Hi everyone! I hope you are well. I have been playing with the new blending brushes from Stampin’Up! and I must say I’m a bit addicted lol! I thought I’d share a few creations of my first attempts.
I wanted to just get a feel for them and have a practise. The first card I blended from the top corner, then stamped the holly from ‘Joyful Holly’, and coloured using my Stampin blends. I quite like the effect of just the corner. I used Soft Seafoam. I added some gingham ribbon and then some stitched nested labels, (which I cut the end off one side) and added a bakers twine bow.
The next card I used the brighter colour shaded spruce, and this time blended from the centre out, across the card. I then used some pretty peacock stars and DSP from the brightly gleaming pack. I also added a heat embossed sentiment which I fussy-cut out, and added separately. I added a bakers twine bow, which I coloured using my Stampin blends in pretty peacock.
The last card to share I used Magenta madness, blending out from the centre. I then used black stazon ink to stamp the sentiment over the area I had blended. I then added a snowflake cut from whisper white, and in the gaps, I filled in pieces from another cut snowflake from glimmer paper.
So my first attempts are maybe not the best, but thought I’d share my practises! So far I have worked out it is best to build up the colour slowly, or you get ‘heavy’ ink patches. I am going to have another go now with some more, and this time blend the whole piece with different colours to see how that works! I will let you know!
Love Jane x