Watercoloring Technique

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.






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!






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 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.



I hope you have enjoyed today's project!  Click on any of the product links below to get supplies to create your project!  And don't forget you can save 10% when you purchase the Forever Blossoms stamp set and coordinating Cherry Blossom dies together!



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 September 2019

Harvest Hellos get better soon card for the September 2019 Color Fusers blog hop!


Welcome back!  We are here today with another great Color Fusers blog hop.  Thank you for joining us!


Color Fusers 2019:  Rococo Rose, Merry Merlot, Night of Navy and Mossy Meadow


The colors this month were a little tough for me, but I think this project turned out adorable!  I decided to give you a sneak peek of what's to come on Wednesday - the 2019 Holiday Catalog


It is nothing short of amazing!



Coming September 4th!  Harvest Hellos stamp set and Apple Builder Punch



This little diddy was made using the Harvest Hellos bundle, which includes the Harvest Hellos stamp set and Apple Builder punch.  I love that it includes an apple and pumpkin, with adorable sentiments for both!  I choose the apple, and will give this to a team member who just had surgery.  


What do you think, will this cheer her up?


I made a watercolor apple using both Rococo Rose and Merry Merlot inks on our new Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper, and WOW!  I love this paper!  It was the first time I had used it, and I was really happy with how well the colors blended.  And the paper did not warp, which was awesome!  



After watercoloring on the new Fluid 100 watercolor paper, I stamped and punched the apple, leaves and stem.


To create this card:

  • Cut a Rococo Rose card base 4 1/4" x 11", scored at 5 1/2"
  • Cut a Rococo Rose layer 3 3/4" x 5" for the front
  • Cut a strip of designer paper 1 1/4" x 3 1/2"
  • Cut a Whisper White layer 2 1/2" x 2 3/4"

Watercolor an area large enough for the apple with Rococo Rose and Merry Merlot inks, and a smaller area with Mossy Meadow ink using the Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper.   After the watercolor dries, stamp the apple, stem and leaves, and punch with the Apple Builder punch.  Create a fun background by repeatedly stamping the apple on the front layer in Rococo Rose ink.  Layer the watercolor apple with some designer paper and a strip of Rococo Rose ribbon.



Stampin' Tip:

This beautiful 1/2" scalloped linen ribbon comes in all 5 of the 2019-2021 In Colors.  I wanted the Rococo Rose portion of this ribbon behind my apple, so I trimmed the scallop away from the linen.  It makes this ribbon even more versatile!


Trim the scallops off for a thin scallop to add to your projects!


Because this stamp set is so cute, I wanted to show you this pumpkin card as well, which I had already shared.  



Harvest Hellos bundle has a cute pumpkin, too!

Isn't this adorable? I think this bundle is so fun!  If you would like the Harvest Hellos bundle, Come To Gather designer paper, or any other Stampin' Up! products, click on any of the images below to go to my store.  And remember, ordering from the Holiday catalog will be available September 4th!  


Thanks for stopping by today! 


Next up is Kelly Acheson, or you may go back to Melissa Kerman.


Next up is Kelly Acheson


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