I love craft supplies! I really enjoy trying different coloring methods. That being said I also have a little sickness called “full set syndrome” So, when I discover a new coloring medium I dive straight in having to have them all. When Stampin’ Up! introduced their new alcohol markers back during the winter, I was all in! I loved the alcohol markers I owned (Prismacolor). And now I could have a similar marker with Stampin’ Up! exclusive colors!!! Um, Yes! PLEASE! When I got these markers in my hand I was even more head over heals!!! The Stampin’ Blends are beyond amazing!
The Creative Way – A Product Feature, Stampin’ Blends
These amazing markers come in 13 amazing colors currently! A light and dark of 11 Stampin’ Up! colors, ivory, and bronze. There is also a color lifer. The colors available now are, light and dark of each: Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Night of Navy, Rich Razzleberry, Pumpkin Pie, Bermuda Bay, Crumb Cake, Smoky Slate, Pool Party, and Calypso Coral. Very soon, there will be even more colors added! (Hopefully Mid June)
Why do I love these markers so much? Because as the name suggests they have a amazing ability to blend together creating a smooth or compleat colored image with out harsh lines. This is because of the alcohol in the markers.
When working with Stampin’ Blends you want to use an ink that will not bless when the alcohol touches it! Stampin’ Up! has a great in that is perfect for the Stampin’ Blends. This ink is Memento Tuxedo Black. There are other choices on the market. But, Memento Tuxedo Black is a wonderful ink that you will enjoy using.
The paper you choose to work on will greatly determine the results of the project. Whisper White is a wonderful choice! The clay finish on the paper makes it wonderful to color on. Shimmery White is also another choice. The ink moves really well on Shimmery White Paper. So, you have to be really careful when coloring close to the edges of images. Cause the color will bleed on this paper. But, this is easy enough to fix with the color lifter. Another great choice is Glossy White. The blends become very bold on glossy white paper! The blending effect is less and it is really easy to get dynamic colors.
Today I am show you two cards that have the same background. One is on shimmery white paper The second is one is on Glossy White. Hopefully you will be able to see the difference in the two papers. Both backgrounds were made by scribbling color in kinda rainbow order… The first color was the New Pineapple Punch (available Mid June), then Daffodil Delight light and dark, Calypso Coral light and dark, Cherry Cobbler light and dark, Lovely Lipstick (available Mid June), and Rich Razzleberry light and dark. Each time a new color was added It was overlapped with the previous color. And if needed more of either overlapping color was added. This created the desired gradient look. After the coloring was finished the background was spritzed with alcohol leaving water like spots. Also I Flicked ink from several of the markers over the background
- The background is shimmery white paper with a Stampin’ Blend gradient color pattern
- The second step was to add the text from the new Handwritten Background stamp with white embossing powder
- The next step was to heat emboss the edges of the paper
- Then I picked two contrasting colors (to the background), Bermuda Bay and Granny Apple Green. For the bird and leaves
The stamp set used is Petal Palette along with the Birds and Blooms Thinlit Dies and Petals & More Thinlets Dies
- This background is Stampin’ Blends on Glossy White Paper
- The Happy Birthday was die cut in both Bermuda Bay and Granny Apple Green then sniped so that the Granny Apple Green Birthday could be glued on top of the happy Bi in Bermuda Bay
- The silver oval is two layers of silver embossing powder. This give the oval a metal look
Hers a look at the two cards side by side! In this picture you can see the difference in the two backgrounds. Remember the only difference in the process of making the backgrounds was the paper
I really enjoyed making these easy backgrounds! I hope you will give this fun technique a try!
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We had a good weekend in Birmingham celebrating with my cousin Cody and his Bride Karley! We are so happy for them!! I’m leaving you with a picture from that day!
Have a great Monday! Go and live creatively my friends!