Hello there! This week is a great week (or maybe not so great?) to be a crafter! There are so many amazing products releasing, endless choices are available for us to play with! To make it even more complicated for you, Altenew just came out with some AMAZING products you do not want to miss!

Altenew released 12 brand-new ink sprays, 7 stencilsnew colored cardstocks, new envelopes, and glue tapes!! How exciting is this?! So today, I am going to share 2 cards using some of these new sprays and stencils.

There are various ways to add interest to your projects using these Metallic Shimmer Ink Sprays, so I wanted to highlight some of the basic ways you can maximize the use of these. The first card uses sprays as a part of the focal point, and the 2nd card uses sprays as a part of the background. Let’s dive in!


I shared a lot of info on these sprays and stencils, so make sure to watch the video tutorial above to get the full details! When using the same supplies, by just twisting few things you can turn one process into multiple cards, saving you time and effort.

Various sizes of splatters can really add depths, dimensions, and interests on your projects. Make sure to play around with your mediums to fully understand their capability. On this first card, I used the splatters to help stamped images stand out easily. And the soft background created with an embossing paste and the Tiny Bubbles Stencil really helps those flowers pop as well.

For the 2nd card, I used the same stencil, stamps, and dies to create a different card. All you need is a couple of mini inks to add colors to your focal point. Instead of using the spray to be a part of flowers, I added few splatters onto the background along with embossing paste. So much fun!!

Tell me, do you already have a favorite (or two, or more!) from today’s release?


See below for all the products used in today’s project. Click SSS for Simon Says Stamp, EH for Ellen Hutson, 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!


I am a part of a special blog hop to celebrate today’s release. Please see below for a full blog hop list and don’t forget to visit our next stop on the hop, my amazing friend Debby Hughes!


There are TWO giveaways!!

  1. Win a $30 gift certificate to Altenew.com online store! Leave me a comment below by March 15th, 11:59pm PST. I will select a winner and announce it on this post on the 16th!
  2. Altenew is also giving away THREE $50 gift certificate! Make sure to visit their blog and leave a comment! Giveaway is open till March 16th, 11:59pm EST.

WINNER! Congrats, Carol! Please contact winner@altenew.com with a subject title “March 9th Release Blog Hop Winner from Nicole’s Blog” to claim your prize!



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  1. Sometimes I just don’t have the ‘right’ words to convey how I marvel over the magic you create with Altenew products …and this is one of those times! Your showcases: stellar! In awe yet again…

  2. Your soft and beautiful projects really showcase the versatility of this release. Thank you for the inspiration!

  3. Wow! Your cards are utterly gorgeous! I am really liking the Ink sprays. I would also like to try out the new stencils too. Really enjoy watching your videos too. TFS!!!

  4. Very pretty cards! I love the new sprays and stencils. Thanks for a great video, too!

  5. Wow!! Beautiiful Cards..loved them.. Thank you so much for the inspiration, the video and for this generous giveaway..

  6. Beautiful cards! I am genuinely surprised at how much I like the purple and red color combination. Not one I would have tried myself, it looks great! Thanks for sharing two amazing cards with the same release supplies.

  7. What beautiful cards. I loved the video showing how you created these two beautiful looks. I’ve got to get some of those sprays!!!!

  8. Loved your video explaining the mist and the results you got depending on the distance and how hard you sprayed. I started with a shoe box and learned it was not deep enough. Good point!

    So excited to try the new stencils and embossing paste. Love how you made two different looks with the same set and materials. Can definitely do this for some of my other flower sets.

  9. Stunning cards, Nicole! So delicate and colored so beautifully! I love the embossing paste, very new to me and I’m looking forward to trying out your techniques! Thank you for sharing!

  10. Your cards are beautiful. It’s hard to keep up with Altenew products. They keep putting gorgeous stamps and inks out there. I wish I had them all. Thanks for sharing.

  11. love both your cards. The shimmer sprays look like so much fun! Thanks for the great tips in the video.

  12. Your cards are very nice. I appreciate your video with so much information. Very beautiful cards.

  13. Your cards are so creative! I am liking the different looks you can get with the stencils and sprays.

  14. Beautiful cards, love how you showed getting different looks just by alternating the background and stamp images with the sprays. So far I think my favorites are the sketched lines and tiny bubbles stencils. They are so versatile.

  15. Lovely cards.
    Haven’t used any spray ink for awhile but
    I’ll be getting these. Make such pretty
    thanks for sharing.

  16. The colors are just amazing in the sprays and I bet they are even better in person. Can’t wait to try some new stencils too. These are so pretty!

  17. These are both beautiful. I love the new sprays, thanks for showing us 2 ways to use them.

  18. Wow–they really do look like something so much fun to play with. I love that you can get so many different looks with just a few products. Thank you.

  19. Boy, you had some GREAT ideas! I love them all. Thank you very much for sharing them with us :o)

  20. Nicole, Your cards are so beautiful! Love the clean simplicity & those gorgeous flowers! Loved the video also

  21. Love you cards Nicole. The colors are so soft and feminine! I am really loving the tiny bubbles stencil!

  22. Lovely and simple, and simply lovely. I love your white-on-white effect and all that beautiful white space. Stunning use of the new sprays and stencils.

  23. I love the splattered flower. What a great idea! You’ve just made a new fan. Thanks for sharing.

  24. Two lovely cards using two techniques that I’ll be wanting to try on my next cards. Thanks for sharing these.

  25. I sure do have favorites from the new release — the stencils look fabulous and I really like the new card stock and spray colors!

  26. How exciting! I love the new ink sprays! Thanks for sharing some tips and for showing different ways to use them.

  27. Nicole, your video was very helpful! Now I know different ways to spray to get different size splatters and how to prevent clogging and what to do if a bottle still clogs! I can’t wait to get started. Thank you for sharing.

  28. Such good tips on how to use the materials in different ways to make multiple cards. Beautiful!

  29. I love your card. Thank you so much for the tips to work with the new sprays, I was wondering the best way to get a fine mist.

  30. Lovely cards! What you and the others on the hop are doing with the sprays are making me itch to try them!

  31. Your cards are so pretty! It is nice you showed two different things. I really like the Layered Medallion stencils and the sprays would be fun to have for sure.

  32. Pretty cards. Thanks for doing the colors swatches and sharing your techniques for spraying.

  33. Beautiful clean cards, and my favorite of the release are ALL the yummy sprays. The two layered medallion stencils are great.

  34. Always a joy to watch u create. What I love the most is how easy u make it for us to follow and create aswell! Of course everything something is newwwww…I must buy lol. Thanks again we know u craft from your heart that’s extra special!

  35. Beautiful cards. Thank you for the detailed video on their creation. I really like the “messy” sprayed version of the magnolia it is so lovely.

  36. Thanks for all of the wonderful tips in your video. Loved watching your video how-to. Great looks@

  37. Your cards are beautiful. Thanks for the great tip on spraying to get different affects. Love the metallic sprays

  38. Beautiful cards with a delicate simplicity. Sometimes we think we need the “entire kitchen sink” in our crafting, but you’ve shown us how “little is more”. Thank you.

  39. Love these new stencils and sprays – they make for very interesting elements on a card as well as beautiful colors!

  40. I love the stamp that you used and how you used it twice and made 2 different cards out of one stamp. I am doing that now with the Altenew Hydrangea stamp. I think its great when you can use one stamp and get tons of looks from it. I want to get some of the stencils and spray ink when I win. Thanks for showing us what you did.

  41. Oh, love the cards you did and I have one,two,three,four….. ok all of the new releases are my favorite LOL

  42. Beautiful card! Love those flowers! Such a great way to start my weekend hopping along with so much talent! Thanks for sharing yours!

  43. Wow! Gorgeous cards! And thanks for the great video. It really demonstrates beautifully the different ways of using the sprays and also what a big difference different styles of coloring make!

  44. These cards are so pretty! I love the way you used the embossing paste and the stencil for a subtle background, and the way you used the inks and ink sprays with those flowers. Thanks for sharing!

  45. Thanks for the video and I liked seeing all the different color sprays on the cardstock. Also, thanks for the tips on how the sprays work when sprayed from different angles. Your cards are so pretty and different even when using the same products.

  46. Awesome cards. Love the Tiny Bubbles stencil. Thank you for making the video and sharing your ideas and techniques.

  47. loved your video tutorial and choice of colors for your cards. very beautiful. i am going to love some of those stencils and sprays!

  48. Wow lots of fun items. Thanks for sharing your thorough video on the new items and how you created your cards.

  49. Love the metallic ink sprays! I love to add shimmer to my cards, and these sprays come in such pretty colors.

  50. I LOVED watching the ways you made the two different cards! AMAZING!!! I can’t wait to use those techniques myself.

  51. Beautiful cards 🙂 love the soft look. I really love the new stencils and sprays, the tiny bubble stencil I think is a must have.

  52. I love how beautifully simple these cards are! All the focus is on the beautiful flower! I love it!

  53. Love these cards! As for favorites – I’ve got one or two … or ten! LOL! I think the stencils are my favorites!

  54. Clean and simple cards, Nicole! I love the ideas I’m seeing with these sprays! So fun! Thanks for sharing with us.

  55. It’s so fun to watch the video! Two different looks ~ Would love to try that when I have a chance to get the supplies! Thank you for sharing!

  56. Beautiful cards and a great way to showcase some of the new products. I’m loving the new stencils and sprays!

  57. Love the speckly magnolia – just gorgeous, like a speckled egg!!
    Beautiful work,

    all the best, Liz Mxx

  58. Thank you for making it easy to find your comment section. I love all those dots. Your cards are quietly beautiful.

  59. The sprays are a fun new product that I look forward to trying. Your cards are lovely. Thanks for the tips on the sprays and the distress coloring.

  60. DELIGHTFUL cards! LOVE them both, especially the ink blended flowers, they look gorgeous against the tiny bubble texture & ink splattered background!
    THANK YOU for sharing your video tutorial & inspiration 🙂

  61. I can’t find your post of the winner of the Altenew blog hop. It is posted somewhere special?