Celebrating National Craft Month
Hello friends. I am participating in my first ever hop! On Instagram! I regularly post on Instagram and I’d love it if you join me there @sevenscrafts. The hop today has a $50 gift certificate to Scrapbook.com where I do regularly shop for my card making supplies because I like their prices, selection and fast shipping. If you are hopping along, you came from Anna Komenda @moriony and your next stop is Nicole Watt @pixelmavensretreat. For today I am sharing an adorable love you card made with the Monster Love stamp set from Concord & 9th along with other supplies that are all available at Scrapbook.com. Please read on for how I put together this cute card.
Creative coloring with Altenew artist markers
Altenew, in addition to its stamps, has a line of wonderful inks with matching watercolors and alcohol markers. Altenew sets up its inks into blending groups. By organizing the inks into blending groups this takes care of the guesswork of which inks would work well with other inks. Altenew alcohol artist markers work the same way. The artist markers are available in sets and all the colors within a set work together. In the Altenew academy class Creative Coloring the instructor uses Altenew alcohol artist markers to make some amazing backgrounds and images. I do not own the Altenew artist markers. For this card I’m using my Copic markers but following the techniques illustrated in the Altenew academy class on alcohol markers. For information on my entry into Copics, read a past blog post here. The biggest take away from the class was to practice, practice, practice blending. The first piece the instructor made was a rainbow blended background. I was really intrigued to try this out myself and it gave me an opportunity to use some of the Copic markers that I never use. Please keep reading to see how I made a rainbow background and turned it into a card. Affiliate links are used in this post. If you decide to purchase through these links I may receive a small commission at no cost to you. Thank you for your support.
Beautiful Details class
Thank you cards
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I have been avoiding Copics. I’ve only been card making for about a year and just couldn’t justify the expense. When I started, I did purchase the entire set of Tombow Dual Brush Pens because these could be used for: coloring, watercoloring, stamping and lettering. I figured a tool with that many uses transcended the expense. There was one problem with my Tombow markers: when I went to color, the paper would pill. After asking my artist friend about the paper piling frustration, she told me, “go buy yourself some nice alcohol markers.” I still couldn’t justify the expense. So I have avoided coloring little critters and typically use my watercolor paintbrush to color. After stumbling upon a Black Friday deal, I decided to purchase some Copics and am glad I did. So this is my first entry into my experience with Copic markers.
Welcome to Seven's Crafts and thank you for stopping by. I am a mom, teacher and avid paper crafter. I hope these posts will leave you feeling inspired and ready to do some crafting.