All occasion card featuring the Two Tone Floral and Something Fancy bundles created for the April 2024 Color Fusers blog hop. Card designed by Melanie Hockin of Mel's Inky Fingers featuring Stampin' Up! Two Tone Floral and Something Fancy stamp sets and Two Tone Floral and Something Fancy die sets.

Welcome to the Color Fusers April 2024 blog hop! This month, we have great spring colors, featuring a retiring In Color, Parakeet Party. It was time to create a beautiful all-occasion floral card with the Two Tone Flora set and coordinating Something Fancy set, which worked perfectly with this color challenge.

Color Fusers April 2024 color challenge featuring Parakeet Party, Granny Apple Green and Calypso Coral.

Two Tone Flora

The Two Tone Flora stamp and die set is one of my favorite florals. I love how easy it is to create fancy flowers with the layering stamps, making the flowers just pop! And the large background die in the Two Tone Flora Die Set is amazing! It is perfect both as a layer, and to create a mask for so many other techniques. I kept it simple, using as a layer today. The detail is gorgeous!

Amazing flowers are easy to create, even with one ink color. I used Calypso Coral on today’s project. To create a lighter color, ink your stamp, then stamp on a piece of scrap paper before stamping on your project. This is sometimes called second generation stamping, and creates a lighter color image. The detail stamp was then stamped with a fully inked stamp, looking darker.

All occasion card featuring the Two Tone Floral and Something Fancy bundles created for the April 2024 Color Fusers blog hop. Card designed by Melanie Hockin of Mel's Inky Fingers featuring Stampin' Up! Two Tone Floral and Something Fancy stamp sets and Two Tone Floral and Something Fancy die sets.

This sentiment set is called Something Fancy. It has beautiful script and block fonts. And the sentiments are lovely.

The Something Fancy Stamp Set has a great coordinating die set, called Something Fancy Dies, which creates awesome labels.

This die set works with just about any sentiment set, so it is a great staple item for your stash!

All occasion card featuring the Two Tone Floral and Something Fancy bundles created for the April 2024 Color Fusers blog hop. Card designed by Melanie Hockin of Mel's Inky Fingers featuring Stampin' Up! Two Tone Floral and Something Fancy stamp sets and Two Tone Floral and Something Fancy die sets.

Retiring Soon!

Most of the products I used on today’s project will be retiring soon. The Two Tone Flora stamp and die sets, Something Fancy stamp and die sets, ribbon, gems, and Parakeet Party ink, are available until the end of the month, or while supplies last. So if you love any of these items, grab them before they are gone!

To create this project:

  • Calypso Coral Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″ for card base
  • Calypso Coral Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″, die cut with the background die for front layer
  • Basic White Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ for stamped images
  • Basic White Cardstock: 4″ x 2″ for label to fit chosen sentiment

Adhere die cut background to card front, trimming as needed. Stamp sentiment in Memento Black ink, and die cut label. Adhere to card front. Stamp several flowers in Calypso Coral ink using the stamping technique described above. Die cut with coordinating dies. Stamp foliage and small leaf images in Granny Apple Green and Parakeet Party ink. Die cut with coordinating dies. Arrange pieces on card front. Tie a ribbon bow and adhere behind large flower. Adhere flowers in place, using Stampin’ Dimensionals on some. Stamp inside sentiment in Memento Black ink.

Thank You

Thanks for hopping with the Color Fusers today! I hope you continue to hop along to see what the other Color Fusers have to share. Next up is the creative Bonnie O’neill.

Or you may go back to see the gorgeous project Kim McGillis is sharing.