house-card

This is a fun card we did at Stampers Club earlier this month. Arlene, who was host for the month (which means she got all the free goodies LOL), needed some new home / moving cards – so this one fit the bill. It uses the hostess set Life’s Adventure which has a nuymber of images in it to celebrate different events, and is fun to colour – so that’s what we did! We used the Blendablities on this card. This one wasn’t so much about shading and tricky stuff, it was just to experience the alcohol based markers and how fun they are to use. I love that you don’t get any streaks in the coloured images, and they do blend nicely (there’s a teeny bit of shading going on, but again, nothing too dramatic). I have Copic markers as well (I’ve done a certification course in them way back when) and the one advantage I will note to the Stampin’ Blendabilities markers is the no-thought process involved. I think that’s why I enjoy SU products so much – there’s a lot of coordination and they really do work to make it easy. In this case, each colour set includes 3 shades – a light one, a medium one and a dark one. So you can use the light one as a main colour and use the other 1-2 to add shading and depth. With Copics, it can sometimes be a bit of a trick to figure out which ones work really well together (well, at least for me LOL!!).

I figured it was also appropriate to post this card today as the sale of my house is official today! We are in the new home (new to us, and just up the street from our old place!), but still in the midst of renovations…but I do see the light at the end of the construction tunnel….I think…

If you are local to Burlington, please consider attending my upcoming Blendabilities class on Wednesday, September 24 at 7pm. Your $50 class fee includes TWO sets of Blendabilities in your choice of colour plus instructions and supplies to create 4 projects using your new markers. Since the fee includes product, you must register and pay for this class by September 10th. Late registrations will be accepted up to September 18th if space allows, but will be subject to a $25 surcharge to cover express shipping in order for product to arrive in time for class. See my Events page HERE. You can register & pay via PayPal on the Events page, or you can contact me directly to register.

 

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