Tuesday, February 24, 2015

AH, BLENDABILITIES

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?


Blended
Smiles.

13 comments:

  1. Wow! The blending is perfect! What a truly stunning effect.

    I have some of the old copics (they seem to last forever, don't they?). I might have to up my marker game :)

    Thanks so much for sharing with the Oh My Heartsie Girl's Wordless Wednesday link party! I hope we see you again next week!

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  2. Your card is fantastic. The flower image...it is so gorgeous...coloring is wonderful.

    My Card Site: Creative Heart Designs

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  3. Hello: your card is so beautiful, your coloring with the Blendabilities is fabulous, you gave this flower lovely shading.
    I also love how you framed it, with the yellow panel cut with the Floral Frames dies, such bright color makes your flower shine.
    Thank you for sharing.

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  4. You did an amazing job with that flower! I am so glad that you entered it into the challenge because I have been wondering if Copics users would be happy with the Blendies and apparently you are a convert! Your card is so pretty! Thank you for playing along with the Paper Players sketch challenge this week.

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  5. You are a magician with those blendabilities! This is beautiful! What a pretty creation! Thanks for sharing this with us at the Paper Players this week!

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  6. I've never heard of Blendabilities, but this turned out AMAZING! Thanks for joining us at the #HomeMattersParty – we hope to see you again next week! Feel free to bring a friend with you :) Happy Friday! #TGIF

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  7. It's a beautiful card. I love the blendies too.

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  8. OH my gosh...so adorbs! :) Love these!

    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

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  9. This is really beautiful! So happy to find you on VMG's Brag About it link party. We appreciate you linking up. Looking forward to more beautiful creations! Thank you for sharing.

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  10. Truly amazing! Thanks for sharing at Thursday Favorite Things.

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  11. This is absolutely beautiful!! Love how soft and lovely the colors are! Thanks for linking up at Creative Spark; hope you'll come party with us again today.

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  12. Gotta love a sale! I do the same thing...nah, I don't need it. Oh, it's on sale? Gotta try it! You crack me up Linda! I think the card turned out great! High five you! Thanks for sharing on Found & Foraged.

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