When Stampin' Up! released their alcohol-based markers, Blendabilities, I had decided I probably would not invest in them. After all, I had a collection of more than 100, well, ahem, Copics. I'd had them for several years. So who needs more alcohol markers?
But then Sale-A-Bration came along. And one choice of the freebies for every $50 spent was the packs of Blendabilities. So, I chose the Old Olive set, just to give them a try.
Well, let me tell you -- I fell in love! They play together so so nicely. And are lots of fun to use. I must admit that I now own about half the Blendabilities that are available. And am set to order more.
The first time I had given them a try was with the Birthday Birds. They were small and fairly forgiving.
As you all know, I deeply love the Blended Bloom stamp, which was designed specifically for use with the Blendabilities. Having used the stamp liberally in other projects, I decided to give the Blendabilities a try on this beautiful stamp.
For my first try, I was very happy with the results, and decided to not waste the lush flower. So I worked it into a card:
I used the "Hello There" sentiment from the Time to Celebrate set (the set with the Birthday Birds) and the Bitty Banners Framelits to cut it out. Working together with the Modern Mosaic Embossing Folder and the sprightly Designer Series Paper cut out with the Floral Frames Collection Framelits made for a winning combination.
I truly love the fact that not only do they play amongst each other so well. But they also coordinate with ALL of the Stampin' Up! products. Thus you are able to make completely cohesive projects!
Have any of you been tempted to give the Blendabilities a try because you could earn them as a freebie with Sale-A-Bration? Or have you been using them since their release? What are your overall thoughts on the Blendabilities?