Happy Wednesday! I am back with a brand new project with a quick tip on how to create a monochromatic watercolored look with dye inks you currently have.

Altenew just released a wonderful line of new stamps, dies, mask stencils, and 14 yummy new colors! So I am going to incorporate these into today’s tutorial but you can definitely use any similar products you have on hand to achieve today’s look.


If you watch the above tutorial, it would be a lot easier for you to follow along and understand the whole process on how the card comes together.

This card was made with my lovely mom in mind – she just turned 60 so I wanted to create something awesome for her awesome 60th birthday! And just like me, she loves the color blue (the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree!), so it was a no brainer for me to create a card using those colors.

I used a few colors from the brand new ink set called Lapis Lazuli and transferred the colors onto a palette and used clean water and a watercolor brush to create today’s look. It is very fun and a great way to maximize the use of waterbased dye inks.  It is a quite soothing process so I hope you definitely give this a try.

The lovely, large blooms are from the Wallpaper Art stamp set and I used the coordinating die set to pop those out once the watercolored images were fully dried. I added few elements to create a floral arrangement onto today’s card.

I wanted a bit of shine on the card, so I used the Antique Gold Ink Spray to add few splatters throughout the card front. It just adds a bit of texture that goes great with the rest of the color. The sentiment was used from the Stained Glass stamp set and was heat embossed.


What is your favorite from today’s release? Do you have a favorite color from the new inks? Share your picks by commenting below! You will be automatically entered into giveaways.


See below for all the products used in today’s project. Click ATN for Altenew, EH for Ellen Hutson, SSS for Simon Says Stamp, or 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. We are also giving away a $20 gift certificate to the Altenew store from comments on my blog! Please leave me a comment below by March 23nd, 11:59pm PST. Winners will be announced on Altenew’s blog on 23rd.


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

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  1. This stamp is my very favorite in this release. So happy to see what you did with it. Wonderful card.

  2. Thank you so much for showing how you watercolor! I am so new at this and watching you gave me confidence that I could do it also! You are a good teacher.

  3. I love the blue flowers! I never think to use blue on florals – your cards are beautiful <3

  4. Nicole, your card is gorgeous! I love these new blue colors and your video was so helpful.

  5. Such a gorgeous card! This set (Wallpaper Flower) is my favourite from this release and I love this set of inks too.

  6. Lovely card. You certainly convinced me to try a monochromatic floral on one of my next cards. My favorite set in the release is the Versatile Vases. It will be great to have something to put my Altenew Flowers into!

  7. The Wallpaper Art stamp set and dies are my fave from the release! Can’t wait to buy mu own!

  8. The blues on these flowers are so fresh and unusual. I just love the Wallpaper Art and Book Club stamp sets in this release. I always enjoy visiting your blog, esp the floral cards you create.

  9. Stunning CAS card Nicole! Love the blue monochromatic blooms! As always thanks for the inspiration and the video!

  10. Beautiful new blue ink flowers, and another awesome video tutorial, thank you! You used my fave set of the release, Wallpaper Art, so pretty and I can’t wait to color it!

  11. The Wallpaper Art set and the vases set are my faves from this release. Your card is gorgeous BTW!

  12. You certainly chose my favourite from the Altenew release. That Wallpaper flower is lovely and your choice of the blues for colouring is stunning. Love it.

  13. Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing your technique. You make me feel like I can do it!

  14. Beautiful card and wonderful coloring technique. Love these new Altenew Wallpaper Art stamps.

  15. Very pretty flowers, love the blue colors and the stamp set. Thanks for the chance to win and sharing.

  16. Beautiful card. I like these new blue colors of ink. It is a range I have looked for but nothing was quite right-either too purple or too grey.

  17. I like these new blue colors of ink. It is a range I have looked for but nothing was quite right-either too purple or too grey. Lovely card.

  18. I love the Altenew release!!! I can’t wait to get my order. Thank you for sharing some beautiful inspiration!!!

  19. Such a beautiful birthday card for your mom! You used my favorite set from this release to make it.

  20. Your card is gorgeous. The wallpaper art stamp and the vase stamps are two of my favorites from this release. Thanks for sharing your time and talent with us

  21. Beautiful card, Nicole. I have to say I love all the new colors and think I need to get them all…plus the beautiful wallpaper stamp and die set. And then I can duplicate your card

  22. This wallpaper set is gorgeous. I have seen it used with lots of different colors here on the hop. Each color is so unique and equally beautiful. Thanks for sharing your work.

  23. Nicole, this card you made for your mother is lovely in the truest sense of the word. I think those periwinkle colours are glorious & you’ve chosen to use the stamp set that is my very favourite from this immense release. I’m sure your mother will be overjoyed knowing you made this for her. Thanks!

  24. Beautiful card! Like you, I am partial to blue and these new blue inks are gorgeous. Thanks for the great video showing how you created this card, especially how you did the water coloring!

  25. Blue is my favorite color, too, Nicole, and this card is simply gorgeous. Love the wallpaper art stamp set so much.

  26. Blue is my favorite color, too, Nicole, and this card is simply gorgeous. Love the wallpaper art stamp set so much.

  27. Very beautiful card Nicole. I am so excited to receive my Wallpaper Art Stamp set….I ordered it as soon as I saw it…(stencil/die will have to come later when my budget permits). I am just loving this newest release from Altenew….and everyone is just presenting so much beauty in cards and layouts….thank you so much for sharing your lovely talent.

  28. My favorite product is the wallpaper art stamp set, because the blooms are so big. And my favorite new color is the Golden sunset inks, I love all things orange. Your design is beautiful.

  29. Beautiful card. My favorite is the Wallpaper Art set, but I also love the Vases! Great release, and beautiful creations. I think the bundles with stamps, dies and stencils are fabulous!!!

  30. Everyone loves the Wallpaper Art stamp set. It really is beautiful. I love your choice of color and enjoyed the video with the watercolor technique. You did a wonderful job of explaining the process to those of us who aren’t really comfortable with watercolors. I can’t wait to give it a try!

  31. What a beautiful card- I love the blue! You definitely make watercoloring look easy- I need to do more of it.

  32. So gorgeous!! This is my favorite set of the release and blue is my favorite color; so you nailed it in my book! : )

  33. That vibrant blue is just stunning! I’m heading over to subscribe to your YouTube channel right now… 🙂

  34. This is the prettiest stamp set. I love your coloring with the new blue colors. They are so lovely!!

  35. The blue is so beautiful. Can’t wait to watch the video. Lovely job. Thanks for your creativity!

  36. Nicole this card is beautiful! I love how you used the die inks as watercolors, I had not seen that before and I can’t wait to try it. I definitely plan to get the Lapis Lazuli and Spring Bouquet 6 Mini Cube Set, the colors are yummy!! Thank you for sharing your card and making the video (video’s are so helpful in learning techniques) and for the ever wonderful inspiration. (mardy14@bellsouth.net)

  37. Your blue flowers are so pretty and the new ink colors are gorgeous! The Wallpaper Art set has been very popular on the hop. Beautiful card, Nicole!

  38. I love your beautiful card, Nicole! Those blue flowers are just stunning! Thanks so much for making a video showing us how you painted the flowers. It is so helpful to watch a tutorial to see how it is done!

  39. I was excited to see you watercolor with the new ink colors, Nicole, because it has been a whlle since we had new colors and these are just fresh and vibrant! I love those blues too! This Wallpaper Art stamp set is one of my faves in this release. Thank you for your detailed video with all the tips on how to watercolor with these inks—very helpful for a newbie like me!

  40. There’s something very soothing about this card. I think it’s all the white space to go with your beautiful flowers. And somehow I never think to watercolor with my dye inks, but if it gets results like this, I’ll definitely have to try it! Thanks for sharing.

  41. Nicole, I always love a “nicole” card – you carefully select one or two vibrant, happy colors and combine with beautiful stamping all on a white background. It’s always look so crisp and clean and I just smile when I see your cards. I know it helps to have wonderful products to use like this Altenew release, but this card and new inks are just gorgeous. Great job!

  42. Sweet way to add such dimension with cutting the leaves and separating them! Beautiful cluster and gorgeous watercoloring! Love the versatility of the Altenew inks and thanks for showing that!

  43. Super watercoloring! The gold spray adds texture and makes the card even richer looking.

  44. Very beautiful card! Love those new blues. Lovely shades. Your video is great! Very well done and very informative. Thanks for the inspiration!