It’s Monday which means I have a new Stampin’ Up! Product of the Week – the stamp set Blended Seasons and all week long I’ll share cards using one (or more) of the stamps from the set. Please note:  this stamp set is only available while supplies last or August 31, 2018, whichever comes first! It’s a very versatile stamp set and it’s perfect for coloring!

The Stitched Seasons Framelits Dies coordinate with Blended Seasons and can be purchased separately OR when purchased together as the Blended Seasons Bundle (available in clear or wood), you’ll save 10%. Bundles do have special order numbers and I’ll list them in my product list below! 

To create today’s card, I first stamped the flower image using Memento Ink. When using alcohol-based pens such as Stampin’ Blends, Memento Ink is the best ink to use (when watercoloring, Staz-On is the best choice).  I used Highland Heather and Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends, both the light and dark pens, along with Dark Pineapple Punch for the centers of the flowers.  The sentiment is from the Blended Seasons stamp set and I used Memento Ink to stamp it on my card. 

After coloring the flowers and stamping the sentiment, I glued that piece to a 5-1/4″ x 4″ piece of Gorgeous Grape cardstock.  Then I added Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back and attached it to a base of Thick Whisper White that measured 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.

In addition to the Blended Seasons stamp set, Stitched Seasons Framelits Dies and the Blended Seasons Bundles, the Watercolor Pencils Assortment 2 are ALSO only available until August 31st or while supplies last! The colors included in this set cannot be found in the original Watercolor Pencil set.  

99% of the time I use only Stampin’ Up! supplies to make my projects.  I love our Whisper White and Thick Whisper White and for stamping, these two papers are excellent.  Normally when using Stampin’ Blends, I turn to Thick Whisper White and it works as expected.  When trying to color the flowers in today’s card, I found that the Memento ink kept bleeding so I switched to a non-Stampin’ Up! paper that’s heavier. In accordance with Stampin’ Up! policy, I cannot mention a competing product, here on my blog, but if you’d like to know what I used please feel free to email me.  

Stampin’ Up! Supplies I Used – Click any of the images to see them over at my Stampin’ Up! online store. 


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Enjoy the rest of your day! 

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