For You Blended Bloom!

The new Blended Bloom Stamp is proving to be a favorite of mine when I want to dress-up a plain base color. A splash of Smoky Grey Classic Ink provides the perfect accompaniment for the stamp.

Stamp onto Pink Pirouette Cardstock, add a few Basic Rhinestone Jewels and you’re onto a winner for certain. I’m not sure if you’ve noticed, but I seem to be rather partial to the good old Chalk Talk Stamp Set and Framelits!

For You Blended Bloom - Pink Pirouette - JIFCARD RECIPE
Cardstock: Whisper White, Smoky Grey, Pink Pirouette
Classic Ink: Smoky Grey, Rose Red
Stamp Sets: Blended Bloom, Chalk Talk
Specialty Paper: Silver Foil, Silver Glimmer
Framelits: Chalk Talk
Punch: Project Life Corner
Embellishments: Basic Rhinestone Jewels
Essentials: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Big Shot,
Stampin’ Scrub & Mist, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Sticky Strip

Oh, and have yourself an... Inkee Fiddling Day!

Joanne x

Blended Bloom Background

When looking for some direction last week on the internet for Stampin’ Up’s new Blendabilities, one design by Jan Tink (one SUPER talented demonstrator) kept catching my eye so many times that I knew without doubt that I had to attempt it myself.

It was using the new Blended Bloom Stamp not only for the coloring, but also for the background. Now THIS idea I particularly like and shall be using it again in future. Here’s my card.

Blended Bloom - Coastal Cabana - JIF

It’s not evident from this photograph but the flower I colored with Coastal Cabana Blendabilities was actually cut and adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals. A little of the Thick Baker’s Twine, like that from the Sweet Sorbet Accessory Kit from the 2014 Sale-a-Bration but which is now available in the new Annual Catalog, a stamped banner and voila!

Oh, and the sheen you can see from my camera’s flash, is Crystal Effects (p.204). This product, although taking awhile to dry, does create this wonderful epoxy effect on your work.

If you don’t already have some in your stash, please call me so this omission can be immediately rectified. And if we are ordering the Crystal Effects for you we may as well take the opportunity to order some of the wonderful new products from the Annual Catalog. So please, let’s chat soon!

CARD RECIPE
Cardstock: Whisper White, Coastal Cabana, Early Espresso, Hello Honey
Stamp Sets: Blended Bloom, Sassy Salutations
Ink: Early Espresso Classic Ink, Memento Tuxedo Black
Blendabilities: Coast Cabana, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie
Ribbon: Coastal Cabana Thick Baker’s Twine
Embellishments: Basic Pearl, Crystal Effects
Essentials: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Sticky Strip,
Stampin’ Mist, Stampin’ Scrub, Black Stampin’ Marker,
Stampin’ Dimensionals, Color Lifter, Sponge

Oh, and have yourself an... Inkee Fiddling Day!

Joanne x

Blended Bloom Blendabilities!

Oh. My. Goodness. I was so absorbed with Stampin’ Up’s wonderful new Blendabilities yesterday that the day slipped past so quickly it was bed-time before I realized I hadn’t posted what I’d achieved. Dang it… but hey, it was fun. Real fun!

Blendabilities are alcohol based, come in a fabulous rectangular shape that prevents rolling, and like the Stampin’ Up! Markers, have a thin and thick end. Each set comes in a group of three – light, medium and dark – allowing for some beautiful blending.

Blendabilities - what colors - decisions, decisions!!!

Blending is easier said-then-done but oh the joy of learning. 🙂 Here is my first attempt using the Blended Bloom Stamp on the background of Mossy Meadow Cardstock.

Bloomin Red -Vanila Seam Binding - JIF

My family likes this bloom but it’s only the first of what I’m sure is going to be MANY, lol. Stay tuned!!!

Oh, and have yourself an... Inkee Fiddling Day!

Joanne x

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