Altenew Craft-A-Flower: Cosmos Layering Die Set Release Blog Hop + Giveaway + Video!

Where do you find your inspiration? I have so many ‘go to’ places but today I was WON over….

But first did you know it’s time for another Craft-A-Flower release from Altenew and this one is the beautiful Cosmos. And did you arrive here from TINA’s fabulous Blog? if you did, then you are in the right place!

Alright, so inspiration where do you find it? Today I wanted to create some white watercolour Cosmos flowers and when I did a search on Pinterest I found this most amazing card HERE so a Big Thank You for the inspiration! And so my whole Watercolor Pencil background changed from grey to green lol.

Altenew - Craft A Flower - Cosmos - Pen Sketched Silhouette - Woodless Watercolor Pencils (card video) 3 copy

I also wanted to create my own watercolour effect on the flowers and you can watch the process in the video linked below.

The sentiment is from the Pen Sketched Silhouette Stamp Set and I also a few Satin White Sequins!

Altenew - Craft A Flower - Cosmos - Pen Sketched Silhouette - Woodless Watercolor Pencils (card video) 3 copy

You can see my video here or Watch it in HD at YouTube.

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Giveaway 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 02/12/2021 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 02/15/2021.

From here you are hopping along to PREETI’s amazing Blog! Hope are having fun, Craft-A-Flower’y hugs to you,

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91 thoughts on “Altenew Craft-A-Flower: Cosmos Layering Die Set Release Blog Hop + Giveaway + Video!

  1. Beautiful card Therese! Love how you used this fabulous CAF set 😍! the watercolored background makes the Cosmos pop! Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. Wow! This new CAF set is definitely a must have! And thanks for the for the amazing inspiration! Your work is gorgeous!

  3. The card background is so pretty! I noticed it even with the lovely flowers which normally steal the show. The white flowers are lovely!!!

  4. Beautiful white cosmos, love the spring color backgrounds! These flowers are so pretty even without all the layers, thanks for another awesome video tutorial!

  5. Beautiful! Your light touch for the flower and background REALLY makes a difference. My attempt looks like a 2 year old cat did the coloring is now in the trash. Try, try, again, with LESS pressure. It’s only paper, right?

  6. I have loved Cosmos since I was a child, my mom always planted one huge section of our garden with them. These dies perfectly capture the delicate beauty of the flower.

  7. This is lovely! I need a sympathy card ASAP and wouldn’t this be perfect. I was already thinking I should check some of my craft a flower sets to see if I could use one of them when you mentioned it! Thank you! You always inspire! I do love the look of this set and am thinking it would be a good addition to the stash! LOL

  8. Love your background technique, simple but such an impact behind your beautiful white flowers. Thanks for always inspiring.

  9. Such a soft and delicate card Therese, beautiful! Must give this technique a try.
    Thank you for the inspiration.
    T x

  10. Thank you so much for this fabulous idea, for the wonderful video, and for a chance to win 🙂 I really LOVE this card, Therese!!!

  11. That’s a lovely card, and not complicated to make. Love the Altenew die set and the easy water colouring. Thanks for the inspiration.

  12. OMG—an absolute stunning card. I love the watercolor background and the watercolor in the flowers and leaves. Thanks so much for the process video!!

  13. It was really fun watching you make the background. And then the way you colored the parts of the flower…amazing!

  14. Love the originality of this card, coloring the background while leaving most of the flower white makes a strong impression.

  15. Lovely card! Such pretty shaped flowers, and I like your simple water coloring of the flowers and the background.

  16. So pretty – I love the white flowers on the muted background!

    Cosmos is one of my mom’s favorite flowers, so they always remind me of her. 🙂

  17. Gorgeous card!! I love the idea of using just the base layer of these sets. This gave me so much inspiration!

  18. WOW. Love the background. Tip to tip watercolouring is one of my fav ways to watercolour – I feel I have more control. Not sure I have ever been brave enough to use black! Good for you, it gives a stunning result. Yes I did find time to watch the video while waiting for my youngest to finish coaching netball tonight, I had 5 minutes! I finished my walk early.

    1. thanks for letting me know I will check it out! It is possible to use any of my links to get to the store and then search for the product you need… though that’s the long and clunky way round lol.

  19. I never, ever would have thought to only use one part. Now I am thinking of my other Altenew die sets…..THANKS

  20. I watched this video on you tube last night. I LOVE your presentations…They are full of information yet your presentation is light and comfortable to see and listen to….You are painstakingly precise in your card making, I so enjoy learning from you…

  21. I love the simplicity of the white flower with a little shading and the layered center. Thanks for the great ideas.

  22. Really like your background and the inspiration for it. I have a hard time with grey shading and your video helped…thanks

  23. Totally out of the box thinking. You’ve not used the layers but the flower still looks stunning! It’s the Therese Touch!

  24. Wow!!! Really beautiful background with the watercolor pencils! It’s fun to see what people are creating with these, and how versatile they are.

  25. I love those stunning white cosmos blooms. I don’t have the Craft-A-Flower Cosmos set (yet — it’s on my wish list), but I do have the Stunning Cosmos stamp and die set. I can’t wait to try this coloring technique on them. Thanks for the inspiration.

  26. I love white cosmos and yours are gorgeous. The background is very pretty and I like how you have set the flowers up off the card – it brings them to life. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  27. This is so beautiful; very refreshing. As always, love and appreciate your process video. Thanks so much for posting that.

  28. Beautiful card. I love the white cosmos and the subtle background created with the watercolor pencils. Thank you for sharing your thought process in the video. It is really helpful to watch how you created the card.

  29. I have never used water color pencils, but you make it look easy and fun to use. I like the colors in your cards.

  30. Lovely card. Really like the watercolor background you created. Makes me want to get out the water color pencils that I just got. Thanks for sharing and for the great video!

  31. I think those Cosmos need to come home with me but I also want to try that technique on my other Craft-a-flower dies. Thanks for the inspiration, Therese.

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