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Hello and welcome to this month’s technique focused blog hop where demos from around the world show you their favorite tips for adding color with the Stampin’ Blends from Stampin’ Up!

I am so certain that my friends on this hop are showing you amazing coloring examples.  So I want to show you something a bit different.  How to add super smooth coordinated color and FUN to bold images in a FLASH!

Great Big Greetings Photopolymer Stamp Set #143685 Price: $27.00

Today I am using a fun stamp set called Great Big Greetings, and boy are these babies BIG.

I love this set, and I love working with the photopolymer sets anyway.

The greetings in this set take up some serious room on your card!

That screams easy already because you don’t have a ton of space to fill up.

Just because your card front it full does NOT mean it can’t be colorful!

Enter the Stampin’ Blends for adding some wonderful color in a flash.

Stampin’ Blends Markers Collection #147475 Price: $121.50 (or $4.50 each marker bought separately)


This is the official description of the Stampin’ Blends… high-quality, alcohol-based, dual-tip markers come in 12 exclusive Stampin’ Up! colors. Each color comes in 2 shades to give you the best blending experience out there.

And how cool is it that you can purchase the blends in 3 ways?

Buy the Blends individually, get the light and the dark shade of the color you want for perfect blending, or just admit you want them all and get the whole collection!

On this first card, I measured and then stamped the ‘Heck Yes…’ stamp on a piece of cardstock that just fit it.

It is easy to see where you are going with the photopolymer sets but you could stamp first and then trim the cardstock.  Either way very quick.

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I used the Memento  Tuxedo Black ink pad, the go-to ink pad for things you are going to color in (or ON) with the Blends.

Then I picked a group of the Blends that look great together and just quickly brushed some color across the words with the wide tip of the marker.

A different color for each word really makes a fun, bright card.

See how there are no streak marks with these alcohol markers?

That is the big feature with these, and color blending is just as smooth.

Add a few of the Rhinestones Basic Jewels for a touch of bling and this card is done!

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This is a slightly different variation, but still super easy.

I stamped another saying from the same set in the Memento ink, and just traced the letters.

Again, use the broad tip.  A different color for each word or just one, your choice!

So there you have 2 super quick ways to use those blends.

It just doesn’t get much easier, people!



Now off to see how the other international friends on this hop have interpreted this technique and made their creations.

Enjoy and see you next time!


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