Altenew Craft-A-Flower: Butterfly Bush  Release Blog Hop + Giveaway (Total of $200 prizes)

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

May 2022 Craft-a-Flower: Butterfly Bush

May 2022 Craft-A-Flower: Butterfly Bush
Craft-a-Flower: Butterfly Bush Layering Guide

Dimensional and Dynamic Layering Blooms

I modeled my Butterfly Bush after other cultivars of Buddleia davidii. I found many of the lavender/lilac colored panicles online and wanted to bring that color palette onto my card. The floral dies are sure to make a statement on any card front. I made sure to use that to my advantage with Craft-A-Flower: Butterfly Bush and pack a lot of color onto the die cut layers.

I used a mix of three different Altenew color families to make the inflorescence.

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. Deboss a white cardstock panel using Dotted Scales Debossing Cover Die.
  2. Ink blend gradients on heavy weight 110lb smooth white cardstock. I used the inks listed below:
    1. Tranquility Mini Ink Cube Set
    2. Rose Petal Mini Ink Cube Set
    3. Sugarplums Mini Ink Cube Set
  3. Ink blend the gradients with a Large Ink Blending Tool. Mix color families in the ‘light’ and ‘dark’ values for interesting floral variation.
  4. Cut and glue small squares of Caramel Toffee cardstock from Summer Afternoon Gradient Cardstock to fill in the centers of each flower.
  5. Use the Set D Altenew Artist Markers to color in the branch die.
  6. Make gradients of the Green Valley Mini Ink Cube Set to color the leaf layers.
  7. Arrange and add dimension with Instant Dimension Foam Tape.
  8. Add splatters with Pure White and Jet Black Ink Spray.

Supplies You Need to Make This Card

Craft-a-Flower: Butterfly Bush

Dotted Scales Debossing Cover Die

Tranquility Mini Cube Set

Rose Petal Mini Cube Set

Sugarplums Mini Ink Cube Set

Ink Blending Tool (Large)

Gradient Cardstock Set – Summer Afternoon

Altenew Artist Markers Set D

Green Valley Mini Cube Set

Instant Dimension Foam Tape

Jet Black Ink Spray

Pure White Ink Spray

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)

Get the NEW Craft-A-Flower Monthly Subscription Plan NOW and never miss out on these trending die sets!

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  • Get the NEW sets delivered straight to your doorstep every month!

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Enjoy up to 45% off a great selection of stamps, dies, and more from our Weekly Sale Collection! Not valid on previous purchases. While supplies last. 

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 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

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47 thoughts on “Altenew Craft-A-Flower: Butterfly Bush  Release Blog Hop + Giveaway (Total of $200 prizes)

  1. A beautiful design, the gradient colored cardstock makes this pretty floral stand out! As the previous commenter said, one can almost smell its fragrance! 🤩 This is a must have CAF set! Thanks for the inspiration Jaycee.


  2. Yum! Those colors are not what I would have been brave enough to use. And yet they are perfect for this flower! Thank you!


  3. Craft a flower is one of my crafty subscription’s. I received this in the mail yesterday & made 4 blooms BEAUTIFUL! Off to make cards with all of this blog inspiration.


  4. II love how authentic your butterfly card is and how all of you creatively made your individual cards. I recently bought a butterfly plant and the flowers are exactly like your new stamp set. I can’t wait to get mine. Great job creators/


  5. Great card JC–so pretty! I love how you created dimension through the flower with your gluing technique, I try to do that often too to add just a touch of dimension.


  6. O am starting to make more white for cuts to color to meet my needs. This reinforces this process. Thanks


  7. I am starting to make more white for cuts to color to meet my needs. This reinforces this process. Thanks


  8. Gorgeous card! Your style is always beautiful and on point, but the little details (perfect splatters) always take your cards to the next level. TFS 🙂


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