Altenew New Day Card Kit Blog Hop + Giveaway + Copic Marker Tutorial

Watercolor Background Tutorial using Copic Markers - Altenew Stamps

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 - Altenew Stamps

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.

Watercolor Background Tutorial using Copic Markers - Altenew Stamps

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.

Watercolor Background Tutorial using Copic Markers - Altenew Stamps

Now you must be on your way to complete this amazing hop. You are going to love all the projects.


Vicky Papaioannou

Galina Filippenko

Svitlana Shayevich

Laurie Schmidlin

Isha Gupta

Mindy Baxter

Laura Jane

Chari Moss

Kimberly Crawford

Lydia Evans

Joni Nina Andaya

Barbara Engler

Yoonsun Hur

Keeway Tsao

Tiffany Solorio

Amy Tsuruta

TaeEun Yoo

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.

Watercolor Background Tutorial using Copic Markers - Altenew Stamps

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Watercolor Background Tutorial using Copic Markers - Altenew Stamps

This Post Has 125 Comments

  1. Debbie Rumpza

    I love your idea of getting a watercolor effect with alcohol inks! Really pretty! Love the shimmer too.

  2. Sharon O

    Beautiful background! Love this technique.

  3. Sharon Mattingly

    Beautiful! Such a neat technique! thanks for sharing.

  4. Katie Baird

    What a fabulous technique! Love your card and love that I learned something new! Thanks for a chance to win!

  5. Riecy


  6. Jeanne Montgomery

    Great idea! Gorgeous card!

  7. Kailash

    Lovely technique with the copic markers, such a pretty background for your stamping!!!

  8. Katheryn Thames

    You are BRILLIANT! I love that you can use your copics like this.

  9. Lori Ritchie

    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

  10. Becca Yahrling

    Gorgeous BG you created! And a gorgeous card.

  11. Maryam crafter

    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!

  13. Janet Goshorn

    Love this technique

  14. Tara Prince

    Gorgeous background!!

  15. Lisa

    Gorgeous card! Love that technique and can’t wait to try it for myself! Thanks for the inspiration!

  16. Rania Kourtidou

    Great tecnique! Thankd for sharing!

  17. Maureen Killen

    Fantastic use of Copics and the stamp is beautiful.
    Maureen x

  18. Carol Blaisdell

    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!

  19. Denys Zerpa

    Mindy tu proyecto es una belleza, me encanta el azul y la mezcla de tonos es un encanto. Saludos desde Venezuela

  20. Donna Ligon

    Beautiful card, I love the colors

  21. Dee Earnshaw

    Lovely card and thanks, Mindy for sharing your awesome technique – I’m def going to give this a try. Thanks for sharing:)

  22. Kanan Pandya

    Love that background, fantastic use of markers. Beautiful card. 🙂

  23. Becky Kjer Flammang

    Love this card kit!

  24. Luci

    Very nice, clean card!

  25. Desiree Stewart-Jordan

    Such a cool idea! Love it?

  26. joy meadows

    really beautiful card using your Copics! thanks for the inspiration.

  27. kim kampmann

    I appreciate all the specific details you have for making this beautiful card! Thank you.

  28. Pat

    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

  29. Peggy Mallon

    Such an interesting technique. Thanks for the clear direction.

  30. Heather B

    Beautiful card! Thank you for the giveaway

  31. Barb MacAskill

    Stunning! I am definitely going to be trying this technique! Love the background so much! TFS!

  32. Nana Griffin

    What a great technique! It turned out very lovely.

  33. Jeanne Beam

    Wow!! What a gorgeous card. Thanks for sharing….

  34. Kristine Gifford

    I LOVE this card kit and am so glad I ordered it when it was first released! Thank you for all the wonderful ideas!

  35. Janelle H.

    Inspiring! I recently got the kit and was clueless how to use the flower stamps! This is lovely.

  36. Kathy H

    What an amazing look you have done with the Copics! So pretty.

  37. Henriëtte

    Never thought that you can make a watercolor look with Copic Markers, beautiful. Thanks for the idea and the gorgeous card.

  38. Julie Shaw

    Simply stunning TFS

  39. Cecilia Shilling

    The best card kit I’ve ever run across and your cards are great. Thanks!

  40. Mel B

    Love your card and thanks for sharing how you made it.

  41. Deborah Barnhill

    Simply stunning!!

  42. Ann Kulseth

    Beautiful watercolor effect on background – gorgeous card!

  43. Janet

    Beautiful card, I love it!

  44. Barbara

    I love learning new techniques – I can’ t wait to try it out.

  45. Marjorie Dumontier

    Oh my gosh!! Such an amazing coloring job you made on this card !! Congratulations!

  46. Kristine Boydstun

    Thank you for the technique tutorial! I didn’t know you could do this with copics! This is a gorgeous card!

  47. Ruth Bonser

    i bought the kit, the cards all look so lovely

  48. Deb Hudson

    Thank you for the tutorial! Your technique made a beautiful card. Love the colors.

  49. Troy Louise

    What a pretty card. Love your copic/alcohol technique. Thanks so much.

  50. Linda

    Love the painterly effortless look of this card!

  51. NatQuebec

    Beautiful card !

  52. Christine Bell

    How brilliant to do a water color affect with alcohol markers! And the best part, its permanent! Stunning card! TFS?

  53. Lindi

    Wow this is an amazing technique, thankyou l love the effect
    .. Beautiful card

  54. Lee

    Very cool technique. TYFS

  55. ciloma

    I love love love this card! It is just beautiful. Thanx for sharing your technique, too. The stripes are what wins for me.

  56. Kleri F

    Gorgeous background!Thank you for sharing your techniques and ideas 🙂

  57. eliza d

    Very pretty! Who needs real watercolors anymore? 😛

  58. Vicki Smith

    I’m very impressed with this card and technique. Good job of thinking outside the box!

  59. Angela W

    This is beautiful! Thank you for sharing such an easy idea that packs such a beautiful punch!!

  60. Janet Ingraham

    Lovely. thank you for the tips

  61. Carolyn S

    Absolutely gorgeous and I didn’t know you could do that with Copics so thanks for sharing this great idea!

  62. Teresa Doyle

    Thanks Mindy for the great tutorial. I must try this now… your card is gorgeous. (LOVE the stamos in this kit!)

  63. Sheryl

    Hi Mindy, beautiful card! I love the background, and cant wait to play with this technique. TYFS 🙂

  64. Patt H.

    What a lovely card! I love the colors & the awesome design! Thanks for sharing the tutorial!

  65. Stef Perry

    This is an amazing card and so fun to see that the smooshing technique works beautifully for Copics with rubbing alcohol. Beautifully done!

  66. Susan E Guzy

    your card is beautiful! I love the smackin acetate technique!

  67. MelissaF

    Cool technique for the pretty watercolor background,thanks for sharing your beautiful card!

  68. Maranda M.

    Great work, as always Mindy! Excellent technique!

  69. Olga H

    Love your card. Beautiful. Thanks for the chance to win

  70. Phi

    Great idea Mindy! Your background sounds super fun and it turned out beautifully.

  71. ~amy~

    Such a pretty card and thanks for sharing the technique!

  72. Lonnie

    Beautiful card. I don’t think I have visited your blog before, but I’ll be back.

  73. stephanie

    I really love how you created this back round using the acetate I am going to give it a try…

  74. Teri S.

    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. 🙂

  75. Helen Schneiderman

    thanks so much for the tutorial on making a Copic watercolor background. It certainly made for beautiful card!

  76. Tracy A

    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.

  77. Kat

    Very creative, u just woke my mind up. Thanks for sharing ur creative mind with all of us.

  78. Haris

    Beautiful background!Great idea!

  79. Monika/buzsy

    Such a cool background! Love it… pretty colors too. That kit is amazing!

  80. Karthikha Uday

    What a cool background technique!! Beautiful card 🙂 Thank you for sharing with us 🙂

  81. Betty

    love the background your gave your lovely card – must give this technique a try!

  82. Stef White

    Super cool technique. Very pretty card!!

  83. Hannah Means

    What an inventive way to use the Copics!! Loe the background! Love the kit!

  84. Thorunn Sif Ravn

    Wow I love your cards!

  85. TinaMK

    Love the watercolor and flower choices! Thanks for sharing!

  86. Francine

    love the embossing and acetate technicque..Thanks for sharing

  87. Kathy p

    Cool technique….thanks for sharing! Love the blended blues and purples!

  88. Kendra H

    wow, very creative way to use the copics. this is a great card! 🙂

  89. Melissa

    What a beautiful and peaceful card.

  90. Sue LD

    Very pretty and great technique.

  91. TracyM #6773

    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 🙂

  92. Margaret Rodermond

    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!

  93. Denise Bryant

    Lovely card! The colors are beautiful! Pretty flower stamp too! Love the card kit!

  94. Joan Howard

    Love your card, it seems so unusual, in an oval shape! Thanks for the tutorial using Copic Markers!

  95. Ashley Loving

    Cool technique I never thought to use alcohol markers as a “watercolor” but it turned out great!

  96. Jean Marmo

    Such beautiful cards from such a beautiful kit!

  97. Beth Merrill

    I can’t wait to try this “watercolor” technique! Thank you!

  98. Jean Chaney

    So beautiful, Mindy! Great technique that I will definitely have to try!

  99. Marlene Kling

    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…

  100. Liz mca

    Wow that is a fun technique. I need to get some Copic markers.

  101. Debs

    Fabulous card and technique.

  102. Teresa Brock

    Thank you for the great idea!

  103. Patti G

    Love this background, thank you for the tutorial!!!

  104. Marilyn Haselbauer

    Loved the look you created with the Copics!?

  105. Brenda Regan

    Great idea of using the Copic markers to get a watercolor background!!! So creative!! Thank you!!

  106. Teresa Godines

    Stunning card. Thanks for the inspiration

  107. Miriam Prantner

    Such a pretty, dreamy background! Great technique!

  108. Linda Compton

    Simplicity at its best!

  109. Tammy B

    Really lovely card!

  110. Meghan P.

    Amazing how you created such a beautiful watercolor background with Copics! Just a pretty and lovely card, thanks so much for sharing!

  111. Kristen

    Such a beautiful card and the watercolor effect is so pretty ?

  112. snazzy jj

    Love the beautiful soft look of your card. Fabulous kit too!

  113. Liz O

    Great embossed resit design! Love the colors thanks for sharing!

  114. Momandwife

    Love your background.. beautiful card..

  115. Sarah M

    I’ve never seen copic markers used that way and it’s so cool! Pretty card!

  116. Katherine Dent

    Loved your mini tutorial on using markers to make backgrounds. Thank you for your inspiration.

  117. Judie Attard

    Awesome card! Love the technique you used!

  118. jan metcalf

    Thanks for the copic tips!

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