Happy new year! Today I am back with a fun technique turning stamped flowers from flat to 3d flowers. When you stamp your flowers they are flat and you can add dimension by coloring and shading but why not turning them into a really dimensionl focal point with this fun technique? It applies in any flower stamps you already have in your stash and it can give you one more idea on how to use them. I am going to demonstare the technique in the video showcasing new flower stamps from the latest Altenew release.

This blog post is also part of a blog hop as we celebrate the new release and we share lots of inspiration and giveaways. So make sure to hop along wth us!

video tutorial

You can enjoy the video below or at my YouTube channel

flat to 3d flowers | close-up photos

orchid card

  • The stamped image that I turned from flat to 3d flower is this lovely orchid from the Spotted Orchid Stamp Set( ALTN | SSS )
  • The embossed background was made using my new favorite embossing folder Ribbon Waves 3D ( ALTN | SSS )
  • The sentiment is from the Simple Greetings Die Set( ALTN | SSS )

blue flower card

  • The stamped flower that I turned from flat to 3d flower is from the Vintage Garden Stamp Set( ALTN | SSS )
  • I added color on the flower using the Vintage Garden Simple Coloring Stencil Set( ALTN | SSS )
  • The embossed background was made using my new favorite embossing folder Ribbon Waves 3D ( ALTN | SSS )
  • The sentiment is from the Simple Greetings Die Set( ALTN | SSS )


Links to multiple online stores linked below. Affiliate links used at no extra cost to you.

Spotted Orchid Stamp Set
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Vintage Garden Stamp Set
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Vintage Garden Simple Coloring…
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Simple Greetings Die Set
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Ribbon Waves 3D Embossing Folder
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Red Cosmos Mixed Media Ink Bundle
[ ALTN ]
Jet Black Mixed Media Ink
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew FROSTY PINK Mixed Media Ink…
[ SSS ]
Altenew CORAL BERRY Mixed Media Ink…
[ SSS ]
Altenew RUBY RED Mixed Media Ink ALT3822
[ SSS ]
Altenew GRAPEVINE Mixed Media Ink…
[ SSS ]
Nuvo – Deluxe Adhesive
[ SBC | SSS ]
foam tape
[ ARTZ ]
foam squares
[ SSS | SBC ]
Tim Holtz – Mini-Snips – 5 Inches
[ SBC | SSS ]
Tim Holtz – Non-Stick Micro Serrated…
[ SBC | SSS ]
gem picker
MISTI stamping platform v2
[ SSS | SBC ]
Neenah Solar White Cardstock
[ SBC | SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100# SOFT…
[ SSS ]
Tonic SILVER SCREEN 8.5 x 11 Glitter…
[ SSS ]
Low Tack Tape
[ SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix – Paper Sculpting Kit
[ SBC ]
Sizzix Big Shot Foldaway Machine
[ SBC ]
Comfort Paper Trimmer
[ SBC | SSS ]
Glass Media Mat
[ SBC | SSS ]

Giveaway Prizes

$300 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 10 winners!

Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 01/11/2021 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 12 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 01/13/2021.

next stop

Altenew Card Blog

Vicky Papaioannou

Jaycee Gaspar

Terri Koszler

Erum Tasneem

Jennifer McGuire

Tenia Nelson

Nathalie DeSousa


Therese Calvird

Amber Rain Davis

Dana Joy

Nicole Watt

Tina Smith

Norine Borys

Zsoka Marko

Virginia Lu

Amanda Baldwin


Laurie Willison

Michelle Short

Maryam Perez

Mindy Eggen

Teresa Litchfield

Svitlana Shayevich

Emily Midgett

Preeti Chandran

Reiko Tsuchida

Jessie Banks

Agnieszka Małyszek

Kelly Griglione

Lilith Eeckels

Cheryl Espie

Tania Ahmed

Jenny Colacicco



  1. Gorgeous cards!
    I especially love the Blue flower card, the embossing folder gives the card such nice texture that it really makes it stand out.
    Thanks for sharing!

  2. You can never go wrong with blue and silver. This is so timeless and the dimension you created is really beautiful.

  3. What pretty cards and a fun way to display the flowers. Thank you for the links to products, and for sharing your talents!

  4. Beautiful cards Vicky! I like the one with the red flower the best. Can’t go wrong with Altenew….always beautiful flower stamp sets! 🙂

  5. Thank you, Vicky. I can always depend on you to learn a new technique and to be inspired to create! I love love love your dimensional flowers!

  6. Beautiful cards. I’ve never made leaves in anything but green. Wow, I’m going to have to try some sparkle :). thanks!

  7. Your 3D flowers are gorgeous! The orchids are just the best. I will be trying this out. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Love, love, love all your creations and videos.? You make it look so easy and they are all beautiful.

  9. Hi…thanks for the chance to win prizes. I am so inspired by your use of the roses that you colored in blues and I liked how you actually fussy cut the two top layers of roses smaller to create depth. I also loved how you angled your sparkly silver and navy papers to create a hint of sparkle and interest. I also liked the new shadowed word dies and will purchase them thru your blog. Those are a must have ❣️along with other great products. The new release is awesome???

  10. An old technique that so many of us used in the past. Thanks for reminding me about it. Love the flowers.

  11. Dear Vicky,
    You really do have a special relationship with flowers. Whether in your scrapbook with one flower for each letter of the alphabet, or stamping, or fussy cutting, your flower renditions always look so beautiful. They truly are inspiring!

  12. Your cards are beautiful! Great technique; thank you for sharing the video. I love these new stamps from Altenew.

  13. Your cards are gorgeous! I love this 3D technique- I need to give it a try! The Ribbon Waves backgrounds give your cards so much beautiful texture!

  14. Beautiful floral cards, especially the blue one! Great inspiration to start off the New Year! Love that waves background.

  15. Your cards are beautiful! I love the idea of making the flowers dimensional. Thanks for sharing and for the helpful video!

  16. Hi, Vicky – Your cards are gorgeous. Thanks for the info on how to do this!
    No one does flowers like Altenew!
    Lori S in PA

  17. Wow Vicky you started the new year with such a beautiful tutorial. I have never made regular flower stamps into 3D flowers but will be definitely give this a try.
    Can’t wait what you all will be creating in 2021.

  18. Welcome back! And Happy New Year!! I have a lot of floral stamps (because I love to color them with pencils) so YES please I would like to see more ideas on how to turn floral stamped images into something dimensional!! This is a great idea and I look forward to giving it a try. Thank you for the video, Vicky … and it’s great to have you back! Hope you enjoyed your time off.

  19. Love love love this technique for creating dimensional flowers. Easy and beautiful. And I love your designs atop that wavy embossing folder. The orchid is a fave for me!

  20. I do recall your making 3d floral designs and am glad you showed us again. The red lily like flower is terrific and the colors just pop out. Thanks.

  21. Love your 3D flowers! Your cards are gorgeous and would love to see more videos showing the flat to 3D technique.

  22. Great to have you back..Hope you had great family holidays! Just like what you did with the Orchid card, and the blue floral card, they both are so lovely!

  23. I enjoyed your video. Love the 3D flowers and I would like to see more! Fantastic colors, especially the blue and silver.

  24. Welcome back—and happy new year. Two beautiful cards Vicky. I received an Altenew gift card for Christmas and my order arrived yesterday! Love their floral (outline) stamps. So fun to paint.

  25. I love the blue on blue with the silver accents. Your 3-d flowers look fun to make especially with the layering colors. TFS!

  26. Beautiful cards Vicky. Love how you created dimension with the petals. My favorite is the orchid; it looks so real!

  27. Great colorful 3D cards. Wish I could fussy cut as clean as your work. I don’t mind the cutting, just don’t feel it looks good enough. I’ll keep trying. Always like your helpful videos, so creative..

  28. I love these decoupage flowers! You’ve shown how easy it is to create them with any stamps, which is always helpful to find ways to use what we have in our stash!

  29. What a wonderful lesson using the beautiful,new Altenew flowers. Yes, I would love to see more flowers done this way. You make it seem so easy.

  30. Orchids are my favorite flower as I have 6 and I have had success getting them to rebloom. They are also my favorite to stamp as they come in all kinds of colors and varieties. Great cards with this stamp set.

  31. Wow Vicky, I just loved the way you got the dimension on these flowers. I will be trying this with my floral stamps now.

  32. I have already purchased the wavy embossing folder and I am so very inspired by your 3-D technique with the flowers! Thank you, Vicky.

  33. Absolutely love the 3D ribbon embossing & the way you’ve made the flower focal points extra special. Thank you for the ideas & instructions ?

  34. Hi Vicky
    Love your cards as always..3D design is awesome..Thankyou for sharing & enjoy a peaceful & healthy New Year ???

  35. Thanks for the inspiration. Your 3D flowers are beautiful and the colors are great. Thanks for sharing your ideas and your amazing talent with us. Loved the video on how you made these. 🙂

  36. Hello Vicky,
    I just love watching you create you are so talented. You inspire me to try new things. Its always exciting to watch you.
    Thank you.

  37. Love the orchid and embossing folder! Great new products…already on my wish list until payday! 🙂

  38. I also do stamp with layering and it really makes the card come to life. Love how you arranged your cards. The simple wave embossed background makes it even more dimensional. Great Job!

  39. I love this technique for adding dimension to flowers. Please do more examples. Love the stamp sets & embossing folder too

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