Friday, May 15, 2015

Altenew Ink Pad Blog Hop

Hi everyone! It's Friday--yeah!


It's also the release of the new Altenew Dye inks. Yeah! To celebrate, we're having a special blog hop. If you're hopping along, you should be coming from May's blog. Here's the complete list:

Jocelyn Olson <-- You are here.

I made two projects showing the inks. First up, a card:

Vintage Flowers Thank You


I used the Vintage Flowers Stamps and Vintage Flowers Dies for the flowers and leaves. The new inks are made to work with multi-step flowers--there are four coordinating red inks and four yellow. Plus, there are three coordinating green inks that are perfect for leaves and a black. I've used 11 of the 12 inks on this card.

Vintage Flowers Thank You

For the pink flower, I used Ruby Red, Coral Berry, and Frosty Pink. For the yellow flower, I used Caramel Toffee, Warm Sunshine, and Buttercream. On both cards, I stamped off the final (fourth) layer (Frosty Pink and Buttercream). The Jet Black I used for the Label Love sentiment is very dark and has great coverage.

Here's another close-up:

Vintage Flowers Thank You

I also stamped and fussy cut a butterfly from the Painted Butterflies set. For the outline, I used the Grapevine ink. It's a gorgeous color and unlike any other I have. Behind the panel, I did a little watercoloring using the Coral Berry and Buttercream inks to look like a shadow.

Next, I have a CAS tag:

Thank You Tag

I used the dye inks to watercolor the Peony Scrolls flower. I used all three of the yellow inks (Buttercream, Warm Sunshine, and Caramel Toffee) and a small amount of Coral Berry. Now I'm not a stellar watercolorer, but I wanted to show how well the colors blend together.

I have to say, these inks are fantastic! They are very crisp, dry quickly, and I only had light staining from the darkest reds. Something that drives me nuts about some dye inks is ink transfer between colors (even after cleaning). Fortunately, I didn't have any problems with discoloration with the Altenew inks. The coverage is fantastic, even on solid stamps. I typically use pigment inks, but I would definitely buy all of the Altenew inks.

Prizes: There are two ways to win!

To celebrate this release, Altenew will draw three winners who will each receive a $30 gift certificate to their online store. Please leave a comment on the Altenew blog by Friday, May 22nd 11:59pm EST for a chance to win. The winners will be announced on Saturday, May 23rd.

Altenew is also offering a $30 gift certificate for comments on this blog post. For a chance to win this extra gift certificate, please leave a comment on my post by Friday, March 22nd at 11:59pm.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Next up on the hop is the incredible Marika. I'm sure you're in for a treat!


262 comments:

  1. Lovely color combinations! Card and tag are beautiful!

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  2. Both of your projects are beautiful, Jocelyn. Love that you did some water coloring with the inks! Thanks for sharing your thoughts about the inks :)

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  3. Oh my gosh, what beautiful projects :-)

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  4. Oh, I love the design on the card! Awesome background as well! Great projects!

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  5. Lovely cards.! The colors are yummy.

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  6. Simply stunning cards! and the new inks look wonderful!

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  7. Oh, I love those light roses. I have admired that stamp set for a long time!

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  8. Great card, great stamps, great ink ... Great company!!!!

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  9. What a wonderful use of texture, colour and design.

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  10. Such a wonderful color palate! Soft and elegant :)

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  11. Gorgeous card and tag! So excited about these inks!

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  12. I like the idea of less staining! And these colors are simply gorgeous, especially when paired with the Altenew stamps. Thanks for sharing!

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  13. The ink colors are gorgeous and give the beautiful stamps a wonderful retro feel. Your cards are lovely.

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  14. Lovely flowers and gorgeous inks!

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  15. Lovely flowers and gorgeous inks!

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  16. Very interesting background and a perfect colors for flowers!!! Love it!!!

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  17. You create real miracles. I love these cards.
    Regards,
    Bozena

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  18. Very pretty card and love your tag!!!!!

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  19. Pretty! Thanks for sharing!

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  20. Oh my great goodness! So beautiful Jocelyn! TFS!
    Dolly

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  21. Gorgeous card, Jocelyn and love the tag! These inks looks awesome.

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  22. beautifull inks!!!
    cards are gorgeous!!!

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  23. I love that Altenew is releasing new ink colors corresponding to their ever-popular and amazing layered stamp sets!! How neat to add in some watercoloring so that we could see the versatility!! Thanks so much for the review!

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  24. Very pretty projects. The ink shadow behind the flowers adds a lot and really draws attention to the flowers.

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  25. Thank you for the card and tag with new inks. Love yours:)

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  26. Love the colours! Great cards!

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  27. Love the card and tag. These new inks make your card beautiful. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  28. WOW!! LOVE how you did the shading behind the flowers and your watercoloring is amazing!!! I am obsessed with it right now and can't get enough of it!! TFS!

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  29. Wow!! Awesome projects!! Love the color shades and how you used them two different ways!!

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  30. The "brick" embossing really enhances the flowers. The coloring is so pretty and popping the flowers off the card is a great idea.
    Love this card.
    thanks for sharing.

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  31. Beautiful creations! These inks are perfect for the multiple step stamping for the Altenew stamp sets!

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  32. Beautiful stamping and water coloring.... just wow!

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  33. Two beautiful projects.... love the CAS tag!

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  34. Wow! Love the texture and the style of the first card. It is beautiful!

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  35. Both projects are stunning but that card knocks me out.

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  36. Both projects are stunning but that card knocks me out.

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  37. So exciting, this new release!! Altenew is so generous. Lovely creations!

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  38. i love these new colors! can't wait to get them! makes life so much easier!

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  39. I'm getting more and more excited! these projects are beautiful and the inks look amazing!

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  40. These projects are excellent showcases of the new ink colors - super fun and so beautiful!! Love your talent and I think you have created such gorgeousness!!! The background on your first card is so cool!!

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  41. Such beautiful projects! Loving these new colors!

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  42. Jocelyn, love your projects! They are very beautiful!

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  43. Beautiful samples. Love the new inks.

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  44. such beautiful colors, loved the card and tag.

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  45. Your card and tag are simply beautiful! I love the new inks; such pretty colors.

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  46. Lovely cards. I love the new ink colors and love that they don't stain. Can't wait to try them!

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  47. The card is so pretty - great dimension and the water colored shadow is a nice touch. The tag peony is beautifully colored.

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  48. Gorgeous colours and a refreshing thought that the inks won't destroy my stamps!

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  49. Lovely cards, using my favourite stamp sets. Interesting to hear your comments on the new inks - good to know about the lack of colour transfer as this can be such a pain when you're using dark colours. Adding these to my wish list today!

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  50. Very pretty card and tag! The inks blend so nicely! Love the coordinating colors.

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  51. Wow both the card and the gift tag is so pretty.. the light water coloring behind the roses.. looks so beautiful.. I love the ink colors .. Cant wait to get inky.. Thanks for the chance to win the Altenew Gift card.

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  52. Oh my your roses..............lovely.

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  53. Absolutely lovely projects!!! I love roses stamps :)

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  54. lovely card and tag - nice to know that the inks that the inks are so crisp and don't transfer

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  55. Beautiful projects and the inks look amazing.

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  56. Beautiful! I can't wait to try the new Inks!

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  57. Fabulous colors! So much versatility with the ability to stamp off and still get a good covering!

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  58. Lovely card! I am so excited to try these inks!

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  59. Your projects showcase the inks beautifully!

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  60. You've really shown off what these inks can do in a beautiful way.

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  61. Beautiful. The ink really does a nice job of water coloring.

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  62. Beautiful projects, love the pretty colors!!!

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  63. These are absolutely BEAUTIFUL! I love the way you used the different inks on those flowers and leaves! Wow! And the tag is just delightful! I could sit and stare and daydream at these projects all day contentedly! ❤️

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  64. Patricia PousadaMay 15, 2015 at 12:54 PM

    The combination of the colors are perfect, and the result is really very beautiful. Thanks for share your work.

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  65. So pretty! I like that you added a bit of the watercoloring behind the flowers on the card and the peony on the tag is just gorgeous!

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  66. Oh, Girl! You've Got Talent! Love Your Creations!

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  67. gorgeous colors, great card and tag

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  68. Lovely projects! The background of the card is subtle, yet so beautiful!

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  69. Stunning creations!

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  70. Jocelyn, LOVE your color choices on these gorgeous floral stamped projects! Altenew has fabulous new releases and now I see that they also have terrific coordinating ink pads!

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  71. Great job, beautiful card and cute tag! The colors great!

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  72. Love your card and tag...beautiful!

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  73. Both projects are so pretty, Jocelyn! These new inks seem to be perfect for multi-step stamp sets and also watercoloring!

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  74. Your card is gorgeous and
    lovely work on your tag!
    Carla from Utah

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  75. Love your beautiful projects! Altenew stamps are so gorgeous. I have the new inks & the stamps at the top of my wish list.

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  76. I love how the inks are designed to co ordinate with the multi layered stamps. Your flowers are beautiful. Love the partial embossing too. Thanks

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  77. I am so happy to hear about the new inks, and to hear they are passing with such high grades, Jocelyn... I am definitely in the market for new!!!
    =] Michele

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  78. These inks are beautiful...love the card with the slight shadow water colouring. Love the wat these ink also act as water colours...gorgeous tag.

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  79. Absolutely gorgeous cards...the inks, in your hands, are magical! I'm on the search for new inks, and I think I've found them!
    ~c

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  80. Wow, your flowers look amazing with the new inks. Lovely design and colors.

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  81. I am really excited about these colors. I have so many altenew multi step stamp sets and love the color coordination!

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  82. I love how the inks layer perfectly!

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  83. These new colors are gorgeous. Love your cards!

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  84. Lovely card and a tag! Very thoughtful to make some shading behind the flowers I love that idea ;)

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  85. Gorgeous! I would love to see how you did the watercolor; it is really beautiful!

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  86. Absolutely, LOVE the cute tag! Beautiful cards, too!

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  87. Very pretty card & tag. Love the colours!

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  88. This tag is so simple and yet so cute!

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  89. Amazing creations! Love how you watercolored the background on your card, and the tag is so pretty :)

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  90. Gorgeous cards, the ink colors are beautiful.

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  91. Very pretty! I'm excited about these new inks.

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  92. SOOOO beautiful! LOVE the watercolored flower - and how beautiful the colors blend!

    housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
    www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

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  93. Lovely cards, Jocelyn! Love that Altenew inks helped me take the guess work out of matching colors for the multi-step stamps that I love! I sure hope to win a certificate to help me purchase all of these colors!

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  94. Love the cards and the flowers. Colors are awesome and can be used for watercolor too. Aweome!

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  95. I am so impressed at how varied/unique everyone's colors are just from 12 original colors... I really can't wait to buy some of these!

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  96. These inks look fabulous! I love the watercolor results....just gorgeous!

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  97. So pretty! Thanks for inspiring!

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  98. beautiful card, and your emboss is awesome!!

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  99. Your card and tag are so lovely!

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  100. Your card and tag are so lovely!

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  101. Beautiful flowers on both your tag and card.

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  103. Great card and tag the watercolor really makes the flower.

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  104. Lovely card. Love how the inks blend together.

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  105. Did you say four red inks... that all coordinate? Did you write that just for me? :) These flowers and the way you've stamped them are absolutely gorgeous. As is your card and your tag. So well done!

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  106. Your card and tag are scrumptious! Love these new inks!

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  107. I love your card! It os really beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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  108. Your cards are beautiful love the watercolored one these inks look fantastic definetly going to be a must have

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  109. I'm amazed at the beautiful stamping done with these inks!

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  110. Love both your card and tag - such wonderful yellows and pinks that go soooooo well with the Peony and Vintage Flowers, oh gorgeous!

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  111. The inks are so perfect for the multilayer flowers!

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  112. Beautiful card and tag in scrumptious colors!

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  113. So pretty! Love these new ink colors!

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  114. I have to admit to needing more practice with the rose stamps- just haven't quiet gotten them right or found the right color combos. I think they've solved my color problem quiet nicely so it's just time for more practice!

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  115. Lovely the beautiful flowers, love the colours and love the background. Just love it all really :)

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  116. Love the layers of interest and the embossed foundation is terrific!

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  117. Really pretty creations! I'm especially drawn to the tag. The colors are lovely :)

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  118. Beautiful flowers and colors. Thanks for sharing.

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  119. Thank you for showing watercolor! Cant wait for my inks! I ordered them all tonight!

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  120. Love the card! & in special the tag! so lovely water coloring! Thank you for the inspiration!

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  121. Wow, the card has so much great detail, the colors, the pop up panel & flowers, the embossing. The watercolor behind the flower grouping is a great finishing touch!

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  122. beautiful colors those inks are fantastic and your card designs are awesome!

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  123. Beautiful cards and the colors... wow!

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  124. It's clever that the inks are made to coordinate wit the multi-stage stamps. That should make it easier to use them I think.

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  125. Wow these inks really take the guess work of what colors to combine! Live it!

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  126. If the inks are a fraction of loveliness as the stamps, then are we in for a treat!!

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  127. Stunning !!!! Of course I had to buy them all!!!!!

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  128. Your card is amazing! I love the new inks

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  129. I love vintage flowers set of stamps and the background on a card is super with them.

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  130. Adorable work! Love the flowers and also the shading

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  131. Wow that card is simply gorgeous!

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  132. Such a pretty way to use the stamps, loved it.

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  133. Your cards look amazing and so do the flowers with those beautiful inks. Bet they are lovely to use too!

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  134. I love both of your samples, Jocelyn, and appreciate your take on the new inks. They sound great! I love the crispness of the black ink and the various tones of the others are lovely.

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  135. Inks that work for multi-step stamping are something very close to my heart!!!!!

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  136. The inks look fantastic! So smart to release inks colors that are perfect for Altenews great multi step stamp sets!
    Wonderful cards! The textured background is lovely with the flowers.

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  137. Great card design....and the colors are outstanding!!

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  138. Your card and tag are beautiful! I love this flower stamp set and I am so impressed with these new inks. Thanks for the amazing inspiration!

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  139. These are beautiful, thank you for sharing. I think I'm going to "need" to get my hands on these inks.

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  140. Lovely card and beautiful tag!

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  141. Lovely bright card and very stylish and gentle tag!

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  142. Cool card and love the colors.

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  143. Beautiful card & tag. Love the stamps! (I believe you meant MAY 22, NOT March 22! ???)

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  144. thank you so much for sharing your beautiful project - i really like the watercoloring behind the flowers - looks very nice:)

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  145. Your tag and card are simply beautiful Jocelyn!

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  146. Your tag and card are simply beautiful Jocelyn!

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  147. Beautiful projects!! The inks look gorgeous!

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  148. I'm so interested in these new inks, showcased beautifully in your card & tag. I was impressed when you mentioned that there isn't the issue of color transfer. I'm with you, it drives me crazy!

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  149. Gorgeous card and tag Jocelyn. Love the pretty images, especially the roses. What an exciting new product line from Altanew.

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  150. Your card is beautiful! Love the new inks. Such a gorgeous gradation of color!

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  151. Love the card and tag. The new inks look great.

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  152. I love your card and the tag! Absolutely stunning! Beautiful showcasing of the great new inks!

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  153. Gorgeous card and tag, so crisp and clean :)

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  154. Both the card and the tag are beautiful!

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  155. Very beautiful! I love how these colors work together.

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  156. The flowers are beautiful and I love the way you cut around them and popped them up on the first card.

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  157. Gorgeous card and tag! I love the way you colored the flowers and butterfly. Thanks for sharing.

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  158. Lovely card. Colors are so pretty. TFS

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  159. Your projects are just beautiful. The Card is so delicate and pretty and how nice to see the inks used as watercolors on the tag

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  160. What a great use of the inks. Love your samples.

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  161. Beautiful cards with wonderful colors.

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  162. Lovely card, I love this stamp set . I need to get these inks!!!

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  163. I love the watercoloring you did on your tag. It's absolutely beautiful. I'm so excited for these inks.

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  164. Beautiful card and tag! The new inks look great.

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