Welcome to the Color Fusers Blog Hop for August. This month we are using Call Me Clover, Gorgeous Grape, Lovely Lipstick, Mango Melody, and Pineapple Punch. Wow! That's a lot of color. You may have just come from Bonnie's blog. She has such great projects.
This makes me think of all of the vibrant colors of summer. That's why I choose the Pressed Flowers stamp set for my card. It's a host set on page 227 of the annual catalog. These colors bring to mind a field of beautiful wild flowers.
Don't you just wish you were strolling through this field of flowers! Of course it's a beautiful sunny day with temps around 70 degrees. I can dream, can't I!
The card base is Lovely Lipstick cut at 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and folded at 4 1/4. The Call Me Clover layer is 3 3/4 x 5.
The Whisper White layer is 3 5/8 x 4 7/8. I started by stamping the dotted rectangle stamp along the bottom of this layer in Call Me Clover. For the rest, use Stampin' Write markers. Color directly on the stamps with the markers. Use the side of the marker brush and not the tip. Breathe or huff on the stamp to make sure all of your colors are ready for stamping. Just stamp the flowers until you like how they are placed. It will probably look different every time you make the card. When I was satisfied, use a sponge dauber and add color around the flowers. I tried not to color over the flowers. I actually used every stamp in the Pressed Flowers set. The sentiment if from Abstract Impressions and is stamped in Lovely Lipstick.
For the inside of the card, the sentiment is again from Abstract Impressions. Add more flowers just as on the front of the card.
Just in case you haven't used the Stampin' Write Markers directly on a stamp, here is a short video telling you how.
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I love my card today. Thanks for joining me today for the Color Fusers Blog Hop. I love the challenge is using colors I might not normally use together. I feel so blessed to be in a hop with these talented stampers! Next is Beverlee. Don't miss her project!
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