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Hello and welcome to my blog!  I am taking part in Kylie Bertucci’s International Blog Highlights this month!  This is a voting contest, so please vote for me if you enjoy the card!  You can vote for your top 3 choices HERE or click on the picture above.  The top ten winners get to participate in a blog hop of their very own!

I chose to use the new Occasions set Beautiful Day for this card.  During my vacation (I have 2 weeks off from my teaching job!) I did a TON of crafting, including playing around with my Stampin’ Blends.  I wanted to try them out on vellum paper, and was I ever glad I did!  They are fantastic on vellum.

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Here’s a close up so you can see the blending a bit better:

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A few things I noticed while using the Stampin’ Blends on vellum:

  1.  The ink does stay wet for a few seconds, so if you layer, be prepared for the ink to smear.  This actually helps to blend and you can more easily move the ink around.
    2.  I colored on top of the stamped image this time.  I did try it out on the back of a stamped image as well, it looks totally different!
    3.  Once it dries, it does not smear.
    4.  You can use your Color Lifter!  I kept a clean towel by me to wipe the ink away-it doesn’t lift the color as well as on normal paper, in my opinion, so have a towel or cloth nearby to clean off the tip of the lifter after you use it.  Once I started cleaning it off it made the job easier.
    5.  I start with the lighter blend, and do in the whole area.  Then I take the darker blend, run it around the edges of the area, and smooth the ink into the center.  Then I took the Color Lifter to the center of the area to create the gradient.

I used StazOn Jet Black to stamp the butterfly.  Stampin’ Blends used were Daffodil Delight, Bermuda Bay, Night of Navy, and the Color Lifter.  I fussy cut the butterfly out once finished coloring, and used the die from the Butterflies Thinlits Dies to make the vellum butterfly that sits on top.  I chose to do a square 5″ x 5″ card; Bermuda Bay is the accent layer.  I stamped the dots in Daffodil Delight and the sentiment in Basic Black.  Both stamps are from the Beautiful Day stamp set as well.  Supplies are listed at the end of this post in a handy clickable format!  Just click on the supply you wish to purchase and it will go directly to my shop.

During Sale-A-Bration, you will earn rewards when you spend in increments of $50!  Each $50 that you spend entitles you to pick an item from the Sale-A-Bration catalog.  There are stamp sets, paper, and even a die set this year.  This is a great opportunity to earn free product when you stock up on stuff you already use!  Use host code MUBVXGCT at checkout when you spend $30 or more with me, and get 3 FREE PDF tutorials!  SHOP HERE!

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  1. Jan Musselman | 16th Jan 18

    Wonderful project. I like the Vellum on top. TSF

  2. Jessie Holton | 17th Jan 18

    This is soooo pretty! xx

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