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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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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