Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Blendabilities for Pals Paper Arts

One of the items I was mega-excited to get when my pre-order arrived was my new Stampin' Blendabilities, Stampin` Up!`s answer to Copic Markers.  These are alcohol-based markers and they come in packs of three for each colour - a light, medium and dark.  I had a colouring-fest when I got my hands on them and even my hubby gave them a try.  I decided to use them for my entry in the Pals Paper Arts Challenge #204:

I was very impressed with the results, even though I'm still learning how to use them.  I was most impressed with the fact that you can use them on ordinary Whisper White cardstock and they don't cause the paper to pill or warp or separate.  Here's how my entry turned out:

  • The flower stamp is new in the 2014/15 Annual Catalogue and it is made for using with the Stampin' Blendabilities.  It's called Blended Bloom and it only comes in wood mount. I inked it up with Memento Tuxedo Black, which is a water-based ink that won't bleed when using alcohol-based markers like Stampin' Blendabilities.  I used Whisper White cardstock. I used the Coastal Cabana trio to do the colouring the bloom and the Old Olive set for the center.
  • I fussy cut the flower. Normally, I leave a narrow margin around the flower, but it just didn't look right, so I cut it out right on the outside of the stamp line and it looked much better.
  • Love this colour palette of Coastal Cabana, the new Hello Honey, and Baked Brown Sugar.
  • The sentiment is from a new set from the new catalogue called Something To Say.  It has some really versatile greetings in it.
  • The DSP is also new.  It's called Lullaby, and it has quite a mix of designs.  It was the perfect choice for this card because of the diagonal ribbon on the Baked Brown Sugar panel.  The ribbon is 3/8" Stitched Satin ribbon in all the new In Colours.  Here, you see the Hello Honey version.
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I know I'm going to pick up some more of the burlap ribbon, for sure!

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Click on the links below to take you to my On-Line Store, where you can read about, look at, and purchase if you wish, the products used to make this card today!
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*New products from the 2014/15 Annual Catalogue, available for purchase June 2, 2014.

4 comments :

Patti MacLeith said...

Your blendabilities skills are fantastic! Thanks for playing at PPA and do come back soon!

Heather Cooper said...

Thanks, Patti!

Sandie Conner said...

Beautiful coloring. Love the colors you chose as well, great card. Thanks for having fun with the Pals this week!

mamichelle said...

This is gorgeous!