October 25, 2018

Altenew Dynamic Die Cutting Blog Hop!

Die cutting has changed the way we craft. Whether you die cut shapes or cutting plates for the background or coloured images. They also give dimension to the card by using foam adhesives to stick them. Apart from that die cut elements adds texture and pattern to the background of the card. There are so many techniques one can do to die cuts to make them pop. Die cutting is magical!

Welcome to Altenew Dynamic Die Cutting Blog Hop!

So excited to be part of this blog hop organised by Altenew. If you have come from Therese Calvird‘s blog, you are on the right track. If not do not worry, I will have the entire list of participants of this blog hop towards the end of this post.

Altenew dies are awesome. One would know that. Among the Altenew dies, the 3D dies have a special place in me. I love love their layered 3D floral dies. I don’t have them all but I do have their 3D Fantasy Floral dies. So I played with those dies to create this card for the blog hop.

To make the Fantasy Floral dies different, I die cut them using one of the Altenew Artist marker refill background I created. I used the Coral Berry, Ruby Red, Frayed Leaf, Forest Glades, Sea Glass and Ocean Waves refills from Set A to create alcohol ink background. The refills are essentially alcohol inks as their Artist Markers are alcohol markers. While the alcohol inks are still tacky, I added gold foil to create gold veins on the background. Once the background is dry, I die cut them using the Fantasy Floral dies. For the flower, I used the two layering dies to die cut the alcohol ink background and the leaves as well. The soild outline of the flower, I die cut using white cardstock. Then I glued all the layers to make five flowers and several leaves. Absolutely love the bright vibrant colours of the die cut florals and leaves.

For the background of the card, I tossed between doing a watercolour background with spatters vs clean background with subtle texture. In the end I chose the clean subtle background as the die cuts are layered with vibrant colours.

The die I used for the background is called Pegboard Canvas Cover die. I die cut this die using Fog cardstock as I did not want stark contrast with white cardstock. I adhered this die cut on a red card base. Then made a large floral cluster using the Fantasy Floral alcohol ink die cuts. Some of the die cut are glued directly on the card front, the rest using foam adhesives for dimension.

The sentiment is from Painted Greetings stamp sets which I white heat embossed on a strip of white cardstock and sponged with Coral Berry and Ruby Red Altenew inks. The white sentiment stand out against the red background and the red background ties in with all the other reds in the die cut floral cluster. A few clear droplets to finish off the card.

Those gold veins are just awesome on the die cut apart from the vibrant colours. I am a bright girl. So I am very thrilled with this card. I hope you like the card too.

No blog hop is with out a prize. Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to five lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog by Wednesday, October 31st for a chance to win. Five winners will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog on 11/4/2018.

Here is the list of everyone participating in the blog hop:

Make sure to visit all the blogs and get inspired.
There is a promotion going on with the dies at Altenew Store.
Save 15% off on all dies including alphabet dies, cover dies, 3D dies, layered dies, and coordinating dies from 10/25/2018 until 10/27/2018 at 11:59 PM EDT or while supplies last. No code needed to enjoy this sale! Not valid on previous purchases. https://altenew.com/collections/all-dies
 Your next stop is to Virginia Lu’s Blog. I have listed all the supplies used to make this card below.


Thank you very much for visiting my blog today!
Have fun hopping and getting inspired.


  1. What an amazing card and design.Love the vibrant burst of colour.

  2. Carol Didier says

    Awesome! What a joyous explosion af artful color!

  3. Bronwyn Batts says

    Card was pretty. A little hard on eyes if you look to much at it, but very lovely.

  4. Love all the gorgeous colors & those 3D dies! I need those dies!

  5. I loved the riot of colors on your card Gayatri !

  6. Wow, amazing. Fantastic vibrancy.

  7. Laurie Page says

    Stunning use of alcohol inks. Well done. Love it.,

  8. Such beautiful vibrant colors. I love your technique. Gotta try that.

  9. Gayatri, this is absolutely amazing, this is one of my fave layering flowers for sure but I would never have thought to create it like this, WOW!

  10. Barbara Walborn says

    How very colorful this card is. Striking.

  11. Laura Greig says

    Wow, love your bright colors!

  12. Such beautiful bright colors! love it. Thank you for sharing this.

  13. Brenda L. Kuder says

    What an awesome card! Very creative!

  14. Wow such a gorgeous and bright card. Love how you used these dies. So pretty! Beautiful job.

  15. Meghan Kennihan says

    It’s like tie dye floral! I love all the colors and layers! Great use of the dies!

  16. So stunning, Gayatri! Love it!

  17. Love the cheerful colors against the white backdrop! thanks for the inspiration!

  18. Daniela May says

    Wow Gayatri – talk about color 😍 – I have the Fantasy Floral so I might take your idea and be bold with my colors

  19. I love your creations!!! Outstanding!!! Thank you for sharing!!

  20. Stunning, bold colors! Your addition of the gold accents to the alcohol ink panels added just the right touch.

  21. Wow, how did you even think of that? It’s so different, and absolutely beautiful!

  22. Wow, this card is gorgeous! Amazing color.

  23. What an explosion of colours – simply fantastic!

  24. Johanna T. says

    Love the gold veins and the bright colors!

  25. Lauryne Cunningham says

    Wow! I love the bright, bold colors! I may have to give alcohol ink backgrounds a try- I love what you did!

  26. Lovely colorful card! Thank you for sharing!

  27. So amazing! Love the eye-popping colours!

  28. BrendaLea Abbott says

    What a fabulous card! I like vet that you made your own card stock with the inks because like you, I like be bold, bright colors.

  29. Terri Sandoval says

    Wow. That is gorgeous!

  30. Wow so colorful simply stunning

  31. Oh my! This is gorgeous!! What a fabulous creative work! I love the vibrant colors! 🙂

  32. Melissa Smith says

    I LOVE this card! My favorite so far! I’m also a fan of bright colors. So happy! I look forward to trying this! Beautiful!

  33. Denise Bryant says

    Beautiful layers and details! Love the accents of gold!

  34. Cynthia Cole says

    Your card is fantastic!

  35. LOVE this card. Love that you used alcohol inks and even some gold foil. It’s so bright and happy.

  36. Linnea Sundstrom says

    wow! brilliant, happy colors!!

  37. Wow- that card is just like getting a big fabulous bouquet – it is just gorgeous and stunning!

  38. cyndi morris says

    Gorgeous, colorful card. Great way to use some of those backgrounds I’ve made!

  39. Such a vibrant card! 🙂

  40. what an interesting technique, Gayatri – so fun in all those colors!

  41. What amazing looking flowers! Love the bright colours with the bits of gold!

  42. Cindy Holmes says

    AMAZING and BEAUTIFUL card! So many bright and cheerful colors! It just makes me so happy when I look at it!

  43. What an interesting card! That was very creative to cut the flowers from alcohol ink panels and especially to add the gold on it. Nicely done.

  44. Delphine Montano says

    Love the colors on the cards

  45. Lisa Byers says

    I love bright colors and this is gorgeous!! Very beautiful!!

  46. So pretty with the bright colors.

  47. Lovely card, amazingly colourful. Thanks for sharing!

  48. Carol Rossouw says

    Some of my most favourite Altenew products are my layering dies. I love the Fantasy floral dies and the Rose flurries and the Peony Dream flowers that these dies make. Thanks for the fantastic inspiration!

  49. Charlotte Deerborn says

    Thanks for the inspiration.

  50. Mindy Drummond says

    This card is groovy cool, I love it! Bright, Fun, and easy to make. Thanks for sharing and the inspiration. (mardy14@bellsouth.net)

  51. whoa, lots of colors going on here, i love it! This would be great for Spring

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