On-The-Edge Stamping + New Altenew Markers + Giveaway

Hi! I am here today to show you a fun on-the-edge stamping technique and a peek at the new Altenew markers. I also am participating in a fun blog hop with prizes!


[All supplies are linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. To watch the video in HD on YouTube, click HERE.]

Be sure to watch the video to see this “on-the-edge stamping” technique in action. It is fun and works with many types of stamps. I silver heat embossed the flowers from the Altenew Best Mom Stamp Set along the front edge of a card and the inside edge. (This makes sense in a minute.)


Next I did some coloring with the new Altenew Artist Markers. This is my first experience using these alcohol-based markers and wanted to share that with you. I will share more with them in the future. (See below.)

On one set of flowers, I used a dot coloring method and on the other I did basic blending. The markers worked great!


Next I cut the front of the card along the edge of the flowers. This results in a card with a fun cut border. And, I can use the border piece on a second card! (That is why I stamped the same images in the same spots on the inside and outside of the card.)


I added two sentiments – “hello sunshine” and “you are an inspiration” to keep the cards simple.



Today’s post is part of a blog hop celebrating the release of the new Altenew Alcohol Markers!


The Altenew Artist Markers are alcohol-based, allowing you to beautifully blend colors to any stamped images. The best perk of these markers is that they come in great color combos… taking the guesswork out of it all! The pens also match the Altenew ink colors.


The markers are alcohol-based (similar to Copics, which many people are familiar with) and have a brush tip and fine tip. They just released the Altenew Artist Marker Set A which includes 4 shades of pink/red, 4 shades of pool/blue, and 4 shades of green (including black). The set of 12 markers is $44.99 – so each marker is about $3.75 – a great price for alcohol markers.

I know many people will wonder if this is a good alternative to Copics. I found they work nicely and I LOVE the color combos. And that they have the inks that match. I am sure I will be using both! I do recommend getting a Copic Colorless Blender pen to use with them.

You can find the markers (along with more info on them) HERE.

So the next stop on the hop is the blog of Svitlana Shayevich. You can always start at the beginning of the hop at the Altenew Blog.


How would you like to win a $30 gift certificate to Altenew? For your chance, leave a comment here by 11:59pmEST on 1/16/17 telling me your favorite coloring medium. (The winner’s name will be randomly selected, emailed and posted on my “Winners page” after the giveaway closes. International folks are eligible, too!)

Also, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to THREE lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew blog by 1/16/17 at 11:59pmEST for a chance to win. The winners will be announced on the Altenew blog on 1/18/17.


Want to find the products I used? To make them easy for you to find, I have listed them below. (Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. All products were personally purchased except those with an asterisk or from Altenew. As always, this post was NOT sponsored.) Click on the letters below each picture to go to a favorite store: Simon Says Stamp (SSS), Ellen Hutson (EH), Altenew (ALT), etc.

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779 thoughts on “On-The-Edge Stamping + New Altenew Markers + Giveaway”

  1. I am novice with markers but love to try all sorts of mediums, being markers and watercolors my favorite… Thank you for the inspiration and for all you share with us, seriously I wish my bad days will bring these kind of projects into my life! You are not only talented but a kind and dedicated person from what I can gather, hope your child is feeling much better! Thanks again for all you do!
    Have a wonderful day!

  2. My favorite medium has been the distress because I’m comfortable with it. I love that you show me new projects. Trying copics & watercolor. You’re so helpful & talented. Thank you

  3. Gorgeous new technique! My favorite coloring medium at present time is the Ziggys…I’m excited to try the Altenew Alcohol markers..Copics color choices as been too overwhelming. Starting with 12 perfectly chosen shades is doable for me:))

  4. OMGoodness Gracious, THESE ARE STUNNING!!! You never cease to amaze me, this was a fantastic concept for cards, as always, instructive video! Although I don’t use alcohol markers, I do LOVE Altenew products across the board. Thank you for your experiences and sharing your opinions, I value each!

  5. As always such a beautiful card. Isn’t it exciting that Altenew came out with these new markers! Great technique – I’m going to try it out soon on a card. Thanks for sharing. Oh and love your inspiration on matching envelops!

  6. Hi Jennifer, you are such a blessing to so many, myself included. I’ve been coloring with copics for quite some time and continue to learn refining techniques. This is my first blog hop and I look forward to many more. Thank you for all you are and all you do! Ursula

  7. Your cards are beautiful <3 I haven't worked with Altenew stamps yet, but I love the detail you get from them. My favorite coloring medium seems to change with my mind's idea of where my talent might lie, lol. Some days I think I'm better with Copics. Other days, my Prismacolor pencils are my friend. Objectively, I'm probably equally skille in both. Thanks for you inspiration.

  8. Really enjoyed this video and loved the idea on double colouring and die-cutting. Given me lots of ideas for all sorts of cards. Hope to get my hands on these markers one day too!!

  9. Love your cards, as always! These cards are so beautiful, and your creations are always inspiring to me. I have to try the technique soon. I have to say that I am still learning different color techniques when I am making cards. But probably markers and color pencils are my mostly used medium – with my kids, of course! 🙂

  10. I love your beautiful card! What wonderful composition and design. I love coloring with Prisma colors, and I would also like to try these Altenew markers.

  11. Thanks for sharing two different ways of coloring with the Altenew pens. Your cards are very nice and so interesting with the cut back card front to show the pretty flowers.

  12. I love using my ink pads (various kinds) for different techniques. Thank you so much for posting such well-structured and inspirational videos! You rock, Jennifer! 🙂 Have a nice weekend!

  13. Thanks Jennifer. Love the vibrancy of distress inks. Have been watching some of your videos and trying to learn a little about the Copics, just began to collect a small color group of them. These markers look wonderful. I love Altenew’s creations, Thank goodness you stopped being a full time engineer!!! We are all grateful that we can learn from you. Another fabulous technique.

  14. Hi Jennifer!
    Fantastic work as always! I was on Altenew’s site yesterday and just noticed these marker! Very interesting!

  15. I like the look and techniques you can do with alcohol markers. I guess you can say alcohol markers are my favorite coloring medium. Thank you for the chance to win.0

  16. I like the design of your card. I think I can adapt it for stamps I already own. Currently water coloring is my favorite medium. I have a few Copic markers but is need to practice with them. Thanks Jennifer

  17. I loved this technique of edge stamping! And these markers look great. I don’t have any Copic markers, but maybe I’ll start with these?!

  18. It’s hard to chose a favorite coloring medium. What’s wonderful about this world of card making is that we have so many choices of mediums to use. It’s fun to see what works best with the results we are wanting to achieve. Your cards are just beautiful Jennifer, and I am absolutely going to try this! Love this set of Altenew markers and the fact that they take the guesswork out of the colors that blend best together! Excited to get hopping on this blog this morning! It’s my birthday and I see some shopping in my future! 🙂

  19. I hope I’m not repeating myself, but I love these cards! Also, in general I love your blog & Youtube videos! You have great ideas on cards, supplies, & organization! I’m just getting back into card making, & feel I get private lessons from you. I like that you have involved cards, but offer quicker ways to get similar results. I don’t have that much time to devote to it right now, so I really appreciate that. Most of the cards you make are worthy of hanging up-I may just do that some time! God bless you!

  20. I ordered my Altenew markers yesterday and I can’t wait because I haven’t invested in markers yet. My Altenew ink pads are my favorite color medium. Thank you for showing how to make those delightful cards and envelopes!

  21. I love your videos and style. Thanks for the tip about embossing after you color. My favorite coloring technique is using markers or layering with paper / mixed media. My daughter loves coloring with bleach.

  22. I love the water coloring look. You make alcohol markers look so easy to use- I think I need more practice- I have many Spectrum Noir but never look close to looking good. I love the ease of the Altenew and the color matching that they use.

  23. Genius technique. I’d love to try these Altenew alcohol markers. Thank you for the inspiring demo, Jennifer.

  24. Wonderful cards Jennifer!! And thanks for the great tutorial! Fantastic way of making two unique cards at the same time. I’m going to try this myself!! It was great to see the markers in action so thanks for sharing ?

  25. i loved the Atlenew markers so much that i have purchased the set and looking forward to seeing more colors added to my collection .my favorite part was knowing the the marker and the ink pad match !thank you for inspiring me to continuing making cards.

  26. I love using comics, however I’m really interested in these markers. I love the color families! Beautiful card!

  27. My current favorite coloring medium is my Spectrum Noir markers, followed by Prismacolors and Zig Clean Color markers. I’m still trying to figure out the Zigs. I really like that the Altenew markers match their inks. I’m thinking I need to try them!

  28. I’ve been wanting to try alcohol markers, but just haven’t been able to make that initial investment to get me started yet. Right now I’m using an old at of prismacolor pencils we had floating around from the artists in the family.

    I went into michaels to get something my sister needed last week, and they have the spectrum noir illustrator markers – they seem to be a lot like these, with a brush tip and a small detail tip. Refillable with the standard spectrum noir inks, though they don’t come in the same shade families the standard spectrum noir do.

  29. Thank you so very much for this demo on the new markers. I have been thinking of getting some but have been hesitant, but these seem so easy to use with the color families. I use watercolors now and also watercolor pencils but am definitely considering these. Thank you for inspiring me.

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