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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KEEP HOPPING & GIVEAWAYS!

There is so much more to see in this Crafty Friends blog hop (a big thank you to Altenew for putting it together)! Your next stop is Lilith Eeckels. You can find the entire hop listed below:

Altenew Card Blog

Jennifer McGuire

May Sukyong Park

Keeway Tsao

Svitlana Shayevich

Galina Filippenko

Amy Sheffer

Papercraft Magazines

Taheerah Atchia

Joni Nina Andaya

Virginia Lu

Simon Says Stamp

Enza Gudor

Nina-Marie Trapani

Lilith Eeckels

Laurel Beard

Chameleon Pens

Vicky Papaioannou

Erum Tasneem

Laurie Schmidlin

Carissa Wiley

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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If you are interested in doing a bit of shopping, Altenew has a special set of discount codes available this week! FREE U.S. shipping with code CRAFTY or $5 OFF international shipping with code FRIENDS at Altenew’s store.

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

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386 Comments

  1. Gilda (McStamper) October 24, 2017 at 2:20 am - Reply

    What a fabulous card. Love all of the elements and dimension.

  2. Karen L K October 23, 2017 at 7:39 pm - Reply

    What fun colors and all the raised images look great! Very nice that you posted some photos of your crafty friends.

  3. Teresa Godines October 23, 2017 at 7:09 pm - Reply

    Stunning project. Love how you popped all of your elements off the card. Thanks for sharing

  4. Debs October 23, 2017 at 5:06 pm - Reply

    Stunning design, colors and dimension. Thank you for sharing all the pictures and your friends!

  5. Ronda Jenkins October 23, 2017 at 3:06 pm - Reply

    Love the bright colors! :)

  6. Stacey Kowbel October 23, 2017 at 1:55 pm - Reply

    Beautiful card! I love the die cut flowers on the card! Adds such beautiful dimension.

  7. Carol Henderson October 23, 2017 at 10:17 am - Reply

    What wonderful colors tied into the beautiful floral die cuts. Thank you for always coming up with something new and exciting!

  8. Sindhu October 23, 2017 at 3:35 am - Reply

    Lovely card…amazing coloring…

  9. Nandini Karmarkar October 23, 2017 at 3:20 am - Reply

    Thanks for sharing the lovely card. And thanks for the great video.

  10. Laurie October 23, 2017 at 12:39 am - Reply

    I love the colored pencil on the kraft. So pretty!! Beautiful card!

  11. Kris Reeves October 23, 2017 at 12:16 am - Reply

    I do love colored pencil on kraft cardstock!

  12. Nicole Rinaldi October 22, 2017 at 9:29 pm - Reply

    I love the colored pencils on the kraft cardstock, and the bright colors you used! Its a beautiful cards.

  13. Kathy McCluskey October 22, 2017 at 7:24 pm - Reply

    Thanks so much for the video tutorial on how you made your beautiful card! I love all the colors you used on the kraft background, which really does give it an earthy background!

  14. Mary-Anne Venginickal October 22, 2017 at 12:34 pm - Reply

    I love the stunning results created by stamping and coloring on kraft cardstock. What a great idea!

  15. michelle sullivan October 22, 2017 at 10:22 am - Reply

    beautiful as always Nina!

  16. Janet Zeppa October 22, 2017 at 9:02 am - Reply

    I love the pencil colouring on Kraft! Very pretty.

  17. Henriëtte October 22, 2017 at 7:31 am - Reply

    Great card, love all the pictures of your craftie friends. I’ts so nice to have friends that understand what crafting ment for you. Thanks for sharing!

  18. Danielle Dietz October 22, 2017 at 5:55 am - Reply

    Love the bright colors!

  19. Nunzia Carusio October 22, 2017 at 5:44 am - Reply

    Beautiful photos of you.
    Love the card with its 3D effects.
    Nunzia

  20. Catherine October 22, 2017 at 4:18 am - Reply

    Crafting friends are the best friends!

  21. deb pereira October 21, 2017 at 10:16 pm - Reply

    Very cute card!

  22. bevyb October 21, 2017 at 7:38 pm - Reply

    Love the technique of coloring with colored pencils on Kraft. You have inspired me to pick up my prismacolor pencils again

  23. Michele Henderson October 21, 2017 at 6:14 pm - Reply

    This is so pretty! I just love your gorgeous color combination and all those pretty flowers! Wow!
    Take Care!
    Michele

  24. Renae October 21, 2017 at 5:43 pm - Reply

    Love the dimensions and the colors in the card. Thank you for sharing.

  25. Holly Graham October 21, 2017 at 5:18 pm - Reply

    Beautiful! I love all the different elements and dimension you added!

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