Stamp, Scrap, Craft, Blend!

Blends blog hop

The Stampin’ Blends were made available on November 1st.  You gotta get some of these…they are fabulous!  I purchased the original Blendabilities a few years ago and I love them then.  I was so excited to see that Stampin’ Up! was bringing that back into our product line.  These alcohol blending pens have been years in the making…lots of testing to make sure there were no issues with the end product.  Stampin’ Up! prides itself on a quality product.

If you like to color and aren’t too sure about shading & lighting, these pens are awesome.  You get two shades in a pack and there is a color lifter/blender pen to help with shading.  There are lots of youtube instructions out there to show you different techniques.  You can mix media and use your watercolor pencils, and you can mix colors without messing up either pen tip.

Using my Stampin’ Blends, I created a few sympathy cards.  They turned out pretty wonderful, didn’t they?  I used the ‘retired Wisteria Wonder Blendabilities’ because I wanted this color to go with Elegant Eggplant card stock.  I am hoping it will be a future release for the Stampin’ Blends.  See the list of all the product used below.
Sympathyrose wonder

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So Thankful for You

Blends blog hop

We are coming into the Thankful or Give Thanks season.  Why we don’t exemplify this thought throughout the year has puzzled me.  Personally, I am thankful all year that I live & breathe and have my family & friends with me.   I try to reflect that as I go throughout the year by telling my family & friends how much I appreciate them with my words and my actions.  I try to send out cards, although not always on time!  For some reason, a special occasion comes along and I don’t have just the right card even though I make tons of cards.  Getting creative real fast is pretty easy with Pinterest for inspiration.

You may just be starting the blog hop here at my blog – Francine Wilson or may have come from the person previous to me on the list. If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all the projects.

For this post, I am presenting my fall So Thankful for You card.  I used my retired smokey slate blendability to add shadow since I don’t have a full set of the stampin’ blends yet.  Still working on my blending skills, but I think this turned out well.  The color lifter works wonderfully to give a lighter effect and mute the colors.
give thanks

Thanks for taking part in our blog hop, there are so many amazing ideas and inspiration you don’t want to miss. Remember that currently, you are at my blog – Francine Wilson, so check the blog hop line up list to see who is next in the list.




Product List

Old Olive Stampin' Write Marker

Old Olive Stampin’ Write Marker
[100079]
$3.50

Crumb Cake Stampin' Write Marker

Crumb Cake Stampin’ Write Marker
[120967]
$3.50

Rich Razzleberry Stampin' Write Marker

Rich Razzleberry Stampin’ Write Marker
[120970]
$3.50

Pumpkin Pie Stampin' Write Marker

Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Write Marker
[105115]
$3.50

Stampin' Blendabilities™ Markers Smoky Slate Assortment

Stampin’ Blendabilities™ Markers Smoky Slate Assortment
[131005]
$11.95