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Color Fusers Blog Hop September 2020

 

This month's color challenge using Queen Anne's Lace stamp set

 

 

It's Color Fuser time!  The first Monday of each month, the Color Fusers hop with a fun color challenge.  I hope you hop along with us today to see how we each used today's colors.

 

 

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I chose to make a simple card using the Queen Anne's Lace stamp set, but spruced it up with all kinds of shimmer and shine!

 

 

Balmy Blue glimmer paper, blue gems, and Wink of Stella pair up for all kinds of shimmer!

 

 

This stamp set has a nice focal piece, and some perfect sentiments.  I really like the mixed fonts included.

 

 

QUEEN ANNE'S LACE PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET (ENGLISH)

 

 

The Balmy Blue Glimmer Paper in the August-December 2020 Mini Catalog is just amazing!  It is sooo shimmery, and makes a great layer piece.  It anchors the color on this project.  A little Wink of Stella helped carry that shimmer, and the adhesive-backed Blue Gems provide the perfect subtle accent.

 

 

 

A sprinkle of color was added by flicking the brush tip of the Melon Mambo Stampin' Write Marker on the marker lid.

 

 

Flicking ink using the cap of the marker is a great way to add a bit of color.

 

 

To create this card:

  • apply a Balmy Blue watercolor wash on Fluid 100 watercolor paper, and allow to dry
  • cut a 3 7/8" x 5 1/8" piece of Balmy Blue Glimmer Paper
  • cut a 4 1/4" x 11" piece of Thick Whisper White cardstock, score at 5 1/2"

Trim the watercolor paper down to 3 3/4" x 5".  Stamp the floral outline in Night of Navy, stamped off once.  Stamp inside of flower in Balmy Blue ink, stamped off once.  Stamp sentiment in lower corner in Balmy Blue ink.  Using the Melon Mambo Stampin' Write Marker, flick the brush tip on the cap to splatter color over the flowers.  Layer the watercolor paper onto the glimmer paper, then adhere to card front with dimensionals.  Add Wink of Stella accents to the flowers.  Tie a bow in Snowflake Splendour ribbon, and adhere to floral stems with a glue dot.  Embellish with Blue Gems as desired.

 

 

Stampin' Tip:  The new Water Painters from the Annual catalog are amazing!  The set of 3 includes a wide tip brush, which works awesome for applying a watercolor wash to a bigger surface.  When I say a wide brush, I mean just that!  No streaks or hard lines to blend with this gem.  They are a must for sure!

 

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I hope you enjoyed seeing the Queen Anne's Lace stamp set today.  It made this card come together in a snap!

 

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Color Fusers Blog Hop July 2020

Color Fusers July 2020 using the Beautiful World bundle.

 

 

Thank you for joining us today for another Color Fusers Blog Hop.  Each month we bring a color challenge to you by creating a card using the same colors.  Visit the whole team to see some awesome projects in a fun color combination.

 

 

Color Fusers July Color Challenge:  Calypso Coral, Coastal Cabana, Pacific Point

 

This month I chose to create using he World of Beauty stamp set and coordinating World Map dies.  What a fun set!  Since the color combination creates an unexpected look for the theme of these stamps and dies, I pulled in extra fun with polka dots and bows.

 

I created the background by sponging ink onto a polka dot Basic Patterns Decorative Masks.

 

 

Add interest by using masks to create detailed background layers.

 

 

The sentiment was cut with a die from the Tasteful Labels die set.  I have used this set on so many of my projects lately, and it has fallen into the 'must have' category.  It has quickly become my favorite label set of all time for good reason!  With so many different shapes and sizes, it works for just about every single project.  Plus, there is beautiful stitching and decorative edges on each die, adding just the right amount of detail.

 

 

The Tasteful Labels dies are perfect for just about every project!

 

And it was fun creating detail to the continents with Shimmery Crystal Effects.

 

 

Shimmery Crystal Effects creates fun accents!

 

The World Map die set has a cool embossing die included.  Look at the detail on the banner layered under the sentiment.  Isn't that cool?

 

 

The World Map dies in the Beautiful World Bundle have some really neat specialty dies!

 

To create this card:

  • Cut a 4 1/4" x 11" Shimmery White cardstock base, scored at 5 1/2"
  • Cut a 3 3/4" x 5" background layer in Coastal Cabana
  • Cut a 3 5/8" x 4 7/8" Shimmery White cardstock front layer
  • Cut a 1" x 3 1/2" strip of Coastal Cabana for an accent piece
  • Cut a 1/2" x 2 3/4" strip of Pacific Point for an accent piece

Sponge polka dots onto shimmery white layer in Calypso Coral ink, using a Basic Patterns mask.  Adhere to Coastal Cabana layer then to card front with dimensionals.  Stamp globe in Coastal Cabana ink and the sentiment and globe stand in Pacific Point ink, all on Shimmery White cardstock.  Die cut.  Emboss the strip of Coastal Cabana cardstock with the calligraphy die from the World Map die set.  Layer the Pacific Point and Coastal Cabana strips, and adhere behind sentiment.  Adhere this to card front with dimensionals.  Adhere globe and globe stand to card front using dimensionals.  Color Basic Pearls with Blends marker, and embellish card as desired.  Add Shimmery Crystal Effects to continents or other areas of the card as desired.  Color white ribbon in Light Calypso Coral Blends marker, tie a bow, and adhere to card front.

 

 

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I hope you have enjoyed todays project!  Now hop along with the rest of the Color Fusers team to see more amazing projects in today's color challenge!

 

 

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Ornate Garden You're Amazing

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If you are like me, you love a sneak peek of something new.  And today's post is just that!

 

 

The 2020-2021 Stampin' Up! Annual catalog launch is coming soon, and Stampin' Up! is sharing a gorgeous new product suite from this catalog!

 

 

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Let me introduce you to the beauty of this suite!  The incredible detailed dies in both bundles, Ornate Style bundle and Ornate Thanks bundle.

 

 

 

 

 

Lovely Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Paper with gold foil accents.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Today's card is simpler than it seems.  It shows the fun Ornate Floral embossing folder and the lovely Ornate Thanks stamp set, which uses one of my most favorite fonts ever!  This stamp set is perfect for creating custom sentiments!  Who doesn't love the opportunity to color with Stampin' Blends markers!  The large floral spray from the Ornate Style stamp set is perfect for that.  I spruced it up a bit with a little fussy cutting to add a fun design element.

 

 

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To create this card:

  • Cut a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" Melon Mambo card base, score at 4 1/4" and fold
  • Cut a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" Melon Mambo cardstock layer and emboss with the Ornate Floral embossing folder
  • Cut a 3 3/4" x 4 1/2" Thick Whisper White cardstock layer to stamp the floral spray
  • Cut a 1/2" x 2 1/2" piece of Whisper White cardstock for the sentiment
  • Cut a 3 7/8" x 3 1/4" layer of Gold Glimmer paper

 

Adhere embossed layer to card front.  Stamp floral spray in black Memento ink on thick white cardstock.  Color with Stampin' Blends.  Fussy cut along the top to create design interest.  I added a score line across this layer 1 1/2" from the top, from the edge just to the stamped image, to guide where I cut.  After cutting, layer glimmer paper behind white layer, and adhere to card front with dimensionals.  Add a ribbon bow and gilded gems as desired.  Stamp sentiment in Melon Mambo ink on white strip.  Banner cut left edge, and add to card front.

 

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Color Fusers Blog Hop March 2020

March 2020 Color Fusers using Parisian Blossoms stamp set, Cherry Blossom dies, and the Parisian Flourish Embossing Folder

 

It's color time!  Welcome to the March 2020 Color Fusers Blog Hop.  

 

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I love when I am given a color challenge using colors I would never put together on my own - like Mint Macaron and Pear Pizzazz.  But I love how this project turned out using them together!

 

 

 

The floral blossoms in the Forever Blossoms stamp set worked perfectly to use all the colors well, and I love how the pop of color from the Garden Lane designer paper in Mint Macaron pulls it all together.

 

 

 

The Parisian Flourish embossing folder creates a gorgeous background!

 

This amazing background was created using the Parisian Flourish embossing folder.  I can't stop using it, it's just gorgeous!  You can see last month's project with this embossing folder here, and another with several products from the Parisian Blossoms product suite, which includes this embossing folder and stamp/die set on today's project, here.

 

 

The coloring is quick and easy with a watercolor wash on the flowers and stems, which adds just enough color.  And, although the floral spray looks great straight up,  I love the additional dimension added using the individual blossom and bud stamps and dies included in this set.

 

 

Just enough color and dimension thanks to a great stamp/die bundle and a little watercolor wash!

 

 

To create this card:

  • cut a Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock card base 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", and score at 4 1/4"
  • cut a Very Vanilla layer 3 5/8" x 4 7/8" and emboss with Parisian Flourish embossing folder
  • cut a piece of designer paper 3 3/4" x 5" for layering
  • cut a strip of Very Vanilla 3" x 1/2" for the sentiment

Adhere embossed layer to designer paper at an angle, and adhere to card front with dimensional.  Stamp the floral spray, 2 blossoms, and 1 bud in Soft Suede ink.  Color the flowers with Mint Macaron and the stems and leaves with a Pear Pizzaz watercolor wash using an Aqua Painter.  Die cut and adhere to card front.  Stamp sentiment in Soft Suede ink on vanilla Cardstock, and adhere to card front over a ribbon cluster.  Embellish as desired with Mint Macaron rhinestones from the Holiday Rhinestone collection.

 

 

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Now hop along with the rest of the Color Fusers Team!  Next up is Nicolle Bellesimo, or you may go back to Melissa Kerman.

 

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Color Fusers Blog Hop October 2019

The Stargazing stamp set from the 2019-2020 Annual catalog paired with Black Foil sheets and Grapefruit Grove, Terracotta Tile, and Cajun Craze ink.

 

Welcome to another Color Fusers blog hop, I am glad you are joining us!

 

CF October 2019

 

This month's color challenge felt like fall to me, and includes Grapefruit Grove, Terracotta Tile, Cajun Craze, and Black.

 

I was very tempted to dive into a fall project.  But I resisted, and instead, I reached for a stamp set from the Annual catalog I had not yet used, called Stargazing.  The sentiments in it are just lovely! 

 

 

And as we move into the Thanksgiving season, I have so much to be thankful for!  This card will be perfect to share a note with my family, or a friend, to tell them how grateful I am to have them in my life! 

 

 

The Black foil sheets are so beautiful #147898.

 

 

I chose to bring the black in by using the beautiful Black foil sheets as a background layer.  And Shimmer Black embossing powder?  Yes, please!!  It is so hard to appreciate in the photo, but it is simply gorgeous in person.

 

 

 

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To create this card:

  • cut a Terracotta Tile card base 4 1/4" x 11" and score at 5 1/2"
  • cut a front layer of black foil 4" x 5" and die cut the scalloped side edge
  • cut a Whisper White top layer with the 3 3/8" x 4 7/8" stitched rectangle die

 

 

Stamp the swirl in Grapefruit Grove on the Whisper White layer.  Stamp off once before stamping to soften the color.  Add stars in Terracotta Tile and Cajun Craze ink.  Heat emboss the sentiment and some random stars in the background in Shimmer Black embossing powder.  Die cut the sentiment with the stitched square die before adding to the card front with dimensionals.  Finish it all off with a few punched black foil stars.

 

Stampin' Tip:  To create interest to your background, vary the intensity of your color.  This is especially effective on a background when repeatedly stamping the same, or multiple images.  An easy way to get this effect is to stamp your image on a piece of scrap paper before stamping your project.  

 

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Here are all the participants in the Color Fusers blog hop!

 

Tami Hewitt

Jo Anne Hewins

Barb Mullikin

Sarah Wills

Bonnie ONeill

Nicolle Belesimo

Melanie Hockin (You are here)

Melissa Kerman

Kelly Acheson

 

 

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Season of Thanks with Come To Gather and a Blog Hop

The Come To Gather product suite has a stamp/die bundle, gorgeous designer paper, beautiful ribbon, and fun veneer elements!

 

Hello and welcome to our mini blog hop! 

 

I know you will enjoy the amazing projects being shared with you today!

 

I love the Come To Gather product suite.  It includes this lovely stamp set, and coordinating dies, as well as gorgeous papers, ribbons, and fun veneer elements.

 

 

 

For my card today, I paired Mint Macaron ink with the amazing Delicata Celestial Copper ink.  This ink is beautiful.  It is --the-- best metallic ink I have ever used!  It is so shimmery and just lovely!

 

 

The Delicata ink comes in Copper, Gold, and Silver.
  

 

To create this card:

  • cut a thick very vanilla card base 4 1/4" x 11", score at 5 12"
  • cut a designer paper layer 3 3/4" x 5"
  • cut a very vanilla layer 3 5/8" x 4 7/8"
  • cut a very vanilla strip 1" x 2 1/2"

 

Randomly stamp the large maple leaf in Mint Macaron ink on the vanilla layer, and add copper dots.  Double stamp the maple leaf on a vanilla scrap in Mint Macaron ink, than copper ink.  Die cut and crumple.  Layer some Copper Trim on the back before adhering to the card front.  Double stamp the small pumpkins in Pretty Peacock ink, than copper ink, before die cutting.  Arrange the crumpled leaf, small pumpkins and sentiment on the card front.  Add Holiday Rhinestone Jewels for the finishing touch.

 

 

Layering ribbon or trim behind an element is a great way to add interest to your project.

 

 

Stampin' Tip:  Add ribbon, twine, or other trim behind an element to add dimension and interest to your project.

 

 

I hope you have enjoyed seeing the Gather Together stamp set and Gathered Leaves dies from the Come To Gather suite of products.   

 

Next up is Cindee Wilkinson, and she never disappoints.  

Or go back to see Patty Bennett's amazing project.

And don't forget to check out Kurstan Del Rosario's fun project.

 

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