Welcome to a fun blog hop! Today Altenew is collaborating with the amazing Kathy Racoosin from The Daily Marker to inspire crafters to find joy through coloring. Kathy is celebrating her 14th 30 Day Coloring Challenge until the end of November 2019. Join the fun by coloring something and share it on social media using the hashtag #thedailymarker30day. Anyone can join, with any medium you like! And even if you can’t share something everyday don’t worry! Just pop in whenever you can 🙂

  • You should have arrived here from my amazing friend Tania Ahmed.
  • If you want to start the blog hop from the beginning please visit Altenew Card Blog.
  • Your next stop is my super talented friend Virginia Lu

video tutorial

You can enjoy the video below or at my YouTube channel

close-up photos

That gorgeous flower stamp is from the Precious Peony Stamp Set( ALTN | SBC | SSS ). I used my Altenew alcohol markers to color my image and then used the matching dies to cut it out.

For the background I used the Classy Stripes Stencil( ALTN | SBC | SSS ) with Embossing Paste( ALTN | SBC | SSS ). I like to apply it randomlyand not to have a perfect finished look as I think it adds more to the look. I then applied on top Glitter – Ice White( SBC | SSS ) before the paste was dry. The glitter sticks to the paste and gives a lovely finish.

If you want to avoid the glitter mess then skip this step of use glitter paste.

The sentiment is from the Sentiment Strips Stamp Set( ALTN | SSS | SBC ) which is really versatile and I find I rach for it again and again for my sentiments. To finish off my card I added some RADIANT ORCHID Pearls ( SSS ).


Special Offer

Receive a FREE brand new Like Family Stamp Set($4.99 value) with every order from 11/18/2019 at 12:01 am EST until 11/29/2019 at 11:59 pm EST. The free gift will be added to cart automatically. While supplies last.

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

Precious Peony Stamp Set
[ ALTN | SBC | SSS ]
Precious Peony Die Set
[ ALTN | SBC | SSS ]
Sentiment Strips Stamp Set
[ ALTN | SSS | SBC ]
Classy Stripes Stencil
[ ALTN | SBC | SSS ]
Artist Markers Set D
[ ALTN | SBC ]
Artist Markers Set E
[ ALTN | SBC | SSS ]
Embossing Paste
[ ALTN | SBC | SSS ]
Nuvo – Pure Sheen Glitter – Ice White
[ SBC | SSS ]
Studio Katia RADIANT ORCHID Pearls…
[ SSS ]
Mini Blossom Die Cutting Machine
[ ALTN | SSS ]


There are many ways to win prizes:

  • Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 5 lucky winners and Kathy from The Daily Maker is also giving away her original 5”x7” watercolor artwork (including a custom frame). Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog by 11/22/2019 for a chance to win.
  • They will also draw a winner to receive a $15 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list. All winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 11/24/2019.

next stop

  • Your next stop is my super talented friend Virginia Lu


  1. Beautiful card Vicki, the hubby has come to expect glitter, glitter everywhere, especially around the Holidays…LOL.

  2. Looking at all the gorgeous cards on this hop really makes me want to color! Your card is so pretty, love the flower and the background.

  3. Thank you for yet another gorgeous inspiration piece. Your explanation of how you achieve the look is so helpful for beginner colorists!

  4. Another wonderful, helpful video! Thank you so much for making this gorgeous card doable for the rest of us.

  5. The glitter on the stripes is a wonderful addition to the beautiful flowers.
    Thank you for sharing and for being part of the hop!

  6. I am with you…I think the colors you used on the flowers are my favorites too! I’m always looking for different ways to do a background for cards and you just gave me another great one. Thank you for sharing!

  7. Oh so pretty! I like the brush stroke look. Coloring with pencils is my absolute favorite and it helps with anxiety. Sometimes I stamp some images just to color for the sake of coloring. I’ve heard of Kathy’s color challenge before. How supportive to do a blog hop featuring her challenge. Lovely card. Thank you.

  8. Vicky – you are one of my favorite artists. I follow your work on YouTube and really enjoy watching you create all the wonderful projects. This card is another example of your creativity! Just love it! Thank you

  9. This is gorgeous, but we expect no less from you! I agree it’s good to color everyday even for 10 minutes. It’s good for the soul! 🙂

  10. Vicky, I was not getting your emails and then poof! There they are in my inbox again! YEAH! I really like the subtle colors of your peonies! They are so pretty and I adore the sparkle that you put behind them for some pop! What a fun hop and so great to see you in my inbox again! Cheers!

  11. Gorgeous card Vicky using your favourite pinks and greens. A fabulous combination I remember you used on the Book Club stamp card with the matching pink Washi Tape. Love the background. Really offsets the flowers.

  12. You are one of my favorites and this does not disappoint. Lovely as always. And unique as always with the variable paste.

  13. I know the focus of the blog hop is coloring, but can I just say that I am in LOVE with your stripey, sparkly background! I am so inspired to go do one just like this! And I do love your coloring and the way the wide green frame around the white mat just makes your florals pop! Beautiful card!!!

  14. What a gorgeous card! I love your color combo. I was hoping you were going to color in Copics, so I could copy down the colors.

  15. I always love your cards and your simple explanation of the procedure. Particularly on this one, I was very impressed on the texture created with paste and glitter ❤️ Will try this soon! Thanks for sharing your art!

  16. I love your gorgeous flowers, Vicky! They look amazing on the pretty stencilled background! So eye-catching! Thanks so much for sharing and inspiring us!

  17. Beautiful. I truly enjoy watching you work and your voice overs are so pleasant to listen to! Thank you for sharing your talents!!

  18. Absolutely love how you coloured your flowers, so I will have to buy those other Altenew markers to help with the transitioning of dark to lighter shades when colouring in the future. But what I love most of all is how you partially stenciled the panel and added the glitter.
    I guess I never realised that you can partially apply the embossing paste and achieve an awesome effect like you did, I have only ever thought of filling out the entire stencil, so thank you so much for sharing your beautiful card with us and I love your accent too.

  19. Your Precious Peony is so beautifully painted!!! Gorgeous way to set it off with the stenciled background!!

  20. One reason I’m a fan of Altenew is for the florals stamps. They are so elegant and versatile. You did an amazing job, this is a timeless card.
    Very delicate and elegant.
    Thanks for sharing!

  21. Beautifully crafted! Love adding glitter or embossing powder to texture paste! But I love the effect of the partial use of the simple stencil… beautiful coupled with the flower!

  22. This card is for you. You are amazing! Love all the details and texture. Wonderful coloring and shading. Plus an awesome video, too. Thank you, Vicky!

  23. Your background is beautiful! I should have a stencil day and just make a bunch of white on white backgrounds with texture paste (and glitter, of course!) Your flowers turned out amazing too!

  24. Oh my word Vicky 🙂 What’s not to love?!? That lovely peony…those fluffy background stripes….the glimmer in those stripes…your impeccable coloring…that clean simple sentiment. It ALL equals one amazing card!!! Thanks so much for inspiring me 🙂

  25. You always inspire me with your beautiful coloring. This card is gorgeous — beautiful style and amazing colors.

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