Color Fusers Blog Hop June 2021 and In Colors

Thanks for joining us on the Color Fusers June 2021 Blog Hop where I am featuring a card using the Artistically Inked Bundle and the 2021-2023 In Colors.

It was really fun to create today’s project, as I love the new In Colors. I have used all of them already…a lot! So, I grabbed one of the cool new bundles from the Annual catalog, and got to work.

The Artistically Inked bundle is simply gorgeous. I thought it was the perfect choice this month, because this open die is perfect to allow the beautiful In Colors to show through, and the stamp set imagery looks like an ink wash, with so much detail and texture. I love it! I pulled the large watercolor stamp, and went to town with the In Colors.

After adding the ink, I embossed the background, then added the amazingly detailed die cut to the front. It’s so simply, but striking and lovely. And check out the label for the sentiment. Isn’t it perfect? It was die cut with the Messages Die. That die cuts 19 label dies with one pass! And it has 2 stamp sets to use with as well, to create 19 stamped labels in a snap. So cool!

To create this project:

  • Cut a Thick Basic White card base 4 1/4″ x 11″, score at 5 1/2″
  • Cut a Basic Black layer 3 3/4″ x 5″
  • Cut a Basic White layer 3 5/8″ x 4 7.8″

Stamp the watercolor image repeatedly in different colors of your choice. I used In Colors. Emboss with the Painted Texture Embossing Folder. Tie ribbon around layer and add to card front. Die cut the large detailed floral die from Basic Black cardstock and adhere to card front. Splatter with Polished Pink ink. Stamp sentiment in Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto a die cut label from the Messages Die, and adhere to card front. Embellish with In Color Jewels.

Thanks for joining me today for the Color Fusers June 2021 Blog Hop featuring a card using the Artistically Inked Bundle and the 2021-2023 In Colors.

Next up is Nicolle Belesimo.

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Luv 2 Stamp Annual Catalog Inspiration Blog Hop Ombre Gift Bags

Welcome to the Luv 2 Stamp Annual Catalog Blog Hop where we are sharing projects from the new 2021-2022 Annual Catalog.

These projects were shared at our team event to kick-off the new Annual Catalog. It was fun to create and share with fellow Luv 2 Stampers and my team!

In Color Ombre Gift Bags made with the Ombre Gift Bags, In Color Shimmery Vellum, and Color & Contour Bundle for the Luv 2 Stamp Annual Catalog Blog Hop.  Project originally designed by Melanie Hockin of Mel's Inky Fingers.

Today’s project is packed full of new Annual catalog product. I have been creating a lot with the Color & Contour Bundle, which includes possibly my favorite set of new dies, the Scalloped Contour Dies. So I used it yet again! See another project using this bundle here.

I also used the absolutely -aaahmazing- In Color Shimmer Vellum. It is so shimmery and gorgeous, and includes all 5 new In Colors in one pack. I love it!

supplies used for the In Color Ombre Gift Bags made with the Ombre Gift Bags, In Color Shimmery Vellum, and Color & Contour Bundle for the Luv 2 Stamp Annual Catalog Blog Hop.  Project originally designed by Melanie Hockin of Mel's Inky Fingers for the Luv 2 Stamp Annual Catalog Inspirational Blog Hop.

I loved working with the vellum. It is hard to appreciate the shimmer in the photos! But if you look closely, you may see it.

In Color Ombre Gift Bags made with the Ombre Gift Bags, In Color Shimmery Vellum, and Color & Contour Bundle for the Luv 2 Stamp Annual Catalog Blog Hop.  Project originally designed by Melanie Hockin of Mel's Inky Fingers for the Luv 2 Stamp Annual Catalog Inspirational Blog Hop.

To Create this Project:

  • cut a 4″ x 2″ piece of Basic White cardstock
  • die cut a Scalloped Contour rectangle to fit sentiment (I used second to smallest)
  • cut a 3/4″ x 12″ strip of coordinating Shimmer Vellum

Wrap strip of vellum around an Ombre Git Bag, and secure well on the back. Stamp splatters on label in coordinating ink. Add sentiment in Memento Black ink and adhere to vellum. Stamp floral image in Memento Black ink, and color with coordinating Stampin’ Blends. Die cut, and adhere to label. Fancy it up with a silver cord bow and Silver Epoxy Essentials embellishments.

In Color Ombre Gift Bags made with the Ombre Gift Bags, In Color Shimmery Vellum, and Color & Contour Bundle for the Luv 2 Stamp Annual Catalog Blog Hop.  Project originally designed by Melanie Hockin of Mel's Inky Fingers for the Luv 2 Stamp Annual Catalog Inspirational Blog Hop.

Thanks for hopping along with us today on the Luv 2 Stamp Annual Catalog Blog Hop, and hope you enjoyed this beautiful In Color Ombre Gift Bag, with In Color Vellum and Color & Contour Bundle.

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Color Fusers Blog Hop May 2021 – Strip Background

Color Fusers May 2021 blog hop made using the Color & Contour Bundle and custom paper using the strip background technique.  Card design by Melanie Hockin of Mel's Inky Fingers.

Welcome to the May 2021 Color Fusers Blog Hop. This month’s color challenge is full of fun bright colors. I couldn’t resist casing one of the new designer series papers, and creating my own background paper using today’s challenge colors.

Color Fusers May 2021 color challenge is Poppy Parade, Flirty Flamingo, Pool Party, and Bumble Bee.

For today’s card, I used a new designer paper from the Patterned Party Designer Series Paper stack as my inspiration. This paper is one of the host items from the new Annual Catalog that launches tomorrow. This paper collection is full of brightly colored patterns, including one pattern of gorgeous stripes in all different colors!

Strip Background Technique

I wanted to use those stripes on my project, but needed to use the colors of this color challenge, so I created my own, using the Strip Background Technique. It was easy to make by cutting 1/4″ strips of cardstock in all 4 colors, and adhering them to a piece of Basic White Cardstock. I left a bit of space between the strips so the white could show through.

Color Fusers May 2021 project made with the Color & Contour Bundle and custom made striped paper in Poppy Parade.  Card design by Melanie Hockin of Mel's Inky Fingers.

After getting all the strips secured in place, I used the new Scalloped Contours dies and die cut the largest rectangle. I cut that rectangle in half and used the 2 pieces to create today’s cards in different color combos.

Card showing strips to make the custom strip background.  Card design by Melanie Hockin of Mel's Inky Fingers.

The new Color & Contour Bundle is sure to be a hit. The coordinating dies are ah-mazing! All the rectangles have different edge detail, and I just love them. Today’s project uses the largest die, which is a full decorative front layer when not cut in half. I love that!

The Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder was perfect for the subtle background behind the bold stripes.

Strip background technique die cut with the Color & Contour Bundle.  Card design by Melanie Hockin of Mel's Inky Fingers.

I love how the colors just pop! And did you notice the beautiful new Genial Gems Embellishments? They are beautiful! You might not be able to see it, but there are flecks of gold inside the gems!

Strip background technique for the Color Fusers May 2021 blog hop made with the Color & Contour Bundle.  Card design by Melanie Hockin of Mel's Inky Fingers.

To create this project:

  • cut a 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ card base and score at 4 1/4″
  • cut a 4″ x 5 1/4″ coordinating front layer
  • die cut a piece of cardstock with the largest die after completing the strip technique
  • die cut the smallest die in Basic White

Emboss the front layer with the Tasteful Textures 3D embossing folder. Wrap ribbon around layer and tie a twine bow around ends. Adhere layer to card front. Cut your large strip rectangle in. half, and adhere one piece to card front. Stamp sentiment in coordinating ink and add to card front. Embellish as desired with Genial Gems embellishments.

Give it a try!

What I love about today’s technique is it is a perfect way to use up scraps. Once you cover a piece of Basic White paper, you can use it as is or use dies or punches to create whatever shape you would like for your project.

Thank you for joining the Color Fusers May 2021 color challenge using Poppy parade, Flirty Flamingo, Pool Party and Bumblebee with the strip background technique.

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