Stamp Set Blended Bloom

Blended Bloom and Irresistibly Yours

This card as simple as it looks took me forever to glue down.

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 The flower was colored  on Monday and the Irresistibly Yours DSP was sponged on Tuesday and then it sat on my desk.  I tried all kinds of different layouts, layers, seriously it was  kind of ridiculous.  This should have been easy since I started out with this lovely clean and crisp layout from the Techno Stamper sketch TSSC #359.  

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 Finally this morning I decided I had to finish the card. Still not sure about it but I am moving on!

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 Here's a close up of the flower.  It has been a while since I pulled out this fun to color single stamp.

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We are in the final days of Sale-A-Bration.  I am sure going to miss all the fabulous products.  There are also some new items in the Clearance Rack  and some great Weekly Deals.  Have a great weekend!

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Blended Bloom Really Good Greetings

Today's share has something coming, something going and something staying.  Let's talk about the things that are coming.  The Blended Bloom stamp will be available on June 2nd sometime after 11 am (PT).  This is a nice big single stamp that is LOTS of fun to color.  Blendabilities will be in the "coming" stage for about another month.  I can honestly say it is worth the wait.  The things that are staying, the Really Good Greetings stamp set and the silver foil paper.  This is a fun set and I love the sentiments especially the one I used in the card.  What is going?  The Kaleidoscope DSP in the Occasions brochure will be retiring.  If you haven't noticed I love the black and white stripe.

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I used the Cherry Cobbler and Daffodil Delight Blendabilites to color the flower.   I most definitely used the Color Lifter too.  

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Sorry this picture is a little glarey(sp?).  The silver foil paper adds a lot of shine and really is reflective which is causing the glare.  

Just a few more sleeps till it is ordering time from the NEW Stampin' Up catalog 2014-15!  I have to whittle down my wish list cause it is ridiculous!  I have my work cut out for me.  If you still do not have a catalog and do not have a demonstrator of your own. Please contact me and I would be happy to help you.  Gotta run and work on that wish list!

Blended Bloom and Blendabilities

New In Colors,  Blendabilities, new ribbon, stamps and much more have arrived in the As the Ink Dries craft room!  What do you think was the first thing I played with? 

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If you guessed Blendabilities,  you are right!  Blendabilities is Stampin' Up!'s newest coloring tools and  they are fabulous.  I have lots to learn but I had to share with you my first card.  

Stamps: Blended Bloom
Ink: Memento Black pad (love!), Cherry Cobbler Assortment Blendabilities, Daffodil Delight Assortment Blendabilties, 
Paper: Whisper White, Kaleidoscope DSP
Embellishments: Daffodil Delight seam binding ribbon, Rhinestone (colored with Cherry Cobbler Blendabilities)

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The Blendabilities come in color assortments and each assortment (except for the Skin Tone Assortment) has a light, medium, dark marker.  This makes it so much easier to figure out the coloring and blending.  One thing I learned at the Catalog Reveal is you start with the darkest color and work lighter.  I know that is going to take some getting used to!  

I will be back to share with you the Weekly Deals and remember the Retiring Stamps list and the Retiring Accessories list.