Altenew Craft Your Life: Feathered Lilies

You should have arrived here from the lovely Rebecca Sogn
It is my honor to be asked to inspire you in using this wonderful kit in its debut.  I chose to use the embossing folder that gives dimension to the simple piece of cardstock.

There is so much beauty in this folder I didn’t want to cut any of it off, therefore I made a 5.5” square card instead of an A2 size card.  One of my favorite card color combinations is pink and gray.  I chose to apply ink to the embossing folder using a brayer – first I pressed my Cloudy Night ink cube onto my glass media mat, sprayed it with water, then picked up the wet ink with my brayer.  I applied this ink to the raised portion of the embossing folder that was the background – this would then create a white flower against the gray background.  White flowers are hard to create but this is one way to make them stand out.  To give a bit more pazazz to the stamen, I used a silver pen over them.

It was time to add color with Coral Berry Mixed Media Ink.  I again pressed the ink pad to my media mat and spritzed it with water.  This time, though, I used a fanned paint brush to pick of the color, tapping it over the card to splatter the pink.  I trimmed it down slightly to allow for a pink boarder matching the boarder to the ink color.  For the sentiment, I stamped in Coral Berry Ink on a die cut from the Altenew Apothecary Labels Stamp & Die Bundle. To help it stand out I edged the label with the Cloudy Night gray ink.  For finishing touches I added some sparkly silver chunky glitter.

This was a delightful card to make and one that could be made in quantity.  It would be a great card to make in sets with different colors, reversing colors, or making in rainbow colors.  What a nice gift this would be to give a friend, teacher, or another crafty friend.  I hope you enjoy this awesome Craft Your Life embossing folder!

The Craft Your Life Project kits are so spectacular and you get so much with each of them, I encourage you all to get a subscription at – You won’t be sorry!

Giveaway Prizes

$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 is the amazing Nancy Souza

Have a great day!

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Danielle Dunlop

Michelle Short

Teresa Litchfield

Terri Koszler

Juhi Khanna

Nathalie DeSousa

Fiona Duff

Reiko Tsuchida

Rachael Shedeed

Therese Calvird

Maryam Perez

Linda Parker

Annemarie Caister

Rebecca Sogn

Penny Pynnonen

Nancy Souza

Pam Boedeker

Colleen Balija

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32 thoughts on “Altenew Craft Your Life: Feathered Lilies

  1. christine ohl January 12, 2022 / 9:19 am

    This is beautiful!


  2. Karen Erickson January 12, 2022 / 11:01 am

    Beautiful card


  3. Kari Boatner January 12, 2022 / 11:02 am



  4. Laura Matthews January 12, 2022 / 11:40 am

    Love the details!


  5. Kristin Johnson January 12, 2022 / 12:00 pm

    L.O.V.E. your pink and gray combo. Stunning!


  6. Donna Walls January 12, 2022 / 12:51 pm

    Very pretty, love how the coral brings attention to the lovely embossing.


  7. LAQUIETA GIBSON January 12, 2022 / 1:23 pm

    Very unique and out of the box use of the embossing folders and these color choices. Amazing work i love this and would love to receive this card!


  8. Carol McCready January 12, 2022 / 3:06 pm

    Love the monotone color and the red border.


  9. Jeanne Rice January 12, 2022 / 6:42 pm

    Very pretty card. Thanks for sharing.


  10. Kris Layne January 13, 2022 / 12:47 am

    Very pretty and would indeed make a nice gift set in varying colors!


  11. Stacey Hemingway January 13, 2022 / 4:35 am



  12. Angela C. Posch January 13, 2022 / 5:24 am

    Pretty card.


  13. Lauryne Cunningham January 13, 2022 / 8:45 am

    What a gorgeous card! I love your brayer technique and the beautiful colors!


  14. Barb in Kazoo January 13, 2022 / 8:48 am

    Lovely card, I really like how you used the embossing folder and ink to feature the white flower. thanks for sharing


  15. Jeanne Beam January 13, 2022 / 10:17 am

    Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing…


  16. vickiedavis77 January 13, 2022 / 9:21 pm

    Great card! Love the soft colors.


  17. Inkin' Chickie January 14, 2022 / 3:05 am

    Nice project share for the kit. I like the label use for the greeting.


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  19. Susan Babcock January 14, 2022 / 7:21 am

    Lovely card, such a wonderful kit.


  20. Tammy Federspiel January 15, 2022 / 9:50 am

    I love the elegance and simplicity of this card!


  21. Shawn C Harcrow January 16, 2022 / 2:00 am

    Love the simplicity!


  22. Retta Rae Lutte January 16, 2022 / 10:15 am

    I can never get my backgrounds to look good when adding to embossing folder. thanks for the tip of using a brayer. Can’t wait to try this. Beautiful!


  23. sue January 16, 2022 / 8:58 pm

    Beautiful! Love the technique!


  24. Susan Young January 17, 2022 / 12:47 am

    So pretty!


  25. Linda Crowley January 17, 2022 / 11:54 am

    This is a fantastic kit and your card is beautiful!


  26. Audrey Rodriguez January 17, 2022 / 8:38 pm

    Not sure how you used so few products to make such a wonderful card, but there you go.


  27. Liz O. January 18, 2022 / 7:43 pm

    Lovely design Penny. This is a very pretty kit. Thanks for the inspiration!


  28. dorothyayotte January 18, 2022 / 11:02 pm

    Very pretty and soft colors. I like the gray.


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