14 November 2022

Altenew | Trailblazing Inks November 2022 Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello there, I am delighted to be joining Altenew today for the release of the new Fresh Dye Inks. These high viscosity dye inks (slightly different formula than the current dye inks) are rich and vibrant in colour and three colour collections are releasing today. The new full size inks pads (sold separately or as a bundle) are round in shape and open and close easily. There are also smaller ink cubes which come in sets of four shades. 

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I wanted to show how well these ink pads work for both ink blending and stamping, so I have two projects to share using both techniques. The first one shows ink blending. I started off by die cutting the Altenew Craft-A-Flower: Cape Margeurite Layering Die Set from white cardstock. 


Using Altenew Small Ink Blending Tools and Altenew Mini Ink Blending Brushes, I blended ink on top. I used the new Altenew Blue Mountains Fresh Dye Inks (all four shades) for the flower petals and Altenew Frosted Foliage Fresh Dye Inks (all four shades) for the leaves. These both have beautiful, muted shades to them. They were then assembled and adhered using Altenew 2 in 1 Precsion Glue Pen


I took a panel of white cardstock and ran it through my die cutting machine inside the Altenew Diamond Stars Embossing Folder. It was adhered to a US A2 sized white cards base with thin foam tape. I then added the leaves on top, followed by the flowers. 


I stamped the sentiment from the Altenew Strawberry Stamp Set on to black cardstock using Altenew Embossing Ink. I applied Altenew Pure White Crisp Embossing Powder on top and heat set. It was cut into a strip and adhered to the card with Altenew Instant Dimension Foam Tape. To finish off, I added a few crystal sprinkles.


For my second project, I thought I would create a tag using the inks to stamp. I first stamped the outline of the flowers and leaves from the Altenew Golden Days Stamp Set on to white cardstock using Altenew Permanent Black Ink


I then stamped the layers using the new Altenew Woodland Escape Fresh Dye Inks (all four shades) for the petals and Altenew Frosted Foliage Fresh Dye Inks (three lightest) for the leaves. They were die cut out using the Altenew Golden Days Die Set


I die cut an Altenew Terrific Tag Die from white cardstock and adhered the leaves on top with Altenew 2 in 1 Precision Glue Pen. The flower was adhered with Altenew Instant Dimension Foam Tape. I stamped the sentiment from the Altenew Build-A-Garden: Daffodil Delight stamp set on to black cardstock and heat embossed in white. It was cut into a strip and added to the tag. 

To finish off, I added twine through the top of the tag and tied in a bow, as well as adding a few Sprinkles embellishments. 

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BLOG HOP:


This post is part of a fun, inspiration filled blog hop with prizes. For the hop, you should have arrived here from the fabulous Virginia Lu. Next on the hop is the wonderful Terri Koszler. If you get lost along the hop or want to start from the beginning, please head over to the Altenew Blog

GIVEAWAY:

$300 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $25 gift certificate to 8 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 19th November 2022 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 10 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 21st November 2022. 


Thank you so much for stopping by to see me today, I really appreciate it. I hope you have a great time on the rest of the hop and a wonderful rest of the day too! Take care!

43 comments:

  1. I've been talking myself out of getting the Cape Marguerite set for months... you've made it a lot harder for me to resist it now! :) TFS.

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  2. Gorgeous coloring on the flowers! Love the tag.

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  3. Beautiful job on your cards. I love how the colors blend so well together. The Woodland Esacape set is looking like a must have set for me. Tyfs :)

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  4. The blue flowers look cool--how you shaded them..

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  5. Wow, gorgeous creations, beautiful colors!

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  6. I am in love with the Mountain fresh colors! Your flowers are so pretty!!

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  7. Beautiful colors for these lovely flowers! Such pretty cards!

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  8. Oh MIss Michelle, I always love seeing your creations! The flower tag it my favorite. Do you find that the inks cover your stamps better than using the original ink pads? Either way, gorgeous colors and beautiful creations!!!

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind comment! To be honest with you, it is difficult for me to compare the older inks with the newer ones in terms of coverage because I only have cubes in the older style (which I think give worse coverage than the full-size ink pads) and the full-size ones in the new style. I would really need to have both styles in either cubes or full-size for me to do a proper comparison. I will say, however, that I did get really nice coverage with these ones and did not have to stamp multiple times, whereas I usually do witht he older cube ones. I hope that helps a little!

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  9. The shading on the flowers is wonderful.
    Love the blue one. thanks for sharing

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  10. Your projects are gorgeous! The embossed background pops the amazing flowers.

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  11. Stunning card and tag Michelle. The blue flowers look really vibrant but I especially love the colours on the tag, they are fabulous! I'll have to look at adding to my collection of inks!

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  12. Great card and tag. I love the blue!

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  13. Beautiful. Loving the blue colors

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  14. Both your card & your tag are so freakin' gorgeous! Those new colors are perfect...love that each color set has four matching colors in different shades, making it easy on those of us who haven't got a clue!

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  15. I love how you showcased the inks with stamp layering and blending beautiful colors!

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  16. Love how you showed them used for both ink blending and stamp layering. Beautiful work!

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  17. Gorgeous card. I really love the tag!

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  18. Your cards are spectacular. Those colors are to die for. Do you really like that glue pen?

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    1. Hi Jayne, thank you so much for your kind comment. I do like the glue pen. I will be honest, it is not my favourite glue, I prefer traditional liquid glue (Bearly Art Glue is my favourite), but the Altenew one is helpful as you can leave it to try for a little while and it becomes tacky and repositionable. I hope that helps!

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  19. Beautiful projects... love the new inks.

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  20. Wow, I love both examples but especially the blue card!! Gorgeous!

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  21. What pretty flowers! Thanks for sharing your talent with us.

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  22. The card is gorgeous, those blues wow! The tag was great too but the blue flowered card won my heart!

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  23. Beautiful flowers! I LOVE the blue!

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  24. Thank you for sharing how beautifully these inks stamp as well as blend. Very pretty cards!

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  25. Beautiful designs, thanks for sharing!

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  26. My favorite card is the blended blue flowers. The color is so vibrant. The stamped colors are amazing too.

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  27. Love the new inks, especially the round shape and twist on and off caps. The new color, Indigo Skies is a favorite. I like how soft the colors look on your card.

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  28. Oh so pretty. Great ideas to use the new ink pads

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  29. Michelle, I love seeing these peachy pinks, and beautiful blues used with flowers I have in my stash! Thanks for the gorgeous inspiration!
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  30. The colors are gorgeous and I always enjoy seeing what you create.

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  31. Gorgeous cards! Looking forward to trying the new inks and the new dies!

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  32. Beautiful card and tag! They look clean and simple with beautiful ink colors. Can't wait to play with them!

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  33. These are gorgeous. Love the colors you used on both of them and I love the Cape Marguerite die set and the Golden Days set. TFS

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  34. Beautiful card and tag. Love the colors.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  35. Your cards are stunning, and these lovely new dye inks are amazing. Thanks for the wonderful inspiration.

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  36. Love the shading on the flowers! These new colors are awesome!

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  37. Gorgeous cards! I love that purplish blue on the flowers!

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  38. Beautiful art! The inks really have the coolest shading possibilities all covered. Inked and done, YES!

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  39. I always love seeing when you make a post. Love your card and tag.

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  40. Wow! The flowers in those colors are so beautiful. Thank you for showcasing the new inks so well.

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  41. Hi Michelle, you always make the most beautiful cards. I can't wait to try these inks. They look amazing!

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