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Color Fusers Blog Hop: July 2016-Part 1

Hi!  I hope you are enjoying the first ever Color Fusers Blog Hop.  We are so excited to share with you!  You might have come from Paola's post.  She had a great project for us.  The colors we are featuring are Cucumber Crush, Flirty Flamingo, and Peekaboo Peach.

Color Fusers July 2016

Here is the card that I made.  I used the Swirly Bird stamp set.  There are just so many ways to use that set!

ColorFusers card front

I've seen a lot of examples lately of using a stamp set to make your own background. That's what I have done here.  This is how I did it.

  • When making a background, begin with the largest stamp.  I used the solid circular stamp first.  This is a photopolymer set.  When stamping a solid image, it's important to have a cushion under your project.  The best thing to use is the Stampin' Pierce Mat.  I suggest you keep one of these mats just for stamping.  I used Flirty Flamingo, stamping off first.  I then stamped the swirls without stamping off on top.  Use that mat anytime you are using photopolymer stamps.
  • Next, I added the larger Peekaboo Peach swirl flowers.  Add the smaller Peekaboo Peach flowers.
  • Fill in some of the spaces with the Flirty Flamingo flowers.
  • Finally, I added the leaves to fill in even more of the space.  The smaller leaf is stamped off in Cucumber Crush.  I added the veins on top without stamping off.

ColorFusers card

The card base is Flirty Flamingo.  I added a layer of Basic Black card stock measuring 3 5/8 x 4 7/8.  The stamped background layer is cut at 3 1/2 x 4 3/4.  The sentiment is from the Rose Wonder stamp set.  It's stamped on Whisper White using the Basic Black Archival ink.  I added some flowers and leaves around the saying.  Cut this out using the new Layering Ovals Framelits.  Make a scalloped frame out of Basic Black card stock using the same flowers. I used the Solid Black Baker's Twine to add a little accent to the card.  Adhere the sentiment with dimensionals.

ColorFusers inside

The sentiment on the inside of the card is from the Cottage Greetings stamp set.  I added some of the flowers and leaves around it.


Thanks so much for joining me today.  Next on the hop is the talented Melissa Kerman.  You won't want to miss it!  After the list of participants, I'll have my list of products used to today's project.  I would love to have you follow me on Pinterest here.  I'll see you with a new post on Wednesday!


Patty Bennett

Jason Loucks 
Heather Osborne
Nicole Tugrul
Tammy Civello
Paola Phillips
Jo Anne Hewins« you are here
Melissa Kerman



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Melissa Kerman

Great card Joanne!

Jason Loucks

One of my favorites from the new catalog. Love what you did. Thank you for being part of the Color Fusers Blog Hop team!

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