Altenew December 2019 Ink Release Blog Hop

New Altenew inks!!! I hope you’re just as excited as I am about the new inks. I almost solely use Altenew inks for stamping as I love the quality, coverage, and pre-coordinated inks, and could not be more happy that they’ve added a few more colors to their line up. I am even more excited that they are earthy tones!! *LOVE* Let me introduce to you the new ink oval sets, Sugarplums, Fall Harvest, and Tranquility.

I immediately made swatches for all of them to share with you as I know sometimes the label colors or digital swatches are not always perfectly representative of the colors. Swatching also helps me pick out colors when I’m creating, so it’s something I like to do as soon as possible! You can read more about my swatch system in this post(I’ll have to document a more detailed post for you guys in the future!)

The Fall Harvest oval set caught my eye immediately! I struggle finding the “right” yellows for my projects because I don’t like a yellow that is too vibrant. I like my yellow dull, so to compensate I usually like to dab in some browns. So this ombre collection of yellows in a dull, brownish undertone made me very happy! So let’s check out how they layer on the gorgeous Sunflower Daisy stamp set.

The larger of the two sunflowers has 4 layers and uses all 4 colors of the Fall Harvest set. The smaller flower is only 2 years and uses the lighter 3 colors of the Fall Harvest set (adding a 3rd color through sponge daubing). The centers of the flower was stamped in Rocky Shore and Mocha, and the leaves are stamped in Frayed Leaf, Forest Glades, and Evergreen.

The images were all die cut out with the matching dies, and I like to add a little texture to the stamped images but adding some light white paint splatter. I love stripe backgrounds and although a pattern paper would suffice, I love the texture of ink blending, so I used the Beach Towel Stripes Stencil and ink blended Evening Gray ink.

I trimmed down my ink blended background just slightly smaller than my A2 card size, stamped the sentiment ‘with thanks’ from the Inked Flora stamp set in Jet Black, and added my floral arrangement with liquid adhesive and foam tape.

I just adore the Sugarplums and Tranquility colors as well! My first thoughts were that the Sugarplums absolutely perfect for the Lavender and Garden Hydrangea sets. Tranquility would look stunning as some frosted berries in the Bountiful Branch or Peaceful Wreath sets. And of course these colors would look beautiful in any flower combination! To share with you a taste of these colors alongside each other, my next card will be using one of my all-time favorite layered set called Life is Awesome.

This card is so colorful and I love it! So as you can see, I have used 5 different sets of colors including the new Tranquility, Sugarplums, and Fall Harvest sets. The leaves were stamped in Olive and Moss, and the pink flower was stamped in Frosty Pink, Coral Berry, Ruby Red, and Grapevine. The flower were all die cut out with the matching dies, but most of the leaves were stamped directly onto the background panel.

I used my watercolors to gently splatter the stamped images and background so that I get little speckles for texture. I stamped the sentiment ‘have a lovely day’ from the Inked Flora stamp set in Jet Black right in the center.

Finally, I assembled my flowers onto the card with foam tape and trimmed off any images that may have extended past the edge. Gotta make sure they can be mailed, ya know? I love the juxtaposition of those duller colors next to that bright pink flower!

Blog Hop

This post is part of the Altenew December 2019 Ink Release Blog Hop! If you’ve been hopping along with us, you would have arrived here from the Altenew Scrapbook Blog and your next stop is Sveta Fotinia! You can find the full blog hop list or start at the beginning from the Altenew Card Blog.


To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to SIX 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. Five winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 12/14/2019.

A winner will also be drawn for a $15 gift certificate to ONE lucky winner from this blog post! Please leave a comment on this post for a chance to win. Winner will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog on 12/14/2019.


  1. Wow!! Your sunflower daisy card is just gorgeous in yellow and brown shades!! Indeed the right shades of yellow, neither bright nor dull 🙂 I love the bright and cheerful second card too!

  2. Not a whole lot I can say…..I love these new colors! Beautiful samples !

  3. Gorgeous cards. I’m in love with the blue and purple set. On the wish list 😁

  4. Love the colors. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Your cards are so beautiful and really show how well these new colors fit in with the entire range of Altenew colors. I think these muted colors will only enhance the existing colors.

  6. Wow!! Your cards are gorgeous, I especially love the sunflower one, but both are just stunning! The new ink colors are so pretty! Thank you for the beautiful inspiration!

  7. Your cards are simply gorgeous, love the striking colors and design!

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

  9. These are lovely cards. Great use of color and sweet designs.

  10. I wish there was a way I could leave the emotocon with the eyes bugging out right here. Cause my eyes are BUGGING. Lovely.

  11. the inks are gorgeous. Love the shading.
    Your cards are fabulous. You made
    great use of the new colors. thanks
    for sharing. txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

  12. Wowsers, those cards are absolutely incredible!!! I still don’t have the Daisies, and I want them so badly! The new yellow ink looks so GORGEOUS with them! And your second card is so beautiful with all the new inks. You got me SOLD, girl!!!!

  13. The colors are just beautiful will need to get to expand my palette

  14. I like the yellow flowers on the stripe background.

  15. Your cards are always so beautiful and these are over the top…thanks

  16. Lovely new inks and your cards are colored beautifully.

  17. Simply stunning cards! Love this release!

  18. Beautiful colors in the
    new inks. Love the blue
    on your second card.
    Carla from Utah

  19. Both of your cards are gorgeous!

  20. I LOVE the yellow flower card! Gorgeous design and background!

  21. Gorgeous cards, so elegant and I love your sunflower daisies in these perfect warm yellows.

  22. I love the colors and layout of your cards. Great use of the new Altenew dye ink colors.

  23. Keeway! Love your cards and you enabled me to get the Life is Awesome bundle! And I’m in love with the Periwinkle set–so pretty!

  24. I agree with you. I love all the colors next to the pink flower–wow! Thank you for showing us the new inks mixed with some of the other Altenew ink sets. Love it!

  25. Beautiful new colors! I especially love the Sugarplum set! Love the background on your first card – a perfect neutral accent to showcase the flowers!

  26. Such beautiful cards! These new colors are wonderful!

  27. Both cards are so lovely!

  28. I love the colors and the sunflower card is my favorite!

  29. I love your second card! The addition of the bright pink goes really well with the blues and purples.

  30. Both so beautiful! I am seeing these new ink colors in a whole new way!

  31. Beautiful cards with such lovely bright blooms! I love how you show the bright side of these inks.

  32. Two fabulous cards in wonderful colours x

  33. The sunflower card is so warm and has a vintage feel to it, different from your usual style, (But it’s very nice).

  34. Your cards are always fabulous! I love the new colors.

  35. Your cards are so cheerful, I love them 🙂

  36. Wow, these are both gorgeous – I LOVE your card making style, you always inspire me!!! Thx!

  37. You totally nailed my thoughts on the color yellow. Thought I was the only one who felt like that. Great card and I also love the background.

  38. You always make such pretty cards.

  39. Gorgeous cards. Altenew has the most gorgeous floral stamps and the most beautiful inks and you’ve made great use of both.

  40. I love these new inks and your projects are lovely,

  41. Oh my! I love both of these cards so much. They are just perfect!!

  42. Beautiful cards! I love stripes with florals! And these colors are gorgeous! My favorite!

  43. Beautiful cards! Love the new colors!

  44. Your cards are beautiful. I love the new ink colors.

  45. I absolutely love your cards!! They are fabulous!! Your flowers bloom with those new ink colors!!!

  46. Your cards are so stunning. I absolutely love them.

  47. Wow! I love your cards and your color combination choices! The yellow flowers look so beautiful against the striped background!

  48. Such beautiful cards! I love the last card – gorgeous bouquet of flowers!

  49. Sunflowers make everyone smile, and so does your artwork!

  50. Hi Keeway 🙂 Your cards have me already dreaming of spring and summer!!! They’re sooooooooo clean and fresh….gorgeous! Thanks for the touch of good weather on this grey and dreary day and for the wonderful inspiration 🙂

  51. Two beautiful cards!!

  52. Beautiful cards! I love all of the new colors and how well they work together.

  53. Hi Kiwi! Reading your post today was a treat. I’m the same way about yellows and don’t find myself reaching for them very often, especially with florals. Usually as an accent color. I’m definitely happy about the new ink groups . Your cards are awesome! 😊

  54. Love the cards and I agree, the yellow are perfect for the sunflowers.