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!

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