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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This is an amazing kit! I am thrilled the layering stencils work with the stamps and the embossing folders. So many possibilities.
I’ve been looking for a flower that really “speaks” to me and you finally have it in these lilies. Beautiful. Gorgeous cards.
these are such pretty cards!
these are cute cards
just love the foiling on the lillies!
When I saw the cards you made I literally drew my breathe in. They are beautiful. I am a beginner and I dont think I could accomplish what you made. It is inspiring to see the creations and I just had to follow you.
I’m super Excited to receive my Feathered Lilies kit!
Love this site, love the ideas, love the products. Making cards is relaxing fun and a much-needed break in a busy week.