I am soooooo sad to report that Stampin Up has discontinued the Blendabilities due to quality issues. If you already have them, then you are one of the lucky ones. I wish I had ordered more. I love them but unfortunately there was a quality issue with the manufacturer and Stampin Up had no choice but to discontinue them for the time being. Read more below from Stampin Up.
BLENDABILITIES UPDATE: There have been continued quality issues with the Blendabilities Markers product line. Due to the nature of the defect (see below), Stampin’ Up! has concluded that difficulties, dissatisfaction, and product returns will only become more widespread. The manufacturer is unable to correct the problem in a manner that Stampin’ Up! is certain would meet their high quality standards and provide them with a stable, long-term solution. Therefore, after a great deal of deliberation and in order to prevent further disappointment, the Blendabilities product line has been discontinued.
BLENDABILITIES Q & A
Q: Will the Tuxedo Black Memento Pad (item #132708) and the Tuxedo Black Memento Pad Refill (item #133456) still be available for purchase?
A: Yes. These items will continue to be available for purchase. The Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad is my FAVORITE every day black ink. So happy!
Q: What are the quality problems with this product?
A: When the tip is welded to the barrel, the welding process can leave microscopic (invisible) holes in the marker tip. This leads to accelerated evaporation of the alcohol in the ink.
Q: Are all Blendabilities markers defective?
A: No. Most Blendabilities markers work as intended and I personally haven’t experienced the drying issue but am aware of it from customers and fellow demonstrators.
Q: What if I have Blendabilities markers that are defective? If you ordered them through me, please email me for assistance. If not, please contact the demonstrator you ordered them through.
Here is a great quick and easy technique to do with the Blendabilities markers….watch and see!
Here is another tutorial for using the Blendabilities with the gorgeous set Pleasant Poppies.
Here is another quick video from Stampin Up that shows how to use the Color Lifter to take color off of an image. You can use it to take color off when you make a mistake or if you just want to highlight an area.
Here is another quick video tutorial for coloring with the Blendabilities. They are so easy to use. It is almost impossible to mess up when you use them . There is no right or wrong way. Just play with them until you like the results.