blog hop banner May 15Hello, and welcome to the Altenew May 2015 Blog Hop! If you came from the Altenew’s blog, you are right on track! Today the design team girls are sharing some fabulous projects to celebrate the release of Crisp Dye Inks, and here are what I came up with:


To highlight the gorgeous ink colors, I created a one layer card with stamped background. I started by drawing some guide lines along the edges of my card base using ruler and pencil. Then I stamped the sentiment from Ori Kami set at the bottom of my card with Jet Black ink.


After masking off the edges with sticky notes, I first stamped big flowers and then filled in the gap with small flowers from Vintage Flowers set. Once I was done stamping, I erased the pencil lines to finish it off.


This is a close-up of my card. I used the Coral Berry ink and Ruby Red ink for the big flowers. Don’t you love the crisp colors? They look so beautiful in real life! Today Altenew releases twelve dye inks, and I already can’t wait to get more ink colors. 🙂


For my second card, I created another stamped background using different color combination. This time I used the Caramel Toffee ink and Paper Bag ink for the big flowers. FYI, I stamped the leaves from Lacy Scrolls set and the dots from Striped Flowers set to complement the stamped background.


It took me long to stamp all the images in various colors, but I love how my cards turned out. What do you think? Hope you loved the cards and got some inspiration.


It is now time to head on over to Jocelyn’s blog to see what creation she has to inspire you all. I am sure she has something amazing made up. Thanks so much for stopping by today. Happy hopping!

Giveaways: There are two ways to win!

To celebrate this release, Altenew will draw three winners who will each receive a $30 gift certificate to their online store. Please leave a comment on the Altenew blog by Friday, May 22 11:59pm EST for a chance to win. The winners will be announced on Saturday, May 23.

And there is more! I’ll randdomly choose one winner from comments left on this post,  and the prize will be a $30 gift certificate to Altenew online store. I will announce the winner in this post on Thursday, May 21. Good luck!

Giveaway Winner (Edited) 

Congratulations, Barb Macaskill! Please contact Altenew at to claim your prize.

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299 thoughts on “Altenew May 2015 Blog Hop: Crisp Dye Inks Release+ Giveaways

  1. I’m obsessed with Altenew stamps, and now they have ink? Oh my. I love your card, and I’m so happy to have this set already!

  2. Such awesome colors! I love little stamps and creating a stamped background. Thanks for the inspiration!

  3. I’ve never tried to make a stamped background, but I certainly love yours! And the colors are so vibrant!

  4. Wow….beautiful cards!! I love that you created your own pattern!! Those inks look like they are printed!! They stamp so smooth!! Beautiful colors and what a wonderful way to highlight the inks!!

  5. These are absolutely stunning!! Definitely need to get my hands on these new inks! LOVE how crisp and vibrant the colors are!!! I am shivering with delight right now!! TFS!

  6. Love how the edges are marked and some of the stamping is only partially on the page.
    The coloring is wonderful. This is a great card.
    thanks for sharing.

  7. These inks are gorgeous and I love how you created these delightful floral cards. So perfect for Spring and anytime.

  8. Such lovely cards! Great colors and wonderful card designs. Love them! I can’t wait to try the new inks. Thanks for a chance to win!

  9. Your cards are so pretty.. love the ink colors.. and the combinations are amazing.. they blend so well .. it looks just like pattern paper.i want to just keep looking at it and admire..

  10. Such pretty cards. Great to see what you’ve done with the smaller stamps in the set, which I sometimes overlook. Love the colours of the new inks, too.

  11. I am loving these ink colors and the coverage is great. Your stamped patterns are so pretty!

  12. What a great way to showcase these new inks! Love the GORGEOUS composition and colors! Brilliant, May!

  13. It was really worth the effort to stamp all these images, May! Your cards look beautiful and these new inks are perfectly showcased!

  14. I love the colors and the simplicity and clean look of your cards! Beautiful. Can’t wait to see all the colors

  15. Your cards make me think of a sweet, little girl’s room! What a wonderful way to showcase these beautiful new inks (and the gorgeous stamps!).

  16. I bet all that stamping took a long time, but so beautiful and inspiring! The colors are so pretty. I also notice the ink pads are in circles not rectangles : )

  17. Beautiful cards! I love the stamp set and I’m really impressed with the new inks. Thanks for sharing this great inspiration!

  18. So pretty! I like the sentiment you used, and your stamping is so nice that at first I thought you were using patterned paper you had purchased. Fun to see the difference in color combinations too 🙂

  19. although these cards took a long time to make, they look so bright and fresh. LOVE them!

  20. Lovely cards. I love your design and hope to be a winner so I can purchase these new ink colors.

  21. I love your cards! I am waiting for my happy mail with the Vintage stamp set in it. Thank you for one more idea to use it.

  22. So gorgeous, your cards totally sell these new inks and I can see why you were so excited about them. The tones and coverage are excellent. Hope to get my hands on them one day!!

  23. I love the clean fresh look of your cards, May. The new ink colors are so pretty – can’t wait to try them out!

  24. What a wonderful blog hop. Everything was so soft and pretty. Loved all the colors and card designs.

  25. Beautiful card design! They have such a light, pretty feel to them.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  26. oh wow! The background you have created on here is gorgeous! And I can’t get enough of these colors!!!

  27. I love your cards so much. They are always so classy and beautiful. Creating cards like this is the goal, honestly. Perfection.

  28. Beautiful cards! I love the stamped background and that you did them in different colors. Thanks for the inspiration.

  29. These new inks are simply gorgeous, You”Verizon shown them to their greatest advantage as your cards are lovely!

  30. These two cards look great in both colour ways. These are both a background and focal image in one especially with the lovely added sentiment. x

  31. Beautiful! I love that you did the same card in different color variations. A great way to see the different combinations! Thank you 🙂

  32. This would be a lovely general purpose card with just the stamped background and no sentiment. It’d make a nice gift set too with several colour variations!

  33. The cards are showcasing the beautiful inks and the gorgeous stamps so well! Really wish I could pick up all of them!

  34. Your cards are stunning, May! I love both color palettes! Such a lovely way to use these new inks!

  35. Love how you made your own background with the floral stamps and gorgeous inks! You’ll be picking your winner on my birthday so I’m hoping it’s good luck for me!!

  36. Love the palate of colors. Bright and pretty for feminine cards or the soft rustic tones for a more masculine version. Great start for a release.

  37. I do love that these colors work so well together! Great backgrounds for your cards! I love them both and can’t chooses between the caramel flowers or the pink ones!!

  38. What a great way to show us all these beautiful new inks, May! Love your sweet backgrounds, they remind me of little chintz prints!

  39. May, you are a great artist! This card reminds me of coming summer. The ink colors are so nice and vibrant,you did great job for demonstrating them. And I love altenew awesome products! I just love all stamps they have, especially vintage roses and Persian motives. and now they released ink pads, excited to try them too. and gosh, I want them all… Thanks for giveaway, May!

  40. I love the small flowers. Its fun to make a background with them. Your colors work really well together.

  41. Gorgeous cards!! Loved how you masked off the edges. Love the colors of the new inks, especially coral bell and toffee!!

  42. I think the inks bring out the designs really well. I love the layout of the overall card too!

  43. Loving all the new crisp inks! My fav is coral berry and ruby red! Beautiful cards made!

  44. Your cards are so pretty. I love how you created the patterned paper look. A simple idea that I never would have thought of! I’m sure it was quite time consuming though! I am really needing some new ink pads and think I will give your new crisp inks a try. From what I have seen along this blog hop, it looks as though they really do give a crisp, clean and vibrant image. Just lovely. I can’t wait to try them out.
    Thank you for sharing and also for the generous giveaway!

  45. Thanks so much for sharing! I have never used the small flowers from my Vintage Flower set, and you have given me the inspiration I was needing! Now I just have to but those inks, lol!

  46. Where can I buy these from, I love these… i live in the UK.. can we get them from you please?

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