Hello there and happy February! I am so excited to be celebrating Altenew’s brand-new release for this month by sharing a new project with you today. 

Altenew just released an awesome collection of stamps, dies, and 12 brand-stinking-new ink colors! You do not want to miss it, make sure to check out all new products!

I am participating in a special blog hop to celebrate today’s release along with some fabulous designers. If you came from Galina’s blog, you are on the right track! Just starting the hop? No worries – you can start here and make a full loop around to see wonderful insprations using this month’s new products. There are giveaways as well, so don’t forget to scroll down to get all the deets!


Coloring has been one of my favorite techniques to use when creating projects lately. So for today’s project, I went with a set of Artist Markers that are alcohol based to color in a gorgeous flower bouquet from the Forever and Always stamp set.

This stamp set has all the details to create a very simple yet elegant projects for various occasions. And the sentiments included in it are perfect for sharing your love with others!

Artist markers are so great for adding various shadings and for creating a soft blended look. I share an easy tip to get a smooth transition between colors when laying down colors on your project in the video tutorial above, so make sure to watch it and try it for yourself!

Since the bouquet was going to be a focal point of the card, I added a quick background by creating a splatter effect on the card panel using the Sea Glass Ink Spray. All you need to do is take out the nozzle peice and tap over your card panel. And you get this gorgeous, metallic splatters!

I certainly hope you enjoyed today’s projects and the video tutorial! Please see below for the full supplies list along with giveaway details.


See below for all the products used in today’s project. Click ATN for Altenew, EH for Ellen Hutson, SSS for Simon Says Stamp, or AMZ for Amazon. I participate in several affiliate programs where I get a small commission at no additional cost to you when products are purchased through links I share here. Thank you for your support!


There are TWO giveaways you can enjoy!

  1. Altenew is giving away SIX $50 gift certificates to Altenew store! Make sure to visit their blog and leave a comment to win.
  2. I am giving away $30 gift certificate to Altenew store! Please leave me a comment below by February 14th, 11:59pm PST. I will post a winner here on the 15th. Good luck!!


Congrats, Daria! Please contact winner@altenew.com with the subject line “Altenew 02-2018 Blog Hop Giveaway Winner from Nicole’s Blog” to redeem your prize!


Next stop on the hop is Vicki Finger! Make sure to stop by and leave some love for her! Please see below for full blog hop list.


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  1. Nice to see you back… I have missed a few of your videos! I always enjoy them. I love the new altenew release! Really love the cross stitched stamp. so pretty. Cannot wait to get it !!

  2. Wow! Such a gorgeous card! I have to say Altenew really knocked it out of the park with the font selection in this release!

  3. This is so beautiful. I almost bought the markers awhile back but decided not to and now I want them again.

  4. I enjoyed your video and a learning how-to blend better. thank you for sharing. i want to see more.

  5. Altenew has done it again! What a wonderful release with beautiful sentiments and my favourite Sewn With Love stamp and die set. Thanks for the lovely inspiration!

  6. Well, well, well. This is just stunning. And I appreciate you taking the time to do a video tutorial on alcohol marker coloring and the tip to tip technique. I especially love how you left a bit of white on the leaves!

  7. Beautiful card. Love the new releases from Altenew. Thank you for the coloring tips using the Altenew markers, I have been thinking about purchasing them.

  8. Beautiful card, thanks for another awesome video tutorial – the tips for using the Altenew markers are excellent!

  9. Such a great use of the corresponding markers to the inks and just as bright and colourful, beautiful image.

  10. I’ve not really tried my hand at coloring yet but your card wants to make me try. It’s beautiful. Thanks for your inspiration!

  11. Love your beautifully colored card. The Forever and Always stamp/die is one of my favorites in this new release.

  12. This is absolutely gorgeous Nicole. You explained the blending process just perfectly. I am still learning to Copic colour so I appreciate all tips and tricks, I hope I can eventually be able to colour half this good. Simply gorgeous my dear, very well done.

  13. Thanks for sharing your creations, all the cards are so beautiful!! Are to resist not making some purchases.

  14. Thank you for the great video with tips on how to blend with the Artists Markers. Love the beautiful card you created with that gorgeous new floral image from thr Forever and Always stamp set.

  15. I have already packed away my alcohol markers (sniff, sniff), but this makes me want to pull them out and play today! So lovely. Thank you so much.

  16. What a bright and happy bouquet you’ve made. It’s simple, but very effective, especially in the grey doldrums of February. Thanks so much for sharing with us!

  17. Such gorgeous coloring.. The flowers look like they were watercolored, but more vibrant… Thanks for the inspiration!

  18. Wow, stunning card love the way you colored this. I purchased so can’t wait to get it so I can try this

  19. This is such a beautifully elegant card. I am such a fan of the ink splatters in the background. It really adds interest to the design .

  20. Altenew puts such beautiful sentiments with their stamps sets. The markers you used seem to blend so effortlessly. The card turned out so pretty with the splash of sea glass behind the bouquet. Thank you for the video showing how you got the beautiful blend of colors onto the flowers.

  21. Absolutely gorgeous! I can’t wait till quiet time tonight so I can sit with a glass of wine and enjoy the video! TFS!

  22. Thanks for this video tutorial. I have a set of their markers and was trying out alcohol markers.. I thought I was doing it wrong, but you showed me I had it right! Thank you!

  23. Amazing colouring .. thanks for the video I appreciate all the hard work that you created with us.. many thanks

  24. These flower clusters or bouquets are just lovely. Sometimes it’s nice to just color a beautiful image without having to spend lots of extra time stamping and masking to create an arrangement! More please, Altenew! Loving this release!

  25. The set Always and Forever has really help my interest and I love how you used the colors to make the flowers seem so alive. Absolutely beautiful!