These cards were inspired by a challenge set by my upline in our Facebook group, the challenge was to create something floral, a challenge I can definitely get onboard with. I pulled out the Lots of Love stamp set as this is one I bought back in October and its yet to see any ink.
I wanted to use the big bold Sending Lots of Love greeting as that’s one reason why I bought this set. As I wanted this greeting to be the focal point I did struggle a bit when coming up with a background idea. I then decided to pull out Wood Words and the beautiful floral background stamp in that set.
I stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento ink as I was planning to use the Stampin’ Blends on this card somewhere. I picked out the Dark Bermuda Bay and the Light Old Olive to highlight the flowers and some leaves on my stamped background. It has been so long since I used Bermuda Bay, it was right at the bottom of my inkpad pile. I’m not sure why I don’t use it more it such bright deep turquoise colour, I think it could be appearing again very soon.
I added the group of three flowers in the bottom left corner to give some more detail to the cards, notice they all have matching coloured gems for their centres? As Stampin’ blends are alcohol markers you can colour more than just card with them, so if you have the Metallic Enamel Shapes you can make them any colour you like.
So which is your favourite? I think the Bermuda Bay one is my favourite, there something quite striking about Bermuda Bay and Black as a colour combination.
Until next time,
Hope you’ve all had a lovely weekend, with just six weeks to go before Christmas I thought it was time we had a card featuring the special man himself. So today’s card is made from the Santa’s Suit stamp set and Santa Builder Framelits which I had loads of fun playing with last week.
Continue reading “Santa’s Suit Christmas Card”
For today’s card I wanted to do some colouring with the new Stampin’ Blends so pulled out the Color Me Happy stamp set which was also released last week. This stamp set has plenty of images to colour so is the perfect partner for the Blends.
It’s feels like ages since I made a card with any flowers on and as you know I love my flowers, so I pulled out the cute little flower stamp. I took a piece of Whisper White Thick cardstock measuring 9.5cm x 13.3cm and randomly stamped the flower all over. Continue reading “Razzleberry Flowers Birthday Card using the Stampin’ Blends”
Today Stampin’ Up! is launching a brand new product Stampin Blends, alcohol markers in twelve of our beloved Stampin’ Up! colours. Each of the twelve colours will be available in a light and dark shade and together as a colour duo. In additional to the twelve colours an Ivory and Bronze markers have been added to use as skin tones. Like other alcohol markers sets the Stampin Blends will also have a colourless blender to aid with shading and colour removal.
As a demonstrator I’ve been lucky enough to have these pens to play with for a month and I can honestly say I love them and I think they’re worth every penny. Above is an image I coloured the first day I received them and I’m no colouring expert but I love how this image turned out, look out for it featured in a card soon.
Here are links to all the colours currently available in the Stampin’ Up! Blends line, you can order individually, as a duo or as the full 27 marker set. The full set £108.00, the duos are £8.00 each and the individual markers are £4.00
Look out for plenty of examples using the new Stampin’ Blends over the next few weeks.