Craft-A-Flower: Orion Geranium

One of my favorite subscriptions from Altenew is the Craft-A-Flower series that gives the most realistic and gorgeous die cuts for each flower of the month. This month is no exception with the wonderful Orion Geranium. Check out this subscription at the Altenew Craft-A-Flower subscription page.

If you are following the blog hop order, you came my way from the talented Terri Koszler.

I couldn’t help myself in adding sparkle and shine to this card by using glitter paper. (I have an obsession with the glittery stuff lately) Using the different shades of purple glitter paper and the layering guide ( this beauty came together quickly. I used some textured paper in the green leaves just to add a bit more texture.

Let”s look at it close up — oh, how it stands out against the black!

Perhaps you don’t wan t to use glitter paper…here is an example with the New Purple cardstock by Altenew.

I splattered some blue iridescent spray on the white background for texture. Just a plain circle in the center to offset the layered flower. Using the Altenew Green Meadows cardstock for leaves and Tiny Sentiment: Hello die the card was completed. It is just as stunning as the first card.

Your next stop on this magical road is to hop over to the wonderful and always inspiring Erum Tasneem.

Don’t forget the 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 01/13/2022 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 01/15/2022.

Blog Hop Order

Altenew Card Blog

Jenny Colacicco

Danielle Dunlop

Jaycee Gaspar

Teri Wilson

Michelle Short

Nathalie DeSousa

Colleen Balija

Tenia Nelson

Teresa Litchfield

Maryam Perez


Virginia Lu

Terri Koszler

Penny Pynnonen

Erum Tasneem

Natasha Davies

Reiko Tsuchida

Annemarie Caister

Svitlana Shayevich

Nancy Souza

Pam Boedeker

32 thoughts on “Craft-A-Flower: Orion Geranium

  1. Ann Apolito January 7, 2022 / 9:24 am

    The black background and glitter cardstock really make your first card pop!

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  2. Billie Sue Woolley January 7, 2022 / 9:40 am

    I agree with the previous post–the black background is a wonderful look.

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  3. LAQUIETA GIBSON January 7, 2022 / 10:24 am

    I just love the sparkle and splatter in these cards, you rocked this, i love them. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Jessica Yoder-Jones January 7, 2022 / 10:48 am

    SO beautiful! You’re cards are so lovely!

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  5. Sandra Baggarly January 7, 2022 / 2:56 pm

    Pretty cards! Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Kristine Boydstun January 7, 2022 / 3:43 pm

    Gorgeous cards!

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  7. Kelli S January 7, 2022 / 5:17 pm

    I love glitter too! And the second card with the splatter background is really lovely! Nice work on both of them!

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  8. Jeanne Rice January 7, 2022 / 6:42 pm

    Love the glitter card. Its done so well. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. Meghan Kennihan January 7, 2022 / 9:51 pm

    I LOVE the Craft-A-Flowers! This Geranium is STUNNING! I LOVE the purple glitter and black combo!

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  10. Liz O. January 8, 2022 / 1:54 am

    Both cards are fabulous Penny, the flower looks gorgeous in both matte and glitter paper. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  11. Lauryne Cunningham January 8, 2022 / 8:23 am

    Gorgeous cards! The glittery flowers really pop against the black background!

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  12. Inkin' Chickie January 8, 2022 / 12:21 pm

    Nice project shares for the set. I like the combination for the black background

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  13. Beth R. January 8, 2022 / 2:48 pm

    Really love the use of black background on first card! Thank you for sharing your examples using this set!

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  14. Jeanne Beam January 8, 2022 / 8:50 pm

    Beautiful cards! Love the colors…

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  15. Audja January 9, 2022 / 6:44 am

    Striking card, love the geraniums done in metallic cardstock!

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  16. craftybambambi January 9, 2022 / 11:39 am

    Both cards are beautiful! I really love how different it comes out with the glitter paper though, so pretty!!

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  17. Donna Walls January 9, 2022 / 3:17 pm

    Yes, Amazing against the black background!

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  18. Jean January 9, 2022 / 8:46 pm

    I like your use of dark backgrounds to make the flowers pop.


  19. Vickie Davis January 9, 2022 / 11:55 pm

    Beautiful card and I love the glitter, especially on black.


  20. Carol McCready January 11, 2022 / 6:21 pm

    Beautiful cards. The first one is my favorite. Looks like velvet.


  21. Denise Bryant January 12, 2022 / 1:53 am

    Gorgeous cards! I love the sparkly flowers on the dark background!


  22. auntsherer January 12, 2022 / 3:31 pm

    Very pretty cards. Especially like the drama of your 1st card.


  23. dorothyayotte January 12, 2022 / 8:32 pm

    Beautiful cards! I especially like the glitter layers in your first card. The shades of purple are delightful!


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