Coloring Techniques for Card Making Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Coloring Techniques for Card Making Blog Hop!


Today we wanted to introduce you to a brand new, must-have book that has been written to help shed some light on some of the hottest trends in coloring techniques in paper crafting today.




Coloring Techniques for Card Making features three of the most popular coloring techniques in card making today–water coloring, colored pencils and using alcohol-based ink markers. Each chapter showcases one particular technique and includes an introductions that will help you choose the products that are right for you, and will walk you through the steps to creating one of our featured projects. Easy-to-follow instructions, detailed materials lists and helpful coloring tips will make it easy for you to achieve stunning card-making results. As a bonus, enjoy a chapter that focuses on ways to highlight and accentuate your projects with products such as glitter and gel pens, shading techniques and methods for creating the look of texture with color.


Here is my project from the book:

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Rubber stamps: Stamp N Plus Scrap N (J1321 Black-Eyed Susan Fairies, S95-511 Note-Ables stamp set)
Card stock: white, gold, chocolate
Prismacolor Pencils
Inks: Tsukineko Memento (Tuxedo Black), Clearsnap Vivid (Brown)Spellbinders Nestabilities (S4-114 Standard Circles LG, S4-124 Classic Scallop Circles LG)
Sponge, blending stumps, Gamsol, Copic atyou Spica pens

We are pleased that you have joined us for the hop! Be sure to leave a comment at each blog along the way to be entered for your chance to win a FREE copy of Coloring Techniques for Card Making!

ย The designers who are participating in the blog hop are as follows:

Keri Lee Sereika
Debbie Olson
Jeanne Streiff – Me!
Trudy Sjolander
Asela Hopkins
Broni Holcombe
Kathy Menzies
Christine Okken
Dawn Lusk
Laurie Wilson
Sherrie Siemans
Chrissy Le

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234 responses to “Coloring Techniques for Card Making Blog Hop!

  1. Looks like a great book to have. Thanks and blessings

  2. Your card is so pretty – love your colour choices! Fantastic book will be looking out for it here ‘down under’!!!! Might be a while ah!

  3. Fabulous card! I love these fairies. Congrats! ~jeni ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. darling card and the book looks like a “must have.” thanks for a chance to win and the inspiration.

  5. Congrats Jeanne – can’t wait to see all your projects, I know they’ll all be lovely just like this one.

  6. What a beautiful card! The photography has been awesome so far too. I can’t wait to see the book.

  7. Sounds like a great book. Hope my lss sells it.

  8. Gorgeous card! Love using the Prismacolor Pencils with Gamsol! You rocked it!

  9. This is adorable! I love how you colored the little fairy! Thank you for sharing.

  10. I love the little fairy and how you colored her! Thanks for sharing.

  11. This is soooo adorable! Thanks for all your hard work Jeanne, you helped make this book a success!

  12. Kathy from Savannah, Ga

    I would love to win the book! I could really use the tutorials!

  13. Darling card. Love the little fairy & how you colored her. Thanks for sharing.

  14. What a darling little image and I love the simple clean lines of your card!

  15. Of COURSE you had to be in that book your coloring kicks Bum! Love it!! ๐Ÿ™‚ Congrats to you and Happy weekend.

  16. Love that card, Jeanne! What fun to be able to contribute to this project together!!

  17. Very cute card! It made me smile! Thanks!

  18. Wow thankyou for the chance to win this book, love your cards! HUgs always! G

  19. Beautiful card! This book looks like a valuable resource!

  20. This card is so lovely and your blog has lots of inspiring art. Thanks for sharing and for a chance to win.

  21. Your card is wonderful, I love the flower and the fairy. Your art is fantastic.

  22. CherylQuilts at SCS

    Gorgeous card…simple layout but has such “pow” with the beautifully colored image! Love it!

  23. Congrats, Jeanne! This is all so exciting! Such a beautifully colored creation!

  24. Congratulations Jeanne, what a great accomplishment!!! Can’t wait to see the book and learn some new things about coloring.

  25. This book sounds fabulous. Your card is just gorgeous and just love she your creative MOJO!

  26. Gorgeous card Jeanne…love your color choices..and congrats on the wonderful book.

  27. What great information to share! Your card is awesome Jeanne! I bought Prisma color pencils a couple years ago and have yet to really feed comfortable with them. I’m going to keep trying!!

    Take care and STAY POSITIVE!

  28. I am so very pleased to learn of the publication of this book. It is just what I’ve been looking for.

  29. Very nice! I just love the card! Thanks

  30. Great card.

  31. Jeanne, I love this one–beautifully colored!

  32. Love the card, very nice.

  33. Love your card; the sunflower looks so spiffy! Beautiful coloring!

  34. Hey Jeanne!! darling card!! Tickled to have worked with YOU again!! Congrats gf!!

  35. Congrats!!!! Adorable card!

  36. CONGRATS! You’re card is amazing. What a stunning card!!!

  37. Oh man, I have to have this book, you ladies rock with your creations!

  38. Beautiful card, great colors. Thanks for a chance to win one of these must have books.

  39. I absolutely LOVED this one Jeanne! Adorable and just stunning coloring! Beautiful work in the whole book!

  40. Beautiful card and your coloring is Awesome!

  41. Beautiful card..This sounds like something I need. ๐Ÿ™‚

  42. Such a beautiful card. I can’t wait to see all the tecniques in this book.

  43. I love your card. Fairies and black eyed susies are two of my favorite things! And your coloring is wonderful.

  44. What a cute card….and the little fairly looks as though she could fly off at any minute! Thanks so much for sharing!

  45. OH how cute, cute, cute! The coloring is perfect, and the little fairies are just adorable! Thanks for sharing. I can’t wait for this book. If I don’t win, I’ll most certainly buy it.

  46. Such a sweet card! What a fantastic prize to be won! Thanks for the chance!

  47. Jeanne, I am so happy for you. Such a beautiful card. Love you work.

  48. Wow thanks for the chance to win a book! wonderful card!

  49. Love your work Jeanne. Thanks for offering a copy of this great book of coloring and ideas!

  50. Love your choice of colors, kind of a fall feel, can’t wait to get a copy of the book.

  51. Your card is beautiful. I can’t wait to see this book, as it is something I really need!

  52. Congrats on your project and the book… I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy!!!

  53. Such a cute image…great coloring!

  54. Thanks Jeanne for the chance to win the book. Your card is beautiful. Someday when I grow up I hope that I can color as well!!!

  55. Your card is BEAUTIFUL!!! I love that image!
    I cant wait to see this book in person!!!
    Have a GREAT day!

  56. Jeanne,
    Your card is BEAUTIFUL!
    I am so excited to be in this book with you!
    True ๐Ÿ˜€

  57. Great card! Everything I am seeing from the book is terrific! Can’t wait to get my hands on a copy of the book! Blessings.

  58. What darling sunflower fairies and gorgeous coloring!

  59. Love your card. If I received that card, I’d want to send you a thank you card for your thank you card. LOL

  60. Gorgeous card and coloring!

  61. I must be blocked from commenting on your blog, can’t seem to get comments to show. Sorry for the bother!

  62. Your card is beautiful! I can’t wait to get my hands on this book!

  63. What a sweet card, love the soft coloring on it. I think I must have this book!

  64. awesome card

  65. Congratulations on being a contributing designer in this new book! This is such a sweet card!! Love the image and beautiful coloring. This book sure looks like a winner!

  66. Great card. TFS.

  67. Beautiful card. I don’t much about coloring with prismacolor pencils, but you’ve done a great job. Looks like this book will be going on my must have list.

  68. Great card and would love to see the book.

  69. Very pretty card! Congrats on being in the book. ๐Ÿ™‚

  70. Look like a great tool for those of us just getting the feel for coloring.

  71. Such a cute card! Congrats on your publication in the book!

  72. What a great card! Thanks for a chance to win!

  73. Stunning card ๐Ÿ™‚ And what a great concept for this book — it will do great!

  74. Love the card! Congrats on being published!

  75. I can’t wait to see this book. iIhave been trying to earn these techniques on my own. The photos will be very helpful in the learning process. Your card is wonderful.

  76. I really love your card! Nice coloring. I would love this book, thanks for the opportunity to win it.

  77. Wonderful card! Love the flower.

  78. Great job with your coloring. Looks like a great book too. I “need” it. ๐Ÿ™‚

  79. What a fun little image… congrats on this wonderful book.. it will be a great help to many!
    your card is sweet as can be!

  80. Love the fairy card and would love to win the book. TFS!

  81. Congratulations !! Such a cute image, love your card. I cannot wait to check out this book.

  82. Jeanne, this is such a perfect autumn card. I so enjoyed meeting you at CHA (I know that I babbled). This book is exactly what I have been looking for!

  83. Aahh – you’re a gal who really knows how to blend. Great job!

  84. Your cards are just beautiful. Great job coloring.

  85. Congrats on being part of a great book!

  86. Jeanne
    I really loved the flower.
    I really want to win this book

  87. Beautiful card, Jeanne. Thanks so much for sharing and I can’t wait to see this new book – it looks fabulous!

  88. Love the fairy/flower card. So pretty. Congrats on being in the book!!

  89. Beautiful! No wonder you are in the book. Can’t wait to see the book

  90. Very cute card. Thanks for the chance to win the book!

  91. Beautiful card and love the color choices. Very soft. Thank you for sharing your talent.

  92. I would love to win a copy of this book. Thank you for the inspiration and chance to win :).

  93. Very cute, and very nice coloring.
    Bonnie S

  94. What an adorable card. I LOVE that tiny little fairy image! ๐Ÿ™‚

  95. fantastic card

  96. This is a beautiful card. I love the little fairies.

  97. Gorgeous! I have to get this book!

  98. Hi! Congratulations! What a wonderful book this must be! It is a coloring manual to every card maker, want-to-be illustrator or just hobby person.

    Your card is a great addition to the others. I love to work with colored pencils, but I just don’t achieve the look I would like. I hope that your hints and suggestions will clear the way for me.

    Thank you for this generous opportunity to receive such an important book for my shelf!

    He IS Able,
    Traci S.

  99. This is amazing book!
    And your card is gorgeous!

  100. This looks like an incredible book. Thanks for the chance to win. Your card sure is cute!

  101. Your card is fantastic and the book looks great.
    Thanks for all the hard work
    Barb S (FL)

  102. I struggle with the Copics and can use all the help I can get! Thanks for sharing you project with us.

  103. What a lovely card! Your colouring is beautiful. I’m just starting out with Copics, so this book would be fab! Congratulations on being in the mag too!

  104. Such a sweet card! The book looks awesome, so glad you got to take part! Thanks

  105. I love the blackeyed susan!!! It is gorgeous!!!

  106. Great Card! It’s no wonder why you’re in the book ๐Ÿ˜‰

  107. Love the dancing sunflower!

  108. your card is so pretty can’t wait to get this wonderful

  109. Love prismacolors and oms and your card is gorgeous using these. I am looking forward to checking out this book. TFS

  110. How sweet is this card. All your work is beautiful and this card is no exception. Thanks for all your inspiration and the chance to win the book.

    All my favorite stamps require some kind of coloring because they require coloring. I’d love to win a book that shows me different techniques.

  111. Very nice card since I like whimsical themes. the book sounds great.

  112. Beautiful card and I would love this book!

  113. What a sweet card! Thanks for the chance to win this amazing book.

  114. Very nice card. I’ll have to check out the book.

  115. so cute!

  116. Wow this card is amazing. Congrats on being published. TFS, Mary

  117. The fairy and her sunflower are so cute! Your coloring techniques are so appealing

  118. beautiful fall card and the coloring is stunning

  119. Congrats, Jeanne — this is a gorgeously colored image! Can’t wait to see the rest of the book!

  120. Just love the card and congrats on the new book. Can’t wait to see it in person.

  121. Sharon Swindell

    This looks like a fabulous book! A must have for sure! I am always inspired by your work!

  122. What a great sounding book. Very pretty card!

  123. This is so pretty, love the coloring and the new book looks awesome! I stopped by first thing this morning, but it must have been too early for you, lol.

  124. Your card is fabulous and beautiful! This book is just what I need – as I have purchased colored pencils and alcohol ink markers, but don’t have a clue what I’m doing with them! Thank you for the opportunity!

  125. I cant believe how an already beautiful image can be made even more stunning with just a little colouring!
    Love your card. It looks so simple but easy for you so hard for me!

  126. Jeanne, love your card and just for the record it was your fault that I ever thought copic markers were a must have LOL. Thanks

  127. Diane Clark-Sutton

    Beautiful card. I really need this book.

  128. Just got my first Copic markers so I’d love to get my hands on this book for sure!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  129. love the card & techniques, can’t wait to check out the entire book!

  130. The book looks like a must have and I can’t wait to get it. Thank you for the inspiration.

  131. So cute!

  132. What a cute image. Wonderful coloring. Thanks for the chance to win!

  133. What a beautiful card. I can’t wait to see the book.

  134. Cute card! What a great looking book…can’t wait to get one!

  135. Another beautiful card.

  136. I can hardly wait to get the book. The coloring is awesome. Thanks.

  137. Great card! The book looks like a good one, & I’m looking forward to getting my copy! Thanks!

  138. Beautiful card. Can’t wait for the book to come out.

  139. Wonderful card! Congratulations…

  140. Despite all the alcohol markers i do love my prismacolor pencils Great job with your card.

  141. Congrats! This is a very sweet card. I need to learn more about coloring. Sounds like a great book. God bless!

  142. Love the sunflower fairy and again the photography with just the right touch. Looking forward to seeing inside this book.

  143. I love the card!

  144. Beautiful card. I can’t wait to have a peak at that new book.

  145. I’m loving your card! The book is something I have been looking for! Shelly K.

  146. Your card is beautiful and I would love a chance to win this book. Thanks.

  147. What a sweet card! Wonderful job with the shading. Sounds like a wonderful book. Thanks for the chance to win,.

  148. Can’t wait to see more.

  149. Sweet card! I love the photography.

  150. Jeanne:
    Your card is lovely.
    Congratulations on being published!

  151. Wow! This would be a great resource to have and learn from.
    Thanks for sharing.

  152. I love sunflowers and your coloring is great!

  153. Jeanne, Your card is just beautiful!

  154. Love the card. So pretty

  155. Nancy Van FLeet

    This is a beautiful book and your card is beautiful. I love sunflowers!

  156. This is a darling card. Love your coloring and image.

  157. Your card is STUNNING! Thank your for the opportunity to win
    Coloring Techniques for Card Making

  158. Wow – Your card is GORGEOUS! And congratulations on being part of such a fabulous book!
    Have a great weekend!
    Hugs, Shannah

  159. LOVE the card! I am excited to see this magazine!

  160. Beautiful card! Thanks for a chance to win this book!

  161. such a sweet card – thanks for sharing and providing a chance to win a ‘must have’ book.

  162. Great card and a must have book! I’ve got a box of 120 Prismacolors that have been in the cupboard for YEARS! I need to learn how to use them.

  163. Great book! Thanks for the chance to win!

  164. This book looks like a “must have” and your card is lovely also.

  165. What a sweet card! Thank you for a chance to win!

  166. Beautiful card! What a perfect book for the library, I hope to get one soon.

  167. Beautiful card.I feel like I need all the help I can get coloring.
    Jocelan P

  168. The books looks like a great addition to my collection! Great coloring!

  169. Great idea! This will likely make a good read and reference.

  170. Lovely card and I sure need that book!!!

  171. Lovely card! thnx for a chance to win this FAB publication!

  172. My daughter and I collect fairies – anything fairies including stamps! Love this card! Would love to win too:)

  173. Love the card. Can’t wait to see the book

  174. Very Cute – nice work

  175. omgosh this is so darling! I just got some gamsol, now for whatever stumps are. Adorable, and cutie pie image!

  176. What a pretty card! TFS.

  177. The fairy looks so delicate the way she is colored. This book will help me with my coloring. The card is just amazing.

  178. What a sweet card! I would love to win a copy of the book. Congrats on being published!

  179. Great reference book! Your flower has depth and stands out.
    carol b

  180. such a soft and pretty card! congrats on the book!!

  181. Beautiful card! This card will be fantastic!

  182. Neat card. Love the colors and the fairies. I have been looking for a book like this. Congrats for being in it.

  183. your card looks very intricate great job colouring and giving such a great design – love your card TFS I need this book so much would love to win a copy

  184. Love your card, can’t wait for the book!

  185. Love the little fairy. Great coloring.

  186. I love your fairy flower card. I expect to learn a lot from the book. Thank you!

  187. Beautiful card Jeanne, love the colouring. Thanks for the chance to win a great book!

  188. wonderful coloring on this card – it makes me smile! this book looks like a great resouce! thanks for a chance to win.

  189. Great card, beautifully colored. Thanks for the chance to win the techniques book.

  190. This book is much needed as my skills need much improvement.

  191. An adorable card! This book has been long awaited by we “colorers”!

  192. Love your card! This looks like a must have book. Thanks for sharing and the chance at winning.

  193. What a beautiful card, and I’m looking forward to learning from this book which will be a must have

  194. Gorgeous coloring! I have to have this book!

  195. What a great card and the book will be a great teacher

  196. Love it! I am definitely a reader, so much to learn!

  197. The coloring with prismacolor is great. Can’t wait to see how to really use them to the fullest.

  198. Adorable card! Can’t wait to explore the rest of the book!

  199. What a sweet card! Thanks for a chance to win this fabulous resource!

  200. Great job! Love the coloring.

  201. Beautiful work!

  202. Love your great card! Love the colors that you used. I have always been curious about coloring with pencils and gamsol, so I look forward to seeing this book.

  203. Love your card. Looking forward to learning the techniques that give such great results.

  204. Pamela Tetreault

    What a beautiful card… thanks for sharing ~ Pam

  205. great card, looking forward to getting the book

  206. I have the book on my birthday list already! Thanks for sharing what it covers.
    Love the card!

  207. How sweet she is. This book looks like a “must have”.
    Sharon L

  208. Stephanie Perry

    Adorable card, congratulations on being included in this work.

  209. What a very sweet card!

  210. OMG!!! What an awesome book that must be! You are the BEST at coloring. I would love to be like you!
    Connie Ingram

  211. Cute card. Looking forward to book.

  212. What a perfect Fall card. I love the colors.

  213. Would love to win this book! Your card is beautiful!

  214. such a sweet little card! tank you for sharing your talent!

  215. LOVE your card–that fairy is too cute. Of course, your coloring is fantastic, as usual!

  216. love the card and the book sounds awesome…congrats

  217. Your work is gorgeous!

    I’m so excited that I came across this blog hop to learn about this wonderful book!

    Thank you so much for sharing!!!

    okj83 at live dot com

  218. I’ve been thinking that I need a resource to learn coloring. This book looks great! Thanks for the chance to win!

  219. What a great card…love the image and colors…I can see why it made it into this book!!! The book is definitely on my ‘must have’ list.

  220. Goregoues cards with gorgeous coloring.


  221. Very pretty card, looks like a GREAT book!

  222. Love your card and the colors you chose. It would be wonderful to win the book as well.

  223. This book sounds like it could be my new best friend! Oh random generator…pick me, pick me!

  224. Such a cute card and beautiful coloring!. Would love to win this book! ๐Ÿ˜Ž

  225. Your card is so pretty. The book would be avery welcome addition to my library.

  226. What a great card for FALL projects, too. I love your color scheme and am an addict of anything floral! Thanks for participating in such a great venture to teach the rest of us the “how-to’s” of coloring! I cannot wait to get my hands on this book and read each detail. The blog hop is so awesome as it shows the different techniques and explains the book! Thanks “fairy” much! Debi

  227. Really sweet card, and I will look for the book but would love to win it too! congrats on your publication!

  228. This book looks wonderful! Your card is so precious! Thanks for the chance to win!

  229. What a cute card. Thanks for sharing.

  230. Beautiful sunflowers! Can’t wait to see this awesome book! I love coloring my cards!

  231. This is adorable! I love how you colored the little fairy! Thank you for sharing.

  232. Beautiful cards! I am new at this type of crafts, I would love having the book. Kind regards from, Guayaquil, Ecuador, South America

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