Alcohol-Inked Larkspur on Vellum

by Virginia Lu

Hello, Altenew friends!

It's Virginia here. Have you checked out our latest Build-A-Flower: Larkspur? I say this every month, Altenew's Build-A-Flower Sets never cease to amaze me with the intricate details and well thought-out design. I am sharing another project using the lovely larkspur. This time, I wanted to use the increasingly popular Alcohol Ink. In the past, I had used Altenew Artist Markers previously and they worked beautifully!

Altenew-BAF-Larkspur-Virginia#1Alcohol Ink can be very bold and bright. For my card today, I want to soften it up a bit. Vellum is a non-porous and is ideal both for Alcohol Inks and the Artist Markers.

Altenew-BAF-Larkspur-Virginia#2I absolutely love the details and line in the outline stamps and I really want to show them off. AND the stamp details certainly did not disappoint!

Altenew-Build-a Flower -Larspur_VirginiaTo create the flowers and leaves, I did a whole bunch of white-embossing (in Pure White Crisp Embossing Powder) on my DIY alcohol-inked vellum; which was made by adding alcohol inks and Alcohol Blending Solution on Transparent Paper. Once dry, you can white-emboss the images on the other side. They are so easy to create yet the results of these larkspurs and leaves are stunning! I chose my favorite Pale Gray Cardstock and they are simply excellent.

Altenew-BAF-Larkspur-Virginia#3I love it when a beautifully-designed stamp set can really make designing easy and fun. To keep the flowers even more interesting, I added a piece of Dotted Washi Tape in the background. Adding the Dotted Washi Tape was an impulsive decision. But, most of the time, I trust my guts and that is exactly what I did.

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Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope that you are inspired!

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Lynn June 5, 2018 - 11:06 PM

This is so pretty Virginia! Thanks for your inspiration. :)

Debbie Rumpza June 6, 2018 - 12:30 AM

Virginia, your larkspur card is simply gorgeous! I love how you used the vellum!

Lisa Byers June 6, 2018 - 6:13 AM

That is an absolutely gorgeous card. Using the vellum was an excellent choice!! I love purple and violets and the flowers were colored perfectly. I think this is Altenew’s best new stamp set!!

Meemawof3 June 6, 2018 - 11:06 PM

BAF, Larkspur is delightfully festive yet could also be wonderful for Sympathy cards or any situation at all. This is why Altenew is my favorite company for my crafting needs!
You guys have it all! Great customer service, fair prices, quick delivery, an amazing design team! What more could I ask for? TFS!

Denise Bryant June 7, 2018 - 12:36 AM

Fabulous look with these beautiful vellum flowers! Love the color!

Shawn Young June 7, 2018 - 8:19 AM

I am looking for inspiration for my alcohol inks. This is it! Thank you!

Deb Tilton June 7, 2018 - 11:46 AM

I was wondering if you used one color of purple ink which is so pretty. I love the look of vellum. I guess I have never tried alcohol ink on vellum, so I will remember to use the blending solution if it’s needed. Seems like you can’t go wrong and you can get many looks with the Altenew build-a-flower sets which I love. I have never heard of Lakespur flowers but they are pretty.

neetcreations June 3, 2020 - 1:53 PM

This is absolutely stunning! I never thought of using alcohol ink on vellum! Thank you so much for sharing your talents with us!

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