Monday, August 7, 2017

Color Fusers Blog Hop: August 2017

Welcome to the August Color Fusers Blog Hop featuring Powder Pink, Berry Burst, Basic Black, Smoky Slate and Whisper White. I created two cards for this months challenge, one which used all five colors and the second that only used four.

For these cards I used the Wood Words Stamps Set and the Lovely Words Thinlits paired with three additional sets of framelits for the layering. I love how the Lovely Words Thinlits can be paired with so many other framelits. Today I've used the Stiched Shapes Framelits, Layering Circles Framelits AND the Sweet and Sassy Framelits but they also coordinate with the Layering Ovals Framelits.

Here's how the focal piece was created:

  1. Using a piece of Powder Pink cardstock, die cut the "Hugs Circle" using the Lovely Words Thinlits with the largest circle in the Stiched Shapes Framelits. (photo below)
  2. Color over the whole surface of this die cut piece with a Clear Wink of Stella Brush.
  3. Die cut the largest scallop circle (from the Layering Circles Framelits) out of a piece of Basic Black Cardstock. Then using the second largest circle from the same set of dies, cut a circle out of the middle of the scallop circle. I did this so when I stamped and heat embossed in the next step my edge would be solid black and would not also be heat embossed.
  4. Rub an Embossing Buddy over the surface of the circle, stamp with the floral image from the Wood Words Stamp Set using Versamark ink and heat emboss with Clear Embossing Powder. Clean the floral image as this same stamp will be used with some other inks, for the background as well.
  5. Apply glue to the back of the Powder Pink die cut piece all over, using a Fine Tip Glue Pen.
  6. Place the heat embossed circle inside the scalloped edge circle, and lay the Powder Pink die cut piece (with the glue on the back) on top, to glue all three of these pieces together. Place a large acrylic block over the top to help adhere the three pieces together and set aside to dry.

Below is a close up of the focal piece where you can see both the clear embossing in the background and the Wink of Stella on the Powder Pink die cut piece.

For the background on this card I first sponged with the Powder Pink, Berry Burst and Smoky Slate Ink on Whisper White cardstock. Then I stamped the floral image from the Wood Words Stamp Set in THREE different ways and with TWO inks. In the close up below you can see all three ways.

Here are the three ways:
  1. Spray the stamp about three times with water and stamp over the sponged cardstock. Repeat this in three places. I call this "Water Stamping"... makes sense right? Here are a few links to other projects made with Water Stamping:
  2. Using Smoky Slate Ink stamp in three places on the sponged piece. Clean your stamp.
  3. Using Basic Black Archival Ink stamp in three places on the sponged piece.

A few additional details:
  • The Basic Black layer is raised up on dimensionals.
  • Four Rhinestone Jewels were added for a touch of bling.

This second card is similar to the first but is in fact simpler. I did not use the Smoky Slate color but just had to share because I love the way it turned out.

Here are some details and differences:
  • Watercolor paper was used here with a simple Watercolor Wash for the background. Berry Burst and Powder Pink were used for the wash. Click HERE to see a video of how to do a Watercolor Wash.
  • The floral image from the Wood Words Stamp Set were heat embossed with White Embossing Powder in three spots.
  • The focal piece was made using both the Lovely Words Thinlits and the Sweet and Sassy Framelits.
  • Clear Wink of Stella was used on the Powder Pink Die Cut piece as in the first project. You will be able to see this in the close up below.
  • Both the Basic Black layer and the heart are raised up on Stampin' Dimensionals.

I hope you've enjoyed these projects! This group always has some wonderful projects to share so don't miss a thing and hop along to the next blog. There is a complete list of blogs listed below plus a supply list, with links to my Online Store, in case you just have to have some of the products I've used today.

Thanks for stopping by today and Happy Crafting friends!

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I just love your cards this time. I'll have to try your technique. You make the colors look so good together!

Posted by Jo Anne Hewins on August 07, 2017 at 02:19 PM #

Your background is super-neat and your card is so pretty with the color combo!

Posted by Debbie Henderson on August 07, 2017 at 08:58 PM #

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