Hi there! Today, I am thrilled to be part of the new Trailblazing Inks Release Blog Hop introducing these beautiful new inks from Altenew! You should have arrived here from Mindy Eggen, and your next stop is Nathalie DeSousa. You can also start back at the beginning of the hop at the Altenew Blog in case you get lost! These new Trailblazing dye inks feature a brand new shape, screw on tops, and a brand new ink formulation, and they come in three color families, each containing four shades that layer beautifully together: Frosted Foliage, Woodland Escape, and Blue Mountains. Here’s a peek at all of the colors:
Aren’t they just the most beautiful subtle shades? I particularly adore the greens in Frosted Foliage; they are a charming, muted silvery green that is a gorgeous addition to the Altenew color family.
I’ve used all three new sets of ink for these two cards using two different techniques to showcase how beautifully the colors work together! I kept the colors simple to allow the beautiful new colors from the Trailblazing inks to be the stars of the show. Let’s get started with the details!
My first card highlights the stunning greens from the Frosted Foliage quartet. I used blending brushes to blend the Frosted Foliage inks with the Meadow Burst layering stencil on a mini slimline card front. This stencil has lots of foliage, which makes it a perfect companion for the silvery green Frosted Foliage inks. Don’t they layer beautifully? Such gorgeous shades of green that will surely be staples at my desk with all of Altenew’s floral layering sets! I also added some charming blue flowers using the new Water Hyacinth and adding touches of Crystal Violet ink to add some color variation for the flowers.
I also created some custom colored cardstock (say that three times fast!) for my greeting using the Indigo Skies ink, which is the darkest shade of the Blue Mountains ink quartet. I simply die cut both the detail and background layers of the “for you” sentiment from the Sweet Sentiments die set, reserving the negative outline. I placed my sentiment detail layer back inside the negative space, then used a blending brush to blend Indigo Skies on the entire die cut. Placing this intricate die cut back inside of the negative space helps to keep it stable when you’re ink blending! I adhered them together and added them to my stenciled card front using some foam adhesive, adding some simple accents with some shiny sequins.
My second card features the Woodland Escape inks, this time blended onto each layer of a layering flower die cut! This is a great way to create your different layers if you don’t keep a ton of colored cardstock around. I simply die cut each of the layers from the small peony from the Peony Dream layering dies, then used a blending brush to blend each of the four inks from Woodland Escape on the four die cut pieces. Because these inks are designed to layer together, they work beautifully for the layers on layering dies, as well! I used the same technique on the foliage, using the lightest two shades of the Frosted Foliage quartet and adhering all of the die cut pieces together using liquid adhesive.
To create a simple background for my colorful peach peony, I hot foiled the frame from Adorned Frame Hot Foil Plate + Die set using some metallic gunmetal hot foil. I adhered it to a white card front using some thin foam tape squares. I added my peony and foliage with some thicker foam adhesive to add some extra height, then added a foiled greeting from the Sweet Sentiments Hot Foil and Die set, foiled using the same gunmetal foil as the frame. A simple card, but I love how that peach peony just pops from the simple background!
Well, that’s all for my projects today! Now for some fun giveaway information:
$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 11/19/2022 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 11/21/2022.
Your next stop is Nathalie DeSousa. Thanks so much for stopping by today, and happy hopping!
Leah W. says
I purchased that stencil set not long ago and just love it. 🙂 This is making me want to play around with it even more. TFS!
Elaine Lozano says
The hot foiing to the cards really accented the colors..beautiful!
Jayne Haumschild says
Wow I love these colors and the way you shade. (I think that’s what you call it.) So pretty
Simply gorgeous! Loving the new colors!
Beautiful colors and beautiful flowers!
Joni J. Seith says
Beautiful cards. The first one is stunning!
I agree with you Emily, the greens are so pretty, and now there’s another stencil set I must have 🙂
LINDA FILLDS says
I love those cards and the new colors. My must have on my list now is Woodland Escape and also the Meadow Burst stencil.. gorgeous…. tyfs 🙂
Your color combinations are exquisite! Beautiful cards!
Vicki Dutcher says
Awesome showcased cards! I love the blue & green one
Sharon Gullikson says
FOR YOU looks really pretty with the branches and leaves. Very pretty
Virginia L. says
So artistic and beautiful, Emily!! xo
Jary Nan Riolo says
I love the Meadow Burst Stencils! The new colors are simply gorgeous with them!!
Beautiful creations and lovely colors!
Debbie Br says
Really lovely cards! Lovin the first card with the gorgeous blue and green!
Nancy Wilcox says
These inks are amazing. I love your foliage card.
Absolutely love your cards. The new colors of ink are great and love the idea of a twist in lid.
Mary Holshouser says
Love the spray of flowers.
So delicate. The framing
of the other flower is great.
thanks for sharing
Denise Bryant says
Love the way you combined these beautiful colors for your lovely cards! Awesome designs!
Meghan Kennihan says
Gorgeous flowers and lovely inks! I hope the new formula is nice and juicy!
Love the first card especially. The colours used are exceptional together. The layering die cut makes a beautiful card as well. Great inspiration for us.
I love how elegant and soft your cards are, yet vibrant and full of color! Those inks are quite pretty! I’m looking forward trying them out.
Both cards are so very pretty! The blues and greens combine so well.
Two gorgeous cards!
Maureen R says
These are really Beautiful cards!!!
Jeanne Rice says
Wow, gorgeous! Love the new colors especially the blues.
Lou M says
Love the cards. The colors are amazing
Meadow Burst is so pretty, like a watercolor! The blues are my favorites, but I am loving all three sets!
Gorgeous cards! The second card is my favorite!
Linda BL says
So pretty! Love how you used the new colors.
Deborah Hellman says
Beautiful cards… love the new inks.
Victoria A Banaszak says
These are stunning! Thank you for sharing.
Fantastic cards and the colors look so good
Patt H. says
Beautiful cards! I can’t wait to try these gorgeous new inks. The round shape & locking lids are wonderful!
Sara Dick says
Colors look beautiful on your cards! Nice work
Your last card is stunning! Thanks for sharing. It’s a perfect, special occasion card, for so many different occasions!
Arlene Plastine says
I love your cards Emily, especially the green and blue one. These will have to go on my wishlist for now.
Susan A Logan says
Love the new inks, especially the round shape and twist on and off caps. The new color, Indigo Skies is a favorite. Can’t wait to try them using the Meadow Burst stencils.
LAURA CASSELMAN says
I love the silvery blues and greens. These are beautiful!
Those colors are perfect for the frosted foliage set!
Michele F says
I think I love them!
Verna Angerhofer says
I love the beautiful card designs you have created with the new ink pads!
Donna Walls says
Gorgeous card Emily, I always look forward to seeing what you create.
Sandra Baggarly says
Thanks for sharing your beautiful cards! They showcase the new inks well.
Sylvie Greeniaus says
What a fabulous design. So looking forward to trying out these inks. Thank You for releasing them just before Christmas!
Patricia A Wood says
I love the blue mountain colors
Geri S says
Wow! Stunning cards! And the ink colors are perfectly named “Trailblazing” for matching flora and fauna, as well as being round with fabulous twist tops! A must have on my list!
Pam B says
Amazing use of color. Great job!
Jeanne Beam says
Gorgeous cards! Love the new colors.
Thanks for sharing.
Marisela Delgado says
Paula Casey says
Your cards are stunning! Thank you!
Karen Letchworth says
Your “For You” card is my favorite. What amazing dye inks and you’ve showcased them all SO beautifully. Thanks for the wonderful Altenew inspiration.
So beautiful! The colors of Altenews new release are stunning—as ALWAYS your cards are a knock out !
Vickie Davis says
Love your cards and the look of these new inks.
So beautiful ❤️, amazing cards 😍
Gorgeous cards, love the meadow burst
Lauryne Cunningham says
Lovely cards! I really like the blues and greens together on the first card!
Beautiful cards – love the artisan way you incorporated with the stencil. Soft and inviting, feeling of hopefulness. Thank you.
Jenna Chapman says
Beautiful cards. The new inks look so lovely on both of these. I love the greens and blues together on the first card. Dreamy!
Bo Gilmore says
Hi Emily, you always make the most beautiful cards. I can’t wait to try these inks. They look amazing!