STAMPIN’ Blends – best coloring tools!

Hi everyone,

Just to let you know I am in a challenge with my BDC – Business Development Coach from Stampin’ Up!  You guessed it – “do more posts!”  It makes people happy….hope it makes you happy.  I’m working on giving you more education and my opinions of products in addition to keeping you aware of what’s happening now in Stampin’ Up!  Your comments would be greatly appreciated so I can give you more of what you are looking for.

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STAMPIN’ BLENDS 

– have you tried them.  Definitely a different experience from the Stampin’ Write Markers.  They are alcohol based so they dry quickly but the thing I like most about them is that they blend easily without leaving streaks and marks.  You can easily change the hue and depth of color by just coloring over an area.  They come in light and dark blends with the same dual tips as the Stampin’ Write Markers.CM12003S

 

 I find the use of STAMPIN’ BLENDS  CM12004Sto be a more artistic technique for highlighting stamps. 

 

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Coloring with Stampin’Blends

 

I needed to  make a special card for a friend who is young and energetic and really does DO IT ALL!  I thought she would enjoy this one although I’m not sure she is a fisher”woman” per se.  I just thought it reminded me of her zeal for life …with lots of fish jumping out of a bucket.  Whatever she puts her mind to doing is always fun, artistic and full of life. She is the owner of a beauty salon at the young age of 21 and does a great job with hair extensions – so the long blonde  was a perfect match.    I used the Beautiful You stamp set for the inside showing the other side of her personality.  The fun part was the paper piecing with the new in color DSP – just stamp the image on the DSP and fussy cut and paste – who remembers paper dolls???.  The cardstock varies from one card to the next (don’t like to make 2 exactly alike).  Ivory on Blueberry Bushel glued with dimensionals to marina mist embossed with seaside embossing folder.  The stamp is one from Unity Designer Angie Bloom…I like her whimsical style.  Inside stamp set is from Stampin’ Up’s Beautiful You on ivory.  The base is either Marina Mist or Ivory cut @ 4 1/4x 11  and scored at 5 1/2.

Stampin’Blends used for these cards were smoky slate, cherry cobbler, daffodil yellow, night of navy and crumb cake with a hint of petal pink  for skin tone.  The whimsical fish are colored in old olive and lemon lime twist stampin’ write markers with a touch of wink of stella – you know the scales can be sparkly.  Then I had to do something with those droplets of water (and my smudges) so I turned them in to a 3 dimensional  droplet by adding glitter and clear epoxy shapes and added color to them with stampin’write markers.

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Covering a multitude of smudges is that darling tiny stitched heart from the Stitched Labels Framelits and a linen bow … it’s the perfect size heart and gives me greater ideas for future cards as I have been trying to incorporate more hearts into my work for HeartFelt  Designs.  All the framelits in this set are just beautiful.

Oh and the sentiment was all one line and didn’t fit anywhere so  I just cut it up and mounted it on blueberry bushel  cardstock using dimensionals to glue them down on the embossed layer.

That’s all for today.   Please leave a comment and let me know what you think or if there is a particular bundle you want to work on next time.  If you are interested in the Stampin’ Blends you can go to my website and order directly or contact me and I will be happy to order for you if you are local.

REMINDER:  2 days left

FREE TUFTED DYNAMIC TEXTURED EMBOSSING FOLDER  When you place a $50 order (before shipping and tax) under host code UGXWVWWU

You will receive a free TUFTED Dynamic Textured impressions embossing Folder from me through July 31st!tuftedIt almost gives cards the look of real fabric that’s been tufted.  I love using it and hopefully will have a card for the next buffet.  Are you coming?   Are you signed up for- August 14th???   Do it now before time gets away from you…there will be a new easy-peasy Christmas Card (which I will share in another blog) and the popular copper snowflakes  will return for one more buffet choice.

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Copper embossed snowflakes

Supplies:  Early Espresso card base, Soft suede , copper foil, copper embossing powder, Snowflake sentiments (p,148)  and Lovely as a Tree (p. 100) stamp sets.  Both available in current catalog.  Let me know if you want more details for this card.

Have a great July ending this week .  Thanks for stopping by today!

Be haPpY – stay InKy

Sandi

The best and most beautiful things cannot be seen  or even touched.  They must be felt with the heart.

                      – Helen Keller

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