Thursday, July 24, 2014

New Use for Project Life Stampin' Up! pens!

   Hi everyone!  Things are slowly getting back to normal around here!  Two months of company sure threw things in a tizzy around here, but I wouldn't have it any other way!  Today I'm posting some pictures that made a huge impression on me at Demonstrator Theater at Stampin' Up! Convention 2014.  I was totally mesmerized watching just how stinking easy this is, and then how stunning it turns out!
   It's our Blended Bloom stamp #135906, $11.95, and our Project Life Stampin' Up! journaling pens, #135304, $4.95 for two. 
    The top technique uses the 01 pen, and you just create lines that criss cross to create the thatched look.  The second technique uses the 01 for the inside lines, and basically you start from the bottom of the petal, and "flick" your pen upwards toward the center.  Repeat from the top of the petal, flicking downwards.  Using the 05 pen, add heavier lines where desired, and voila'!  Stunning! 
    The bottom technique is like the ever popular zentangle!  Basically, just fill in each petal with any desired pattern or shape!  Add a little of the lightest blendability Smoky Slate around the outside to give the bloom some depth, mount and you have an extra-special one-of-a-kind card for a dear friend or relative!
    I hope you give this a try with some of our other stamps as well!  I've been playing, so be on the lookout for some of my own projects using this technique!  Happy Stamping!  Toodles!

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