Happy Friday! I am super excited to be joining wonderful design team members for the October 2015 Blog Hop! Altenew just released 12 new wonderful ink pads along with lots of coordinating and stand-alone dies! If you came from May’s blog, you are on the right track. I have a fun project, a step-by-step video tutorial, and a giveaway to share!

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If you know me well, I am a huge sucker for blue. Anything blue is my new best friend – ever since I was young, I loved the color blue. And can you tell I used enough blues for today’s card? *wink* When I found out Altenew’s latest release will include new blue ink colors, I was so stoked and couldn’t wait to play with them.

In today’s video tutorial, you will get a close look at each new ink pad colors and see how well they go together. Altenew’s inks are very juicy, crisp, and doesn’t stain your clean stamp sets as bad as other inks in the market. Their color collections carry different shades which is perfect for stamp layering as well! If you are new to stamp layering, or even stamping, I highly recommend that you get your hand on these and try them out.

I got to play with one of my favorite stamp sets for today’s project and it is called Painted Flowers. Altenew released lots of coordinating dies for current stamp sets and this is one of them. I love the flowy and free look of these images and thought it would be so much fun to create blue shaded flowers using the new ink pads.


I also die cut few flower images and stamp the outline of the flowers with Silver Embossing Powder from WOW. These are so much fun to play with and very easy to work with as well. If you are new to stamp layering, pick up this stamp set and practice. You will find it is so easy to layer these images together.


Painted Flowers Stamp Set
Painted Flowers Die Set
Sea Glass Crisp Dye Ink
Ocean Waves Crisp Dye Ink
Dusk Crisp Dye Ink
Desert Night Crisp Dye Ink
Soft Lilac Crisp Dye Ink
Lavender Fields Crisp Dye Ink
Deep Iris Crisp Dye Ink
Midnight Violet Crisp Dye Ink
Cotton Candy Crisp Dye Ink
Peach Perfect Crisp Dye Ink
Dark Chocolate Crisp Dye Ink
Mango Smoothie Crisp Dye Ink
Frayed Leaf Crisp Dye Ink
Forest Glades Crisp Dye Ink
Evergreen Crisp Dye Ink
Jet Black Crisp Dye Ink
Neenah Solar White 110LB 25PK
SSS Black Cardstock
Versamark Ink Pad
WOW Metallic Silver SF Embossing Powder
WOW Bright White SF Embossing Powder
Be Creative Tape 3mm Roll
3M Foam Tape


To celebrate this release, Altenew will draw three winners who will each receive a $30 gift certificate to their online store. Please leave a comment on the Altenew blog by Friday, October 9 11:59pm EST for a chance to win. The winners will be announced on Saturday, October 10.

For another chance to win a $30 gift certificate, please leave a comment below by Friday, October 9 11:59pm EST for a chance to win. I will pick one lucky winner on October 10!

I hope you enjoyed watching today’s video tutorial and seeing close photo’s of the project. Next on the hop is wonderful designer Yana with an amazing project! Enjoy the rest of the hop and have a wonderful weekend!

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  1. I’m pretty happy there’s more inks. I love seeing these combos with their awesome layered stamps. Great card and thanks for sharing the video. 🙂

  2. I am a sucker for inks – especially great inks and these really fit the bill. Love the layering you get with them. I use them all the time and just can’t get enough. So excited they are coming out with new colors!

  3. Such a beautiful card! Painted Flowers is one of my favorite sets!! Thank you so much for the inspiration..I love the new ink colors that Altenew has released.

  4. I am having a hard time deciding what to get and what not …you gals are not making things easy by making such pretty cards.

  5. This set is one of my all-time favourites and now to have dies for it is fantastic. Such a beautiful card too!

  6. So lovely that you showed a comparison for the new inks. Can’t tell you how much that helps to make a decision of the purchase. Gorgeous card…love the way you layer.

  7. I love blue colors the most. And your blue flowers with silver embossing is so gorgeous. Thank you for the video and great cards.

  8. Your card is beautiful, I love the silver embossed flowers and the colors you used! Tks for sharing your inspiring video and your techniques.

  9. Very beautiful card. M new to altenew stamps definitely going to try some inks. Thanks for the chance to win

  10. Blue is my favorite color, too and these are gorgeous! Love the Painted Flower set and how you created the background, making a beautiful card.

  11. Awesome job on the blue! 😉 I always have troubles with it… I would say that mine faves are yellows and reds… 😉 Thanks for sharing a video! That’s lovely!

  12. What a beautiful card, those colours are gorgeous! The touch of silver embossing is lovely. Thanks for the tip on embossing after stamping, too!

  13. I’m getting some major inspiration high from reading your blog! You’re so talented Nicole! And thanks for making videos on Youtube! I myself make videos too and I keep learning from people like you!!

  14. Thank you for the video tutorial!!! …and for the extra chance to win some more lovely Altenew products.

  15. Painted petals is such a beautiful set and now I have some more ways to use it. Thanks for the video, too.

  16. Nicole, your love for blue comes through with stunning creativity on your card. Absolutely gorgeous! And your video is, as always, simply marvelous!

  17. Altenews new release is awesome…the new ink colors….yummy! Your card inspiration today is just lovely.

  18. Very pretty card! I love the Altenew inks. They stamp crisply and make picking color combos for layering really easy for me.

  19. A total newbie to the line but I’m loving it & your card is divine. Thanks for a chance to win even more stuff!

  20. I agree, you are amazing! Such a beautiful card and a big thanks for the video and a chance to win!!!

  21. Thank you for sharing your expertise. I bought the blue inks from CTMH recommended by Tasnim for the layered roses. I just love blues in flowers as they are unexpectedly feminine. The new inks brought out by Altenew are beautiful and the combinations of all the different blues are gorgeous. I love the silver with the blues. Thank you again for all your inspiration.

  22. Beautiful card!! I absolutely love how this turned out and can’t wait to get those stamps to make some myself 😀 Thank you for having this raffle too!

  23. Nicole, what a fresh design! Love your blue flowers. I am happy that Altenew extended dies line with these dies. I have Painted Flowers stamp set, dies will help to use them differently for sure

  24. I’ve got the painted flowers stamp set in my stash. I just want to go play! Thank you for the inspiration. And love the blue!

  25. What a pretty card, Nicole! Thanks for showing all the new colors on the video – they look so yummy. I’m really happy to see coordinating dies for some of the sets I already own.

  26. Love the embossing around the edges of the flowers.
    The flowers are colored so nicely.
    Beautiful card
    thanks for sharing

  27. I am a new fan to altenew and this stamp set was my first purchase. I have had so much fun experimenting with it and cant wait to add the die set to my collection. I loved watching your video and cant wait to see more. Thanks for the inspiration!

  28. A lovely video Nicole and the card is so pretty. I love the way you have added the die cut and embossed flowers over the top of several of the already stamped flowers and the sentiment stands out beautifully in white on the black card. x

  29. Painted Flowers is one of my favourites & your card looks gorgeous in those blues. Thanks for a great video & such lovely inspiration.

  30. wow…. awesome inspiration and those blue inks look awesome to behold! thanks for the great card shares..

  31. Very pretty card, Nicole! Thank you for the chance to win!! (Sorry if I commented twice, I can’t see my comments on a couple of the blogs on this blog hop)

  32. LOVE the new ink colors and I’m so excited for the Painted Flower dies – especially now that I’ve seen your gorgeous card!

  33. I have been wondering which of the Altenew sets to order. Now I know. Thanks for demonstrating the painted flowers. Good video!!!!

  34. Your videos are top-notch & always inspire me! So appreciate the color comparison & the background technique is perfectly lovely! Thank you, Nicole!

  35. Your card is lovely! The painted flower set is on my wish list, love these flowers! Gorgeous new ink colors! Thanks for a great video!

  36. I love the blues (and lilacs) from this release as well. I can’t wait to order them for myself. Your card is beautiful! Hmmm…maybe I need to add the painted flowers stamps to my order.

  37. What a beautiful card! Love the colors and stamps set. Hard to resist. I really like the sentiment embossed in white on black card
    stock. Looks like typewriter printing in a way.

  38. Thank you for all the information on the inks. Your video was very informative with creativity and tips. Your card is fantastic!

  39. Very nice card. I liked your color scheme and the introduction of the new colors along with the tips on how to use the stamp set. Thanks for sharing.

  40. Watched your video. Love the idea of popping up some of the stamped images especially now with all the coordinating dies being released. Thanks for the idea. Can’t wait to cardlift your creation.

  41. I’m so excited to see the new ink colours! Beautiful additions to the existing inks:) love them all !

  42. GORGEOUS inks and DELIGHTFUL card – LOVE IT!!!
    THANK YOU SO MUCH for the video too, what a wonderful introduction and an INSPIRATION too, you make layered stamping look & sound easy enough for me to try 🙂
    THANK YOU for the chance to win, it would be wonderful to have the chance to shop for some of these new inks for a workout just like yours!!!

  43. GORGEOUS inks and DELIGHTFUL card – LOVE IT ALL!!!

    THANK YOU SO MUCH for the video too, what a wonderful introduction and an INSPIRATION too, you make layered stamping look & sound easy enough for me to try 🙂
    THANK YOU for the chance to win, it would be wonderful to have the chance to shop for some of these new inks for a workout just like yours!!!

  44. I love blue as well & the Painted Flowers are awesome! So happy about the matching dies. Thanks for sharing your video.

  45. The Painted flowers is definitely one of my most favorite stamps ever… And with these inks it looks so much prettier 🙂 How I love your card! Sheer Gorgeousness!

  46. I just love the dimensions in this card! Clever clever clever! Definitely feeling inspired to try something like this. The colours are perfectly matched as well!

  47. Very pretty card. I love blue too!! I seen your periscope and enjoyed you sharing all those lovely ink colors.

  48. Glad to see another take on adding fun background. Thanks also for showing a closeup of the new ink colors!

  49. Love your cards, they are beautifully made! I love Altenew’s new realeases. Their ink pads are crisp!

  50. I too, love the color blue!! Any shade works for me!! Your blue flowers are divine!!! LOVE the enw ink colors and hope to be able to get them soon! TFS!

  51. Beautiful card…love the Painted Flowers stamp set and I am so happy Altenew released the coordinating dies. 🙂

  52. What Gorgeous shades of blue on those pretty blooms. Love the background u created!! And you did an awesome job on the Video !!
    TFS & for the chance to win ! Hugs

  53. I’m in Love with the different shades of blue inks!! And this card is just awesome! Painted Flowers is one of my most fav sets & I love the gold touch to it! Pretty Card !

  54. Thanks so much for sharing your card & techniques! I love how you used embossing powder for one of the stamp layers!

  55. Love the video! I am loving all the new stamps that are coming out. I just need to get the all! (giggle)

  56. Blue is my favourite colour too and I just love this stamp set, think it was the first one I purchased!! Gorgeous card and love how you gave it dimension and stamped the leaves in black as well without colouring.

  57. Nicole, this is such a beautiful card!!!! I love how use used the silver embossing powder on some of the outlines, and the video was so helpful and inspiring!!! Love it!! ☺️