Stampin' Up! has released their new line of alcohol markers, and now you can order yours! At the moment they are available in twelve exclusive Stampin' Up! colors (with a light and dark shade of each) plus an Ivory and Bronze for skin tones, and a Color Lifter. I'm fairly certain that there will be more colors offered in the future, but for now there is enough variety to do almost anything you want!
In addition to the release of the Stampin' Blends, there is also an awesome new kit called Color Me Happy. It was made specifically to highlight how easy the markers are to use, and how easy it it to blend shades for an image with more depth. This is just one of the cards in the kit, which includes all the supplies to make sixteen cards (four each of four styles) plus matching envelopes!
When using alcohol markers, make sure you have some protection underneath the image (grid paper is great!), because the ink will bleed through - that's one of the reasons it is so easy to blend! And make sure you stamp the image with Memento Tuxedo Black or any of our Classic inks, because water-based dye inks won't bleed with alcohol markers. Don't use Basic Black or Basic Gray Archival inks! You will end up with a sad, smeary mess.
So, what is the bonus? I'm glad you asked! Between now and November 15th, if you order SIX Stampin' Blends Combo Packs from me (each pack is the light and dark shade of each color), I will send you a FREE Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad. If you order all twelve Combo Packs, you will also get the Memento ink refill!
This offer is only good for the next two weeks; once you place your order, I will order your bonus and send it to you. It won't be in the box you receive from Stampin' Up!, so don't panic! It will come directly from yours truly!
You can get more details by clicking the Stampin' Blends image to the left, and here is a short video from Stampin' Up! as well: