The last couple of days have been pretty busy! Today I went to see the new Star Wars movie with my love. Then we finished addressing our Christmas cards! I can’t believe Christmas is a week away!! I hope to do some baking still this week! As much as I love Christmas I think I’m tired of making anything Christmasy so today’s project is one I made with the new Stampin’ Blends! They are so much fun and pretty easy to use after just a little practice.
If you have not heard about Stampin’ Blends they are Stampin’ Up!’s new alcohol markers. They come as singles, double packs which are the dark and light shades of one color and the full collection. Then they also have a Color Lifter which helps lift some of the color if you want to add lightened areas or try to get some color that may have gone outside of the lines.
This up close picture shows the shading I did on the birds with the Pool Party light and dark markers. I used the Pumpkin Pie for the beaks, I don’t remember if it was the light or dark. The stamp set I used for this project is called Color Me Happy. It’s not in a catalog, it was released with the Stampin’ Blends. You can find the Stampin’ Blends, this stamp set and a very pretty kit under the Ink tab on the left side of the Stampin’ Up! Store. Or here’s a direct link: Stampin’ Blends The stamp set coordinates with the kit and has some great images to color in with the Blends.
This card was created with the colors Pool Party, Island Indigo and Flirty Flamingo as my own color challenge. I just love these colors together! The sentiment “OH, HELLO” is also from the Color Me Happy stamp set. I just stamped it on Whisper White card stock using Flirty Flamingo and free hand cut around it. I added just a small side of a doily underneath it.
The card base is Pool Party card stock that was embossed with the Sweetheart Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. That folder actually has a heart in the middle. So when you open the card you can see the heart on the inside and I like that, you could write a little note in there even.
Then I layered on a piece of Island Indigo. I stamped then colored in the birds. I then tied Pool Party bakers twine around a couple times and just tied a knot. Added that onto the Island Indigo piece and then added my doily and sentiment. If you have read some of my blog posts before you know my last touches are always bling of some kind! This time I added some Wink of Stella to the birds and a rhinestone next to the sentiment.
I hope you liked my card! Let me know in the comments if you have tried the Stampin’ Blends or planning to. I will then randomly pick someone to receive this card from me!
Order your Stampin’ Blends today! Don’t forget the Memento Black ink! It’s the only ink to use with the Blends so it doesn’t smear as you color. I have a December Hostess Code open until the 31st. If you order and use the hostess code I will send you some Happy Mail from me! Happy Mail could be a handmade card, embellishment or a card kit. 🙂 If you need help with putting your order in or have any questions please email me! I’m here to help!
Have a Great Monday!