Blended Bears

I am so in love with the new Stampin’ Blends and these little bears are so adorable.

The stamp set I have used is A Little Wild, which was stamped with Memento ink on to thick Whisper White card stock.

The colours I have used on each bear are;

  • Bronze and Ivory,
  • Light and Dark Smoky Slate,
  • Dark and Light Crumb Cake,
  • Light Smoky Slate and Colour Lifter.

The coloured bears were fussy cut and adhered to a Stitched Circle.

A Starburst punch shaped was coloured with a coordinating Stampin’ Blend marker. The bears were added with dimensionals.

The Scallop Tag Topper punch was used to cut Whisper White card stock.

Each tag was finished with tiny bees from the same stamp set, and some Natural Trim.

I hope you enjoyed this project. The supplies used are listed and linked to the online shop.

Thanks for stopping by and gappy stampin’!

Verity x

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First Communion #GDP111

Good Morning,

It’s Wednesday – that means its Global Design Project day. This week is a theme challenge.

You can see what the design team created here.

… And this is my interpretation of the challenge…


I have used the Inspired Events stamp set to make this beautiful card to celebrate a First Communion.

The card base is made with Pink Pirouette card stock. The white card layer was decorated using the fancy corner stamp in Pink Pirouette ink.

A piece of Whisper White was cut 1 inch shorter and narrower. The large decorative stamp was used along the bottom edge and some Powder Pink ribbon was wrapped around it. The sentiment was added to the top right corner.

The flowers were coloured using Stampin’ Blends. Some sparkle was added with Wink of Stella.

To complete the card, I tied a small bow and used rhinestones to decorate the ribbon.


I hope you enjoyed this project. The supplies used are listed below.

Thanks for stopping by and happy stampin’!

Verity x


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Stampin’ Blends

I am so excited to share these cards that I made using the brand spanking shiny new alcohol markers from Stampin’ Up!

There are 12 colours to choose from, a light and dark shade of each. In addition, there is a Bronze and Ivory marker which are great for skin tones. The Colour Lifter helps with blending, erasing small mistakes or adding highlights.

To demonstrate the effects that can be achieved,I picked out the Remarkable You stamp set.

The images were stamped with Memento (water based) ink. Starting at the bottom, I used:

Dark and Light Calypso Coral.

Light Calypso Coral and Pumpkin Pie.

Light Pumpkin Pie and Daffodil Delight.

Dark and Light Daffodil Delight.

To create the blend, the image was coloured with the lightest shade first, added shadow and then blended this out with the light shade again.

A softer look can also be achieved too. Applying some colour in small areas and using the colour lifter to blend creates an illusion of depth on white objects. A halo of Pool Party also blended with the colour lifter provides definition from the white background.

I hope this has given you some ideas.

Get your markers from 1st November, or join the Stampin’ Up! family and add them to your starter kit.

Look out for more projects coming soon.

Thanks for stopping by and happy stampin’!

Verity x

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