Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Only Two More Sleeps...

...till Christmas Day!  There is still so much to do, but the excitement certainly is growing in our household!  Each new gift that appears under the tree must be shaken, sniffed and carefully examined to determine its contents.  Christmas sure is fun with a 7-year-old in the house! 
I have been so busy shopping, baking and wrapping gifts that I haven't had much time to play in my stamp room (unless you count the hours spent wrapping!).  I do want to show you the third project I designed for my Blendabilities Club this month...

Any Occasion card featuring the Blended Bloom and A Dozen Thoughts stamp sets.
Can you believe I achieved that soft watercolour look with Blendabilities??  Its SO easy!  First of all, I stamped the Blended Bloom image in Melon Mambo ink.  Did you know that there are several Classic ink colours that work with Blendabilities?  Check out the list below:


  • Always Artichoke
  • Baked Brown Sugar
  • Blushing Bride
  • Calypso Coral
  • Coastal Cabana
  • Crisp Cantaloupe
  • Crumb Cake
  • Crushed Curry
  • Daffodil Delight
  • Garden Green
  • Hello Honey
  • Marina Mist
  • Melon Mambo
  • Lost Lagoon
  • Old Olive
  • Pear Pizzazz
  • Pink Pirouette
  • Pistachio Pudding
  • Pool Party
  • Pumpkin Pie
  • Sahara Sand
  • Smoky Slate
  • So Saffron
  • Soft Sky
  • Tangelo Twist
  • Tangerine Tango
  • Tempting Turquoise
  • Wild Wasabi
  • Wisteria Wonder
 Now, to create the soft colour, begin by colouring 4-5 petals at a time with the lightest shade of Melon Mambo Blendabilities.  Then go over each petal with the Colour Lifter, working in a circular motion using the fine tip.  Be sure to only work 4-5 petals at a time, so as not to allow the ink to set completely...it is much easier to lift the colour when it is still damp.  I really worked the folded parts of the petals to achieve a very light shade of pink.

For the centre of the flower I coloured the stamens using the lightest shade, but didn't use the colour lifter on them.  The area between the stamens and the centre of the flower I coloured with the medium shade of Melon Mambo Blenda's.  The centre is coloured with the lightest shade of Old Olive Blenda's and then lightened further with the Colour Lifter.
The rest of this card is pretty simple.  I used the Perfect Polka Dots TIEF to emboss the background and the Circles Framelits to create the cut-out for the bloom.  The sentiment is from the A Dozen Thoughts set and is stamped in Pear Pizzazz ink.  I used some Melon Mambo 1/8" Taffeta ribbon by way of embellishment.  The entire card is on a Pear Pizzazz card base.

I kept the inside very simple to allow lots of space to write, stamping the Blended Bloom image twice in Melon Mambo ink.

Now for today's Weekly Deals...these prices are good until Monday at midnight.

A Fitting Occasion Wood Stamp Set
Price: $46.95
Sale: $35.21
Be The Star Wood Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!
Be The Star Wood-Mount Stamp Set
Price: $35.95 
Sale: $26.96
Blushing Bride Baker's Twine by Stampin' Up!
Blushing Bride Baker's Twine
Price: $3.95 
Sale:  $2.96
Chalk Talk Framelits Die
Chalk Talk Framelits Die
Price: $30.95 
Sale: $23.21
Chocolate Chip 3/4 Chevron Ribbon
Chocolate Chip 3/4" Chevron Ribbon
Price: $12.50  
Sale: $9.38
Midnight Cheer Ensemble -- Digital Download
Midnight Cheer Ensemble - Digital Download
Price: $10.95 
Sale:  $6.57
Oh My Goodies Wood Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!
Oh My Goodies Wood-Mount Stamp Set
Price: $30.95 
Sale: $23.21
Squares Collection Framelits Die
Squares Collection Framelits Die
Price: $32.95 
Sale: $24.71

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