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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!

 

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Or head back to Paola Phillips.

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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

 

 

 


Endless possibilities with In the City Host set

Welcome to the block card made with In the City host set from Stampin' Up!

I finally pulled out this stamp set and I am in love!  I will admit, at first all those little stamps where intimidating, but once I got going, the possibilities were endless! 

 

This was my first go.  I made the same basic card, with changes in the details, for 2 separate purposes.  The first was to welcome a friend into her brand new home, and the second, to help a friend welcome a beautiful baby girl.  I was able to customize the house to look like the real deal, and if you look closely on the second card, I swapped out the sun for a stork, delivering a baby girl.

  In the City host set makes the perfect baby card

 

 This set makes customizing a card, right down to the little details, a snap! 

 

In the City stamp set has all the little details, including a moving van!

 

Both cards were made using our convenient whisper white notecards & envelopes, and the background was made quick and easy with a layer of Pick a Pattern designer series paper layered onto a piece of Basic Black cardstock.  Once I created my mini scene, I used the 2" circle punch for the perfect sized circle to coordinate with the Starburst punch, which made the Real Red layer beneath it (Melon Mambo for the baby card).  The beautiful 3/8" shimmer ribbon in black was the perfect accent to finish it up, when layered with the sentiment. 

 

What is a host set you may ask?  It is an exclusive stamp set only available to customers who host a workshop, or place an order of $150 or more.  This entitles you to host rewards, AKA FREE stuff!  You may choose to spend your host dollars however you choose, which includes purchasing these exclusive stamp sets.  And this set is included.  It is an amazing deal for 60 stamps!  And I promise, it will not disappoint!

 

In the City Host set

 

 In addition, Stampin' Up! is offering an additional stamp set, Merry Patterns, FREE with any $300 order until October 31st!  Time to gather friends, or treat yourself, to get some amazing Stampin' Up! deals!  Let me help you!  Click on any of the products below to start shopping.

 

Merry Patterns stamp set, FREE with a $300 or more workshop or order!

 

Want either of these sets?  Contact me so I may help you be a host!

 

Thanks for stopping by today!

 

 

 

Price: $10.00


Hello There with Delightful Daisy

Welcome back!

 

Delightful Daisy DSP with Pieces & Patterns stamp set

 

Today I am featuring a card using the very popular designer series paper pack, Delightful Daisy.  It coordinates with the Daisy Delight stamp set and Daisy punch, however, today I have paired it with the adorable stamp set, Pieces & Patterns, which has this fun circle sentiment stamp.  

Next time you you need a quick card, this is a good one to choose!  I love when I find a great stand-alone dsp.  One that carries a card.  It makes it so easy to create something beautiful, which needs minimal fuss to look great!  And although I am not a big flower crafter, this dsp is beautiful!

 

The colors for this card are simple:

 

 

To recreate this project, cut an Old Olive card base of  4 1/4" x 11", and score at 5 1/2".  Than cut a piece of dsp to 3 3/4" x 5", and adhere to the card front.  Stamp the sentiment in Daffodil Delight ink on Whisper White cardstock, and punch out with the 1 3/4" circle punch.  Punch out one piece of Old Olive cardstock using the new Starburst punch, and adhere to the card front.  This is one of my new favorite punches, and is a must-have!  Fold a small piece of Double-Stitched Daffodil Delight ribbon in half, and adhere to the back of the sentiment circle, than adhere on top of the starburst using dimensionals.  To finish it nicely, scatter a few Glitter Enamel Dots across the front, and it's done!

 

Hope you enjoyed this card!  To make one of your own, pick up the supplies in my store by using the Shop Now tab in the sidebar, or by clicking on any of the items listed below.  

 

But before you go, what is your favorite pack of designer series paper?  I would love to know!