Bloomin’ Birthday

Today’s Quick & Easy Card is Bloomin’ Birthday using Birthday Blooms stamp set and Stampin’ Blends. These new alcohol based markers make tonal colouring so easy, even I could do it. As I’ve said many a time, I failed colouring in at school and really didn’t like it much but these Stampin’ Blends make it a pleasure. They also make for a very quick and easy card for Bloomin’ Birthday.

Bloomin' Birthday

If you decide to download and use the tutorial, an I sincerely hope you do, please make sure you read all the instructions before proceeding. Use the photos in this blog post for a guide. There’s no right or wrong way to use Stampin’ Blends. I’ve described the way I do it. After using Stampin’ Blends for a short time, you’ll develop your own method. I’m actually doing a free course in colouring at Kit and Clowder which has helped me understand a lot about light and tones that I never knew before. Here’s a closer look at the flower:

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The small pink dots were made using another image stamp from the Birthday Blooms stamp set. I used Powder Pink ink to stamp them. Can you see the variety of tones you can produce. I must say this only took me about 10 minutes to colour and I felt very relaxed after it.

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Just a tip on adding the Mini Sequin Trim – I add it when I first tie the first part of the knot, then slip it back on itself when I tie the bow part of the knot. Hope that makes sense. That way you have it all coming out towards the front and it’s secure.

You can download a copy of the tutorial HERE.

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