I admit it, I have a serious infatuation with my Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers. Over the past 9 months I’ve gradually acquired them all and now have a wonderful array of colours to choose from. While Stampin’ Blends are designed to blend beautifully, I love them for another reason as well.
Unlike Stampin’ Write Markers, the alcohol in Stampin’ Blends means that you can colour large areas without tell-tale lines. There’s also a translucent quality to the colouring which is simply amazing.
FIRST THE CARD BASE
I began by using my Stampin’ Trimmer to cut and score a piece of Crumb Cake Card. Then I folded it along the scored line and sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder to create a card base.
Next I cut a piece from the Wood Textures 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper (DSP) Stack to 4″ x 5-1/2″. I placed the DSP inside the Subtle Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, then directly onto the multipurpose platform on my Big Shot. I closed the folder, put a cutting pad on top and rolled it forwards and backwards through the machine. Finally I used Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) to attach the DSP to the front of my card base.
From the Wonderful Romance Stamp Set I chose the pretty ‘Thinking of You’ sentiment. I stamped it onto some Whisper White Card using Tuxedo Black ink, then took it over to the Big Shot. This time using my Magnetic Platform I cut out the sentiment with the label die from the coordinating Wonderful Floral Framelits. Then the sentiment was added to the front of the card with liquid glue.
SIMPLE STAMPIN’ BLENDS
From the Wonderful Romance Stamp Set I decided to use just the large floral bouquet image stamped with Tuxedo Black ink.
First I stamped it across the corner on the front of a Whisper White Medium Envelope. Then across the corner of a layer of Whisper White Card cut to line the card base. Finally I stamped the whole image on a separate piece of Whisper White Card.
With everything stamped I could now get going with my Stampin’ Blends.
I began by colouring the flowers with Light Highland Heather, then the flower centres and delicate branches with Dark Mango Melody. Next I coloured the smaller leaves with Dark Old Olive. Finally the larger leaves were done with Dark Granny Apple Green.
Even though there was quite a bit of colouring to do I was finished in no time and ready for the final assembly of my project.
I went back to the Big Shot and Magnetic Platform to cut out the complete bouquet using the coordinating die from the Wonderful Floral Framelits. Then I fixed this onto the front of the card with liquid glue.
Next I used liquid glue to attach the stamped and coloured Whisper White layer inside the card base.
Finally I tied a bow from some Daffodil Delight 1/4″ Double-Stitched Ribbon and added it to the sentiment with a Mini Glue Dot. Job done.
Even without any blending, the results with Stampin’ Blends are stunning, don’t you think?
Here’s a link to another project where I broke the ‘rules’ for Stampin’ Blends – By the Bay.
BUNDLE BONUS – I bought the Wonderful Romance Stamp Set and coordinating Wonderful Floral Framelits Dies using a single bundle item number. That meant that I saved 10% off the cost of buying the same two items separately. I’ve included both options in my product list so you can explore this in more detail if you wish.
STAMPIN’ BLENDS FULL LIST – You can see all the Stampin’ Blends colours currently available via the Stampin’ Blends page in my online store. You can buy Stampin’ Blends individually, or if you want both the light and dark version of a colour you can buy them together with just one item number. You’ll find both options in the store.