soft lily

by jenniferrzasa

Hi there, it's Jen today!

I want to show how you can easily use the water-based properties of Altenew inks to get a soft and pretty look!

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To create this lovely flower, I started with the base image from Layered Lily, and inked it up with our Frosty Pink ink.  Before stamping it onto my watercolor paper, I gave it a quick little spritz with plain water.   This softens the color a bit, and makes the stamped image less precise – much like watercolor!

Once that layer dried, I went in with the next parts of the flower, inking them with Coral Berry, Ruby Red, and Grapevine, spritzing each with water.  Make sure to allow each layer to dry in between so you don't get a muddy mess!  To give more definition to the center of the flower, I stamped it in a light grey ink without spraying with water.  This allows the details to remain.
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Next, I stamped my sentiment from Fresh Freesia in Versafine Onyx Black ink.  To finish off the card, I added strip of grey watercolor patterned paper to my card base, then popped the watercolor paper and black striped cardstock with foam tape.

I hope you give this technique a try, and have fun with our Crisp Dye Inks!

JRza

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Holly Saveur August 17, 2015 - 02:35

Gorgeous!

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tsurutadesigns August 17, 2015 - 09:21

LOVE this.

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Rachael (Ra-shell) August 17, 2015 - 09:46

beautiful!

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Donna Whitten August 17, 2015 - 10:50

So very pretty!

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Shari August 17, 2015 - 10:55

So pretty.

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Lisa Petrella August 17, 2015 - 11:45

WOW!!! Gorgeous!!

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Maureen Reiss August 17, 2015 - 12:32

Really pretty!! I have to try this!! TFS

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Barb Macaskill August 17, 2015 - 15:25

This is so pretty!!! Definitely going to be giving this a try with your inks!!! Thanks for the inspiration!!

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renee m August 17, 2015 - 16:26

What a gorgeous card!

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jintyoo7 August 18, 2015 - 05:08

Love the soft lily and the contrast of the B&W strip is gorgeous!

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Daisies Girl August 20, 2015 - 11:23

So soft and beautiful and it looks so neat with the striking black and white diagonal stripe!! What a stunning card!!!

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