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Altenew Craft-A-Flower: Morning Glory Blog Hop

Welcome to the Altenew Craft-A-Flower Morning Glory blog hop + giveaway.

Altenew Craft-A-Flower Morning Glory

If you made you’re way here from my friend, Seeka‘s blog you’re right on track. To start at the beginning of the hop, visit the Altenew Card Blog.

Altenew Craft-A-Flower Morining Glory

Similar to Altenew’s most recent Craft-A-Flower dies, Morning Glory, groups layers so that you only need pass each color of cardstock through the die cutting machine once. I love this new design!

Altenew Craft-A-Flower Morining Glory

Morning Glory & Pattern Paper

So far my theme for 2021 is to keep it simple. So rather than watercolor Altenew Craft-A-Flower: Morning Glory layers, I opted to cut them from Verdant Walk Pattern Paper.

Altenew Craft-A-Flower: Morning Glory & Verdant Walk 6×6 Paper Pack

To be honest, as I put the layers together, I definitely second-guessed my choice. But, a high contrast Gradient Lines Washi Tape background helped pull the design together.

Altenew Gradient Lines Washi Tape

For the best look, choose papers with contrasting colors. Here, the fine black lines on the white pattern paper separate the layers from the background.

Pop up some of the flower layers with foam squares to cast shadows and increase definition between each layer.

Altenew Sea Shore Enamel Dots

To finish the card, I added a white Signature Words die-cut sentiment and Sea Shore Enamel Dots.

Sorry, there’s no video today. I started to film this and it felt like a glue advertisement. So I stopped and opted for nice photos instead. I hope you feel inspired to make something pretty with your dies and pattern paper.

Altenew Signature Words Die Set

Striking Stripes

I can’t get enough of high-contrast stripes. Do you need more inspiration on how to use them?

Check out this post for Altenew’s 6th Anniversary.


・・・ Thank You ・・・

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 on the blog hop list below by 01/12/2021 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 01/15/2021.

Altenew Craft-A-Flower: Morning Glory Subscription

Next Stop

The next stop on the hop is the talented Amanda Baldwin. Visit the Altenew Card Blog for our full list of our amazing artists.

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55 Comments

  1. M Jarecki says:

    wow! this is just striking! will have to try making die cut flowers with patterned papers now! thanks for the chance to win!

  2. You were second guessing? That is jaw-dropping beautiful and so original. If I received that in the mail I would frame it.

  3. Amber Bissonnette says:

    I love the morning glories cut out of pattern papers and all paired on the black and white washi really takes it to the next level!! Love it

  4. Christie Brooks says:

    One of my favorite color contrasts: bright beautiful colors against a black and white background! Eye catching.

  5. Cyndi+Morris says:

    Beautiful cards. I love the backgrounds and I love the gorgeous Morning Glory!

  6. Nicki Baxley says:

    This looks great with patterned paper

  7. Debbie Selby says:

    Thanks for reminding me about the drama of bold black stripes. Lovely.

  8. Lauryne Cunningham says:

    I love the patterned paper- the flowers really pop against the striped background!

  9. Lindsey F says:

    You are a courageous creator. You don’t fear much do you? (I’m one to run from pattern papers). You got this to work! Brilliant.

  10. Laura Rozsonits says:

    Interesting use of the patterned paper. Turned out great!

  11. Lynn-toomanycrayons says:

    I love that you came up with this creative way to use pattern papers. It looks fresh and contemporary to me. I’m definitely going to try pattern paper with my altenew dies.

  12. Sarah Hounslow says:

    What a unique idea, using patterned paper for these layering dies 💙

  13. Lori Lehnen says:

    Very creative cards!
    I really like the washi tape background on the first card!
    Thanks for sharing.

  14. Denise Bryant says:

    Love the dimension and patterns for these pretty morning glories!

  15. Elizabeth Kuhn says:

    What a fun way to approach and assemble these flowers! Why not use patterned paper for the layers? Brilliant!

  16. Julie Greaves says:

    I have so much patterned paper (as I’m sure most of us do) but I never think to use it for die cuts like you have. Your card is very striking with the color combinations and the black and white background. Thanks for sharing your wonderful ideas and talent with us. 🙂

  17. Brenda Aplin says:

    Amber i love how you used pattern paper, we all have so much of it and this is another great way to use it that we often forget about . Thanks for sharing

  18. Love the use of patterned paper & the modernistic vibe! The stripe background is perfect!

  19. Dorothy Ayotte says:

    Cool card! I love your use of patterned paper and stripes. The contrast is intriguing.

  20. Jeanne Beam says:

    Such a beautiful card!
    Thanks so much for sharing…

  21. I love how the patterns make your card modern. The popped layers add so much to the flowers,

  22. Very different and unusual design. Interesting choice using patterned paper for the flowers.

  23. Stunning card. Love your background

  24. Joan Mastronardi says:

    Love using design paper for your die cutting. Gorgeous card!

  25. Cherry Robinson says:

    I love the bold stripes you used for the background! Thank so much for the much needed inspiration ❤️

  26. Bev Karolak says:

    Beautiful card Amber! Love the stripes! 🙂

  27. Love these cards and flowers.

  28. Love your layout! Very nicely done and beautiful.

  29. Marisela Delgado says:

    Such beautiful cards!💜

  30. Meghan Kennihan says:

    How cool! I LOVE the pattern paper and black and white background!

  31. MENDY CRUMPTON says:

    Love your card and that striped black and white background just pops.

  32. I love the dimension on your cards.

  33. Gail Kantz says:

    I have no layered flower dies yet. This looks like SO much fun!!

  34. I was wondering what pattern paper would look like! I wouldn’t have thought of the geometric patterns and wasn’t sure how I felt about it but the background makes it work. I like it. Very modern feel.

  35. Katie Amodio says:

    What a creative use of patterns! Nice!

  36. I just love Morning Glories. Altenew always has beautiful Craft-A-Flowers.

  37. Heather Whitman says:

    I love the Craft-A-Flower: Morning Glory Layering Die Set! Your card is amazing! Thanks! 🙂

  38. I agree, Amber! I love the stripes!! Love this striking take on the die cut flowers! Thanks so much for the great inspiration! Take care!! 🙂

  39. Sharon L Gullikson says:

    So interesting and modern. Good idea…so new.

  40. Alma Dirpaul says:

    The stripes are striking, Amber. Very nice.

  41. Beautiful — love the patterns!

  42. Using patterned papers for the pieces was an interesting idea and turned out really well. I can see using lots of different types of papers to get different looks, too.

  43. Vickie Davis says:

    WOW! Love the idea of using patterned paper(since I have tons)!

  44. Wow! The morning glories are sensational against the black and white striped background. Stunning and beautiful!

  45. barbara lassiter says:

    Gorgeous! Beautiful use of this die set!

  46. Bev Williams says:

    Your black & white background is lovely….I’ve been doing a bit more of that myself. Thanks for the inspiration!!

  47. Inkin' Chickie says:

    Nice idea for the layers and good use for the paper pack. Great way to tie it in with the background.

  48. Kelli Simpson says:

    I really enjoy your use of color on the background and the flowers too. Great job!

  49. Always like seeing your watercolor inspiration but the pretty layering with card stock did not disappoint, so nice. This CAF set looks pretty easy to achieve a nice finish in any media.

  50. Maureen Reiss says:

    I love the patterns and dimension!! Beautiful card!!!

  51. Carmela Douglas Hubler says:

    Love the black and white background and the unique flowers! Gorgeous!!

  52. Melissa+Friedrich says:

    I LOVE this use of pattern paper, the stripes are especially awesome on your beautiful morning glories!

  53. ok, the pattern paper look is so cool and bold!

    — Dalis