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Color Fusers Blog Hop August 2019

August Color Fusers: Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay, Pretty Peacock, Blackberry Bliss

 

Welcome!  Thanks for joining us today on the Color Fusers Blog Hop.  You are probably joining me today from Jo Anne Hewins, where she had another beautiful project!  Today's color combination provides contrast, with the rich color of Blackberry Bliss and the softer color of Coastal Cabana, and a little in between.

 

Color Fusers Blog Hop August 2019:  Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay, Pretty Peacock, Blackberry Bliss

 

 

I have not played with the Follow Your Art Suite nearly enough since it debuted in the Annual catalog this year, so I thought this would be a fun color scheme to use it with.  It is a really fun product grouping, and is all about us crafters.  I especially love the coordinating Arts & Crafts die set.  There are fun little accessories and great coordinating pieces.  It also includes an adorable embellishment kit, which includes perfect little heart charms.

 

 

 

 

The Follow Your Art Designer Paper follows the theme perfectly and couldn't be cuter!  There is even paper with hot glue guns on it!  Seriously!  Check it out!

 

 

 

 

The stamp to create a fancy ribbon bobbin from the It Starts With Art stamp set worked perfectly to create this filigree frame for my sentiment.  Isn't it beautiful?

 

 

Use the bobbin stamp to create a gorgeous filigree frame for your sentiment.

 

I used the coordinating Arts & Crafts Dies to cut out watercolor pencils and some cute accessory pieces, like the paper clip ( yes -- a paper paper clip!  So cute!) and the pretty stitched lace strip, which I love.

 

 

The coordinating Arts & Crafts die set cuts out markers, pencils, buttons, and even a paper clip!

 

To create this card:

  • Cut a 4 1/4" x 11" piece of Blackberry Bliss cardstock and score at 5 1/2"
  • Cut a 3 3/4" x 5" piece of Pretty Peacock cardstock
  • Cut a 3 5/8" x 4 7/8" piece of Bermuda Bay cardstock
  • Cut a 3 1/2" x 4 3/4" piece of Follow Your Art designer paper
  • Cut a 3/4" x 3 1/2" strip of Pretty Peacock, cut banner ends on both sides

 

 

I embossed the Bermuda Bay layer with the Eyelet Lace embossing folder before layering it between the Pretty Peacock cardstock and Follow Your Art designer paper.  Stamp the colored pencils in Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay, Pretty Peacock, and Blackberry Bliss before die cutting.  I tied the pencils together with Blackberry Bliss twine from the Tags & More Accessory Kit (I separated the Blackberry Bliss from the white portion) and included an adorable charm from the Follow Your Art embellishment kit.  Die cut a Blackberry Bliss lace strip and a Coastal Cabana paper clip to layer with the sentiment.  To create the sentiment piece, stamp one side of the bobbin stamp in Bermuda Bay ink repeatedly around the circle to create a filigree frame, than stamp the sentiment in Blackberry Bliss ink.

 

 

Isn't the Follow Your Art bundle adorable?  And it could not be easier to get the whole product suite! 

 

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Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed the project today!  Next up is Nicole Belesimo.

 

 

Next up is Nicole Belesimo

 

Or you can go back to see Jo Anne Hewins.

 

 

Go back to Jo Anne Hewins

 

 

 


A Daisy Lane Catalog CASE

Daisy Lane and Stitched Label dies combine for a beautiful card!

There are so many gorgeous projects in the Annual catalog, and this one is no exception!  I CASED this with a couple changes to make it my own, but I love the depth to this card! 

 

What does it mean to CASE? 

Copy And Share Everything. 

 

The texture added by the burlap designer paper, and the crumpled Garden Green cardstock is perfect!

 

Using designer paper and crumpled cardstock are two ways to add texture to your project.

 

This strip was stamped with the fern from the Daisy Lane stamp set in Garden Green ink before crumpling.  (I have been having a lot of fun recently with this set. I also used it last week on this card).

 

 

It also uses one of my favorite die sets, the Stitched Label dies.  I know, I have a lot of favorites, but I can't help myself!

 

 

 

 

The designer series paper is from the Pressed Petals collection.  The fronts are beautiful florals, and the backs are perfect layering prints, including this burlap.

 

 

 

 

To create this card:

  • cut a piece of Petal Pink cardstock 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", score at 4 1/4"
  • cut a piece of Petal Pink cardstock  4" x 5 1/4" for the front layer
  • cut a strip of vellum cardstock 1" x 4 1/2"
  • cut a strip of Garden Green cardstock 3/4" x 5", trim both ends

 

Die cut the large label from designer paper, and a small circle from Whisper White cardstock.  Stamp the small daisy on the Petal Pink front layer in Petal Pink ink, the fern on the Garden Green strip in Garden Green ink, and the sentiment on the white circle label in Crumb Cake ink.  Layer the large label and strips on the front layer, tie with linen thread, and adhere to the card base.  Add the circle sentiment to the center.

 

I hope you enjoyed today's CASE.  Pick a card from your catalog to CASE, and share it with me.  Or get your very own Daisy Lane set and CASE my card!  I would love to see what you make!

 

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Delightful Day Note Cards using Scalloped Note Cards

SU Scalloped Notecards

 

I love the new scalloped note cards and envelopes.  They make creating a little note quick and simple. Using just ink and stamps, you can make cute note cards, too! 

 

This set of note cards is dressed up a little, but still come together quickly.  They use the new Scalloped Note Cards & Envelopes paired with the Delightful Day stamp set. This stamp set is perfect for making tags, but is so versatile, it works great for cards, too! 

 

DELIGHTFUL DAY BUNDLE

 

These note cards come in a pack of 20, in 4 colors, with 20 matching envelopes. They are one of the hidden gems in the new Annual catalog!

 

To create this card:

  • cut a 3/4" x 5" piece of designer paper to coordinate with the note card color

Stamp the leaves across the front of the note card, followed by the flowers. After stamping the leaves, color them in with a coordinating Stampin' Blends marker.  Old Olive ink and Blends marker where used on today's projects.  Add a strip of designer paper along the bottom inside edge of the note card to peek out from under the scallop.  The stitched edge dies from the Stitched Labels Dies adds the perfect element of detail to the front.  Add any sentiment of choice.

 

STITCHED LABELS DIES

 

Stampin' Tip:  The White Stampin' Chalk marker is a fun way to add details to colored cardstock or note cards.  This was used on the Balmy Blue note card.

 

white chalk marker

 

Visit my online store by clicking any of the products below to get your scalloped note cards and Delightful Day stamp set, and make some quick and cute note cards today!

 

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Coloring Fun with Bloom & Grow

The Bloom & Grow stamp set with coordinating Budding Blooms dies.

 

Welcome back!  Today I have another project featuring the Bloom & Grow stamp set, and I paired it with the coordinating Budding Blooms dies.  Together these are fantastic!  I have stepped up this card, adding layers and embellishments.

 

The flowers are so fun to color!

 

The floral spray used on this card is so fun to color.  It is large enough to do some shading if you choose, but small enough to take just a couple of minutes to complete.  I chose to use Stampin' Blends, however, Aqua Painters with ink, Pigment Sprinkles, or watercolor pencils would also work great!  This could also be stamped directly onto designer paper and die cut for a quick accent piece.

 

Silver Metallic Thread and Rhinestones are the perfect finishing touch!

 

To create this card:

  • Cut a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" piece of Melon Mambo cardstock, scored at 4 1/4"
  • Cut a 3 3/4" x 5" piece of Perennial Essence designer paper
  • Cut a 3 1/2" x 4 3/4" piece of vellum

 

After coloring the floral spray, I embossed the vellum with the Pinewood Planks embossing folder.  The sentiment was cut using the Stitched Nested Labels dies.  This was all layered together with dimensionals, and some Silver Metallic Thread and Rhinestones were added to finish it off.

 

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New Catalog Blog Hop with Bloom & Grow

Simple stamping with the Bloom & Grow stamp set!

I am happy to be here today with a project using brand new items from the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog!  What's even more exciting is I am hopping with some of my Luv 2 Stamp team members!  We are each featuring a bundle from the new annual catalog.  You may have just visited Patty Bennett at Patty Stamps, where she featured the Floral Essence bundle.  Hop along with all of us!

 

This bundle was the first one I chose to create with.  The more I used it, the more I loved it.  The sentiments are perfection!  And the best part - it's so simple!  I love the clean look, and how the colors pop. I call this Simple Stamping!  

 

Mix in little pops of color to add interest to your project!

 

The Bloom & Grow stamp set is part of a bundle, pairing perfectly with the Budding Blooms dies.  I did not use the dies on this project, but they work so well together, I wanted to share them with you.

 

 

To create this card:

  • cut a piece of Thick Whisper White cardstock 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", scored at 4 1/4" for the base
  • cut a piece of Thick Whisper White cardstock 3 3/4" x 5" for the layer
  • cut a piece of Thick Whisper White cardstock 1" x 3 3/4" for the sentiment

I stamped the florets in Highland Heather ink, than added pops of color with Gorgeous Grape and Pineapple Punch, by carefully inking one floret, and randomly stamping throughout the cluster.  To do this, use washi tape or masking tape as a mask on your stamp, or just carefully ink the stamp on the edge of a stamp pad. 

 

I hope you enjoyed today's project!  Stop back Monday for a stepped up project featuring this bundle!

 

Now hop over to Cindee Wilkinson at Just Sponge It for a beautiful project using the To A Wild Rose bundle.  Or head back to Patty Bennett at Patty Stamps to see the Floral Essence bundle.  You can also visit Kurstan del Rosario at Stamp with Kurstan to see the Come Sail Away bundle.

 

 


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.

 

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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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Or head back to Melissa's post.

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