20 September 2018

Altenew Refresh Your Alcohol Markers Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello there, I am delighted to be joining Altenew for their Refresh Your Alcohol Markers Blog Hop today. Altenew have released refills for their Artist Markers so that you can refill them, but as you will see from my cards, you can use them in other fun ways too! More details on the hop below :)
 

My first card uses the blues from the Artist Marker Refill Set A (the refills can be purchased either in sets or individually) for an alcohol ink background. I took a panel of Yupo paper and dropped the refills on this. I used all four blue colours from the set - Sea Glass, Ocean Waves, Desert Night and Dusk. I took an air spritzer and used this to spread the alcohol ink on the paper and it also helps to dry it too. I then set the piece aside to fully dry.
 
 
I took the Doodled Lace Cover Die and ran this through my die cutting machine on to a panel of white cardstock. I then added the dry alcohol background piece on to an A2 white card base with tape runner. The Doodled Lace piece was added on top with foam tape. I took the sentiment from the Adore You stamp set and stamped this on to a piece of black cardstock with Versamnark Ink. I applied white embossing powder and heat set. This was cut in to a strip and added to the card with thin foam tape.
 

My next card uses a similar technique but this time with just the two lightest blue shades of refills - Sea Glass and Ocean Waves. I added these to a panel of Yupo paper but this time, instead of using the air spritzer, I blew on the piece and lifted it up and moved the ink to create a more blended look. This was then set aside to dry.
 
 
I took one of the flower images from the Starry Flowers set and stamped this on to vellum using Versamark Ink. I applied white embossing powder and heat set. This was then die cut using the coordinating die. I adhered the alcohol ink background to an A2 white card base with foam sheet and DST and then adhered the Starry Flower piece on top with small dots of Multi Medium Matte. I white heat embossed the sentiment on to a black cardstock strip and added this to the card with thin foam tape. To finish off, I added a few clear gems.
 

My final card uses the refills in a more traditional way of refilling the markers. I took three purple shades of markers from the Shades of Purple Artist Marker set and using the three darkest (Lavender Fields, Deep Iris & Midnight Violet), I drew lines on to Yupo paper. This creates a fun ombre look. I left the piece to dry for a minute or so and cut the piece using the Fine Alphabet Dies to spell the word 'hugs'.
 
 
I also die cut three more of each letter from white cardstock. These were stacked up with the Artist Marker letters on the top. I took the Doodled Lace Cover Die again and die cut this from white cardstock, but I made sure not to cut all the way through so it gives an embossed look. I added the panel flat on to a white A2 card base. The letters were then added on top with liquid glue.
 
SUPPLIES:

Here are the links to what I have used on the card. Affiliate links are used on some products. This means that if you make a purchase after clicking on my link, I receive a small commission with no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support when using these links. Please click on the logo below the product to shop at your favourite store. Products marked with an asterisk (*) were kindly sent to me to use.
 
 
BLOG HOP:
 
 
 
There is a huge blog hop happening to celebrate the release of the Artist Marker Refills. You should have arrived here from Lilith Eeckels. I am the last on the hop but you can always start back from the beginning over on the Altenew Card Blog.
 
GIVEAWAY:
 
Altenew are giving away a £30 gift certificate to six lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by Wednesday, September 26th for a chance to win. The six winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 29th September 2018.
 
I also have a $20 gift certificate to giveaway to the Altenew store. All you need to do to enter is to leave me a comment on this post by 25th September 2018 at 23.59hrs BST. The winner will be announced here on my blog on the 26th September 2018. Good luck!
 
Thank you so much for stopping by to see me today. I really do appreciate it. I hope you have had a great time on the hop! Have a great day!

69 comments:

  1. Three lovely cards! Thanks for the deets, too, as I've just purchased some Yupo paper and really want to give this technique a try.

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  2. Beautiful pieces. Love the dreamy appeal to these card, simply stunning.
    Thanks for sharing xx

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  3. Fabulous cards, Michelle! I love your gorgeous backgrounds!

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  4. So many amazing ideas to make with these refills!!!

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  5. Beautiful cards! I love eah one!

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  6. Super beautiful cards with gorgeous alcohol backgrounds! Love the use of cover die too :)

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  7. Gorgeous, all of them, Michelle! Thank you for all this inspiration!

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  8. Such beautiful results on all three of your gorgeous cards!! The blues are my favorites and especially with the Starry Flowers in vellum added!!

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  9. Gorgeous cards! That doodled lace cover die is lovely.
    I love the look of ombre so really love the 'hugs' card.
    The flowers simply white embossed on vellum is stunning
    and your BG beautiful.

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    1. Hi Becca, thank you so much for your kind comment. You have won the giveaway. Please could you email me at michshort@gmail.com and I can let you know how to claim your prize. Thank you!

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  10. I love how the blue comes from behind the lace die cut. Beautiufl cards.

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  11. Truly beautiful effects that these refills create, Michele!

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  12. Gorgeous cards! I especially love the yummy blue marker ink backgrounds - gorgeous! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  13. Beautiful backgrounds
    on both and love the
    vellum on the second
    one.
    Carla from Utah

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  14. Each card is stunning! I favor the one with the starflowers but all are a work of art.

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  15. Lovely cards. Thanks for sharing.

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  16. Love the vibrant colors and the different textures on each card , either with cover dies or vellum. Gorgeous creations. TFS.

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  17. Absolutely love these gorgeous cards.

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  18. Your white cover plate is amazing with the beautiful background!

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  19. GORGEOUS BLUE BACKGROUNDS! WOW! Amazing

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  20. These are gorgeous cards. What a nest idea to put cover dies on top of the yupo paper that you made. I have never tried that technique but seeing those backgrounds gets me very interested in learning how to!!

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  21. Good use of white - black and bold colors. My fav is the second card with the "sending love your way" sentiment - great work Michelle.

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  22. Your cards are gorgeous! I do love the look of Alcohol markers and inks, so glad Altenew added refills for the markers so we can have both :) I especially like your Starry Flowers card, white on vellum looks so elegant and with the softer background it's stunning. Thanks for sharing and the inspiration.

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  23. Absolutely gorgeous designs and fantastic ways to use markers and refills Michelle! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  24. Awesome cards...love the last card...

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  25. Love your cards. The blues you’ve used are simply striking. Look amazing against the white card stock. The results of your techniques are very effective. Thank you for sharing.

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  26. Michelle you have knocked this out of the ball park. Just love the variety of your cards.

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  27. I love the blues you used together. They made such a beautiful background. Your cards are awesome.

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  28. Three beautiful cards Michelle! I really love the two cards where you have created the alcohol ink backgrounds - they are stunning - especially with that gorgeous cover die (swoon)! And I love the Copics on Yupo "hugs" too - it looks so pretty with the stripes going across xx

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  29. Gorgeous cards! I love the colors!!

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  30. Those blue backgrounds are incredible!

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  31. using a cover plate over the beautiful alcohol inked background is so pretty, Michelle - beautiful cards!

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  32. Love all three of your cards, Michelle! So beautifully done.

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  33. These cards are just gorgeous - thanks for the ideas:)

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  34. Oh what lovely cards! Such amazing alcohol backgrounds and beautiful card designs.

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  35. Your cards are fantastic and very inspiring !

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  36. I like your use of the alcohol ink refills and the yupo paper. Lovely creations.

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  37. Great cards! I love all 3 of them.

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  38. These cards are just amazing.

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  39. beautiful cards! love the backgrounds!!

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  40. Wonderful cards, especially love those blue backgrounds. Thanks for sharing.

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  41. ok, me again...lol your cards a very pretty. The Blue against the crisp white is awesome.

    Thank you

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  42. Beautiful cards and amazing backgrounds.
    Thanks for sharing...

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  43. Love those blues!!! And the simple Hugs in purple, so pretty :) Thanks for the inspiration!

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  44. I love your color combinations! The contrast between the rich blues and the bright whites really are gorgeous!

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  45. I love how you used the refills in 3 different ways. Each of your cards are beautiful. But I have to say the last one is my favorite. Not only because you used my favorite color, but I love how you used the cover die as well. Looks so awesome! Thanks for sharing your wonderful talent with us all.

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  46. I love the ombré purple sentiment!

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  47. these are just so amazing...love your gorgeous cards!

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  48. Beautiful cards with lovely backgrounds! Love your color choice. Thanks for sharing! ~ Lenice

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  49. Those backgrounds were incredible....I especially loved your second card.....but all of them were great...thank you so much for sharing....it is great to see new ink refills....awesome!!! Hugs

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  50. Gorgeous cards..especially loved the first one with blue background!!

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  51. Wonderful cards Michelle. Love the blue with lacy overlay very elegant, the vellum effect on that second card is so delicate & amazingly pretty & the hugs card is great with such a simple clean look but lots of detail in white.

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  52. Fantastic cards.
    The die cuts on the blue backgrounds
    are wonderful. thanks for sharing
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  53. Very pretty! I love the blue background with the white die cut overlay!

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  54. Very pretty backgrounds and colors.

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  55. Beautiful Cards! I especially love the blue backgrounds and the Starry Flowers on vellum.

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  56. Your cards are such a beautiful way to show off those stunning backgrounds.

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  57. Wow! Gorgeous cards! I loved the second card with the blue background and vellum die cut. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  58. I want to dive into those backgrounds, because they feel so much like beautiful pools or lagoons. I really like the striking effect of the white on the blue. It's gorgeous, and I appreciate you sharing with us!

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  59. The background is absolutely gorgeous. I love these refills since they can be used for so many things!

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  60. oh the vellum looks just like lace!

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  61. Hi Michelle :) Your cards are stunning! Vibrant and dynamic! Thanks for sharing :)

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  62. LOVE it! The blue is such a vibrant colour against the white and I just love the simplicity of the hugs. Great showcasing of what refills can do :) xx

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