A Coloring Difference: Stampin’ Blends Series Week 1

Stampin’ Blends is one of my very favorite tools Stampin’ UP! offers.

I often get questions like this:

“Why do I need Stampin’ Blends when I have Stampin Write Markers?”

“Are Stampin’ Blends better than Stampin’ Write Markers?”

“What is the difference between Stampin’ Blends & Stampin’ Write Markers?”

“What is the difference between Stampin’ Blends & Copic Markers?”

I have decided to do a month long series on Stampin’ Blends.  By the end of June ALL of your questions regarding these markers will be answered and you will also learn a few tips and tricks on using them.

Stampin’ Blends are a very wise investment for anyone that enjoys coloring, but maybe doesn’t have the time or energy to learn advanced alcohol marker coloring.  However I will have resources for you if you have a desire to learn advanced stuff.

Today I want to share a few pieces of info and I have a video that goes over all the stuff I’ve listed below.  But in case you aren’t a video fan, you’ll have it all written out for you here.


+ Stampin’ Blends are alcohol based markers, which lend to blending for shading and creating beautiful colored projects

+ Stampin Write Markers are water based and do not color smooth or blend well but are fantastic for watercolor projects, coloring small areas a solid color and other fun techniques

+ Stampin’ Blends should only be used with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink or any of the color inks Stampin’ UP! offers for no line coloring

+ Stampin’ Write Markers need to be used with Staz On Ink, a pigment based ink that won’t bleed when coloring

+ Stampin’ Blends can be purchased in a pair, light and dark combo, or individually

+ Stampin’ Blends DO NOT have refills.  When the marker runs dry you must purchase a replacement, this is why their price point is substantially lower than other markers on the market

+ Stampin’ Write Markers can be refilled using Stampin’ UP!’s ink refills

+ Stampin’ UP! has created fantastic storage options for the Stampin Blends (as seen in the photo on this page)



Here are all the Stampin’ Blends and the Stampin’ Blends Storage.  Click on any of the images to purchase them in my online store.

If you want to download and print all the blends info below you can do that by clicking StampinBlends.

5 thoughts on “A Coloring Difference: Stampin’ Blends Series Week 1”

  1. Wendy, I need the new catalog. The new things look so great. You have my address. I will pay for it, since I haven’t ordered anything recently, but I love so many things that are new. Thanks.

  2. Thanks for explaining the difference. I can see I’m going to need to invest in some Stamping Blends as the results are much smoother. My question is can I use the Memento ink for both the markers and the blends? Will the Stazon bleed with the blends? ???? LOL, looking forward to learning more about the inks.

  3. I’m excited you are offering this, Wendy! I have a customer who used a Blends to ink up her (my) stamp. It really didn’t hurt the stamp, but now she doesn’t want to use them. I told her they are just for coloring but I want to help her learn how to do that and I think your tutorials will help me teach her. Thank you.


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