The All New Stampin’ Blends Meet Garden Girl

Stampin' Blends Non-Refillable Alcohol Markers by Stampin' Up! Available to Order November 1st, 2017

Stampin’ Blends – Available to Customers November 1st!

Today they meet the Garden Girl Stamp Set!

I am absolutely SMITTEN over the New Stampin’ Blends – Premier Alcohol Markers available in 12 Exclusive Stampin’ Up!  I still have A LOT to learn since this is my first go-round with Alcohol Markers…so, how about you follow along and learn alongside me!  I will give as many tips and tricks that I learn along the way.

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The moment I spotted the Garden Girl Stamp Set in the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog, I just new I had to have her.  She is perfect for coloring with any medium and I do love to color. I debuted her on my blog back in July, showcasing her as a watercolor work of art. You can see that post here:

A Note of Thanks from Garden Girl

You can definitely achieve different looks depending on the technique you are using.  The Stampin’ Blends are rich and beautiful while the Watercolor with an Aqua Painter is soft and subtle.  Which do you like better?  Comment Here

Please feel free to take a look at the above Stampin’ Up! video on the release of Stampin’ Blends.  It is a quick overview of the ease of use to create stunning images with shading and subtle depth.

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I am still learning, but I love to try new things!  I would like to obtain more shading, but with my first go round, I am just getting used to the new technique of using Alcohol Markers.  The cute Garden Girl above is wearing a dress of Light and Dark Calypso Coral. These two colors were easy to obtain depth in blending.  The dress color is the only change on the four cards I created.  The other images were colored as follows:

  • Sky – Light Pool Party
  • Grass – Dark Old Olive
  • Hair – Light and Dark Daffodil Delight
  • Face, Arms and Legs – Ivory
  • Carrots – Light and Dark Old Olive; Light and Dark Pumpkin Pie
  • Fence and Basket – Light and Dark Crumb Cake; Bronze
  • Color Lifter was used to clean-up edges and lighten areas for more depth

Card Base is Whisper White Thick Cardstock cut to 4 1/4 in x 11 in and scored / folded at 5.5 in.

2nd Layer is Whisper White Cardstock cut to 4 1/8 in x 5 3/8 in and adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

All images were stamped on Whisper White Cardstock with Tuxedo Black Momento Ink and Colored with Stampin’ Blends. They were adhered to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The sentiment is from the Beautiful Bouquet Stamp Set, stamped with Basic Black Archival Ink and cropped out with the Big Shot and Stitched Shapes Circle Die.

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This cute Garden Girl above is wearing Light and Dark Rich Razzleberry. These two colors are slightly closer in color than the Calypso Coral so it take a bit more effort to gain different levels of shading.  I used the Color Lifter more on her to lift some of the deep tones up and have more shading.

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This Garden Girl is wearing my favorite color of Light and Dark Night of Navy.  I would say that Night of Navy is definitely the color that takes the most work to get good shading.  I am still learning and will figure out the trick to it, but I still think she looks ravishing in Navy!  I tried to lift some color from her dress for more depth, but I didn’t like the look of the Navy lifted so I added the color back.  That is what is so nice about the Stampin’ Blends, you can go over and over the image without mucking up the cardstock.

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My last beautiful Garden Girl is dressed in Light and Dark Pink Pirouette. This was an easy set to work with, the lighter colors are definitely more forgiving and blend well for great shading. If you are just starting out, I recommend testing out the lighter colors first until you start getting the feel for them.  Once you get better as using them, jump into the dark and play.  Most importantly, HAVE FUN!

Here is a look at all the colors that will be available to order on November 1st, 2017.

Stampin' Blends Combo Packs and Individual Markers

Click on the image below to download the Stampin’ Blends Flyer, showing the colors available, pricing and a few stamps sets perfect to pair with the Blends!


Stampin' Blends Demo Early Release

I hope you are excited to give Stampin’ Blends a try!  I know that I cannot wait to learn more and share tips and tricks with you!  I would love to hear from you so please feel free to Comment Here.

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A Look Back at Santa’s Sleigh Christmas Card

 

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Take a Look Back at Santa’s Sleigh Christmas Wishes Card!

Today I am taking a look back to a card I made last year when the 2016 Holiday Catalog came out.  I didn’t have my blog then, so I wanted to share what has to be one of my favorite Christmas Cards made with the Santa’s Sleigh Photopolymer Stamp Set, Coordinating Santa’s Sleigh Framelits Dies and the Softly Falling Embossing Folder.

Most of the items I used on this card are still available, but if they are not, they can easily be swapped out for something else.  I’d love to hear what you think about this card.  Please feel free to leave a Comment Here.

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Card Details:

  • Card Base is Whisper White 12 x 12 cardstock cut to 6 in x 12 in and scored/folded at 6 in to create a square card.
  • I placed the top flap of the card inside the Softly Falling Embossing Folder and zipped it through the big shot to create the look of snow.
  • All images are from the Santa’s Sleigh Stamp Set and were stamped in Basic Black Archival Ink onto Watercolor Paper.  I then zipped all images through the Big Shot with their coordinating dies from the Santa’s Sleigh Framelits.
  • I colored each image with my Aqua Painter and Classic Inks:  Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler, Crushed Curry, Chocolate Chip and Soft Suede.
  • I took Smoky Slate Classic Ink and grabbed it with my Aqua Painter to add the shading of the ground.  Since this is Whisper White Cardstock, be sure to keep light on the water.
  • I cut the Sentiment with my Stampin’ Trimmer and added the Flagged Ends with my Paper Snips.  I did the same with the DSP behind it, going to 1/4 inch larger in size.
  • I added a wrapping Metallic Thread behind the sentiment.  Note:  The Red is no longer available but you can purchase it in Black, Silver, Gold and Copper!
  • The Bells and Metallic Red and White Baker’s Twine are also No Longer Available but you can swap them out for any current Baker’s Twine and a Boxwood Wreath to wrap around the neck of the reindeer.
  • The final touches were added with Cherry Cobbler Enamel Shapes of Stars and Dots.
  • The Tree was adhered to the Card Base with Fast Fuse and the rest with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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I hope you enjoyed my step-back in time card using Santa’s Sleigh Stamp Set and Framelits! It was so much fun and pretty simple to create. Stop on back now through Christmas to see other creations made with items that were in the 2016 Holiday Catalog and have moved to the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog.

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Global Design Project 109 Color Challenge – Guest Designer

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Global Design Project 109 Color Challenge – Guest Designer

Welcome to an exciting post for me!  During the last Global Design Project Color Challenge, my card was selected as the winner, which means that I take the spot as Guest Designer for this week’s Color Challenge 109 featuring the colors of Old Olive, Basic Black and Gold.  This truly means a lot to me as it is my second go-round as a Guest Designer and I am ecstatic!

If you would like to view my previous post that was picked as a winner, you can do so by clicking on the link below!

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Winner Guest Designer Global Design Project 105GDP109 Color Challenge Gold Black Old Olive #GDP109

I don’t Heat Emboss all too often but when a metallic color is involved, Stampin’ Emboss Powder is the way to go for adding that touch of metallic.  I used Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder pretty heavily in my creation, but I think it worked well in the end.  The embossed sentiment was hard to photograph without it looking a tad on the blurry side, so please excuse my photography, I tried several attempts at making it look clear and soon just accepted it as is. 🙂

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This was my first use of the Season Like Christmas Stamp Set.  I am slowly ticking away at my box of ‘unused’ items from my 2017 Holiday Catalog order.  I chose this set because I saw the colors of the challenge in the trees.  Old Olive was perfect for the Pine Needles, Basic Black worked well for the Tree Trunk/Branches and Ornaments/Dots and I stepped up the Snow to shimmering Gold!

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I love dimension and add lots of dimension to all my creations.  Stampin’ Dimensionals get a lot of action in my craft room, as well as my Paper Snips.  Fussy Cutting is a therapy for me, it’s soothing and I think it really steps up a paper craft project. So, to give this project dimension, I fussy cut three of the 4-Step Stamping ‘Trees’ from the Seasons Like Christmas Stamp Set. Since the stamps are Photopolymer, they are clear and easy to see through to line-up for each step needed to create the beautiful tree.

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I love flagged ends and add them to several of my cards and scrapbook pages.  They are easy to create with our handy Triple Banner Punch, which accommodates three widths (hence the name, triple).  On this project I just used one size, the 1/2 inch. I cropped 4 different flagged ends using different areas of the Merry Little Christmas DSP to build contrast.  I staggered them and glued them with Fast Fuse behind the Gold Foil.

I also took several stars from the Wood Hearts & Stars Elements.  Stamped Versamark on them, dipped them in the Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder and set it with my Heat Tool.  (I used a tweezers to hold on to the Star while heating it). I added the Gold Embossed Wood Stars to several areas of my card, using the Multipurpose Liquid Glue to adhere them in place.

 

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Card Details:

  • Card Base is Basic Black Cardstock cut to 4 1/4 in x 11 in and scored / folded at 5.5 in.
  • 2nd Layer is Gold Foil cut 1/8 in smaller than the card base at 4 1/8 in. x 5 3/8 in and adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Tip: With the Stampin’ Trimmer, cut out the center of the Gold Foil that will be covered with the next layer to get the most bang for your buck.
  • 3rd Layer is Merry Little Christmas DSP cut to 4 in x 5 1/4 in and adhered to the Gold Foil with Fast Fuse Adhesive.
  • I used the largest Stitched Shape Circle Framelit to crop out the Gold Foil circle and adhered to the bottom left corner with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • I cut another piece of Gold Foil to 3 in x 4 in, staggered the flags I created with the Triple Banner Punch behind it and then adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Basic Black Cardstock was cut 1/8 in. smaller than the Gold Foil (2 7/8 in. x 3 7/8 in.) . I used the Star stamp from the Seasons Like Christmas to stamp in Versamark and Heat Embossed with Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  It was adhered to the Gold Foil with Fast Fuse.
  • I stamped the two sentiments in Versamark on Basic Black Cardstock, Heat Embossed with Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  I cropped one with the 1 3/4 in. Circle Punch and cut the other to size (1/2 in x 2 1/2  before flagging) with my Stampin’ Trimmer.  I flagged the end with my Triple Banner Punch.  I added Gold Metallic Thread behind the circle sentiment and Wood Star Elements, Heat Embossed with Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder (as stated above), to each piece.
  • The Trees were stamped on Whisper White Cardstock in the following order:  Old Olive for the Pine Needles, Basic Black Archival Ink for the Tree Trunk, Versamark for the Snow (two stamps) adding Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder heated with the Heat Tool and then Basic Black Archival Ink again for the Dots/Ornaments. I fussy cut each one and adhered with Fast Fuse and Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I added a Embossed Wood Star Element to the top of the tallest tree.
  • The two pieces on the top left were scraps from making my flagged ends on the bottom left. I staggered them, adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals and then added two Gold Embossed Stars.

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I hope you enjoyed my creation for being a Guest Designer over at the Global Design Project Color Challenge 109! Please take a trip over to their blog to see all the beautiful Design Team Creations and submissions of those playing along!  I LOVE to play along with all the talented Designers, they are truly works of art!

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