Kick Up Yer Heels for Stampin’ Up! Blendabilities!


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Yippee Kayay!  I have a feminine and flirty cowgirl card for you today.  I even sponged the edges of my layers with Crumb Cake ink for a rustic touch!


The inspiration for my layout was this week’s Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge (MOJO353).


  • I did a little “surgery” with my craft & rubber scissors to separate the boot from the “kick up yer heels” sentiment on the stamp.  Having two stamps opens the door for more versatility.

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  • Not just skin deep!  My Blendabilites Markers in the Skin Tone Assortment (6) colors were used to color the boot.  The edges were rimmed with Natural and the balance of “white space” was shaded and blended with Blush.
  • Here are two helpful videos on how to get beautiful results with Blendabilities Markers.  My 7 Rules of Blendabilities or Stampin’ Up!’s Blendabilities Basic Techniques.

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  • The sweet row of hearts were cropped with the Stampin’ Up! Hearts Border Punch.
  • Stars, hearts, circles!  The Stampin’ Up! 2013-2015 In Color Sequins shout “giddyap” on this cowgirl card!



Blendabilities are alcohol based markers made for blending and shading. They are designed to use with the Memento Ink Pad. Acid free, lignin free. 3 markers (light, medium, dark) per assortment except for the Skin Tone Assortment which includes 6 markers.

In addition, the following accessories are available:

  • Memento Ink Pad $5.95 – Use with Stampin? Blendabilities Markers. Tuxedo Black. Acid free.  This is my “go to” black ink for ALL projects.
  • Memento Ink Refill $4.95 – Refill: 0.5 fl. oz.
  • Color Lifter  – Soften ink saturation by lifting color from paper. 1 lifter.

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  1. I perform surgery on my stamps too! I love to unlock the possibilities that way. Super job on this one! 🙂

  2. Yee-haw, Mary…this is awesome. What a wonderful car with your “sassy” boot. Great colors and design elements.

  3. Great card, Mary! I think this is the first time I’ve seen the heart border punch in action and it is nicer than I thought! Love the colors you picked too. 🙂 Thanks for all your inspiration!

  4. Carol Carriveau

    How wonderful…love that you added the little star and pearl! I really need to order this neutrals set…amazing colors…and your card is beautifully done!

  5. Love, Love, Love this card!!!!! OMG… it is my favorite card I have seen in a long time! I bought this set when it was first released, and have done several things with it, but WOW!!!

  6. I cant tell you how much I appreciate your comments today! Love the idea for a prelude to the country concert, Debbie.

  7. This was a fun card to make . . . I dont play with vintage touches but a little sponging is easy! Love your feedback!

  8. Well, what a fantastic card, so pretty!! that little boot looks amazing with the awesome Mojo Monday sketch framing it!!! Love the gradation of color you gave the boot with the Blendabilities Markers.
    I’ve done some ”surgery” on a few stamp sets myself Mary, this really gives you the freedom to use them on other cards as well.
    Thanks for sharing.

  9. Mary, this is SO STINKIN’ adorable! I love your choice of using the Skin Tone BLENDABILITIES for the boot. Your “boot”
    looks awesome, you have got the “blending” DOWN! BEAUTIFUL! ~ ~ ~ The “sponging” on the edges fits the card theme so well. I’m making a few of these today to send to send to a few friends who are going to a Country Concert in a few weeks!

    It’s so CUTE, I want to grab it right out of my screen! ha! Your creative ability to put combinations together never ceases to amaze me.

    Happy Monday! Yee Haw!

  10. Adorable card! Love how you separated the sentiment so it would be more versatile.

  11. Mary Lou Glick

    What a cute card, Mary!

  12. It was good to see that set being used again. Thanks !

  13. Well “giddyap” Mary and call me “IN LOVE”! Fabulous Job with your coloring….and my favorite….the inked edges. WELL DONE FRIEND!

  14. WOOOOHOOO I’m back to placing a comment to you !!!!!!
    Hugs ,hugs
    F ,

  15. Oooo, pretty MsMary love the whole card , and your hearts punch ,
    Good job ,
    Hugs frenchie

  16. This is so cute. I like the Crisp cantaloupe colour combo with the crumb cake. The blendabilites markers are amazing. Can’t wait to try them out.

  17. Nancy Farrell

    Oh Mary, this is so cute. Love everything about it. The colors are great. Just put that “heart border” on my wish list. Looks fantastic.

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