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One Card 3 Ways

 One Card 3 Ways - How to Use Blender Brushes

Pull out those Blender Brushes and get ready to ink them up! Or even better, pull out all those backgrounds you created that you didn’t like! I’ll show you how to spice them up into something you’ll love and how to do one card 3 ways.

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Everyday Cards

Magnolia Blessings – An Easter Card

Hello Prismacolor Pencils
Oh, how I have missed Prismacoloring. I literally have not had one in my hands for a decade. Copics seemed to have overtaken the coloring world way back when then I found a love for watercoloring. So it was really nice to visit my old friends that bring me so much joy. 
I will list all the supplies I used down below. 
This took me about 3 hours to color. I only know this because I sat at my workspace and watched 2 movies during the process. Prismacoloring is not a fast process by any stretch of the means. It takes time to apply the color, blend, apply more color, blend some more, then add even more color, and blend if needed. I find it very relaxing and the end result is more than gratifying for the effort. In order to blend the Prismacolors, the best results occur when using “Blending Stumps” & “Gamsol”. 
I would be more than happy to do a tutorial if enough people are interested. 
Let me know in the comments below. 
I stamped the image on 2 different pieces of cardstock the exact same size with Antique Linen Oxide Ink. I used the Stamparatus to achieve the exact same position on both pieces of cardstock. Then I used the Stitched Rectangle Dies to create a frame to cut out of one of the pieces I stamped on. This allowed perfect positioning of the magnolia leaves to layer over top of the first piece of cardstock I stamped on. I colored the entire image in the background first. Then I carefully laid the frame on top and colored it to match the leaves. I was extremely careful to match the blends, shades, and veining. I wanted the frame to flow on top naturally. Or perhaps even make it appear that it was cut from the image below. In the end, I used foam strips behind the frame for dimension.

I absolutely LOVE how it turned out. Someone very special to me will be getting this for Easter this year.

QUESTION: Do you still Prismacolor? Let me know in the comments below if you do! 
Happy Stampin’ (or coloring in this case lol)
**Supply List**

Non-Stampin’ Up! Products 
Prismacolor Pencils: Pink Rose, Raspberry, Pale Sage, Kelp Green, Marine Green, Yellow Orche and Sienna Brown.
Antique Linen Oxide Ink
Misc Irredescent Sequins
Blending Stumps – https://amzn.to/2uLoO8o

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Everyday Cards

TWO Challenges ONE Card!

Inspiration is EVERYWHERE!!

I came across a bunch of blogs last night, actually, I came across a LIST of Blogs that post challenges. I sifted through them and wrote down some that I wanted to play along with. To challenge myself just a little more, I decided to incorporate TWO challenges into one card. You don’t have to do this, you can just do one, or more if you like. But, be sure to check the rules of each blog on combining challenges *wink*
The two that I choose for my card are as follows;
For this challenge, you have to create something for someone you love, or love themed. 
This one is a color challenge. The colors are shown in the photo.
While I’m not one for mixing a lot of colored papers together, I am certainly one for mixing colors for backgrounds. I knew right away that is what I was going to do, create a background using those colors!
In fact, you can watch me make the card in the video below!
I really had a lot of fun with this card! In the beginning, I struggled with the colors mixing and turning a grey-purple (I wasn’t a fan of that) But, in the end, it all worked out and I’m so pleased with the final result!
I hope my creation inspires you to play along as well. Check the links above for the deadlines. 
Let me know if you play along too. I would love to see what you create =)
Happy Stampin’!
**Supply List**


**I also used a PAPER PUMPKIN STAMP SET on the card**
(Something for Everything – December Kit)
For more info on Paper Pumpkin CLICK HERE
**Non-Stampin’ Up! Supplies**Scotch Blue Tape https://amzn.to/2u0A1SiT-Square Ruler https://amzn.to/2Sa5TvQ

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