So I think I finally get how to use the blender pens with the Stampin' Pastels and boy do they make it nice! Can I just say how much I love the Stampin' Pastels?! You get all 48 of the Stampin' Up! colors plus black, white and gray for only $24.95! It is such an affordable way to get a bunch of colors.
You could use this super cute hippo card for a baby shower (just use blue instead of pink and it works for boys too) or a baby's birthday or just anytime you want to congratulate someone! I love the embossed diamond lines (I used the raised side, but stay posted for a way to use the card with the lines indented for a faux tile look) and the darker pink circles, which I just used some VersaMark on extra of the base pink paper and punched out with my hole puncher. The VersaMark is also one of my favorite things out of the Stampin' Up! catalog, not only do I love what it does but it is priced to sell at only $7.50. I haven't seen it for under $9 at the local craft stores.Close up of the hippo detail. Isn't she so cute?!?!
Here you can see the texture of the card.