Altenew's Enchanted Iris

Hello everyone!  I'm Vicki Finger from Twinkling Paper Studio and I am here today sharing my first post as a Design Team Member for is a small start-up company based in the Metropolitan Seattle area. Kraftgali is just getting started but already carries one of my favorite brands, Altenew!  Today, I am using the Enchanted Iris Stamp Set.

For today's card, I arranged the images on a piece of Canson Bristol Watercolor Paper and then slipped it into my MISTI with the stamps still in place, then closed the door to picked them up. I use the Canson Bristol 99% of the time because it has a smooth surface and is easy to stamp on even if you don't have the MISTI tool.  The color also easily glides across the surface because of the smoothness. For the type of watercoloring I am doing, this paper is perfect.  If I was doing more traditional watercolor, I would use a heavier watercolor paper.

Next, I stamped the images in Versamark and heat set them with Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  I used Distress Markers in Picked Raspberry, Seedless Preserves, and Mowed Lawn with a water brush.  I use the Zig Watercolor Long Brush that carries in the store.  If you don't have Distress Markers, you could use any water based, dye inks by putting the color on an acrylic block or your craft mat and using it with a water brush or even a regular paint brush. I have both options but most of the time I use my Water Brush.  I love to use Distress Markers and Distress Inks for this technique because they are formulated to react with water, so they are easy to work with and they are also pretty forgiving if you make a mistake.  You can even watercolor using the newer Distress Oxide Inks in the same way.  I love the translucence of the regular Distress Inks so I haven't tried that yet, but I probably will in a future post so I can let you all see how that works.

In case you haven't heard, there are 12 new Distress Oxide Inks that started shipping this week. Princy has them available in the store as a pre-order so you might want to reserve yours today. I happen to know that her first shipment is already sold out and this 2nd release has many of the most popular colors in the Distress line up; Picked Raspberry, Abandoned Coral, Candied Apple, Wild Honey, Twisted Citron, Lucky Clover, Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean, Seedless Preserves, Antique Linen, Frayed Burlap, and Black Soot.  I'm so excited to add these new colors to my collection of the original 12. Ranger has committed to doing all 60 colors, 12 at a time, so there are still 36 more colors to come.  No one knows how fast they will be released though - no schedule has been given at this time.


Once I finished watercoloring my embossed image and had let it dry, I gave it a spritz of shimmer mist all over.  Then I used my Wink of Stella on the blooms to give them a bit more sparkle and shine. Once that part was dry, I cut it with a stitched rectangle die.  I also cut a larger stitched rectangle from Rich Razzleberry Paper (SU!) for a mat and then mounted it all to a top folding card base made from 110# White Card Stock.  I added a few Sugarplum colored sequins using Ranger Multi Medium Matte to finish off my card.

Thank you so much for stopping by today.  Be sure to stop over and check out the Kraftgali Store where there is a 15% off  Sale through July 5th at 11:59 PM PST.


  1. Gorgeous card as always, Vicki! Congratulations on this well deserved position! Excited to learn about this new online store. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Lovely card & an amazing post. Thank you for sharing Vicki!