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Altenew Paint-A-Flower: Anemone Hop

Altenew Paint-A-Flower: Anemone is here along with brand new Artist Marker Refills! Today, I’m sharing Alcohol Ink Anemones 3 Ways.

Altenew Paint-A-Flower: Anemone

If you made your way here from Nicole Watt’s blog you’re right on track! To start at the beginning head to the Altenew Card Blog.

Altenew Paint-A-Flower release day, the 22nd of each month has quickly become one of my favorite days. You know I love to color flowers, so the Paint-A-Flower series suits me well!

Alcohol Ink Anemones 3 Ways

Paint-A-Flower: Anemone

Altenew Paint-A-Flower: Anemone includes one large flower arrangement and six beautiful mixed font sentiments perfect for encouragement and inspirational cards.

Altenew Paint-A-Flower: Anemone

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Details to create alcohol ink anemones 3 ways are in this short card making video. Watch here or in HD on YouTube. While you’re there I’d love it if you like, subscribe, and ring that bell.

Artist Marker Refills

My Tropical Forest, Sea Shore, and Rose Petal Artist Markers are well-loved and are feeling a bit dry. So I’m ecstatic to have the new refills not only for my markers but for fun alcohol ink techniques too!


Alcohol Ink Painting

I’ve been waiting for Tropical Forest and Sea Shore Artist Marker Refills to release and I couldn’t wait to play! I just adore this color palette. Don’t you?

Paint with alcohol ink

First, I heat embossed Paint-A-Flower: Anemone with gold embossing powder on a 3.75 x 5-inch piece of Yupo paper. If you have the WOW! Dual Speed Heat Tool, use the lowest setting, keep the tool moving, and about 3-4 inches away from the Yupo paper to prevent warping.


Use an inexpensive synthetic bristle brush when painting with alcohol inks. Brushes dry out and become stiff due to the alcohol. Don’t ruin a high-quality brush!


Alcohol Ink Paint-A-Flower: Anemone

Next, I dropped Mountain Mist and Rouge Marker Refill onto the anemones and Bamboo Marker Refill onto the leaves. I used a synthetic brush to paint with the alcohol ink and dried in between colors to prevent unwanted mixing.

Use a pipette or spray a bit of rubbing alcohol onto the panel and cause the ink to bleed outside the embossed lines. Sentiment Strips 2 Stamp Set finished off the card.

Crafting with Coffee Filters

This card was a surprise. It started off as a standard alcohol ink panel. Then after spraying it with alcohol, it looked like a pointillism piece.

Crafting with coffee filters

As I was making the panel, I considered how to incorporate the anemones and sentiment. The anemones would be lost on the alcohol panel if stamped with an alcohol lift technique or even heat embossed because the panel is so busy.

So, I decided to cut down the panel with a rounded rectangle die. In order to keep the die clean, I put a coffee filter over the alcohol ink panel.

Alcohol Ink Card Design

Of course, I didn’t let the panel dry completely, so the coffee filter stuck the alcohol ink panel! I tore off half of the filter and decided I’d stamp the sentiment directly on the coffee filter. Voila! I totally love it!!

The background panel is stamped with Obsidian Pigment Ink anemones and the alcohol ink panel is popped up on fun foam.

Use Your Leftovers

Now you know, I wasn’t letting the leftover alcohol ink frame go to waste. So I masked the left corner of an A2 sized (4.25 x 5.5-inch) white panel, stamped some anemones, and popped up the frame with Darice double-sided adhesive strips.

Alcohol Ink clean and simple card

Although I played around with embellishments, I felt they distracted rather than added to these designs. So, I left each card unembellished.

alcohol ink cas card

1 Stencil 3 Cards No Ink Blending

Today, my crafty friends, Ardyth, Kathya, and Jenny are celebrating 5k YouTube Subscribers with a video hop.

Learn more alcohol ink techniques with the Altenew Bursting Dahlia stencil here.


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Laurie Willison, one of my favorite clean and simple designers, is next on the hop. The full list is below so that you don’t miss one bit of creative genius from this talented group.

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108 Comments

  1. Patty A Eifert says:

    Awesome creations Amber! I know this sounds silly, but I didn’t really know you could “paint” with alcohol inks! Thanks for the tip about using cheap brushes!

  2. Beautiful cards! Love the backgrounds!

  3. Oh, if only my ‘messes’ and mistakes could turn out like yours! I find it so helpful to see that you can work with them! Your cards are amazing! And I am totally loving this newest PAF—-waiting patiently for mine to arrive!

  4. Kathy Dippner says:

    Beautiful cards and backgrounds! I really enjoyed watching your creative process and how you made the coffee filter work in your design.

  5. Lisascreativeniche says:

    Very pretty! Love the black and white stamping in the background!

  6. Heather Mills says:

    Ooo . . these are all so beautiful!! My favorite is the one with the colored frame; so gorgeous!

  7. Annette Higa says:

    Too funny about the coffee filter sticking to the card. Thanks for the laugh and tutorial.

  8. Anna Tooley says:

    Those cards are absolutely gorgeous!

  9. I really enjoyed watching your video and getting some fantastic ideas. I also appreciate the use of leftover pieces to incorporate into another card. Thank you for sharing

  10. Your videos are such fun and informative, which is what keeps me coming for more. And Oh, My I love your “happy accidents”. They are beautiful. I’ve grabbed a straw and some alcohol ink to try your technique and I hope mine turn out as lovely as yours have.

  11. I like how you created these beautiful cards.

  12. Love the way you used the “scrap” as a frame! That card is so pretty!

  13. Tammy Hanson says:

    I love it when you can use the entire art piece and end up with multiple cards. Beautifully done.

  14. Hi Amber! I love watching your videos….so I subscribed to your channel! 🙂 I love how you used the “scrap” frame….the colored frame with the black and white focal point…stunning!

  15. Angela Person says:

    Lovely cards. So excited about Altenew’s new alcohol inks

  16. Susanbcards says:

    Beautiful work with those gorgeous anemone and the alcohol ink refills. I love how you use B/W and color together.

  17. Love all of your projects, so beautiful.

  18. LaQuieta Gibson says:

    Gorgeous alcohol ink colors and awesome techniques!

  19. I’m new to your site & I’m definitely sticking around for more! Your video was so great – I loved seeing & hearing your honest process – thanks for being a regular human (lol)! All of the little tips were so helpful – spraying the alcohol & waiting (hard to do!), going with the coffee filter (brilliant!), showing how you played with the anemone stamp & the frame and ultimately leaving them unembellished. The “white” really makes all of the cards pop with true beauty! Thanks for the inspiration & real life humor!!

  20. Beautiful cards. Love the combination of colours you’ve used. Thanks for a fabulous video.

  21. Marisela Delgado says:

    Absolutely gorgeous cards!

  22. Carol E. Wortman says:

    Beautiful cards! Using ink this way is a great idea!
    Thanks for the inspiration and be safe and stay crafty! ♥️

  23. Susan Young says:

    Awesome card designs, so pretty!

  24. I love your videos Amber. This one was super in that I saw the process & that means a lot to me as it is good to see how you can pull something together instead of filing it in bin 13. So often I have no idea when I’ve made a background & at times I’ve put it away & brought it out three months later & then something comes to me. I do love the first card, although I have to say, I wondered why you kept adding the green as well, yet again, you made something beautiful out of it. I’m also really wanting this Anemone stamp set as they are a delicate flower that come in different colours. I have one growing right outside my one door & it’s a late bloomer.

  25. Bea Connor says:

    Beautiful-love the way you used the colors.

  26. Thanks so much for sharing all the “how-to’s” of making these exquisite creations! I absolutely love the coffee filter card & enjoyed seeing how it came to be. I love your cards & look fwd to your postings!

  27. Laurie Fleuette says:

    Yes, definitely love that color palette! Love these cards and like what you did with the “leftover” frame, because you can’t let such goodness go to waste. Thanks for sharing.

  28. Dawn Jones says:

    Sometimes a mistake can lead to a great design idea. Love the coffee filter for a little mixed media.

  29. Amber Bissonnette says:

    I love the gold embossing paired with the alcohol inks!! And love the way your leftover card looks using the frame!

  30. Amber Bissonnette says:

    I love the gold embossing paired with the alcohol inks!! And love the way your leftover card looks using the frame!!

  31. Inkin' Chickie says:

    Always like getting a look at making two cards from one panel. Great mix and tips.

  32. Bethany Allie says:

    Will have to purchase some coffee filters now. Lovey work.

  33. Sara Wright says:

    I love the frame. Brilliant way to use leftovers… I’m thinking I need some of those tiny sentiment stamps.

  34. Cyndi Morris says:

    Wonderful cards. The first one using alcohol ink painting on the gorgeous anemone is absolutely stunning.

  35. Karen Walker says:

    Gorgeous cards! I love the loose watercolor look, and the way you created your frame is so creative! Tucking that away in my idea folder!

  36. Brenda L. Kuder says:

    Very beautiful cards!

  37. Peg Frushour says:

    Beautiful flowers! Love the backgrounds!!

  38. Danyelle Dillon says:

    Very pretty cards! Love the alcohol colors you used! I really loved how you used your leftovers and made a frame, such a neat trick. Thanks for sharing. Truly inspirational!

  39. Lauryne Cunningham says:

    Your cards are gorgeous! Your coffee filter works lol- I love it! I always enjoy your videos!

  40. Cheryl Heard says:

    Wow! Loved seeing the alcohol ink panels. I don’t have the reinkers but now may ‘need’ them! All the cards are stunning. I loved the colors you chose.

  41. Sue KUJAWA says:

    Love your backgrounds. Great stamp set too.

  42. Wow! Your cards are s creative, Amber!! I love the effect of the coffee filter across the bottom of the panel and the use of the left over frame on the simply stamped one! Thanks so much for all the inspiration! Take care! 🙂

  43. Heidi Rees says:

    Beautiful projects! I love the gold heat embossing and the black inked floral background! Great inspiration!

  44. Julie Wexler says:

    Amber- I can’t begin to tell you how much I appreciate your video with real life in your craft room and making the most of happy accidents- refreshing, reassuring, and inspiring. You married the anemones and the alcohol inks beautifully– even if it took you some time to see the possibilities! Thanks so much for sharing your incredibly creative talents with all of us!

  45. Your cards are gorgeous and so are those alcohol ink colors. Thank you for sharing the video.
    I think my favorite card might be the coffee filter one.

  46. Denise Bryant says:

    Love the way you colored these beautiful anemones! Gorgeous alcohol ink colors and awesome techniques!

  47. Love the cards! Leaving the flowers black and white as the background looks great!

  48. Very nice. Thanks for sharing

  49. Marisela Delgado says:

    Gorgeous colors! I tried alcohol inks once. It did not go well. Haha

  50. Very cool and creative use of the reinkers and the coffee filter😘

  51. Meghan Kennihan says:

    Such clever designs and I LOVE the use of the coffee filter! Great idea! Beautiful colors!

  52. Great use of coffee filter over panel. I really like the framed edge with plain stamped flowers. Great job!

  53. Valerie P says:

    I love the frame for a second card, that equally gorgeous…so clever! Those reinkers are awesome.

  54. Joni Mastronardi says:

    Absolutely gorgeous!

  55. Karyn K Siemering says:

    Love the cards and the alcohol ink pops of color. Gorgeous

    1. I love your use of the scraps

  56. Kathryn Gagne says:

    interesting technique with the coffee filter

    1. These are lovely. Your alcohol inked panel is so pretty. I love the frame with all the white space. Leaving the flowers white really makes it pop. Who would have thought that a coffee filter could serve such a unique and pretty purpose. I always enjoy seeing your work.

  57. Kathryn Gagne says:

    Very interesting, especially the coffee filter project.

  58. Wow! Amber your creations are beautiful! How cool is that coffee filter card! Love them all. Thanks for sharing your video.

  59. Retta Lutte says:

    I learned so much from your tutorial! Thank you so much. I loved all your fortunate mistakes!

  60. Barbara Matthews says:

    Beautiful cards, love this stamp set. Thanks for sharing.

  61. Carolyn R says:

    I do love the the color palette. I haven’t tried using a paint brush with the alcohol inks. I think I should give it try, could be fun.

  62. Savita Zanwar says:

    Amber your creations are super amazing . Using leftover for a card is great idea. Coffee filter idea is so unique . Thanks for inspiration. Hugs.

  63. Thanks for sharing all of your creative tips. Inspiring!

  64. Joanne M Hoffmann says:

    WOWZA…gorgeous project(s)!! So very creatively inspiring!!

  65. Erin Kreiter says:

    I love it when it is possible to make multiple cards all at once, and especially when they use “leftovers”.

  66. Patricia in Texas says:

    I like each or your cards. My favorite is the frame, I love bold color and using alcohol ink. I can visualize many flowers surrounded by either thin, medium, or thick frames. Altenew has so many beautiful flower stamps and all their colors are beautiful. Thanks for the idea.

  67. Beautifully creative cards. Thank you for sharing.

  68. Amber, wow, those are some happy accidents!!! Of course, you have the perfect eye and know what to do with them to create gorgeous cards. Love all three of them! Well done. Thank you for the inspiration and all the very best to you,
    Caro

  69. Cheryl Rigney says:

    You have created such a lovely set of cards!! Thanks for the inspiration.

  70. Dorothy A says:

    Love your cards, especially the one with the alcohol ink frame. Your video was great! You kept me laughing the whole time with your commentary. Loved seeing your process, how you experiment. I do that a lot as well, and my makes are no where near as beautiful as yours!

  71. Dena Hughes says:

    Beautiful work and happy ‘accidents’! Thank you for inspiration.

  72. What fun projects to try. I love your cards and ideas. Thank you.

  73. Michele Kerr says:

    Great inspiration

  74. Your creative use of these new products is stunning. Thanks for sharing these and your tip about the inexpensive brush. Enjoyed the coffee filter experience and your clever way to work with it. Stay well.

  75. Jan Gyore says:

    Love the way you used the alcohol markers. Beautiful cards and then to use a coffee filter. Great inspiration… Still hesitant on using alcohol markers but you have inspired me…..thank you

    1. Thanks, Jan! Alcohol markers are so awesome. They do take some practice though so don’t be too hard on yourself.

  76. barbara lassiter says:

    I love all your cards and want to try the technique you used on the first card, painting the alcohol ink with a brush. I never quite know how to use the backgrounds I created and your ideas are great.

  77. Annette Gordon says:

    Beautiful cards! They are all stunning!

    FYI – I tried to click on the image to be able to pin it, however, it just took me to a general pinterest page and I couldn’t find your cards.

    1. Ooh, thanks for letting me know, Annette. If you hover over the image it should show a little Pinterest icon. When you click that it should bring up the Pinterest dialogue box to save the Pin. I will look into this. Thanks again, Annette!

  78. Laurie Schlichter says:

    Love your color palette. The reinkers are so versatile. The coffee filter is a great surface that adds to the card.

    1. Thanks, Laurie. I loved the coffee filter happy accident. I do hope I can recreate it on other cards too.

  79. Delightful and clever designs! Thanks for sharing.

  80. Beautiful! Love the use of the coffee filter.