Happy Thursday! A combination of dye inks and pigment inks are not a common go-to method I reach for often, but today’s project provided a perfect canvas for it and I am excited to share it with you.

Altenew just release a set of stamps, dies, stencils, enamel pins, and pigment inks! There are lots to choose from and I will be sharing one of my favorite stamps from this release along with new pigment inks for today’s project.


Less is definitely more in today’s card and I wanted to share a project you can quickly put together while achieving a beautiful, sophisticated look.

Blue with gold is one of my favorite color combos – a splash of gold on blue shades are so soft, feminine, and elegant. I wanted to showcase exactly that on the card above.

The Ornate Foliage stamp set can look intimidating, but it is very fun and straightforward to layer and fill in the outlines. You can also use the outline image alone to color with your coloring mediums, but the fill-in images are so easy and quick to complete the look.

For today’s blue combination, I am using Lapis Lazuli ink color with a hint of Antique Gold pigment ink. I am sharing my thoughts on the best way to stamp with pigment ink in the video tutorial above if you’d like to check out.

The crisp black outline image was stamped using the Obsidian pigment ink – it is fast trying black pigment ink perfect for all stamping needs, and it’s watercolor friendly and heat-embossable.

You can also try mixing in a red color family for this look, or even purple color family for more of a retro look. The possibilities are truly endless and totally up to your personal taste!

I made this for my mom for Mother’s day, so I chose a sweet sentiment from Mother’s Love stamp set.


What are some of your favorite products from today’s release? Share your picks below by commenting, I’d love to hear what you all like and love!


See below for all the products used in today’s project. Click ATN for Altenew, EH for Ellen Hutson, SSS for Simon Says Stamp, orย AMZ for Amazon. I participate in several affiliate programs where I get a small commission at no additional cost to you when products are purchased through links I share here. Thank you for your support!


There are TWO giveaways you can enjoy!

  1. Altenew is giving away SIX $50 gift certificates to Altenew store! Make sure to visit their blog and leave a comment to win.
  2. My blog readers get another chance to win a $20 gift certification to Altenew store! Please leave me a comment below by May 17th, 11:59pm PST. All winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 5/18/2019 Good luck!!


I am participating in a fun blog hop to celebrate today’s release! Next stop on the hop is Jeanne Jachna! Make sure to stop by and leave some love for her! Please see below for the full blog hop list.