Wishes Your Way1

It takes sunshine to grow a flower.  This week, over at The Paper Players, Sandy came up with a “Rain or Shine” Theme Challenge.


I decided to go with a Clean and Simple, soft look.  You can barely see the sun’s rays off in the distance, but they’re there.

  • The “sun” from “Kinda Eclectic” is stamped off twice with So Saffron ink (ink up the stamp, stamp once onto a scrap piece of paper, then without inking, stamp a second time onto your card layer).  This gives the stamped image a softer, muted  appearance.
  • The flower stem and sentiment are both from “Butterfly Basics”.  I stamped them in Sahara Sand ink and used my blender pen to color in the image.  I use my Blender Pens often when coloring images.
  • A few sequins give this simple card just a little something extra, and some Stampin’ Dimensionals give it just the right amount of depth.
  • A quick, easy card for a birthday, wedding, engagement, or even a “Thinking of You”.

Wishes Your Way2

Blender Pen Coloring Technique:
  • Before opening your ink pad, gently squeeze it just a bit;
  • When you open it, you’ll have a little ink on the top side of the lid.
  • Pick up the ink from the lid with your Blender Pen and color your image.  You can use a little or a lot of color depending on the look you want. The fine tip of the pen gives good control over the placement of color and the special solution in the pen allows you to blend your color easily.
  • Gently swipe the Blender Pen on a piece of scrap paper until there is no color to clean the tip.
  • Repeat with your new color.

So, stamp a beautiful image, blend a few colors, add a sequin or two and create something pretty.


Stampin’ Up! Products Used:   Card Stock – Whisper White.  Stamp Sets – Kinda Eclectic Clear Mount Stamps and Butterfly Basics Photopolymer Stamps.  Ink – Sahara Sand, So Saffron, Calypso Coral and Pear Pizzazz.  Embellishments – Metallics Sequins Assortment.  Tools – Stampin Dimensionals and Blender Pens.

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