Easy alcohol marker colouring and blending

Easy alcohol marker colouring and blending

It seems every time I’m hosting a card making class or even just talk to my friends who are crafters, I am always surprised at how scared crafters and card markers are of alcohol markers.  Today I thought I would walk you through my design process when I use Stampin’ Up! Stampin’ Blends.

For those of you who are new to Stampin’ Blends or just starting to build your collection, think of your markers as a lifelong tool.  I buy mine in sets of two (a light & dark shade).  This is so I have a choice of having a nice blend.

Previously I shared with you two-shade blending tips, if you missed it you can read about it HERE.  My project today I am going to show you how I coloured in the butterfly using a three (3) colour blend technique.


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First stamp your image onto cardstock.  Ink and cardstock choices are very important when using Stampin’ Blends.  I use Memento tuxedo Black Ink and Whisper White Cardstock .

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Next I am going to colour in the outline of the butterfly. I always start with the lighter colour first, then move onto darker colours.

I started by using DARK Daffodil Delight Blends in the top and bottom corners next I added the LIGHT Daffodil Delight and blended them together using the circular motion technique.

Next I added LIGHT Pumpkin Pie Blends and then blended it into the LIGHT Daffodil Delight using the flicking technique, and added the DARK Pumpkin Pie blending towards the center of the butterfly.

Lastly I added LIGHT Cherry Cobbler blending using both circular and flicking technique into the Pumpkin Pie area to create a rainbow of colour.

Once I stamped my sentiment, I adhered the front panel to a Cherry Cobbler Card base and my card was complete.

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Stampin’ Blends can be intimidating, but with a little practice you will be colouring everything in no time!


Just a Little Note

Just a Little Note

When I first started card making I wasn’t sold on Patterned Paper.  I thought it was a waste of money and space, plus I could achieve the same look and “wow” with just stamps and ink. That was until I attended my first Stampin’ Up! Convention, where we created a make ‘n’ take project featuring Patterned Paper.  It wasn’t hard at all, in fact it turned my card from “meh’ to “wow, that was easy”.  I’ve never looked back and find myself now hoarding patterned paper instead of using it.

With Sale-a-bration coming to an end I thought I would share a project with you today, featuring the Botanical Butterfly DSP that you can earn free with a $90 purchase before 31 March 2019.

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  • Stamps – Butterfly Gala
  • Ink – Lemon Lime Twist, Grapefruit Grove
  • Paper – Whisper White Thick CS, Botanical Butterfly DSP
  • Other –Butterfly Duet Punch, Gingham Gala Adhesive backed Sequins, paper snips


  • Thick Whisper White  CS – 8-1/4” x 5-7/8” (21 x 15cm) scored and fold at 4-1/8” (10.5cm) to create a cardbase
  • Botanical Butterfly DSP – 5-7/8″ x 4-1/8″ piece (diagonal Stripes), 5-7/8″ x 3-3/4″ piece (Lemon Lime Twist)
  • Whisper White CS – scrap piece


  1. Adhere the diagonal stripe piece of Botanical Butterfly DSP to your card front
  2. Stamp the small butterfly image randomly onto Lemon Lime Twist Botanical Butterfly DSP, and adhere to card front leaving equal borders on left and right sides
  3. Stamp 3 small butterflies to a scrap piece of Lemon Lime Twist Botanical Butterfly DSP and punch out using the Butterfly Duet Punch.
  4. Fussy cut 3 large butterflies from the Botanical Butterfly DSP, center and adhere vertically to your card front
  5. Randomly placed the small punched butterflies to your card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals
  6. Stamp your greeting onto a scrap piece of Whisper White CS with Grapefruit Grove Ink pad, Cut to size and adhere to center butterfly with Stampin’ Dimensionals
  7. Scatter Gingham Gala Adhesive backed sequins to your card front.  You’re done!

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Tricks & Tips

  • Learn how to create a standard card base HERE
  • If you don’t have the Butterfly Duet Punch you can fussy cut your images with a pair of paper snips


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