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Altenew Build-A-Flower: Indian Lotus Hop + Video

Altenew Build-A-Flower stamp sets aren’t just for layer stamping. Today, I’m sharing how to combine stamps with gel press and 3 different mediums: dye ink, pigment ink, and acrylic paint.

Altenew Build-A-Flower: Indian Lotus

Many thanks to Carol Hintermeier for relaying you over to my blog. To start at the beginning of the hop, visit the Altenew Card Blog.

How-To Video

Experimenting with different ways to use supplies is one of my favorite crafty past times. Layering sets often come with an outline stamp which is easy to color with different media. I’ve even stamped abstract background panels with detail layers stamps.

Altenew Build-A-Flower: Indian Lotus | Gel Press + Stamps & 3 Media

The same can be said of ink pads. They can be used for watercolor, direct ink to paper techniques, ink blending, and more. Today, I’m pairing stamps with the gel press and comparing three different media: dye inks, pigment inks, and acrylic paint.

All the details for gel press with 3 different media + stamps are in this cardmaking video tutorial. Watch here or in HD on YouTube. While you’re there I’d love it if you subscribe and share with friends.


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Build-A-Flower: Indian Lotus

The Build-A-Flower: Indian Lotus includes a beautiful 4-layer bloom complete with 3-layer lily pad and 8 encouraging sentiments.

Altenew Build-A-Flower: Indian Lotus

$200 in total prizes!

To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $20 gift certificate to 5 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 05/06/2021 for a chance to win.

Altenew will draw 7 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 05/08/2021.

Gel Press & Dye Ink
Dye Ink & Enchanted Gold Pigment Ink
Indian Lotus with Gel Press & Dye Ink
Dye Ink & Enchanted Gold Pigment Ink
Gel Press with Pigment Ink & Altenew Build-A-Flower: Indian Lotus
Mixed Media Pigment Ink & Enchanted Gold Pigment Ink
Gel Press with Acrylic Paint & Pigment Ink
Acrylic Paint & Enchanted Gold Pigment Ink

$200 In Total Prizes!

To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $20 gift certificate to 5 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 05/06/2021 for a chance to win.

Altenew will draw 7 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 05/08/2021.

Metallic Watercolor Video

Have you ever watercolored embossed paper? Check out this incredibly easy and stunning card making technique in my latest Color Connection With Amber video.


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Next Stop

The next stop on the hop is my fellow Altenew Educator Erin Thompson. For the full list of our talented artists, visit the Altenew Card Blog.

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53 Comments

  1. Another absolutely fantastic video — thank you so much, Amber! I was wondering what the difference between all those inks on the gel pad would be

  2. Pauline Abeysekera says:

    Love what you created! My sister just bought a gel for us to play with so it’s great to see what you’ve done – thanks!

  3. Sandra Baggarly says:

    Absolutely amazing! Your cards just blow me away!

  4. Silvia Hutchinson says:

    Beautiful cards!! I especially love the one with the dark blue background

  5. Beautiful cards. What a great way to use the stamps.

  6. Dorothy Ayotte says:

    Wow! Stunningly beautiful. Reminds me of lovely Asian art work. I can’t wait to try your technique. Thanks for the inspiration.

  7. Elizabeth Kuhn says:

    Each of these cards and individual mediums are so neat! I love to see the results of what mixing them can make ❤️

  8. Denise Bryant says:

    Beautiful designs and colors!

  9. Cyndi+Morris says:

    Beautiful, unique cards. I love the techniques. I recently purchased a gel press and I can’t wait to try that one.

  10. Beverly Jordan says:

    Biliary idea to uses gel press!! Your acrylic paint colors are my fav!! Really added such depth to the artistic imagery cards!! The added gold was my fav part as well!

  11. Sharon Gullikson says:

    I just love how the flowers look like wood cuts. Very cool

  12. Absolutely stunning! Love all the cards, especially the acrylic paint with torn sides.

  13. Julie Heiser says:

    Very informative video, I’ve been considering getting a gell press.
    I love the layered acrylics, just beautiful.

  14. Wow, your style is so beautifully creative! I love all the cards and the techniques are fabulous. Thank you for the video showing your process!

  15. Roxanne Tellini says:

    I like the zen card best. That sentiment just matches perfectly!

  16. Dhruvika Patel says:

    Never thought to do such a technique this is such a unique way to make a card. Would love to make a card with this.

  17. Stacey Kowbel says:

    Beautiful technique! Love how you used the stamp here!

  18. Lauryne Cunningham says:

    Your cards are really cool- I love all of them! I’ve only used oxide inks on my gel press. I need to give my dye inks a try. Thank you for the video!

  19. Inkin' Chickie says:

    I really like the look of these. I will check out the video later because I need to put my gel press to use.

  20. Patricia Wilson says:

    Your metallic watercolor cards were amazing. I have all these embossing folders that I never really use and you have inspired me to do so. Thanks so much.

  21. Patricia Wilson says:

    Loved your gel press flowers on these cards. Interesting to see the different mediums used and how they came out. You’re right, I bought the gel press and it has yet to come out of the package. Now you’ve inspired me to try it. Thanks for your interesting videos.

  22. Fantastic video! You have inspired me to try my gel press again.

  23. Jill Rauenhorst says:

    Loved the darkest print you made the best, but that gold matalic really stepped up all the cards! The gel press fascinates me, I may have to spiurge. Thanks for the great video.

  24. Penny McRobert says:

    Thanks Amber, really liked the different results you got from each medium. Love the what the Gold did.

  25. Catherine L says:

    Such cool cards! I’ve debated getting a gel press but am trying to stay strong and hold off, haha. I really love what you’ve done with yours.

  26. Lovely cards! I’ve got to dust off my gel press, thanks for the inspiration!

  27. Meghan Kennihan says:

    These are stunning! What a cool technique!!!

  28. Barbara+Hill says:

    I was just playin with my gel press for backgrounds. It’s always good to know how to do more!

  29. Joni Mastronardi says:

    Absolutely gorgeous

  30. Carolyn Reiners says:

    Beautiful backgrounds with the gel press. I bought one a couple of weeks ago and haven’t used it yet. Guess I better get started with your inspirations.

  31. Melissa Leftrick says:

    These are stunning! Gorgeous backgrounds!!!

  32. I recently bought a gel press after seeing some videos. Now you have given me even more reason to start playing with it. The gold definitely sings on your cards. The depth you achieved with the paint is amazing.
    I can’t choose a favorite! Thanks for the videos and inspiration.

  33. Susan Babcock says:

    Wow, those are beautiful. I watched the video and the gold is unbelievable. I tried it but my gold ink pad is too dry, I’ll have to get a new one and try again.

  34. Susan Babcock says:

    Wow! I really like that you made your card in a new way, it’s a great, interesting look. Thank you for sharing your talent!

  35. I need to get me a gel press and try out this techniques. 💕 the different look each medium provides, Thanks for the inspiration and video Amber!

  36. Maureen Reiss says:

    Really Gorgeous prints!!! I love your cards!!! and my Gelli plates!!! lol

  37. Kristine Boydstun says:

    Wow! The gel press in my next crafting goal. These are beautiful!

  38. laura-jane smyth says:

    I loved these cards and your use of the gel press is amazing…..I love using it and uve really inspired me to try metallic inks….I used them years ago and couldn’t get on with them but this video has made me want try again lol

  39. Cindy Graham says:

    Gorgeous cards; thanks for the video on the gel press – great!

  40. Jeannie H says:

    Wowee. These are stunning cards. Absolutely gorgeous. So creative!

  41. Joni J. Seith says:

    I love your videos.

  42. Love these cards, Amber! The touches of gold add so much. Terrific videos, too.

  43. Eileen Rutherford says:

    WOW, loved all the cards and your video. Time to pull out my gel press. Thanks for the inspiration.

  44. Debbie Anderson says:

    I am INLOVE with these cards, you make me want to run to my desk to try out this technique! I don’t use my gell press enough, but this video totally inspired me to try it out today. I especially like the comparison of the three techniques. I have been unimpressed with my attempts using dye ink, but I have a good selection of pigment pads and I will play around with them Thank you!

  45. Alma Dirpaul says:

    I have not tried gel press yet, but you make it look amazing.

  46. Bernadette says:

    Wow! Thanks for the video. It really shows the differences with the different inks and was very informative. Love the lotus flower.

  47. Wonderful video comparing the different ink usage with the gel press. I keep looking at buying one and yesterday decided to go for it ( I had watched a recent gel press video of yours). Of course the size I wanted was out of stock. The gold adds so much to each of the designs!

  48. I just pulled out my gel press yesterday! Just in time for your fabulous video tutorial. The funky card with the torn edges was my favorite. But really any of the gold was my favorite. Thanks for a great gel press inspirational video.