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Color Fusers Blog Hop for July 2021

Welcome to the Color fusers Blog Hop for July!  We are using the colors Basic White, Basic Black, Petal Pink, and Gold.

I have a love hate relationship with the colors pink and black.  My dad had a western look shirt that was pink and black.  It was really ugly.  Mind you, we were in North Carolina.  Western wasn't the thing.  Dad wore the shirt to a teacher parent conference.  I was a fifth grader and horrified.  I did live through the experience.  I'm sure the teacher sang my praises.  With that said, I'm still a little drawn to pink and black.

Color Fusers All Squared Away Card by Jo Anne Hewins

The base of this card is 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, scored and folded at 4 1/4.   The next layer is Petal Pink and measures 3 7/8 x 5 1/8.

The background of this card uses the alcohol and blends technique.  You'll need a piece of Vellum card stock that is 4 1/4 x 5 1/2.  This will be trimmed down later.  You'll also need 91% or higher isopropyl alcohol.  

I used a Dark Petal Pink blend and a Light Basic Black blend.  Make marks all over the vellum in random places.  I only made about 4 little blobs of the black and the rest is Petal Pink.  Cover the vellum.  There are videos everywhere for this technique.  I apologize that I don't have one.  Pour just a little of the alcohol in a small container.  I used a small brush and tapped the alcohol over the black areas.  Rub the color from the brush on a paper towel and do the same with the Petal Pink.  The colors disperse and look so pretty.  The pink is super light.  I allowed the vellum to dry and added more pink to those spaces and added more alcohol.  I repeated this process several times to get a darker pink.

Cut a sheet of the Adhesive Sheets to 4 1/4 x 5 1/2.  Add this to the back of the vellum covering all of it.  Add the vellum to a piece of 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 piece of Basic White card stock.  Burnish with your Bone Folder.  Cut the layer to 3 3/4 x 5.  Pay attention to the design.  It might make a difference in how you cut!

Add this layer to the front of the card.

Color Fusers All Squared Away by Jo Anne Hewins

For the focal point of the card, I used the All Squared Away bundle.  Cut the square from Basic Black card stock and the flowers from Petal Pink using the Floral Squares dies.  Glue the flowers on the square to cover the black flowers.  Glue to the card front in the lower right corner.  Add the smallest pearls from the Basic Pearls.  

Gold emboss the word HELLO from the All Squared Away stamp set.  Fussy cut around it.

Cut a piece of the gold trim from the Simply Elegant Trim that's about 1 1/2 inches.  Fray the ends about 1/2 inch in on both sides.  There is a thread that's a little fuzzy on the inside.  Just pull that out.  Add the trim to the back of the HELLO and add to the card with dimensionals.

Color Fusers All Squared Away Square by Jo Anne Hewins

I think it's prettier in person.  The camera does not always do justice.  Thanks so much for joining me today.  Please take the rest of the hop.  Our team is super talented!  I can't wait to take it myself!

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