Monday, December 7, 2020

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

 

Hi Friends! What a delicate flower we have to share for this month's Altenew Craft-a-Flower ... the lovely Snowdrops! I don't get a chance to see many of these where I live, but they sure are a romantic sign of the beginning of Spring.

You may have come from the blog of sweet Virginia Lu, but if not feel free to start at the beginning with the Altenew Card Blog.

Since these guys are always pure white (that I'm aware of anyway), creating the blooms is nothing more than die cutting the pieces from cardstock and adhering them together.

 
The leaves are watercolored in a wash of green after they've been die cut. You can certainly die cut the greens from colored cardstock, but since the rest of the flower is very simple, I thought it would be nice to introduce some color variation in the leaves.

 
The snow drifts that the Snowdrops are poking their delicate heads out of are made from the recently released Beautiful Begonia embossing folder. Love how it gives a lot of texture to what would normally be a large amount of flat white cardstock. And it's pretty affordable for all the different ways you'd use it. 
 
The snow is spattered on with some white paint. 
 

I had more of the flowers cut out, so I put together another similar slimline card with the embossed snow. This one was a little easier since I just used patterned paper, and embossed a sentiment directly on the paper.
 

 
With a flower that has such delicate parts as this Snowdrop, the new Altenew glue pen really came in handy. Especially attaching the very thin parts.  

Giveaway Prizes

$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 by 12/13/2020 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 12/15/2020.


I am now happy to send you over to the SIMPLY delightful
Laurie Willison!

 

Thanks for stopping by!

-Kelly

 
 
 
Supplies Used (thanks so much for your support):
 
Glue Pen

48 comments:

  1. Love these cards. They are simply elegant. Thank you for sharing❤️

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  2. I think it’s creative how to use the diecuts it to make with a card!

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  3. I like the variation in color on the leaves. Both cards are so pretty

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  4. I just love the embossing on the bottom of the card! Really pretty!

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  5. Stunning with the dark blue background! The snowdrops just jump off the card!

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  6. Beautiful card! Snowfalls are pretty flowers!

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  7. Thank you for sharing your cards. Love to see the different techniques.

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  8. What a cute idea to use a flowery embossing folder for the snow. You are so inventive, and I love it.

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  9. Beautiful!!! I love how you used the embossing folder!!!

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  10. Who would not want to receive one of these amazing cards!?!

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  11. Oh so delicate and beautiful. Love the use of the embossing folder Kelly. It really adds so much interest. I love this new set... Happy Holidays!

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  12. I am obsessed with that hello die. Mixed with all the different techniques, it came out very nicely

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  13. Oh so pretty, I like the snow drift of the embossing folder. Just how the little delicate flower would make it way to sunlight. Nice work and layout. Great release.

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  14. Wow! Amazing work! And this is my favorite CAF set to date. Thanks for the terrific inspiration!

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  15. A great idea - using the embossing to make a snowy scene... lovely cards...

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  16. Beautiful Cards Kelly. Nice touch w/that embossing folder too. Ps...love your name 😉

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  17. Very cute! Very pretty! I love the use of the embossing folder that is incorporated into the card. Great idea! And it looks fantastic.

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  18. I love that you used the embossing folder in the bottom!

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  19. Very pretty! Love that dark blue background!

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  20. Those snowdrop are so pretty. I love the embossed snow!

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  21. Perfect! I love your "snow" effect and wintery baCKGROUND!

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  22. I love the uniqueness of this die set! Simply elegant! Beautiful card!!!!

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  23. Gorgeous embossing! I LOVE the way they look against the NAVY!

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  24. Two gorgeous designs and LOVE the embossed snow and the blue bg and snow falling was my fav!!!

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  25. Beautiful! I love all the textures!

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  26. Beautiful snowdrop flowers! I love the way you textured the snow with the embossing folder!

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  27. Beautiful card! Love the colors!

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  28. Gorgeous cards, Kelly! I love the use of the EF for the snow. Thanks for the great inspiration. Take care! :)

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  29. Nice color combinations. I like the trees in the background.

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  30. Love your card and the way you tucked them into the snowdrifts.

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  31. So very pretty and unique. Liked the tuck in.

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  32. Beautiful cards. So creative to make snowdrifts textured! Both backgrounds are wonderful.

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  33. Beautiful cards. Love the backgrounds.

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  34. So pretty! Love the embossed snow- lovely idea!

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  35. I love how the Snowdrops are popping out of the embossed snow drifts. Never would have thought the begonias embossing folder would look right, but it does! It gives it the dimension that it needs. Awesome job! Thanks for inspiring me.

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  36. Stunning cards!! I love the shading on the leaves and the embossed "snow"

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  37. So pretty!
    I especially love the embossing, I just got this folder today and am excited to use it!
    Thanks for the inspiration.

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  38. OH.so.pretty!! And that embossed ground? So elegant!

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  39. Such gorgeous cards! Love the colors...
    Thanks for sharing.

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  40. Amazing cards!! I love the wintry effect!

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  41. Beautiful cards! I especially love the second one withe the subtle forest backdrop... Thank you for the inspiration!

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I absolutely love reading comments. Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to leave one! - Kelly