Altenew Craft-a-Flower: Sunburst Azalea Blog Hop

Today I am so happy to be participating in Altenew’s Blog Hop celebrating the release of the Craft-a-Flower: Sunburst Azalea! When I heard the name “Sunburst,” I was expecting these flowers to be yellow. But when I looked them up, I found this beautiful peach color that I just love! So that was the inspiration for my card.

This was a very easy card to make, believe it or not! Just review the easy steps below and you can create your own version!


Follow these steps to make this card:

  • Start with a piece of 3 3/4″ x 5 1/2″ cardstock.
  • Run this through your die cutting machine using the Dotted Scales Debossing Die. (I love debossing to add subtle texture to card backgrounds.)
  • Prepare a background panel (4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″) by using Gold Foil 1″ Washi Tape on the left & right edges.
  • Adhere a strip of Leafy Dreams Washi Tape on the left edge of the debossed front panel.

  • Choose cardstock for your flower petals and leaves.
    • I used white cardstock for the largest petals.
    • I used the Red Cosmos & Green Meadows Gradient Cardstock Sets for the other petals and leaves.
  • Adhere Double-Sided Adhesive Sheets to the back of the cardstock you choose.
  • Die cut the flower petals and 2 sets of leaves out of the cardstock according to the directions.
  • Use a finger dauber with matching inks (Frosty Pink & Coral Berry) to add some texture and dimension to the flower petals.

  • Take the release paper off of the individual pieces and adhere them to each other according to the directions.
  • Arrange all of the elements on the front panel in a way that pleases you.
  • Adhere the top flower and all of the leaves by removing the release papers & attaching them to the panel.
  • Adhere the lower group of flowers with foam tape or squares to give it some dimension.
  • Use foam tape to adhere the card panel to the background panel with the gold washi edges.
  • Add your choice of sentiments. I used “thanks” from the Signature Words Die Set.
  • Add some embellishments [Antique Gold Sequins] and you’re done! ?
$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 03/13/2022 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 03/15/2022.

Thanks for joining me today! Be sure to start the hop on the Altenew Blog Site. The site before me is Natasha Davies, and from here you’ll go to Teresa Litchfield.


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  2. You did an awesome job making this card. Thank you for the detailed instructions. I would have missed some of card without them…. Beautiful. tyfs 🙂

  3. Kris Boydstun

    What a gorgeous card, Sande! I love the debossed background and the washi tape to add the texture. This flower is so pretty!

  4. Beth R

    You did a wonderful job of capturing that azalea’s colors, and I love the idea of using the washi tape as part of the background. Very pretty card!

  5. Karen Letchworth

    SO beautiful and so inspiring, Thanks so much for sharing your Altenew art.
    LOVE this so much.

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    • sandekw

      Thanks Leslie! I am doing a FREE workshop on using washi tape on April 3. If you’re interested, check out this blog page for info:


  7. Heather Mills

    Gorgeous!! The flower you chose is so beautiful and the ones you created look just like it!

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