Why Did I Buy This? Blender Pens

Episode 18 of “Why Did I Buy This?” featured the versatile colouring tool: Blender Pens! Blender Pens are not to confused with Stampin’ Blends (the alcohol based marker). They are clear until they are dipped into a pigment and then will give you a water-colour look with the control of a marker. They are one of my longest used products in my studio and I reach for them often.

The thing that makes Blender Pens so spectacular, is literally any pigment you have (think ink pads, watercolor pencils, Stampin’ Write Markers or even Stampin’ Blends), can be used alongside them. It gives you the ability to create markers that you don’t have and is really perfect for very detailed images that require a fine marker tip to get a clean look.

This project is a great example of how the Blender Pen helps to give a controlled colouring experience with a detailed image. It’s also a sneak peek into our August-December 2020 Mini Catalogue (formally known as the “Holiday Catalogue”).

I used a combo of watercolor pencils and Stampin’ Write Markers with the Blender Pens to colour this image.

I love the clean, watercolor look that Blender Pens provide. I also love how they “soften” the colouring so that you can get more muted looks, like the pink on the gnomes cheeks!

Are Blender Pens a staple in your collection? If not, you’ll want to be sure to include them is your “must have” tools!

Be sure to visit Episode 18 for examples on why these are an absolute necessity!

For the month of July, all orders over $60 (before shipping and tax) will be entered into a draw for a colour family of Stampin’ Blends! You’ll also receive a package of the Playing With Patterns Resin Dots when you use the host code 3AMJPVU. Stampin’ Up! is also offering Bonus Days during the month of July! Receive a $6 coupon for every $60 you purchase, redeemable in August!

Here are the products used on this card.  Live in Canada? Click on any item below to be transferred to my online store to shop for these and other Stampin’ Up! products.


Blender Pens





North Pole Wonder Dies



Jet Black Stāzon Ink Pad