07 April 2021

Altenew Craft-A-Flower: Cistus Layering Die Set & Gradient Cardstock Release Blog Hop + Giveaway


Welcome to the Altenew Craft-A-Flower & Gradient Cardstock release bloghop. You should have arrived here from Sandhya Iyer if not you can go back to the start of the hop at any time by visiting the Altenew Card Blog.

Today's release not only consitst of the Craft-A-Flower Cistus but also four new sets of Gradient cardstock

I have made two cards using the Craft-A-Flower Cistus (unfortunately my  Gradient cardstock is still stuck in customs)

My first card is a stunning Monogram style card using the Dancing Peacock 3D Embossing Folder for the background. I used the Mega A die cut in black and heat embossed a white sentiment from the Sentiment Strips stamp set. The CAF Cistus was cut using Green Meadows Gradient CardstockSummer Afternoon Gradient Cardstock and the Shades of Purple gradient cardstock.

My second card uses the Craft-A-Flower Cistus cut from card which I sprayed with Altenew's Altenew's Metallic Spray Inks. I sat the floral elements against a background which I created with the Layered Geo cover die A and Layered Geo cover die B cut form black card. I added a sentiment using the Essential Sentiment Strip Dies and Sentiment Strip stamps.

Your next stop is Laurie Willison

The CAF Cistus can be brought together with two packs of Gradient cardstock in a Bundle saving you 5%.

Giveaway Prizes

$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 04/13/2021 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 04/15/2021.

Blog Hop Order

Altenew Card Blog


Nathalie DeSousa

Michelle Short

Jaycee Gaspar

Keren Baker

Emily Midgett

Tina Smith

Nicole Watt

Amanda Baldwin

Sandhya Iyer

Terri Koszler

Laurie Willison

Jenny Colacicco

Norine Borys

Verity Biddlecombe

Lilith Eeckels

Dana Joy

Virginia Lu

Joylita Dsouza

Tenia Nelson

Therese Calvird

Nichol Spohr 

Erum Tasneem

Teresa Litchfield

Svitlana Shayevich

Christine Pennington

Agnieszka Małyszek


Yoonsun Hur

Preeti Chandran


  1. Your metallic cistus flowers are great! For some reason it gives the card a slightly vintage feeling.

  2. Love the metallic addition! So pretty.

  3. Both so pretty, love how that spray gives it such a pretty sparkle!

  4. I love both cards! Totally different looks using the same set.

  5. Both cards showcase the new Cistus Layering Flower dies beautifully! Good job!

  6. I love your cards! Fabulous layers and such pretty flowers.

  7. Beautiful! The flowers look amazing! I love this new set.

  8. Love all of these!! I think I need this new set!

  9. Both cards are absolutely Beautiful! I love the monogram tucked between the 2 Cistus flowers. Just gorgeous!

  10. Great ideas! I LOVE the monogram one!

  11. Marisela Delgado said: So pretty. mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

  12. Love the 3 D embossing folder.

  13. Hi, from Gainesville, FL, USA! That layered geo die cut really makes your card go from wow to WOW-WEE!!!

  14. Another Floridian here to say these are lovely. http://bunnyscards1.blogspot.com/

  15. Lovely cards! I like the flowers colors and the fantastic background!!!

  16. The speckled orange and pink flowers are so pretty. What a great technique

  17. Very neat cards and layouts. The metalic card is a stand out.

  18. Hi from beautiful Northern Colorado! Love your cards and sorry your gradient card stock is stuck in customs. We in the U.S. are very lucky to have a company like Altenew right here and don’t have to deal with the customs issues.

  19. Thanks for the beautiful examples

  20. Love the way you have used the Cistus layering set.Your first card using the big A is gorgeous and so darn creative. Hope you won't mind terribly if I try something similar. The effect is just so attention grabbing!

  21. Hi from Southern California! Love the gradient cardstock! Your cards are lovely!

  22. Love these background choices for your beautiful flowers! Gorgeous cards!

  23. Love how you added shine! Beautiful cards!

  24. Hello from Wisconsin. I love how you layered up the card stock. The florals are beautiful’

  25. Beautiful cards! Love your backgrounds. 🙂

  26. Wow! Beautiful! The flowers really pop against the black die cut background!

  27. Great cards, love the addition of the big "A". Thank you

  28. Both the cards are just amazing Terri

  29. wow, love the use of color with the new cardstock then the ink designs on the layering flowers for the second card. wonderful

  30. The metallic spray makes such a cool texture for the flowers. Thanks for the great ideas.

  31. I am crazy for your second card. Sooo cool.


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