Saturday, November 7, 2020

Altenew Craft-A-Flower: Poppy Release Blog Hop

 

Welcome to the Altenew Craft-A-Flower: Poppy Release Blog Hop + Giveaway!  Each month on the 7th, Altenew releases a new Craft-A-Flower.  I love these three-dimensional blooms that are a fantastic way to use up scraps from your scrap bin or to use with the Gradient Cardstock Bundles from Altenew.

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Giveaway Prizes:
To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog by 11/12/2020 for a chance to win. Altenew will also draw a winner to receive a $15 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on the Altenew Winners Page on 11/16/2020. 


You should have arrived here from the blog of the beautiful Erum Tasneem!  If you need to go back to the beginning of the hop, here is your blog hop order:

>>>>>Vicki Finger<<<<<

Whenever I am working with the Craft-A-Flower products, I head over to my scrap bin and start pulling colors from there that will work together. I have a huge basket of scraps to work with and pull from, so thus far, I haven't failed in this endeavor.  As you may be already aware, Poppies come in a wide variety of colors.  There are Red, Orange, Blue, Turquoise, Purple, etc.  When you imagine a poppy in your mind, I think most people picture a red Poppy.  This particular variety is called Queen Alexandra Poppy.  I love this one and my mom has one or two of these in her yard.  They have been my favorite variety for many years.  So I tried to choose my papers to get a similar color and look to this particular variety.  My cardstock is multiple shades of pink with the deep black centers as you see in the photograph on the left.  


Assembly Instructions are available in the packaging and the set includes two bloom sizes and styles, three different leaves, and a stem.

For my card, I started with a piece of pale pink cardstock and did some ink blending in the lower left-hand corner using some Frayed Leaf.  The idea was to give the impression of other foliage in the background.  


I die cut all the blooms pieces to start.  There are two different sizes of poppy blooms in this set.  Poppies tend to be on these super delicate stems and they wave and flow in the breeze. Can you just imagine a whole field of pink and purple poppies swaying in the breeze?  Wouldn't that be a sight to see?  You always see photos of fields of red poppies and while they are beautiful, I can't help imagining the same fields in the pinks and purple hues that are available.  


These were quick and easy to put together.  I pulled some Black Iridescent sequins to pull that color together from the flower center.  


You can purchase your Craft-A-Flower: Poppy Die Set here: https://altenew.com/products/craft-a-flower-poppy-layering-die-set

Thanks for stopping by today to see my Altenew Craft-A-Flower: Poppy card!  The color possibilities are endless with all of the Craft-A-Flower releases.  I hope you'll pick one up and share your projects if you make something.  

You can also sign up for the Monthly Subscription to all the Craft A Flower releases here: https://altenew.com/products/craft-a-flower-monthly-subscription.  

Thanks again for stopping by today.  Enjoy all the stops along the hop!  Your next stop is the so very Kind, Virginia Lu!  Have an awesome rest of your day!

25 comments:

  1. Very nice card. The designers have really given the Poppy a celebration of beauty. I love the Poppy flower, none will disappoint. Thanks of inspiration......More Happy Hopping.

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  2. This is beautiful. I have red planted at my house, but do plan to try die-cutting these flowers in every color ☺️ Thank you for the inspiration.

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  3. I love this set! Your poppies are gorgeous!

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  4. Great color choices on this very feminine card. Lovely,thank you!

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  5. I love your Queen Alexandra Poppy! Both the photo and the card. Lovely!

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  6. Love your card design. It's pretty. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  7. Love your card and love the photo you used for inspiration. I've never seen a pink poppy.

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  8. The pink on pink looks just wonderful. Very soft...

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  9. I love your picture inspiration! Gorgeous colors!

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  10. Can’t wait to try these dies; especially if they are quick and easy. Beautiful work!!

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  11. Beautiful card! I love that you always have the perfect colors in your scrap stash.

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  12. Lovely card. Great color combination.

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  13. Wonderful project! Thanks for sharing the photo of the pretty pink poppy flower too.

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  14. Very pretty. Love using scraps for this. TFS

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  15. Nothing like a photo to inspire creativity in a color selection! Thank you for sharing!!!

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  16. Soooo pretty..I love your poppy card

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  17. Beautiful card!
    Thanks for sharing...

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  18. Your card is absolutely gorgeous. I love the pinks!

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  19. Aww, so pretty! Love your color choices for the petals, leaves, and background. I too love growing poppies.

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  20. Gorgeous poppies (both the one you created and your moms flowers)

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  21. I love all the pink colors used for your poppies.
    Simply stunning!. Amazing release!.

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  22. SPECTACULAR! So, what you are saying is I can justify this purchase as a way to clean out my massive collection of colored scraps?

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