Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Blending

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Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
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USE YOUR FAVORITE TECHNIQUE and/or PRODUCT

What is YOUR favorite technique ? Do you like to stencil, paper piece, splatter,watercolor and what is your favorite product ? Do you like sequins, twine, ribbons, charms, die cuts ? We would love to know a few of your favorite things !
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For this weeks challenge I've decided to showcase my favourite technique of Blending using ranger products although its not one I excel at but I give a good try.
I do like stamping and embossing in white embossing powder now that I've discovered Bright White from WOW which does a proper white.
So I stamped and embossed the Fir branch from Simon Says Stamp Holly Berries and then used the Ranger Mini Round Ink Blending Tool. I brought this one to see if it was easier than the rectangle one. For me not really but I didn't get as many random marks I was making with the rectangle so I do prefer it.
What I like about this technique it reminds me of the colouring books that you used water and painbrush on and magically a picture appeared.
When I was happy with my blending trying not to be to heavy handed, then I stuck it onto the navy card. Now I wanted something to sit on my branches so I grabbed the Bird I cut off his curl on the previous Crazy Birds card. But I didn't colour him in conventional way, I used the blending tools but I did stamp two birds so I cut out the eyes and beak to add to the blended body.
Using Stazon I stamped the bird on my background so it would work on the embossed white and this also meant I cut the body of the bird and layered it on top of the stamped one. I think this bird could be heavily involved in my Christmas card making this year.


I thought I'll make another card I'll try not to waffle on, this time I blended round the edges of my card and then stamped the holly from the same stamp set as above. I needed some decent size Holly to cut out so I found some on the Penny Black Forest Friend just the right size but I was all blended out and used some Copic Pens to colour the leaves and some large red pearls out of my stash.
To finish I used the Simon Says Stamp Christmas Blessings die which I'm not sure I've actually used yet and I cut it twice and layered it so it really stands out.

So now it's YOUR turn.  Happy Crafting
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30 comments:

  1. Oh My! I LOve your CAS design Debby.
    Brilliant colours and the embossing powder? I will have to take a look at.
    One cute bird too!
    Chrissyx

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  2. I love both of these beautiful CAS cards Debby and the ink blending is wonderful! I love that crazy bird on the first and the holly and large sentiment work perfectly. I love the red pearls you have used for holly berries - so pretty! x

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  3. These are equally brilliant Debby...fabulous blending too!! xx

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  4. Very pretty cards, Debby! I really love the blending on that first one!

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  5. I loooooooove this bird and what a novel way to colour him.

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  6. Love how you used this cute Ranger birdie into a Christmas card! Totally FAB, Debby!

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  7. It looks great hun, the blended background is lovely and I'd never thought of using these birdies for Christmas! The other card is lovely too :) xxx

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  8. Gorgeous cards Debby :-) I love the crazy robin!! what a fabulous idea and the white embossing and ink blending are fabulous!
    Love the Christmas Blessings too, very stylish and classy :-)

    luv
    Lols x x x

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  9. Wahoo Debbie - this is fabulous!! I'm waiting for my Birds to arrive - they taking a looooong time to fly their journey though, sigh.

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  10. Fabulous cards Debby, brilliant blending and such a fun Crazy Bird.
    Pauline
    x

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  11. I love the embossed branches and blending Debby and that bird is fabulous..fabulous sentiment die too..I really need to go shopping..

    luv CHRISSYxx

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  12. I love this one Debby, your white embossed fir branch is beautifully and fantastically blended background for the cute crazy bird. Your Christmas Blessing die is stunning, a beautiful background and gorgeous holly and berries!!

    hugs
    Heather xx

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  13. These are gorgeous Debby, your blending looks fabulous and I love your designs.
    hugs Sue xx

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  14. What a gorgeous sponged background, Debby ... fabulous with that sweet Crazy Bird! Thanks for your visit and sweet words! Anita :)

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  15. LOVE!! Both cards are gorgeous!! I can't get enough of those cute birdies :)

    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  16. Fabulous cards Debby. Love the robin one x

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  17. Any card using the Bird Crazy set is a winner! Love that set. Both of your cards are fabulous!

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  18. These are both fabulous Debby!!
    Kevin xx

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  19. Two perfect cards! You are an EXPERT blender! Love that bird. Wouldn't have thought of him for Christmas cards, but he truly makes the card.

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  20. Two really gorgeous creations Debbie.
    Hugs
    Cathy
    xxxx

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  21. Both are fab Debbie...... but the top has to be my favourite........ and I can see I'm going to have to buy these birds sooner or later!

    Hugs
    Christine x

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  22. I love the simple design you used with that wacky bird, Debby, and your Christmas card is quite refreshing at this time of year!

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  23. I love the simple design you used with that wacky bird, Debby, and your Christmas card is quite refreshing at this time of year!

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  24. These are gorgeous Debby, LOVE your colouring on the robin :)

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  25. Beautiful cards Debby! Love that bird!! Too cute!!

    hugs...

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  26. hello Debby! soooo luv this bird...I am gonna have to have those...lol...super sweet design! hope you have a fabulous week!

    sparkle & shine *~*

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  27. hello Debby! soooo luv this bird...I am gonna have to have those...lol...super sweet design! hope you have a fabulous week!

    sparkle & shine *~*

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  28. Such a great idea to get some Christmas cards created at this time of year! I love the ink blending you did - the effect is wonderful on both cards! Thanks so much for sharing and inspiring!

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  29. This is so beautiful. I love the blended background; it turned out perfectly. TFS. Daria

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Debby