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I Enjoy Every Chapter of Our Friendship

Hello and welcome to my blog; today I have a super cute card to share with you using one of the new 2022-2024 In Colors and the Every Chapter Cling Stamp Set. I thought this stamp set was so stinking cute when I saw it in the 2022 January-June Mini Catalog. I saw so many possibilities. Here's a look at the card I created to share with you today.

Handmade Card by Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Rick Adkins

Tips & Tricks:

I started out my stamping the image from the Every Chapter Stamp Set onto a piece of Bristol Cardstock in Sahara Sand Ink. I picked the Bristol cardstock because I knew I wanted to color with my Stampin' Write Markers and a Blender Pen. Regular Cardstock just does not give you the same effect. The ink sinks into the paper to quickly where it sets on top of the Bristol paper a little longer giving you time to move the ink around to create a beautifully colored storybook image.

Handmade Card by Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Rick Adkins

For the coloring I used the following Stampin' Write Markers; Sweet Sorbet, Mossy Meadow, Balmy Blue, Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, Pool Party, and a little Sahara Sand. I repeated the colors a few times through out the coloring process.

Now Stampin' Write Markers are not the same as Stampin' Blends. Stampin' Blends are our Alcohol Based markers where you can blend to colors together. Stampin' Write Markers are a dye based ink marker. It's the same ink that's inside our ink pads.

Handmade Card by Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Rick Adkins

So, in order to get the Stampin' Write Markers to move and blend you have to use a different paper. One that will allow the ink to sit on top for a little longer giving you the time to move the pigment around the cardstock. You could also use Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper or Shimmery White Cardstock but I prefer the Bristol Cardstock most of the time. This all depends on the effect you are going for. Especially when I am going for the Storybook look that's very popular right now.

Handmade Card by Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Rick Adkins

Another thing to remember when you color with Blender Pens and Stampin' Write Marker is you have to let each layer dry completely between each layer. It's like painting with watercolor paints. You have let one layer dry before you can come back in with the next layer, but without the mess of having to skip the object next to it between coats. You can color one object go to the next and so on and so forth and by the time you are done it's ready for the next layer.

Finishing Touches:

Handmade Card by Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Rick Adkins

To finish off my card I used my Stitched With Whimsy Dies and went around the smaller panel. Then I cut it smaller with my Paper Trimmer and round the corners with my Paper Snips. I added it to a larger panel of Sahara Sand Cardstock that I used the largest Stitched With Whimsy Die on before adding it to the card base. I used my Sweet Sorbet Stampin' Blends and colored some Basic Pearls Jewels. I let the ink dry on the pearls which doesn't take very long and then added them to the card front to finish the card. Remember that the new 2022-2023 Catalog goes live tomorrow May 3, 2022. So, you will be able to order all the new In Color Supples at that time.

Happy Stampin'

Rick Adkins

Stampin' Up! Shopping List:

  • Sweet Sorbet Cardstock - #159268 $9.25

  • Sweet Sorbet Stampin' Blends Combo Pack - #159224 $9.00

  • 2022-2024 In Colors Stampin' Write Markers - #159219 $15.00

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