Colored Pencil on Kraft + Dimensional Die Cuts + Altenew Crafty Friends Hop

Coloring on Kraft + Dimensional Die Cutting + Altenew Crafty Friends Blog Hop | Nina-Marie Design

Hello crafters, welcome to my stop in the Altenew Crafty Friends celebration blog hop! If you’ve already been joining in the fun, you should have arrived from Enza Gudor’s blog.

Coloring on Kraft + Dimensional Die Cutting + Altenew Crafty Friends Blog Hop | Nina-Marie Design

I wanted to work with one of Altenew’s newest stamp and die sets, Blooming Bouquet and create a dimensional background using the images. The theme of the Crafty Friends hop is to share a card inspired by one of your own crafty friends. And this card was very much inspired by my friend Yana Smakula; she is always sharing cards with detailed, dimensional floral backgrounds and I always love the results! Yana herself is such a kind person and I was thrilled to finally get to see her in real-life at Simon Says CREATE last April.

Coloring on Kraft + Dimensional Die Cutting + Altenew Crafty Friends Blog Hop | Nina-Marie Design

And I’ve not only got Yana as a friend, but SO many other people who have become so very dear to me. As many of you know, I work with Simon Says Stamp and my “Simon family” is very special to me; women like Heidi Crowl, Steph Leykauf, Sarah Kowalski, Shari Carroll and others. I truly love being part of Simon for many reasons, the most-important being the friendship.

I also have my best friend Ellen Haxelmans from Belgium, Maria Sabina Raita from Romania and Kelly Latevola from Ohio. These are just a few of my friends; I am truly blessed to have such special people in my life and that all of us share so many things in common, including crafting!

I was so happy to have Ellen visit me last month and spend a fun week together. That was our first time to spend REAL time together, as for the past 4 years we’ve only been able to Skype to see each other. So many special memories from that visit.

Another fun thing is that my sweet younger sister, Katrina Trapani has begun creating cards also, and has her own blog that she is starting to share her crafty ideas at! I am thrilled to see my sister get into crafting too!

Do you have a special crafty friend(s)?? Here is a fun collage of mine:

Coloring on Kraft + Dimensional Die Cutting + Altenew Crafty Friends Blog Hop | Nina-Marie Design
Coloring on Kraft + Dimensional Die Cutting + Altenew Crafty Friends Blog Hop | Nina-Marie Design
Coloring on Kraft + Dimensional Die Cutting + Altenew Crafty Friends Blog Hop | Nina-Marie Design
Coloring on Kraft + Dimensional Die Cutting + Altenew Crafty Friends Blog Hop | Nina-Marie Design
Coloring on Kraft + Dimensional Die Cutting + Altenew Crafty Friends Blog Hop | Nina-Marie Design
Coloring on Kraft + Dimensional Die Cutting + Altenew Crafty Friends Blog Hop | Nina-Marie Design
Coloring on Kraft + Dimensional Die Cutting + Altenew Crafty Friends Blog Hop | Nina-Marie Design

Pictured (L to R from top): Ellen, Sarah, Shari, Steph and Heidi, Maria, Kelly, Katrina.

So now let’s get to the card!

The beautiful flowers and leaves are stamped in a variety of Altenew dye inks (Rubellite, Olive, Bamboo, Emerald, Mountain Mist, Turquoise, Lavender Fields and Deep Iris) and then colored with Prismacolor pencils.

Coloring on Kraft + Dimensional Die Cutting + Altenew Crafty Friends Blog Hop | Nina-Marie Design

I purposely chose to work with kraft cardstock on this card; not only for the way colored pencils look on kraft, but also for the warm texture. The kraft cardstock adds an earthy tone to the card design, which compliments the florals very nicely. It was fun to see the results of everything on the kraft!

Coloring on Kraft + Dimensional Die Cutting + Altenew Crafty Friends Blog Hop | Nina-Marie Design
Coloring on Kraft + Dimensional Die Cutting + Altenew Crafty Friends Blog Hop | Nina-Marie Design

Another way I added texture to the card was by covering over most of the stamped “spots” in the background with yellow Nuvo Drops (both Dandelion Yellow and Limoncello). It also gave another depth of dimension to the layered florals around the background.

Coloring on Kraft + Dimensional Die Cutting + Altenew Crafty Friends Blog Hop | Nina-Marie Design

The cute “hello” sentiment on the bottom corner of the card is from the coordinating Blooming Bouquet die set and is cut from yellow cardstock. I wanted to tie in a bit more of that color into the design, as I felt that pulled everything together nicely.

I hope you will check out the video below to see the card come together! And for all of the details on the Altenew Crafty Friends blog hop, be sure to keep reading!

Thanks for visiting with me today… I’ll be back soon with a new tutorial to share!

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Coloring on Kraft + Dimensional Die Cutting + Altenew Crafty Friends Blog Hop | Nina-Marie Design

Altenew is giving away a $100 Altenew prize pack to FIVE lucky winners. PLUS, Altenew has some amazing sponsors who have donated additional prizes for this blog hop! These are the extra prizes up for grabs:

Jennifer McGuire Ink: 1 prize pack of three Altenew stamp sets

Online Card Classes: 3 class spots

Create and Craft TV: £50 gift certificate

My Sweet Petunia: Mini MISTI

Ellen Hutson LLC: $30 gift certificate

Pretty Pink Posh: $30 gift certificate

Simon Says Stamp: $30 gift certificate

Chameleon Pens: 1 pack of 5 Chameleon pens

Tombow USA: 1 pack of 10 dual brush pens

WOW! Embossing Powder: $25 gift certificate

Butterfly Reflections Ink: $25 gift certificate

Freckled Fawn: $20 gift certificate

Papercraft Magazines: One copy of each of the latest issues of four magazines

Scrapbook & Cards Today Magazine: 1-year subscription

To have a chance at winning one of these amazing giveaways, be sure to leave a comment along each stop of the hop by Friday, October 27th, 2017 at 11:59 PM EDT! 21 WINNERS will be chosen at random from the comments left on all of these blogs in the hop and will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog and Altenew Scrapbook Blog on October 28th, 2017.

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Coloring on Kraft + Dimensional Die Cutting + Altenew Crafty Friends Blog Hop | Nina-Marie Design

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386 Responses

  1. Avatar Betty J says:

    Beautiful coloring and dimension!

  2. Beautiful card. Love the bright colors. SO pretty!

  3. Avatar Becky REynolds says:

    I love the idea of popping up all of your elements. Very creative. Beautiful card.

  4. Avatar Megan N says:

    I love the colored outline with the colored pencils Fun tehhnique!

  5. Avatar Sandy Small says:

    The colored stamping with the colored pencils looks really nice on kraft! I like the diension also.

  6. Avatar Tammie Koehnen says:

    Such a pretty card Nina. I love your coloring on kraft cardstock. Fabulous blog hop and thank you for the great inspiration.

  7. Avatar Isabel Z says:

    Wow, this is an amazing giveaway and I love blog hops b/c they inspire me to create.

  8. Avatar Debbie Barba says:

    Fantastic card! The colors are so happy! I noticed Yana has been doing some spectacular coloring with pencils on colored cardstock too. I must give this a try. This is truly a special blog hop celebrating all of the wonderful crafty friendships and hearing these great stories! Thanks for sharing yours!

  9. Avatar Raven Magill says:

    Loving all the layers – this card is beautiful.

  10. Avatar D.Ann C says:

    What a bright and happy card!!

  11. Avatar Jane Crisci says:

    Great card! You definitely showed off the dimension! So pretty!

  12. Avatar Kristen says:

    WOW! What a WONDERFUL use of pencils, kraft paper and design! Thank you for the inspiration!

  13. Avatar Mary Holshouser says:

    I love how the flowers are popped off the card.
    So much dimension, riots of color, and a
    beautiful card.
    thanks for sharing.

  14. Avatar maria f. says:

    So unexpected to see those lovely florals on kraft. Love the pop all the yellow gives it.

  15. Avatar Jennifer K says:

    Gorgeous card Nina, I love the overall design of your card and the flowers are all so beautiful!!! I love hearing all the stories about meeting other crafters and becoming such dear friends.

  16. Avatar Linda BL says:

    Liked your choice of kraft paper as it looks great with the colors you have used on the flowers and leaves.

  17. Avatar Clara says:

    Love your vibrant and dimensional card. It must be so rewarding to work with so many talented people and do something you love!

  18. Avatar Sharon L. says:

    Such vibrant colors on your card.

  19. Avatar Heidi says:

    Love your bright and colourful cards and I loved reading your story!

  20. Avatar Lori Hefner says:

    I love your card and this technique! Coloring on Kraft is one of my favorites, thank you for sharing!! I also love your pics:)

  21. Avatar Tanja Souter says:

    lovely card, I like all the detail.

  22. Avatar Arianna Barbara says:

    Oh my goodness!!!
    Awesome card and stunning colouring!!!

  23. Avatar Dana M says:

    Beautiful card Nina! I love the vibrant colors.

  24. Avatar Trish F says:

    Beautiful card. Love your use of Kraft paper and the colored pencils are perfect on it. Thanks for sharing!

  25. Avatar Kelley Freeman says:

    Love the use of colored pencils on the kraft card stock. I need to try it. Thanks for sharing this amazing card.

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