Color Fusers May 2022 Paradise Palms Diorama Card

Thank you for joining us today for the Color Fusers May 2022 blog hop where I am featuring a diorama card made with the Paradise Palms stamp bundle and ink blending technique.

As soon as I saw this month’s color combination, I thought beach, and knew exactly what I wanted to share with you!

The Paradise Palms stamp set and Palms dies coordinate, and provide the tools to create amazing beach scenes.

Blended Ink Background

To create this background, I used Blending Brushes, and the color challenge colors. Blending Brushes are may favorite way to add ink to backgrounds. They give you great control over color intensity and the ability for smooth color transition. Simply apply ink to the brush, and make small circular motions to apply the ink in light layers. Continue to build up color until you reach your desired color intensity.

For this background, I chose not to blend it entirely smooth, to represent the color variation of the sky.

The key to successful color blending is to use light pressure on the brush, and start your circular motion off the edge of your cardstock, so you don’t get blotchy color on your project.

And what do you think of the texture on this front layer, isn’t it neat? I used the Painted Texture 3D Embossing Folder.

To create this card:

  • use a 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ Balmy Blue card base scored at 4 1/4″
  • cut a 4″ x 5 1/4″ piece of Balmy Blue for the embossed front layer
  • use a 3 3/4″ x 5″ piece of Basic White for stamping and ink blending
  • prepare one Balmy Blue label

Using a Blending Brush, add color to the white layer. Stamp trees in Memento Black, and beach in Crumb Cake, then adhere to card front. Die cut a diorama opening from the Balmy Blue layer, then emboss with embossing folder of choice. Adhere over stamping using dimensionals. Stamp sentiment in Memento Black ink on a die cut label. Add Linen Thread to back of sentiment piece and adhere to card front. Embellish as desired using Faux Sea Glass Shapes.

Thanks for stopping by!

Thank you for joining us today for the Color Fusers May 2022 blog hop where I featured a diorama card made with the Paradise Palms stamp bundle and ink blending technique.

Now hop along with the other Color Fusers to see all the awesome projects we have to share! Next up is Sue Vine, who always has a fun project for you.

Or you can go back to the talented Brenda Nelson, to see her amazing project.

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2022-2024 In Color Club

Without a doubt, the most anticipated part of every Annual Catalog is the new In Color collection. And this year, they are FABULOUS!

Introducing: the 2022-2024 In Colors

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In Color Club

If you love adding new colors to your collection, then the In Color Club is for you! It includes a full collection delivered to you monthly, to create with and enjoy. In the past, this has been very popular, and this year will not disappoint!

Each month, from May to September, you will get a kit of one new In Color collection. Each collection contains several products in the same In Color. By the last month, you will have a complete collection of In Color products.

Each month, you will get the following items:

  • 1 Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • 1 Classic Ink Refill
  • 1 Stampin’ Write Marker
  • 1 set of Stampin’ Blends (2 markers)
  • 12 sheets of 8 1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock
  • 8 sheets of 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper in 4 different patterns
  • 4 sheets of 6″ x 6″ In Color Glimmer Paper
  • 1 spool of In Color Twine (10 yards)
  • 1 hand-stamped card in your color of the month
  • 1 product sampler gift
  • 1 Color Coach Card

You will also receive a project tutorial, with supply lists, measurements, and step-by-step instructions to create 12 projects using your In Colors.

At the end of your In Color Club, you will have the following:

  • 5 Classic Stampin’ Pads
  • 5 Classic Ink Refills
  • 5 Stampin’ Write Markers
  • 5 sets of Stampin’ Blends (10 markers)
  • 60 sheets of 8 1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock
  • 40 sheets of 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper
  • 20 sheets of 6″ x 6″ In Color Glimmer Paper
  • 5 spools of Twine
  • 5 hand-stamped cards
  • 5 product gifts
  • 1 set of Color Coach Cards
  • 12 project tutorials to create with your new In Colors

The Details:

  • $48/month
  • 5 month club
  • RSVP by Sunday, May 1rst
  • Optional shipping available
  • Payment due the 30th of each month, April – August
  • Products ordered the 1st of each month, May – September
  • Kits ready to ship around the 15th of each month, May – September
  • Delayed products or backorders could affect kit contents. Products will ship in the next kit after they become available.

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Color Fusers April 2022 Blog Hop Iconic Fern

Thanks for joining us for the Color Fusers April 2022 Blog Hop where I am featuring the Iconic dies and simplicity with a repetitive fern pattern and splatter background.

This color challenge of earthy colors seemed a perfect mix for the Iconic Dies. I love the organic vibe of this set, and thought it would be a great pairing. I decided to focus on the beautiful detail of the fern die, and created a simplistic card to really let it shine!

Iconic Dies

The subtle splatter background is just enough to provide a little pop of color and shimmer behind the ferns. To create the splatter, pick up ink on a Water Painter and flick bristles on the edge of it’s cap to create splatter. I used this same technique for the Wink of Stella shimmer. It is hard to see in the picture, but is is a lovely shimmery speckle background.

The sentiment is stamped in the same color ink as the splatter background to pull it through the project. And this little sentiment….it is from one of my favorite bundles, Many Messages. Stamp once, die cut once, and you have a bunch of adorable sentiment pieces to use on projects!

Many Messages Stamp Set
Messages Die

Look how cute the different shapes are, and the stitching detail on so many of these!

Last chance for these supplies!

The 2021-2022 Annual Catalog Last Chance List has been released, and most of the items used on today’s project are on this list! The Iconic Dies, Many Messages stamp set, Messages Dies, Bumblebee cardstock, and the adorable Metallic Pearls. All of these products are while supplies last – so grab yours before they sell out! Bumblebee is one of the five retiring In Colors. Anything in these color will also be retiring on May 2nd!

To create this project:

  • cut a 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ Thick Basic White card base, score at 4 1/4″
  • Basic White layer 3 3/4″ x 5
  • 3 ferns from colored cardstock
  • a sentiment label

Using a Water Painter, splatter Bermuda Bay ink on front layer, then splatter Wink of Stella. Let Dry. Die cut three ferns from coordinating cardstock. Adhere to front layer. Stamp sentiment in Bermuda Bay ink on Basic White cardstock and die cut. Adhere a piece of twine to back of sentiment and adhere sentiment to card front with dimensionals. Rough up edges of layer with fingernail, and adhere to card front with dimensionals. Embellish as desired with Metallic Pearls.

Thanks for stopping by!

Thanks for joining us for the Color Fusers April 2022 Blog Hop today where I featured the Iconic dies and simplicity with a repetitive fern pattern and splatter background. I hope you enjoyed today’s projects!

Now hop along with the other Color Fusers!

Next up is a lovely project from Sue:

Or go back to see Janneke’s beautiful project:

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To earn this FREE, simple choose at least $50 in Stampin’ Up! products, and use the current host code at check out. I will then send this to you via email. Each month is a different tutorial, which includes step-by -step instructions and supply lists for 12 projects!