Totally Techniques Blog Hop – Blending Brushes

Welcome to the Totally Techniques Blog Hop! I’m Lynsay Mahon from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Each month our team chooses a technique to feature and shares project ideas using it! It is fun to be inspired from crafters around the world, so be sure to hop along with the team.

This month our team chose Blending Brushes as a technique! I’m head over heals for this new tool to Stampin’ Up! It makes for flawless, even blending!

One of the things I love about this tool, is how easy it is to overlap colours in a way that the transition is blended well!

On this card, I used the Blending Brushes to create the rainbow background. I have found the best way to get even blending is to use the Stamparatus platform as a base. You can tap off the ink before blending it on the paper, ensuring you get even colour laid down. When you need more colour, you can grab the excess from the platform, making less waste of ink!

I made the raised paint swatches by using Shimmery Crystal Effects mixed with Ink Refill and painted onto Basic White Cardstock. Then I used the Beautiful Brushstrokes Dies to cut out the pieces and adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

This sentiment is so me! I need my sleep, so I can relate to wanting to be home by 9:00!

Be sure to follow along with the rest of the Totally Techniques Team. You can find the list of blogs by clicking on the blue button:

Totally Techniques Blog Hop

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Enjoy these projects! Have fun crafting!

Current February 2021 Host Code: 29JRF3J7

During the months of January and February, Stampin’ Up! holds it’s biggest sale of the year: SALEABRATION! With every $60 (before shipping and tax) that you purchase, you get to choose a free exclusive reward! You can view the rewards here.

My February class is “I Like to Move It!” Receive pre-cut supplies for 5 cards featuring cards that spin, wiggle and shake. Receive the class free with a $60 order (before shipping & tax) using the host code 29JRF3J7. Be sure to have your order in by Feb. 21 to receive your supplies by the end of February. Orders of $60 will also receive a free Saleabration reward of your choice until the end of February!

These cards can be made with basic adhesive supplies like:

If you need these items you can find them on my online store and include them in your $60 order.

If your order reaches $100 (before shipping and tax), using the host code 29JRF3J7 and you’ll also receive a set of the Opal Rounds Embellishments with your order as a thank you for ordering!

All online orders will receive a BONUS tutorial from me by the end of February including project instructions for OVER 10 additional projects!

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Product List – Live in Canada?  Click on the links below to shop for these and other Stampin’ Up! products.

Brushed Blooms Bundle



Blending Brushes





Shimmery Crystal Effects



Matte Black Dots