Color Fusers Blog Hop – July 2017!

Aloha, all!

     It's time for the monthly Color Fusers Blog Hop, and my brain hasn't yet wrapped itself around the combination of colors and the stamp set I chose to use. But it's here, and I do think it's growing on me!

     First the colors for the month:

 

     Now my card – then an explanation about what was going on in my head when I designed it!

 

     The day before I designed this card, I had been looking around the Internet for some ideas about how to use the new Stampin' Up! Stamp Set, So Many Shells..The only samples that I could find that used several of the shell stamps in one card had the same basic layout, including a sample card in the Stampin' Up! Catalog. But I wanted to plan a class using this set, and I just couldn't figure out what my designs were going to be in the time I'd allotted myself to come up with the class plan. So I put the So Many Shells Stamp Set away, and focused on another set that seemed more versatile.

     Then along came a reminder that it was time for this blog hop. At that point, I realized that So Many Shells was still firmly fixed in my brain as a set I wanted to work with. But with these colors? Oh, why not!

     So here you have three of the four shells in this set, cut out and accenting an oval shape – made with the Layering Oval Framelits – in which the sentiment appears. That's pretty much the one design I'd seen. But instead of using the natural colors that designers were using in their cards, I just sent with the challenge colors. One thing I played around with was using a neutral color – Smoky Slate in this case – to accent the shells. While the challenge for this hop is to limit ourselves to the prescribed colors, we are still allowed to use neutrals as accents. But, after I'd stamped the conch-style shell using Soft Sky and Smoky Slate, I wondered if having both stamps for this image was really necessary for the kind of card I was making. If you look at the Soft Sky scallop shell over to the right, you'll see a shell with just the one main image, and no second color. I'm not sure which I like better, but you have a chance to see both in this photo.

     The real kicker in this color combo with this stamp set was the Lemon Lime Twist. I originally thought I'd just make some sea grass with that color. But somehow I ended up using it as the background color for the design. I added some stamped shells, using Lemon Lime Twist ink, and, voilà, I had a background design.

     While it was a no-brainer to have Dapper Denim as a mat for the Lemon Lime Twist Layer, once I had the shells arranged, I was reminded about the dark cracked paper design in the Color Theory Designer Series Paper Stack. So out that came, and I think it's the perfect accent!

     The final touch was a bit of embellishment using the new Glitter Enamel Dots. I used two sizes of the circles and three different shades of the Dapper Denim, which is one of the colors in the set. I love that there are different shades rather than just one dark or one light shade of each of the colors.

     The more I look at this card, the more it grows on me! I may just have to try some different color combos more often! For sure I'll be doing that at least once a month with the Color Fusers group! I'll be back with another fun project on August 7th.

     Here are the blogs in this month's Color Fusers Blog Hop. Please visit them all and get some fab ideas for using this color combo!

     And when you come back here, you might check out some of the products that I used in this project. Just click on any of the pictures below to go to my Stampin' Up! shopping spot to learn more about them – and order them once you find out how much fun they can be!

 


Posted on : Jul 03 2017
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Color Fusers Blog Hop: June 2017

Aloha, all!

     The Color Fusers Blog Hop has been on a bit of a vacation the past few months. But now the group is up and running again, with many new as well as returning members. I'm so glad to see all the fun projects using this month's color challenge:

     I've been having so much fun practicing with my watercoloring this past month that I just latched onto those middle three colors and went with a Watercolor Words Stamp Set card.

     The reason that those colors really appealed to me is that all three of them are in the Stampin' Up! Watercolor Pencils set! So I stamped away with the outline flowers and leaves in the stamp set and then colored them all in with the watercolor pencils. After they were colored in with the pencils, I lightly brushed them all with a watercolor brush with just the teensiest bit of water on it. This worked perfectly with the Whisper White Cardstock that I used for the stamped layer.

     I picked the sentiment for this as I have a card I want to send to a friend this week, and it's a "just because I feel like writing" card. So "Just for You" seemed to fit that bill.

     As I've been working on some designs for a new tutorial booklet this past week or so, I came across a card layout I made 5 or 6 years ago, and I'd used four layers for a sentiment section to bring out two of the featured colors. So I did that with this card, too, especially as this is a color challenge type of blog hop.

     The ribbon is brand new in the Stampin' Up! 2017-2018 Annual Catalog. It's a new 3/8" Mini Chevron Ribbon, and the color is, for sure with this challenge, Bermuda Bay.

     And, no, you will not find Basic Gray in this card, althought I considered making little gray dots all over the background using a small dot from another stamp set. But, as I was making this card, I had my work table pretty much cleaned up awaiting my imminent Stampin' Up! New Catalog Product delivery. Once I get more than one stamp set out, neatness quickly deteriorates into messy. Not happenin' right now!

Here are links to the other stampers in our blog hop. All their work is terrific and I'm sure you'll enjoy the whole hop! Be sure to come back here later in the week so see what I've got to show off from the new catalog!

Paola Phillips
Jo Anne Hewins
Melissa Kerman
Robin Messenheimer – You're Here!
Pat Ertman
Debbie Henderson
Cindee Wilkinson
Sarah Wills
Barb Mullikin
Tammy Civello

 


Posted on : Jun 05 2017
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Color Fusers Blog Hop – March 2017!

Aloha, all!

     I'm so excited to once again be a part of the Color Fusers monthly Blog Hop! This month we were given four Stampin' Up! colors from which to choose at least three to make our project for the hop. A big, "Yay!" for me as I not only used all four of the colors, but I also made TWO PROJECTS for the hop.

     For the last week or so, I have had my eye on the Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper set. So my first stop when I saw these colors was that paper to see if it featured any kind of combination of these colors. Rats. While two of the colors (Peekaboo Peach and Watermelon Wonder) were in there, the greens were definitely not either of the greens in our color challenge. While I was pouting about this and trying to figure out how to use the single-color papers as a basis for my project, it suddenly occurred to me that I had bought the Fresh Fruit Stamp Set. I could make my OWN designer paper by stamping those fun fruit images using the challenge colors!

     And there they are in the background "designer paper" that I stamped for this project: Watermelon Wonder Strawberries; Peekaboo Peaches; and Mint Macaron Pears highlighted with Wild Wasabi outlines. As I studied the sentiments in the Fresh Fruit Stamp Set, I found the sentiment which was perfect to make a card for a dear friend who is going through a tough time. Once I chose that sentiment, the rest of the card just made itself. I love that I had that beautiful Peekaboo Peach 3/8" Ruched Ribbon and the 2016-2018 In Color Enamel Shapes hearts to add some fun accents to the card to make it as upbeat as I wanted.

     When I decided to stamp my own background paper, I actually stamped two sheets of Whisper White Cardstock. I wasn't sure how I wanted to feature the colors and shapes, so both sheets were different. Once I ended up choosing this background for my card, I still had a lovely sheet that might not get used. Then I remembered a project that had been submitted to my SUO Challenges last time, and went looking for it. It was made by Mary Alice Bellis, a fellow Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, and involved making triangles using the Stitched Shapes Framelits.

     To make this card, I used Mary Alice's basic instructions, but it still wound up being a trial-and-error effort (i.e., glue stuff on and pull it back off – a lot!) for me as it was for her. Now that I've got it figured out, I may try writing a tutorial. Not for this month's newsletter, though! I may wait for some new Designer Series Papers from the next Stampin' Up! catalog.

     Basically what I did was to cut four squares out of the piece of stamped cardstock. Then I cut each square on the diagonal using a larger square framelit. As I said, trial and error, so there are some pieces in there that aren't exactly what I had planned. Nonetheless, I think that the card turned out all right – I even used the "Happy Birthday" sentiment for it as I have a birthday card to send out this week.

     I hope you enjoyed seeing how I used stamps and my own selection of colors to make my own designer paper. I really should do that more often! Now onto the list of other stampers in this Blog Hop! I won't be hopping with the group for the next few months as I'll be traveling and working on some fiscal year-end projects for a non-profit for which I volunteer. But I'll be back hopping in the summer!

 


Posted on : Mar 06 2017
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Color Fusers Blog Hop – February 2017!

Aloha, all!

     Welcome once again to my favorite monthly blog hop, the Color Fusers Blog Hop, in which we are given 4 or 5 colors and challenged to use at least 3 of them in our blog post for the day. This month's color challenge is to use:

     The list of all this month's blogs is at the end of this post. I hope you will visit them all because there are some fab projects! Now on to my project for this post.

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     What a great color combo – and Stampin' Up! itself came up with it first in the fun Cupcakes & Carousels Designer Series Paper Stack. All four colors are in that set of papers. So I figured it was a no brainer to use that set of papers to make a card (what I make the most of these days) focusing on 3 of the 4 colors. So I did make a card that went pretty quickly, and poof! I was done!

     But wait. There are some really creative folks in this blog hop, so that simple card (which I'll introduce in a blog post after Valentine's Day) seemed like it was just a bit too easy for this crowd of hoppers. What I did was to think about this a little bit, look through the Stampin' Up! 2017 Occasions Catalog, think some more – and, voilá! I decided on a bit more ambitious of a project!

     I stuck with the Carousle & Cupcakes Designer Series Paper, but moved around a bit in the Occasions Catalog and found the Balloon Adventures Bundle to make this paper a lot more interesting! Not only that, but it turns out that one of my favorite Sisters-in-Law (they're all favorites!), who is also in my Stampin' Up! downline, had a birthday this past weekend, and I was SOOOO excited to have a fun card to make for her!

     This first step that I took in making this card was to create the inside of the card. I'd not yet used the framelits from this Bundle to make a card, but I did have a bit of experience with the concept. Nonetheless, I chose to watch the YouTube Video that Stampin' Up! produced to introduce this. I've included a link to this video at the end of this post. Oh, and how did I know there was a video for this? When you look at a Stampin' Up! catalog, occasionally you'll come across this symbol. When you see this, you know that Stampin' Up! has a video at youtube.com/stampinup.

     To keep my theme going for this card, I did a few things that weren't in the video. First of all, I used papers from the Designer Series Paper Stack both for the background and the foreground fo the left and right balloon on the inside. I created the background by punching papers using the Balloon Bouquet Punch and the top layers using Thinlits. I also used Designer Series Paper for the center balloon, even though it had to be folded to make the pop-up style of the card. I folded this balloon before I adhered it to the already-folded pop-up element.

     I also managed not to stamp the "let's celebrate" sentiment onto the center piece of the pop-up element before I did all the scoring and folding required (won't do that next time!). So I had to stamp onto another piece of Whisper White Cardstock, then fold the piece I cut out from the stamped image and adhere it to the already-folded banner shape. The final elements inside this card are the "gift packages" on either side. The tops and bows are made with the Thinlit set, and I rounded the bottom corners using the Project Life Corner Punch.

     I got away from the Balloon Adventures Bundle a bit with the central stamped image on the front of the card. There was a lot of trial and error here (errors?) before I realized that I wasn't going to be able to accomplish what I wanted with the Thinlit dies that were in the bundle. So I went looking for something else with the same kind of shape, and settled on the Lots of Labels Framelits for the sentiment for the card front. Even then, I couldn't find the "perfect" fit (perfect being what I wanted, darn it!), so I ended up die-cutting both the image in the center of the Designer Series Paper/Early Espresso layer as well as the inserted image using the same die. I trimmed the straight sides of the Early Espresso piece a bit, then cut it in half and reduced the size from top to bottom before taping the pieces together with transparent tape at the back. Then I stamped the sentiment onto the piece of Designer Series Paper before trimming it to fit on the Early Espresso layer.

     I cut the holes in both ends of the Espresso layer using the little circle die from the Tags and Labels Framelits. Finally, I made a both on both ends, one with Calyso Coral Thick Bakers Twine and the other with Bermuda Bay Thick Bakers Twine. Then I adhered this layer to the card front using Stampin' Dimensionals. Done! And it's already in Maryland by now (I can only hope!)

     Here's the video from Stampin' Up! that provides some great ideas for using the Balloon Adventures Bundle!

     Here is the list of bloggers on the hop this month:

     And here are the products that I featured in my project for today!


Color Fusers Blog Hop – January 2017!

Aloha, all!

     And welcome to the very first Color Fusers Blog Hop for 2017! This month we have four colors from which we had to choose at least 3 for creating our project. I really wanted to use all 4, but, with all the holiday busy-ness going on, I didn't have much crafting time, and so just settled for 3.

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     The colors I picked for my project were Tangerine Tango, Crushed Curry, and Very Vanilla. You may recognize the Stylish Stems Framelits Dies from yesterday's project. If I didn't think you'd like it better if I showed off lots of different products in these blog posts, you might just end up seeing this Framelits set all week for the whole month of January! But I won't do that – I'll branch out a bit. That's not a problem at all with all of the fabulous products in the upcoming Stampin' Up! 2017 Occasions and Sale-a-bration Catalogs!

     The framelits set not only has the dies that cut negative shapes into cardstock, it also has the outlines for those negative image dies. I promise I will show some of that over the next 5 months of the Occasions Catalog. But I also used the outline dies for the cardstock that I put behind the negative images to "color them in." That saved me a bunch of the Tangerine Tango Cardstock that's the main color behind the two flowers. To bring in the Crushed Curry color, I punched some Crushed Curry Cardstock using the Blossom Punch and adhered those punched flowers behind the die-cut flowers using Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue. That was easier that trying to figure out exactly where to place them by adhering them to the larger Tangerine Tango die-cut outline images, which I adhered behind the flowers simply by using standard transparent tape.

     I actually thought about just layering the Very Vanilla top layer over a layer of Tangerine Tango Cardstock. But I really wanted to emphasize the Crushed Curry color a bit more, so made that the layer that mats the top layer. It's really going to be fun seeing what I can do with this set of framelits!

     Finally, I added a bow using the Very Vanilla 1/4" Satin Ribbon that will be in the Occasions Catalog, and stamped the sentiment from the already-current Greatest Greeting Stamp Set.

     Fun project! As I said yesterday, I'll post Wednesday with the products for the projects for yesterday, today and tomorrow, when you'll be able to order all the new "stuff" I'm using now. I'm sure you'll love it all!

     And now I hope you'll continue on this blog hop by checking out Pat Ertman's project which features other new Occasions Catalog products – that I'll be buying this month for sure!  Here are those Stampin' Up! demonstrators who are participating in this month's hop:

Patty Bennett

Paola Phillips

Jo Anne Hewins

Melissa Kerman

• Robin Messenheimer – You're Here!

Pat Ertman

Debbie Henderson

 

 


Posted on : Jan 02 2017
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Color Fusers Blog Hop September 2016 – Part 2

Aloha, all!

     Once again I'm more than pleased to be a part of the Color Fusers Blog Hop! This is my second month in the hop, and the second of the two projects we were to make with the September Colors:

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     You might recall that, in my first blog hop with these colors, I chose to make a Christmas Card, and fleetingly wondered if I should make my next card with a Christmas tree. That thought just came out of the blue (well, blue's not a color this time, so out of some other color). But once I accepted the thought enough to put it in a blog post, it stuck in my little crafty brain!

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     And it turns out I really like a Mint Macaron Christmas tree!

     I first tried to make the card with just the three colors I'd used in the last card – Mint Macaron, Rich Razzleberry, and Sweet Sugarplum. And it looked OK. But I walked away for a while and, when I came back, the word, "Gold," popped up in front of my face. Well, not really – but, as I'd already decided to put one of the Gold Enamel Shapes Stars at the top of the tree, the gold kind of took over. As it's a metallic, I'm allowed to use it in any project. Yay!

     For the tree, I stamped my favorite tree from the Peaceful Pines Stamp Set, using Mint Macaron Ink on Mint Macaron Cardstock. I really inked up that stamp so that the color would show up nicely on the matching cardstock. Then I cut the tree using a die from the  Perfect Pines Framelit Set to cut out the tree. I thought the tree would look nice laying on an oval shape. This is when I really got the idea for using all the gold in this project – I thought a thin frame of gold would be super nice. So out came the Layering Ovals Framelit Set. Some of these ovals have scallops and some have plain lines. It's nice to mix them up a bit!

     My original thought had been to stamp a greeting at the bottom of the card and heat emboss it with gold embossing powder. But I couldn't find what I wanted in my stash. While I was looking though, I wondered if I didn't have some Christmas greetings in a die cutting set somewhere. Of course! I've had the Wonderful Wreath Framelits Set since it first came out – and the Noel die cut was perfect! Of course, I cut it in gold.

     When it came to layering up the card, I thought a bit of the Gold Metallic Thread would carry this theme through to finish up the card beautifully. And it did!

     What fun I had with these colors for September! Now I have to figure out what to do with the October colors. But I have a few weeks before I have to finish that up – but I can tell you that it won't be a Christmas card!

     Now I hope you'll visit each and every one of these wonderful designers. I'm always amazed at how creative they all are! You'll get some fabulous ideas from their blog hop posts today!

Jason Loucks
Paola Phillips
Jo Anne Hewins
Melissa Kerman
Robin Messenheimer – You are here!
Pat Ertman

     And here are the products that I featured in today's Color Fusers Blog Hop!

 


Posted on : Sep 19 2016
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Color Fusers Blog Hop September 2016 – Part 1

Aloha, all!

     Once again I am delighted to be a part of the twice-monthly Color Fusers Blog Hop! And, yes, it's a real hop, with the names and links to blogs for everyone in the hop at the end of this post. While I hope you'll enjoy my project and read all about it, I hope just as much that you'll visit everyone on this hop – they're all fabulous designers!

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     This is our color challenge for September. Oh, my, how I love all the color combos I can think of to create with these. Our challenge was to use at least three of these colors, and I chose the three on the right – Mint Macaron, Rich Razzleberry and Sweet Sugarplum. I really wanted to make a Christmas Card for at least the first of this month's blog hops, and those cool weather colors "spoke" to me!

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     And wouldn't you know I'd pick out my old favorite, Flurry of Wishes, to highlight these colors! Though I have to think that Christmas trees might just be another thought. Hmmm. Maybe for the next project!

     The most fun that I had with this project was the idea with which I started out, and that was to have the edges of the large snowflakes cut out to make the bottom edge of the stamped layer. I wasn't sure how I was going to mat it, but once I got the cutting done, I moved colors in and out and finally came up with the final set. Oh, and there was all that extra space on the Sweet Sugarplum Cardstock layer, so why not use the Softly Falling Embossing Folder to spruce it up a bit, even if most of the "snowflakes" don't show. Enough of them show to make it a bit more interesting.

     The overall layout took shape as I finished tying the Mint Macaron Linen Ribbon. Once I got the little snowflakes, punched with the Snow Flurry Punch, I just kept going with the symmetrical layout and added the Rhinestone Basic Jewels symmetrically rather than scattered on the card.

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     I also like to add a layer of lighter colored paper or cardstock inside a card when the card base is not Whisper White or Very Vanilla. Even though writing would have shown up nicely on the Mint Macaron Card Base, I chose to add a layer inside and that's where I stamped the greeting as well as another snowflake for a bit of decoration.

     So my Christmas Card is complete! And what fun it was with these non-traditional colors! I'm loving the projects that the rest of the Color Fuse Blog Hoppers are showing off today, too, and I hope you'll take the time to visit every one!

     And here is a recap of the main supplies I used in this project. You may click on the pictures to get more information about any of them.


Posted on : Sep 05 2016
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Color Fusers Blog Hop August 2016-Part 2

Aloha, all!

     Today's post is the second in the two monthly Blog Hops hosted by the group called the Color Fusers. What a great group it is, and the projects that everyone has posted in the challenges so far are just amazing. I'm learning so much about how to think about color from the rest of the gang! But I also try my best to give you and everyone else some ideas about how to use a variety of colors in our Stampin' Up! crafting!

     This is the second blog hop where we have been challenged to use these three Stampin' Up! colors:

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     My project for this blog hop is just a little bit different from projects that I usually post here. What's the same is that I love layering up papers and I did that with this project. What's different is that I spent a lot of time using my Stamping Sponges to color one of the sheets from the new Irrestistibly Floral Specialty Designer Series Paper set.

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     The "Irresistibly" in the name of the paper is derived from its design as plain white paper with white printed designs that resist any effort to place color on them. So, by rubbing my sponges over the paper, only the underlying paper gets colored – not the design itself.

     To color the piece of the paper for this card, I inked up two sponges, one with Cherry Cobbler Classic Ink and the other with Watermelon Wonder Classic Ink. Then I took turns sponging sections of the paper. I didn't try to plan the sponging around any of the patterns on the paper – I just did what I felt like doing until the whole piece of paper looked like I wanted it to look!

     Once I had the piece of paper colored, I needed to work in the Smoky Slate third color in this challenge. I went back and forth with a variety of greetings and a variety of shapes for my central stamped element until I found a sentiment that I liked from the Watercolor Words Stamp Set, and the oval shape for the die-cuts, using the Layering Ovals Framelits Set.

     Then there was the problem of what to use as an embellishment. There's no rule that said I had to use an embellishment. But I'm not sure I really know how to make a card without at least one! So I picked out the Smoky Slate 1/8" Stitched Ribbon, and first just tied a bow around the top two layers. That bow quickly got lost in the jumble of shapes on the sponged paper. Of course my next thought was, "Why not make a jumble of the ribbon, too?!" And so I did, and that's how this design ended up.

     I have a confession to make. I never intended to order this paper set. But I was in such a hurry to place an order one morning that I typed in the wrong number. Imagine my surprise when the paper showed up in my box of new Stampin' Up! stuff. I decided to keep it and threw it into the bottom of my Designer Series Paper box. I figured it would still be there come next June when the new catalog comes out. But no!!! I was looking for paper with these colors in it, and realized I could make my OWN colored design! So now the paper is on the top of my DSP box, and will likely be close to the top for quite a while – until I use it all up!

     I do hope that you will take the time to visit all the wonderful Stampin' Up! demonstrators who are a part of this Blog Hop! Here is a list of their names, with links to their blog posts. And after that, there is a list of the main products that I featured in my project this time. Don't forget to click on any of the pictures that interest you (the paper?)!

Patty Bennett

Jason Loucks

Heather Osborne

Nicole Tugrul

Tammy Civello

Paola Phillips

Jo Anne Hewins

Melissa Kerman

Robin Messenheimer – You are here!


Posted on : Aug 15 2016
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Color Fusers Blog Hop August 2016-Part 1

Aloha, all!

     I am so excited to be part of a fun, new twice-monthly blog hop with a group called the Color Fusers. In this blog hop, each of us will be sharing with you a project of our own design that uses three Stampin' Up! colors. Not only is this a lot of fun, it really is a challenge for me because I almost always freeze when I'm told that I have to use certain colors and only those colors. Yikes! But I decided it's time to get over that silliness and join this wonderful group for the blog hop!

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     There will be two blog hops this month, and the color challenge for both of them is to use Cherry Cobbler, Smoky Slate and Watermelon Wonder. Wow, what a great combination! And I immediately thought about one particular stamp set and the combination turned out just the way I'd hope it would.

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     I'm sure you've already noticed that I used TWO stamp sets for this project. The set I originally thought of was the the Jar of Love Stamp Set, as I thought that any of the jar images would look great stamped in Smoky Slate. From there I was going to use the stems and flowers in the same stamp set and mix up the two reds of the challenge. But once I had figured out my layout, I realized that I needed a larger flower than those in the Jar of Love stamp set. I think that a small layer, such as the layer die cut with the Lots of Labels Framelits set, looks more effective if some of the stamped images peek out over the edge of the die-cut layer, and I needed a larger flower for that to happen here.

     So back I went to my stamp set shelf and quickly found another new set, the Penned and Painted Stamp Set. With this set I could also do a much better job of "fusing" the two reds in one flower.

     The flowers and leaves in the Penned and Painted Stamp Set each has not just two stamps (as in Two-Step Stampin') but it has three! If you look at samples, both in the catalog and elsewhere online, you'll see that any two of the three stamps work nicely together. But for the two flowers I wanted to use for this project, I used all three.

  • First, I stamped the outline using Cherry Cobbler Classic Ink.
  • Second, I stamped the large fill stamp using Watermelon Wonder Classic Ink. But I first stamped the ink off once lightly on scrap paper before stamping it over the outline stamp.
  • Finally, I stamped the small fill stamp, again using Watermelon Wonder Classic Ink, but I stamped it onto the large fill stamp fully inked.

     I cut the two flowers out by hand, and then constructed the rest of the card before adhering them using Stampin' Dimensionals. The flower stem in the background is from the Jar of Love stamp set, and I stamped this by first inking up the whole stamp using Smoky Slate, then "erasing" the bud-like ends of the branches using a Blender Pen, before coloring the buds using my Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Write Marker.

     In my first try at the little jar, I stamped the "Thanks" stamp (from the Jar of Love stamp set) directly over the flower stems. But I didn't like the way it worked. So I stamped the sentiment on a plain piece of Whisper White Cardstck and cut it out close to the words before adhering it to the jar using Fast Fuse Adhesive.

     Oh, and I can't forget to tell you where that beautifully floral printed paper came from! It's one of the sheets in the A Little Foxy Designer Series Paper Stack! That's a set that's almost as much fun as making this project was!

     Here are all the members of the Color Fusers Blog Hop, and you will be wowed by every project! I hope you'll take the time to visit and comment on each and every one.

 

     The stamp sets and designer series paper I used for this project are brand new and fabulous! The Lots of Labels Framelits are now new, but still provide a fabulous background for central images.


Posted on : Aug 01 2016
Posted under Challenges, Color Fuser's Blog Hop, Sizzix, Stamping |