Underpainting with Shimmer Powders + Zig Markers + Altenew Hop

Happy Thursday everybody! I am back again with a new tutorial for you, in honor of a special celebration; Altenew is celebrating their 4th Anniversary! There are lots of anniversary celebrations happening lately… it’s so exciting to see so many of our favorite companies celebrating such wonderful milestones!

If you are just joining in the Altenew Anniversary blog hop, you should have arrived from the talented Laurel Beard’s blog!

Underpainting with Shimmer Powders + Zig Markers + Altenew Hop
Underpainting with Shimmer Powders + Zig Markers + Altenew Hop

In my project for the anniversary blog hop, I am using the stunning Altenew Happy Bloom stamp set and Tonic Studios’ Shimmer Powders. These gorgeous watercolor powders create mesmerizing effects; I used them to make a beautiful background that I used for a Zig Marker underpainting technique. Underpainting is something I’ve been really enjoying lately; you can see more underpainting projects I’ve made by clicking here.

Underpainting with Shimmer Powders + Zig Markers + Altenew Hop

The vibrancy of these Shimmer Powders are incredible. Coupled with similar tones of Zig markers, the white heat embossed florals simply pop off this card. Plus, as the name suggests, these powders are extremely shimmery; when they capture the light, it is so pretty!

I embellished the design with some of Pretty Pink Posh’s new jewels; Amethyst, Aquamarine and Watermelon. I also popped up a sentiment from Happy Bloom that I white heat embossed onto Mermaid cardstock.

Underpainting with Shimmer Powders + Zig Markers + Altenew Hop
Underpainting with Shimmer Powders + Zig Markers + Altenew Hop

If you would like to see how I created this fun watercolor effect, be sure to press play on the video at the top of this post! And be sure to keep on reading for all the details on the Altenew Anniversary blog hop (plus giveaways!).

Thanks for visiting with me today; I’ll be back soon with a brand new video for you!

supplies used

Altenew HAPPY BLOOM Clear Stamp Set…
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Pretty Pink Posh AMETHYST Jewels
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Pretty Pink Posh AQUAMARINE Jewels
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Pretty Pink Posh WATERMELON Jewels
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Tonic CHERRY BOMB Nuvo Shimmer Powder…
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Tonic VIOLET BROCADE Nuvo Shimmer…
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Tonic BLUE BLITZ Nuvo Shimmer Powder…
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Zig Clean Color Real Brush Marker…
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Zig Clean Color Real Brush Marker…
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Zig Clean Color Real Brush Marker…
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Zig Clean Color Real Brush Marker…
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Zig Clean Color Real Brush Marker…
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Zig Clean Color Real Brush Marker…
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Zig Clean Color Real Brush Marker…
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Tonic MORNING DEW Grande Nuvo Crystal…
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Tim Holtz DISTRESS SPRAYER Ranger 4…
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Lawn Fawn MERMAID Cardstock LF1121
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Simon Says Stamp WHITE CARDSTOCK 120…
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Canson XL WATERCOLOR PAPER 9×12 140lb…
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3M Scotch DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE…
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Simon Says Stamp Embossing Ink Pad…
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Brutus Monroe ALABASTER Ultra Fine…
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Precision Heat Embossing Tool Gun…
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keep hopping and giveaways
Underpainting with Shimmer Powders + Zig Markers + Altenew Hop

There are over 30 amazing prizes being given away in this hop, including 5 Altenew $50 gift certificates,  an Altenew Academy class for 5 lucky winners and a Simon Says Stamp $50 gift certificate, just to name a few! You can see all the prizes at the Altenew blog.

Be sure to leave comments by April 15th, 2018 at 11:59 PM EDT for a chance to win! 30 WINNERS will be chosen at random from the comments left on any of the blogs in the hop. Winners will be announced on the Altenew blog on April 17th, 2018.

I’m the last stop of the hop! If you missed any of the stops or want to start at the beginning, visit the Altenew blog!

240 Responses

  1. Avatar Wendi J says:

    Wow! I just got some of these powers. They do make a beautiful sparkly background.

  2. Avatar Brandi R says:

    Oooo! Look at those yummy bright colors! Very striking card ♥

  3. Avatar Cheryl says:

    Wonderful card. Needed some inspiration. Yay!

  4. Avatar Michelle Hackett says:

    Those shimmer powders are so cool. I’ve never seen anyone use them before. A lot like the alcohol inks and yupo paper effects. And I love the way you water colored with the markers over the top. Beautiful as always Nina.

  5. So creative! I love the colors!

  6. Avatar Amelia says:

    What a gorgeous card!

  7. Avatar Amy Cooley says:

    Your colors are dreamy!

  8. Avatar Meemawof3 says:

    WOW! It is not often that I am speechless but all I can get out is WOW, WOW, WOW, WOW and WOW! TFS!

  9. Avatar Aimee LaCroix-Slocum says:

    Love this underpainting technique! Hope when I give this a try that it looks as beautiful as your cards….they are SO gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!!

  10. Avatar Brithzi Sandy says:

    Wow! Stunning cards!! I like the underpainting technique. Learned something new today. Thanks for the video,

  11. What a beautiful card! The colonies are luscious!

  12. Avatar Karen P says:

    Happy Bloom is one of my favorite stamp sets. wasn’t even aware of the shimmer powders. Will have to give them a try.

  13. Avatar Patty Eifert says:

    Love the white embossing on such a colorful background…one of my favorite techniques!!

  14. Avatar Patty Mello says:

    Your card is incredibly pretty!!

  15. Two absolutely stunning cards! I love the vibrant colors and the added color of the markers accentuates the design of the stamped and embossed flowers so well, Thanks for sharing!

  16. Avatar barbara lassiter says:

    Sigh! This is too beautiful to be believed. :)

  17. Avatar Carla Hundley says:

    Gorgeous card and the
    colors are amazing.
    Carla from Utah

  18. Avatar Jennifer Thompson says:

    What a fun card!

  19. I love your card! It is so pretty and colorful.

  20. Avatar Monika says:

    Oh, I love the vibrant colors! Such a cool new product from Nuvo. The coloring adds such a nice touch to the already fantastic background! Thanks for the great video.

  21. Avatar Jen Forster says:

    Such vibrant cards! I love how you used ZIG markers –

  22. Avatar Abby says:

    Very pretty! Love the colors.

  23. Avatar KathyMcC says:

    Nina, I love, love, love, your card! It is so beautiful…those colors are just stunning!! I can’t wait to watch the video to see how you made it! I so appreciate that you took the time to film the process…it really helps to see how a card is made!! Thank you sharing your awesome creativity with us!

  24. Avatar Jackie Smith says:

    What fabulous card, love the colours used! Congrats on 4th Anniversary!

  25. Avatar Annie Dill says:

    What an amazing card!

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