Blendabilities Markers – Blended Bloom Video Tutorial

Stampin Up Blended Bloom Stamp Set - BrandysCardsToday’s Video Tutorial features the Stampin’ Up! Blended Bloom Stamp set and the NEW Blendabilities Alcohol Markers.

The Blendabilities will be available the end of June or possibly the first of July.   Its so exciting because these are the first alcohol markers to be added to our fantastic line of products. Yay!

What is an alcohol marker? Great question!

An alcohol marker is alcohol base meaning the ink is suspended in alcohol instead of water.  This allows you to apply color to your card stock smoothly with no streaky lines.

These markers are color fast so that your color doesn’t fade.  You’ll also notice that you get a more vibrant and intense color.


Blended Bloom-21. Cut a 4-1/4″ x 11″ piece of Strawberry Slush Cardstock and fold it in half. This is your base.

2. Use the Big Shot and the Decorative Dots embossing folder to create the textured decorative dots.

3. Cut a 4-1/4 x 5-1/2″ piece of Coastal Cabana Cardstock and hand tear it at 4-1/4″.

Tip: I like to tear the paper towards myself and use my finger to guide the tear.  I want it to look like an intentional tear or distress.

4. Cut 4-1/4″ x 5″ piece of Whisper White Cardstock and hand tear it at a 3-3/4″ and layer it on top of your Coastal Cabana Cardstock.

5. Next I added a bit of Baked Brown Sugar Thick Bakers Twine.


1. Using a Memento Ink pad and stamp your image on scrap paper.

2. I started outlining three or four petals with the darkest Coastal Cabana. Tip: For best results be sure you are stamping on Stampin’ Up! Whisper White cardstock.

Tip: – Coastal Cabana (Item #131000 – $11.95) comes with three markers: Light Coastal Cabana, Medium Coastal Cabana and Dark Coastal Cabana.

3. I then used my medium Coastal Cabana and started to blend over the darker color.Tip. I used a circular motion to blend. You want to keep blending until the lines disappear the flower appears seamless.

4. Finally, I color with the light Coastal Cabana to do my final blending.

Tip: I love the Blendabitilies tips. They are made of Nylon which means they don’t fray. Woo Hoo!

5. Continue to do the remainder of the petals until your finished coloring and blending.

6. Punch a 1-1/4″ scallop circle for the center of your flower.

7. Using the Stampin’ Up! Starburst Sayings Stamp set and Strawberry Slush to stamp your greeting.

Tip: Cut the image out with the coordinating Starburst Framelits!

The Blendabilities alcohol markers will be available late June 2014!!!

Blendabilities Color Families Sets:

Cherry Cobbler   (Item #130995 – $11.95)
Coastal Cabana  (Item #131000 – $11.95)
Daffodil Delight   (Item #130998 – $11.95)
Old Olive   (Item #130999 – $11.95)
Pumpkin Pie  (Item #130997 – $11.95)
Rich Razzleberry  (Item #131003 – $11.95)
Skin Tone Assortment (Item #129370 – $22.95)

Additional Blendabilities products:

Memento Ink Pad (Item #132708 – $5.95)
Memento Ink Refill (Item #133456 – $4.95)
Color Lifter  (Item #129369 – $4.95)

Items Needed Include:

Coastal Cabana Blendabilities, 1-1/4″ Circle Scallop Punch, Starburst Staying Stamp Set, Starburst Framelits, Baked Brown Sugar Thick Bakers Twine, Strawberry Slush Cardstock, Coastal Cabana Cardstock, Whisper White Cardstock, Memento Ink Pad and Blended Bloom Stamp Set.

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Blendabilities Alcohol Markers Holder by Spectrum noir – CLICK HERE!

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58 Responses to Blendabilities Markers – Blended Bloom Video Tutorial

  1. Renee H. June 17, 2014 at 8:27 am #

    Hi Brandy

    i just loved that tutorial on the blended blooms using the blendability markers. You made it look super easy and quite fun! Looking forward to trying it!

    • Brandy Cox July 2, 2014 at 12:35 pm #

      Thank you Renee,
      I appreciate that!
      You are so kind, I would love to see your project if you would like to share it.
      I love what I do and it really inspires me when someone takes the time to leave me a comment as you do.
      Thanks again,
      Have a great day!

  2. Linda Mac Arthur June 16, 2014 at 3:11 pm #

    Hi Brandy! I so enjoy your utube videos. I am also a demonstrator and Love the Blendabilities.
    One question…are the spiral bound catalogs available through Stampin Up! …my catalogs fall apart due to a lot of use 😉 Keep those video’s coming and Thank you!

    • Brandy Cox July 2, 2014 at 12:26 pm #

      Hey Linda,
      Thank you for reaching out to me and for subscribing to Brandys Cards.
      The spiral bound catalogs are done by my local staples store, it cost me about $5.00 to have it done.
      I’m sure you can get it done at any local office supply store like Staples or Office Max.
      Thanks again for stopping by and please come and visit again.
      Take care,

  3. Nancy A. June 10, 2014 at 3:21 am #

    I love these new pens. I have been a coloring fool since I got them. Where did you get your black trays that hold your markers? Please share in email if you do not want to post here. Love your ideas and enthusiasm. A fellow demo. Stamping hugs

  4. Lisa June 9, 2014 at 9:21 pm #

    Hi Brandy! Beautiful Card, I am trying to get the Blendabilities figured out also and yes I LOVE THEM also..I have a question, where did you get the trays that you have your Blendabilities stored in? That looks like a definite MUST HAVE!! Thanks!

  5. Margene Carpenter June 9, 2014 at 9:29 am #

    I can’t wait to get some of these markers. Where did you get the flat case?

  6. Cathy June 8, 2014 at 2:46 pm #

    Thanks for sharing the new markers. They look great. I love to color. Looking forward to getting them. Thanks again.

    • Brandy Cox June 11, 2014 at 2:54 pm #

      Hi Cathy,

      Thank you for the kind words. I am so excited to know that you are enjoying my projects and tutorials. Yay!!!! I hope you give my projects a try and let me know how it goes. I love what I do and I really love sharing my gift with anyone that wants to create.

      I would welcome the opportunity to help you get started with Stampin Up, It only takes 3 things to get started stamping, card stock, ink and a stamp.
      If you will send me your mailing address I will gladly send you out the new fabulous Stampin Up catalog with all the latest products. Once you receive it take a look at it and let me know if I can help you in placing an order. I have a card gallery that you are welcome to visit to give you more inspiration and tutorials that have the products used and item numbers for your convenience at,

      Be sure to let me know if you have any questions. I’m happy to help and would love the opportunity to earn your business.

      When your ready there are a couple of ways in which you can place an order. Click on the link below for more details.

      Thanks again for stopping by and for subscribing to BrandysCards. I sincerely appreciate you giving me the opportunity to earn your business. Thank You!

      Have a great afternoon!



      Annual Catalogs –

      Holiday Carryover List – (Online Ordering)

  7. Pattie S June 8, 2014 at 8:45 am #

    Yes, I’m curious too. Where did you find the storage trays?

  8. SandraLynn June 8, 2014 at 1:13 am #

    Brandy……Luv luv the blendabilities; the coastal cabana you demonstrated was gorgeous. Can’t wait to get these and start playing.

    • Brandy Cox June 11, 2014 at 3:04 pm #

      Thank you Sandra-Lynn,

      I really love them and are excited that Stampin Up will be releasing them at the end of the month and I hope they will continue to add more colors. They are really fabulous and so easy to use. I love the brush tip for feathering and the fine tip end for detailing, they really are fabulous.

      Thanks again for contacting me and leaving me a kind word I appreciate it so much.
      If you need anything at please do not hesitate to contact me.

      Have a great day!


  9. Joyce Prescott June 7, 2014 at 10:15 pm #

    Love the video. Couldn’t help but notice the pretty earrings you are wearing. As a jewelry maker I am always looking for new ideas.

  10. Randee S June 7, 2014 at 8:52 pm #

    Enjoyed your video, Brandy. Love your card and the colors you used. Thanks for sharing.

  11. Elizabeth June 7, 2014 at 6:21 pm #


    Where did you get the holders for your Blendability pens? They are nicely organized. Great card………..

  12. Patti Hauck June 7, 2014 at 6:00 pm #

    Brandy such a beautiful card! Absolutely, love the blendabilities can’t wait till they are available.
    Also, love the new catalog. I am so hooked!! Thank you for sharing…. Patti

  13. Cynthia Simpson June 7, 2014 at 2:15 pm #

    Hi Brandy

    Loved your video. Beautiful, Beautiful flower!!!

    I was wondering what are those black trays that you had the blendabilities in and where can you get some?

  14. Cherie June 7, 2014 at 11:55 am #

    I look forward to all your videos! Really nice cards. I also noticed the tray you kept your blendabilities. Where did you purchased it?

  15. Jackie June 7, 2014 at 10:21 am #

    I think they are spectrum noir marker trays.. I searched marker storage … They are 4.95 per tray (12 markers) or sold in sets!! Might have to get them!!!

  16. June 7, 2014 at 12:05 am #

    Brandy, thank you so much for all your videos. I’m addicted. Lol. I watch them with my earphones while hubby is watching boxing. Lol. This is one of my favorites for sure. The Blendabilities are amazing. It looks so easy.

    • Brandy Cox June 11, 2014 at 4:07 pm #

      Hi Sherilynn,

      You are a hoot! That is funny! I’m glad you are enjoying my video’s. Yah!!!

      The Blendabilities are truly amazing and easy to use. I think when your ready to order them you will really love how easy they are to use and the results you get from them. They will be available for purchase at the end of June firs of July if you need any assistance please do not hesitate to contact me.

      Thanks for being the best part of BrandysCards.


  17. Barbara Jones June 6, 2014 at 8:48 pm #

    Hi Brandy, I just love the Blendabilty, can’t wait till the end of June to get some

  18. Carolina F. June 6, 2014 at 7:19 pm #

    What an Amazing Card…. Love it! Thank you for showing this video about the new markers. Love the color combination you used, and the new bakers twine look fantastic on the card I need to order some.

  19. Teresa Kidd June 6, 2014 at 6:57 pm #

    Hi Brandy,
    This is the most beautiful cards you have ever made and I think they are all very beautiful!
    When you put them side by side they compliment it each other beautifully. Thank you so for
    sharing your talent/ministry.



  20. Laura Williamson June 6, 2014 at 2:08 pm #

    Beautiful card, I been wanting to try coloring but the pens were too much for me. Thanks these are more affordable. I can’t wait
    for the pens. Thanks for sharing. :} :} :}

  21. Ellen Williamson June 6, 2014 at 2:02 pm #

    Hi Brandy, I have used alcohol markers before and they are awesome so imagine how excited I was when I saw the Stampin Up was going to offer them. You said when they are used up you can buy new ones, but aren’t they refillable? And here is a tip for you’ when you open them use your two thumbs to pop the top off. When you pull the top off you risk bending your tip, I felt awkward at first opening them, but now I really find it much easier. Another thing I do is stamp my image and emboss it, then I color it and I have even used my pens on glitter paper, wait until you do that. Can you tell I’m excited??

  22. Rita June 6, 2014 at 1:33 pm #

    What are the trays you have your blendabilities in? Can you tell us where to purchase them? Love your card.

  23. theresa cooper June 6, 2014 at 1:32 pm #

    Brandy this really looks fun!!!!

  24. Debra Post June 6, 2014 at 12:59 pm #

    Love the markers and the final look they give the card! Great video. I am excited to try these when they come available. I will be waiting to see more. Thanks Brandy, you always get me inspired to do more.

  25. Marla June 6, 2014 at 12:42 pm #

    Hi Brandy, I so enjoy your tutorials and what a lovely card. It looks like you could feel each little petal. Oh boy, another stamp I will just have to have. Enjoy your weekend!!!! 🙂

    • Brandy Cox June 11, 2014 at 3:56 pm #

      Hi Marla,

      you are so fantastic!

      Thank you for the kind comment I appreciate it greatly.

      I love the markers and I really enjoyed that stamp it is fun to color and I have lots more ideas for it.

      Let me know if I can help you in any way I appreciate your business and I’m greatful for the opportunity to earn your business.

      Have a great day!


  26. Dina V June 6, 2014 at 12:15 pm #

    I can’t wait to try these! Love the card and you make me think I can actually do this! 🙂 Thanks for the tips. Have a great day!

    • Brandy Cox June 11, 2014 at 3:50 pm #

      Hi Dina,

      Most definitely you can do it!
      I am not an artist by any means I just sit down try it and you get to see through my video’s what comes from me just jumping in and doing it.

      I really appreciate you contacting me and being the best part of BrandysCards.

      If you ever need any help please do not hesitate to contact me.

      Have a great afternoon!


  27. Darlene Poulin June 6, 2014 at 12:13 pm #

    Hi Brandy:
    As always, I am a huge fan of your video tutorials. Can you tell me where you got the storage tray for the new markers?

  28. Pearlene June 6, 2014 at 12:12 pm #

    You are amazing and such a pleasure to watch your videos. The new pleasantries are to use watercolor but these are awesome.

    • Pearlene June 7, 2014 at 11:38 am #

      The new markers are wonderful

    • Brandy Cox June 11, 2014 at 3:45 pm #

      Thanks Pearlene,

      I appreciate you leaving me such a kind word and I love to share my gift of card making because of people like you.

      Thanks again and have a great day!


  29. Iris Davis June 6, 2014 at 12:07 pm #

    Hi Brandy, excellent video tutorial. Love the colors and the card is so pretty especially when you tear the paper just gives it that WOW factor!

  30. Yvonne Cormier June 6, 2014 at 12:01 pm #

    Hey there Brandy! Wow! Can’t wait to order them all from you!! Love your video, always inspirational and lifting. Thank you for sharing your wonderful talent with us. You are one special sunshine lady! Have a great one, Yvonne 🙂

    • Brandy Cox June 11, 2014 at 3:42 pm #

      Thank you Yvonne,

      It warms my heart to know that you are enjoying my video’s.
      Thanks so much for being the best part of


  31. Debbie June 6, 2014 at 11:49 am #

    I love these cards 🙂 you did an awesome job coloring the flowers. Thank you for sharing. I love your videos.

  32. Emmy June 6, 2014 at 11:35 am #

    Where did you get the storage tray? LOVE the card!!!

  33. Debbie Reed June 6, 2014 at 11:32 am #

    I love the blendabilities video and love the cute cards. You are amazing. I will be saving to buy these new markers. Thanks for the beautiful card tutorial.

  34. Judy June 6, 2014 at 11:31 am #

    Loved your video on the blendability markers. Where did you get the storage tray for your markers?

  35. Margene Carpenter June 6, 2014 at 8:15 am #

    I enjoyed this video. Thanks for the storage tip! I also like the storage tray you have all you’re markers in. I’m excited to use these markers! Also, the card design is awesome!!

  36. Donna Zammit June 6, 2014 at 7:55 am #

    Hi Brandy, thanks for showing and sharing your blendabilty knowledge. I can’t wait until they are available in Australia and have a play with them myself using the knowledge and know how you have shared with us. I noticed your blendabilities are stored in some cute little trays. Are they available in the catalog? Have a great weekend. Cheers Donna Z 🙂

  37. Janna June 6, 2014 at 4:33 am #

    Brandy, I think this is one of my favourite cards of yours!