Thursday, December 5, 2019

Altenew December 2019 Ink Release Blog Hop + Giveaway


Hello Friends! I have to say, I get so darn excited about new ink colors, and new SETS of ink colors are even better! Sometimes I get in a rut of reaching for the same few ink pads, so it's always a big boost to my creativity to have new colors to play with. Altenew is releasing three new sets of ink colors and I'm dying to share a few cards showcasing these colors with you!

You may have come from the very lovely Norine Borys, but if not, please feel free to start at the beginning of this blog hop with the Altenew Card Blog.


Here are some of the cards I made using only the new inks and black. What a gorgeous winter palette!



This card probably showcases all the different shades of new ink colors the best, as I used all 12 colors! Really love how all these gorgeous shades go together!


Aside from the sentiment, this whole card was made with only one stamp ... the offset scallop from Pattern Power. It looks kind of involved, but it's not. You just stamp once for each color. This is a good example of when it comes in handy to have a set of inks in the same color family, aside from the obvious usefulness for layered stamp sets.


This card features my most favorite colors in this release ... the very moody Dark Night and Nimbus in the Tranquility set of inks. Love that it's dark blue without being "navy". I felt this was a perfect color scheme for those difficult sympathy cards ... not an overbearing black, but also not a lively, fun color. The background was made by sponging the Nimbus ink through the Honeycomb stencil, and then stamping the triangles from Pattern Power in Dark Night on top.



In addition to the dark blues setting the mood for a sympathy card, all the gray that's been added to  the Sugarplums ink set make it a good candidate for a sympathy card too. Here I've used these purples with the beautiful Camellia Japonica Build-a-Flower, which happens to be 20% off now!


The flower is paired with die cut leaves from the Virginia Rose 3D Die set. These leaves tend to go with anything, and I love that you don't have to stamp them first. They are meant to just be die cut, so YAY, one less step! The flower and leaves are mounted on the Nesting Labels set of dies, which are a bargain at $16 ... you get five different sizes!

Finally, the sentiment is from one of the newest Build-a-Flowers, the Lavender. Love, love all the handwritten sentiments in this set.


This card uses an ink from each family to color different sections of the Aztec stencil. I tried making some of the center sections gradient so it didn't look as flat.


The Handwritten Hello set of dies are quickly becoming a favorite of mine. This time I used both layers for Hello, which allows the white "hello" on the white card to stand out a little more.


One of the first cards I wanted to make when I saw this color palette is one that features an antique globe (using the Big World Stamp Set). Don't the mustard/brown/blue-gray colors have a vintage feel when they're all together?


Actually, when I first got this stamp set, I was looking for exactly these colors and was a little disappointed when I couldn't put this look together. Now I can! I die cut the "world" sentiment and inked it with the darkest blue, Dark Night.


The background is my legit favorite background to use, ever. It's Faceted Stars, and it seems to go with everything. Layered florals, contemporary florals, objects, night-time scenes, ... I haven't seen anything yet where I've tried it out and was like, "eh, I don't know ..."

I know I showed four cards for this hop, but wait, I have one more set!


Here's another set of cards from the Pattern Power set, but instead of the scallops, I used the 3D puzzle stamp. Love that it's just one stamp that you rotate 120 degrees each time you change ink.


Super bold, super graphic! The sentiments are from the Sentiment Strips Stamp Set.


These would be perfect for teens, men, and male teens!


I did stamp these a few times, but look at how even the coverage of the ink is! Very solid and smooth.

Complete Ink Bundle

There are a lot of happy Spring and Summer colors, for sure, but these three new ink sets fill the gap nicely for Fall and Winter colors. 


Prizes:
To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by 12/11/2019 for a chance to win.



We’ll also draw a winner to receive a $15 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 12/14/2019.


I am now pleased to send you along to Nathalie DeSousa who has some wonderful projects to share with you!

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Kelly


Supplies Used: (affiliated links used; thanks so much for your support!)


Sugarplums Ink Set

Tranquility Ink Set

Pattern Power
BAF Camillia Japonica
Handwritten Hello Die
Nesting Labels Die Set

Big World

54 comments:

  1. Wonderful variety of cards! Great showcase of the ink colors, I love your cards using the pattern power set a lot! <3

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  2. Indeed your beautiful cards show how well these new colors work together for both traditional designs and more contemporary looks!

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  3. Gorgeous cards and love the new ink colors!

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  4. wow Kelly, great designs showcasing all the new colors

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  5. Love the colors. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. So creative Kelly! Love your usage of the off set scallop stamp.

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  7. Wow! So many cards! You can tell you had fun making them.

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  8. Beautiful cards! Great colors of Ink!

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  9. Beautiful cards. I love the new ink colors. They are very elegant.

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  10. My jaw is on the floor. Girl, you went to TOWN. Lovely work.

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  11. Your cards are all lovely and the new colors delicious.

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  12. The Thank You card is gorgeous. Great designs.

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  13. YES, you showcased these new colors perfectly! They are my Christmas present.

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  14. Love your cards, great designs.

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  15. Love all your cards but the Thank You card is my favourite!

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  16. Wow what amazing cards! I love the patterns! Such great inspiration! These colors are probably my favorite from Altenew, totally swooning over here!

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  17. Awesome cards. I think those thank you cards are my favorite.

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  18. Beautiful cards! You did an awesome job!

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  19. Wow the first card is amazing! All the cards are gorgeous.

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  20. Wonderful cards and colours. Thank you for sharing Kelly. ��

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  21. Simply stunning cards! Love this release!

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  22. So many wonderful colors! Thanks for all of the beautiful inspiration Kelly!

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  23. All of the cards are gorgeous! But that Thank you card really takes the cake! Great showcase of the new ink shades!

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  24. The Thank you and WORLD cards are soooo cool!

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  25. Wow, amazing cards, my faves are the ones with the Pattern Power, love them all!

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  26. I love how you came up with so many unique cards while using all the beautiful new inks!The "thank you" card and the "you mean the world to me" card are wonderful! I love the depth in all of them!

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  27. Gorgeous new colors and I love all your projects.

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  28. WOW, you have outdone yourself!

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  29. All your cards are wonderful! They really show off these gorgeous new colors!

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  30. You really know how to show off the products in the best way, Kelly. Not only the gorgeous new inks but Altenew stamps that I have overlooked.

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  31. So many fabulous cards!! I love the Pattern Power set!

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  32. I adore the Sugarplum set. They really are great colors for a sympathy card. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  33. A gorgeous set of cards, I love how you showcase the beautiful new inks!

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  34. Some fun cards in lovely colours x

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  35. Beautiful cards - I love how easy Altenew makes it to coordinate inks!

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  36. Your cards are all so fun! I think my favorite is the Aztec Hello one.

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  37. Really unique cards designs used to highlight the new ink colors. Lovely!

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  38. Love what you made but that thank you card is to neat. Great cards!

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  39. I wasn't sure that I liked these colors until I saw your post. Each of your cards is enhanced by the muted shades. I'm sold plus a couple of stamp sets. 😍😊👏🏻

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  40. Lovely cards. Thanks for the explanation of how you incorporated all the colors into the scalloped card. I was baffled as to how you did that at first . So attractive.

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  41. Wonderful cards and a great showcase of these gorgeous new colors. I love them all, especially the Sugarplums set.

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  42. Such beautiful cards using such delicious colors! My favorite is the Sugarplums.

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  43. Super cool! Love the geometric design and how you used the different color families together.

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  44. Beautiful cards! I love that first thank you card!

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  45. Wowza Kelly :) You've been one beautifully busy lady!!! Love these new ink colors and you've done an absolutely terrific job showcasing them! Thanks for inspiring me :)

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  46. WOW!!!! I love all your cards...especially the graphic ones!! You truly showcased those new colors beautifully!!

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  47. Beautiful cards! I love the scallop stamped card and how well the colors work together.

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  48. Wow! You definitely put some time in to make these and they are beautiful!

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  49. Your cards are amazing, especially the ones using all three of the new color families on the same card. Those really show the beauty and versatility of this release. You and Altenew are so creative!

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I absolutely love reading comments. Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to leave one! - Kelly