New Blends Alcohol Markers in Natural Tones
I’m so excited about these Natural Tones Blends Alcohol Markers that Stampin’ Up! just introduced. They are fantastic for colouring skin tones, hair colour, animals, nature and more.
I wanted to make a card that showcased all of the new colours so I could see how all of the colours look next to each other.
I decided to use the lipstick image from the Stampin’ Up! Dressed to Impress Stamp Set. The new Blends are available as one collection or you can get them in pairs. Each pair is not a Light and Dark like our regular Blends (see more about Blends here), but rather a numbered marker ranging from 100-1000.
I’ve labelled this image with the number of the Blends Markers so you can see the range of colours from a Deep to Light. Some have more yellow undertone and some have more pink undertones. I’ve also included the original Ivory and Bronze Colours.
I also added in a Real Red colour to match the sentiment from the stamp set. If you are wondering how I got a horizontal saying from the Dressed to Impress stamp set, I actually cut apart my stamps! I love doing this to my stamp sets as I then can use them anyway I want, including the original configuration.
I stamped the saying on a piece of Vellum Cardstock so that you could still see the lipstick cases in behind. I used Real Red ink on the vellum and so it doesn’t smear on this non porous paper, I also add some clear embossing powder over top of my stamping and heat set it. Because Stampin’ Up! inks are so juicy, if you work quickly you can use the regular classic ink as ink for heat embossing. You can see the entire supply list this card at the end of this post.
The vellum is translucent so it is hard to add adhesives so that they aren’t visible. I just added glue dots tucked behind the rhinestone and a couple of spots in the larger words.
For the lipstick cases, I coloured them with my Smoky Slate Blends. And then I use my Pool Party Blends around the entire images to give a bit of highlight to the images.
I also added some extra rhinestones to the Real Red lipstick to highlight it as the “bold” one to match my saying.
The background of the card is Crumb Cake and I stamped the sweet little flower images, from the Dressed to Impress stamp set in the background. The stamped Lipstick layer is mounted on Real Red cardstock and then added to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
I made the size of this card into a slimline card. The base measures 8 1/2″ x 7″ and it is scored at 3 1/2″. I wanted the card that long in order to accommodate the number of lipstick containers on this card. And I LOVE that Stampin’ Up! also now has Slimline Envelopes that will fit this size of card.
To learn more about the Natural Tones Blends Alcohol markers and see what else is available with these new products, check out this post here!