Altenew | Ink Colors + Color Combos Chart

Altenew | Ink Colors + Color Combos Chart

Hello friends! If you enjoy stamping and Color Layering (using multiple layers to create one image) in particular, then you are probably like me – always on the lookout for perfect color combos. Altenew recently released several new ink colors and I’ve been eagerly waiting to receive them in my design team box so that I can update my ink chart, check out new combos and share them with you!

I like Altenew’s ink for color layering in particular because they almost do not stain stamps. The darkest colors will stain very little; these inks are also very easy to clean up from stamps, there’s no need for special ink cleaner.

First I’d like to share the updated chart, I hope some of you will find it helpful, I know color charts like these help me a lot (usually when I’m doing my stamping), but if you are looking to pick up some new inks and wonder about the colors, this should be helpful as well. The only color that I am missing here is darkest gray, hoping to get it soon; the lightest colors here are a bit different from what they are in real life, it is quite hard to capture the true color on camera. Click the image below to enlarge it.

Altenew | Ink Colors + Color Combos Chart

The majority of these colors are released in groups of 4 making it very easy for stampers who enjoy multi layer images to create beautiful impressions (and Altenew also has mini ink cubes and full size ink pads in groups of four – I have large sets linked below). There are however a few colors (Mango Smoothie, Cotton Candy, Peach Perfect and Dark Chocolate) that are not a part of any set, but they still work nicely with other colors.

Seeing colors in a color chart is one thing, but seeing how they actually work on a stamped image is something totally different, so here I have another chart where I used a 4-layer rose to stamp the recommended color combos and also a few color combos that I enjoy using. I’ve included the name of the 4 ink pad set (if it was used for stamping) and also names of the ink pads going from light to dark on these samples:

Altenew | Ink Colors + Color Combos Chart

I also would like to share a few of my notes/tips:

GREEN FIELDS | this is a nice green, perfect for stamping leaves. If you want a lighter image you can start with the lightest gray, Morning Frost, and then use Frayed Leaf and Forest Glades. This gives a much lighter green combo.

RED SUNSET | this is a beautiful peachy-red set. I want to try stamping flowers using the two lighter colors (Blush and Rouge) along with a Perfect Peach color from another set for a peach-colored flower.

COOL SUMMER NIGHT | Fabulous teal color, very beautiful and warm.

GLACIER CAVES | Also a beautiful blue, but its a cold blue.

SHADES OF PURPLE | Nice purple combo, however the darkest color, Midnight Violet, is very vibrant compared to the 3 other colors, which seem more muted.

RED COSMOS | The original red-pink combo, works great with new pinks, there’s an example of a flower stamped using Blush and Cotton Candy and other one using Cotton Candy in between the Frosty Pink and Coral Berry.

SUMMER AFTERNOON | The original yellow combo, it works okay with the Mango Smoothie (the Warm Sunshine and Mango Smoothie do look very similar and aren’t always distinguishable on a layered flower) and also work great with Dark Chocolate (skip the first Buttercream).

I also want to link to some of my older projects to share a closer look at some of these sets. I don’t yet have any cards featuring new inks, but I do have many using previously-released colors. Click the image to go to a blog post.

Altenew | Clean & Simple Stamping with Mini Stamps - Be the Change You Want To See in Others by @yanasmakula using stamps and inks from @altenew

Cool Summer Night + Green Fields

Altenew | Simple Stamped Cards with Altenew - Sending Happy Birthday Wishes

Cool Summer Night

Altenew | Simple Stamped Cards with Altenew - You Inspire Me

Frosty Pink + Cotton Candy and Sea Glass

Altenew | Simple Stamped Cards with Altenew - Sending Love

Coral Berry + Ruby Red + Grapevine

Altenew | Masked and Stamped Background with Beautiful Day stamp set. Video

Frosty Pink + Cotton Candy + Coral Berry

Buttercream + Mango Smoothie + Warm Sunshine

Yana Smakla | Thank You For Being My Friend Card using Watercolor Wonders stamp set

Sea Glass + Ocean Waves + Dusk

Yana Smakula | Simple Embossed Sentiments for Cards with Spellbinders dies and Altenew Stamps | Video tutorial

Buttercream + Warm Sunshine + Caramel Toffee

Altenew November Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Soft Lilac + Lavender Fields + Midnight Violet

SUPPLIES

I’m listing the products I used below. Click on the link to go directly to the product. Where available I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you so much for your support!

Altenew Coral Berry Dye Ink Pad
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Altenew Frosty Pink Dye Ink Pad
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Altenew Warm Sunshine Dye Ink Pad
Altenew Warm Sunshine Dye Ink Pad
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Altenew Jet Black Dye Ink Pad
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Altenew Buttercream Dye Ink Pad
Altenew Buttercream Dye Ink Pad
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Altenew Caramel Toffee Dye Ink Pad
Altenew Caramel Toffee Dye Ink Pad
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Altenew Ruby Red Dye Ink Pad
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Altenew Frayed Leaf Dye Ink Pad
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Altenew Forest Glades Dye Ink Pad
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Altenew Evergreen Dye Ink Pad
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Altenew Sea Glass Crisp Dye Ink
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Altenew Ocean Waves Crisp Dye Ink
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Altenew Dusk Crisp Dye Ink
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Altenew Cotton Candy Crisp Dye Ink Pad
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Altenew Mango Smoothie Crisp Dye Ink Pad
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Altenew Desert Night Crisp Dye Ink
Altenew Desert Night Crisp Dye Ink
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Altenew Midnight Violet Crisp Dye Ink
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Altenew Grapevine Crisp Dye Ink Pad
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Altenew Glacier Caves Crisp Dye Ink Pad Pack
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Altenew Arctic Crisp Dye Ink
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Altenew Carribean Sky Crisp Dye Ink
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Altenew Crimson Crisp Dye Ink Pad
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Altenew Evening Gray Crisp Ink Pad
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Altenew Moon Rock Crisp Dye Ink Pad
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Altenew Morning Frost Crisp Dye Ink Pad
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Altenew Persian Blue Crisp Dye Ink Pad
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Altenew Rouge Crisp Dye Ink Pad
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Altenew Sapphire Crisp Dye Ink Pad
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Altenew Velvet Crisp Dye Ink Pad
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Altenew Cool Summer Night Oval Set
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Altenew Paper Bag Crisp Dye Ink Pad
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Altenew Deep Iris Crisp Dye Ink Pad
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Altenew Lavender Fields Crisp Dye Ink Pad
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Altenew Soft Lilac Crisp Dye Ink Pad
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Altenew Dark Chocolate Crisp Dye Ink Pad
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Altenew Peach Perfect Crisp Dye Ink Pad
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Altenew Four Scoops Oval Set Crisp Dye Ink Pads
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Altenew Green Fields Oval Set Crisp Dye Ink Pads
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Altenew Red Cosmos Oval Set Crisp Dye Ink Pads
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Altenew Shades Of Purple Oval Set Crisp Dye Ink Pads
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Altenew Summer Afternoon Oval Set Crisp Dye Ink Pads
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Altenew Warm Gray Oval Set Crisp Dye Ink Pads
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28 Comments

    1. Great post. So helpful for me to see the 4 layer rose. Thanks s much!

    1. Thanks a bunch Yana! It’s finally happend, i’ve found Altenew so detailed color chart! I have been looking for it for a long time.. Again thank you, you know how hard for me was to make a decision in choosing ink 🙂

    1. This post is so great! And helpful for those who are struggling deciding which color to buy.

    1. Thank you so much for the Color charts.
      I have been deciding wether to invest in Altenew ink colours for some time and I must say, I think you just sealed it for me Yana. I love the colours and the way you have shown them.
      Can you tell me – Do Altenew have re- inkers? Thank you. T xx

    1. Thank you very much for the Colour charts. Most helpful.

    1. Great colour charts Yana.I don’t have any of Altenew’s inks yet as I have so many others but I def. will be trying them in the future.

    1. Thank you for doing this Yan – very helpful and lovely to see all (well almost – lol) in their glory 🙂

    1. Thank you so much Yana for this wonderful post. At the moment I do not have Dye ink, only Pigment ink, but with all these wonderful cards you make and that I can see on the other blogs, I ‘m seriously thinking about investing in some of them ! But they are so many on the market that I do not know which one to buy, which one is the best. I like the Altenew concept with their sets of 4 ink pad. Your color chart and your tips are so useful for beginners in stamp layering ! Thanks so much for sharing !

      1. my pleasure, Izzy! I like both pigment and dye, but truth be told I only use dye lately (the one pigment ink I use is Versafine – the best black one out there)

    1. I am loving the colored layering stamp sets! Thanks so much for this wonderful color info! I have a mini set of Altenew inks in my favorite color range, purple. You have inspired me to use them and order more color combos!

    1. Thank you very much for those charts. They are soooo helpful.

    1. I was having a hard time trying to decide which of the reds I wanted….but this just helped me decide quickly! Thank You for a wonderful post!

    1. A fantastic post to keep bookmarked as a reference. Such amazing colors and seeing them stamped out is so helpful! Now, I’ll just keep praying Altenew decides to offer reinkers!

      Thanks for much for this post, Yana! Wonderful resource!

    1. Thank you Yana!! This a such a helpful post…I have all the Crisp inks and am often be-fuddled as to which colors to layer. Your samples are beautiful and unique. Such a time saver:)) Hugs to you!!

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