Altenew Craft-A-Flower: African Daisy Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

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Hey everyone! It’s the 7th of the month, which means it’s time for the April 2022 Craft-a-Flower reveal (ALT)! I’m so excited to join Altenew for the brand new Craft-a-Flower: African Daisy Release (ALT) and Blog Hop! Thanks so much to Emily Midgett 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!

April 2022 Craft-a-Flower: African Daisy

Craft-A-Flower: African Daisy Banner
April 2022 Craft-A-Flower: African Daisy
April 2022 Craft-A-Flower: African Daisy

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: African Daisy Layering Guide
Craft-a-Flower: African Daisy Layering Guide

Dimensional and Dynamic Layering Blooms

I modeled my African Daisies after other cultivars of Osteospermum/Dimorphotheca. More notably my more foreground flower comes from color palettes inspired by Osteospermum ‘Zion Copper Amethyst.’ The other two blooms come from a fuchsia-yellow variety that I found on Google image search.

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. This also gave me a fuller bloom since the petals actually come toward you. I like to use a heavier weight cardstock (110lb) to preserve the finer cuts of cardstock to ensure safe mailing.

How To Make This Die Cut Card

  1. Emboss a 3.5X5″ white panel of cardstock using the Checkered Diamonds 3D Embossing Folder. Use Arctic Pigment Ink to create a gradient on this embossed panel. Foam mount to the center of a folded note card base.
  2. Die cut the layers of Craft-A-Flower: African Daisy from 110lb white cardstock.
  3. Color each floral layer using Altenew Crisp Dye Ink and a Mini Ink Blending Brush. Use inspiration photos for a variety of color palettes.
  4. Add petal veining with the Hawaiian Shores Pens.
  5. For the leaves and stem, use the Green Meadows Gradient Cardstock. Deepen areas with ink and a Mini Ink Blending Brush.
  6. For smaller elements like the center of the flower, use Altenew Artist Markers for finer coloring.
  7. Arrange and add dimension with Instant Dimension Foam Tape.
  8. Add splatters with Jet Black Ink Spray.

Supplies You Need to Make This Card

Craft-a-Flower: African Daisy

Checkered Diamonds 3D Embossing Folder

Glacier Caves Pigment Ink Bundle

Altenew Crisp Dye Ink

Mini Blending Brush Set

Gradient Cardstock Set – Green Meadows

Hawaiian Shores Brush & Fine Tip Pens

Altenew Artist Markers


Instant Dimension Foam Tape

Jet Black Ink Spray


What is the Craft-A-Flower Subscription?

Craft-A-Flower: African Daisy Banner
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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

Craft-A-Flower: African Daisy 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 04/13/2022 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 04/15/2022.

Thank You for Visiting My Blog

I really appreciate you stopping by and participating in this blog hop. If you like what you’ve seen from me, please give me a follow over on my Instagram (@jaycee.gaspar) and/or subscribing to my blog and YouTube if you haven’t already.

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68 thoughts on “Altenew Craft-A-Flower: African Daisy Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

  1. Another stunning card. I will try to create something similar this weekend. I know the perfect person to give these vibrant daisies to.


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