Coloring with Inks and Blender Pen

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Stampin' Up Best Birds Stamp Set

Stampin' Up Best Birds Stamp Set

Happy Friday!! Have you had an opportunity yet to use blender pens? Today, I'm going to show you a handmade card using inks and the blender pen that features the Best Birds Stamp Set. This stamp set is very versatile; I've used it for birthday card, sympathy card, anniversary card, and thinking of you card, just to name a few!

Before I head into the instructions for this "Best Birds'handmade card, I want to remind you that you only have a couple more weeks to pick up the Best Birds bundle as it will be retiring May 31, 2018. The Dapper Denim cardstock used in this project is also retiring May 31, 2018. I don't want you to miss out so grab these items now while you can before it's too late. 

Don't forget, when you place an order use the current host code on the store checkout screen (which is JZKDKC37  through 5/20/18). All orders using this code will be entered into a drawing for a free gift. Yay! You get a chance to win free stuff!

Best Birds Inside panel

Best Birds Inside panel


Supply List for Best Birds Stampin Up Card

Stamp Set: Best Birds Item 141525
Cardstock: Dapper Denim Item 141414; Very Vanilla Item 101650
Inks: Crumb Cake Item 126975; Old Olive Item 147090; Soft Suede Item 147115; Dapper Denim Item 141394
Ribbon: Copper Trim Item 144179
Misc: Blender Pens Item 102845; Paper Snips Item 103579; mini dimensionals Item 144108; glue dots Item 103683
Optional: Word Window Punch or Daisy Punch Item 143713,

Tutorial for Blender Pen Best Birds Card

1) Cut Dapper Denim card base 5 1/2 X 8 1/2 Score at 4 1/4; Cut (2) Very Vanilla panels at 5 1/4" X 4, one of these will be for your inside panel. 

2) On a scrap piece of paper punch out a large circle or use a circle framelit that will be big enough to fit the texture stamp in the best birds set. This scrap piece will then be placed temporarily on top of a very vanilla panel so that you can stamp the textured look stamp and remain in the lines of that circle once the mask is removed. Stamp this in Crumb Cake Ink but you may want to stamp off once on a scrap piece of paper so the image won't be too dark.

3) On a scrap piece of very vanilla stamp the bird image and the branch in Soft Suede. Use the blender pens to color in the bird, branch, and leaves. Watch the video in this post for some tips and tricks on using the blender pen.

4) If you have the Birds and Blooms thinlits then you can cut the bird and the branch with that, otherwise, cut these shapes with your paper snips.

5) Place dimensionals on the back of the branch and the bird and place them on your card with the bird covering over some of the textured stamp image.

6) Stamp the sentiment in Soft Suede Ink toward the bottom center of the card panel.

7) On the left hand side of your card panel make a small mark at the bottom and the top 1/4 to 1/2" from the edge. You can use the end of the word window punch or the end of the daisy punch to punch a semi-circle at each end as shown in the photo above. 

8) Wrap a piece of the copper trim ribbon around from top to bottom centered in that notch you just punched and secure on the back using mini glue dots.

9) Using the crumb cake marker 'fleck' specks of ink onto the front of the card base.

10) Adhere the panel onto the dapper denim card base.

11) On the interior panel stamp your sentiment in Soft Suede and stamp and color the branch on the lower left corner. 

Best Birds Envelope

Best Birds Envelope

12) Stamp the envelope with the bird image. 

What occasion to you plan to make this card for; let me know in the comments.

Until next time....Have an inkredible day!