January 2021 Technique Blog Hop – Blending Brushes

Jan 21, 2021 | Technique Blog Hop

Welcome to the January 2021 Technique Blog Hop! I’m excited to be a part of this fun collaboration with fellow Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators. This month’s theme is using the new Blending Brushes. Keep reading to see my project below, then make sure to hop over to the other blogs to check out more great projects featuring the Blending Brushes.

Blending Brushes

The Blending Brushes are a new tool in the January-June 2021 Mini Catalog. These brushes can be used in many ways to blend color on your paper projects. For the cards here, I made a masking template to blend color in one section of the card layer.

January 2021 Technique Blog Hop - Blending Brushes – Click through to learn how to make a simple card using the Blending Brushes. | #mackenziemakes #stampinup | www.mackenziemakes.com

To make a masking layer, I die cut a circle from a piece of white cardstock that was the same size as the layer for the card (5-1/4″ x 4″). Hold this masking layer over the card layer and blend the color(s) in the open circle area.

January 2021 Technique Blog Hop - Blending Brushes – Click through to learn how to make a simple card using the Blending Brushes. | #mackenziemakes #stampinup | www.mackenziemakes.com

For the first card, I used the Blending Brushes with Flirty Flamingo and Bumblebee ink.

January 2021 Technique Blog Hop - Blending Brushes – Click through to learn how to make a simple card using the Blending Brushes. | #mackenziemakes #stampinup | www.mackenziemakes.com

On the next card, I used Bumblebee and Balmy Blue.

January 2021 Technique Blog Hop - Blending Brushes – Click through to learn how to make a simple card using the Blending Brushes. | #mackenziemakes #stampinup | www.mackenziemakes.com

For the last card, I used Balmy Blue and Flirty Flamingo.

January 2021 Technique Blog Hop - Blending Brushes – Click through to learn how to make a simple card using the Blending Brushes. | #mackenziemakes #stampinup | www.mackenziemakes.com

When doing the blending, I went diagonally with the colors and blended the two as they reached the middle area. These colors paired very well with each other.

January 2021 Technique Blog Hop - Blending Brushes – Click through to learn how to make a simple card using the Blending Brushes. | #mackenziemakes #stampinup | www.mackenziemakes.com

Once the blending was done, I stamped one of the images from the Enjoy the Moment stamp set with Misty Moonlight ink. It’s stamped along the right side of the layer, with the top of the image overlapping the colored circle. This piece is added to a Misty Moonlight card base.

The sentiment is stamped on a little strip of white cardstock. There is a strip of Misty Moonlight cardstock peeking out from the top and bottom of the sentiment piece. This piece is added to the card front with Dimensionals. I wanted to add some sparkle to the card….but I used up the last of my rhinestones last week and don’t have a new pack yet!

Card 1

Flirty Flamingo and Bumblebee

January 2021 Technique Blog Hop - Blending Brushes – Click through to learn how to make a simple card using the Blending Brushes. | #mackenziemakes #stampinup | www.mackenziemakes.com
January 2021 Technique Blog Hop - Blending Brushes – Click through to learn how to make a simple card using the Blending Brushes. | #mackenziemakes #stampinup | www.mackenziemakes.com

Card 2

Bumblebee and Balmy Blue

January 2021 Technique Blog Hop - Blending Brushes – Click through to learn how to make a simple card using the Blending Brushes. | #mackenziemakes #stampinup | www.mackenziemakes.com
January 2021 Technique Blog Hop - Blending Brushes – Click through to learn how to make a simple card using the Blending Brushes. | #mackenziemakes #stampinup | www.mackenziemakes.com

Card 3

Balmy Blue and Flirty Flamingo

January 2021 Technique Blog Hop - Blending Brushes – Click through to learn how to make a simple card using the Blending Brushes. | #mackenziemakes #stampinup | www.mackenziemakes.com
January 2021 Technique Blog Hop - Blending Brushes – Click through to learn how to make a simple card using the Blending Brushes. | #mackenziemakes #stampinup | www.mackenziemakes.com

Each card has the same inside layer, with a stamped sentiment towards the top.

January 2021 Technique Blog Hop - Blending Brushes – Click through to learn how to make a simple card using the Blending Brushes. | #mackenziemakes #stampinup | www.mackenziemakes.com

Using the Blending Brushes is so much fun! They blend colors so nicely and can add color in a variety of ways. I can’t wait to try out even more techniques with them.

January 2021 Technique Blog Hop - Blending Brushes – Click through to learn how to make a simple card using the Blending Brushes. | #mackenziemakes #stampinup | www.mackenziemakes.com

Thank you for hopping to my site and checking out my project! If you saw something you love, please contact your demonstrator to place an order. If you don’t have a demonstrator, I would love to help you!

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Here’s a list of all the other demos participating in this hop. Check out all of their posts for more great projects.

January 2021 Technique Blog Hop Roll Call

Happy making!

~ Mackenzie

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Hi, I'm Mackenzie! I'm a lover of all things crafty, and an Independent Stampin' Up!® Demonstrator. I'm here to inspire you to make stuff, so let's get making!

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1 Comment

  1. JoAnn Pollock

    Beautiful, I love how you used the blending to highlight the stamp.

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