Happy Thursday! Today’s blog post features two different cards sharing an easy way to stamp various images to create different backgrounds and feels.

Altenew is releasing a great line of new stamps, dies, mask stencils, and awesome watercolor pan set, along with a brand-new cutting mat! I will share more projects in the upcoming weeks showcasing these awesome products, so make sure to stay tuned!

For today’s cards, I wanted to share a way for you to easily create cards with using 1 stamp set and a couple of dye inks.

The first card is using different shades of blue and gray – this would be a quick card you can create for any male in your life. Even if these are floral images, you could easily tone it down with any shades of neutral colors.

This particular stamp set has large and small scales of flowers and foliages that are great for background stamping or focal points. I simply focused on the top left portion of the card to start with and went towards the right bottom corner of the card while filling the space with images.

The white space on the bottom of the card is perfect for making your sentiment shine.

The next card was created with just three shades of one color. This is so easy to create when you work with a dye ink that already comes in different shades!

The monochromatic look is a great way to create a unique look on your cards without too many supplies. You can play with a bunch of different color tones to see which monochromatic looks you like the best!

For this card, I focused the background to be on the bottom and stamped various sized images with different shades. The top portion of the card was left in white for sentiments.

Once I was done with both cards, I wanted to add some sparkles so I took an iridescent ink spray and gold metallic ink spray and splattered the beautiful shiny pigments over the card fronts.


Do you have a favorite product from today’s release? Share your choice by commenting below and you will automatically be entered into a giveaway!


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 the 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 the Altenew store! Please leave me a comment below by 02/20/2020. All winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 02/21/2019 Good luck!!


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

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  1. Love this Tri-tone technique Nicole! The new Watercolor Roses set is very pretty, I can see myself struggling to stay within budget after finishing this hope ;). Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. Great Cards Nicole! I love this two/three tone stamping technique. I’m definitely using it with my projects. Thank you for sharing with us your amazing work!

  3. I love your cards and limiting the colors would make for quicker card making when I’m rushed for time! I really love the Watercolor Blooms stamp set in this release!

  4. I always get so much inspiration from you. Once again you knocked it out of the park. Beautiful cards.

  5. I always find so much inspiration from you. You knocked it out of the park with this collection and the incredible watercolors. Thank You for all of our incredible work.

  6. Quite lovely! I like the stamps used for background and they are quite impressive with minimal color choices as you’ve displayed here. I do believe the Watercolor Blooms and Watercolor Roses Stamps Sets are my favorite from this wonderful release.

  7. Solid stamping is my favorite look for these awesome stamps. Love the looks you achieved with this blue color family.

  8. I live the Altenew ink, they stamp so well and blend beautifully. This project really shows how beautiful they are, thanks.

  9. Ooh the roses in blue and grey is DIVINE! Have not seen this color combo yet on the hop! So unique!

  10. Beautiful colours and composition on your cards Nicole. Very hard to pick just one favourite!
    Thank you for sharing.
    T x

  11. The blues are soo stunning! I love this look and happy to see more blues now it is the color of the year.

  12. Blue is my favorite color and I loved the way you used it with the Watercolor Rose stamp on your first card. CAS makes for a lovely card with a quick turnaround! And, sometimes that is just what you need.

  13. Oh, those Watercolor Roses look fabulous. I esp love the card using the monochrome grays…which look like a blue-gray to me. What a wonderful serene look.
    <3 J

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