9/20/18

Refresh Your Alcohol Markers Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hey there craft friends!  I am so excited to be joining my friends over at Altenew for the Refresh Your Alcohol Markers Blog Hop!  I have quickly become a huge fan of Altenews Makers. There is a sale going on....I need to go shopping and buy some more markers for my stash!  Stay tuned and keep scrolling for the sale information!

Today I am using the Artist Maker Refills Set A.  I grabbed all 4 red refills, R302, R304, R318, R335.  I created a quick, clean and simple card using a little bit of a smear technique...

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To create this card, I stamped the flowers from Bamboo Rose Set along the right side of the background in a light gray ink.  Next, I used my spritzer and added in some black Copic "spritz" in the background.  Next, I grabbed the sentiment "proud of your strength" along the bottom in black ink. 

Using the marker refills I created an ombre panel that I used to cut out this gorgeous Thinking of You sentiment.  To create the panel, I rolled up a 2" piece of fun foam to create a sturdy sponge.  I added each of the 4 red refills to the sponge by adding drops in ombre order.  I grabbed a piece of Yupo paper and then smeared the sponge over the paper to create the ombre inked background.  It was super easy to create and so quick!  Which is my kind of technique! Next, I ran the die cut through and created this beautiful sentiment.

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To create some dimension on my card, I grabbed some black fun foam and ran it through with the same die cut and then attached the ombre sentiment right on top.  I added it to my card using Tombow Mono Liquid glue.  I tucked right on top of the stamped sentiment so perfectly!

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That is it for me today.  Check out the sale below and then keep scrolling for TWO chances to win!

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SALE!


All Artist Markers are 15% off from today, 9/20 until 9/23!  Click HERE to go grab some.  These markers are amazing and the refills are so great to have too!

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GIVEAWAY

Altenew is 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. Six winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 9/29/2018.

I also have a $20 gift certificate to give away here on my blog. Leave a comment below and I will announce a winner here on 9/26/18.

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BLOG HOP

Laurie Willison YOU ARE HERE!

Thank you so much for hopping with me today!  I hope you have a great day!

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72 comments:

  1. Love this CAS design, beautiful card!

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  2. Love the Ombre effect. Such a great card.

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  3. Love the ombré sentiment and the subtlety of the grey stamp.

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  4. I love your card today. The colors on the word die are gorgeous... I love ombre!

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  5. Simply beautiful. Love the painted affects

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  6. The sentiment is beautiful in ombre. Love the subtle background too.

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  7. The ombre looks incredible! I love the subtle touch of the flowers stamped in light gray. Very inspiring card!

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  8. I love the idea of the foam rollers! I'm going to try that. Card making can be so overwhelming, that I love the simple and easy techniques. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. Love the Ombre sentiment and the overall card.

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  10. Love the subtle Bamboo Roses as the bg to this stunning Sentiment die cut! Great work and hoping to make something like it from your inspiration!! Love your work!!
    Beverly Jordan
    aka @jordanbev5 on IG

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  11. Beautiful card!
    Thanks so much for sharing..

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  12. Simple but it makes a statement. Using the Artist Markers to create an ombré effect is quite clever. I want to send this card to my grandson who started college this month! Thank you for sharing.

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  13. Absolutely beautiful! Love the ombre in all of the reds--very bright and vibrant. TFS--Have a blessed day.

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  14. Great sentiment for an encouragement card. Love the red ombre die cut.

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  15. Love the color gradient on the words!

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  16. Very pretty with the stamped background and the ombre sentiment.

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  17. I love the look of ombre; very pretty card.

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  18. Stunning results, brilliant use of fun foam! Gotta try this technique! Thanks for the inspiration Laurie!

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  19. Beautiful work Laurie - love the use of the black foam - it makes the sentiment stand out more.

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  20. love the gray inked flowers in the background of your beautiful sentiment, Laurie!

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  21. Gorgeous card! I love that big stand out sentiment.

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  22. Love your ombre look! Shoot, I love any card you make! ☺

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  23. Love that really red sentiment! What a great idea for a Valentine sentiment....would love to see how you did this! Love your cards, had fun meeting Lori last week. ❤️💌🖍

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  24. SO COOL! Love the ombre! And bright bold color!

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  25. Wow, Laurie! The subtle grey background sets off the bright sentiment perfectly. The black foam behind the "thinking" pulls all of the stamping together. You make it look effortless!

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  26. Love the way you created the ombre' effect with the fun gown and refill inks.mi have got to give this a try once I get some of the refill inks. They look like a lot of fun to play with. Gorgeous card too!

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  27. Thanks for the tip on making a ombre background. It really makes the die cut stand out.

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  28. Love this so much, especially with the subtle grey background. Stunning!!

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  29. I love the ombre die cut, the colors are gorgeous! Very cool card, thanks for sharing and the inspiration.

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  30. The ombre is fabulous and die cut like that it is perfect against the grey stamping

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  31. Simple yet so beautiful card..loved the bold sentiment

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  32. I love the ombré look and the sentiment. The black foam makes it look deeper. Great job.

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  33. I love what you did with the die cut being colored and the background flowers not.

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  34. What a beautiful card - thank you for explaining how you made the ombre for the sentiment. Love the subtle background too.

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  35. It's a beauty... thanks for the tip on using fun foam. Going to give it a try.

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  36. This is such a beautiful card! I love the uplifting sentiment, and the colors are gorgeous!

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  37. Fabulous card design! Love the ombre sentiment and clean design.

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  38. I like the black foam beneath the sentiment.

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  39. I love love love your ombre look! Absolutely stunning card!

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  40. Love the simplicity & the vibrant colored sentiment. The background stamping is the perfect touch! Thanks for the fun foam idea too.

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  41. You invented your own tool?! It worked gret!

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  42. Your card is awesome ! Beautiful colors !

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  43. Lovely card, like how the flowers are in the background and the sentiment is the focal point.

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  44. Very pretty. I love the large sayings!

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  45. pretty cool! love the ombre effect!

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  46. Lovely use of the coloring on the sentiment! Thanks for sharing. ~ Lenice

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  47. Pretty design, love the soft background over a bold die cut .

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  48. Love your inked saying.
    So lovely in the reds.
    Carla from Utah

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  49. Love the idea of the ombre background and I really like the black foam behind, makes it all pop and pulls it together :)

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  50. I really like the gradient of the sentiment on your card. :)

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  51. Thank you so much for making this beautiful card for us....just lovely. Hugs

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  52. I love the bright, bold sentiment with the soft floral outlines behind. That's a fun flip on normal, and your ombre is lovely. Thanks for sharing this card with us!

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  53. The sentiment pops off the
    beautiful background. Love
    the shading on the words.
    Great card. thanks for sharing
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  54. Fantastic hombre in the reds & it makes a very brilliant pop on the top of the grey & white. I really love how clean, crisp & effective this card front is, thank you for sharing your inspirational work.

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  55. Love the ombre effect on your sentiment and the clean and simple stamping on the rest of the card. Very pretty!

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  56. No matter how large an element is, you always manage to create the most gorgeous CAS card...absolutely beautiful design, Laurie!

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  57. wow! SO inspired by your card! luv the soft background stamping and the beautiful pop of color of the sentiment!

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  58. Love the subtle background and the gorgeous ombre sentiment.

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  59. Laurie the ombre effect is magnificent on the sentiment and then to elevate it....fantastic :) Great job...thanks for sharing!

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