Color Fusers February 2024 It’s a Science

Birthday card created for the Color Fusers February 2024 blog hop featuring the It's A Science stamp set, Simply Elegant Trim, and Rhinestone Basic jewels by Stampin' Up! Card created and designed by Melanie Hockin of Mel's Inky Fingers.

Welcome to the February 2024 Color Fusers Blog Hop where I am sharing a project made with the adorable It’s a Science stamp set.

This month, the talented Color Fusers Design Team is featuring a color theme of blues with purple. You will get a great look at 3 retiring colors, Tahitian Tide, Orchid Oasis, and Starry Sky. I have loved working with these colors, and if you love what you see today, I would grab them while you can! They retire in just a couple short months!

For today’s project, I stuck to the basics, to create a simple card. Stamping on Basic White cardstock really allows ink colors to pop, and the darker colors of this month’s color challenge really do create a pop of color! I love the simplicity, and was able to add in some fun elements, while sticking to the simple design.

Birthday card created for the Color Fusers February 2024 blog hop featuring the It's A Science stamp set, Simply Elegant Trim, and Rhinestone Basic jewels by Stampin' Up! Card created and designed by Melanie Hockin of Mel's Inky Fingers.

To create interest, I used Wink of Stella with my Stampin’ Blends to add shimmer to the beaker contents, and glimmer bubbles coming from the beakers. The watercolored blue haze was easy to add using a Water Painter dipped in Tahitian Tide ink.

Birthday card created for the Color Fusers February 2024 blog hop featuring the It's A Science stamp set, Simply Elegant Trim, and Rhinestone Basic jewels by Stampin' Up! Card created and designed by Melanie Hockin of Mel's Inky Fingers.

The bling elements finish it off nicely, created with Simply Elegant Trim and Rhinestones Basics Jewels.

To Create This Card

  • Card base – Thick Basic White cardstock 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
  • Front layer – Basic White cardstock 5 x 3 3/4
  • Sentiment – Basic White cardstock 2 1/2″ x 5/8″

Stamp beakers across front layer. Color in contents with coordinating Stampin’ Blends. Add wink of Stella over the Stampin’ Blends coloring. Using Tahitian Tide ink and a Water Painter, add a bit of color at the top of each beaker to create blue haze. Stamp bubbles in Tahitian Tide ink, stamping off twice before stamping image. Add small dots of Wink of Stella to the blue haze, and rhinestones as desired. Tie a silver cord bow around front layer, then adhere front layer to card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Stamp sentiment in Starry Sky ink on Basic White strip. Punch end with Banner Pick-A-Punch, and adhere to card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Thank You

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you enjoyed my project for the Color Fusers Blog Hop. Now hop along to see what the others are sharing! The projects are awesome!

Next up is Kim McGillis and I know you will love her gorgeous project!

Or you may go back to see Stacey Marsh’s creative project!

Sale-a-bration is well underway! It’s the biggest promotion of the year, where you can select a FREE item with every $50 in product purchases! So many exclusive items to choose from, you are sure to find something you love!

You may click one any of the items below for more details, or to visit my online store.



Carnival Treats Donuts and Sale-A-Bration

Card made with the Carnival Treats Host Stamp Set and Iridescent Foil Gems from the January - April 2024 Mini Catalog and the Heartfelt Hellos Sale-A-Bration 2024 stamp set. Project created by Melanie Hockin of Mel's Inky Fingers.

Today I am diving into a new catalog, and sharing the Carnival Treats Host Stamp Set and new products from the January – April 2024 Mini Catalog, which recently launched. I love new catalogs! It’s also time to Sale-A-Brate! Let me share more….

With each catalog, Stampin’ Up! releases Host-Only items. These items can be earned free, when you have a qualifying order, or group of orders, to earn Host Rewards. Host-Only items can be purchased with the Host Reward dollars earned, so they are free! This project pairs not only the free host set, but a Sale-A-Bration 2024 stamp set, Heartfelt Hellos.

Card made with the Carnival Treats Host Stamp Set and Iridescent Foil Gems from the January - April 2024 Mini Catalog and the Heartfelt Hellos Sale-A-Bration 2024 stamp set. Project created by Melanie Hockin of Mel's Inky Fingers.

Time to Sale-A-Brate!

Each year, Stampin’ Up! kicks off the year with the Sale-A-Bration promotion. This year, in January and February, you earn free products with any purchase of at least $50. The best part, you get to pick your free gift! There are many items to choose from, and there is no limit to how many you may earn!

Both of the stamp sets on today’s project are fun and versatile. And look at that label! I absolutely love the new die set, Everyday Details Dies. There are both circles and rectangles in this die set featuring that beautiful eyelet detail.

Card made with the Carnival Treats Host Stamp Set and Iridescent Foil Gems from the January - April 2024 Mini Catalog and the Heartfelt Hellos Sale-A-Bration 2024 stamp set. Project created by Melanie Hockin of Mel's Inky Fingers.

If donuts aren’t your thing, there are plenty of other yummy treats to feature from this stamp set! You sure can’t go wrong with this one.

And how fun is it to change up the colors! I brought in bright colors to make this playful and fun. I switched out the White Organdy Glittered Ribbon for Pool Party Crinkle Ribbon, and the Iridescent Foil Gems for Opaque Faceted Gems to coordinate with the colors. Both the Pool Party Ribbon, and Faceted Gems are free Sale-A-Bration items!

To Create this Card

  • 4 1/4″ x 11″ Thick Basic White card base, scored at 5 1/2″
  • 4″ x 5 1/4″ Basic White cardstock front layer
  • 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ Basic White cardstock for stamping
  • large Basic White die cut label

Fold card base in half and burnish well. Splatter Wink of Stella on front layer and set aside to dry. Once dry, tie ribbon around layer, then adhere to card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Stamp 3 donuts each, using Bubble Bath and Crumb Cake ink on Basic White cardstock. Fussy cut the Crumb Cake Donuts, and the pink frosting portion from the Bubble Bath donuts. Adhere the pink frosting over the Crumb Cake donuts. Arrange donuts onto front layer, and adhere in place. Stamp sentiment in black ink on Basic White label, and adhere to card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Embellish as desired with gems. Stamp sentiment inside card as desired in black ink.

Thank You

Thanks for stopping by today to see the adorable Carnival Treats Stamp set, and get a peek at some new Sale-A-Bration items. If you were inspired to try creating this project, click on any of the items below to visit my online store for more details.



Color Fusers January 2024-Sale-A-Bration

Watercolor Melon stamp set, Perennial Postage Die Set and In Color Specialty Paper to create an all-occasion card featuring the Watercolor Melon Sale-a-bration stamp set for the January 2024 Color Fusers blog hop. Card designed by Melanie Hockin of Mel's Inky Fingers featuring the new Stampin' Up! Watercolor Melon stamp set and Perennial Postage die set.

I’m kicking off 2024 celebrating Sale-a-bration, and sharing both the adorable Watercolor Melon and Heartfelt Hello stamp sets for the January 2024 Color Fusers Blog Hop!

Thanks for joining, and Happy New Year!

Sale-a-bration is always an exciting time. After all, who doesn’t love to earn FREE products when you shop?!

Today’s stamp sets are adorable, and I can’t wait to create even more with them! The Heartfelt Hellos sentiments are awesome! Both are free with a minimum purchase starting January 4th!

Watercolor Melon stamp set, Perennial Postage Die Set and In Color Specialty Paper to create an all-occasion card featuring the Watercolor Melon Sale-a-bration stamp set for the January 2024 Color Fusers blog hop. Card designed by Melanie Hockin of Mel's Inky Fingers featuring the new Stampin' Up! Watercolor Melon stamp set and Perennial Postage die set.

This months color challenge is perfect to use with the Watercolor Melon stamp set. I pulled in the 2022-2024 In Color Textured Specialty Paper as the card base. I love the texture it adds, and the shimmer is beautiful! It worked great to pair with the Watercolor Melon stamp set. It was easy to stamp the sentiment for more interest to the background. Using specialty papers is a great way to add variety to your projects.

New Stampin’ Up! Products

Are you wondering about that white die cut? Well, that is a new die set in the January – April 2024 Mini Catalog that launches this week, called Perennial Postage. It is part of an amazing product suite, that I know you will love! I will use these dies a lot!

Watercolor Melon stamp set, Perennial Postage Die Set and In Color Specialty Paper to create an all-occasion card featuring the Watercolor Melon Sale-a-bration stamp set for the January 2024 Color Fusers blog hop. Card designed by Melanie Hockin of Mel's Inky Fingers featuring the new Stampin' Up! Watercolor Melon stamp set and Perennial Postage die set.

To finish it all off, I stayed true to form and blinged it up. I created custom rhinestones by coloring Rhinestone Basic Jewels with a Parakeet Party Stampin’ Blends Marker, and paired them with metallic ribbon.

To Create this Card:

  • Card base of In Color Textured Specialty Paper cut 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
  • Front layer of In Color Textured Specialty Paper cut 5 1/4″ x 4″
  • Vellum layer cut 2 1/2″ x 3 1/4″
  • Basic White cardstock die-cut with 2″ x 2 3/4″ Perennial Postage Die
  • Inside layer of Basic White cardstock cut 4 3/4″ x 3 1/2″

Randomly stamp sentiment on front layer in Parakeet Party ink. Tie ribbon bow around layer, than adhere to card front with dimensionals. Stamp sentiment on die-cut in Memento Black ink. Splatter with Daffodil Delight ink, and adhere to Vellum layer. Adhere Vellum layer to card front with dimensionals. On a scrap of Basic White cardstock, stamp watermelon rind in Parakeet Party ink. Stamp inside of watermelon in Melon Mambo ink. Add seeds in Memento Black ink. Punch with Modern Oval punch, trim, and adhere to card front with dimensionals. Color Basic Rhinestone Jewels with a Parakeet Party Stampin’ Blends Marker and add to card. Stamp inside sentiment in Memento Black ink on Basic White layer and adhere inside card.

Thank You

Thanks for stopping by for the Color Fusers Blog Hop where I have shared a card to kick off the 2024 Sale-a-bration for the January 2024 Color Fusers Blog Hop! Now I hope you hop along with the rest of the Color Fusers team.

Next up is an amazing project shared by Kim McGillis.

Or you may go back to my talented friend Stacey Marsh.