Thursday, April 14, 2022

Brewed for You - Just Blend It OSAT Blog Hop

 By the title of this post you would think that we are going to learn how to make some craft beer today!  Well, we will not be making beer - but I will be using the new Brewed for You and my Blending Brushes to make some fun cards for you friends and family that enjoy a cold beer.

So these beers were finally crafted by using several different ink colors blended together to show you one of the many ways we can use blending as a technique -  which is what this month's One Stamp at a Time blog hop is all about.

We are a group of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators, here to show you some great examples of how we have used blending to create some cards and 3D items.  The links to other talented demonstrator's creations will be at the end of my post.  

I created two cards and a gift card holder using a new set that will be available on May 1st. with a beer theme.  I was excited about this set because all of the men in my family are really into craft beers.  Going to a local brewery and tasting a flight of crafted beers is a fun night out for all of us.

The first card with the 4 tasting glasses is very typical of how we sample the new offerings, they are usually smaller 4 or 5 once glasses of several different brews. 
For all of these cards - I took Bumble Bee Ink and Pale Papaya Ink and used my blending brushes to create the beer color for a lighter beer. ( which is what I usually stick to!)  Then to make a stronger - IPA or Stout beer - I blended in some Cinnamon Cider Ink and some Soft Suede Ink.  After I got the color I liked, I took my Spritzer and sprayed a tiny bit of water on the blended colors, then dabbed off any tiny little water spots still on the paper with a paper towel.  This creates a little bubble effect in which a freshly poured beer may have.

For the beer flight tasting glasses - everything was done with die cuts from the Brewed Dies.  The paper is Early Espresso, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake and Basic White cardstock (in which I colored with my Blending Brushes).  The DSP is the upcoming catalog as well, it is called He's The Man - it is 12 X12 with 12 sheets of 2 each of 5 double sided designs and then 2 sheet of die-cut punch out designs that coordinate with several of the more masculine stamp sets being offered in the new annual catalog.

The sentiment is from the Nothing's Better Than Stamp Set which is carrying over to this next catalog.  The die I used is from Ornate Frames - which sadly is not being carried over :(

The second card features the beer mugs and the growler.

Again, the beer, the sentiment tag, the growler and the foam are all blended colors to achieve that beer look!  I used Basic White card stock - for the foam I used Grey Granite and for the Growler I used Cinnamon Cider and Soft Suede inks.  These mugs were stamped twice - once in the white card stock and once on my beer blended paper, then die cut and layered over each other. This sentiment comes with the Brewed for You set.  
 The round die cut behind the growler will be available in the next catalog as well - in the He's All that Bundle.  Same Bundle that coordinates with the DSP I used on these cards.
The 3D item I made this month is a gift card holder.  This is perfect for where I live, anytime any of the guys in our neighborhood lend a hand with a project - they are always paid back in either a gift card for the local brewery or a 6 pack of beer - so I think this stamp set is going to get a lot of use!

The base of this gift card is one  piece of cardstock 4 1/4" X 5 1/2"  - I used Crumb Cake here
DSP  piece 4" X 5 1/4" - again I used a new DSP from the upcoming catalog, He's The Man DSP

The next layer is a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock that measures 4 1/4" X 8 3/4" that is scored at 3 1/4" and 6 1/2".  After  I applied the coordinating DSP to the shortest flap that will be folded up to make the gift card pocket - I punched a thumb grab for the gift card.  I placed a piece of the blended cardstock on the inside of the pocket before I glued down the sides of the pocket that forms the gift card holder.
I added the coordinating DSP to the inside top flap and the Thank You sentiment I used is from the Plentiful Plants Stamp set that is also going forward in the next catalog.  I used the same circle die I used on the second card on some blended "beer paper" and stamped it with the Oh, Ale Yes! in Early Espresso Ink and adhered it to my little gift card pocket. 

For the front flap of the card holder I blended the beer and the growler on white card stock and stamped them with black ink and die cut the pieces.  This sentiment comes with the Brewed for You set and I used the Stitched Rectangle die and popped it up with Dimensionals.  This whole card holder trifold was then adhered to the middle of the card base.  

 I hope you enjoyed my blended Beers!!  

Now it is on to see what everyone else has created:

Ann @ Corner of Plaid and Paisley
Ann @ Corner of Plaid and Paisley

In the past few years my interests have grown from fabric to paper and now to dishes too! I just love prints, polkadots, plaids and paisleys- hence the blog name.


  1. Absolutely fabulous!! This is such a great set and I love your blending of colours to create the variety of ales. Great work x

  2. These are WONDERFUL masculine cards, Ann! They're perfect! I love how you blended the colors together, too. I LOVE them all!


  3. These are all wonderful! Thank you for sharing specifically how you created those colors.