Monday, March 6, 2017

Color Fusers Blog Hop: March 2017

Welcome to the March Color Fusers Blog Hop! The color scheme this month is Mint Macaron, Peekaboo Peach, Watermelon Wonder and Wild Wasbi and I actually managed to use all of these on my project.

By the way, two of these colors, the Mint Macaron and the Watermelon Wonder are part of the 2015 - 2017 In Colors so they will be retiring at the end of May. If you have any of the five retiring In Colors, including Tip Top Taupe, Mint Macaron, Cucumber Crush, Delightful Dijon and Watermelon Wonder, I recommend getting your reinkers NOW plus consider getting cardstock, ribbon and any other products in these colors so you don't miss out. Your ink pads will last a very, very long time as long as you have a reinker!

My project today features the Cake Crazy Stamp Set from the Occasions Catalog and the Delicate Details Sale-a-Bration Stamp Set.

This stamp set is a two step stamp set, making it especially fun to play with. What might look like one image was actually built with multiple stamps allowing me to make my final result very colorful. As an example, the portion of the cake just above the word "Fantastic" was stamped with two images, one in Wild Wasabi and the second one in Mint Macaron (stamped off). The portion of the cake below the word "Fantastic" was actually stamped with three images. There is so much potential for fun playing with this set!

If you look closely in the photo above you may be able to see that I used my Wink Of Stella brush to add a little shimmer to the word "Fantastic". I also used the Wink Of Stella brush on the "flames". There's a close up below.

So are you wondering how I got this corner stamping to look somewhat continuous?

Well there is a little trick I'd like to share. Firstly, this is what the corner might have looked like doing it by simply overlaping the stamping. It looks kind of messy don't you think?

Here's what it would have looked like simply stamping the images next to one another:

With this side by side method, you'd have to mask in the other corners, if the image isn't exactly the right length to fit the cardstock size.

This last sample shows the method I used. I place a post it note so that it bisects the corner of the cardstock and then stamped my first image along the edge.

Then I moved the post it note so that it covered the first stamped image. The post it note should bisect the same corner just covering the opposite side.

With the post it note in place I stamped the next image as you can see below. I masked in all four corners, in the same way to get this result all around.

Here's one of my finished corners.

I also tried this method in one corner with the larger lace image in the Delicate Details Stamp Set and it worked really well. Since it's a bigger image, sizing the cardstock to get full scallops might be more important to get a similar continuous result. Now I want to go play with it...

I hope you've enjoyed this project and my little tip. If so please comment below and let me know what you think. A complete supply list is included ahead in case you just have to buy any of the fun products I've shared today!

The complete line up of Blog Hop participants is included ahead. Have fun checking out all the other fun projects created by the Color Fusers team!

Blog Hop Participants:

Have an awesome day!

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Happy Crafting!

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Melissa, this card looks so fun! I don't have this set so I had no idea. Love how you mitered your corners, too!

Posted by Jo Anne Hewins on March 06, 2017 at 11:51 AM #

Love that fun border.. great tip! thanks!

Posted by Patty Bennett on March 06, 2017 at 12:03 PM #

I love the way you stamped the framed edge, so neat and such a pretty card!

Posted by Debbie Henderson on March 06, 2017 at 05:11 PM #

This card is a beautiful use of the colors and the images. Just delightful!

Posted by Robin Messenheimer on March 06, 2017 at 07:26 PM #

What a gorgeous card! Thanks for the tip about using masking to create to card's border.

Posted by Kathy Wallace on March 18, 2017 at 12:27 PM #

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