Hi everyone and welcome to our first Craft Your Life Project Kit release of 2022 – Feathered Lilies! It's Jenny here, and today I'm going to show you how I combine the new kit with Alcohol Ink for a gorgeous, flowing look to match those petals. Today's post kicks off our inspiration blog hop and giveaway showcasing the new release, and there are 10 gift cards up for grabs!
Craft Your Life Project Kit: Feathered Lilies
Floral beauty and messages of love all in one! The stamp set features a beautiful bouquet of lilies, elaborate leaves, and baroque elements. The minimalist style is a colorist's dream, as it provides plenty of open space to add coloring and shading. Not a coloring enthusiast? Our coordinating coloring stencils make adding color sweet and simple. Finally, we have maximized this stamp set with tons of sentiments so you can stay in touch with your loved ones.
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I've created two cards today that both feature alcohol inks, two different ways. The cards are both really quick to pull together, so I encourage you to play with the ink and have fun creating your inked panels.
I used alcohol ink cardstock for my cards – you could also use other glossy cardstock such as Yupo paper (but not the heavy kind as this doesn't dry emboss too well). I also used an alcohol ink blending solution (you can also use isopropyl alcohol for similar effects). I'm using three colors from the Altenew Artists Markers Alcohol Ink Refills – Fresh Lemon, Puffy Heart, and Arctic.
I added some of the solution to the cardstock first, then dropped my colors in, adding more solution to help them blend out. I also pushed them around with air (I used a dust cleaner puffer but you can use a straw). The Puffy Heart and Fresh Lemon blended together in areas to make little orangey colors. The ink dries very rapidly but you still get plenty of time to push it around to get rid of any hard lines and create lovely, wispy colors.
On the pinky background, I also pushed some of the ink together to have a darker line to which I touched some gold deco foil which adheres to the ink and leaves a pretty sliver of metallic sheen in the ink.
I used the Feathered Lilies Embossing Folder in the Project Kit and ran it through my die cutting machine with the yellow panel. I then trimmed out the outline of the image on one edge (which is easier than it looks, the embossed cardstock pulls away as the scissors touch it in most areas). Next, I adhered it to a white notecard with Instant Dimension Foam Tape. The sentiment was stamped with Obsidian Pigment Ink onto the notecard. To tie in with the ink and brighten the background, I splattered a little Warm Sunshine Metallic Ink Spray and adhered a few yellow iridescent gems.
For the second card, I heat embossed the entire Feathered Lilies image in Antique Gold Crisp Embossing Powder on white cardstock, then die cut it out. As it is such a large piece, I trimmed it and overlaid it onto the background to create an almost bouquet look. The sentiment was heat embossed with Pure White Crisp Embossing Powder on Jet Black Cardstock and popped on top. To finish, I added a few Antique Gold Sequins.
You can see more details on how I created this in my video over on the Altenew YouTube channel:
$300 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $25 gift certificate to 8 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 01/18/2022 for a chance to win.
Altenew will draw 10 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 01/20/2022.
Your next stop on today's hop is Vicky Papaioannou!
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As usual amazing release ❤️
Altenew has the most beautiful stamps. Just gorgeous!
These cards are stunning. I have never entered before but would love to win a chance at this. I love this company. They sent me a thank you at Christmastime. I was so grateful!
Looove Altenew products they are GORGEOUS!! Thank you!!😊
This is my favorite flower the Lily and I’m so excited to see what Altenew and the design team has in store for us.
Love this look. I’m going to try this today.
Love the Liles!
These kits make absolutely spectacular cards!
Beautiful cards! Alcohol inks are on my to-do list this year :)
So many ideas!
What a beautiful Kit. This kit will make some very beautiful cards etc. I love all the Altenew products I have purchased.
Beautiful cards. Thanks for the great crafty ideas.
These lillies are so beautiful!
Beautiful cards and stamp set! Can’t wait to get it.
Love the delicate design of the flowers and the gorgeous Inspirations by Jenny!
Beautiful cards. Can’t wait to try the 2nd one and add the layers.
Fantastic kit – I love lilies and this will be a great addition to my stash!
O, Jenny!! Both cards are lovely, but I am especially intrigued by the second. I vaguely remember learning at some time long ago about pressing foil onto still sticky alcohol inks, yet haven’t ever tried it and it sort of fell off the iceberg! The effect is very elegant and goes well with the rose gold heat embossing. The finished card is by far my favorite.
Beautiful kit and cards!
From Ohio❤ boy mom ❤making card to cheer up my neighbors and family through this pandemic.
Love the designs and truly love the background in the second card.
Pretty lilies and I like the sentiments.
OMG!! This set is outrageously stunning!! They are the most beautiful lily design I’ve ever seen! All the different idea samples are mind-blowingly gorgeous
Ohh I love all the elements of this beautiful flower!!
Beautiful! The craft your life series never disappoints.
This looks like a gorgeous kit! Your cards are beautiful.
Two lovely looks from this release which offers a lot! I’m always interested in alcohol ink used as backgrounds or as die cuts! Thanks!
Lovely cards! Thanks for sharing how you made them!
This is the most gorgeous lily stamp I have ever seen. My favorite flower. Seems like every craft your life release just gets better and better.
This months’ CYL is stunning! I couldn’t resist purchasing it so let’s keep that just between us..okay? Well Done Altenew!
I just finished my first ever blog hop! My brain is buzzing and my art supplies are calling my name. Now time to get the feathered lillies!
I love the layering stencils… great idea!
I just ordered this kit. I can’t wait to create something with it.
What a beautiful new set! Your cards are gorgeous!
Gorgeous!! Love this beautiful kit!
Lots of possibilities with this gorgeous kit! I love the beautiful lilies!
Beautiful cards! Love the elegant look of the gold embossing! stunning!
So gorgeous! This lillies kit is amazing–the stamps, dies, stencil and embossing folder set is stunning. Thanks for sharing with us.
Wow – another beautiful Craft Your Life kit by Altenew.
Such a gorgeous set!
Beautiful! I want one of everything!
Your cards are absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for sharing.
Great new kit! Love the rose gold embossed lily.
The Iris flower is one of my favorite! This is a beautiful set.
This new set is just stunning! and I love the artwork. All of it. This showcase is certainly a must have. Thank you for the wonderful inspiration — and the chance towin.
Beautiful card. Love the video , great tips. Fantastic card kit.
Love these lilies – beautiful creations.
The kit and cards you have made from it are amazing! Wish I could subscribe to the monthly kits but we are paying off hospital bills from my lung surgery and therapy.
What a beautiful kit and cards! Thanks for the inspiration!