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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.

 

 

September 2020 Color Fusers

 

 

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!

 

WATER PAINTERS

 

 

 

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

 

Thanks for stopping by!

 

 

Next up is Bonnie O'neill

 

 

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Color Fusers Blog Hop August 2020

Color fusers august 2020 celebrate sunflowers bundle birthday melsinkyfingers stampin up.

 

Welcome back for another Color Fusers Blog Hop.  

 

Color fusers august 2020 color challenge

 

Each month, we share a color challenge and have fun making a project showcasing those colors.  Thanks for joining us, and try creating along with us!

 

The Celebrate Sunflowers bundle has been very popular.  And up until this project, I had not inked it up.  It was fun to finally break it out to create with.

 

Celebrate Sunflower Bundle

 

Today's color challenge is one of my favorite color combinations.  It comes together for a fun, playful project.

 

Color fusers august 2020 with Celebrate Sunflowers birthday card.

 

 

This bundle is really beautiful, with both large and smaller floral images, some great sentiments, and a lovely die set, especially the large lacy floral die, which I chose to use on this project.

 

Color fusers august 2020 celebrate sunflowers bundle lacy flower

 

To create this card:

  • cut a 4 1/4" x 11" Thick Whisper White card base, score at 5 1/2" and fold
  • cut a 2" x 5 1/2" strip of designer paper
  • cut a 3 3/4" x 5" layer of Gorgeous Grape cardstock
  • cut a 3 5/8" x 4 7/8" layer of designer paper
  • cut a 1" x 3" strip of Whisper White cardstock for the sentiment

Adhere the strip of designer paper along the left edge of card base.  Adhere designer paper layer to Gorgeous Grape cardstock offset, and adhere to card front with dimensionals.  Die cut a Purple Posy and Vellum cardstock flower, and a Gorgeous Grape lacy floral die cut.  Using a Purple Posy Stampin' Write marker, color the happy birthday stamp, and randomly stamp happy birthday over the Purple Posy flower.  Layer together with vellum and lacy floral die cuts.  Fill the flower center with rhinestones, and adhere flower to card front with dimensionals.  Stamp leaves in Granny Apple Green ink on matching designer paper, die cut, and adhere to card front.  Tie a bow with white ribbon colored with a Dark Purple Posy Blends Marker, and adhere to flower.  Stamp sentiment in Gorgeous Grape ink on a strip of Whisper White cardstock, and adhere to card front with dimensionals.

 

 

Thanks for stopping by today!  Now hop along with the rest of the Color Fusers.  Next up is Nicolle Belesimo.

 

 

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Color Fusers Blog Hop December 2019

Snow Globe Scenes dies with Seaside Spray, Silver  and Blueberry Bushel details

 

 

I always enjoy being with you here on the Color Fusers blog hop!

Thanks for joining us!

 

 

Color Fusers December 2019 color challenge

 

Working with a color challenge is just that....a challenge.  But it can be really fun!  Sometimes a project comes easily, but this month, I struggled a bit.  Than I decided to use the colors for the detail, and it all came together.  And these Snow Globe Scenes dies --LOVE--!

 

 

 

 

The dies in this set are fabulous for creating a mini scene, and the best part....no stamping required for a great result!  I used layered dimensionals to create detail and depth in this mini scene with the deer, which is created from the dies in this set.

 

 

Layer dimensionals on your die cuts to create varying layers of depth and detail

 

And the textured background really pulls it all together.  Don't you think?

 

 

Pinewood Planks Embossed Background adds just the right detail!

 

 

 

To create this project:

  • Cut a Thick Whisper White card base 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", scored at 4 1/4"
  • Cut a front layer 3 3/4" x 5", and emboss with the Pinewood Planks embossing folder
  • Die cut the semicircle piece from the die set in Seaside Spray cardstock
  • Die cut 3 sets of trees from Whisper White cardstock
  • Die cut a deer from silver foil

 

Tie a piece of Seaside Spray Metallic ribbon around embossed white layer using a piece of white twine, than adhere to card base.  Adhere the semicircle near the center. Layer trees and deer die cut onto card front, using layered dimensionals to create depth.   Color portions of the sentiment with a Blueberry Bushel Stampin' Write Marker, and stamp.  Cut out words with paper snips, and adhere to card front to create a custom sentiment.  Embellish with Snowflake Sequins, and add inside sentiment.

 

 

 

These Snowflake Sequins from the Holiday catalog are fun little additions to any Christmas or winter holiday project!

 

 

And this Everything Festive stamp set is so versatile!  Notice how I created a custom sentiment from the peace/love stamp?  I did that by using my Stampin' Write marker to color just the portion I wanted.

 

 

I hope you will try this project.  And grab these dies before they are gone!  They can be found on page 43 of the 2019 Holiday Catalog, which ends on January 2nd.  

 

 

 

 

Want to save 10%?  Purchase the Snow Scenes Bundle, which includes the dies and a beautiful coordinating stamp set!  Click on the link below in the product list to visit my store today and get your set before they are gone!

 

 

Thanks for joining me today!

 

 

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Ink Storage Overhaul (video)

New Storage by Stampin' Up

 

I am in LOVE!

 

The new Storage by Stampin' Up! line came out a few months ago.  Since its debut, I have taken time to decide how I wanted to incorporate it into my space.  With a full work space revamp in my future, I wanted something that would work now and later.

 

It is awesome!!

 

With only 5 sturdy white plastic modular pieces to work with, it's like playing craft Legos.  By mixing, matching, stacking, and pairing, these modular pieces make -the- most amazing custom storage space (you can see my space before later in this post)!  And the best part, when you want to 'reorganize' (and face it......we all do it......over and over again), you can take the pieces apart and create a whole new look!

 

 

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  • Ink Pad & Marker Tray (5 pack) - holds 5 ink pads with coordinating Stampin' Write Marker
  • Stampin' Blends Tray (5 pack) - holds up to 30 Stampin' Blends or other markers
  • Open Storage Cube - perfect for blocks, ribbon, adhesive, tools, embellishments, dies, embossing folders, 6" x 6" designer papers - everything!
  • Storage Topper - great for reinkers, blocks, adhesives, embellishments, anything you want handy
  • Storage Lid - to finish a tower, or to create a base to set larger items on top of your storage

 

 

 

 

 

My favorite parts:

  • the crisp clean look.

When I stand at my crafting table, it is just refreshing, and inspires creativity!  Everything is within easy reach, with few exceptions, and makes it easy to put right away, keeping your space neat and tidy.

  • the rainbow of color.

With all my ink pads organized in a color rainbow, it is not only beautiful, but it makes comparing colors easy, and grabbing the right one a snap!

  • it's expandable and affordable.

All the pieces stack and lock together making it easy to add pieces as needed.  Whether you have 2 ink pads or 20, it can grow with you, and you only need to purchase the pieces you need.

 

 

Ribbon

I use it on almost every project.  I previously stored my ribbon and trims in a cart on the other side of my room.  Now, I keep the matching ribbon in the same stack with the coordinating ink pad and marker.  I will be adding additional pieces, and bring twine and metallic threads into the mix as well!  I love having it at my fingertips!  It makes my work space much more efficient.

 

 

Keep your ink, markers, ribbon and matching embellishments together to make your work space more efficient!

 

 

And here is how that space looked before.

 

 

Before organizing with Storage by Stampin' Up!

 

 

I will tackle my die cutting area next, adding pieces to store embossing folders, dies, and 6" x 6" designer paper stacks.  I will share it with you once finished!

 

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