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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242 Comments

    1. So many beautiful products from Altenew – love to see you are doing new techniques – we are learning alongside you – thanks

    1. Beautiful cards! I love that “I love ink paper stamps and you” sentiment.

    1. I’ve tried this technique with pencils but it didn’t come out as good as yours. I think I know what I was doing “wrong”. Back to the drawing board (or should I say back to the pencils!)!!!! Thanks, Yana!!

    1. I learned that flick technique a long time ago but my results never looked as good as yours! I’ll have to keep practicing. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Love watching your videos and your cards are always so beautiful. Thank you for all your inspiration. I love the forever and always flowers, you make it look so easy to color them.

    1. Love the new rose stamp and your coloring too ! Your video are so easy to follow too! Thanks!!!

    1. So pretty! Love Altenew floral images and your coloring helps them shine. Love these ♥

    1. Such gorgeous cards Yana. Your copic coloring is amazing. Love this new floral set by altenew.

    1. WoW! What great cards. I like the idea of the focal point being the fact that the card is handmade. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Beautiful cards with those lovely floral images! Thanks for sharing this technique, it’s always helpful to see a new way of doing something.

    1. Yana both your cards are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing the flicking technique!

    1. These are gorgeous!! Such beautiful flowers and the flicking adds a unique, and beautiful look to them.

    1. Beautiful cards, fabulous coloring. Thanks for the great video showing your flicking technique. Think I must give this a try.

    1. I love this release of products. Your card uses very beautiful flowers. The coloring is so vivid. Thanks for sharing.

    1. I love the texture the flick coloring adds to these cards. I can’t wait to try this technique.

    1. Gorgeous, gorgeous cards! I love the idea for scoring the background but leaving the stamped image alone. Genius!

    1. I just love the Crafty Life Stamp set! I’m definitely going to try the flicking technique.

    1. Yana – love the card. I’ve see you do this technique before and it always turns out beautiful. Totally loving this new release.

    1. I definitely have to try the flicking technique. These floral stamp sets are so beautiful! Thanks to everyone!

    1. Such a beautiful card 🙂 I really like your copic coloring. Love this release from Altenew.

    1. My internet is being incredibly spotty, so I apologize if this is a repeat comment. This is a beautiful technique, and while I don’t have copics, I really want to try this with my colored pencils. I usually try to go for a more smooth look, but something like this could be really fun as well. Thank you for the idea and for showing us how it’s done! Your cards are lovely and do this release proud.

    1. I love your flicking method to create those layering for the flowers!! The cards you made are gorgeous! 🙂

    1. Your card is so very pretty and elegant.
      Love the technique and your colour choice is Devine.
      So vet beautiful.
      Cheers
      Lisa

    1. The multi layered flower set is absolutely gorgeous. Whatever will they come up next?!?!

    1. What an amazing look your achieved with the layered flicking technique! The flowers are just beautiful!

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