Saturday, May 17, 2014

Thanks So Much

The Blended Bloom stamp isn't just for Blendabilities - it works fabulously with watercoloring, too!

The blossom was heat-embossed in gold on watercolor paper, then colored using an Aqua Painter and the Blackberry Bliss ink pad. I probably should have gone a little darker, but I liked the way it looked and didn't want to "fix" it. Waaaay too often I make things worse when trying to make them better, so I quit while I was ahead, lol.

You can't see it very well, but I used the stamp with Illuminate ink (retired) on the Blackberry Bliss panel behind the image, too.

Notice the colored rhinestones? I made them using the darkest of the Daffodil Delight Blendabilities. I LOVE that I can make rhinestones to match my projects now! The Blendabilites are listed in the new catalog as a preview of coming attractions, meaning they won't be available to order until Stampin' Up is positive they can meet the demand for them. (And there WILL be a demand!) But never fear, they will be available to order soon, and when they are, I will be offering a free class on how to use them for anyone that's interested! Trust me, they are amazing, and will change they way you look at coloring your images!

STAMPS: Blended Bloom, Lots of Thanks
CARDSTOCK: Whisper White, Blackberry Bliss, Hello Honey, Moonlight DSP Stack, Watercolor Paper
INK: VersaMark, Blackberry Bliss, Hello Honey, Daffodil Delight Blendabilities
ACCESSORIES: Heat Tool, Embossing Buddy, Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder, Hello Honey 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon, 1-1/4" Circle Punch, 1-3/8" Circle Punch, Aqua Painter, Rhinestones Basic Jewels

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