Stampin’ Blends are just so easy to color with especially when working with nice big flower from You’ve Got This stamp set. The other night, I stamped the flower with Tuxedo Black Memento ink on thick Whisper White cardstock and enjoyed experimenting with the various markers. Each and every flower looked terrific, so I matted them to create four cards!
For the flower on the left, I started with Light Pool Party, then added Dark Pool Party and Light Night of Navy to deepen the color at the bottom of each petal.
For the flower on the right, I started with light Pink Pirouette — but switched to light Rich Razzleberry instead. Then I added light and dark Cherry Cobbler to deepen the color at the bottom of each petal.
The Stampin’ Blends can be purchased individually, in a combination pack of light and dark shades or in a full set. The dual tips — brush tip and fine tip — make blending a breeze. The brush tip lays down a good wet base coat of color of the lightest shade. Next lay down a darker shade using light flicks – flicking and lifting the marker from the darker creases towards the lighter shade. Then use the fine tip of the lightest shade to blend out the darker shade using small circular motions.
There is also a Color Lifter marker — its colorless solution moves and pulls color from images you colored to add highlights and dimension. This is a must have item!
The Stampin’ Blends Collection of 27 markers will make a great Christmas gift to yourself — or right my name and phone number on your Christmas Wish List — and I’ll see that you have a Merry Christmas!
Until next time, sending you crafting hugs and inspiration wishes!