Friday 27 April 2018

Beautiful Day - Blends Vs Stampin Write Markers

Hi Crafters!

On Friday 20 April, I held a class with the Beautiful Day stamp set & Versamark ink. We made four cards each in the class, each using a different technique with Versamark & then I also made a bunch of samples showing all the different colouring techniques with the different products we have available from Stampin' Up!

We are so lucky to have such beautiful & versatile products! I've used all the different colouring tools as well as the different cardstocks. So get ready for a bunch of butterfly cards! I may have been a bit biased towards using the butterfly for my samples haha! I've also used the same layout & similar colours so you can really see the difference between the Blends & Stampin' Write Markers. I have Silver Heat Embossed the butterfly & stamped the sentiment in Basic Black.

This first card is using the Stained Glass Technique, colouring with Stampin' Write Markers in Dapper Denim, Island Indigo, Bermuda Bay & Emerald Envy. I have actually already blogged this card for the Stamping for Autism Blog Hop, but I wanted to show it here as well, compared with the Blends.

The main differences I found using the two colouring tools on Vellum, was that the Markers tend to streak more, but you can colour over once it's dry, adding depth of colour & also fixing some of the streaking. Whereas, the Blends tend to pool on the outer edge, don't streak & you can't colour over to add more depth.

Secondly, another Stained Glass card (you colour on the back of the vellum so it's softened when you turn it over the right way & see the colour through the vellum). This time I have used the Stampin' Blends in Night of Navy, Bermuda Bay & Pool Party.

This last card is using Glossy White cardstock & coloured with the Blends. I had already stamped this piece with Tranquil Tide & found it interesting that the ink stayed in place when I coloured over it with the Blends. I have used Night of Navy, Bermuda Bay & Pool Party. The Blends were a lot more vibrant on the Glossy White than on the Vellum. Blends are available again at the end of May (they sold out due to being exceptionally popular).

The Blends & Markers are both available in smaller packs at cheaper price points, I have listed the Collections to give you an idea of how many colours you can get xx 

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you for sharing this comparison with us crafters Jessie a really interesting way of comparing the different medium on different card stock etc.