A few weeks ago I had a play doing some colouring with the new Stampin' Up! Stampin' Blends alcohol markers. Instead of colouring stamped images, I used some 6x6 pieces of Just Add Color Specialty Designer Series Paper. his is a heavy weight paper already printed with lots of great images, and the Stampin' Blends work beautifully with it.
I recently turned the colouring into cards, and here's what I came up with.
Colours in this one are Smokey Slate base card, with Pool Party and Calypso Coral. I used the Pool Party, Old Olive and Calypso Coral Stampin' Blends, and finished off with some Smoky Slate Gingham Ribbon (just LOVING this ribbon recently).
This one was Smoky Slate base, with Pool Party, Smoky Slate and Old Olive Stampin' Blends. My greeting is from Window Shopping stamp set.
For the label, I extended the length of the Everyday Label punch, and popped an embossed circle behind for some balance. Like how that turned out. I think this one migt be a good card for a male family member or friend.
I love succulents and was happy how this one turned out. Base card is Old Olive embossed with Petal Burst embossing folder. I have used Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, Pool Party and Smoky Slate Stampin' Write Markers.
For my last card I have used Pink Pirouette, Calypso Coral, Smoky Slate, Old Olive and Daffodil Delight Stampin Blends, on a Pool Party base card. My greeting here is from Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set.
Good morning friends. It's time to say hello to Stampin' Up! new alcohol markers, called Stampin' Blends.
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.
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.
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.
Here's another couple of cards I have made using the Stampin' Blends. This one uses the Sitting Here stamp set.
This one uses the Beachy Little Christmas stamp set from the 2017 Holiday Catalogue.
Hello lovelies. Today I wanted to showcase the lovely Stampin' Up! Merry Patterns stamp set a little more. This is a fun two step stamp set which is available absolutely free for stampers in Australia and around the world if they host a party or place an order where the total before postage is $450 or more. The promotion goes to October 31st.
Here's a look at the stamp set, and some creations I have made with it the last couple of weeks.
For this one I have copper embossed the reindeer, and the backing paper has some stamping on it as well (from different sets - Hearts Come Home and Lovely as a Tree) in Early Espresso.
I embellished with some strips of DSP from Year of Cheer specialty Designer Series Paper, and some wooden stars.
For the second card, I did the two step stamping in Real Red and Old Olive (the photopolymer set makes it super easy to line up). The second step comes in two separate sections, so you can have candles in two colours.
For the final card, I just used the two step greeting and did the second step in Lemon Lime Twist, to add to compliment the bright colours of this card.
If you would like to know more about getting your hands on Merry Patterns before it's gone for good, just contact me. You can also see the products I have used in today's cards at the end of the post.
If you are shopping online with me, don't forget to use my October Hostess Code for a free gift in mid November.
Have a great day and I'll be back soon with more for you!
Hello crafty friends. It's time for Heart of Christmas Week 14! I hope your Christmas card stash is starting to take shape as much as mine :) This weekly Christmas card blogging commitment has really helped with my motivation. The fabulous new Holiday Catalogue starts selling on Friday 1st September too, so you will be able to get your hands on the fabulous new Christmas products.
Carrying on from the team blog hop last week, I have had more of a play with the Merry Little Christmas Memories and More card pack. These are multipurpose cards which can be used for pocket style scrapbooking, traditional scrapbooking or even made into cards. Last week I used them in scrapbooking and one card, and today I have made 3 more Christmas cards using cards from the pack.
For this card I have used one of the 3x4 cards, with one of the 6x4 overlays (included in the pack). My card base is Tranquil Tide, and the base paper Merry Music Designer Series Paper (also in the Holiday Catalogue).
Extra embellishments added to the card were some glimmer paper, some adhesive Rhinestone jewels and the beautiful 7/8" striped ribbon from the Holiday Catalogue.
For this card I have just used one of the black and white 3x4" cards, and teamed it with some Merry Music Designer Series Paper and Berry Burst cardstock. My embellishments this time are coordinating Berry Burst ribbon (from the Annual Catalogue), silver mini sequin trim, silver metallic thread and one of the new Year of Cheer embellishments from the Holiday Catalogue.
For my last card I have used another of the 3x4" cards, and used some of the cardstock stickers with Rhinestone jewels as the embellishment. My base cardstock is Cherry Cobbler and the Olive Olive paper is from the Colour Theory Designer Series Paper stack. At the base of the card I have embellished with a cardstock strip cut using the Decorative Ribbon border punch.
Now it's time to see what some of the other Art with Heart team girls are up to for Heart of Christmas this week.