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Blossoming Basket Card and Stampin’Blends Alcohol Markers

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I have another card for you today using the wonderful Blossoming Basket stamp set from theSale-a-bration brochure. I wanted to show you a different way to color the image. In my previous post using this stamp set I water colored the image using ink refills and the aqua painter. With this card, I used the Stampin’Blends Alcohol markers to color the image.

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I stamped the basket image on thick Whisper White cardstock using Tuxedo Black Memento Pad and colored the image with Rich Razzleberry Light Stampin’Blends. As you can tell I did not work too much with the blending on the flowers, I just simply colored the flowers with the Light Rich Razzleberry Stampin’Blend. I did go back and added more color in spots where I thought there would be shading and also removed some color with the Color Lifter marker. The alcohol marker I used is actually the old Blendability alcohol marker Stampin’Up! had a few years ago, so the color may vary some with the new Stampin’Blends. You can’t tell from the photo, but I did go over the blooms with Wink of Stella glitter brush for a little added sparkle.

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I wanted to add dimension to my card so I stamped basket again and colored the blooms and cut them out. I then added them to the basket using Stampin’dimensionals. The colorful little butterfly is cut out by hand using the Paper Snips and mounted on the card with a glue dot.

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Don’t you just love the Basket Weave Dynamic Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder? It creates an authentic basket weave design! Such a nice touch! I used Crumb Cake cardstock for the embossed basket weave panel. The basket was colored in with the Crumb Cake Stampin’Blend.

Don’t Forget! Sale-a-bration is coming to a close on March 31. You can get this bundle of products that includes the Basket Weave Dynamic Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder and Blossoming Basket stamp set for FREE with a purchase of $100 (before shipping and tax) in my online store. This purchase would also qualify you for a FREE offer of  a Layered Leaves Textured Embossing Folder valued at $9.00 from me if you use the March Host Code TF6TZZM3 when you order.  More info on how this offer works is here.

I hope you like my card and it inspires you to CREATE!

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Happy Papercrafting,

Shelly

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