Altenew Get Inky with Alcohol Inks Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in Total Prizes!)

Hey there! I have been holding this in for a while, and I can finally tell you that I was invited by the amazing Altenew team to be a part of their blog hop as a Guest Designer! I will be participating in a few more hops, and I can’t wait to share all the beautiful stuff I have been playing with. So, here goes…

$300 in total prizes! To celebrate this special blog hop, 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 09/06/2022 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 10 winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 09/08/2022.

I know we all love the wonderful backgrounds that Alcohol Inks make. But I wanted to try using them with a gel plate (and I didn’t have the special paper for the alcohol inks… so, ssshh!!) and it didn’t disappoint. The one thing that I noticed with the inks on the gel plate is that because it is highly pigmented, the inks were very intense. I used a mixture of the Azurite and Amethyst alcohol inks on paper as well as acetate (although I didn’t use it in this project). I also added some drops of the Sugarplums color family on paper that I will use to stamp leaves on.

I used the Mighty Alphabet to create the word Hello with three shades of cardstock. I chose leaves from the Blooming Bouquet stamp set and stamped them strategically over the dots and then die cut them. I placed the below and above the letters. The sentiment stamps is from Fresh Freesia stamp set, that I stamped with black onyx ink. Finally, I added some New Day enamel dots.

Here is the list for the blog hop:

Altenew Card Blog

Therese Calvird

Kelly Taylor

Michelle Short


Nathalie DeSousa

Amber Rain Davis

Kinjal Trivedi –> you are here

Terri Koszler –> next

Karen ReΓ‘tegui

Tenia Nelson


Maryam Perez

Annemarie Caister

Virginia Lu

Rosie Neustaedter

Bridget Casey

Nancy Souza

Reiko Tsuchida ***Note: Due to strict regulations in Japan, you might not be able to leave a comment on her blog post.

Michelle Burnier

Mindy Eggen

Amy Hill

For those new to my page, let me introduce myself. My name is Kinjal and I am popularly known as Mind My Paper, which is my social media handle. I started crafting after moving to the USA in 2015 after my marriage. I am originally from India, but have moved around a bit and I will keep moving around now with my hubby (next country calling soon). I have always been very creative and this was a perfect calling. I am still finding my style, but I am a sucker for a great color combo. I hope you like what you see and I would love it if you could give my page a follow. Thank you for spending time and I hope to keep all of you entertained!

90 thoughts on “Altenew Get Inky with Alcohol Inks Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in Total Prizes!)

  1. Hey, Kinjal! I’m not one bit surprised Altenew invited you to be a guest designer!! You have what it takes, my friend – and I love what you’ve done with the alcohol inks! [I won’t tell a soul you didn’t have that special paper – but thanks for sharing]
    Helllooo GORGEOUS card!
    =] Michele [aka @mfergu01]

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  2. I love your artistic eye. I would have never thought of the blots of ink being stamped on. It is absolutely amazing and creates a completely different look. Thank you for sharing. I love it

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  3. You are very artistic! I really like your card, it is different from others and it is so nice to see your creativity and learn how I can grow and become more creative.

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  4. Welcome! I love the depth of color on your card! I think these alcohol ink colors would make a fabulous card for the men in my life! Thank you for sharing!

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  5. I really enjoy your artistry! Hope I see more from you. Never thought to use a gel press. Thanks for sharing. I don’t use yupo paper. I cheat. Cheap white poster Board from Amazon works pretty well and is so much more reasonably priced. It works for me. When you are retired, you have to come up with cheap alternatives. I won’t scimp on quality inks though and love Altenew!

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    1. Ohh that’s a great tip Gail.. I’m going to have to look it up! Retired or not.. we all appreciate the ability to stretch our supplies and money to buy more crafty stuff πŸ˜„πŸ˜„ thank you for your kind words πŸ’™πŸ’™


  6. For some reason, my comments didn’t post. Love your gel press technique. Thanks. Because I am retired and won’t scimp on quality alcohol inks like Altenew, I use Poster Board from Amazon instead of the expensive Yupo paper. Retired people have to cut corners somewhere. LOVE Altenew products!

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  7. I love how the alcohol ink colors stayed so vibrant. I hate to make my gel press “dirty”, but for results like yours I’ll “give it a go”! πŸ™‚

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  8. I love the color combination you chose! Very complimentary and eye catching. I had never heard of Yupo paper until recently… We used to use alcohol inks on vellum and acetate to create different types of crafty goodness. Your card design is beautiful! I look forward to seeing more of your art!

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  9. Hola, Kinjal! Warm hugs from San Antonio, Texas. πŸ’œ The one time that I tried alcohol inks, I had more ink on me than my project so I think you fared better than I did. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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