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Altenew May 2020 Stamp/Die/Stencil Release + Hop

No time to color? Try these 4 clean & graphic NO coloring card designs featuring incredible new stamps from Altenew.

Altenew May 2020 Stamp Release | 4 Clean & Graphic No Coloring Card Designs

If you moseyed over from Agnieszka Malyszek‘s blog, you’re right on track. Hop over to the Altenew Card Blog or peruse the full list at the bottom of this post so you don’t miss one bit of crafty inspiration.

The Full Release

Let’s look at the full release. Based on the inspiration you’ve seen so far on the hop, what’s on your wishlist?

Card Making Video | 4 Clean & Graphic No Coloring Card Designs

Learn to make 4 clean & graphic no coloring card designs in this short video. Watch here or in HD on YouTube. While you’re there I’d love it if you liked and subscribed.

Inked Lotus Stamp Set

Are you familiar with Altenew’s Inked stamp line, it’s one of my favorites? Included in the Inked family is Inked Flora, Inked Rose, Inked Bud, and now Inked Lotus Stamp Set.

Altenew Inked Lotus Stamp Set | clean & graphic no coloring card design

I adore the hand drawn illustrated style of this stamp and wanted it to stand on it’s own without any coloring. Now you know I love to color, but this card enticed me to create 3 more designs without coloring.

Altenew Inked Lotus & Celestial paper Pack

As you can see I stamped Inked Lotus on vellum and adhered it to a die-cut piece of Celestial Paper Pack.

Vellum Tip
Cut a panel smaller than your vellum die-cut. Adhere the vellum directly to the panel and pop up the panel. This adds dimension to the vellum die-cut without having to hide foam tape under the vellum.

Flowering Cistus & Mask/Stencil Bundle

Before I was comfortable coloring, I relied on layering sets like Flowering Cistus Stamp Set to add brilliant flowers to my cards with ease.

Now, Altenew has made layer stamping even more convenient with coordinating Mask Stencil Sets. So go ahead, skip the coloring and get your stamp layering on!

Altenew Flowering Cistus Stamp Set & Mega Brush Alpha Stamp Set

This card was meant to be a clean and simple one layer design, but the placement was weird. So, I fussy cut the elements and created a graphic layered design instead.

Altenew Verdant Walk Paper Pack | Clean & Graphic No Coloring Card Design

Hold the phone! Who’s in love with the new Mega Brush Alpha Stamp Set? Are those letters awesome or what?!? And “hey” they were really easy to fussy cut.

The whimsical black and white dotty paper is from Verdant Walk Paper Pack. Stamp the flowers with the following inks: Sweet Dreams family, Olive, Moss, Sunray, Snapdragon, Frayed Leaf and Obsidian Pigment Ink.

Mega Brush Alpha Stamp Set

Say, hello to Mega Brush Alpha Stamp Set. Folks, this one will sell out fast so get it while you can! The brush letters connect easily with acrylic blocks or stamp positioners to create eye-catching sentiments.

Altenew Mega Brush Alpha Stamp Set | Clean & Graphic No Coloring Card Design

Create this graphic card in minutes. Stack and adhere one Fuchsia Soiree Paper Pack and two black Floral Heart Frame die-cuts. Add a sub-sentiment from Perfectly Perfect Stamp Set and a small heart from Envelope Liner Die Set and you’re done!

Delicate Bouquet Stamp Set

Delicate Bouquet Stamp Set is ideal for coloring and equally beautiful embossed on pattern paper. However, don’t worry I will definitely share a colored version of this charming floral arrangement in the future.

Altenew Delicate Bouquet Stamp Set & Fuchsia Soiree Paper Pack

Don’t you love the watercolor wash papers from Fuchsia Soiree Paper Pack?! Heat emboss Delicate Bouquet Stamp Set on a piece and you have a classy card in minutes.

Altenew Delicate Bouquet Stamp Set | Clean & Graphic No Coloring Card Design

My stamp moved adding to the sketchy feel of the illustration. Add Satin White Sequins to finish off the card.

Creative Challenge

This week I challenge you to create clean & graphic, no coloring, card designs. Think crisp lines, bold text, blocks of color, patterns or texture, and black and white elements.

Because here’s the thing, cards don’t have to be complicated and take an hour to make to be striking and eye-catching.

I love to see and share what you’re creating! If you post on Instagram, tag me @notableink and your project may be featured on my Instagram Stories.

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PINTEREST | 4 Clean & Graphic No Coloring Card Designs

Fancy a Giveaway?

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 5/17/2020 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 blogs on 5/20/2020. 

Next Stop

Click over to Ashlea Cornell‘s blog to see the lovelies she created for you today. The full list is below so you don’t miss one iota of inspiration!

Altenew Card Blog
Agnieszka Malyszek
Amber Rain Davis <<< You Are Here
Ashlea Cornell
Erum Tasneem
Jaycee Gaspar
Altenew Mixed Media Blog
Kymona Tracey
Laurie Willison
Lilith Eeckels
Lydia Evans
Maryam Perez
Nathalie DeSousa
Nicole Picadura
Nicole Watt
Norine Borys
Reiko Tsuchida
Tania Ahmed
Therese Calvird
Vicky Papaioannou
Virginia Lu

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99 Comments

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  2. Your cards were really pretty. Thank you for sharing your process.

  3. Tammy Hanson says:

    Love the variety and versatility shown in these samples.

  4. Wonderful cards. Love them all.
    Valerija xx

  5. Lisascreativeniche says:

    Love the green and polka dots!

  6. Lisa Jamerson says:

    Wow, you have such a gift.

  7. Karyn K Siemering says:

    Lovely cards! I really like the lotus

  8. Bea Connor says:

    Beautiful cards!!

  9. Kathy Dippner says:

    Beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing your tips and I’ll keep your challenge in mind.

  10. Denise Bryant says:

    Beautiful cards! I am really loving the Mega Brush Alpha set of stamps…. love the style! Thanks for the inspiration!

  11. Lani Mararac says:

    Your cards are so beautiful. Thanks for the inspirations!

  12. Amber i am loving all your cards, including the one for the altenenw inspiration challenge. All of them have a freshness in design be it the vellum flower card here or he bright yellow water color wash on the inspiration challenge.. so beautiful 🙂

  13. Pretty cards! Fabulous release!

  14. Danyelle Dillon says:

    Sweet and pretty cards. I like the green one with hey the best. The black and white polka dot look with the solid green just really popped and stood out! Thanks for sharing!

  15. Michele W says:

    Great graphic cards. Like that they don’t involve coloring. Thanks for the great video and for leaving in all the “mistakes” and changes to the cistus flower card. 🙂

  16. Diane Zalusky says:

    I love the white heat embossed flower on the watercolor paper. I was looking for it after it showed up in my email. so striking.

  17. Lovely variety in the style of these cards, I always enjoy cards that require no colouring and I greatly appreciate the process video, thanks for sharing.

  18. Hi Amber 🙂 You’ve been one very beautifully busy lady!!! You chose several of my favorites from the new release too! How simply beautiful! Thanks for inspiring me 🙂

  19. Absolutely gorgeous and inspiring set of cards. I absolutely adore that lotus design on the vellum – that a lovely look!

  20. Black and white with green is very unusual and effective. The coloring for the lotus stamp is particularly interesting. Altenew sure scored with the new brush stamps too

  21. She made it look so easy! Altenew keeps coming up with so many innovative ways to create beautiful cards – I love them!

  22. Cyndi Morris says:

    Beautiful cards. The Inked Lotus stamp is definitely one of my favorites from this fantastic release, and that card is gorgeous.

  23. What wonderful cards. You are so talented.

  24. More awesome ideas, Amber! Thanks so much for sharing these beautiful creations. I will be playing with a couple f these techniques today!!

  25. Debbie Skluzak says:

    Love these cards . Great job.

  26. Subhashini S says:

    It seems you had a blast with those supplies! Thanks for the great inspiration

  27. Barbara A Heinly says:

    Thank you for the vellum tip and the variety of cards that are quick to make.

  28. Annette Gordon says:

    Such pretty cards! I love the large script you used on the cards. And I love how well they go together. Beautiful! And since I am horrible at colouring I was very drawn to these cards and the different styles.

  29. Liz Jutila says:

    Wonderful, diverse samples, Amber! Loved each one! Thanks for the great inspiration.

  30. I love your cards; especially that Lotus in Vellum. Thank you for sharing the video.

  31. Sheri Hartman says:

    You always do such lovely work. These cards are no different.

  32. Amber Bissonnette says:

    Beautiful cards!! Love the new release. Especially the alpha stamps

  33. Love the flowering cistus card. They were all pretty, but I think that is my favorite. TFS

  34. Joanne M Hoffmann says:

    I ordered the Brushed Alpha Stamp Set…I fell in love with it as soon as I saw it and thought it would sell out fast! Your Clean Graphic Cards are beautiful and sometimes simple is all we need! Wonderful, Amber!! HEARTS!!

  35. Inkin' Chickie says:

    I like the idea to pop up the vellum. Favorite is the dotted hey. I like how that turned out after the adjustments.

  36. These are all fantastic. I think my favorite is the galaxy lotus, because, well, it’s a galaxy lotus! Who wouldn’t love that? But really, the colors, the vellum, it’s just perfect.

  37. Zlatka Kabaivanova says:

    Beautiful cards! Love the watercolor paper backgrounds.

  38. Angela Person says:

    Beautiful cards! I love the new alphabet stamp set.

  39. Very pretty cards, Amber. I really like the Mega Brush Alpha letters. The Inked Lotus card using the vellum was very nice. I liked how you placed the Inked Lotus vellum piece over the smaller background panel. It really made the card stand out. Thanks for sharing your ideas with us!🌈

  40. Melissa Friedrich says:

    Gorgeous cards, and the Inked stamp line is one of my faves too with the sketchy look. Thanks for another awesome video tutorial for no coloring options.

  41. Super video with great ideas & lovely cards Amber. I don’t pre-plan my cards either & quite often change my ideas mid-stream. Glad you left it in to see how you made it work. I love the first card.

  42. Brenda McKinley says:

    Really cool cards! I love the alphabet stamps! Gotta have them. 😀

  43. Lauryne Cunningham says:

    Your cards are so lovely! I love the tip about about adding dimension to vellum- the single lotus looks gorgeous on your card!

  44. Pam Boedeker says:

    You are right about that alpha. I’d better grab one before they sell out.

  45. Catherine L says:

    Wonderful cards! I love how you didn’t use any coloring on them – perfect for those of use who aren’t great with watercolors or alcohol markers. Thank you!

  46. I love your bold graphic look on your great set of cards, Amber! Thanks so much for the inspiration! Take care! 🙂

  47. Christine A says:

    I love the way you used the pattern papers to make these beautiful cards. Great inspiration!

  48. Wonderful no color card designs!

  49. Wanda S Radler says:

    Your cards are pretty as always. I really love the vellum flower one. easy but so elegant!

  50. Heidi Rees says:

    Amazing cards! Nothing better than quick and easy card techniques! Thank you for the inspiration! I’m off to watch your video now!

  51. The coloring of a lovely image can make me change my mind because i need a card NOW and if i dont take time and care, I’ll mess up that beautiful image. You’ve solved my problem!! I especially love the last card on the “shades of red” paper with the white embossing. Very striking!

  52. Miriam Prantner says:

    Love your bold and graphic cards! That first one especially is my favorite!

  53. Chris Rasmussen says:

    Your cards are lovely, they look easy to make. Thank you for sharing.

  54. Michelle Sauve' says:

    Thank you for sharing your four clean and simple AND beautiful cards.

  55. Sharon Gullikson says:

    WOW, the variety…these are all very pretty and different.

  56. Mary-Anne V says:

    Fabulous cards…love the mega brush alphabet set.

  57. Meghan Kennihan says:

    I love how you used the patterned papers! Just beautiful designs! Thank you for the video!

  58. Lynn Young says:

    As always I love all of your cards, but I a particularly partial to the HEY card. I love the color combination.

  59. Susie Risk says:

    The lotus is so beautiful!💙

  60. Claudia K Anderson says:

    The Brush Alpha stamp set is so wonderful! I love coloring, and I love not having to color, so thank you for the inspiration!

  61. I just love these stamps. You did a great job.

  62. Marisela Delgado says:

    such pretty cards

  63. Jeane Campbell says:

    Love your cards. I added that Delicate Bouquet to my wishlist. Beautiful release for May, Altenew!. Staying home, crafting, reading, blog hopping, and staying safe.

  64. Dorothy A says:

    Your cards are all so beautiful. I think I’m falling for the delicate bouquet stamp set. Thank you for the video! Always so helpful and inspiring!

  65. Cheryl Townley says:

    My favourite so far is the Inked Lotus. So dramatic. Ooh – and the alphabets. They look fantastic.

  66. Patty A Eifert says:

    These are awesome Amber, and so quick to put together! I love clean & simple and can color worth a hoot so I thank you so much for these great ideas!

  67. Nancy Dempsey says:

    Beautiful cards! I especially love the green card with the black polka dots.

  68. Nancy Walburn says:

    Nice, Amber. I love the Alpha set.

  69. Gorgeous cards, Amber. My favorite is the one with the Delicate Bouquet stamp set. Very classy and CAS!

  70. Suzan Fohringer says:

    Love the simplicity and ease of the white embossed card on the washed paper. Thank you.

  71. Nice representation of this new release, That mega brush letter stamp set is a must. I love it. Really like the delicate bouquet as well.

  72. Laurie A Black says:

    beautiful cards, I love the lotus on vellum over that pretty paper

  73. Cheryl Rigney says:

    Beautiful cards, Amber!! I love the vellum lotus and the tip for adding dimension. Thanks for sharing!

  74. Barbara Matthews says:

    Love your cards, especially the first one with the lotus flower on vellum. Thanks for the tip.

  75. Love your vellum tip…that will come in handy! Really enjoy watching your videos…your presentation and style are perfect for me! And, I wouldn’t be watching your videos if I didn’t love your cards! Thanks…

  76. Retta Lutte says:

    Thank you so much for the tutorial. I am so glad to show us the process of your cardmaking. I too, make cards with only a rough idea when I start. It doesn’t always work out well, but the surprise is always fun! Beautiful cards!!!!

  77. barbara lassiter says:

    These are all beautiful, even without the coloring. I love the Lotus set and the Delicate bouquet set thus far on this blog hop journey. I would have all the release, if I could! Lol!

  78. Such lovely cards! Thanks for the inspiration. I am now looking at my printed papers!

  79. the lotus treatment was stunning

  80. Carolyn R says:

    I love the delicate bouquet and lotus stamps. Beautiful cards once again, Amber.

  81. BECCA YAHRLING says:

    I am all for no coloring – I’m a total novice! lol Your cards are
    all beautiful. Love the vellum flower & sentiment.

  82. Beautiful cards. Thank you for sharing this great release.

  83. joy meadows says:

    Love these pretty no color cards, Amber! They are all so striking and seem to be easy to make, too.

  84. Terri Sandoval says:

    I always love your creations!

  85. Jeanne Beam says:

    Such beautiful cards. Thanks so much for sharing your creativity.

  86. Katherine Herbert says:

    Great cards 🙂 something for every style

  87. Sweet Sarah says:

    Really love all these cards! Thanks for the great video. Makes it so much easier to CASE!

  88. all your cards are beautiful and I love that patterned paper you used on the last one, beautiful way to make quick and easy cards