Dip-Dye & Flower Marker Coloring + Altenew Color Therapy Blog Hop

Dip-Dye & Flower Marker Coloring + Altenew Color Therapy Blog Hop

Hello fellow coloring crafters! Are you hopping along in the Altenew Color Therapy blog hop? I was really excited to be asked to guest in this hop, as coloring is something I so enjoy doing. Whether it’s watercolors, colored pencils, inks or markers, I love them all! Coloring is a relaxing activity, not only for me but for so many others as well. What’s your favorite medium to color with, or which one do you tend to reach for the most?

If you are already hopping along, you should have arrived from a super-awesome colorist who always inspires me… Michelle Short! Have you seen her colored pencil talents?? They are truly amazing.

I created my card today using Altenew Artist Markers. These markers are alcohol based and work great with any Copics you might have too.

I’ve been really inspired by the new Dip-Dyed cards that Concord & 9th just released in their July product collection and I wanted to create that same effect for a background on this card. By using a few shades of the red Altenew markers (along with an R00 Copic), I colored a beautiful blend along the bottom half of a white cardstock panel.

Dip-Dye & Flower Marker Coloring + Altenew Color Therapy Blog Hop

Onto that “dip-dyed” panel, I stamped Altenew’s Rustic Linen background texture. To get the subtle, tone-on-tone effect, I used Barely Beige ink from Simon Says Stamp. It’s so subtle you almost can’t tell it’s there, but it does make a big difference. The soft color creates a perfect impression for a subtle “paper weave” that made the background appear as if it were a more specialty cardstock. There are splatters of metallic gold, Finetec watercolor and gold embossed edges on the panel, for additional elegance.

I also stamped the word “thank” from Altenew’s Mega Greetings stamp set in Blackout ink. You’ll notice I masked off the “s” off of the original sentiment before stamping, as the word is SO big, it didn’t fit across the whole panel. I love how it spans the entire width of the card!

Dip-Dye & Flower Marker Coloring + Altenew Color Therapy Blog Hop

The final step was to color all the florals and leaves from Altenew’s Crown Bloom stamp set. I again used the Artist Markers for the coloring medium, focusing on yellows and greens with pops of red. I then cut the images out and layered each one onto the card with foam tape.

Lucy’s Cards has a new Ice Crystal sequin mix that worked perfectly for tucking little sequins in and around the florals. And to finish off the sentiment, I gold heat embossed a greeting from Simon Says Stamp’s Vacation Time stamp set onto red cardstock.

I really love how much contrast there is in this card; between the large black sentiment, the golden florals and the pops of red, this card carries a striking appearance.

I hope you are inspired by this project and will try out some of the ideas I shared today! Keep on reading to learn more about the Color Therapy Blog Hop that Altenew is hosting!

Dip-Dye & Flower Marker Coloring + Altenew Color Therapy Blog Hop
Supplies Used

Altenew CROWN BLOOM Clear Stamps…
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Altenew CROWN BLOOM Dies ALT2260 at…
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Altenew MEGA GREETINGS Clear Stamp…
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Altenew RUSTIC LINEN Clear Stamps…
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RESERVE Simon Says Clear Stamps…
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Altenew Artists Markers SET A ALT1453
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Altenew Artists Markers SET B ALT1782
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Altenew Artists Markers SET C ALT1783
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Little Things From Lucy’s Cards ICE…
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Inkon3 BLACKOUT Hybrid Ink Pad 98711
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Inkon3 JUICY CLEAR Embossing and…
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Inkadinkado EMBOSSING MAGIC Powder…
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Tonic MORNING DEW Grande Nuvo Crystal…
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Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100#…
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Simon Says Stamp WHITE CARDSTOCK 120…
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Precision Heat Embossing Tool Gun…
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Keep Hopping

There are lots of talented designers participating in today’s Color Therapy blog hop! Your next stop is the so-awesomely-talented, Yoonsun Hur; if you missed any of the other stops or are just learning about the hop and want to start at the beginning, I have the full list below:

Altenew Card Blog

Kathy Racoosin

Kelly Latevola

Laura Jane

Svitlana Shayevich

Lydia Fiedler

Kristina Pokazanieva

Kymona Tracey

Gayatri Murali

Laurie Willison

Altenew Scrapbook Blog

Barb Engler

Emily Midgett

Zinia Redo

Dana Gong

Virginia Lu

Erica A-B

Leigh Houston

Norine Borys

Agnieszka Malyszek

Kelly Griglione

Justine Hovey

Lilith Eeckels

Michelle Short

Nina-Marie Trapani

Yoonsun Hur

And as always, there are giveaways happening too! Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to six lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by Wednesday, July 18th for a chance to win. Six winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on July 22nd.

You can also win a $20 gift certificate by leaving a comment here on my blog! Please comment by Wednesday, July 18th for a chance to win. I will announce the winner shortly thereafter.

I hope you have fun in this Color Therapy blog hop!

79 Responses

  1. Laura Miller says:

    Your card is gorgeous. Obviously your coloring techniques are great but I also like how you had two layers of die cut flowers – – adds such depth.

  2. Liz O says:

    What. Pretty card Nina! Love your coloring! Thanks for the inspiration!

  3. Denise Ward says:

    Not only does your card contain bright and cheerful flowers, but a sweet message of sincere gratitude. Anyone would be blessed to receive this!!

  4. Super Stick Chick says:

    Gorgeous coloring, love the big sentiment.

  5. Lisascreativeniche says:

    Love the color in the background!

  6. What a bright and beautiful card!!

  7. Sue D says:

    Very pretty and vibrant colors.

  8. Lauryne Cunningham says:

    Gorgeous colors- I always love a pop of yellow with red! Nina-Marie, you colored this card beautifully!

  9. Linnea Sundstrom says:

    always luv the yellows!!

  10. Connie Johnson says:

    Hi Nina Marie! I love the look of that dip dyed background and the contrasting beauty of your card :) TFS!

  11. Renee VanEpps says:

    Absolutely STUNNING!

  12. Louanne Collins says:

    Gorgeous, vibrant colors – lovely card!

  13. Sherri Van Horn says:

    I like the design at an angle coming from both corners.

  14. Wow, this card is just gorgeous, I love the colors and the layering. Thanks for sharing.

  15. MelissaF says:

    Such a gorgeous card and love the big thanks sentiment and the dip dyed look of the background!

  16. Janet says:

    Beautiful card, lovely color combination!

  17. Barbara-Jean says:

    Your card is so dramatic! a joy to receive for sure!

  18. Robyn says:

    Beautiful card! So vibrant!

  19. Sharon O says:

    Beautiful card and gorgeous coloring!

  20. Andrea Hastilow says:

    Great take on Concord & 9th dip – died cards. Just give this a try myself as it makes a great subtle background. Your flowers are beautiful, shared so well, can I pin this as an example to my pinboard of tips ? Thanks for joining in x

  21. Amy Moore says:

    Your card is lovely…and you’ve peaked my interest…will be going to learn about your background technique…always looking for new backgrounds!

  22. Denise Bryant says:

    Gorgeous card! Love the dimension!

  23. Jeanette Hebden says:

    You never fail to inspire me with your beautiful cards.

  24. Dawn T says:

    Incredibly beautiful Nina-Marie. Love the dip dyed look you achieved with your makers and those flowers are simply stunning.

  25. Maranda M. says:

    Wonderful work as always, Nina Marie! Love that Altenew released these new markers!

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