Black Splash with Blendies

I’m drawn to black and white patterns, in clothing or home accessories and especially paper.

When I saw the new Stampin’ Up catalog had a pack of paper designed just for me (wink) I was SO happy!

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It’s called Back to Black and has lots of striking, pretty patterns. See page 187 in your SU catty.

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You can color your DSP with markers but the new Blendabilities are SUPER smooth and leave no streaks.

(I call them Blendies, since we are close now:)

Even Matt, with his discerning and sometimes critical eye, couldn’t tell it was hand colored and wasn’t bought that way.

The first one I made I colored in the stems and all the leaves/flowers.  It needed a little restraint on my part to avoid those the 2nd try!

When you try this at home, leave a little border of white around your images as the Blendies will soak up to the edges naturally.

I used the lightest yellow in the Daffodil Assorment #130998, the lightest red in the Cherry Cobbler assortment #130995

and the lightest green in the Olive assortment #130999.

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I love the Black and white version also, with a pop of red!

The card is Basic Black, 4-1/4″ x 8-1/2″, scored in landscape position at 4-1/4″ for a top fold card.

The skinny layer is 4-1/8″ x 4-1/8″

and the DSP is 4″ x 4″ so you can get 9 cards from each sheet.

The sweet greetings are from a new hostess set coming out soon, I think in the Holiday catalog, called Good Greetings.

Go Stamp Something!

Linda

Blendabilities Are Coming Soon!

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I just received my pre-order of the NEW Blendabilities! Aren’t they pretty?  They will be available sometime in June hopefully with our new catalog.  Sets of 3, $11.95 a pack. (US)

There must be some chatter out there about these because over the weekend, I had 5 emails asking me what they are and when they are coming so I made a quick video:

(if viewing from your email, you may need to come to blog to see video)

They don’t take the place of our current markers, which are water based. These are alcohol based like Copics and will offer another coloring medium for SU lovers that coordinates with all of our colors easily.

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Skin Tones, Set of 6 will be 22.95 when they are available.

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This is a great example of how the Blendabilities work better then regular markers direct to paper.  On the left is using the new alcohol markers. On the right, regular markers.

*by the way, I talked about the color remover.  It really should be called a Color Mover – it doesn’t erase as much as ‘scoot’ it back into your coloring area.  Wanted to clarify that as some people thought I meant it was an eraser. It did erase other spots for me if I went back and forth with it but not red!

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I got a little crazy with the velcro dots but it does keep them all together until I find a better storage solution!

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Be sure to use only Memento Tuxedo Black Ink with the Blendabilities, not StazOn which bleeds. The new Memento pad and refill will be available to customers June 2nd.

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Goofing around on other papers with the new markers….SU suggests Whisper White.

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Memento took 15 minutes to dry on vellum but it did dry eventually!

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Another example of how vivid the new markers are!  The left and middle were done with ink/blender pen and aquapainter/ink pad.  The right is the Cherry Cobbler set of 3 Blendabilities.

Now for something you can buy this week!

Good from 5/6-5/12 Only

weekly deals may 6

My thoughts on the deals this week….

I love the stitched ribbon, sad that it is going. Great deal on that ribbon since you get 10 yards! Perfect for bdays and holidays.   The hearts a flutter stamp set is great but you will want the framelits to go with it – #130159 $24.95

So the deals this week may cost you a little more since you need things to go with them 🙂

You can order any of these and more HERE

The ornament framelits are great but IMO you will need the stamp set also.   $25.95 Clear Mount #128051

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That’s all for me today!  Go Stamp Something!

Linda