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Easy Way to Use Stampin'Up! Blends for Good Results

Today I'll show you an Easy Way to Use Stampin'Up! Blends for Good Results!  

Here's the finished product...

So Much Love

Just follow these easy steps:

First, stamp image in Memento Ink (this ink is for alcohol markers = Stampin'Up! Blends); let ink dry before beginning. Use heat tool to speed drying.

Second work in one small area at a time to make sure your colors remain wet to blend. Usually I work on one large or a couple of small petals at a time...then repeat the process for each other petal. Lay down a layer of the Light color first over the entire petal,

Then moving quickly (you don't have to break your neck but don't dawdle either) lay a very narrow layer  (a narrow line) of Dark color near the inner part of the petal (that's where I want the "darkness" to appear).

Note: it's always easier to add more darkness later than to try to lighten too much darkness.

Next, moving quickly starting at the base of the petal (at the line of dark) brush upwards to the outer edge of the petal...do this along the entire base of the petal (always working from the dark line to the outer edge of the petal). As you go be sure you are smoothing out the edge of the dark line (this is why you want to start with an overall wet light base--to keep the inks wet so then will blend well).

When you have smoothed out the dark line your petal you look like the ones in the above picture.

This is not a difficult process-- you may want to practice a couple of times on scrap paper. I was amazed the first time I tried this technique how quickly & easily the process becomes after you do it a couple of times.

Let me know how you did when you tried this (leave a comment or send me an email: sandihartka@sandilovesstamping.com).

The complete directions are below to make this card followed by the supply list to order supplies you need. If you use this month's host code (H64J4PR9) when you place your online order you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product select by me for each $50 in product that you purchase.

Directions:

1. Cut Shaded Spruce cardstock 8 1/2 X 5 1/2, score long side at 4 1/4 (card base).

2. Cut Soft Seafoam 4 1/4 X 2 1/2, adhere to card front with glue

3. Cut Mint Macaroon 3 1/2 X 3 1/2 adhere to card front with glue

4. Cut Shimmery White cardstock 3 X 4

    *Stamp image in Memento ink--dry well
    *Follow above directions for coloring using Shaded Spruce and Flirty Flamingo Blends

5. Stamp dots in Soft Seafoam ink

6. Stamp verse in Versamark, sprinkle with gold embossing powder, heat with heat tool until shiny gold

7. Add this layer to card front with dimensionals.

Your card is ready for sending!

Supplies: Click on a product image below --you'll be in my store--order your supplies now:

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