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Altenew June 2020 Stamps/Stencils/Dies Release Hop

Ooo, la la! Altenew just released a new Ink Blending Tool and I love it! I’m sharing creative masking techniques featuring products from this fabulous Blooming with Love release.

If you made your way here from Laurie Willison‘s blog, you’re right on track. Aren’t her clean and simple designs delightful? Visit the Altenew Card Blog to start at the beginning of the hop.

Blooming with Love Full Release

There are so many great stamps, dies, and new products in the Altenew Blooming with Love Release. I’ve got the whole bundle here for your perusal.

All the details to create handmade cards with creative masking techniques are in this short video tutorial. Watch here or in HD on YouTube. While you’re there I’d love it if you like, subscribe, and share with friends!

Bird of Paradise

First, I want to say if you desire a particular floral stamp set, consider emailing Altenew at support@altenew.com with your suggestion. I suggested Bird of Paradise a while back and I’m so thrilled to see it released!

As you can see, I used Caps Bold Alpha Dies to mask the word YOU prior to ink blending with Caribbean Sky, Persian Blue, and Sapphire Crisp Dye Inks from the Glacier Caves Crisp Dye Ink family.

The new Altenew Ink Blending Tool worked like a dream. The bristles are dense, soft, and each hair touches the surface of the card for full-coverage. It’s been a long time since I’ve ink blended and I love the result of the ombre ink blending over the YOU.

After ink blending was complete I layer stamped Bird of Paradise with a variety of Altenew Crisp Dye Inks.

Sweet Leaf, Just Green, Hunter Green, & Magenta

Sunkissed, Orange Cream, Firebrick
Persian Blue, Hydrangea

Partially inking the top of the first layer of the stems with Magenta Crisp Dye Ink adds that extra something to the Bird of Paradise.

A bit of creative masking was needed on the small “you are my” stamp. I simply covered “you” with purple tape, inked up the stamp, and removed the tape prior to stamping. Voila!

This is how I mask sentiments. I cannot bring myself to cut them. I did it once and I swear my stamp cried out. Poor little stamp.

Bergenia Builder with Artist Markers

Bergenia Builder Stamp Set is perfect for all you colorists out there. But don’t worry, if you’re not a colorist I have another card design for you below!

Before coloring, I wanted to create a background. I masked off a sketchy rectangle with torn Post-It tape. Then ink blended Sunray Crisp Dye Ink through the Halftone Stencil. I knew the Artist Markers would completely mask the light yellow halftone dots which meant I could stamp right over the background.

I colored Bergenia Builder Stamp with Tropical Forest and Summer Afternoon Artist Markers and finished off the card with Satin Gold Sequins.

Apothecary Labels & Say It With Love

You’re going to want to put Apothecary Labels on all the things. There is a coordinating die set as well! The shape and size of these stamps are ideal for all your paper craft and organization needs.

So after all that coloring and layer stamping, I needed some quick and easy cards! If you follow me then you may recognize this alcohol ink background.

I created it in the video below featuring 3 Altenew Bursting Dahlia Stencil cards. If you missed it, watch it now to learn new stencil techniques!

If you struggle with how to use all those unique alcohol ink panels you make, Apothecary Labels Stamp Set will pull it together for you. Here I stamped it with Warm Sunshine Crisp Dye Ink.

Say It With Love sentiments are ideal as focal points, like you see below, and for the inside of all your cards.

As I said, here is a Bergenia Builder design for anyone who isn’t keen on coloring or needs a quick and easy card.

This little lovely is as simple as stamping Bergenia Builder on two card panels, one blue, and one white. Then trim the white panel with a rectangle die. Apothecary Labels is stamped directly on top of the florals, both in Obsidian Pigment Ink. Although it looks like it was masked, no masking is needed. Yay!

Signature Words Die Set and Ebony Nuvo Drops finish off the card.

Creative Challenge

Grab your crafty supplies and do some creative masking. Whether you fancy masking floral arrangements, masked letters, or faux masking like I did with the Artist Markers and Apothecary Labels Stamp Set there are so many different techniques to try.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I love to see and share what you’re creating so tag me @notableink and your project may be featured in my Instagram stories.

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To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Mixed Media Blog by 6/9/2020 for a chance to win. 

We’ll also draw a winner to receive a $20 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 Card Blog on 6/11/2020. 

Next Stop

The next stop on the hop is Jaycee Gaspar who is sure to wow you! The full list is below so you don’t miss one bit of crafty inspiration.

Altenew Card Blog
Laurie Willison
Amber Rain Davis. <<< You Are Here
Jaycee Gaspar
Nicole Watt
Vicky Papaioannou
Norine Borys
Virginia Lu
Ashlea Cornell
Nathalie DeSousa
Tania Ahmed
Therese Calvird
Erum Tasneem
Agnieszka Malyszek
Maryam Perez
Svitlana Shayevich
Kymona Tracey
Lydia Evans
Jennifer McGuire

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  1. I love all your cards especially the stencil cards.

  2. Beautiful! Love them all!

  3. Amber I love your cards, they are so cheerful and full of life.. I love all the cards that you’ve created
    The video that you have shared is amazing with so much details.. I really love the purple background card where you have kept the stamped very simple with the sentiment on it. And it is so beautiful

  4. Jeane Campbell says:

    Love the Bird of Paradise card. Makes me want to go to Maui… All of your cards are beautiful. Great release, Altenew.

  5. Jeane Campbell says:

    You always go way beyond and show us the best of the best. Love the Bird of Paradise. Makes me want to go to Maui. Now. Great products, Altenew.

  6. Kathy Dippner says:

    Beautiful cards! I love the size of the Bergenia flower stamp and will add it to my wishlist.

  7. Your creativity always boggles my mind — the scope of it in every single blog hop. I am going to try that with the dahlia stencil. Gorgeous!

  8. Jeanne Ragan says:

    OMG, what an awesome group of cards you have made!! Such great masking and ink blending ideas, thanks!

  9. Amber Bissonnette says:

    So beautiful! Each card is so unique

  10. Inkin' Chickie says:

    Nice mix of projects. I like the look of different techniques.

  11. Wonderful cards ! Especially love the Bird of Paradise- the flower has some very sentimental attachments for me and I am so glad to see it as a stamp! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thanks, Karen! Bird of Paradise seems to be that kind of flower, one that evokes memories for many. Love it!

  12. Awesome release! I love your clean and simple designs and the label on the alcohol ink background is perfect!

  13. Catherine L says:

    Thanks for all the wonderful inspiration!

  14. Karen Hoskins says:

    Beautiful card. Gives me inspiration. Thank you for sharing it.

  15. Brandi Case says:

    That Birds of Paradise stamp set is amazing! What a great tip to submit ideas, thanks for sharing. Beautiful cards!!

  16. Your cards are stunning. OMG…your coloring is gorgeous!!!!! Thanks for sharing your work!!!

  17. Cordelia Alderman says:

    Beautiful florals (as expected from Altenew). I think the bird of paradise MAY be my favorite. Gorgeous cards.

  18. Penny Klie says:

    Amber your cards are beautiful. My favorite is the Bergenia stamp… so pretty. Your tip on using the masking tape was so creative. Thanks for sharing your amazing talent!

  19. Jennifer M. says:

    That tape trick to cover up part of the stamp is so smart. I can’t believe I’ve never thought of it before.

    1. Oh, man that one is a stamp saver for sure. Just remember to take the tape off before stamping. I’ve forgotten more than once and that’s a hot mess for sure. LOL!

  20. Denise Bryant says:

    Gorgeous designs! I am really loving the beautiful Bird of Paradise set!

  21. Carla Hundley says:

    Such charming cards!
    Love the different techniques
    used and lovely colors.
    Carla from Utah

  22. Your cards are great examples using the new release products. My favorite is the last one with the blue mat – so pretty.

  23. Wowzer Amber!! What a fantastic video you’ve made showcasing these wonderful products from Altenew! I’ve never heard of a Bergenia flower & honestly wondered what you were saying for a bit until I had to pause the video & go read the word. Felt like a bit of a twit. lol I should have known you wouldn’t have it wrong. Your cards are all amazing! Do I have a fave? Nope, I like them all equally as they each have something entirely their own to see. Thanks!

    1. LOL! I felt the same. I thought it was a typo at first. I’ve never heard of Bergenia, but they’re so pretty. Thanks so much, Teri! Hugs!

  24. Nicole Pigg says:

    Love your cards and your videos! Thank you for all the tips!

  25. Janice Hixon says:

    Lovely cards, beautiful coloring and a great technique to make a quick and elegant floral card.

  26. Patricia from Texas says:

    The Bird of Paradise is just delightful. And the “just an outline” card is refreshing. Watched the alcohol ink video and learned some too.

  27. Laurie Fleuette says:

    Lovely cards! Thank you for showcasing a way to use that gorgeous stamp without having to be an expert colorist. That’s something I can handle. Thanks for the inspiration!

    1. Thanks, Laurie! For sure, I didn’t color for a LONG time so I know no color designs are needed.

  28. Shelly Schmidt says:

    Love seeing your video with so many different ideas on your cards! Love the first one, and the second…and the third LOL all of them! Gorgeous new release of stamps!

  29. Sandhya Iyer says:

    Absolutely gorgeous cards Amber! Your creativity always inspires me!! Thank you!

  30. Patty A Eifert says:

    Beautiful cards! So many different looks!

  31. spectacular use of bird of paradise

  32. Really pretty and inspiring cards

  33. Fun watching the creative process

  34. Beverly Kozlowski says:

    Oh, my! You really showcased this new release with so many beautiful and different cards. Thanks for sharing your artistry!

    1. These are gorgeous! I never get tired of setting your work. It’s always beautiful. These flowers are stunning. Thanks for the making tips.

  35. Love the Masking technique.

  36. Jennifer Williams says:

    Beautiful cards for us to use for inspiration. I love these cards so much. Great use of colors and techniques.

  37. Pam Melieste says:

    Thanks for the beautiful cards and the inspiration.

  38. Barbara Matthews says:

    Absolutely stunning, love all the cards. What a great tip to use the die to cut the mask but then to leave the mask inside the die to place it on the card… I will definitely use that tip. I may have to stock up on ore masking paper, lol. Thanks for sharing.

  39. Michelle Hackett says:

    Gorgeous cards! I LOVE the bird of paradise. It was always my Moms favorite.

  40. Terri Barto says:

    Great ideas for cards!

  41. Joyce Werner says:

    Very lovely cards.

  42. Diane Smith says:

    Beautiful cards. Your use of vibrant colors is amazing.

  43. Connie Pruitt says:

    Beautiful and colorful.

  44. Karen Clark says:

    Beautiful cards! I really like your techniques. Loving those apothecary labels.

  45. Michelle Sauve' says:

    Beautiful cards, thanks for sharing. I love the color combos and coloring of the bergenia stamp set.

  46. Andrea Shell says:

    What gorgeous inspiration! Love the backgrounds, and your coloring of the bergeria is amazing!

  47. The intense colors on your cards are stunning.

  48. Thanks for sharing your lovely cards! The masking was very educational and the alcohol ink backgrounds make a beautiful card without much effort! A great variety to suit every skill level and keep us all challenged.

  49. Susan M Burrows says:

    Love the bird of paradise panel! They’re all pretty, but I like that one best.

  50. Michele W says:

    Great cards and really helpful videos! That touch of magenta on the calyx/leaf of the Bird of Paradise was the perfect touch. Thanks for sharing all these great techniques!

  51. Traci M Starkweather says:

    Hi Amber!
    This is my first time visiting your blog. The first thing is that you have the same first and last name that my wonderful niece had. 😊

    I really love your Birds of Paradise! Your colors are alive, vibrant! And, I’ve never seen someone use a stencil like you did with the “YOU” sentiment. It looks great!

    He IS Able!
    Traci Starkweather

  52. Brenna Garcia says:

    Your creativity is stunning! Those Birds of Paradise are so appealing to me because of that card. I don’t like them that much but I know many do. Thank You for the inspiration. Gorgeous Cards.

  53. Julie Wexler says:

    Amber , what a fabulous showcase for the release, w/ all the variety across the elements, as well as with*in* a given element, as w/ the label stamp. I’m particularly taken w/ your clever use of torn masking to achieve the arty partial stenciling on the bergenia builder card …w/ your video, you are officially the masking queen! Thanks and Be Well.

  54. Love the blending. I must get one of those brushes lol

  55. Love these cards, Amber! Some great ideas in here!

  56. Dawn Tooley says:

    I love your cards! Thanks for sharing the ink blending video. So cool!

  57. Lisascreativeniche says:

    Love your backgrounds and how they tie in!

  58. Lauryne Cunningham says:

    Gorgeous cards! I love how you colored the Bergenia with the Artist Markers-so pretty! The sentiment looks stunning on the orange alcohol ink background!

  59. Really liked the card using the Bergenia Builder Stamp Set. TFS

  60. Rhonda Huggins says:

    Amber, such gorgeous work with the art markers😍 I love all your card ideas and need to try the last one with the double stamping. Always need a quick, but beautiful card. 💟

  61. Kathy Davis says:

    Such beautiful designs. I send several cards a week to relatives in nursing homes and to my friends and extended family. I would put this gift card to good use!

  62. Judy Griffin says:

    Neat techniques. Very pretty.

  63. Angela Person says:

    Super fun cards!! The new bird of paradise is beautiful.

  64. Judy Griffin says:

    Great ideas for masking. Hard to pick favorite card, love them all.

  65. brenda west says:

    Wow! Just wow! Your cards are gorgeous. Thank you for sharing each one in a video, it is much easier to understand how you did it.

  66. Anushree Vaish says:

    I am a clay artist too and I remember making my first Bird of Paradise,it was such a joyful moment and I treasure that piece till date….I felt same joy seeing it on paper too….Glad I am hopping along,this definitely goes to my wishlist. Thanks for sharing beautiful inspiration!!

  67. Linda Peix says:

    Love all your samples! Thanks for sharing all your techniques.

  68. Beautiful cards. Love the bird of paradise. Thank you.

  69. Jeanne Beam says:

    Such gorgeous cards! Love the Bird of Paradise…
    Thanks so much for sharing

  70. Linda Evans says:

    Love your cards! Great inspiration from detailed projects, to simple, quick ones. Thank you!

  71. Elaine Creighton says:

    Lovely cards, thanks so much for sharing them with us 💜

  72. Stunning cards – I love your vibrant colours. Your Bergenias are gorgeous!

  73. always a pleasure to see your work. And listen to your humor.

  74. Tina Anderson says:

    I love the bird of paradise stamp set! Thanks for suggesting it.

  75. Johanna Holland says:

    You really make the flowers pop of the page with your colouring, I love them xxx

  76. What a stunning set of cards. Love, love, love the Bird of Paradise card. It is really incredible. All of the rest are just as amazing as well.

  77. They are all so gorgeous!! LOVE your Bird of Paradise card….what a great idea. Stunning make.
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  78. Cecilia Mohney says:

    Oh, the Birds of Paradise card is so lovely and exotic! Beautiful colors and so simply elegant!

  79. Vanessa Wachlin says:

    Your cards are lovely. I enjoyed the videos.

    ~Vanessa W

  80. Patricia Beck says:

    Your cards are lovely! Thank you for sharing so much info in your video.It is hard to pick a favourite card, as you have done justice to all the products you highlighted.

      1. Patricia Beck says:

        In addition to creating beautiful cards, You take the time to reply to the comments….YOU ARE WONDERFUL!

  81. Annette Gordon says:

    WOW! So many amazing cards all in one post! I just love the birds of Paradise card. The colours and layers is STUNNING! what a great stamp set!

  82. Diane Zalusky says:

    Love the white panel on the blue. Very striking.

  83. Madeline Trainor says:

    So creative and inspiring.

  84. Meghan Kennihan says:

    Your coloring is amazing!!! I LOVE the yellow flower!

  85. Dorothy A says:

    Love your Bergenia Builder cards! So pretty, and I love the variety of looks you created. Very inspirational.

  86. Caitlin Skalitzky says:

    Love those colors!

  87. Your cards are just gorgeous! Love watching you ink blend and color all the stamped images. You made the Bird of Paradise come alive with your creative coloring! And now that I’ve seen it in ‘real’, I must have the Bergenia set! So cool. Thanks for all the inspiration, Amber. You are so talented!

  88. Susanbcards says:

    Your cards are beautiful! I love the bergenia builder, an unusual flower!

  89. Carol Koniecki says:

    I am in love with everything!! And your video was so great to watch and wonderfully inspiring. Thank you!

  90. Marisela Delgado says:

    Beautiful cards! So pretty!

  91. Kari VanNoy says:

    The bird of paradise is my favorite stamp!! So happy to see it here and that you requested it. I love all your cards, too. You are so talented, friend!!

  92. Peg Frushour says:

    Beautiful job! Your cards are wonderful!

  93. You have been busy–what a lovely array of cards.

  94. Retta Lutte says:

    You are amazingly creative! I love all your cards. You coloring is gorgeous!

  95. All so lovely with so many great ways to use stamps, dies, and ink! Thank you so much for sharing and inspiring!

  96. Christine A says:

    Great variety of cards today. All fantastic!

  97. Erika Crawford says:

    Gosh your cards are just lovely!!!

  98. sharon gullikson says:

    Bird of Paradise? I have always loved Bird of Paradise. This is just beautiful!

  99. Debby Green says:

    Fabulous cards!Thanks for sharing.

  100. So it’s you I have to thank for the birds of paradise! It’s such a cool silhouette and gorgeous color combo. I’m so impressed with all your cards, and I don’t blame you for wanting to play with everything as soon as you got it. I just love your no-line coloring and how your blending with birds of paradise turned out.

  101. BECCA YAHRLING says:

    So very pretty! I have always loved Birds of Paradise. They’re so unique and interesting.

  102. Beautiful cards and loved the video. I got some great ideas. Thank you.

  103. Beautiful cards. I loved your video and will be subscribing.

  104. Gorgeous cards! Thank you for sharing the video.

  105. Maureen Reiss says:

    Wow!!! Amazing cards!!!!

  106. All your cards are beautiful. Thanks for sharing

  107. Cyndi Morris says:

    This is an amazing release and you’ve showcased it beautifully. Your cards are gorgeous.

  108. Such pretty, creative cards. I really like your designs and color combinations. Thank you!

  109. What beautiful cards! I adore the bird of paradise card. It remind me of where I grew up.

  110. Margarita Navarro-Rivera says:

    Oh Amber! Your cards are spectacularly beautiful! That bird of paradise card is magnificent and the coloring on the bergenia card is fantastic!

  111. Sweet Sarah says:

    All your cards are lovely and each is so different! Fantastic.

  112. Carla Williams says:

    all three cards are beautiful love the masking techniques and colors

  113. Cheryl Rigney says:

    Such beautiful cards!!

  114. Kay Furnish says:

    Normally I always pick the alcohol inked background cards as my favorites, and yours is gorgeous, but I have to say this time your Bird of Paradise card is my fave! Love the new release.

  115. Chandhini says:

    I love all your cards, the masking on first one is amazing. Your coloring is duperb in the second card.

  116. These cards are so beautiful, Amber! I love all the amazing techniques you have used. My favorite are the stencil cards.

  117. Heidi Rees says:

    Wow what striking colors on your cards! Wonderful inspiration!

  118. Lois Morrett says:

    Your cards are stunning. I love how you used the big letter dies in the background with the bird of paradise. I love the bright colors. Love the yellow card with the dotted stencil and the last card which looked simple but elegant.

  119. Carolyn R says:

    Oh boy, once again I love your work. I really like the Bird of Paradise.

    1. Aimee Gill says:

      These cards are stunning. You are so talented. I think my favorite one is the Birds of Paradise.

  120. eleanor chua says:

    Great technique used on the bird of paradise card. I’m gonna have to try that. Thanks for sharing.

  121. Brenda L. Kuder says:

    Beautiful cards! I love the first one!

    1. Thank you for the ones that don’t have to so color coordinate. Lovely cards.

  122. Laurie A Black says:

    Beautiful cards! Great techniques and tips, thanks for sharing.

  123. Bonnie Darroch-Dean says:

    Lovely cards! Love this new Altenew release!

  124. LOVE them all! Especially the bird of paradise, which is such an amazing flower and the stamp set — and your card — really capture that. Thank you for sharing your talent and ideas with us.
    Best wishes,

  125. Carol E. Wortman says:

    Bright and beautiful. I have never heard of a bergonia flower, very pretty especially against the polkydots. Love that!

  126. Vickie Davis says:

    Oh my, such wonderful examples! You are truly creative!

  127. brenda west says:

    A bunch of really lovely cards. Each has something noteworthy and beautiful.

  128. Joanne M Hoffmann says:

    Wonderful release and your cards are AMAZING! Tons of tips and techniques!! Thanks for sharing!

  129. Love all of your cards! The bird of paradise is a fabulous set. thank you

  130. Stacey Kowbel says:

    So many fabulous cards! I love all the different styles you use!

  131. Debbie Bonner says:

    Wonderful cards, great use of masking paper and I love your Bird of Paradise. Thanks.

  132. Super artsy modern style. Love it

  133. Bekka Trippet aka PrairieStork says:

    You are so talented! And these Altenew products are amazing! Way to go!

  134. Tavia Cheney says:

    Gorgeous cards and hard to pick a favorite… so I won’t 🙂 Love your use of color in all these. They are just beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

  135. Linda Rodgers says:

    Love the way you masked the ‘YOU’.

  136. Beautiful cards and LOVE the Bird of Paradise set and Say it With Love too! Thanks for another awesome video tutorial and sharing your incredible talents.

  137. Danyelle Dillon says:

    Love your cards!

  138. Danyelle Dillon says:

    Love every one of your cards! They are always gorgeous! Thanks for sharing them with us. My favorite is the first one with the birds of paradise with the big You in the background!

  139. barbara lassiter says:

    These are beautiful cards!

  140. Penny Pynnonen says:

    Thank you, Amber, for asking for the Bird of Paradise. I, too, have asked for that flower. So glad they created this stamp. Your card is wonderful!

  141. LaQuieta Gibson says:

    I really love these colors they are gorgeous!

  142. LaQuieta Gibson says:

    Eye popping gorgeous cards!

  143. Tammy Hanson says:

    Great florals. Love the tropical feel and the beautiful bouquet.

  144. Terri Sandoval says:

    Your cards are always so beautiful!

  145. Pam Boedeker says:

    Thank you for all of the inspiration. The Bird of Paradise is one of my favorite flowers. I love your card design with that gorgeous flower.

  146. Beautiful cards. Such a variety of techniques. Thanks for sharing.