Tuesday, July 22, 2014

What To Do With Blendabilities

Greetings! Darcy here from Dj's Stampin' Place with a question for you. Have you tried out the new Blendabilities Markers from Stampin' Up! yet? If not, you need to; I'm addicted!

How many times have you been working on a project and thought, "oh man, I wish I had this ribbon in ______ (insert color here)?" Well with Blendabilities, now you can! (At least in the 6 colors plus skin tones that are currently available.)

Today I wanted to showcase just a few items that you can enhance/change with these fabulous markers. In case you're not aware, the Blendabilites come in a pack of 3 gradient colors for $11.95. Hence the ability to blend them. I used the Darker Coastal Cabana on all of my test samples today so you can see how different mediums present a slightly different result.

I didn't label the Basic Pearl and Basic Rhinestone in the middle because I ran out of room. Remember, you can click on the picture for a larger view.

What do you think? I can't tell you how gorgeous it all is in person, especially the Satin Ribbon and Basic Pearl. I once tried the technique of coloring our pearls with a Sharpie and then heat embossing to set it. Let me tell you that was a mess and I never tried it again. The blendabilities was not messy and dried quickly!!!

Now for some paper samples.

And colored:

Doesn't that make a huge difference on the Back to Black DSP? I moved the Watercolor Paper in the second picture because I wanted to show the butterflies side by side. The same color marker looks slightly darker on the Watercolor Paper than on the Whisper White cardstock.

Ok, so there's one last thing I used my Blendabilities on today. I didn't use the Coastal Cabana though, and you'll see why.

The very first day I wore these shoes, I scuffed them on the sidewalk leaving for lunch. I was highly upset. But I figured out a way to make my little scuff less noticeable.

You got it! I grabbed the Blush Blendabilities Marker from the Skin Tone collection and colored my shoe! Oh, and if you look at my scrap paper under my shoe...make sure that you use scrap paper under your ribbons when you are coloring them!

Thanks for stopping by today! I've enjoyed sharing my ideas with you. I'll be featuring several projects on my blog in the next two weeks that use the Blendabilities in one way or another (did I mention I'm addicted?). I'd love to have you stop over there to check them out! 

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  1. What a great way to show all the many wonderful things you can color and use the blendabilities with. Great job with your post! Oh, and I LOVE the shoe idea, so funny!

  2. What a super great way to highlight all the capabilities of Stampin Up's Blendabilities. And the shoe.....whatever it takes, right? And it's a near perfect match. How cool is that :D

  3. Very helpful tips! I especially love the chevron ribbon!

    1. Thanks for stopping by Jenny! The chevron was my favorite after I finished coloring everything!

  4. Lots of cool tips and ideas here, thanks for sharing.