Hello there! Many of you enjoyed my latest alcohol marker coloring tutorial, so I wanted to add just one more to share an easy way to blend colors and to make alcohol marker coloring effortless, especially for those who are starting out with them.

Altenew just released a new marker set, Artist Markers Set D with 12 colors that you can use on various projects with outlined images (or stamped images).

Today’s project is so simple yet fun to do, creating a great result. I have a step-by-step video tutorial below for you to check out!


All you need to do to create today’s card is an outline stamp of your choice, and 2 color family in 3 different shades.

I used the Sea Shore and Rose Petal color families from Set D to color in today’s project, along with just a couple of green markers from the Green Field Set and Marker Set E.

To be able to use the markers without smudging black lines, you will need to use an alcohol marker friendly ink pad. I used the Permanent Black Ink to stamp all the outline images and set it to dry before coloring them in.

The beautiful images shown here are from the Sweetest Peas Stamp Set. I chose 2 images from the set and stamped 3 times on the right portion of the card panel. The sentiment is stamped to the left bottom portion of the card.

In order to blend the colors in nicely, you will need to use a flicking motion when adding colors. In the video tutorial, I show how you can easily achieveย this technique. It does take a bit of practice, but once you get the hang of it, it will come to you very naturally!

And there you have it! Nicely colored images, perfect for either background or focal point.

Do you have a favorite color family from the set? Share your pick by commenting below! You will be automatically entered to a giveaway to win a fun prize!


See below for all the products used in today’s project. Click ATN for Altenew, EH for Ellen Hutson, SSS for Simon Says Stamp, orย 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 Februaryย 12th, 11:59pm PST. I will post a winner here on the 13th. Good luck!!


Congrats, Dottie! You are the lucky winner of this giveaway! Please contact Altenew at winner@altenew.com by 2/28/2018 with the subject line Altenew February 2019 Marker Set D Release Blog Hop Winner from Nicole’s Blog to redeem your prize. Thank you for leaving me a lovely comment!!


I am participating in a fun blog hop to celebrate today’s release! I am the last stop of the blog hop, so you can go right back to the 1st stop if you are just starting with my blog. Then you will get to make a full round of the hop to get lots of inspiration. Please see below for full blog hop list.

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  1. Gorgeous!!! I really love this set of D markers. It has 2 of my favorite colors in it. My favorite is the teal colors.

  2. Beautiful card! My favorite color family from this set is definitely the greens! Oh, be still my heart ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Beautiful CAS card! I always struggle with coloring this stamp set, but you’ve inspired me to give this a try <3

  4. Nicole I have seen so many beautiful card creations in this blog hop and yours is no exception. More is not always better though more can hit the target too. But your clean and crisp card with the three flowers came like a fresh wind. It is superb. Thank you.

    • Congrats, Dottie! You are the lucky winner of this giveaway! Please contact Altenew at winner@altenew.com by 2/28/2018 with the subject line Altenew February 2019 Marker Set D Release Blog Hop Winner from Nicole’s Blog to redeem your prize. Thank you for leaving me a lovely comment!!

  5. I don’t own any alcohol markers but I think I might have to start with this set, because I love all the colors and they would be very versatile! Thanks for the video on this technique. It looks simpler and I loved the results on your beautiful card.

  6. Very pretty Nicole…..I am really liking this new set of markers….I think the Rose Petals colors are my favorites….your card is just beautiful. I watched it on the video being made….so appreciate that…thank you so much…hugs!

  7. Lovely elegant card – and you used one of my favourite stamp sets too! As for a favourite colour family – this one is it – I love just about every colour in this release – the lovely purples and teals make my heart happy.

  8. I love the simplicity of your card with the falling flowers. I do not own alcohol markers at this point, but would definitely need to practice “flicking” to be anywhere near as good as you!

  9. Such a sweet card, I really love the colors in this release and you’ve used them beautifully. TFS!

  10. You card is beautiful as always Nicole. I love the way you explain what you are doing. I have only dabbled with copics but would like to jump in. Seems like the Altenew markets may be the way to go. Thanks!!

  11. My favorite color families are the ones you chose to use in this card. Your card is simple and so so LOVELY! I love it!!!

  12. Thank you for the video, I am still learning and always pay close attention to video’s. Beautiful card

  13. Love, love, love this cas card. So much white, and the images are very dainty and wonderfully colored. Thanks for the video with tips.

  14. Such gorgeous colors! Love your card Nicole, it is so pretty, those colors are fabulous!!Thanks for the inspiration and the video, it is always appreciated!

  15. Beautiful card! Love its simplicity. Thanks for sharing your video. I have a hard time with alcohol markers.

  16. This new set has such vibrant and beautiful colors, so tempting! Beautiful job blending. Thanks for sharing!

    • Beautiful card design. Love the new Altenew Artist Marker Set D and can’t wait to get my hands on them. I want to thank you for sharing your time and talent with us.

  17. Thanks for your tips with the markers, Nicole. I received mine a couple weeks ago and still working on skills.

  18. Sweet, simple design . Love the colors in Altenew Marker set D. Thank you for the video with the coloring process and your tips for success. Very pretty card that would bring a smile to anyone who received it.

  19. Loved watching your video and learning how to use these markers with the flipping method. I am anxious to get my first set. My favorite in this set is the sea glass colors.

  20. I love the stamp set you used to showcase these markers. Your coloring and blending is fabulous. I am so glad they made these markers in three Color families so it is so easy to blend. This card is so pretty. Thank you for your inspiration, it is greatly appreciated.

  21. My favorite color family of these markers is the Rose petal set! Lovely card! Thank you for the video!

  22. My favorite color family of these markers is the Rose petal set! Lovely card! Thank you for the video!

  23. Great video, fantastic card. I learnt lots from your video thank you. Your blending is fabulous & you make it look so easy.

  24. Thank you so much for sharing! I love the softness of the color blending on your flowers and the simplicity of this design!

    I love the turquoise shades in this set – they just remind me of tropical waters, which is something I feel like I need since this winter has been brutal at times!

  25. Beautiful card- I love the CAS look! Thank you for the tutorial. These markers are definitely on my wishlist!

  26. Nicole, I love sweet peas! I also really like that your card is CAS in style. It really appeals to me. Thanks!

  27. I do have to give this flicking color technique a try. Love how it blends so well. And I think I have some open flowers……now just waiting for these gorgeous new markers to arrive for me to try out! Thanks for your guided video and inspiration here today!

  28. Thanks for the great tips! I really Emily your videos! I love Altenew’s alcohol markers and am so excited to see more colors! I love the nib options and that they coordinate with their inks. Plus, Altenew makes blending so easy with their color sets! YAY!

  29. Beautiful card! Love the clean look and gorgeous coloring. My favorite color family of this set is probably the sea shore, although I think all are gorgeous.

  30. Pretty card, Nicole! As I’ve never used alcohol markers before, I appreciate the tutorial explaining the flicking technique. Now I just need to choose a set and practice! The Rose Petal color family is my favorite.

  31. Thank you for your alcohol ink card tutorial. I am saving up so I can purchase all the markers at once!

  32. Thanks for the great video. I think the pinks are my favorite shades from this release. But, all the colors are just beautiful and so rich. Great card!

  33. Wow! Your card so simple and elegant! My favorite color family from this set is the greens. Thanks for the inspiration.

  34. I love the pinks and purples, which is strange since those are not my favorite colors usually. They are just stunning alone or together.

  35. I really like the CAS style of this card! The colors are spectacular in this marker set and I really like how you used them here on the card with the sweet pea stamp. Truly marvelous!