Rubeena’s Crafting Anniversary Blog Hop Day One + Giveaways | My dots coloring technique + VIDEO

by alex

Hello, friends!

Welcome to Rubeena’s Crafting Anniversary 2-Day Blog Hop!

You should have arrived from Laura Bassen. If you lose your way, you can start at the Rubeena’s blog.

This hop is epic with more than 70 guests and over $1,000 in sponsored prizes! Not only are we celebrating four years since Rubeena first discovered cardmaking, but also crafting in general. This industry is made up of wonderful individuals who are creative, inspirational, kind, and incredibly supportive! Hop along so you can learn about why we create and how much joy it brings us!

In July 2018 I started this blog as a place to share my creations. I’m grateful to be a part of the wonderful cardmaking community. I have known Ruby for a few months and she became one of my favorite artist in the papercrafting community. She is so talented, kind and supportive! It’s an honor to be part of Rubeena’s Crafting Anniversary Blog Hop to celebrate her crafting journey and all what we love.


I have something special prepared for this occasion. I came up with an idea to make special “Hugs” cards. Rubeena loves floral cards ( just like me 🙂 ), so I decided to create the cards using my “dotted” coloring technique. I thought it’d be great to continue to create my series of cards with my all time favorite flowers. I love to combine stamp sets and create unique scenes.

A couple months ago I showed my floral cards here and on IG. I got a lot of feedbacks from my followers about my coloring technique. Many people asked me how I did that and I asked myself „how am I going to explain this?“ 🙂  The better way is to make a video and show you my coloring process.

So, here is my first video I ever made! 🙂

A detailed process of the card you can watch here in HD or at my YouTube channel.

I started my cards by stamping the bears. Next, I fussy cut masks and stamped flowers and leaves using these masks. After blending was done, I colored the images with ZIG “Art and Graphic Twin” markers.

I adhered the finished panel to a card base and made some touches of Wink of Stella brush tip marker to add some shimmer. Then I popped up a sentiment with foam tape and added sequins to make accent the scene.

I am sharing the card to the following challenge galleries:

Craft Stamper Take It Make It August Challenge – Anything Goes

The Daily Marker Coloring Contest


If you enjoy my projects, please follow me: YouTube | Instagram | Facebook | Pinterest


In celebration of this anniversary, we have several amazing sponsors. Let’s thank them for their generosity!
Winners will be randomly selected from comments left on all the blogs. Winners will be randomly selected and will be announced by Wednesday, September 5 on this page. Winners will have up to 2 weeks to contact Rubeena at to claim their prize before another winner is selected.

Studio Katia – $50 gift card
Hello Bluebird – $50 gift card
Altenew – $50 Gift card
Pinkfresh Studio – $30 gift card
Gina K. Designs – $50 gift card
Clearly Besotted – £25 gift card
Simon Says Stamp – $25 gift card
Spellbinders Card Kit ($55 value).
Jennifer McGuire – $50 Simon Says Stamp gift card
Winnie & Walter, LLC – $40 gift card
Mama Elephant – $25 gift card
Hero Arts – $25 gift card
Nichol Spohr LLC – Custom-sewn rainbow pencil case filled with brand new Spellbinders dies
Danielle Flynn – $25 Simon Says Stamp gift card
Picket Fence Studios – four $25 gift cards
Ellen Hutson – two $25 gift cards
Pretty Pink Posh – two $30 gift cards
The Stamp Market – July 2018 Release (estimated $100 value)
Indigojade Art Shop – $50 gift card to Art Prints & Gifts Shop
Flora & Fauna – a 4×6 stamp set
Waffle Flower – $25 gift card
Power Poppy – $50 gift card


I hope you felt inspired today! The next stop on the hop is the sweet and creative Danielle Flynn.

Day One Blog Hop List

There are lots of other stops along the way for this Blog Hop! Check out the full list below:


Don’t forget to leave a comment for the giveaways!


Below you will find links to the supplies used to create the projects. Click on the icons to get taken directly to the product. Where available I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Any commission I receive is put towards the running of my blog so I genuinely appreciate your support! Thank you so much!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Jessica August 27, 2018 - 9:07 pm

Wow, I really love the use of color in this card. The flowers turned out gorgeous!

Joanne Hoffmann August 27, 2018 - 8:49 pm

I have no words! This is absolutely stunning and you make it look so easy to do! I’m enthralled with your “dot” technique!

alex August 27, 2018 - 9:05 pm

Thank you so much for your words! You should try it!:)

Viveca V. August 27, 2018 - 8:18 pm

The cards are so lovely, colorful and vibrant. I am inspired by your dot technique. This has been a fun blog hop and I’m getting inspired as I view each artist’s site. Thanks for sharing and thanks to the sponsors who donated some wonderful giveaways.

alex August 27, 2018 - 9:04 pm

Thank you so much for your comment! I’m happy you are inspired! 🙂

Mary Holshouser August 27, 2018 - 8:13 pm

The flowers are gorgeous. Just blasts of color.
The little bears really pop from the field.
Fantastic card. thanks for sharing

Janet M McCurry August 27, 2018 - 8:07 pm

Just watched your video and I’m looking forward to more! Amazing use of color, and more color!!

alex August 27, 2018 - 9:03 pm

Thank you so much for your comment! I’m happy you liked it!

Karen Hale August 27, 2018 - 8:00 pm

Beautiful and brightly colored card. Love watching your technique and talent!

alex August 27, 2018 - 9:02 pm

Thank you so much!

Lori Proulx August 27, 2018 - 7:47 pm

Love your beautiful cards. The bears remind me of a cartoon my grandson watches (We bare bears).

alex August 27, 2018 - 9:02 pm

Thank you so much! I’m happy you liked it! 🙂

Esther August 27, 2018 - 7:47 pm

Such bright and happy colors on your lovely card!

PamR August 27, 2018 - 7:16 pm

Beautiful! What a unique technique, I may have to try it!

alex August 27, 2018 - 9:01 pm

Thank you so much for your comment! You should try it:)

Tracey A August 27, 2018 - 7:01 pm

Wow stunning cards and fabulous colouring. Love these bears, absolutely amazing.
Happy Crafting.

alex August 27, 2018 - 9:00 pm

Tracey, thank you so much for your words!:)

Ksenija @Sweet Kobylkin August 27, 2018 - 6:59 pm

Саша, прекрасные работы! Очень интересно было посмотреть ролик 😉

alex August 27, 2018 - 8:59 pm

Ксюша, спасибо за комментарий! Очень рада,что тебе понравилось мое самое первое видео!:)

Isabel Z August 27, 2018 - 6:41 pm

You are such a talented artist! Thank you to all for inspiring me to create.

Cherie Gibson August 27, 2018 - 6:26 pm

Amazing! Love the bright colors! Such a happy card!

Lisa Tilson August 27, 2018 - 6:10 pm

Jaw dropping Alex! I just love the way you colour.. and the colours you use! Brilliant mix of images too, fabulous! Lisa xx

alex August 27, 2018 - 8:58 pm

Lisa, thank you so much for your kind words!!!

Connie August 27, 2018 - 6:06 pm

This is such a glorious blast of colors. I love it.

Kristy August 27, 2018 - 5:59 pm

So bright and colorful. Such a happy card. Thank you for sharing your talent.

Michele F August 27, 2018 - 4:51 pm

Bravo, Alex!! I’m so happy to watch your magical style come to life!

alex August 27, 2018 - 8:57 pm

Michele, thank you so much for your support!!! 🙂

Dayna Audirsch August 27, 2018 - 4:42 pm

FANTASTIC colors! Awesome!!!!!

alex August 27, 2018 - 8:56 pm

Thank you!

Teri Ann August 27, 2018 - 4:39 pm


Sharon O August 27, 2018 - 4:29 pm

Very interesting way to get a lot of exciting color on a card! Loved your video as well as the bear cards.

alex August 27, 2018 - 8:56 pm

Thank you so much for your comment!

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