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. Amazing card.. I love this technique although I am bad with any permanent marker ..your cards are so pretty

    1. A totally cool technique for colouring flowers…they look beautiful and very artsy 🙂

    1. I love how effortless you made this look, even though I’d probably just end up with a mess if I tried it.. The scoring technique is amazing. Lovely cards, overall!

    1. Love these new stamp sets! Glad to see the watercolors in the release also. Cant wait to play with these new things

    1. I am so loving what you did with your cards and especially how you used my favorite color in the whole wide world, yellow. I have to check out you’re flicking technique because even though I’ve never heard of it, I like how it looks. Thanks for showing your pretty flower cards and for showing us a new technique to try. Also thanks for giving us the chance to win something. With all the winter weather, I am looking forward to seeing some flowers in my life.

    1. Oh my goodness, this card is beautiful! It makes me want this set so much!!

    1. Lovely cards. I have used both techniques in the past but needed to be reminded how they look. Thank you.

    1. Thanks so much for your video! Now I gotta try your “flick” coloring method. Very pretty cards as well.

    1. Gorgeous cards Yana! I love that flicking technique! I try it all the time, but it was very helpful watching you do it! Thanks for a great video! I have learned so much from you!
      Awesome Altenew release!

    1. LOVE the flicks! Definitely adds texture and depth to the flowers! SO beautiful!!!

    1. So pretty! I love this technique – am pulling out my copics to try!

    1. Love the way you colored with your marker, never seen this technique before

    1. Great new technique and great job coloring. I wish I had some copics to try technique. I do have some tombow markers to try this technique.

    1. Your cards are beautiful, modern and crisp. The scoring is simple but adds a nice wow factor. Thanks for the inspiration.

    1. You coloured these flowers just beautifully. The flicking technique really adds interest and some dimension. You’d never quess it was your first þime trying this technique. I love the scored backgrounds touch been doing. It adds interest without sistracting from the focal image. I love it!!

    1. Beautiful cards. I am still trying to get the flicking technique down. Thank you for sharing

    1. Such cool cards! Thanks for ideas for backgrounds and coloring methods!

    1. I think I’m going to have to try the flicking technique. It looks so pretty.

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