Monday, February 12, 2018

The Joy of Blending with Stampin' Blends

Ever since the Blendablities, I've been waiting for a new line of alcohol markers from Stampin' Up!, and I believe we've hit the jackpot with our new Stampin' Blends line. They are very user-friendly and affordable. There is a selection of 12 colours with 2 shades of each - light and dark, plus skin tones Ivory and Bronze, and a Colour Lifter. You can buy them singly for $6.00 each or in a combo pack of both shades for $12.00. Or you can buy all 27 markers for $162.00. I've been very happy with mine so far, and would encourage you to give them a try.

This month's Technique Classes are all about learning to colour with the Stampin' Blends and the card I want to share with you today is one of the projects we are going to work on.

  • I wanted to use an image for the class that was large enough to really get some good shading practice in, but not so large as to be intimidating and time-consuming. I decided to use the Floral Statements stamp set from the Annual Catalogue. It has a few large areas, without being overwhelming, plus a lot of shading is already included on the stamped image to help you to know where to place the shadows. I stamped the image in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, so it wouldn't run when touched by the Stampin' Blends markers.
  • I filmed a YouTube video tutorial on how to colour with Stampin' Blends which you can watch below:

  • Along with a card base of Peekaboo Peach and a backing of Calypso Coral, the Whisper White panels are also backed with a Delicate White Doily, cut in half and strategically located, and adorned with a Calypso Coral ombre ribbon, tied in a bow. 
  • The images were coloured with the two shades of Calypso Coral and Old Olive and a layer of Wink of Stella was added to the blossoms.
  • A few scattered Pearls finish the look.

Sale-A-Bration continues and by the end of this week, you will be able to earn the second release Sale-A-Bration Rewards, as well as the first release items, with every $60 spent. Don't forget that you will also earn an invitation to my Celebrate Sale-A-Bration Party in April!

Here's a little sneak peek of the second release Level 2 Bundle, a free option for those who spend $120 before tax and shipping on one order:


Also, we've learned that Paper Pumpkin turns 5 this year and to celebrate, Paper Pumpkin will be including a free gift for all subscribers in a special 5th Anniversary Box for your March project kit. To make sure you are in on this, make sure you're subscribed or resubscribed by March 10, 2018.

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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