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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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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