stamping with watercolor brush markers

Hi! Altenew has just released a set of watercolor brush markers! We celebrate with an inspirational blog hop and lots of giveaways. You should have arrived here from the Altenew Card Blog. Your next stop is the super talented Erum Tasneem.

The set of watercolor brush markers is called Spring Garden and it comes with 10 colors. The markers have a bristle fine tip brush and they are really easy to use. You can use them directly on your project, dilute them with water for a softer look and even blend them together for different color combos.

Here are the colors that you get in the set

For my project today I will show you how you can use these markers to stamp. You will end up with that gorgeous loose watercolor look, without any effort at all!

The flowers look stunning as if I am professional in watercoloring… but I cheated… it’s all stamping and you can watch the video below to see how!

video tutorial

You can enjoy the video below or at my YouTube channel

more close-up photos

For my first card I combined Warm Sunshine and Autumn Blaze for the flowers and Moss for the leaves. The stamp set I used is Build-A-Flower: Anemone Coronaria ( ALTN | SSS ).

For this card I combined Autumn Blaze and Rubellite for the flowers and Limeade and Moss for the leaves. The stamp set I used is Fabulous Floral Stamp Set ( ALTN | SSS | SBC ).

For the background I created a panel using the Dotted Washi Tape ( ALTN | SSS | SBC ) and the thanks die cut comes from the Script Words 2 Die Set ( ALTN | SSS | SBC ) that I keep using again and again.


Links to multiple online stores linked below. Affiliate links used at no extra cost to you.

Altenew Watercolor Brush Markers…
[ SSS | ALTN ]
Build-A-Flower: Anemone Coronaria
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Fabulous Floral Stamp Set
[ ALTN | SSS | SBC ]
Fabulous Floral Die Set
[ ALTN | SSS | SBC ]
Dotted Washi Tape
[ ALTN | SSS | SBC ]
Permanent Black Crisp Ink
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Espresso Crisp Dye Ink
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Script Words 2 Die Set
[ ALTN | SSS | SBC ]
My Favorite Things A2 STITCHED…
[ SSS ]
[ SSS | SBC ]
Tonic DELUXE ADHESIVE Nuvo Glue 200N
[ SSS | SBC ]
Tonic EBONY BLACK Nuvo Crystal Drops…
[ SSS | SBC ]
Tim Holtz Tonic Craft MINI SNIPS…
[ SSS | SBC ]
Scrapbook Adhesives 126 3D WHITE FOAM…
[ SSS ]
Mini MISTI – Most Incredible Stamp…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Tim Holtz Tonic GLASS MEDIA MAT 1914e
[ SSS | SBC ]


Leave me a comment below for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate. The winner will be announced on my winners page on 10/9/2018.

more prizes

There are more ways to win prizes

  • Altenew is giving away a $40 gift certificate to six lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by Wednesday, October 10th for a chance to win. Six winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 10/12/2018.

  • In every stop of the hop you will also find a giveaway along with the inspirational projects!

next stop

The next stop on the blog hop is the super talented Erum Tasneem

Happy hopping!


  1. Your cards are amazing so bright and vibrant. The anemone card looks just like a water colour painting. So beautiful. Thank you for sharing your amazing designs.

  2. What a beautiful card. Thank you for sharing this great technique I would not have thought to use the watercolors on my stamp

  3. I loved watching you create these lovely cards! I’d love to win especially on October 9th….it’s my birthday!

  4. Vicky, your cards are always stunning. I may be getting brave enough to use these gorgeous heights mysekf. Thanks for your inspiring blog.

  5. For someone like me who is intimidated by the no-line coloring technique, this is definitely the way to go. The results are so artsy! I love techniques that are hard to mess up no matter the skill level you have (or don’t have) & this is one of them. It’s all about having fun! Thanks for sharing, Vicky!

  6. For someone like me who gets intimidated with the no-line coloring technique, this is definitely the way to go. The results are so artsy. I love coloring techniques that are hard to mess up no matter the skill level you have (or don’t have). It’s all about having fun. Thanks for sharing, Vicky!

  7. These are gorgeous Vicky! I am biased because I seem to love everything you do, LOL! but the colours in these brushes is so intense they seem a perfect choice for the stamping technique. Thank you for demonstrating this, I think my bank account is going to suffer…

  8. Lovely cards! I am in love with the new wide washi, thanks for showing the dotted one here, I hadn’t seen it. Would love to hear how you think the Altenew markers compare with your Zigs. Robin

  9. I am always inspired by the way you create art. These markers look amazing. I love anything with flowers, and this will be a fun way to create cards. Thank you so much for sharing.

  10. Vicky , I just love to listen to you all day long . The cards you make are so pretty . You make it look so easy . I just want to thank you for all you do for us .
    Love and Hugs .

  11. Vicki…I just don’t know how you can continually amaze us with your creative genius! Another stunning showing…thank you…

  12. That watercolir brushpen is fascinating. My 2 young daughters who like to paint would surely love that. I like the wide washi tape. Thank you for sharing this tutorial. God bless you.

  13. Vicky you are a great teacher. I love your idea of using the new watercolor markers and using the layer floral stamps. It turns out beautiful. I want to try it. So grateful for new ideas. I would love to get the new markers too. Thanks.

  14. Vicky, thank you for sharing another awesome video on how to create the beautiful cards you make using all the fabulous tools you’re mastered ?

  15. This is a brilliant technique for me to try. Can’t seem to get the hang of layering stamps, thanks for sharing.

  16. Absolutely beautiful cards! What a great technique for some who’s afraid to do actual water coloring. I will definitely give this a try! Thank you!!!

  17. Your cards are beautiful. Very bright and vibrant. These are on my wish list now. The colors look great.

  18. Love the watercolor cards. I am trying to learn to use watercolor markers and these markers would be nice to use. Thank you for the inspiration.

  19. Vicky,
    I cannot believe how you made that stamp look like a watercolor print. Brilliant. I so need to try doing this. You are such a great mentor for all of us stampers.

  20. My daughter and I absolutely love watching your videos. She is 10 and I can see that she had taken away information and applied your suggestions to her cards and other crafts. Thanks for making all the videos and sharing your talent!

  21. I adore your yellow card and can’t wait to make one similar. This flower set is perfect for that technique.

  22. Beautiful!! What a wonderful idea-watercolor brushes! Can they be refilled if they run out of watercolor?

  23. I love the idea! Those cards are stunning. Altenew has very beautiful floral stamps and you make it so that I want them all!

  24. Your cards are stunning! I can’t wait to try this even though I know it won’t be as easy as you make it look… you have such a knack for the artistic flair! And thanks for the chance to win too!

  25. Just gorgeous flowers, Vicky! I’m so excited about these new watercolor markers…something similar has been on my list for a long time, and now Altenew has them- YAY! Can’t wait to try them! ???

  26. Great tutorial and pretty cards I would be happy to send or receive! First time to visit your site and will be back again soon.

  27. Those new markers look like something I need, and since it’s my birthday today, I will have to treat myself. ? Your cards and art work are gorgeous, as always.

  28. Your cards today are stunning, Vicky! I have long admired watercolor art, but never had the confidence to take a course and learn the technique. These watercolor brushes combined with many of the stamps I already have are exactly what I need! Thank you for your perfect instructions and demo into the world of water coloring with Altenew water markers!

  29. such stunning views rant colours and I love how you used the stamps to paint with , looks like you spent ages doing the artwork, very effective.

  30. Vicky, you make everything look so easy. Both of these cards are beautiful, the watercolor pen makes fun. Thank you for your great video, Love them

  31. Your cards are stunning! Your technique looks like so much fun with the markers. I can hardly wait to try it with them and some of my favorite Altenew stamps.

  32. These are really beautiful this looks like a fun technique. I love my Altenew pan watercolors and think the markers would be a winner. too!

  33. Beautiful cards Vicky. I loved watching your video…it is so helpful to those of us who are not artists…and need help. You nailed it!
    Thank you so very much….

  34. Love how easy you made it to stamp with the watercolor markers. Love your two cards! Thanks for your video!

  35. Gorgeous watercolor flowers! Looks like these new watercolor markers are full of pigment which is great! Thanks for the inspiration!

  36. I have all the Altenew Ink Pads & Markers which I love, they are 5 Star. I have no doubt that these beautiful Watercolor Brush Markers will be equal quality. I love to Watercolor so I know I will get plenty of use of them. I am really looking forward to using them with all of my Altenew Floral Stamp Sets.

  37. I never would have thought of using the watercolours like that. Thank you Vicky for teaching me another new technique.

  38. Beautiful cards as always! I would never have thought to use watercolors this way – can’t wait to try it!

  39. I am always so inspired when watching your videos. In fact it was one of your videos, I stumbled upon while binging on YouTube, that introduced me to AlteNew. I just love watching you create!

  40. Vicky, love the way the watercolour colours blend and you can see variations of colour within the flowers. Two beautiful cards with loads of colour from the watercolour brushes. Congratulations to Altenew for coming up with these pens. Thank you Vicky for your inspiration and sharing.

  41. Gorgeous cards, of course, but really these are special. The red one, cutting out the layers, the dotted washi background — stunning.

  42. Gorgeous cards! I love the ease of the watercolor pens…. I actually prefer these to the watercolor pans usually. So happy to have these gorgeous bright colors of Altenew!

  43. Beautiful cards using such a fabulous idea!! I need to give that one a try. Thanks for the video 🙂

  44. Stunning images Vicky, I love your work & value your opinions, thanks for an excellent video, look forward to seeing what else you make using these gorgeous markers. Thank you.

  45. Thank you so much for the inspiration! I love how you used the markers to create the techniques! The cards are beautiful!

  46. Your cards are stunning! And you make it look SO easy. Thank you for taking time to share your talent with us. Those markers are amazing!

  47. Oh my sweet goodness! I would never have thought of putting watercolor on my stamps! Great idea! Thanks!

  48. beautiful cards Vicky. another fun product to play with. thanks as always for sharing. when are you going to do a class for Altenew?

  49. Vicky you do make it look so easy – you are truly talented – thanks for sharing your talents with us.

  50. I really love the card where you used washi tap…..and I love the water colour markers…..your cards are also so inspiring ….. thanks for sharing the video….

  51. LOVE your cards! Thank you for showing us the way to use them on stamps, I love the results and you make it look so easy. Thanks for a chance to win as well. Cheers, Dotty

  52. I love watching you. You help to try new things with my cards. Your cards and journals are beautiful. Thank you.

  53. Very pretty and it makes water color seem so much easier. Thanks for your great card making ideas!

  54. Your cards are beautiful! I love this technique and the colors you chose are gorgeous! These markers are fabulous!

  55. You know, I’ve seen this technique around, but I’ve never actually used it, which is a pity, because I love how your flowers turned out. I have yet to master the loose watercolor style that this invokes, and I think this might be my way to it. Thanks for sharing with us and reminding me of the many options available when crafting!

  56. Stunning stamped cards using the new Altenew watercolor brush markers. Thanks for sharing your time and talent with us.

  57. Hi Vicky.
    I love both cards that you created with the water markers, they give a lovely effect on your flowers, TFS, Cheers Anna.

  58. Your cards are stunning Vicki! I love your videos and watch them all. I saw the new watercolor markers and have been debating which set to get. Thank you for sharing your talents.

  59. LOVE these cards and the watercolor markers! They really make the flowers stand out!

    Thanks for always sharing your videos!

  60. I have never tried this technique before. You make it look so easy but when I sit down at my desk my mind just can’t comprehend where to start.Your ideas and work is so beautiful!

  61. Beautiful! I played around with a build-a-flower stamp set today too, using actual watercolors. 🙂 just because I only have a few different-colored inks.

  62. I love these two cards using the new water rush pens from Altenew. The flowers and leaves you created are gorgeous. Thank you for sharing this technique. ?❤️

  63. Oh Vicky, I love, love, love this technique. Your cards are always beautiful but these are exceptional. Thank you so much for all the creative ideas that you share with us.

  64. Hello Vicky. I love your cards, so pretty and feminine. The Altenew watercolour markers are very vibrant in colour and look very easy to use. These would be wonderful to have in anyone’s stash. Thanks for showing us your gorgeous examples. Bev.

  65. Such beautiful flowers ? Those markers are amazing! I love the bright colors the markers left on the swatches.

  66. Your card is gorgeous!! I love the new markers, a new item to add to my long list of things to buy from Altenew. I love the vibrant and bright colors of your color and how easy it is to use them. Thanks for the inspiration.

  67. Oh my goodness… I would LOVE to give these a try since watercoloring is my favorite medium and actually the only coloring method I feel comfortable to use!
    Thanks for the inspiration Vicky!

  68. Wow! Your cards are lovely. What a great way to use the markers, and you make it look so effortless on the video. I love the colours these markers come in!

  69. Both of these cards are simply beautiful! Love the colors you chose! They would be great for fall as well as year round!

  70. Those flowers look so beautiful and whimsical! Thank you for sharing your technique, can’t wait to try it!

  71. Really beautiful cards. I love that technique…those markers look great. Another great video! Thanks!

  72. Stamping with these colors are just perfect. Love your cards and your colors choices. You inspired me a lot with these xard. Thanks

  73. Love the washi tape in larger sizes. Haven’t used water color brushes yet but I can see that purchase on my horizon…lol

  74. Wowwwww!!! I love both card.. Such bright colours… Love the whole process of making these so gorgeous cards. Watercolor brush markers are so cool… Thanks so much for sharing these incredible projects… Sweetie…
    Stay Blessed….


  75. The watercolored flowers on your cards look fabulous! I really like the combination of colors in this Spring Garden set of watercolor brushes. Thanks for sharing your wonderful creations!

  76. Thank you for the video, it was very helpful and interesting to see how you made these beautiful cards.

  77. That’s just so cool ! I’d love to try them !! Thanks for sharing your lovely creations. Love, Marjorie

  78. Gorgeous cards! Thank you for showing us many ways to use stamps and watercolors. I love your videos!

  79. WoW! What a clever idea. Love the colours of these watercolour markers. Your card inspiration is beautiful!

  80. These markers are beautiful. I am hoping to get a set with my next purchases. They could be used for so many things!

  81. You made it look very easy to create the 2 cards, Vicky. They are beautiful! You are very talented at choosing the colours and designs. 🙂

  82. I love the technique! I can’t watercolor worth beans, but I think I could do this! Your flowers and leaves are drop-dead gorgeous!

  83. I love cards and card making . I am always looking at the beautiful stunning cards others make. Your cards a so gorgeous ,I love wash tape so I’m thrilled about your wash tape background the black an white background w the vibrant color on top. Beautiful.
    Thanks for the joy in sharing your talents .
    Have to try water color brushes .. Think its a great idea that these are refillable w Altnews inks . happy crafting

  84. If I didn’t watch your video, I would have assumed you water colored these lovely cards. Very nice.

  85. Beautiful flowers! I have some watercolor markers, but I haven’t tried to stamp with them. Love the results.

  86. The Brush colors are gorgeous! Love the cards you made.
    I’m inspired to try the same technique as soon as I can.
    Thanks again Vicky for sharing your talents

  87. I love the cards, especially the yellow/orange one. I can’t wait to receive my own set of these gorgeous markers!

  88. These look fun and I love how you used them with the solid stamps, I always struggle with those. I have followed you for over 10 years Vicky and I am still inspired by your work!! Thank you 🙂

  89. Water colour without water colouring, how graeat this is! I would never imagine this use of the products myself..

  90. Love to try new markers.
    These look great. The colors
    are fantastic (I can tell from
    your beautiful flowers)
    thanks for sharing

  91. Your cards are gorgeous. I love this technique and can’t wait to give it a try — thanks for the inspiration.

  92. Vicky, I loved how vibrant your marker colors turned out on your anemones! I can’t wait to get my little hands on them to play! I found your swatches very helpful to see the true colors of the markers. Thank you for sharing your techniques us!

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