Stamping Techniques 101 – Stampin Blends

Dynamic Stampin Blends Background by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia

Good Morning and welcome to another Stamping Techniques 101 International Blog Hop!  This month we are sharing ways to use the new Stampin Blends Alcohol Markers.

Stamping Techniques 101 - Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia

Stampin Blends

Stampin’ Blends are the new premier alcohol markers from Stampin’ Up!

Get your Stampin Blends from Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia

They are high-quality, alcohol-based, dual-tip (Brush and Fine Tip) markers and come in 12 exclusive Stampin’ Up! colours.  Each colour comes in 2 shades (Light & Dark) to give you the best blending experience out there.

You can purchase them as a single marker, combo pack (2) or, if you are like me, in a full set (cos you will need to have them all!)

I’m a bit excited to show you my card for today’s blog hop.  I was thinking about the Stampin’ Blends and trying to think of an easy but different way to use them. I think I’ve achieved just that!   Here’s my card …

Dynamic Stampin Blends Background by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia

I’ve used my Stampin Blends to do the background on this card as well as the colouring on the sweet little bird.

How did she do that?

  1. Spritz cardstock (use whisper white or glossy white) finely with water, place in Dynamic Embossing folder and run through Big Shot.  Spritzing your cardstock with water will soften the fibres in your cardstock and prevent it from tearing when using the deep Dynamic Folders.
  2. Allow card to dry then colour embossed image with Stampin’ Blends. Use the lighter colour first then lightly highlight with the darker colour and blend again with the lighter colour.
  3. Cut piece to size, layer and assemble card.
  4. To colour the bird I stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black then coloured along edges with the light Blends pen then used the colour lifter to soften the edges.

Now I also have a couple of frugal tips from making this card ….

  • firstly when you need a layer for you sentiment and using the some colour as one of your card layers simply cut your shape from your mat.

Frugal Card TIp 1 by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia

  • Your cut out shape will be covered by the top layer so no one will see it and no one will know and it will save you cardstock and give you more money to spend on stamps during Sale-a-bration!

Frugal Card TIp 2 by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia

I hope you find that tip useful!

Now it’s time to head onto Libby’s blog for the next stop on the Stamping Techniques 101 Blog Hop …

next on the Stamping Techniques Blog Hop

Here’s the complete list of all the designers participating this month …

Be sure to stop by and give them some comment ‘love‘!

Thanks for stopping by …

Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia

About Author

I am Leonie and live in Cobden, Victoria. We are not far from The Great Ocean Road!
I love to create with stamps, ink & paper! I do hope you like what I create and love your comments so please comment on the projects you like.
I also enjoy (and run on) Coffee and collect Charlie Bears

If you have questions please dont hesitate to contact me :)

Thanks for stopping by :)

(14) Comments

  1. Holy cow! I love this card – coloring the leaves really makes them pop. Beautiful work my friend!

    1. naw thanks so much Robin … miss you x

  2. I love this idea, Leonie, really gets those wheels turning, thinking what other embossing folders this would work with!

    1. thanks Tamra … it was quite relaxing to colour too 🙂

  3. Such a pretty card that shows how to achieve beautiful results with limited colour.

    1. thanks so much Ann … I did say I loved making this card!

  4. Great card as always Leonie with some wonderful tips for Stampin’ Blends and generally. Thanks

    1. thanks so much Libby 🙂

  5. Pam Jorgensen says:

    Love your colouring on the background – great idea! Great tips for being frugal as well.

    1. thanks so much Pam x

  6. Such a wonderful card! Must try your technique with the embossing folder… Thanks for the idea!

    1. you’re welcome … cant wait to see what you make 🙂

  7. Beautiful card and love your idea with the EF. I love the fact you can get them singularly and/or get them as budget allows!

    1. thanks Delys! Yes i love that too – it’s means I will use mine more as they are easy and affordable to replace 🙂

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