I have been playing around with one of the Hostess sets from the Annual Catalogue “Bloom with Hope”. It is a large set with 11 stamps, floral themed with both birthday and sympathy greetings. For some reason, I am a little bit fixated on green flowers lately …. weird, I know .. flowers are not typically green. It could have something to do with the fact that I have limited sets of Blendabilities (Stampin’ Up! alcohol marker pens), or it could just be that I am not very typical!
I have coloured the feature flower with the Old Olive set of Blendabilities (3 markers), stamped with Memento Ink on Whisper White card stock. Really just experimenting with these new markers. They actually do blend quite well. I have also used the colour lifter to bring out some highlights. Once I had finished the card and mounted the feature flower with dimensionals, it looked a little “flat”, so I added some Crystal Effects to the centre of the flower.
As this was a monochromatic card, I have an Old Olive layer over an Old Olive card base, if you add some shadow to the edges of the layer with Crumb Cake ink and then lift it with dimensionals, it really gives that layer a subtle definition even though it is the same colour. My favourite linen thread and some neutral candy dots and this card is done!
You can only purchase this set with Hostess Dollars …. which is a fantastic $50 value if you have a $300 or more order (and this set is only $30 for clear mount so you will have dollars left over to spend). The best way to achieve this is to have a get together with friends and host a workshop. It’s fun, creative, free and you get free product based on sales. Let me know if you are interested.
Can’t hold a workshop? Why not gang together with friends to place an order and split the hostess rewards between you. Just grab a hostess code off me and go shopping! 🙂
Old Olive Blendabilties Markers – Set 3