Have you ever used your Altenew Artists Markers to create custom-colored cardstock?
Hi! Emily Midgett here with you today, and I”m super excited to be helping to introduce one of the newest families to the Artist Markers line. We're releasing two new marker sets: Space Garden and Island Garden.
Islands in Space Artist Markers and Coloring Sheets Collection
This release features our Island Garden and Space Garden Artist Markers. These colors are sure to transport you to a far away land – all in the comfort of your craft room! Use the fabulous new markers to color in the Whimsical Flower Bunch Coloring Sheets. Add a sentiment, and you'll have a card ready to go!
I used the beautiful muted tones in the Space Garden Set to create custom ombré cardstock that perfectly matched my colored cardstock for a classy tone-on-tone look on my three projects. Let's get started with the details!
Create Custom-Colored Cardstock With Artist Markers
To start, for each of my projects, I began by blending all four markers from each color family in the Space Garden Artist Marker Set on separate sheets of cardstock to create one teal ombré, one mustard ombré, and one plum ombré. I then cut Fancy Hugs, Fancy Thanks, and Fancy For You die-cuts from each of the custom-colored cardstocks, adding an extra plain die-cut behind each to add a bit more heft. These intricate die-cuts can be challenging to work with because they're so detailed, so adhering one extra die-cut behind them makes them a bit easier to maneuver on the card front.
Using the Space Garden markers made it super simple to create a beautiful ombré die-cut greeting!
For my first card, I wanted to allow that rich plum ombré die-cut Fancy Hugs to be the center of attention, so I found two A2 sheets of coordinating lilac-colored cardstock in my stash. I first blended some Amethyst ink around the edges of the card base, then die cut one sheet using the Dainty Blooms Cover Die. I adhered the die-cut to the blended card front using some liquid adhesive, creating a lovely, muted, tone-on-tone background with lots of texture. I adhered the ombré Fancy Hugs die-cut to the center of the card and finished it off with a few iridescent gems for some sparkle.
My second card used the same basic formula, this time switching out the cover plate die-cut with the Mod Squares 3D Embossing Folder. I first ran my Embossing Folder through my die cut machine with some deep mustard cardstock, then used a blending tool to add some Yellow Ochre ink. I adhered the ombré Fancy For You die-cut over the top of the blended area; the blended background allows the slightly lighter die-cut to pop off of the card front. I added a few metallic gold pearls for some shine and added texture.
My final project uses the teal ombré Fancy Thanks die-cut. For this card base, I die cut a piece of A2 cardstock in a coordinating shade of teal using the Dotted Tile Debossing Cover Die. I also die cut one of the Decorative Tags dies from some heavyweight vellum and adhered the ombré die-cut to it. I hid my foam adhesive behind the solid die-cut greeting, then added it to the lightly textured teal background. Finally, I added a few iridescent green gems to add some sparkle.
Well, that's all for my projects today! I love finding new and unexpected ways to use the fabulous artistic mediums from Altenew. They aren't just for coloring flowers!! Now, for some fun giveaway information.
$300 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $25 gift certificate to 8 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 02/16/2022 for a chance to win.