Friendly Flamingo meets Polished Pink

Friday Focus Friendly Flamingo bundle meets Polished Pink using 2021-2023 In Colors and Scalloped Contour Dies with Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper and Trim Combo Pack.  Cards designed by Melanie Hockin of Mel's Inky Fingers.

Friendly Flamingo meets Polished Pink! This bundle pairs perfectly with the new In Color Polished Pink, to create perfect flamingos. Add in some accents using the Scalloped Contours Dies, and I have some great cards to share with you today!

This week for Friday Focus on my Facebook page, I finally got to play with the adorable Friendly Flamingo stamp set and Flamingo Dies. It was perfect timing with the release of the new In Colors, which include Polished Pink — it is a perfect match! The distinctive images on the stamp set are beautiful, and I love the flamingo die with the coordinating wings.

Friday Focus Friendly Flamingo bundle meets Polished Pink using 2021-2023 In Colors and Scalloped Contour Dies with Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper and Trim Combo Pack.  Cards designed by Melanie Hockin of Mel's Inky Fingers.

For the first card, I worked with a classic pink and black color combo. The flamingo die, with coordinating wing dies, makes a great focal point in Polished Pink. I created a soft water scene, and pulled it all together with Black Glittered Ribbon and Matte Black Dots.

And did you notice the new Polished Pink Designer Series Paper?

Friday Focus Friendly Flamingo bundle meets Polished Pink using 2021-2023 In Colors and Scalloped Contour Dies with Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper and Trim Combo Pack.  Cards designed by Melanie Hockin of Mel's Inky Fingers.

The second card is a great mix of old and new. I pulled in the retiring Forever Greenery Designer Paper and combo trim pack. The Forever Greenery Designer Paper is done in all the Stampin’ Up! greens, and there are several really great patterns which coordinate with the flamingos. These items are only available until May 3rd, so get them before they are gone!

Friday Focus Friendly Flamingo bundle meets Polished Pink using 2021-2023 In Colors and Scalloped Contour Dies with Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper and Trim Combo Pack.  Cards designed by Melanie Hockin of Mel's Inky Fingers.

Pale Papaya is one of the gorgeous new In Colors. It was used to create the flowers, which were added to the greenery spray with dimensionals.

Friday Focus Friendly Flamingo bundle meets Polished Pink using 2021-2023 In Colors and Scalloped Contour Dies with Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper and Trim Combo Pack.  Cards designed by Melanie Hockin of Mel's Inky Fingers.

How many new products do you spy?

Can you spot all the new products on today’s cards? I could not resist using the amazing Scalloped Contours Dies on both of them! These are going to be a staple, and you are going to want them. The set includes 5 awesome rectangles, plus a large scallop edge die used on the first card, and some florals.

Thanks for stopping by today to see how Friendly Flamingo meets Polished Pink, plus great accents using Scalloped Contours Dies.

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2021-2023 In Colors and Flowers of Friendship Bundle

In Color Cards using the 2021-2023 In Colors and Flowers of Friendship Bundle and Pansy Petals designer series paper from the 2021 Annual Catalog.  Cards designed by Melanie Hockin of Mel's Inky Fingers.

Today I am sharing the absolutely amazing 2021-2023 In Colors and quick and simple team projects made with the Flowers of Friendship stamp and punch bundle.

The In Colors are always a highlight of mine from every new Annual catalog, and this year, they are phenomenal! I love every single color.

The Flowers of Friendship Bundle is an adorable stamp and punch bundle from the new 2021 Annual catalog. As a demonstrator, one of the best perks is getting early access to products from new catalogs, and this bundle was one of those products. It worked perfectly to create some super quick & simple team meeting projects, which my team enjoyed creating together at our April team meeting. Each mini card focused on one new In Color.

In Color Cards using the 2021-2023 In Colors and Flowers of Friendship Bundle and Pansy Petals designer series paper from the 2021 Annual Catalog.  Cards designed by Melanie Hockin of Mel's Inky Fingers.

The gorgeous designer series paper flowers you see are from the Pansy Petals Designer Series Paper collection. This collection blends all 5 new In Colors, plus a couple others, beautifully.

Pansy Petals designer series paper featuring the 2021-2023 In Colors from the 2021 Annual Catalog.  Used to create cards designed by Melanie Hockin of Mel's Inky Fingers.

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Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you enjoyed the 2021-2023 In Colors and quick and simple team projects made with the Flowers of Friendship stamp and punch bundle.

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Color Fusers Blog Hop April 2021 You Are Amazing Graduation Card

Color Fusers Blog Hop April 2021 graduation card using the you are amazing stamp set.  original card by Melanie Hockin of Mel's inky fingers.

Today I am sharing a Color Fusers Blog Hop April 2021 You Are Amazing Graduation card. Thanks for joining us.

Color Fusers April 2021 Color Challenge with Real Red, Old Olive and Seaside Spray.

The You Are Amazing Stamp Set is from the January to June 2021 Mini Catalog. This set coordinates with the bright and colorful You Are Amazing Project Kit, but it is also a great set for creating sentiment focal points, due to the bold fonts used. The deep colors in this month’s color challenge work perfectly for featuring these bold sentiments. So when I saw this color challenge, I knew it was time to create a graduation card.

Supplies used for the Color Fusers Blog Hop April 2021 graduation card, made with the You Are Amazing stamp set.  Original card by Melanie Hockin of Mel's inky fingers.

I pulled Seaside Spray as the core color for the card base, then brought in the beautiful matching metallic ribbon for an accent. The deeper color from Real Red and Old Olive provided the contrast for the sentiment focal points. Seaside Spray is a retiring In Color, so I am glad I got to enjoy it one more time for this card. It has been a favorite of mine!

Color Fusers Blog Hop April 2021 graduation card using the you are amazing stamp set.  original card by Melanie Hockin of Mel's inky fingers.

After stamping the Congrats sentiment repeatedly on the background layer, I embossed it with the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine using one of my favorite embossing folders, the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder. This has been a staple of mine for a long time, but sadly, it is a retiring product, and is only available while supplies last.

The Hippo & Friends Dies include stitched rectangles with cropped corners, which were a great fit for this sentiment layer. After stamping and die cutting the sentiment, I added Seaside Spray Metallic Ribbon to the back. This is also on the retiring list, and on sale! To get the two-tone sentiment, I used the edge of my ink pads applied directly to the stamp, and inked just the portion of the stamp I wanted colored. You may also use sticky notes to mask off parts of your stamp while inking.

Color Fusers Blog Hop April 2021 graduation card using the you are amazing stamp set.  original card by Melanie Hockin of Mel's inky fingers.

To create this project:

  • cut a 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ Seaside Spray card base, scored at 4 1/4″
  • cut a 4″ x 5 1/4″ Seaside Spray layer for front
  • scrap of Seaside Spray cardstock to die cut a label

Repeatedly stamp sentiment down the left side of front layer using Old Olive ink. Run layer through embossing machine with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder before adhering to card front with dimensionals. Ink sentiment in Old Olive and Real Red ink, and stamp on Seaside Spray scrap. Die cut label using the Hippo & Friends Dies. Add Seaside Spray Metallic Ribbon to label, then adhere to card front with dimensionals. Embellish as desired with Red Rhinestone Basic Jewels. Stamp inside as desired.

I hope you enjoyed this quick and easy card. Graduation season is right around the corner. You can easily make several of these in an evening so you are ready for the occasion!

Thanks for joining us!

I hope you enjoyed the Color Fusers April 2021 Blog Hop You Are Amazing Graduation Card. Now hop along with the other Color Fusers for even more fun projects!

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