Hello, and welcome to my stop of the blog hop to celebrate the release of Altenew's gorgeous Craft-A-Flower: Butterfly Bush! You should have arrived here from the blog of Virginia Lu. If you'd like to start at the beginning of the hop, head over to the Altenew Card Blog.Don't forget that the Craft-A-Flower line is available as a monthly subscription. When you sign up for the subscription, you are guaranteed a spot in the monthly Craft-A-Flower releases and will receive a set each month--at a specially discounted price! ($35.99 reduced to $29.99)
To begin, I created my card base by inking the edges of an A2 top-folding card with Hydrangea Crisp Dye ink. Then I embossing white cardstock with the Cloudy Day 3D embossing folder. I trimmed it to 4" x 5-¼" and then used the large ink blending tool to add some light blue ink to the embossed clouds. The flat surface of this brush makes it very easy to add the ink just to the embossing!
Next I die cut the Craft-A-Flower: Butterfly Bush flower dies from white cardstock. I used the inks in the Enchanted Garden Ink Cube set and blending brushes to color the pieces. I decided I wanted the center layer of the Butterfly Bush to be sparkly, so I added a layer of some glitter paste over the colored image. I did need to use my craft pick to remove the paste from the die cut openings. When it was dry, I adhered the layers together with glue. (I wish all the sparkle showed up in photos!)
I used papers from the Green Meadows, Coffee Break, and New Purple Gradient Cardstock sets for the leaves, stem and butterfly. One layer of the leaves uses Titanite from the Forest Canopy Glitter Gradient Cardstock set. I adhered the layers together and added them to the card with glue. I used a sentiment from the Build-A-Flower: Coneflower set, stamped it in black ink, and popped it up with foam tape.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Be sure to leave a comment for your chance to win an awesome prize before hopping on to the next stop!
Your next stop on the hop is Nathalie DeSousa.
$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 05/13/2022 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 05/15/2022.
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Carol Hintermeier ---> that's me!