Altenew | Flick Style Copic Coloring with Altenew Florals using Forever & Always and Crafty Life Stamp sets. Projects by Yana Smakula. Video #altenew #cardmaking #yanasmakula #flickstylecoloring #handmadecard

Altenew | Flick Style Copic Coloring with Altenew. Video. Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello there! Thank you for stopping by to help celebrate new release from Altenew for February 2018. This post is a part of a celebratory blog hop (more about the hop and giveaways below).

Today I’m sharing a new to me way to color florals with Copic or other Alcohol markers. This is nothing new, but it’s something that I have recently discovered as I was playing with my markers and tried to come up with a fun way to color flowers. I also recently watched a video by Janette for Hero Arts about Flick Style coloring with pencils and her video has inspired my to try flicking with my Copics (visit Janette’s blog for more inspiration).

Altenew | Flick Style Copic Coloring with Altenew Florals using Forever & Always and Crafty Life Stamp sets. Projects by Yana Smakula. Video #altenew #cardmaking #yanasmakula #flickstylecoloring #handmadecard

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VIDEO TUTORIAL

As always, I filmed a video tutorial showing how to create this project from start to finish. I’m hoping you’ll enjoy it. Watch it below or on my Youtube channel.

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CARD DETAILS

I started working on my projects by stamping beautiful floral images from a new stamp set by Altenew – Forever and Always in Simon Says Stamp Intense Black ink into onto Neenah Solar White cardstock. I used the flick style coloring to color the flowers and leaves. The colors I used were RV00RV34 and RV09.

Altenew | Flick Style Copic Coloring with Altenew Florals using Forever & Always and Crafty Life Stamp sets. Projects by Yana Smakula. Video #altenew #cardmaking #yanasmakula #flickstylecoloring #handmadecard

I applied my lightest color RV00 and I just colored the entire flower in. Next, I used my medium color, RV34 and flicked where the petals need to be darker, so I added shading to each petal. As I was coloring this I did notice that it’s best to let each layer of marker dry completely, so that the flicks do not blend together, but rather remain crisp and sharp. I’ve also found that for me it is easiest to flick in one direction, so instead of turning my hand I was rotating the paper.

Altenew | Flick Style Copic Coloring with Altenew Florals using Forever & Always and Crafty Life Stamp sets. Projects by Yana Smakula. Video #altenew #cardmaking #yanasmakula #flickstylecoloring #handmadecard

Once I had my medium color flicked on, I can came in with the darkest color and flick it on as well. This coloring method worked really well for me for coloring these small flowers. The petals, especially those in the center of the flower were so small it would have been impossible to do proper blending, so I am happy I discovered this flicking technique.

Altenew | Flick Style Copic Coloring with Altenew Florals using Forever & Always and Crafty Life Stamp sets. Projects by Yana Smakula. Video #altenew #cardmaking #yanasmakula #flickstylecoloring #handmadecard

I used just 3 colors for my coloring today, but I can also see myself using more colors, especially if the petals are a bit larger. This kind of coloring was also a bit inspired by Altenew layering images – some of their floral images have layers that mimic these flicks.

Once my coloring was done I added horizontal scoring to my background avoiding the stamped area – I’ve been using this technique for several month now and I’m still loving it. It is a bit hand on the hand especially if you score a bunch of backgrounds, but I think the end result is so totally worth it. Watch THIS VIDEO to learn more about it.

Altenew | Flick Style Copic Coloring with Altenew Florals using Forever & Always and Crafty Life Stamp sets. Projects by Yana Smakula. Video #altenew #cardmaking #yanasmakula #flickstylecoloring #handmadecard

Next, I stamped and die cut Hand Made using the stamp and die from the Crafty Life stamp set and also stamped Create Happiness Today in black ink onto one of the scored sections of my background. I used my Simon Says Stamp Intense Black ink for stamping the sentiment as this is the kind of ink I used to stamp my flower outline and I like my inks to match for projects like this.

Finally, I trimmed my background to 4 x 5 1/4″ and foam mounted onto an A2 card base. I foam mounted the Handmade die cut and also used clear droplets from Pretty Pink Posh to embellish this card. I wanted to keep it very simple and have the floral arrangement be the center of attention.

Altenew | Flick Style Copic Coloring with Altenew Florals using Forever & Always and Crafty Life Stamp sets. Projects by Yana Smakula. Video #altenew #cardmaking #yanasmakula #flickstylecoloring #handmadecard

I did foam mount the Hand Made die cut over one of the colored flowers – the yellow one. I did that for a few reasons. First, I wanted this cluster to have just 3 flowers, the 4th one looked a bit odd and it was distracting. Second, I didn’t like how I colored the yellow flower, my flicks were too big and it just didn’t look right. Third, I couldn’t find any better spot for this die cut – simple as that!

Altenew | Flick Style Copic Coloring with Altenew Florals using Forever & Always and Crafty Life Stamp sets. Projects by Yana Smakula. Video #altenew #cardmaking #yanasmakula #flickstylecoloring #handmadecard

I also created one more card using another floral cluster from the Forever and Always stamp set. I did the exact same thing here in terms of stamping and coloring, For my sentiment I once again using the Crafty Life stamp set and I stamped I Love Ink, Paper, Stamps and You in black ink. I trimmed my panel and foam mounted onto a black card base for a lot of contrast.

Altenew | Flick Style Copic Coloring with Altenew Florals using Forever & Always and Crafty Life Stamp sets. Projects by Yana Smakula. Video #altenew #cardmaking #yanasmakula #flickstylecoloring #handmadecard

GIVEAWAY!

To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to SIX lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by Wednesday, February 14th for a chance to win. Six winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 2/16/2018.

HOP ALONG WITH US!

The next stop on this hop is Yoonsun Hur. You can also start over at the Altenew Card blog.

SUPPLIES

I’m listing the products I used below. Click on the link to go directly to the product. Where available I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you so much for your support

Altenew Crafty Life Stamp Set
Altenew Crafty Life Stamp Set
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Altenew Crafty Life Die Set
Altenew Crafty Life Die Set
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Altenew Forever & Always Stamp Set
Altenew Forever & Always Stamp Set
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Spellbinders Platinum Die Cutting Machine
Spellbinders Platinum Die Cutting Machine
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Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink
Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink
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Simon Says Stamp Black Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Black Cardstock
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Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
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Scor-Pal Mini Scor-Buddy Scoring Board
Scor-Pal Mini Scor-Buddy Scoring Board
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Simon Says Stamp Small Teflon Bone Folder Tool
Simon Says Stamp Small Teflon Bone Folder Tool
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Misti Stamping Tool
Misti Stamping Tool
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Copic Sketch Marker Rv00 Water Lily Pink
Copic Sketch Marker Rv00 Water Lily Pink
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Copic Sketch Marker Rv34 Dark Pink
Copic Sketch Marker Rv34 Dark Pink
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Copic Sketch Marker Rv09 Fuchsia
Copic Sketch Marker Rv09 Fuchsia
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Copic Sketch Marker YG00 Mimosa Yellow
Copic Sketch Marker YG00 Mimosa Yellow
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Copic Sketch Marker YG03 Yellow Green
Copic Sketch Marker YG03 Yellow Green
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Copic Sketch Marker YG67 Moss
Copic Sketch Marker YG67 Moss
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Copic Sketch Marker YG93 Grayish Yellow
Copic Sketch Marker YG93 Grayish Yellow
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Copic Sketch Marker YG99 Marine Green
Copic Sketch Marker YG99 Marine Green
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Crystal Ninja Crystal Katana Mixed Media Pick Up Tool
Crystal Ninja Crystal Katana Mixed Media Pick Up Tool
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Scor-tape 2 1/2 Inch Crafting Tape
Scor-tape 2 1/2 Inch Crafting Tape
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Tonic Aqua Shimmer Pen Nuvo 2 Pack 888n
Tonic Aqua Shimmer Pen Nuvo 2 Pack 888n
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White Fun Foam 12 Pack 9 x 12
White Fun Foam 12 Pack 9 x 12
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Scrapbook Adhesives White Foam Squares
Scrapbook Adhesives White Foam Squares
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Tonic Deluxe Adhesive Nuvo Glue
Tonic Deluxe Adhesive Nuvo Glue
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Pretty Pink Posh 4MM Clear Droplets (small)
Pretty Pink Posh 4MM Clear Droplets (small)
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Pretty Pink Posh 6MM Clear Droplets (medium)
Pretty Pink Posh 6MM Clear Droplets (medium)
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240 Comments

    1. Yana, Stunning card, I love the flicking I have never seen that before, it came out beautiful. The colors are so pretty. I will come back and Pin this as always, I adore your cards and style, thanks.

    1. Yana, your cards are so pretty. I enjoy learning the different techniques from you. The stamps are also, so pretty.

    1. These are such beautiful cards and the video tutorial is extremely helpful. This particular stamp set is gorgeous but also perfect for Copic colouring as it appears to be a large enough size to practice on. TFS!

    1. Another beautiful card and more amazing stamps and dies from Altenew. Thanks for a chance to win also.

    1. Hi Yana. I absolutely LOVE how youve used the Forever and always set. It’s just one of my favourites of this release (like them all to be honest Lol) oh love the flicking technique you’ve used. Off to watch your videos now. TFS. Xxx

    1. You do the most beautiful coloring. Thank you for sharing these wonderful designs.

    1. Very pretty Roses card! Love the new colors and your coloring of the roses.

    1. Absolutely gorgeous! And you know we ALL love Ink, paper and stamps! What a fun sentiment!

    1. Love your coloring. thanks for the great roses card. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Stunning design, use of color! Will give this COPIC COLORING TECHNIQUE A G

      Stunning design, use of color! Will give this COPIC coloring technique a go.

    1. Beautiful cards Yana! I too have problems sometimes distinguishing petals and leaves on some stamps. I will have to try your idea the next time I color a floral design. Thanks for sharing with us.

    1. Thanks for sharing that technique. It is a good way to color flowers. Your cards are beautiful.

    1. I agree. Cluster images can be intimidating to color. It is my least favorite to color. If I can avoid it, I will. Thank you for sharing this Copic coloring technique. Time to Copic color again & try this out.

    1. Gorgeous cards! Thank you for sharing and the opportunity to win.

    1. Lovely cards Yana! I especially enjoyed the video about the flicking technique. Since Copic markers are an investment it is good to know an alternative for using color combos that otherwise would not have worked as well together. This is a lovely Altenew release and I’m enjoying the hop

    1. Your cards are gorgeous Yana! That flick technique is really cool and thanks for sharing the tip about flicking in one direction and turning the card instead of your hand. I never would’ve thought of that!

    1. Yana these cards are delightful and your video incredibly helpful for selecting colors and using this flick technique. Thanks for sharing both.

    1. The coloring on your flowers looks gorgeous! I really like the look of your horizontal scored lines; great cards 🙂

    1. Beautiful flick coloring Yana! Thanks for sharing these beautiful images and your lovely card.

    1. Yana You have such a free style. Love your combinations and ideas. Thanks for sharing.

    1. great new release and your cards are fun. thanks as always for sharing.

    1. Thank you for the video. You made such a beautiful card and it is wonderful to see the steps taken to make it.

    1. Lovely cards, Yana – your coloring is beautiful and it DOES look like the Altenew layering set style. Love these new sentiments!

    1. That was a very cool way to do this and it does seem more approachable. I’ll have to try it. The roses are so gorgeous they’re obvious to try it on.

    1. This is a new coloring technique to me also. Thanks for sharing a great video showing how to do it. Your card is gorgeous!

    1. Beautiful coloring! I love the heavy contrast and the color choices!

    1. Your card is just beautiful, as always, Yana! Thanks so much for sharing on your videos! They are so inspirational!

    1. Beautiful coloring of the flowers. Thanks for the inspiration

    1. Hi Yana,

      Very pretty cards with great sentiments. I thank you for letting us crafters know that you too find some stamp images difficult to colour initially. Thank you for the TOP TIP – to colour one part of the image first e.g. leaves. :O)

    1. I very much enjoyed seeing you color the images Yana and as always they turned out beautiful! The tips on breaking down the images is going to be very helpful. Thank you so much for sharing.

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