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. Despite having a bad day you have still produced some beautiful cards – as always! Love the technique and the colouring.

  2. Beautiful cards! I love using distress inks and Copics markers. The new Altenew markers look great, and I like the fact that they’re less expensive than Copics. Thanks for the info about them!

  3. Love these markers. I like the fine tip option. Thanks for sharing your embossing tip. So far I find the greatest success with distress inks. I use Copics, but find they can be tricky. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Thank you for sharing yet another great video and technique. I love my Copic markers. But that smaller tip on the Altenew marker is quite appealing! ?

  5. Love these cards! My favorite right now is my Tombow markers, just collecting them so have been playing with them a bit. Am saving up for Zig Clean Colors, and eventually Copics. But these markers have me intrigued.

  6. I was skeptical about comics, but now I am such a strong believer! I can’t wait to expand my collection

  7. Great ideas! Gonna have to give this a try.
    My favorite medium at the moment at the moment are the Zig Clean Color Brush Water Markers. Still new to them and learning some techniques but love them a lot.

  8. I love and adore your YouTube channel. I love to color with Copics but I’m still learning. I hope I can color as beautifully as you you some day!

  9. Great new (to me) technique and beautiful cards. Thank you for all the wonderful inspiration I receive from you. My favorite coloring medium has to be Copics. Still working on my collection so these new markers will be a great addition.

  10. I really liked this card. UNIQUE! Thank you! I am new to the marker world. I have tried the Spectrum Noir markers, but am looking into other markers on the market. I think these Altenew Markers might be the next step for me!! Thank you for reviewing them!

  11. Love this! I use (formerly) Letraset Promarkers – They are a lower cost alcohol marker alternative to Copics- not refillable, but they’ve lasted me a very long time! I built my collection before Spectrum Noir markers came out, and I love them!

  12. I have recently started using stamps on my cards and the success and professional looking results are all a credit to your teaching You Tubes. Thank you so Much! mkm

  13. My favorite coloring medium is watercolor and water color markers, but I’m starting to get into alcohol based markers as well. Thanks for the chance to win. Beautiful cards!!

  14. Love this new technique!!! I am still learning all I can do with markers. I have new stamps and markers. I can’t wait to play!!! Ty?

  15. So cool! I love them all but I would probably use pool/blue out of Set A. I am new to the technique of using markers so this is exciting.

  16. My favorite coloring medium (at the moment) is my zig clean color brush markers. I’m having fun using exploring different water coloring techniques.

  17. Lovely cards, great technique.
    Have played with copics struggled a bit so keep going back to my watercolour pencils it gives me a better result and I find it more reliable (also much cheaper to start). Will probably get the Altenew as like the fine point and the dot shading technique which gives a result that I cant get with my watercolour pencils.
    Thanks for the inspiration.

  18. Love the cards and I learned several new tricks from the video. Thanks so much.

    At the moment, my favorite coloring medium is using Prismacolor pencils, mainly because I already know how to use them and I have enough colors to be versatile with them. I also love inking. I am still trying to learn about using markers and I hope to become proficient with them.

  19. Jennifer – such lovely cards! My favorite coloring medium is watercolor – still learning to use it, though 🙂

  20. I’m impressed how you still keep plugging along. That helps me a lot to get in there even when circumstances aren’t’ perfect to do some paper crafting. I love your card creations and learn so much from them.. Thanks Jennifer for the incredible amount of time you invest in sending card ideas our way! Love the Altenew products a lot!

  21. Distress inks are my favorite coloring medium as they are so forgiving. I also like the copics because anyone can get good results with them, no matter their skill level.

  22. I love this card design! Smart to do the same thing on the inside so you make two cards out of one! I always stamp on my cards but do little coloring. I use some old Stampin Up markers but really need to branch out and try other color mediums. Thanks for the inspiration 🙂

  23. I love using alcohol markers, however, I’m not very good. Your videos are helping. I always learn something from you so thanks.

  24. Love the card and technique, as always! I need more practice with alcohol markers. I will for sure be buying these! My favorite coloring medium, for now, has to be distress markers/ink. I feel like you can’t go wrong with distress ink. So versatile!

  25. Jennifer you always have such fun techniques for making cards. I love your two for one stamping for this card. The colors are so pretty. Thanks for sharing.

  26. Thanks for this great video, Jennifer! I love the look of these markers. I like Tombow but would be very interested to try these. Great colors, too!

  27. My favorite medium is my copic markers. I don’t have a ton, but what I do have I cherish! Another lovely card.

  28. My favorite coloring medium is Copic markers, followed closely watercolor pencils!
    Loved this video – it is on the top of my to try list . Thank you for sharing and do give yourself some Grace, your videos look like masterpieces from this side of the tapestry.

  29. Love this technique! I honestly can’t say I have a favorite, but if I could only bring one coloring medium with me, I would probably bring my Inktense pencils because of the versatility they offer.

  30. I love to use markers. I have tried the alcohol based makers yet. I’ve been looking a reasonable priced brand. I think these altenew just might be the ones.

  31. Wow, I am the 743rd comment. Isn’t that nice? Well I really enjoyed your part again like this stamping on the edge it’s really very pretty and I like that you get two cards out of it. That silver embossing powder with the glitter is also very pretty thanks Jennifer

  32. Beautiful card! My favourite colouring medium is my Tombow dual brush markers. I’d love to get some Copic but can’t afford them for now. The new Altenew Artist Markers look really awesome and it might be a good alternative to test alcohol markers.

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