February 2022 Islands in Space Artist Markers Collection Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in Total Prizes!)

by Emily

Have you ever used your Altenew Artists Markers to create custom-colored cardstock?

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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

ALT6546BN4 Island Garden Space Garden Artist Alcohol Markers Set Coloring Sheet Bundle

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!

Project Inspiration

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

ALT Space Garden 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!

ALT Space Garden Markers Dainty Blooms die Fancy Hugs die

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.

ALT Space Garden Markers Gems 3D Fancy For You

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.

ALT Space Garden Markers Dotted Tile die Decorative Tags Fancy Thanks

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.


Blog Hop Giveaway 3

$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. 

Altenew will draw 10 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 02/18/2022.

Projects Collage 1 2


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Norine Borys

Jenny Colacicco 

Mindy Eggen

Jaycee Gaspar


Virginia Lu 

Teri Wilson

Michelle Short

Erum Tasneem

Colleen Balija 

Nathalie DeSousa

Linda Parker 

Tenia Nelson

Natasha Davies 

Terri Koszler

Teresa Litchfield

Reiko Tsuchida

Maryam Perez

Annemarie Caister

Fiona Duff

Rachael Shedeed 

Nancy Souza 

Pam Boedeker


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Mirella Rogan February 11, 2022 - 1:39 PM

What gorgeous inspiration! I love that last card, the colours, design and products used go really well together!

Cyndi Morris February 11, 2022 - 2:08 PM

Those colors are gorgeous. All the samples shown are absolutely beautiful.

Wendy Stevens February 11, 2022 - 2:09 PM

Although I’m more of a Gardens in Space colour kind of girl, I just live the vibrant Islands in Space colours.

Carol McCready February 11, 2022 - 6:06 PM

I love these new alcohol ink colors.

Jean W. February 11, 2022 - 10:09 PM

Nice color sets.

Geri S February 11, 2022 - 10:54 PM

Love the colors in the Space Garden set. They seem so very rich and I would love to play with them!

Adriana February 12, 2022 - 2:06 AM

Wow! Thank you altenew for these great colors! They look so natural and vibrant!
Soo many beautiful cards and coloring sheets!

ionabunny February 12, 2022 - 7:52 AM

Oh my, that embossed card is just stunning and I love the pierced plate detail. Gorgeous all three. Hugz

Nalini Marajh February 12, 2022 - 9:06 AM

Love this idea! 😍

Karen E Joslin February 12, 2022 - 11:07 AM

I love the hombre look on these cards. ANd that background die is to “die for”. Thanks for sharing.

Sue McRae February 12, 2022 - 2:30 PM

Love the simple designs of these pretty cards!

Lauryne Cunningham February 13, 2022 - 8:35 AM

I love using my Artist Markers! These ombre sentiments that Emily created are beautiful!

Inkin' Chickie February 13, 2022 - 11:00 AM

Great look at the new markers and coloring book. So many great projects shared.

roxanne tellini February 13, 2022 - 11:07 AM

I am planning on using this hop for some inspiration for cards I will make this afternoon.

Jeanne Beam February 13, 2022 - 8:07 PM

Gorgeous cards! Love the colors…
Thanks for sharing.

dorothyayotte February 14, 2022 - 12:28 AM

These are gorgeous colors! I love the monochromatic cards you made.

Stacey Kowbel February 14, 2022 - 10:00 AM

The inspiration on this hop is so fabulous!

Kim S. February 14, 2022 - 10:14 AM

Wonderful new colors in your alcohol markers. I love how they coordinate with your ink pads.

Karen E Joslin February 14, 2022 - 3:20 PM

These hombre colors are so rich looking.

Laura Casselman February 15, 2022 - 5:51 AM

These are truly beautiful!

Carol Ashman February 15, 2022 - 10:29 AM

Beautiful! Love the embossing folder!

Haris February 15, 2022 - 1:47 PM

These are gorgeous colors! and beautiful cards!

Denise Bryant February 15, 2022 - 7:43 PM

Great hop! Love the pretty designs and the new colors! Beautiful cards by Emily!

Shay Ward February 16, 2022 - 1:37 AM

Beautiful new colors, especially the Island set! Lovely cards!

Merin February 16, 2022 - 5:55 AM

Colors are so pretty!

Karen E Joslin February 16, 2022 - 1:26 PM

Beautiful cards! I especially love the violet.

Tara Prince February 7, 2023 - 4:05 PM

so beautiful

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