Dec 5, 2019

December 2019 Altenew Ink Release + Giveaway

Greetings Crafty Friends. I am so excited to be participating in the Altenew December Ink Release!  These new colors are amazing!


I am sharing five cards and a video to celebrate the release! The blog all begins here. You can check out all these yummy inks here on the Altenew site. You should have arrived from 
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 will start with my favorite card the floral card using all these gorgeous ink colors!

These three ink color families melded together to create this antique inspired card!

I started by inking flowers from the Crown Bloom, Spring Daisy and Garden Treasures stamp sets. Aren't they gorgeous? The inks are from the Fall Harvest, Tranquility and Sugarplums die ink sets.

The background was created by ink smooshing the Butternut ink from the Fall Harvest family onto a piece of Strathmore Bristol Smooth Watercolor paper. Once that was dried, I used one of the small floral springs and stamped off once to create the faint printed background. I love the Victorian look achieved. I then arranged a variety of flowers with the large leaves from The Crown Bloom set, popping up the large Crown Bllom with foam.  The sentiment from Fancy Greetings (one of my favorite sets) was stamped using Sicilian Amber from the Fall Harvest set.

I was able to create a second bonus card using the same stamped flowers! I used a background ink smooshed with the Butternut ink and dry embossed it with the Chevron stencil to give it some dimensional interest.

I stamped the vase on watercolor paper using the round vase from the Versatile Vases set.  I painted the water using Misty Morning in from the Tranquility set.  I added the blooms, popping up the purple bloom from Garden Treasures. The sentiment from Fancy Greetings was stamped in Sicilian Amber ink from Fall Harvest.

This next card also uses the three ink families, but is a slightly different card!


I created a YouTube video for the Modern Fox card.



The fox from the just released Modern Fox set is stamped using black ink and Pumpkin Pie and Yellow Ochre from the Fall Harvest ink set. Perfect fox colors wouldn't you agree?  I ink smooshed Pale Mauve from the Sugarplums set as well and Misty Morning and Cloudy Sky from the Tranquility sets onto water color paper. I added  few layers of ink heat drying in between.

I created the tree using a combination of Butternut and Misty Morning inks to achieve the soft blue green color  I applied the inks on a large acrylic block sprayed with water and stamped the image. I used Milk Chocolate ink stamped off once to create the branches.

I cut the opening in a dark blue card base using a stitched hexagon die. I also cut the water color background using the next size hexagon die.  I also cut a snow bank using a stitched curved die. I assembled the card popping up the fox on the front and adding an additional fox die cut inside. Some Cloudy Sky splatters added the interest for the background. The sentiment from the Peace on Earth stamp set completes this card.

I have two more cards I created using the Peace on Earth set just in time for the holidays! Here is the link to the video.




Peace on Earth is one of my favorite sentiments to use for the holidays.  I began by clear ink embossing the world ornament from Peace on Earth in the spectrum of colors from the Tranquility ink family. I used Neenah 80 lb white cardstock. 

I ink blended a strip of Neenah cardstock with Nimbus ink from the Tranquility set. The word peace was die cut using the Altenew Tall Alpha Die set and stacked on 2 layers of letters cut from white cardstock for dimension. I cut the Peace on earth stamp so only the earth remained.  This was silver heat embossed on the strip. I attached the strip popping it up with foam tape and attached the die cut letters on top. I used a silver sharpie to draw the hanging wires in some of the blank spots.

My last card uses the same stamp set and a background created using the multiple holiday greetings in different languages.

I began by stamping the background greetings with Nimbus ink from the Tranquility set. I cut this piece with a stitched rectangle and circle dies to provide a spotlight for the world ornament. I also ink blended the base using Cloudy Sky ink.  


The ornament itself was stamped using Dark Night ink, fussy cut and tied onto the rectangle greeting background. I popped the ornament up with foam tape. Peace on earth was stamped on another ink blended strip and applied to the front.

Your next stop on the hop is Agnieszka Malyszek. Be sure to visit all the talented designers on this hop. Leave a comment and quality for a $15.00 gift card to Altenew.

I hope you have enjoyed visiting my site. To see and purchase these gorgeous inks, go to the Altenew site. Please take a moment and follow me on my social media channels: Instagram: Teris Mailbox, YouTube: Teris Mailbox, and Facebook: Teris Mailbox. Be well. Be creative.


















57 comments:

  1. Wonderful set of cards! I like the modern fox card the most :)

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  2. Love the colors. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Wow! Your cards are gorgeous and love the new colors! Thank you for the inspiration!

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  4. Hi, Teri! I love your cards, especially as you used the new inks together in beautiful combinations. These are very inventive AND inspiring!

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

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  6. Gorgeous cards. Creative designs. Excellent color combinations. Just beautiful work!

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  7. The color combinations are gorgeous, very well thought out and so enjoyable.

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  8. Simply stunning cards! Love this release!

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  9. WOW! I LOVE THEM ALL! Especially the PEACE one!

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  10. Gorgeous cards, these new ink colors look amazing together!

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  11. Oh, I love all your cards, but the floral is a favorite! These new ink colors are fantastic!

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  12. These are fantastic, Teri! The flower/vase card is my favorite. I love how soft the water looks.

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  13. Lovely cards. I love the new colors.

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  14. Wow so many pretty cards. I love the antique look of your first card.

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    1. These colors lend themselves well to an antique feel.

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  15. Wow - you last ornament card and your fox card take my breath away and I love how you used the various sets to make those cards with the complementary colours!

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  16. Love,love your cards. Must have another look :>) x

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  17. Hard to pick a fave from your card selection, but the fox card is very cleverly designed. The new colors are fabulous.

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    1. I too love the new colors! Thanks for stopping.

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  18. Those floral cards are my favorite all through the hop so far. What stunning colors and what a beautiful layout.

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  19. All your cards are gorgeous. These new ink colors are amazing -- love them all.

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  20. Amazing projects, I so adore the very first card that showcase all three inks!

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  21. Beautiful projects! These colors are so pretty!

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  22. I love your first card using several flower stamps sets and the new inks. The card looks great! I have a tendency of using only the stamps that come in one set, thanks for the idea of using more than one set to create a beautiful card.

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  23. Beautiful cards! Love the new ink colors!

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  24. Oh my goodness, your gorgeous cards are fabulous!! The designs are incredible!! I love your use of the new inks. TFS

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  25. Thanks for sharing your process of these wonderful cards. Love these new ink colors and they are just right for the color of a fox.

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  26. Beautiful cards! I love the design of your fox card!

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  27. Wow Teri!!! You've been one beautifully busy lady! Great cards and you've showcased the new inks sooooooo well! Thanks for inspiring me :)

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  28. Beautiful cards! I love the new colors and how well the work together on your first floral card.

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