥

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  • 12. Jolene K Osmun  |  April 7, 2021 at 5:23 pm

    Love love love

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  • 14. Barbie Jo Bonnett  |  April 7, 2021 at 7:01 pm

    I loved the stamp set and love this craft a flower set. your card is gorgeous – almost ethereal. Love the use of the gradient paper in your 2nd card. Clean and simple.

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  • 15. Suzan L Fohringer  |  April 7, 2021 at 7:11 pm

    I love the use of the vellum…creates beautiful shadows on the cardstock. Then the bright and very simple “hello” card. I must remember to get my black CS out! Thankyou!

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  • 16. dorothyayotte  |  April 7, 2021 at 7:14 pm

    Such a beautiful CAF and card! Love the composition!

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  • 17. Carole Parias  |  April 7, 2021 at 7:27 pm

    Using vellum—genius! Love it.

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  • 18. Beverly Sizemore  |  April 7, 2021 at 7:35 pm

    Both of your cards are wonderful! I love how pretty the white flowers are using the new Cistus Layering Flower dies. Also love the “stripes” of color on your hello card!

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  • 19. llong932  |  April 7, 2021 at 7:57 pm

    So pretty with the vellum!! I love it as a “different” white. and the loose edges of the petals give movement and life. Thanks!

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  • 20. Kim Hund  |  April 7, 2021 at 7:59 pm

    Absolutely amazing! Reminds me of a corsage. Love the use of vellum. Thank you for sharing that technique.

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  • 21. Terry L White  |  April 7, 2021 at 8:44 pm

    Stunningly beautiful! Love how even the leaves pop.

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  • 22. Nandini  |  April 7, 2021 at 9:30 pm

    Beautiful! The cards look amazing! I love this new set.

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  • 23. Kristine Boydstun  |  April 7, 2021 at 9:42 pm

    Layering with vellum is so cool! Thanks for sharing this technique!

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  • 24. nkrodeberg  |  April 7, 2021 at 10:17 pm

    The use of vellum on the layers was very effective! Stunning card!

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  • 25. Meghan Kennihan  |  April 7, 2021 at 11:06 pm

    The white flowers on black look awesome! LOVE the hello card too!

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  • 26. apalmer2019  |  April 7, 2021 at 11:07 pm

    Very realistic layering of the Cistus. Very nice card and layout. Thanks for sharing.

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  • 27. joni52  |  April 7, 2021 at 11:08 pm

    Gorgeous cards! Love the white flowers.

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  • 28. Marisela Delgado  |  April 7, 2021 at 11:11 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous!

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  • 29. Marisela Delgado  |  April 7, 2021 at 11:12 pm

    Absolutely stunning!

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  • 30. Maureen Reiss  |  April 8, 2021 at 12:00 am

    These are a couple of Stunners!!!!

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  • 31. Dora Brown  |  April 8, 2021 at 12:25 am

    Beautiful cards!

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  • 32. Kathy Groff  |  April 8, 2021 at 2:44 am

    Your card is so happy, it looks like a flower party!

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  • 33. Mary Ann Merrill  |  April 8, 2021 at 3:29 am

    Your first card reminded me of a cross. Perfect for Easter.

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  • 34. Ronda  |  April 8, 2021 at 5:03 am

    Wow! I love the vellum.

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  • 35. Cathy W.  |  April 8, 2021 at 9:54 am

    Wow. This really dose pop with the vellum. Thanks for the tip using the vellum to give depth.

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  • 36. Sharon Dolan  |  April 8, 2021 at 1:30 pm

    Amazing White Cictus Flowers! Amazing Die Set!

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  • 37. Shawn M.  |  April 8, 2021 at 6:46 pm

    Beautiful flower card!

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  • 38. gransarah  |  April 8, 2021 at 7:03 pm

    Very nice!!

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  • 39. Sharon Gullikson  |  April 8, 2021 at 10:11 pm

    I am really loving the white on white. This simple flower really shines with this color scheme.

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  • 40. Bunny Hoyle  |  April 8, 2021 at 11:04 pm

    The layered look is my favorite. That is a beautiful flower.

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  • 41. Jade McClung  |  April 8, 2021 at 11:24 pm

    I love the bright white flowers on the black paper!!!!! Gorgeous! Stunning! I am in awe and inspired.

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  • 42. Sandy Knecht  |  April 8, 2021 at 11:27 pm

    Beautiful!

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  • 43. Kristine Strand  |  April 9, 2021 at 12:25 am

    Love these gradient packs

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  • 44. Nicki Baxley  |  April 9, 2021 at 2:06 am

    Love these bright white flowers!

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  • 45. Alma Dirpaul  |  April 9, 2021 at 3:36 pm

    Love your white flowers, Kerry! Thanks Altenew, for the opportunity to win.

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    • 46. Alma Dirpaul  |  April 9, 2021 at 3:38 pm

      It was supposed to say Keren! Darn Autocorrect

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      • 47. kerenbaker  |  April 9, 2021 at 3:41 pm

        Haha. Thankyou. My name is always causing problems!! 😂

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  • 48. Mirella Rogan  |  April 9, 2021 at 5:04 pm

    That first card is absolutely breathtaking!

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  • 49. Lauryne Cunningham  |  April 9, 2021 at 9:17 pm

    Wow! Gorgeous cards! I love the vellum layers on the flowers! They really pop!

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  • 50. Linda Conway  |  April 9, 2021 at 11:27 pm

    Oh WOW! Gorgeous, stunning, beautiful, I love it! Thank you!

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  • 51. Rosie  |  April 9, 2021 at 11:59 pm

    Creative ideas! Thanks for posting the beautiful cards!

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  • 52. Sheila  |  April 10, 2021 at 3:30 pm

    Beautiful flowers, the addition of vellum gives them a look of velvet. Great idea, thanks

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  • 53. Jeanne  |  April 10, 2021 at 11:21 pm

    Wow the black background with white flowers and the pop of color in the center makes this spectacular

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  • 54. khcamp  |  April 11, 2021 at 2:00 am

    Beautiful cards. Love the purple cardstock you used.

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  • 55. Sarah B  |  April 11, 2021 at 2:05 am

    Vellum magic! Just a beautiful. card Black and white is always stunning.

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  • 56. Lindsey Fabian  |  April 11, 2021 at 3:39 am

    Ba Zinga! Those white flowers against the black! Brilliant.

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  • 57. Inkin' Chickie  |  April 11, 2021 at 9:10 am

    Great use of the longer space for the arrangements.

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  • 58. yildaholm  |  April 12, 2021 at 4:04 am

    Love the white flowers and they really pop off the black card base. Very striking!

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  • 59. Carol Wortman  |  April 12, 2021 at 4:18 am

    Oh my goodness the white on black is stunning. Gorgrous flower die

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  • 60. Linda Clark  |  April 12, 2021 at 5:31 pm

    I would never have thought of using vellum to add dimension–what a great idea! Gorgeous floral card, and the other that shows the gradient purple is also lovely.

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  • 61. Elizabeth Kuhn  |  April 13, 2021 at 1:53 am

    I just love how you added the vellum layer in your flowers! So beautiful 🤩

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  • 62. Kelsey Thomas  |  April 13, 2021 at 12:57 pm

    I love how those flowers turned out!

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  • 63. maria f.  |  April 15, 2021 at 12:58 pm

    Gorgeous blooms AND over the edge. Pure Keren!

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