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Color Fusers Blog Hop May 2019

Jar of Love stamp set and Everyday Jars dies in Night of Navy, Pear Pizzazz, and Grapefruit Grove.

 

Welcome back!  We are hopping with the Color Fusers today.  Join us the first Monday of each month as we create using the same color palate. 

 

Color Fusers May 2019: Night of Navy, Pear Pizzazz and Grapefruit Grove

 

The color challenge this month was a tough one for me!  Flowers seemed easy.  Now, I know there are not many blue flowers, but all flowers can be blue in my world.  How would you put these colors together?

 

I chose one of my favorite retiring products, the Jar of Love stamp set with the coordinating Everyday Jars dies.  These will go away when the current Annual catalog retires on June 3rd, or while supplies last.   Yup - I said it! They are going away people!  Yikes!  

 

I love all the little bits included in this set.  It's so much more than flowers, like I used today.

 

How would you fill your jar (or not)? 

Leave me a comment telling me what you would make!

 

To recreate my card:

  • Cut a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" Whisper White card base and score at 4 1/4"
  • Cut a 4" x 5 1/4" Whisper White layer
  • Cut a 4 1/8" x 2 3/4" piece of Grapefruit Grove designer paper
  • Cut a large stitched rectangle from Whisper White cardstock

 

I started by stamping multiple flowers in Night of Navy ink, stamping off once to decrease the intensity of the flowers.   The water in the jar was made with a Night of Navy watercolor wash on vellum cardstock. The Faceted Dots make perfect flower centers, and to finish it off, I had to add a little shimmer by coloring the flowers with Wink of Stella.

 

Add some Wink of Stella for a little shimmer.

 

You won't want to miss out on the Jar of Love set!  Visit my store today and get it before it's gone!  It will make me fill my jar with s ! Click on any of the products listed below to take you there, and don't forget to let me know what you would make!

 

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Thanks for hopping with us today!  Next up is Bonnie.  She is sure to have a great project for you!


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Color Fusers Blog Hop April 2019

Ombre embossing paste background card

 

Hello again!  We are hopping with the Color Fusers today.  Join us the first Monday of each month as we create using the same color palate.  This month feels like spring!

 

Color Fusers April 2019:  Melon Mambo, Mango Melody, Pineapple Punch, Very Vanilla

 

I thought these colors would work great to create an ombre background, so I am sharing a fun technique using Embossing Paste.  It's so easy to use, and can add huge wow factor!

 

Beautiful shimmery ombre embossing paste background

 

To create this card:

  • Cut a piece of Melon Mambo cardstock 4 1/4" x 11" and score at 5 1/2"
  • Cut a piece of Mango Melody cardstock 3 5/8" x 4 7/8"
  • Cut a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock 3 1/2" x 4 3/4"

 

First, I created the ombre background on Very Vanilla cardstock.  While it dried, I stamped the sentiment, which is from the Waterfront stamp set, in Melon Mambo ink on a 2" vanilla circle and added some layers for interest.  A little gold thread (-LOVE- this stuff) and Pineapple Punch ribbon behind it worked perfectly to help it all pop.  I added a Mango Melody layer behind the ombre background before adhering it to the card base, than attached the sentiment with some dimensionals.  Finally, I finished it off with a few gold sequins.

 

Let's talk embossing paste! 

 

Have you worked with it before?  It is such a fun product and really is easy to use!  It comes in plain White, Shimmery White, and gorgeous Silver.  I used Shimmery White for this project.  It is beautiful

 

For the embossing paste design, I used a stencil.  The Pattern Party Decorative Masks set contains 4 cool stencil patterns.  Here are some of the other designs I created at the same time.  I will save these to make more cards.

 

Ombre backgrounds using Pattern Party Decorative Masks

 

And here is how I created the ombre background.

 

How to make an ombre background using Embossing Paste

 

See how easy?  Why don't you try it!  All the supplies can be purchased in my online store, head on over and grab them now!  Click on any of the products below to take you there.  And while you are there, check out the new Storage by Stampin' Up! products which are launching today!  Use the host code below when placing your order, and receive a gift from me!Use this April 2019 host code with your order and receive a gift from me!

Thanks for stopping by!  The next stop is Bonnie O'Neill, and she is sure to have something you want to see!

 

Go to Bonnie O'Neill

Or head back to Paola Phillips.

Go back to Paola Phillips

And in case you get lost along the way, here are all the stops on the hop.

Melissa Kerman

Tami Hewlett

Jo Anne Hewins

Paola Phillips

Melanie Hockin (you are here)

Bonnie O'Neill

Kelly Acheson

Barb Mullikin

Sarah Wills