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

Encouragement Cards, Friendship Cards | 32 comments

Calling all diecut fans! It’s time to dive into a new Altnew Craft-a-Flower! You should be arriving from Nenette’s blog. If not, you can track back to the Altenew Card Blog to start at the beginning, or continue around until you loop back here.

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diecut all the florals

Have you been adding to your floral diecut collection as a subscriber to the monthly Craft-a-Flower series? Or do you prefer to purchase just the ones you love? Either way, there’s an option for everyone!

vellum in color

I think vellum is just one of the most magical materials! Though, I know that so many can be intimidated by it. I guess that’s probably because the first thing that is hard about it is gluing it down without having the glue show through. Well, there’s an easy way around that – just color the vellum!

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coloring vellum

Coloring vellum is actually really easy! Grab your Artist Markers and just lay down a layer of color! Once your pieces are all colored up, use them like you would regular cardstock and diecut away! Now that they’re colored, the glue will not show through, so you can add your adhesive runner or liquid adhesive and glue the layers together without any worries!

just breathe

Yah – take a deep breath and try it! You’ll see that vellum is easier to use than you think! To complete the project, I added in a watercolor wash and spatter background in gray and popped in a sentiment from the mini Breathe stamp set.

Thank You!

Time is precious and I’m truly grateful that you chose to spend a few minutes of your day with me!
I would love to connect with you on Instagram, YouTube, and Pinterest where we have the opportunity to share and interact even more!

Now, about that GIVEAWAY…

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 10/12/2020 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 10/15/2020.

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Time to hop along!

Be sure to hop over to the uber talented Tenia Nelson for more amazing inspiration. And don’t forget to leave comments along the way to enter all the giveaways!

Altenew Card Blog
Laura Bassen
Jaycee Gaspar
Kelly Griglione
Norine Borys
Keisha Charles
Therese Calvird
Nenette S. Madero 
>>> Nicole Watt <<<
Tenia Nelson
Nathalie DeSousa
Dana Joy
Erum Tasneem
Virginia Lu
Maryam Perez
Vicki Finger
Svitlana Shayevich

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  1. Maureen Reiss

    Wow!!! This is Stunning!!!

    • Ummekulsum Kutub

      Lovely card!

  2. Vickie D

    Oh my goodness! This card is truly awesome, love it!

  3. Lisa Byers

    Beautiful card and so unique!!

  4. Cy Lee

    Stunning cards!

  5. Silvia Hutchinson

    LOVE your breath card!!

    • Sandra Swayze

      Love love love the vellum! Think I’ll give it a try. Thank you!

  6. Carolyn R

    Oh I love what you did his rose and the vellum. I need to use more vellum.

  7. Mary

    Oh wow, this is serious art! You are so talented, vellum? Wow never in my wildest thoughts. I love vellum but it just doesn’t look like. I need to breathe more. LoL. Gorgeous card.

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  9. Dawn Cooksley

    Wow…I would never have thought of a vellum card for this rose release..and it is so elegant..

  10. Peg Frushour

    Your rose card is wonderful!!

  11. Meghan Kennihan

    What a unique color! I LOVE the soft look!

  12. Angela C Posch


  13. Liz O

    Love the ethereal look of your design Nicole! Thanks for the inspiration! Have a wonderful day!

  14. Sharon Gullikson

    So different and cool. I like the neutral look

  15. Amy H

    I can’t wait to try coloring vellum. Such a great look! You did an amazing job making this delicate card. 🤍

  16. Marisela Delgado

    Great card design! 💜

  17. Nicki Baxley

    Good idea with the colored vellum

  18. Kristina Gentle

    Brilliant suggestions. Thanks for sharing

  19. Joanne M Hoffmann

    Oh my word and what a wonderful tip!! I often forget to use vellum on my cards and this is just the ticket to get my creative juices flowing…Thanks, Nicole!!

  20. sue w.

    I do like the grey flower and background. thanks for sharing.
    stamping sue

  21. Linda BL

    Very subtle and very pretty. The calming color is perfect with the “breathe” sentiment! Thanks for the vellum tips!

  22. Nandini Karmarkar

    Wow! This is beautiful! Thanks for the amazing inspiration!

  23. Sue D.

    Ooooo…. what a beautiful effect using the colored vellum. TFS the inspiration to use products in a new way.

  24. Amber Bissonnette

    So beautiful! What a piece of art! I love how the Rose fades into the background!

  25. Penny Pynnonen

    Nicole, this is beautiful. I love the whole thing. Mine just shipped so I am looking forward to trying this myself.

  26. Lori L

    Gorgeous card!
    Thanks for sharing.

    • Ankita Agarwal

      Wow! Loved this monochrome look!

  27. Juanita

    Very unique! TFS

  28. Bunny Hoyle

    This is beautiful and you were spot on about people shying away from vellum because of gluing it down. Thanks for the tip.

  29. Dorothy A

    What a soft, misty card. I love vellum and the way it looks when colored. It would be fun to try your technique in different colors as well. Your card is very calming in these colors.


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