Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Blended Bloom gets a wash!

A new single stamp in this year's catalog, Blended Bloom, jumped into my online cart the first time I saw it.  It is a gorgeous image to color in -- either with the Blendabilities markers like I did here, or several different techniques -- like this Water color splash technique like we did at my last class or embossing it in white embossing powder on black card stock and coloring parts of it in with the Blendabilities markers -- stay tuned for a post on that technique later.  (Here is another link with all the detailed instructions of how to do this technique.)  A cute side note -- at my first scrap booking class after the new catalog came out, a long time customer of mine saw cards I had made with the Blended Bloom stamp and said, "Oh, I knew you would get that stamp!  I saw that stamp and said "THAT is a 'Beth' stamp."  I will admit, this stamp makes me happy. :)

This was a card we made at my stampers club earlier this month.  Besides the watercolor splash technique, I showed my peeps how to use the Daffodil Delight Blendabilities markers to color on top of the white embossing in the center of the flower to make that stunning center look so realistic.  Hard to see in this photo, but we also stamped the background of the card base with the same Blended Bloom image in Versamark to create that water mark look -- i.e. another use for the Versamark pad.  Those cute leaves are cut using the Autumn Accents die.  I showed how to use a stylus to create "veins" in the leaves to make them look more realistic, as well as sponging the leaf edges to add color depth.  Simple, but adds a wow factor.  Of course, I used the Itty Bitty Banners stamp set and matching framelits to create the little sentiments.  AND some Dazzling Details to add some sparkle to the flower centers.  The colors used on this card are: Rich Razzleberry, Mossy Meadow (a new In Color), Blushing Bride, and Shimmery White card stock for the flower part.  Important note: you DO need the shimmery white card stock to achieve this look with this technique.  Something about the way it resists water or something.

If you haven't checked out this weeks "weekly deals", you simply must!  The  Gift Bow Bigz Die is 25% off this week!  Besides making, well, bows... check out the adorable snowman or these santas or my favorite -- these little angel ornaments.  Such clever projects really thinking outside the box.  To see the weekly deals, click on the link below and then on the Shop button from my website.

Happy Wednesday to each of you!!!

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