Happy Tuesday and welcome to a very special blog post! Today’s project features a very easy way to put together a die cut pieces to create a 3D flower with a super fun product. Also, We are celebrating a special anniversary so make sure to stay tuned throughout the post!

Altenew is celebrating its 4th anniversary and I am so excited to be a part of the celebratory blog hop. For the next couple of days, you will be able to hop along with us to get an abundance of inspiration, lots of giveaways, and more! There are giveaway and promotion details at the bottom of this post, so make sure to scroll down!

Alright, enough of housekeeping items, let’s dive into today’s project! This card was so much fun to put together and very easy to do so, I am sure you are going to love creating one too!

Don’t you just love the dimensions and depths this card provides? This was created with just a couple of products and can be assembled in no time. It is very fun as well! And, for this card, you only need to stamp the sentiment! Isn’t that amazing? I will share more details below as we check out the close-up photos of the card.

First up – Background. I wanted something clean and white. So on a piece of white cardstock, I added embossing paste pattern using the Classy Stripes Stencil. Once it was fully dried (15-20min), using the Antique Silver Ink Spray I added a few drops/splatters onto the white cardstock piece. This will provide a wonderful background for today’s card.

Now, let’s talk about the flower piece. This beautiful flower was created using the Fantasy Floral 3D Die Set – It cuts out various layers for you to put together a flower with depths and dimensions. It is very realistic as well! These dies fit the cutting plate size of the Min Blossom Die Cutting Machine perfectly, so you can quickly cut these out without having to deal with a big die cutting machine.

To create a flower with my favorite colors, I prepared a customized cardstock using pieces of Neenah Solar White 80lb Cardstock, Cool Summer Night Markers, and Green Fields Markers. By quickly adding colors to a white cardstock, you now have your own colored cardstock that coordinates perfectly. Use some foam dots to put these together, like I did here if you are wanting more dimensions.

Leaves were also cut out using the same die set, I cut out some in green colored cardstocks using the Green Fields Markers, and cut out a piece using a vellum cardstock.

Rest of the card comes together pretty quick! I stamped the sentiment using the Label Love stamp set in Jet Black ink, cut it out and adhered it on the bottom left corner of the card along with the flower focal point. A couple of clear drops and sequins were used to dress up the area as well.

What did you think of today’s card? I hope you enjoyed the card I have prepared to share today, and hope you take out those awesome 3D layering dies to create your own flowers!


See below for all the products used in today’s project. Click ATN for Altenew, EH for Ellen Hutson, SSS for Simon Says Stamp, or AMZ for Amazon. I participate in several affiliate programs where I get a small commission at no additional cost to you when products are purchased through links I share here. Thank you for your support!


Altenew is offering a special promotion! Use the following code when you shop with Altenew!


There are TWO giveaways you can enjoy!

Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 5 lucky winners and one Altenew Academy class to 5 lucky winners. There are also 13 awesome companies/crafty friends who are celebrating with us, and they are offering the following prizes:

Be sure to leave comments by April 15th, 2018 at 11:59 PM EDT for a chance to win! 30 WINNERS will be chosen at random from the comments left on any of the blogs listed below and will be announced on the Altenew blog on April 17th, 2018.


Next stop on the hop is Svitlana Shayevich! Make sure to stop by and leave some love for her! Please see below for full blog hop list.

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  1. Love how you made your own coloured cardstock. Makes your card a beautiful one of a kind.

  2. Your card is beyond stunning! I love the paste for the background. I have the fantasy floral die cut on back-order from Altenew and I can’t wait to get it. I am going to have to try for a similar look that you created. It is so very very pretty! I am not that great at stamping so I am super excited. Thank you for sharing!

  3. The blue die cut flowers on this cars are very pretty. Sometimes I forget just how pretty simple die cuts can be.

  4. I never tried that before, using markers to make the colours you want for cardstock. Great idea!!

  5. What a gorgeous card. Love how you created it with the flower dies. Thanks so much for sharing…

  6. Love this pretty card, Nicole! The colors are so nice and I love the background your created for the beautiful flowers. Happy Birthday to Altenew.

  7. Beautiful card! Very simple and elegant! I love the Floral Fantasy 3D Die! Congratulations Altenew!

  8. Loved your card. The blue you chose was a very pretty color. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful week.

  9. Very interesting cards made with this die….beautiful and simple and very elegant. Love it!

  10. This s a real wow” card. Clean and simple but the absolute wow factor. Thanks for sharing.

  11. I am pulling out my die right now. I DO love it and thanks to you will now make another card. THANKS!!!

  12. Enjoy your comments and positivity! You make it look so easy, and the result is lovely. Thank you for sharing.

  13. What a pretty card Nicole. I love the layered flower! So pretty and elegant. Love that die set! I love all of their sets! LOL! 🙂 The embossing paste background is perfect to highlight the flower.

  14. Nicole, I absolutely L♥VE the depth and dimension you can achieve with this set, its gorgeous! You have done an amazing job on your card (as you always do!)
    I can hardly believe that Altenew is celebrating 4 years already…. They will certainly be celebrating many more as their ingenuity is never-ending!

  15. Thank you so much for this great idea using the 3-D die set! I look forward to giving it a try and for seeing more of your ideas in the future =)

  16. Just beautiful! Simply classic card and you never disappoint with your wonderful tips. Happy 4th Anniversary Altenew!

  17. The 3d dies are one of my favorite Altenew products. Thank you for this wonderfully beautiful design.

  18. Beautiful card with gorgeous products. Congratulations to my favourite stamp company! I’m so glad I discovered Altenew early on with one of my all-time favourite stamp sets – Vintage Roses. Since then I have been stunned again and again by their beautiful products – especially their layering flowers. Here’s to many more happy years!

  19. So pretty. I love the bold, striking colors and all of that dimension. I even love how you left the streaks in your custom-colored cardstocks. It just adds that much more texture! Happy birthday/anniversary, Altenew!

  20. Wow, I have not seen these dies before, they are amazing. And love that you made your own colored cardstock for the flower and leaves. Beautiful card!

  21. I am lucky to have a similar die set, and now I also have the inspiration to make something with it. Thank you so much

  22. What a creative way to use the Altenew die set, and yes, the layered flowers really pop on the white card stock. Thank you for sharing this card.

  23. I do love what you made today. I love the concept of the layering dies and this one in particular is beautiful. I immediately want to pull out my mini Blossom and some papers and play! I wonder what it would look like using some patterned papers? Hmmmm…..might be worth experimenting! Thank you for the lovely inspiration in my favorite colors!

  24. I have one of these die sets and am always surprised when those stange pieces of paper suddenly come together to make something so beautiful.

  25. Beautiful card – clean and simple. I love the idea of layering the die cut shapes. I work with Seniors and many of them aren’t capable of stamping, so this would definitely be something they could do.

  26. Fantastic card Nicole! The flower and leaves just pop off the lovely clean white background.

  27. These 3D dies make it so easy to make a beautiful card! You’re right, the depth and dimension is amazing! It looks like it would take much longer to make! Happy Anniversary Altenew!

  28. love your clean and simple card — the background is beautiful, great technique using that stencil!

  29. Wonderful card, the bold blue colors stand out perfectly against the textured background. Love it. Thanks for sharing.

  30. This card has plenty of wow factor with the gorgeous floral image and the beautiful colours. I love that anyone can do this.

  31. A pretty card, a cool flower, but I love the simple yet elegant background! Thanks for sharing.

  32. Simple but gorgeous card. Love your background and color choices. This die is going to the top of my wish list.

  33. Thank you for providing an excellent explanation on how you created this pretty card step by step. Happy 4th Anniversary, Altenew!

  34. Love this design in blue colors! I have this die set and am off to try some different colors because of your example.

  35. Such a beautiful card, Nicole. The background is adding just enough details and texture to the beautiful flower. Thanks for sharing!

  36. 3D dies make an image come to life without having to worry about shadowing. Love what you did here.

  37. I wasn’t really sure what to think about this die, but after seeing your gorgeous card, I think it’s going on my wish list!

  38. Nichole, your card is so beautiful! I love that background you created! Thanks for the tip about coloring white cardstock first and then diecutting the flowers and leaves…such a good idea!

  39. What a beautiful creation! I love the layering effect of the flower from the Altenew Fantasy Floral 3D die!

  40. Nicole… such a beautiful card. I love the colours, layout and look. Altenew sure inspires the best! 🙂 TFS!

  41. Happy birthday Altenew!!! You truly stand apart and have the most beautiful products! I look forward to what comes next!!!

  42. Beautiful card – just LOVE that floral die. Really love the colors you used too.

  43. Beautiful simple card. I love the background and realize there are always more Altenew things that I must have!

  44. I love your card. The subtle background with the paste makes the card! And the tip to color card stock adds even a bit more interest. I can’t wait to try these ideas. Thanks!

  45. Thanks for sharing. I have been looking for some inspiration for single flower back ground. Beautiful card!

  46. The 3-D effect is a beautiful way that really makes your card stand out and I am sure anyone would really enjoy receiving this amazing card! I love the colors you chose and adding the little drops really adds to it! Thank you for sharing!

  47. I love the colors you chose to make for your beautiful card. The textured background adds so much to the card!

  48. I just love that die cut rose. I think it’s my favorite. I love that you used a non-traditional color scheme. It’s so beautiful!

  49. What a creative way to create a layered flower. Love the color gradients! Thanks for the inspiration!

  50. Congratulations Altenew. Four years of wonderful stamps and dies. Love the Fantasy Floral die set.

  51. Nicole, I’m so happy that Altenew came out with layering dies so you have more of a dimension that just stamp layering the flower. You did a beautiful job on your card.

  52. This card is beautiful. I like your speckled background. I tend to focus on things I can replicate. 🙂 Thank you all for your generosity.

  53. The layered die-cut floral is such a unique look – very different that coloring. Modern and cool looking.

  54. WOW! Love the blue you chose for this card….it pops along with those 3D flowers!!

  55. Oh my…that is a wonderful 3-D die set. Altenew has the BEST floral stamps & dies. Thanks!

  56. I love your card but have never tried the 3D layering dies. Going to have to now!! LOL Thank you for creating a super card for this Anniversary celebration!! Great Job!!

  57. The simple beauty of your card illustrates so well the creative genius of these Altenew die designers. I love this die set but never thought to use blues…I surely will do this now! Thanks for sharing your creativity on this blog hop.

  58. I am amazed by this card. It looks so beautiful! I love the fact that you don’t need many steps to achieve this result. Thanks for sharing your technique.

  59. The blues in your layered flower did are simply breathtaking! I love how clean & elegant this card is!

  60. The colors you used are soft and yet refreshing, vibrant and yet subtle…and with the layers combined, they altogether make your work come alive…the making process must’ve been an amazing journey for E.V.E.R.Y.O.N.E

  61. Very pretty card! I love all of the detail in the flower and all of the attention to detail you added in the background and custom-colored cardstock.

  62. I have fallen in love with this 3D flower. Your card looks so easy and is so pretty.

  63. I like the simple technique with layers and dimensions that make your card pop. Thank you for your inspiration!

  64. This is so pretty!! I LOVE that Fantasy Flowers die set (it is my favorite right now!!) The colors you used are just beautiful!!

  65. I’ve seen many cards using these dies; this is one of the most beautiful! Love it!

  66. I love these 3D die sets! I have the Peony Dream and Rose sets! I love them!!! Your card is beautiful–thanks for sharing!

  67. Hi Nicole, Beautiful card, I LOVE your layering flower, so pretty and I love the colors you used and I also am in love with that stencil, it is so awesome. Thanks for a great post.

  68. I have been curious to use the layered flower dies, and your card sets them off beautifully. Very clever.

  69. Beautiful card. I have to admit, the layering dies have always intimidated me, so I loved seeing how you put them together so beautifully. Thank you for sharing your talents.

  70. This is a beautiful card! I love the colors you chose and the clean white background. I’m not actually familiar with these dies but they’re very pretty. Thanks for showing how they’re used.

  71. I really like your card! I wish I had a die cutter so I could try to make one. I love all the shades of blue in your flower. I never think to use more then one shade of a color on a flower. I will have to try that one. I love the sequins and the clear drops on the background. You used just the right amount and I’ve found they always add the right thing to almost any card.
    Thank you for showing us your pretty blue card and for giving us the chance to win something.

  72. This is just beautiful. You did a great job keeping the background interesting without being distracting, and the flower itself is gorgeous, as Altenew’s flowers always are. Thanks for sharing this lovely card with us!

  73. I love your die cut flower and it is such a good idea to use markers to make your own color cardstock. TFS.

  74. I really like these dies and can’t wait to add them to my collection. Beautiful card!

  75. What a fantastic card! Absolutely love the blue dimensional flower, I must get this die!

  76. Lest is More, so they say and your design is simply divine. Thank you for sharing and teaching.

  77. So pretty! I love your colors and the dimension adds so much! The white background makes your flower pop! Thanks for sharing!

  78. It’s Awesome Nicole, thanks for this gorgeous card you made with the Altenew 3D layering die! Happy Anniversary!

  79. Love the white striped background–very subtle–which allows the flower to pop. I’m off to dig out my embossing paste and that stencil is worth obtaining. Very eye-catching card!

  80. What a fabulous way to showcase all of these Altenew products! I already bookmarked several items so I can go back and shop after the hop. 🙂 your card is lovely- clean and simple, with the beautiful backdrop of the classy stripes raised base.

  81. This flower is so pretty on top of that texture paste background. Love the bold, cheerful color! Happy Anniversary, Altenew!

  82. Love how the blue and green color combination pops right off your background. Stunning project

  83. What a pretty card! I love the bold colors in the flower against the white background, thanks for sharing.

  84. Wonderful card! I love that you can make this beautiful flower by only using the die set. Simple but elegant – and you can make it fairly quickly if you need a card in a hurry (which frequently happens to me)! Congratulations to Altenew on their 4th birthday……I love their stamp & die sets & enjoy their classes, too.

  85. Just beautiful!! When you have a bold coloured focal image like this the white spattered panel is the perfect background for it. This 3D floral die is on the top of my wishlist. It is just so beautiful

  86. Fabulous card. Love how you layered the colored cardstock and created the pretty background.

  87. Love the combination of blues in the flower. Thanks for the reminder that I can have any color of cardstock I want by simply using markers!