When I first start experimenting with Stampin’ Blends on a stamped image, I pull the markers I think I’ll use (at least those that aren’t packed for camp!) and create a palette, like this:
As you can guess, this was specifically for the pumpkins in this image. I didn’t want them to all be the same, so this helped direct my coloring and shading. (Sometimes I continue the palette with new colors creating by blending two or more.) This birthday card for our oldest grandson was the result of my first effort:
Funny, after I saw the markers lined up like that, I noticed that Stampin’ Up! changed the label a bit for the new markers in the Holiday Catalog!
In three weeks I’ll have the next seasonal catalog in hand. How I hope there will be even more Stampin’ Blends colors!