Altenew Craft-A-Flower: Sunburst Azalea Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($200 in total prizes)

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Hey everyone! It’s the 7th of the month, which means it’s time for the March 2022 Craft-a-Flower reveal (ALT)! I’m so excited to join Altenew for the brand new Craft-a-Flower: Sunburst Azalea Release (ALT) and Blog Hop! Thanks so much to Preeti Chandran for relaying you over to my blog.

If you want to relive the amazing project ideas from the team of designers for this release, head back over to the Altenew Card Blog or keep reading to find the complete blog list. Don’t miss the wonderful giveaway opportunities as well–more on that down below!

March 2022 Craft-a-Flower: Sunburst Azalea

March 2022 Craft-a-Flower: Sunburst Azalea

Cherish your loved ones with the stunning Autumn Sunburst Azalea. This gorgeous layering die set features two azalea flowers and three leaves with embossed details. Add the florals to your handmade cards, layouts, and home décor projects.

Craft-a-Flower: Sunburst Azalea Layering Guide

Dimensional and Dynamic Layering Blooms

I modeled my Azaleas after the cultivar Autumn Sunburst® Encore Azalea. I wanted to preserve much of the white edge ruffles and coral pink splashes in this layering die cut flowers. I used a few mixed media techniques to give the illusion of velvet blooms.

Quick tip: I do not glue down each layer completely. I apply a strong enamel based glue to the center of the die cut and curl up the edges of the layer. This gives me more realistic cast shadows when viewing the card face-on. I also use heavier weight cardstock (110lb) to preserve the finer cuts of cardstock to ensure safe mailing.

How To Make This Die Cut Card

  1. On an A2 Panel of white cardstock, use Embossing Paste and Illusion Spiral Stencil to add a ‘Sunburst’ to the center of the background. Set aside to dry.
  2. On a new white panel of heavy cardstock, add a blended gradient of Frosty Pink Mixed Media Ink.
  3. On another white panel of heavy cardstock, ink smoosh Coral Berry, Ruby Red, and Grapevine. Use Iridescent Shimmer Ink Spray to suspend the mixed media ink and add shine.
  4. Use a heat tool to set the mixed media ink. Die cut all the layers following the Craft-a-Flower: Sunburst Azalea layering guide.
  5. For the leaves, use the same ink smooshing technique on watercolor paper. I used Green Fields Mixed Media Ink and Iridescent Shimmer Ink Spray, just as before.
  6. Die cut the leaves and assemble the floral arrangement on top of the embossing paste background.
  7. [Edit] The sentiment comes from Magnolia Ballerina Stamp Set. Fussy cut this sentiment after two-tone stamping in Warm and Cozy Ink. [/Edit]
  8. Add Rose Quartz splatters from the 14 Metallic Watercolor Pan Set.
  9. Add a coordinating sentiment and embellish with enamel dots.

Supplies You Need to Make This Card

Craft-a-Flower: Sunburst Azalea

Embossing Paste

Illusion Spiral Stencil

Red Cosmos Pigment Ink Bundle

Iridescent Shimmer Ink Spray

Green Fields Pigment Ink Bundle

Instant Dimension Foam Tape

Metallic Watercolor 14 Pan Set

What is the Craft-A-Flower Subscription?

This is a monthly subscription plan for Altenew’s Craft-A-Flower die set. When signed up, you are guaranteed a spot in Altenew’s monthly Craft-A-Flower releases and will receive a set each month at a specially discounted price! ($35.99 →$29.99)

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How to Enter the Giveaway

$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 03/13/2022 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 03/15/2022.

Thank You for Visiting My Blog

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55 thoughts on “Altenew Craft-A-Flower: Sunburst Azalea Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($200 in total prizes)

  1. Gorgeous card Jaycee. Would love to see a tutorial video of this card especially showing the paper coloring techniques you used. Keep up the fabulous creations!


  2. What a pretty card. I’ve never tried the embossing paste. Do you have a video on how you made this card?


    1. Hi Lori, no video for this one. But I can add the techniques I used to make this card into a ‘Perfect Pairings with Jaycee’ video. Thanks for letting me know!


  3. Your card is gorgeous JC! The texture of the sun background with the beautiful floral is quite effective. Thanks for the inspiration.


  4. Wow Jaycee, this is outstanding! The petals and leaves look so realistic and the colors you chose are dreamy. You are a true artist and I enjoy all of your creations so very much!


  5. I’m always happy to learn a new trick that makes cards look so much better. Thank you for sharing you knowledge.


  6. “Oooh!” That’s what I said when I saw your card. Absolutely gorgeous. I will look up your pairings video. You broke my -no, I don’t need this flower die!-resistant. Just so pretty.


  7. Another beautiful floral. The stencil in the background is a nice subtle touch that pulls the whole thing together. I love this flower, so delicate, and the added splatters are just right.


  8. Gorgeous card! Love this beautiful floral set, you did, as always, an outstanding job showcasing it’s beauty… the iridescent sprays give it a magical touch, what can I say, after last retreat I got addicted🤷🏻‍♀️Thanks for sharing Jaycee!


  9. Love the soft azalea colors, the dimension and the background. Thanks for the tip about partial glueing, flower curling and heavy weight cardstock for better mailing. TFS


  10. Thanks so much for sharing your step-by-step process for making this GORGEOUS card! I bet it is absolutely amazing in person (you’re a gifted photographer, and it’s presented well, but when you have shimmery, metallic accents on your card, it is just about impossible to capture the full effect in a digital photograph…) Anyway, I am so impressed at how you made the azaleas appear so three-dimensional and lifelike. Altenew created a really amazing die set here, and you did a fantastic job of showing us all a creative idea for how to use it. Bravo!


  11. GORGEOUS! I love the Craft-A-Flower series! The dimension is amazing and so realistic. Thank you for reminding me about Shimmer Ink Spray- the shine makes my cards look very fancy and professional!


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