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Altenew Love & Friendship Blog Hop

Welcome to the Altenew Love & Friendship Blog Hop + Giveaway. Today, I’m sharing some clean and simple coloring techniques today.

If you made your way here from Preeti Chandrn’s blog, you’re right on track. To start at the beginning of the hop, visit the Altenew Card Blog.

Add color quickly and easily with Altenew Simple Coloring Stencils and basic masking techniques.

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Altenew Love & Friendship Full Release

There are so many fabulous new goodies in the Altenew Love & Friendship release. Check out the full release here.

Tall Foliage Stamp & Simple Coloring Stencils

I adore the Tall Foliage Stamp & Die Bundle. It’s versatile as it can easily fill a a variety of card sizes including ever popular slimline cards.

Here I stamped the images with Obsidian Pigment Ink and added color with the help of Tall Foliage Simple Coloring Stencils. I can’t get enough of the recently released Crisp Dye Ink Sets.

So, I ink blended the leaves with Misty Moor and Pastel Sunrise from Nature’s Wonder and Martian Terrain Crisp Dye Ink color families. If you enjoy soft ink blending, I recommend you try the Simple Coloring Stencil sets. Warm & Cozy Enamel Dots finished off the card.

Our Friendship Blooms & Tall Alpha Lowercase Stamp Sets

If you’re not feeling up to coloring, try simple masking to add color to your card.

First, I stamped Our Friendship Blooms and “hey” with Tall Alpha Lowercase stamps with Obsidian Pigment Ink. Next, masked off some stripes with Post-It tape and ink blended with Misty Moor, Pastel Sunrise, and added Winter Lake from the Nothern Shore Crisp Dye Ink Family.

I finished off the card with a small sub-sentiment and Warm & Cozy Enamel Dots. Don’t underestimate the ease of clean and simple cards. Even though there isn’t much time and effort invested, they definitely pack a punch.

・・・ Thank You ・・・

Thanks so much for stopping by. I know it’s been a while since I posted a video, but I’m not feeling my best and needed a break. I’m hoping to be back to my regular rhythm soon!

Simple Masking

For more inspiration featuring simple masking, check out this post for the Altenew Educator Blog Hop.

These designs use Misty Moor and Pastel Sunrise too. :o)


$300 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $20 gift certificate to 10 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 02/08/2021 for a chance to win.

Altenew will draw 12 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 02/11/2021.

Next Stop

Visit my friend Seeka next. For a list of all our talented artists, visit the Altenew Card Blog.


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  1. Wonderful cards. Feel better soon.

  2. Maria Fischer says:

    The stencil to add a spot of color to those lovely tall foliage stamps… what a great idea. Your card is beautiful.

  3. Tari Ristorcelli says:

    Feel better soon, that is most important. Beautiful clean cards. They are visually effective…Thank you for sharing

  4. Love the clean and simple look of your cards!
    Hope you are feeling better soon, take care!

  5. So sorry to hear that you aren’t well! I hope you feel better soon!

    I love the vintage look of that first card – it looks like a page out of a botanical book! And the modern look of the second is just as intriguing!! I love your creativity!

  6. Denise Bryant says:

    Pretty colors and designs! Feel better soon!

  7. Lindsey Fabian says:

    Amber, I hope you feel well soon. I give you props for even doing these cards when you are not feeling well. I think your style of leaving a lot of white space
    With delicate color accents is really neat.

  8. Michelle Pokorny says:

    Your cards are beautiful. I hope you feel better soon!

  9. Dawn Tooley says:

    I love the pop of color on your cards! The stripes are a cool effect! Thanks for sharing!

  10. Lauryne Cunningham says:

    I love the soft colors on your cards!

  11. Katie Amodio says:

    Oh, your first card! It’s very pretty. Anyone would be delighted to receive it,

  12. Sarah Hounslow says:

    Such beautifully simple cards! Less is absolutely more in this case

  13. Kelsey Thomas says:

    These are so pretty!

  14. Julie Greaves says:

    Beautiful, clean, simple and gorgeous!! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  15. Melissa Friedrich says:

    Gorgeous cards, love the simple stencil and masking for these great CAS designs.

  16. Very pretty! I love the simplicity of your cards. It isn’t easy to do.

  17. Nice cards here. I love this February release. So many options and creative possibilities.

  18. Love your cards. Thanks for sharing

  19. Peg Frushour says:

    Beautiful cards! Feel better soon!

  20. Your cards are simply beautiful. Very clean and emphasizing the floral images with just the right bit of embellishment. Feel better. (If I was this successfully creative when I was off my game I would be very pleased with myself!)

  21. Dorothy Ayotte says:

    Lovely cards! Wonderful flowers and backgrounds. Clean and simple!

  22. Roxanne Tellini says:

    Do not feel bad to take some “you” time. Get yourself where you need to be. Your cards are simple and beautiful.

  23. Nicki Baxley says:

    Beautiful color combos. I love these!

  24. Wonderful cards as always, Amber! I love the graphic look you’ve used with this set! So eye-catching! Thanks so much for the great inspiration! love to see what you create! Stay safe! 🙂

  25. Love the modern feel of your cards. The new colors you used really are perfect for your clean simple designs.

  26. I love the simplicity of these wonderful cards! The small touches of color really bring them to life. Beautifully designed, Amber!

  27. Rema DeLeeuw says:

    Love the CAS designs on your cards.

  28. Brenda Aplin says:

    Your cards are stunning! Thanks for sharing

  29. Meghan Kennihan says:

    I love your CAS designs with these foliage stamps! Stunning!

  30. Inkin' Chickie says:

    Nice idea shares for the sets. I like the color addition use.

  31. Love your designs Amber, adding a pop of color is a fabulous technique to emphasize the gorgeous outline designs! Thanks for the inspiration!

  32. Really cool how you masked off the areas on the bottom of the card to blend in some vibrant color strips!

  33. Great inspiration for some no-coloring cards! I never think to do that!

  34. Carolyn Reiners says:

    Lovely cards once again Amber. So simple but so perfect.

  35. Stacey Kowbel says:

    Ooooh, such beautiful cards! I love the CAS designs and the serene feeling they stimulate.

  36. Hope you continue to feel better. Love both cards and your inspiration.

  37. Sharon L Gullikson says:

    I like how simple these are. The messages shine through.

  38. Maureen Reiss says:

    So simple yet soooo Striking!!! Love!!!

  39. Hope you feel better soon! Love the simple and clean look of these cards! I’m not good at coloring so using these stamps with just black ink and still making it all tie in is beautiful!

  40. Holley Downs says:

    Wow, what creative cards…TFS

  41. Yvonne Boucher says:

    Amber these cards are wonderful! Love the clean and simple style.

  42. Wanda S Radler says:

    Hope you feel better soon. Your cards are beautiful as always. I love that our friendship bloom stamp set.