May Color Fusers Blog Hop

Hi there friends, and welcome back to color fusers monthly blog hop.

Aren ‘t these colors delicious together?   Whisper White and Very Vanilla are my go-to card base colors.  I have always believed that when you make a card using white as the base the card is pretty and when you use vanilla as your base your project becomes elegant.

I also love to layer and mix Whisper White and Very Vanilla together.  I think layering those two basic colors makes your projects gorgeous.

For this month’s hop, we are also working with the colors Emerald Envy, Flirty Flamingo, and Perfect Plum.  Emerald Envy is a strong color.  So I thought I would tone it down just a bit by layering vanilla leaves over the top of the Emerald Envy leaves.  I love how the Emerald color peeks through just enough.  I love the subtleness that the layering created.


 

I wanted the rose to stand out so I used Flirty Flamingo card stock.  However, I layered Flirty Flamingo roses on top of a bed of Very Vanilla roses.  Layering created the fullness that I was looking for plus added even more interest.

Here is my layering order.  I started with one large rose in Flirty Flamingo, then one large rose in Very Vanilla.  Next, I added two small Very Vanilla roses and then three small Flirty Flamingo roses.  To make the center of the rose look finished I added bling.

The roses are all attached to each other in the center so that the rest of the flower can lift and separate.

After I finished making my rose  I started to make the card.  I simply layered a piece of embossed cardstock onto the card base.  Then about midway on the card, I added some lace ribbon vertically.

Now I was ready to position the rose onto the card.  I again only added glue to the center of the rose in order to allow the rest of the flower and leaves to lift.  My last step was to scatter Whisper White pearls here and there.

When I was layering the rose the fullness reminded me of a birds nest.   I decided I would try making a nest and see if my vision would develop.   I started with a white pizza box.  First I embossed the box.  Then I started layering small vanilla roses together.  Yes, just as I thought a nest was created.  When I cut out the small Perfect Plum flower I grabbed three of the egg-shaped scrap pieces that fell out and stamped them with the dotted stamp in the set.

Can you see the three eggs in the nest?  You may have to look carefully.   I then stamped and cut out the bird.  Lastly, I colored the bird in using an aqua painter and Emerald Envy ink.

Wink of Stella was used to make the little flower shimmer.   I colored Whisper White ribbon with Flirty Flamingo Ink and an aqua painter.  Once the ribbon was dry I made a bow and attached it to the box using mini glue dots.

I hope you like my gift box and card ensemble, they were fun to design.  Do you agree that using Very Vanilla card stock for the nest made this project a little more elegant?

Now head over to Sarah’s blog, I personally can’t wait to see her creations

 

Live Loved My Friends ~ Beverlee

 

 

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Color Fusers April 2018 Blog Hop

Welcome to this month’s blog hop.  It’s my pleasure to have you back.

When I was assigned these three colors to work with I immediately thought PARTY.  I think these colors are very festive.   With that thought in mind, I started to create.

I started by making a card that could be used for any celebration.  We always think Birthday but in reality, this design can be used when you are celebrating a retirement, a graduation, an engagement, a new job, a new house, any occasion that is special.  Change up the colors to match the occasion but the design can stay the same.

This silver gable box is perfect for gift giving.  I love how the card says celebrate and the coordinating gift box says amazing you.

The Celebrate You thinlits are fantastic.  You can use these three words in so many different ways.  No worries if you didn’t earn them during SALE-A-BRATION, they will be available in the  2018-2019 annual catalog, WHOOHOO!   Put them on your wish list now.

There is something else that I really want to point out.  The Sweet Soiree Ready Shreddie.  I think we all love shreddie as a filler but look at what else you can do with it.  On the card I used the shreddie as balloon strings.  I think that the silver crinkle in the shreddie really makes the card pop.  For even more shimmer the balloons are colored in with clear Wink of Stella too but you can’t see that in this picture.

For the inside of the card, I think this bold sentiment says it all?  Again this sentiment is perfect for any celebration.  This sentiment is all one stamp but in order to make it two different colors I stamped it once in Melon Mambo and then on a scrap piece of card stock I stamped it again in Bermuda Bay.  I cut out the “we need to celebrate this” and attached it to the Melon Mambo sentiment using mini dimensionals.

Here is a close up of the front of the card for you.  I love the fact that you can use the striped embossing folder vertically as it was intended to be used or at an angle like I did here.  You can even make a check pattern with the striped folder by running it through the big shot vertically then turning the cardstock horizontally and running it through again.  This folder is so versatile.  Did you notice the hardwood on the Melon Mombo cardstock?  I love layering texture onto more texture. Two layers of different textures can really improve the look of your cards.

Let’s talk about the Sweet Soiree Shreddie again.  Here is another way you can use it.  I wrapped one strand of shreddie around each white candy stick.  The sticks are plain white, but the minute I added this beautiful silver shreddie to them they transformed into festive party sticks.  This shreddie can be used many ways and that is a good thing to know.  Stampin’ Up’s pack of shreddie contains a bag of White, Silver and Dark Pink shreddie.  Three whole bags makes a shreddie purchase a good deal.

How do you like the ribbon on this box? It’s the white silver trim ribbon.  I colored the white part of the ribbon ( the center) with a Bermuda Bay dark blend. I love this ribbon because as long as you have blends you can color it and make it any color that you need.  Notice how the blends don’t color the silver trim.  I love that, I want the silver to stay intact and it does.

I hope you enjoyed my projects and most of all I hope you learned something while visiting.  I enjoy teaching so thank you so much for stopping by.

Now it’s time for you to hop on over to see what beautiful art waits for you on Kelly’s Blog.

 

 

Live Loved My Friends ~ Beverlee

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March Color Fusers Blog Hop

Welcome to the March 2018 Color Fusers blog hop.  The four Stampin’ Up! Colors featured this month are another fabulous combination that we think you will love.

In addition to the color combo, I’m sharing projects made with the NEW Sale-A-Bration item “Basket Weave Dynamic Impressions Folder”.  When I first saw the weave that this folder creates I thought to myself, how can I make a basket and incorporate this pattern?

Here is the basket I made.

I made this basket using the Basket Weave folder and the “Lot’s of Labels Framelit Dies”.  I love the way it turned out.  The basket will hold one medium sized Easter egg or a sprinkle of smaller candies such as Jelly Beans or Candy Kisses.  To fill the basket I shredded Pear Pizazz cardstock which created the Easter grass.  The grass acts as a filler and a base for the treats that you put inside.

I think that Rich Razzleberry cardstock makes a beautiful basket.  It is bright and fun and festive.  The Crushed Curry cardstock and the pansy punch made a flower that really pops off of the Rich Razzleberry basket.  Two layers of leaves made with Pear Pizzazz and Garden Green cardstock set the flower center stage.  Look closely at the flower and the leaves.  They are all painted with a dry aqua painter and the matching ink refill color.  I really like the effect that the dry brush created.

A tiny bow and the lace of a white paper doily finish off the basket’s focal point.

Below is a close up for you.

 

Making a card was easy.  I picked up the “Amazing You” Sale~A~Bration stamp set and layered cardstock using this months color combination of course.  To add a bit of richness to the card I added Rich Razzleberry ink to the folder prior to embossing the cardstock. Notice how the basket weave image has little splashes of ink here and there.  Honestly, I don’t know how that happened but I love it.  I just inked up the side of the folder that has the SU logo on it and placed the cardstock in and ran it through the Big Shot like normal and this effect emerged.

 

You may be able to see the splashes of ink better in this picture. I must point out that the floral spread is laying on an embossed piece of Whisper White cardstock.  That embossed piece was created using the “Lots of Labels Framelit Dies.  So those Framelits made the basket and the embossed embellishment on the card.  Thinlits and Framelits are so versatile I just love them.

Let me know what you think.  I love your comments.  Enjoy using this color combo and thanks for stopping in.  Have fun hopping on over to see all the creations my teammates have created for you.

 

Live Loved My Friends ~

 

 

 

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February Color Fusers Blog Hop

Hi there and welcome to my blog.  This month our team is sharing the fabulous color combination that you see above.  I’ve always loved Real Red and Basic Gray so this months assignment excited me.  I especially loved adding Smokey Slate and Powder Pink to the mix.  I must admit I was curious to see what these four colors would look like together because I’ve never combined them before. I love it and I’m sure I will use these colors together often.

I decided to make a gate fold card for you today.  I also wanted to use the Stampin’ Up! Bundle “Petal Palette”.  Everything I’ve seen made with this bundle is gorgeous.  This bundle is so easy to use and all the elements go together perfectly.

To enhance the Smokey Slate cardstock panels I embossed them using the Garden Trellis Embossing Folder and then I rounded every corner.  To round the corners I used the corner rounder that is built into the envelope punch board.

All of the images were cut out using the “Petal Palette” thinlits.  I used Memento Black Ink to stamp all of the sentiments and the bird.  Lastly, I colored in the little bird with Real Red Ink and an Aquapainter.

To dress up the inside of the card, I cut a 1″ strip of Basic Gray Cardstock and embossed it.   Then I cut another trellis image in white and tucked it behind the embossed strip.

The heart was made with a punch that has been discontinued however the Cookie Cutter Builder Punch has a heart image that you could use.

Here are some close-ups of the front panels for you.  Adding glimmer paper to each flower helped them stand out.

Adding pearls added even more glam.

Wink of Stella on the little heart makes it stand out.

Here is another card made with all the same colors and the same bundle.  I just changed it up slightly to make a Sympathy card.

I hope that you enjoyed your visit here.  Now you can hop on over to Jo Anne Hewins blog to see what she made just for you.

 

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Color Fusers January Blog Hop

 

Happy New Year everyone!  I’m so glad that you are visiting today’s blog hop on this first day of 2018.

There is so much to share with you.  The Color Fuser Team is going to show you samples of beautiful cards and 3-D items using the color combination above.

For today’s hop I chose to work with the SWEET SOIREE SUITE.  This suite is gorgeous.  This suite not only has a bundle it has coordinating  embellishments.  In this suite you will find an embellishment kit that is to die for.  The suite also has silver and white bakers twine,  an embossing folder, designer series paper, ribbon,, silver mini gable boxes and shreddie.  Everything looks beautiful together.  With all that product you can’t help but make beautiful works of art.

Now lets talk about my card.  The card base is made from Marina Mist card stock.  Then I added a layer of Whisper White card stock onto the base.  The addition of the Whisper White card stock added a nice boarder to the whole design.  Next I added embossed Silver Foil paper as a third layer.  With the base finished I was ready for a focal point.

For the focal point I selected the cake and cake stand from bundle.   In order to make the cake stand out I had to add one more layer underneath it.  I chose Whisper White card stock again because it’s crisp and clean and it would not compete with the other elements of this design.  Notice though that I embossed this layer across the middle.  I love the folders that come in a pair because you can emboss a small amount of card stock or the whole card.

The sentiment  “Celebrate”  was stamped in Marina Mist ink.  Having the word Celebrate in the left top corner created balance.  The sentiment is very generic so you can use this card for an event that’s worth celebrating.  I really like that versatility.

Lastly I started ( baking ) stamping the cake.  This stamp set is a two step stamp set, so for the first step of the cake I used Soft Sky ink.  For the second step ( the detail of the cake)  I used Marina Mist ink.  The contrast of those two colors is very attractive and allows the images to show through perfectly.  Lastly I used the thinlits to cut everything out.

 

Lets go back to the sentiment CELEBRATE for a moment.  I want you to look closely at the font.   Isn’t the font lovely?  I really really like it.  Most of the other sentiments in the set are in the same font style.  You just can’t go wrong with this bundle.

 

Below is a close up of the cards focal point.  I want you to see all the detail.  The flower topper is layered.  Layering the cake topper makes the cake more realistic.  The vellum bouquet comes from the embellishment kit.   I literally just popped it out of it’s packaging and adhered it down.   A faceted gem on the largest flower seemed appropriate so I added one and yes the gem added the perfect amount of bling.

The Whisper White Organza ribbon flows nicely down the left side of this card.  That ribbon coordinates with everything, I’ve been using it a lot.  It’s a great staple to have.

I’m excited about this bundle and this color combo.  Give these colors a try and have fun hopping on over to my team mates blogs.

As an added bonus I’m sharing a silver gable box that I dressed up with the embellishment kit and the suites designer series paper.

Live Loved my friends, Beverlee

 

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Color Fusers Blog Hop

Welcome everyone!  I’m excited to announce that I have been asked to be part of this fabulous group.  As a member of this team I will be posting A COLOR FUSER idea the first Monday of every month.

This month our blog hop gives you a variety of projects that you can case using Stampin’ Up Colors, Emerald Envy~Cherry Cobbler~Tranquil Tide and Whisper White.

I made this Christmas card using this month’s color fusers colors.  The stamp sets that I used were meant to be used during Halloween, but I wanted to show you how you can continue using them during Christmas.

The sentiments on this card are from this month’s Paper Pumpkin Kit. I’m here to show you how versatile Stampin’ Up! colors and stamps really are.

The JOY JOY JOY and the chimney are  stamped in Cherry Cobbler ink to coordinate with the card base. JOY is one of the stamps in this month’s Paper Pumpkin kit.  I dressed up JOY by placing a pearl as the dot on the lower case J. Adding a simple pearl can take your project to another level.

I layered Emerald Envy card stock onto the Cherry Cobbler card base and then began creating my scene on the Whisper White clean slate. The house stamp is from the stamp set ” SWEET HOME”.  I stamped it using Tranquil Tide ink onto Whisper White card stock.  Then I fussy cut it out.  I did the same thing with the door and the window.  I used a striped boarder stamp from he same set and Cherry Cobbler ink to stamp a decorative trim on the house.  Every house needs a chimney so I took the brick fence post from the stamp set “GRAVEYARD GATE” inked it up, stamped it and fussy cut it out too.  Then all I had to do was mount the chimney behind the house.  The post worked as a chimney just as I imagined.  WHOOHOO!

I also wanted to suggest that Santa was sliding down the chimney, so I used a Cherry Cobbler marker and colored the head of the little ghost in the “SWEET HOME” set and stamped it onto Whisper White card stock.  Next I colored it in and added a WHITE PERFECT ACCENT to the tip.  Viola! Santa’s hat.  I then placed the hat at the top of the chimney to complete my vision.

The Spriggs on the gable of the house are from the “Pretty Pines Thinlets”.  I needed the spriggs to stand out so I used Emerald Envy card stock.  They now stand out and coordinate with the layer piece under the Whisper White scene,

The finishing touches were the embossing paste and the dazzling diamonds glitter.  Those two products created snow instantly.

For the inside of the card I used the same thinlits, pearls and colors.  The Merry and Bright sentiment is another stamp from this months Paper Pumpkin.

I hope I’ve encouraged you to combine your stamp sets when creating.  LOOK at your stamps and see what other images pop out at you.

Go out of the box with your colors.  Who would have thought these four colors would look good together?

Here is a close up of the chimney and Santa’s hat.  You can also see the detail of the candy striped trim.  SU paste and glitter are perfect for tis time of year, so grab some.

Stampin’ Up! provides so many ribbons.  This one is our Tranquil Tide 1/2″ Finely Woven Ribbon.  This ribbon comes in the five In~Colors.  Collect them with time, they add so much to your work.

To order any of these products all you have to do is click on a product image below.

Thank you for visiting, enjoy your next stop and HAVE A MERRY CHRISTMAS.

Beverlee

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