I've really enjoyed playing with the new Blendabilities markers. Vivid Vases is a perfect stamp to color, whether it's with the Blendabilities or Stampin' Write Markers. After all, both provide the matchless (is that an oxymoron?) color coordination known to Stampin' Up! We'll have to continue adding color with our markers a bit longer until the Blendabilities are released for purchase. . . but wait. . . there may be a solution to that wait! (Read this post to the end if you dare!) Ther most current update from Stampin' Up!: "We are targeting a release date of late June or early July for these much anticipated products." They simply want to make sure their supplies are able to meet the demand for this awesome product!
I made this card before I knew there would be a delay in their release, so I did what any good stamper would do. . . I improvised! After all, Stampin' Up! does still have the best water based markers. . . Stampin' Write Markers!
This first sample was colored with Blendabilities. . . you'll definitely be ready for them when they come!
To add shading with markers, I color onto a nonporous surface with my marker, then pick the color up with a Blender Pen to color. If I want more color, I add it directly to my image with the marker. Using a Blender Pen allows for the soft look. Less is best with markers and/or Blender Pens to avoid pilling your paper by going over it too many times.
Speaking of Blendabilities. . . there is a way you can get them now!
You can take advantage of the Sign and Save Promotion and join as a new demonstrator for only $50 for the $55 kit or $99 if you want the bigger kit ($125 value)! (Only demonstrators are eligible to get them now. . . and you can even get them in your starter kit!) Both the $50 and the $99 kits are customizable so you can choose the blendabilities or other new product that demonstrators are able to purchase now! How cool is that?
There are other perks as well! You can read about them in an earlier blog post here.
Feel free to contact me if you have questions or need information regarding which new product you could order in your starter kit!
BTW. . . time is running out to order from the "Celebrate the Everyday" Occasions catalog . . . which ends on June 1st. . . that's Saturday!