Blended Peaceful Petals…

HaPpY Fourth of July!

Now today’s card using the Blendability Pens is done on Whisper White cardstock as opposed to the post yesterday where I used watercolor paper.  Certainly the effect of the paper change is evident, but I like the differences in both.  Just a matter of choice.  Here’s the Peaceful Petals card…


The sentiment I used today (a lot of times I leave the sentiment off until I’m ready to use the card) leaves the occasion open to just about anything.  It’s from Endless Birthday Wishes which sold out immediately (because of all the script sentiments I think), but is now back in stock.  It’s a photopolymer stamp and not included in the catalog.  The product # is 137553 if you’d like to own it.

The Blendability Pens were used on this card and I tried a couple of different things.  Working on my videos for you and lots of samples.  Promise they are on the way.  I have found the Color Lifter to be really useful in lightening areas after coloring.  I’m still playing around with that, but thought I’d mention it in case you are ordering your pens which are now available.  You can click on the “Shop Now” star in the top right corner and have yours delivered right to your door!

Here is the Stuff ‘N Digits for this card…


  • Paper:  Basic Black and Whisper White cardstock.  Gold Soiree DSP
  • Ink:  Memento Black
  • Stamps:  Endless Birthday Wishes and Peaceful Petals
  • Tools and Embellishments:  Linen Thread, Pearls, Envelope Liner Framelit, Crystal Effects, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter and Blendability Pens


  • Basic Black cardstock 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
  • Gold Soiree DSP is 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″
  • Black layer is 3 5/8″ x 4 5/8″
  • Whisper White layer is 3 1/2″ x 4 1/2″
  • After coloring with Blendability Pens and adding sentiment, add Linen Thread, add Crystal Effects to lightest coloring on flower petals and dust with  Dazzling Diamonds Glitter
  • Attach this layer with dimensionals to card front.
  • The inside of the card coordinates with the card front as does the lined envelope for the finishing touches.

There is so much new product in my studio and it’s been the most amazing and fun week playing (ahem…working) with it all.  Getting ready for classes next week and convention the week after.  I love my job!

Here’s my “B-ism” for you today…”My brain has too many tabs open!”

My brain may be taxed to the limit, but my fingers are inky and I’m HaPpY!



    • You are going to absolutely love them, Barbara. The go on paper like butter and blend so well. We will definitely be using them next Monday. Are you bringing your friend from Canada with you?…B

    • Good morning Billie. My friend, Sharon, doesn’t arrive until August 8th so she will be attending the August workshop on the 11th.

      Re July 14th. I can’t confirm my attendance yet as I am going to Memphis on the 15th to support our daughter as she writes her U.S. citizen exams. I am either going with her or going to be with her four children for two days. As soon as plans are definite I will let you know.

      Summer is wonderful with all of our family around but I am anxious to get back to “art” activity.

      Barbara.. (your check is in the mail & I will be placing a July order)

    • I know how you feel about getting back to your art…my schedule this summer has been and will be chaotic, too. Good luck to your daughter! I bet you have some interesting view on the border issues in the news lately.

      Hope you do get to come on the 14th. Do you want me to send the kits home for you?…B

    • Hi Billie…just hoping you received my message last evening saying that I will be attending your class on Monday, July 14th. Looking forward to seeing you.


    • Oh Goodness! I’m so glad you are coming…did not get message. Did you email or text? Doesn’t matter…see you Monday!