Color Fusers July Blog Hop

Happy July and welcome back to the Color Fusers Blog Hop.  We all hope that you are inspired to try these fabulous colors.  Have fun hoppin’ around.

Today I have two thank you card designs to share with you.  In addition to the colors, I want to highlight the NEW Thank you thinlit.

Let’s get started.  For card number 1, I wanted a whimsical base to back up the THANK YOU sentiment.   In order to do that I embossed a piece of Whisper White cardstock using the Simple Striped folder.  That little bit of texture underneath the thank you added just the right touch.

CARD #1

To add even more whimsy I cut the O out of the word YOU and added a flower in its place.  I think that embellishing the O’s in words is so darn cute.  You can use flowers, hearts or any image that fits the O spaces.  I love this technique.  After embellishing the O area, I didn’t think that the focal point needed much more.   One pearl and a bit of ribbon finished everything off.

Now for the card base.   I built up the card by adding three layers of cardstock under the focal point.  I used Poppy Parade cardstock for the card base.   Next, I simply added a layer of Blueberry Bushel cardstock on top.  The contrast between Poppy Parade and Blueberry Bushel is striking.  One of my favorite parts of this card though is the polka dots.  I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the Polka Dot Basic folder. To make this polka dot piece of cardstock two-toned I placed Balmy Blue ink directly onto the inside flap of the folder.  I always add the ink to the side of the folder that has the Stampin’ Up Logo on it.  By adding ink to that specific side of the folder you will ensure that the polka dots that are popped up remain the original color of the cardstock and that the rest of the cardstock will soak up the ink.  I actually squealed with delight when I saw the transformation.  Balmy Blue is one of my new favorite colors!  I will be using this color a lot, that is for sure.

Now let’s talk about the THANK YOU Thinlit.  I like to work with large images.  I like large images because I can easily build a focal point around them.  See how the THANK YOU takes up the whole space on the striped cardstock, its full, bright and fun.  To get that look just cut a piece of cardstock around the size of the thinlit and start to build.   When you are done with your focal point, add your layered base and you are done.  This is a very versatile layout I think you will find it one you can use over and over.

Now for card number two ” Thank You Love”.  This card is mostly Blueberry Bushel and white.  The white stripes are classic and the little touch of designer series paper at the bottom adds a touch of feminity.  I used the same technique that I used on the first card.  I cut out the O’s in YOU and LOVE and added flowers in their spots. I added ink to my folder, in the same manner, that I explained above.

I had fun changing the sentiment to say Thank You, Love.   These two thinlit fonts work perfectly together.   Thank you LOVE is a sweet way to express your gratitude to your husband, a close friend or your child.

To embellish the inside of both cards, I used sentiments from the stamp set “Another Wonderful Year”.  The stamp set Another Wonderful Year contains 11 sentiments. Yes, 11 sentiments.  That is a lot of choices and versatiity.

For the Thank You Love card, I used the sentiment that says, ” Everything I am you helped me to be”.  And for the Thank You card, I simply added another “Thank You!”  on the inside.

Card #2

I always have a good time creating for you, I hope you enjoyed your time here and I hope that I taught you something.

Now, for a real treat hop on over to Melissa’s Blog.  Thank you for visiting with me.

Live Loved My Friends, Beverlee

 

 

 

 

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June Color Fusers Blog Hop


 

Hello, stampers and welcome to June’s Color Fusions Blog Hop.

I have so much to share with you this month but before we start talking about the projects that I made I must tell you that this color combo really challenged me.

While I like all of these colors individually I didn’t know how they were going work together.  What I now realize is that this combination of color looks very rich when you combine them.

Playing with color is fun, after all, that is what this hop is all about, Right?

When I added Whisper White to the mix it brightens up the whole look.  Adding the neutral color Crumb Cake to the mix toned everything down.  Using crumb cake as your neutral color gives you a fall look.  You will see what I mean when you check out my projects.

As I started to think about what I was going to make all I could think of was flowers.  I thought well, I can make flowers using the Grapefruit Grove color and I can make leaves using the Tranquil Tide and the Mint Macaron colors.  That left blackberry bliss as the backdrop so that is what I did.

The leaves look a little darker than normal because I embossed them.  Embossing changes the color slightly.  For example look at the Grapefruit Grove flowers.  I embossed the backing of each flower.   That is why the Grapefruit Grove flowers look two-toned.

To add some elegance to the Tranquil Tide tag I added the new velvet ribbon down both sides.  Look closely to see the ribbon.  In person, the ribbon really adds to the look.

Did you notice the two flowers that are punched out of the tag?  Look at the bottom corners.   There is a new punch in town.  It is really nice you can use it three different ways.  This little flower is just one of your options.  The punch also rounds corners and can make a small oval ribbon whole.  I find myself using it all of the time.

 

See how rich in color this card is?  I’m so glad that I was challenged to use this grouping.

The second project is this cute pocket box and note card.  I love being able to use stamps to make 3-D projects.  This little box and card are great for gifting cash.

Now let’s talk about the gift card in the pocket box.  I’m thrilled with the way it turned out.   This card has so much texture but yet it is still simplistic.  Check it out.

The rows of texture are cut with a thinlit.  I simply added a thin layer of liquid glue to each cutout image.  I let the glue set a few seconds so it would get tacky and then I added them row by row on to the note card.  The thinlit image is long enough to fold around to the back, so both sides of this note card are pretty.  Because I let the glue set a bit before applying the images to the card they stick like a post-it.  They are not slippery the glue won’t leak out and you can position and move them because the glue is tacky but not dry.  Once you have everything in place it will dry and everything will be permanent.

I couldn’t stop there.  I wanted to see what a daisy would look like in the NEW color Grapefruit Grove.  I made one and loved it.  So I added the flower to a lollie pop stick.  I rolled the white stick onto my Mint Macaron stamp pad to get the stem the color that I wanted.  I added some leaves and a bow and was done.   

I laid the daisy across this craft color pillow box.  The box needed one more thing, a bit more texture.  So I used the same thinlit that I used on the note card and added a row of texture to the pillow box.

Here are all of my projects together.

When these projects are grouped together you can see how the white brightens things up and how crumb cake color tones things down.

I hope you enjoyed your time here.  Let me know what you think.  I strive to inspire you if only a little bit!

Now, lets head on over to see what the talented Paola Philliips has created for us.  Have fun hopping around.

 

 

Live loved my friends ~ Beverlee

 

 

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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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