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!
Alcohol 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.
I 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!
To 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.
I 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.
There is still time to comment to win a $30 gift certificate to SIX lucky winners! Please leave a comment here on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog. The winners will be announced on Saturday, June 9th.
Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope that you are inspired!
OH my!! Virginia, this is so gorgeous!! I have been on vaca and no time to be on your blog so am off to see more of this beloved Larkspur!
This design is absolutely gorgeous! I love how beautiful the vellum looks with the alcohol markers. I’ve never used alcohol markers on vellum but will now! Thanks for the wonderful inspiration! Love the Larkspur Flowers!
Stunning how the larkspur glows using your alcohol marker colors on the vellum! Love this!
Absolutely beautiful! I love your use of vellum.
Oh so pretty!! Love the vellum idea and the dotted washi tape is perfect!!
Stunning card! I might need to try it…..
Gorgeous! Can’t wait to try the technique!
What a pretty card! I love the soft color on the vellum. Another card I want to make! Thank you for your inspiration!
This is beautiful. Wow! Alcohol inks on vellum. What a great idea and I love the look!
Total gorgeousness!! The alcohol vellum blooms are so light and airy, I love it.
Very, very pretty and so delicate! Thank you!
Absolutely stunning card! I love it.
Wow! The dark alcohol ink combined with the sheer vellum and silver embossing is stunning. TFS
Beautiful as usual. Your use of vellum and embossing is stunning. I appreciate the talent of your designers to show us what we can also do. Thank you.
Virginia has created a gorgeous card. The white embossing powder sets off the purple beautifully!
Beautiful card! Love the combination of alcohol ink & vellum.
A stunning card Virginia. The Larkspur set is so beautiful and (like anything) when done on vellum, it adds a certain elegance to it. Just stunning!
I love your idea with washi tape. It adds perfectly to your card. You always give me great incentive to try something different.
WOW! The color of these flowers is Gorgeous! So you first colored on the back of a piece of vellum, then stamped the flowers on the front? I have always done it the other way around and tried to stay in the lines, etc. Much easier and quicker to do it your way! ??
Hi, Lisa! That is correct on how I colored mine with alcohol inks/markers. I find that if you color on the positive side, you run the risk of coloring the embossed white lines. Your way works better with the image with larger space. That is why I did it on the backside. There is no right or wrong really. Hope this helps.
Thank you, EVERYONE, for your comments and feedback! :)
The card is just beautiful! I’m always amazed to see the talent some people have!
Your card is stunning! Very impressed with your creativity.
Thanks for Sharing
Virginia, your card is delightful. Love your choice of colour and the use of vellum – just stunning! Yet another fabulous stamp and die set that I now MUST HAVE!!!!! Thank you for sharing your beautiful design with us and inspiring us as well.
I love your card but wish that Altenew had more videos showing how the cards are made. Thanks for sharing, though!
Hello Patricia, I know what you mean about never seem to have enough videos on Altenew card-making. Over Altenew Academy, we have over 30 courses and now the Altenew Educator Certification Program (I am the Coordinator). Hope you check them out. I happen to have a 2-year old video that I made. It’s similar to what I share today. You can check it out here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvOc4U7-g3Y
With your kind comments, I hope to make more videos in the near future.
What a beautiful card! I’ll have to get adventurous and try this.
This card is so beautiful. I think vellum and parchment make wonderful cards. The colours were great and the wash tape the finishing touch! Loved it.
Hi Virginia, WOW..This is STUNNING!!!! I have missed seeing your AMAZING cards. I have not been online for over 2 months :( This is just truly so beautiful, I love how the alcohol inks look on the vellum, just so beautiful, I have seen alcohol used on all kinds of paper but never vellum so that was very interesting. I so wish you had a video on this, I would love to see the whole process for the flowers, I want to try the alcohol inks, I think this is the coolest way I have seen them done and I am in love with this new build a flower. I also love how you added the washi tape, it’s all the little details and you knocked this one out of the park, as they say!! Well, I missed you, and I will see you over on your blog again. Hugs Tracey
Very pretty, will have to try it.
Beautiful card! The alcohol inks on vellum are one of my favorite ways to add color.
Love your card!! The vellum is so pretty and the addition of the washi tape is awesome.
Wow! I love this card! I really like the look of the transparency of the vellum and the Dotted Washi tape is a perfect compliment to the sentiment. Thank you for giving me some awesome ideas!
this look is so elegant!
Virginia, your coloring with alcohol markers on vellum is stunning! Love your layout!
Such a beautiful card!! :)
Beautiful card. I love using alcohol markers on the reverse side of vellum to my stamping. Mutes the colors a bit and also hides the adhesive.
You have made so many gorgeous cards with alcohol inks and vellum! I absolutely love this one. The color of the larkspur looks so pretty with the green of the leaves and with the black dotted washi tape. I have no luck with using alcohol inks for backgrounds,but with your inspiration, I have tried the alcohol inks with vellum.
Love to win this gift certificate so i can buy a misti or side kick
Stunning card! Loving the alcohol ink on vellum. I’m going to have to try this. The Larkspurs is a gorgeous stamp set!
Another winning design Virginia! So so pretty.
Great technique! I do love the Build a Flower series.
Hello Virginia what a lovely card. I’m so amazed at how great vellum looks with alcohol inks..I have a couple but don’t really know how to use them.
Wow what a beautiful card! I love the vibrant colors and the flowers.
This is so beautiful!!
Absolutely gorgeous, Virginia! Thanks for sharing this awesome technique & the fabulous results! Love this card!
I always gravitate toward the flower stamps and dies so this creation was exactly for me?. What a great job!!!
Virginia, this larkspur on vellum is stunning. I already love the larkspur set…now I double love it after seeing your card. tfs