Monday, May 5, 2014

Peaceful Petals and NEW Blendabilities

If you haven't heard of Stampin' Up!'s NEW Blendabilities alcohol markers yet, it's okay--you can't even buy them yet...unless you are a demonstrator, in which case you can preorder them! So, as a customer, you'll have to keep a handkerchief around to dab the salivation away until June 2nd! (or just Become a Demonstrator and get them NOW!) But, I really had to show you this card because the Peaceful Petals stamp set (available in wood-mount or clear-mount) is perfect with Blendabilities, and this stamp set is NOT in the new catalog. It is featured in our current Occasions Catalog, which ends June 1st. I do not even like flowers, but I am telling you that you NEED this stamp set to use with your NEW Blendabilities don't let it slip away!

If you didn't know this flower was colored, and not printed out from a computer, it might look rather plain to you. Actually, I designed it to use very few supplies, specifically because of the fact that it is hand-colored. I want that coloring and blending to be the focal point of my card. I want you to know that this is my FIRST attempt at coloring a flower with alcohol markers, because I want you to know that that is how easy it is to be successful at it. I mean, I think it turned out really pretty and vibrant...though I'm obviously biased. I might go back and add some shadowing to it later, but I want to practice that a little more first. I was thinking that I could have stamped the flower more towards the middle of the card, but I actually kind of like that one of the leaves goes off the edge, because it sort of "anchors" the flower to the card.

The only ink pad I used was the NEW Tuxedo Black Memento Pad (also not available for customers until June 2nd), which I also used for the flower stamp. (StazOn black can bleed with the Blendabilities alcohol markers, so you need to use Memento ink) And I know that I didn't really tie in the Coastal Cabana card stock color on the flower, but it screams Spring freshness, so there ya go. And one last disclaimer: I did not actually use Blendabilities on this card, because not all the colors I wanted to use are available even to demonstrators to preorder right I used another type of alcohol marker in coordinating colors, to simulate the look you can expect from the Old Olive, Calypso Coral, and Daffodil Delight Blendabilities sets.

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