Introducing Stampin' Up!'s new alcohol markers: Stampin' Blends.

Good morning friends. It's time to say hello to Stampin' Up! new alcohol markers, called Stampin' Blends.

Stampin Up Stampin Blends Alcohol Markers available in my online store in Australia. Bonus for full set purchase or jin my 4 month Stampin' Blends club.

 

What are they?

Artist-quality alcohol markers in 12 exclusive Stampin’ Up! shaded (light and dark in each shade), plus bronze and ivory for skin tones and a colour lifter to correct little mistakes.

 

What can I do with them?

  • Colour images and shade within colouring. Alcohol markers are superior for depth of colour and blending colours together resulting in beautiful rich saturated and shaded images. The best images to colour are line drawn images with lots of colouring space.
  • You can also use the markers to custom colour embellishments. For example change the colour of adhesive rhinestones or peals, our White Perfect Accents and even the silver metallic enamel shapes are great coloured (the Bronze Stampin Blends marker is great to colour embellishments so that they match our Copper Foil Paper).

 

 

What colours are they available in?

Light and dark shades of  Cherry Cobbler, Smoky Slate, Calypso Coral, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Rich Razzleberry, Pink Pirouette, Crumb Cake, Bermuda Bay, Pool Party, Old Olive and Night of Navy. There is also an Ivory and Bronze marker for skintones and a colour lifter to fix little mistakes or to lift colour. You can see the full range of colours and additional information in this 8 page brochure about Stampin' Blends.

Download Stampin' Blends 8 Page Brochure

 

How much are they?

They can be purchased by phone or email, or in the Stampin' Blends section of my online store

Individually for $7.75

In a set of two (light and dark in one colour) for $15.50

In a whole set of 27 markers (light and dark in each shade, plus the bronze, ) for $209.75  (see bonus deal for November).

 

Additional options for purchasing:

Join a Stampin’ Blends Club and spread the cost of the full 27 markers plus Memento Pad and refill over 4 months 

You will also receive a portion of the product each month and a bonus FREE mailed 3 card kit each month (embellishments and envelopes included) and a Stampin’ Blends Video Tutorial (stamped images not included as per Stampin’ Up! Policy)

Breakdown of costs (credit card payments only for this club on the dates shown)

November 15th: $57.75 + $5.95 postage and handling = $63.70 total (2 sets of colours, Memento ink and refill and Colour Lifter)

December 15th: $54.25 + $5.95 postage and handling = $60.20 (3 sets of colours, Bronze single)

January 15th: $54.25 + $5,95 postage and handling = $60.20 (3 sets of colours, Ivory single) with option to add to receive a Saleabration gift

February 15th: $62.00 + $5.95 postage and handling = $67.95 (4 sets of colours) with option to add to receive a Saleabration gift

Registration required by 14th November. Email me to register and I’ll send you the form to complete. Minimum number is required for the club to go ahead.

or for a second purchase option if you want them all now:

 

Special Bonus Deal from me for November only ** Buy the full set of 27 Stampin’ Blends for $209.75 and I will gift you a FREE Memento Ink Pad PLUS Refill worth $19.00.

The order will be placed as soon as your order notification comes through if online, or be included with your order if ordering by phone or email, so will arrive either at the same time or very close to so you can begin colouring!

 

Why are they so cool?

  • Perfectly coordinate with our cardstock, inks and papers because they are in our exclusive colours.
  • You can add just the right amount of colour with the choice of a fine tip and brush end on each marker.
  • Superior blending, and availability in a light and dark shade produces great shading options. I really like the light shades in these markers as I’m not one for deeply or dark coloured images. In many cases I found I could get great results with layering the light colour alone.
  • The colour lifter works to remove any areas outside the lines and can also be used to lighten areas.
  • Press fit seal prevents air from entering the barrel and causing evaporation.
  • The nestable lids are easy to keep track of and have a tight-fit for long lasting colour.

 

What ink pad do I use to stamp images?

Because these inks are alcohol based, you need to use a dye based ink. We recommend and sell Memento black ink for use with Stampin’ Blends. Do not use Stazon as the outline will bleed. See my FREE ink pad/refill offer above (in the ‘What are they?’ section.

Memento blck ink to use with Stampin' Blends. Available from my online store in Australia.

What’s the best Cardstock to use?

I recommend Thick Whisper White. It’s normal for alcohol inks to soak through the cardstock when blending, so make sure you use a surface protector or some cardboard or grid paper under your image when colouring.

Another great option is to use our Just Add Colour Specialty Designer Paper. I coloured lots of those images and intend to turn them into cards over the next week.

Stampin Up Stampin Blends colouring on Just Add Colour Specialty Designer Series Paper. Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

 

Here's another couple of cards I have made using the Stampin' Blends. This one uses the Sitting Here stamp set.

Stampin' Up! Sitting Here stamp set coloured with Stampin' Blends. Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia..

 

This one uses the Beachy Little Christmas stamp set from the 2017 Holiday Catalogue.

Stampin' Up! Beachy Little Christmas stamp set coloured with Stampin' Blends. Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia..

 

Shopping Online?

Don't forget to use my November Hostess Code for a free gift in December. Find my Online Store HERE.

Orders are also welcome by phone or email and you wont be forgotten with a little thankyou either!

November Hostess Code

New to Stampin' Up! and need a catalogue?

Just fill in the details on THIS PAGE to ask for a FREE seasonal catalogue.

You can also check out THIS PAGE for 3 ways to order and current specials.

 

Have you considered joining Stampin' Up? even just for yourself?

It's a great way to learn the most about stamping and techniques, and a great way to earn freebies, save money or earn money. Read more HERE.

 

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Thanks for stopping by today. Have a great day!

Claire

 

 


Stampin' Up! Hearts Come Home for Heart of Christmas #23

Hello ladies, time for this week's Heart of Christmas inspiration post bought to you by the Art with Heart team.

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This week I have used up a left over piece from the Hometown Greetings Edgelit dies in the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalogue. It just fitted into the largest oval shape from the Layering Ovals Framelits.

Stampin Up Hearts Come Home and Hometown Edgelits Christmas Card 2017. Card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

I have watercoloured the piece of watercolor paper behind the edgelits using Island Indigo ink. When that was dry I stamped the sleigh in Island Indigo, and placed it behind the card which I had embossed with the Softly Falling embossing folder. My greeting is from Merry Patterns, and then finished off with some Night of Navy crinkled seam binding.

Stampin Up Hearts Come Home and Hometown Edgelits Christmas Card 2017. Card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Now it's time to see what the Art with Heart Team girls have done this week.

Ros Davidson

Kate Morgan

Tina Gillespie

Caroline Manwaring

Rachel Woollard

Catherine Proctor

 

Thanks for stopping by today. Have a happy creative week,

Claire


Stampin' Up! Beachy Little Christmas for Heart of Christmas 22

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Hello my lovely stamping friends, It's warming up in Melbourne, so this week for The Art With Heart Team Stampin' Up! Heart of Christmas number 22, we have a summer themed Christmas card using Beachy Little Christmas. I love the little beach shacks (bathing boxes) in this set as they feature in various places along the Melbourne coastline in all their brightly coloured glory. In some suburbs, these cute little beach shacks sell for astronomical amounts of money because they are so popular and rarely come up for sale.

Stampin Up Beachy Little Chrstmas stamp set from 2017 Holiday Catalogue. Claire Daly Melbourne Australia.

For my colouring, I have used the brand new soon to be released Stampin' Blends (available November 1st for customers). These are our reformulated and improved alcohol markers and I have really loved playing with them over the last few weeks.  They can be purchased individually, in a set of light and dark, or the whole set together.

Stampin' Blends alcohol markers in Stampin' Up! colours. Available November 1st 2017.

For today's card I used Crumb Cake light and dark, Bermuda Bay light and dark, Daffodil Delight dark, Old Olive light, Pumpkin Pie light and Cherry Cobbler dark. I coloured on thick whisper white.

Stampin Up Beachy Little Chrstmas stamp set from 2017 Holiday Catalogue. Claire Daly Melbourne Australia.

I've also used the Seaside embossing folder to carry through the beach theme. The patterned paper is from Merry Little Christmas Designer Series paper pack in the 2017 Holiday Catalogue. Here's a closer look at the Beachy Little Christmas stamp set available until 2nd January in the Holiday Catalogue.

Beachy Little Christmas

Now it's time to see what the fabulous Art With Heart team ladies are up to with their Heart of Christmas creations for week 22.

Kate Morgan

Caroline Manwaring

Catherine Proctor

Ros Davidson

Monika O'Neil

Tina Gillespie

 

Thanks again for stopping by this week to check out Heart of Christmas. Just 5 weeks to go for this years Christmas project inspiration.

See you back her again soon.

Claire

 

 

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Stampin' Up! Season Like Christmas for Heart of Christmas 21

Hello lovely stampers. Last week I stamped with a couple of team members and I was able to borrow the Season Like Christmas stamp set from the 2017 Stampin' Up! Holiday catalogue. I made two cards for week 21 of the Art With Heart Team Heart of Christmas Week 21.

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I had initially overlooked this stamp set in the catalogue, but then saw a couple of lovely cards made with it. It is a really lovely 3 step stamp set to create a pine tree, with another layer if you want to add some baubles, highlights or maybe even snow. I left the final layer off for my cards.

Stampin Up Season Like Christmas 2017 Christmas card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

I chose Night of Navy and Emerald Envy for my colour scheme, and my paper is the Naturally Eclectic DSP which has both of these colours in. For this card I highlighted the stamped image with Night of Navy and Lemon Lime Twist, with some silver added by way of my embossed greeting, mini sequin trim and rhinestones. 

Stampin Up Season Like Christmas 2017 Christmas card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

For this one, I exchanged the Lemon Lime Twist for Silver Foil paper. I think I like the silver embossed greeting more on the Night of Navy cardstock. How about you?

Stampin Up Season Like Christmas 2017 Christmas card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Do you see the tree trunk in the image? It's very clever how that works. It actually stamps in between the foliage and is pretty easy to line up with the Photopolymer stamp.

Season Like Christmas

Now it's time to visit the other lovely ladies in the Art With Heart team and see what they have been up to.

Judy May

Tina Gillespie

Ros Davidson

Kate Morgan

Rachel Woollard

Caroline Manwaring

Catherine Proctor

 

I hope you find some Christmas inspiration along the way. Thanks for visiting today.

Claire

 


Art with Heart October Team Blog Hop: Patterned Paper

Today it's time for out Art with Heart team monthly blog hop. 

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Tonight the Art with Heart team girls are sharing some wonderful ideas to inspire you with our Designer Series Papers. This month is the start of the new Stampin’ Up! year and we have a special promotion on our Designer Series Paper, buy 3 get 1 FREE for the month of October and there is no limit!

Today I am showcasing the Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper, which is just beautiful. I have made a card and a double page scrapbook layout using the papers. Lets start with the card.

Stampin' Up! Autumn Harvest paper and Painted Harvest stamp set. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia. 2017 Holiday Catalogue.

The sunflower paper is probably my favourite sheet in the 12 double sided paper pack. I love the colours in it, and it coordinates well with the Painted Harvest stamp set. I have used the three leaf stamp (coordinates with the new Leaf Punch too) for some extra foliage. My other flower is just cut from the patterned paper. My greeting is from Happy Birthday Gorgeous Stamp Set and is stamped on Early Espresso onto a Very Vanilla circle cut from the Stitched Shape Framelit.

Stampin' Up! Autumn Harvest paper and Painted Harvest stamp set. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia. 2017 Holiday Catalogue.

This picture shows some additional texture I added with the burlap ribbon and gold mini sequin trim.

Stampin' Up! Autumn Harvest paper and Painted Harvest stamp set. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia. 2017 Holiday Catalogue.

Next up we have the double 12x12 traditional scrapbook page. This paper is amazing for nature photos and as it has the colours of the sky and plants and flowers in it. Some of the papers in this pack are definitely great for base pages as well, then you have all the other coordinating papers to embellish (I just used a total of three of the patterns in this page).

Stampin' Up! Autumn Harvest paper scrapbook page by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia. 2017 Holiday Catalogue.

This was a memory I definitely wanted to record. Our first visit back to Marysville since the town was wiped out and many people died in the 2009 bushfires. It was great to see the town was rebuilding and to see the beautiful statue in the park about new beginnings.

Stampin' Up! Autumn Harvest paper scrapbook page by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia. 2017 Holiday Catalogue.

Stampin' Up! Autumn Harvest paper scrapbook page by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia. 2017 Holiday Catalogue.

 

Now it's time to visit the blog of the lovely and clever Andrea Roberts. I know you will just love what Andrea has in store for you.

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The blog hop is full circle, so if you get lost anywhere, you can use this list to get back on the hop.

  1. Rachel Woollard
    2. Tina Gillespie
    3. Claire Daly
    4. Andrea Roberts
    5. Kimberly Hern
    6. Catherine Proctor
    7. Caroline Manwaring
    8. Monika O’Neill
    9. Rebecca Jacovou
    10. Ros Davidson
    11. Kate Morgan
    12. Rachel Palmieri

 

Thanks for visiting today. Have a happy day,

Claire