Happy Monday! What better way to start a brand new week than celebrating a brand-new release? Altenew just released 15 dies, 12 amazing new inks, and 36 reinkers!! (can I get a woo hoo??) So, we are celebrating the release with some great project inspirations and giveaways!


I wanted to share something really simple and easy way for you to enjoy these new colors for your projects. A monochromatic look is clean and simple, yet it has some fun effects to it. So, I wanted to bring that look to the projects for today.


It is a bit hard to see in this photo, but behind the vellum piece is a monochromatic background with 2 color shades: I used the Puffy Heart ink pad for the outline image and the Rose Quartz ink pad for the partial image from the Remember This Stamp Set.

Curious to see how you can create this card? Check out my brand-new video tutorial above or here.


I created another card using the same technique, but with different color shades this time. I used the Volcano Lake ink pad and the Mountain Mist ink pad for this. Teal color shades bring a whole different look on these florals!


You guessed it right, these are the brand-new colors from today’s release. In fact, below you can check out the whole 12 colors. Aren’t these just lovely?



I certainly hope you enjoyed spending some time with me here today. Make sure to scroll down to see a full hop list along with fun giveaways!


See below for all the products used in today’s project. Enjoy shopping and happy creating!


You can download Altenew’s full color chart, ink swatch, and layering color chart HERE!


  1. You can win a $30 gift certificate to Altenew’s online store! Simply leave me a comment below to enter the giveaway, by September 24th, 11:59pm EST. I will announce one lucky winner on the 25th here.
  2. Altenew is also giving away THREE $50 gift certificates! Make sure to leave a comment on Altenew blog for a chance to win by September 24th, 11:50pm EST. Good luck!


Congrats, Tessa!! Please email winner@altenew.com with the subject “September release blog hop winner from Nicole’s blog” to claim your prize!



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  1. I have this stamp set and absolutely love it! I’m very excited about these new ink colors. They look gorgeous

  2. What beautiful cards. I so enjoyed your video… especially your technique for attaching vellum! What a fabulous idea. I’ve always struggled to attach it without the adhesive showing. I love the new colors and re-inkers! Thank you for sharing your creativity and a chance to win!

  3. Thanks, Nicole for sharing your video! Love your projects.
    I liked the vellum overlay, it softens the card and your design is so pretty yet simple!

  4. What a lovely subtle background! Awesome card and a great video….easy to follow. Thanks for sharing and a chance to win.

  5. Can’t wait to get these new inks! Thanks so much for sharing on the blog hop. Need to go download the color chart!

  6. Your cards are gorgeous and I really enjoyed your tutorial!The new ink colours are fantastic, I love how you used the 2 lighter shades of the sets to layer them and with the velum over top it just looked beautiful.

  7. I love the names of the inks – Puffy Heart is darling.
    The clean and simple cards are wonderful.
    they say “Less is more” and you’ve proved that
    with your beautiful cards.
    thanks for sharing.

  8. These are both SO beautiful Nicole. This is one of my top 3 sets on my Altenew wish list! Love how you used them and those inks are gorgeous!

  9. What a better way to show us the new inks range ! Your cards are just gorgeous ! Love the vellum on the top of the background with the sentiment ! Thanks so much for sharing.

  10. Beautiful cards. The overlay of vellum gives it such a finished look. Thanks for the explanatory video. It looks so easy to do. Also love the color schemes used.

  11. Beautiful cards! I Love the soft subtle tone vellum adds! The new ink colors are fantastic~I want the Sea Shore set~ yesturday! Thank You for sharing along in an awesome release blog hop!

  12. Beautiful cards and great video. Loved watching you put these cards together, thanks for the inspiration! I must get these beautiful new inks and the refills for the inks I have as well. So happy Altenew now has the re-inkers!

  13. What pretty cards! I love the subtle colors! Thanks for the inspiration and for the opportunity to win!

  14. The colors are lovely but hard to see in the photos used. I imagine the effect is softly elegant in “the hand”.

  15. Thank you for sharing! These cards are lovely! They change colour when I move the laptop screen up and down – oh what fun! lol 🙂

  16. BEAUTIFUL cards!!!
    LOVE the DELICATE stamping, it’s DELIGHTFUL when combined with the vellum layer – LOVE IT!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your INKY INSPIRATION and video 🙂

  17. I always forget to use vellum and I have quite a bit to use up, so I should give this a try. Thanks for sharing.

  18. These cards are very simple but really nice looking. I love all the new ink colors! I love different colors of ink and I love to use different ink colors in my cards. If I win something, I will be buying some of this ink for sure!