Altenew New Day Card Kit Blog Hop + Giveaway
I’m so excited to be participating in Altenew New Day Card Kit Blog Hop. This kit has SO MUCH stuff in it! It’s awesome.
Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to THREE lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog by Thursday, August 17th at 11:59pm EDT for a chance to win. The winners will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog on Saturday, August 19th.
I will also draw a winner to receive a $30 gift certificate and announce the winner on my blog by Friday, August 18th! Woo Hoo!
Watercolor Background Tutorial using Copic Markers
Before we get to the hop list I wanted to share a little bit about my card. I of course wanted to use my beloved Copic Markers so I had to put my thinking cap on a little and I truly love what I came up with!
First I chose a stamp from the Altenew New Day Card Kit and stamped in my Versamark. Then, I used my embossing powder and embossed it. The paper I used to stamp and emboss on is my Copic friendly Cryogen Cardstock — since I’ll be using my Copics.
Once your image is all embossed I took a sheet of acetate and made some scribbles with some random Copic Markers. I’m using BG07, B23 and V17.
Then I took a mini spray bottle and filled it with some rubbing alcohol and sprayed all over the acetate. You really want to spray enough to wear the ink is mixing together and you can’t see the ink streaks anymore.
Then turn the acetate over onto your paper and embossed image pressing all of the ink all over so it saturates the paper.
Now, you can repeat that with new colors or the same if you want more rich tones. I just did it the one time.
That’s all folks! How simple and fun is this? I hope I have inspired you to create your own Watercolor background using Copic Markers.
Now you must be on your way to complete this amazing hop. You are going to love all the projects.
Receive a FREE Meadow Flower Stamp Set when you order the New Day Card Kit 8/11 through 8/17/2017 at 11:59 PM EDT. The free gift will be added to cart automatically. Not valid on previous orders.
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I love your idea of getting a watercolor effect with alcohol inks! Really pretty! Love the shimmer too.
Beautiful background! Love this technique.
Beautiful! Such a neat technique! thanks for sharing.
What a fabulous technique! Love your card and love that I learned something new! Thanks for a chance to win!
Great idea! Gorgeous card!
Lovely technique with the copic markers, such a pretty background for your stamping!!!
You are BRILLIANT! I love that you can use your copics like this.
Lovely card, I love the background, I’m going to try it right now! I’m new to stamping and just love the creativity stamping offers
Lori from Canada
Gorgeous BG you created! And a gorgeous card.
Love your card so elegent.. I will try and o use it hos idea for sure,
Awesome card, I love the way you used your copics to make a watercolored looking background! Thank you for sharing and for the giveaway!
Love this technique
Gorgeous card! Love that technique and can’t wait to try it for myself! Thanks for the inspiration!
Great tecnique! Thankd for sharing!
Fantastic use of Copics and the stamp is beautiful.
Wow! Such a unique and stunning project! So interesting how designers come up with such different takes on the same kit. I am in awe!
Mindy tu proyecto es una belleza, me encanta el azul y la mezcla de tonos es un encanto. Saludos desde Venezuela
Beautiful card, I love the colors
Lovely card and thanks, Mindy for sharing your awesome technique – I’m def going to give this a try. Thanks for sharing:)
Love that background, fantastic use of markers. Beautiful card. 🙂
Gorgeous and dreamlike!
Love this card kit!
Very nice, clean card!
Such a cool idea! Love it?
really beautiful card using your Copics! thanks for the inspiration.
I appreciate all the specific details you have for making this beautiful card! Thank you.
I love the technique using the copics and the rubbing alcohol Mindy and the finished result looks great with the beautiful white embossed flower. The backgroud striped paper and the twine together with the enamel dots finish it so prettily. x
Such an interesting technique. Thanks for the clear direction.
Beautiful card! Thank you for the giveaway
Stunning! I am definitely going to be trying this technique! Love the background so much! TFS!
What a great technique! It turned out very lovely.
oh wow, what a great technique
Wow!! What a gorgeous card. Thanks for sharing….
I LOVE this card kit and am so glad I ordered it when it was first released! Thank you for all the wonderful ideas!
Inspiring! I recently got the kit and was clueless how to use the flower stamps! This is lovely.
What an amazing look you have done with the Copics! So pretty.
Never thought that you can make a watercolor look with Copic Markers, beautiful. Thanks for the idea and the gorgeous card.
Simply stunning TFS
The best card kit I’ve ever run across and your cards are great. Thanks!
Love your card and thanks for sharing how you made it.
Beautiful watercolor effect on background – gorgeous card!
Beautiful card, I love it!
I love learning new techniques – I can’ t wait to try it out.
Oh my gosh!! Such an amazing coloring job you made on this card !! Congratulations!
Thank you for the technique tutorial! I didn’t know you could do this with copics! This is a gorgeous card!
i bought the kit, the cards all look so lovely
Thank you for the tutorial! Your technique made a beautiful card. Love the colors.
What a pretty card. Love your copic/alcohol technique. Thanks so much.
Love the painterly effortless look of this card!
Beautiful card !
How brilliant to do a water color affect with alcohol markers! And the best part, its permanent! Stunning card! TFS?
Wow this is an amazing technique, thankyou l love the effect
.. Beautiful card
Very cool technique. TYFS
I love love love this card! It is just beautiful. Thanx for sharing your technique, too. The stripes are what wins for me.
Gorgeous background!Thank you for sharing your techniques and ideas 🙂
Very pretty! Who needs real watercolors anymore? 😛
I’m very impressed with this card and technique. Good job of thinking outside the box!
This is beautiful! Thank you for sharing such an easy idea that packs such a beautiful punch!!
Lovely. thank you for the tips
Absolutely gorgeous and I didn’t know you could do that with Copics so thanks for sharing this great idea!
Thanks Mindy for the great tutorial. I must try this now… your card is gorgeous. (LOVE the stamos in this kit!)
Just beautiful! thanks for sharing it to us.
Hi Mindy, beautiful card! I love the background, and cant wait to play with this technique. TYFS 🙂
What a lovely card! I love the colors & the awesome design! Thanks for sharing the tutorial!
This is an amazing card and so fun to see that the smooshing technique works beautifully for Copics with rubbing alcohol. Beautifully done!
your card is beautiful! I love the smackin acetate technique!
Cool technique for the pretty watercolor background,thanks for sharing your beautiful card!
Great work, as always Mindy! Excellent technique!
Love your card. Beautiful. Thanks for the chance to win
Great idea Mindy! Your background sounds super fun and it turned out beautifully.
Such a pretty card and thanks for sharing the technique!
Beautiful card. I don’t think I have visited your blog before, but I’ll be back.
I really love how you created this back round using the acetate I am going to give it a try…
Love the colours! I didn’t know you could do this with Copics. Opens up a whole new area. Yay!
Wouldn’t it be cool if I won the draw on Aug. 18th as it is my b-day. 🙂
thanks so much for the tutorial on making a Copic watercolor background. It certainly made for beautiful card!
I love the background you created. The black twine is a nice touch as it ties in with the black lines on the card base. It gives the feeling of hugging the card.
Very creative, u just woke my mind up. Thanks for sharing ur creative mind with all of us.
Beautiful background!Great idea!
Such a cool background! Love it… pretty colors too. That kit is amazing!
What a cool background technique!! Beautiful card 🙂 Thank you for sharing with us 🙂
love the background your gave your lovely card – must give this technique a try!
Super cool technique. Very pretty card!!
What an inventive way to use the Copics!! Loe the background! Love the kit!
Wow I love your cards!
Love the watercolor and flower choices! Thanks for sharing!
love the embossing and acetate technicque..Thanks for sharing
Cool technique….thanks for sharing! Love the blended blues and purples!
wow, very creative way to use the copics. this is a great card! 🙂
What a beautiful and peaceful card.
Very pretty and great technique.
I love the soft white on here!
FABULOUS kit and WONDERFUL card!
WOW – LOVE your colours and design, SO ELEGANT, CREATIVE and BEAUTIFUL!
THANK YOU for sharing this SUPER COOL Copic technique too … I NEED to try it NOW 🙂
What a gorgeous card you created! I love how you made the background, and used my two favorite colors (blues and purples). Thanks for getting my creative juices going!
Lovely card! The colors are beautiful! Pretty flower stamp too! Love the card kit!
Love your card, it seems so unusual, in an oval shape! Thanks for the tutorial using Copic Markers!
Cool technique I never thought to use alcohol markers as a “watercolor” but it turned out great!
Such beautiful cards from such a beautiful kit!
I can’t wait to try this “watercolor” technique! Thank you!
What a pretty card! I love the background you made.
So beautiful, Mindy! Great technique that I will definitely have to try!
I am 85 yrs. old and you younger girls sure inspire me to keep making cards and learning along the way. I’m kind of new to card making and I’m enjoying the learning process. I especially like how your background is loose & free. I can’t seem to achieve that yet. Your card is lovely. TFS…
Wow that is a fun technique. I need to get some Copic markers.
Fabulous card and technique.
Thank you for the great idea!
Love this background, thank you for the tutorial!!!
Loved the look you created with the Copics!?
Great idea of using the Copic markers to get a watercolor background!!! So creative!! Thank you!!
Stunning card. Thanks for the inspiration
Such a pretty, dreamy background! Great technique!
Simplicity at its best!
Really lovely card!
Amazing how you created such a beautiful watercolor background with Copics! Just a pretty and lovely card, thanks so much for sharing!
Such a beautiful card and the watercolor effect is so pretty ?
Love the beautiful soft look of your card. Fabulous kit too!
Great embossed resit design! Love the colors thanks for sharing!
Love your background.. beautiful card..
I’ve never seen copic markers used that way and it’s so cool! Pretty card!
Loved your mini tutorial on using markers to make backgrounds. Thank you for your inspiration.
Awesome card! Love the technique you used!
Thanks for the copic tips!