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Color Fusers Blog Hop for September, 2019

Welcome to the Color Fusers Blog Hop for September!  You may have come from Tami's blog post.  Wow!  What a great project!  This month, we are using Rococo Rose, Merry Merlot, Night of Navy, and Mossy Meadow as our color palette.  These colors are fantastic together!

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I am using the Beautiful Friendship stamp set for my project.  There is lots of fussy cutting, but it's easy cutting.

Color Fusers Beautiful Friendship by Jo Anne Hewins

This stamp set makes it so easy to make pretty cards!   

I started with a card base of Merry Merlot.  It measures 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and folded at 4 1/4.   Next is a layer in Night of Navy paper from the Neutrals Designer Series Paper.  I cut it to 4 1/8 x 5 3/8.  I wanted it to cover most of the base with just a little around it.

Color Fusers Beautiful Friendship a Closer Look by Jo Anne Hewins

All of the pieces were stamped on Whisper White card stock.  Most of it was scraps that I had collected.  Who doesn't have a large amount of white scraps!  I stamped two of the hydrangeas in Night of Navy, three of the roses in Rococo Rose with Merry Merlot centers, three of the sprigs in Merry Merlot, and lots of leaves in Mossy Meadow.  There are two kinds of leaves in the Beautiful Friendship stamp set.  I stamped 4 of the three leaf group and 5 of the two leaf group.  Of course you could make this any way you want!  Fussy cut it all.  As I said before the cutting is all pretty easy.  Arrange on the card base and begin to attach.  I added the 2 large hydrangeas first and then filled in.  I used dimensionals, glue dots, and glue.

The saying is from the Very Versailles stamp set.  Stamp in Merry Merlot on white scrap.  Use your trimmer to cut around it.  I glued it down.

Color Fusers Beautiful Friendship Inside of Card by Jo Anne Hewins

Here is the inside of the card.  Just stamp using the same colors for each flower as on the front.  This saying is also from the Very Versailles stamp set.

Color Fusers Beautiful Friendship Project by Jo Anne Hewins

Here is a video showing how I made this card.  I hope you find it useful.

 

Thanks for stopping by.  Up next is Nicolle.  I hope you will visit all of the Color Fusers group!

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NC Blog Hop for August - All About Flowers!

Welcome to the NC Blog Hop for August.  Our hop is always on the last Sunday of the month and goes live at 8:00 pm ET.  I'm so glad you are here!  You might have just joined us or you may have come from Toni's blog.  Great project, right!  Whatever, please visit all of the sites on our hop.  You are sure to be inspired!

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Our task for this month is all about flowers.  We were to find a picture for our inspiration and make a card to go with it.  My inspiration is my hydrangea bush in the yard.  I have to say it's not as pretty this year as in the past, but it's still pretty.  I took my own picture.

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It looks great from this angle.  I'm so excited to share my card with you.

Beautiful Friendship Card by Jo Anne Hewins

I used the Beautiful Friendship and the Healing Hugs stamps sets.  They are both Distinktive and really work well together.

My card base is Blueberry Bushel that is 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and folded at 4 1/4.  The next layer is Seaside Spray 3 3/4 x 5.

I just built my flower on this layer.  Everything is fussy cut for this card.  If you enjoy that, and I do, then this card is so much fun.  The cutting is not hard at all!

All of my stamping is on Whisper White.  To be truthful, I used my scraps.  Ink the hydrangea stamp in Seaside Spray.  I used an ink dauber to add a little Blueberry Bushel ink directly to the stamp in a few places.  Stamp.  You will need two of these.  So that you don't contaminate the lighter blue, clean your stamp between stampings.  Fussy cut around the edges.  I did leave a white area around the stamped image.  Add Wink of Stella to the flowers.  They needed a little sparkle!  Add these to the card with dimensionals.

Beautiful Friendship and Healing Hugs by Jo Anne Hewins

The leaves are stamped in Mossy Meadow.  I used 13 sets of leaves.  I did cut one set into the 2 leaves to add in the corners.  Fussy cut all of them.  Again, I left a little white area around the outside.  Add to the card as you feel they are needed.  I added a glue dot to the bottom of the leaves and dimensionals to the top.  I just glued where the leaves overlap the flowers.  That's all there is to it.

The saying is from the Beautiful Friendship.  Stamp in Mossy Meadow.  Cut it out and glue to the flower.

I think this is really pretty and it was also pretty easy if you don't mind cutting!

Beautiful Friendship Inside of Card by Jo Anne Hewins

This is the inside of the card.  This is all from the Beautiful Friendship stamp set.  I did add the Wink of Stella on the inside, too!

Beautiful Friendship Healing Hugs by Jo Anne Hewins

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Beautiful Friendship and Healing Hugs Card by Jo Anne Hewins

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Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge #573 Floral Essence

Welcome to the Create with Connie and Mary Thurdsay Challenge #573.  Our color challenge this week is Grapefruit Grove, Pretty Peacock, and Sahara Sand.

 

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These colors had me stumped I must say, but I came up with a beautiful card.

CCMC #573 Perennial Flower Punch by Jo Anne Hewins

What is it about the Tin Tile embossing folder?  It seems to make any card special.

I started with a card base of Sahara Sand 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and folded at 4 1/4.  Add another layer of Sahara Sand that is 4 1/8 x 5 3/8.  Run this layer through the die cut machine with the Tin Tile Folder.  Center this sheet in the folder so that all looks symetrical.  You'll be happy you did!  OK, I might be a little OCD about that.

Add a 3/4 inch strip of Pretty Peacock scripted designer paper below the center.  That is found in the 2019-2021 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper.

Stamp three of the flowers from Floral Essence that coordinate with the Perennial Flower punch.  Stamp on Grapefruit Grove with the same color.  Punch.  Add these layers together with glue dots a little askew.  Now spritz the flower with water and scrunch up the flower.  Pull out to the way you like it and allow it to dry.  When this dries, the stamping will not show up quite as well.  Stamp the flower center on a piece of Sahara Sand Scrap in stamped off Pretty Peacock.  Fussy cut and add to the flower with a dimensional.  The Mini Dimensionals work great!

Take a piece of vellum and sponge on the back with a dauber and Pretty Peacock ink.  You might want to let this dry a little.  Now cut out three leaves using the die cut from the Frosted Bouquet Dies.

Cut two of the sprigs in Pretty Peacock using the same die set.

CCMC #573 Perennial Flower Punch Close Up of Flower by Jo Anne Hewins

To assemble, glue the Peacock sprigs.  I used Multipurpose Liquid Glue, just a little glob, on my Silicone Craft Mat.  Dab the glue on the sprig with a sponge.  Scrunch up the vellum leaves and pull back out.  Add them with a glue dot near the base of the leaves so you have some dimension.  Add the flower with glue dots.

CCMC #573 Perennial Flower Punch Close Up by Jo Anne Hewins

Using this technique on the vellum would allow you to have vellum in all our colors!

The word friend is cut from Grapefruit Grove using the Well Written Dies.  I glue that word down the same way as the sprigs.  Be careful not to lose the dot of the i.

CCMC #573 Perennial Flower Inside by Jo Anne Hewins

For the inside of the card, I used the Frosted Bouquet stamp set.  The branch is stamped off Pretty Peacock and the words are in Grapefruit Grove.

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CCMC#573 Perennial Flower Punch Card with vellum by Jo Anne Hewins

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Color Fusers Blog Hop for August, 2019

Welcome to the Color Fusers Blog Hop for August.  Today we are using the colors Blackberry Bliss, Pretty Peacock, Bermuda Bay, and Coastal Cabana.  These colors are so pretty together!  You might have just come from Tami's post.  What a beautiful project!  I know you will want to visit all of the site's on this month's Color Fusers Blog Hop!

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When I looked at these colors, I thought about circles.  I don't know why. 

Color Fusers for August by Jo Anne Hewins

So I started to work on a background.  I decided to use sponge daubers on watercolor paper.  I spritzed my watercolor paper with water to wet the surface of the paper.  I sponged first with the Blackberry Bliss over the paper and spritzed a little more water.  By sponging for this, I mean that I got ink from the pad on my dauber and then stamped that on the paper.  I continued with the Pretty Peacock, the Bermuda Bay, and finally the Coastal Cabana.  I spritzed more more after each color.

I might get in trouble for this, but I want to say that I used a 4 1/2 x 6 piece of watercolor paper.  I still had some of the old style so I did use that.  After the paper dried completely, I cut it down to 3 1/2 x 4 3/4.  I have now used up all of the old, and I'm ready to use the new.  Below I have a video that shows how I made the background and cut out the letters.  It does use the new Watercolor Paper.

The card base is Blackberry Bliss that is cut to 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and folded at 4 1/4.  The next later is Coastal Cabana measuring 3 3/4 x 5.  

Use the Hand-Lettered Prose Dies to cut out the letters in the word FRIEND.  I placed these letters across the watercolor paper.  Once I had them exactly where I wanted them to be, I placed washi tape across them to secure.  Then run this through your die cut machine.  Now cut the letters again using fun foam.  Glue the watercolor letters to the fun foam.  Make sure that you keep the inside of the e and d to add back in to the card.  Keep the dot of the I also.  Again, reference the video.

Adhere the watercolor layer to the Coastal Cabana later.  Now glue in the letters in the holes left when you cut the letters out.  I did give each letter a coating of Wink of Stella when done.  Why not!

Color Fusers for August with Hand-Lettered Prose by Jo Anne Hewins

Using the  Blackberry Bliss color of the Nature's Twine cord, cut about 4 inches.  Pull the strands apart.  Put them back together and tie a loose knot.  Add this to the r with a glue dot.

I used the Well Written to make the word my using the scraps I had left over in the watercolor paper.  I used the m from groom and the y from baby.  I think that turned out quite cute.

A few rhinestones are added from the Nobel Peacock Rhinestones.  I used the Pretty Peacock ones.

Color Fusers for August Inside of Card by Jo Anne Hewins

For the inside, I stamped again in all the colors with the daubers and then spritzed lightly.  I did use regular Whisper White cardstock.  Let that dry completely and then stamp the saying from Praiseworthy Prose.  Add a little 1/2" strip of left over watercolor paper.

Color Fusers for August with Hand-Lettered Prose Card by Jo Anne Hewins

Here is the video showing a little about the background and how to make the eclipse letters.

 



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Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge #563 To a Wild Rose

Welcome to another Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge.  This week we are using the colors of Berry Burst, Pumpkin Pie, and Bermuda Bay.

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Here is the card I made using these colors.  I'll tell you quickly that these colors together are a little outside of my box.  I think I like my result, but I really haven't comvinced myself.  You'll have to let me know what you think.

CCMC #563 To A Wild Rose by Jo Anne Hewins

Start with a card base of Bermuda Bay that measures 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and folded at 4 1/4.  The Pumpkin Pie layer is 3 7/8 x 5 1/8.  

The Whisper White layer is 3 3/4 x 5.  I need to give credit to Melissa Kerman for showing her technique of making your own stamp pad at the Charlotte OnStage.  That's what I did with this card.  Place a piece of felt inside one of the Standard Stamp Cases.  These can be purchased in a four pack.  With the Pumpkin Pie inker make a solid circle of ink in the center of the felt.  Make this about 1 1/2 inches in diameter.  Now add Berry Burst inker around this so that the finished circle is about 2 3/4.  Make sure your homemade stamp pad is as big as your stamp you want to use.  Close the case and you can use the  pad again.  You might need to spritz with a little water or add more ink.

Now use the largest flower from the To a Wild Rose stamp set and your new pad.  Stamp the flower randomly over the Whisper White layer.  The stamp was very juicy so I held it in place about 5 seconds each time so the ink could adhere to the paper.  It's really vibrant.  I really do like how the two colors blend in together.  Stamp the center of the flowers in Bermuda Bay.

CCMC #563 To a Wild Rose Close Up by Jo Anne Hewins

For the tag, I used a 1 3/4" wide piece of Whisper White cardstock and a 2" piece of Berry Burst.  Use the new Delightful Tag Topper Punch for the ends of these.  The saying is from To a Wild Rose.  Stamp in Bermuda Bay.  Now trim the end of the white where you think it fits the saying.  Trim the Berry Burst tag so that it is a little longer than the white.  Notice that the punched ends fit together.  I had a little piece of left over Bermuda Bay Mini Striped Ribbon.  Slip this through the hole and trim the ends.  At this point I added the tag to the card with dimensionals.  I used glue dots to put the ends of the striped ribbon where I wanted them.  Using Whisper White Baker's Twine, make a bow and add it with glue dots.  I do use a bow maker for my bows.  Add a few of the orange sequins from the Iridescent Sequin Assortment.  It does not list Pumpkin Pie as one of the colors in the pack, but I thought it looked close enough.

CCMC#563 To A Wild Rose Inside of Card by Jo Anne Hewins

And here is the inside of the card.  Stamp the flower again.  The hello is from To A Wild Rose.  Add a few more sequins.  I added mine because I have a stray mark, but that's what we do, isn't it!  These colors are growing on me!

CCMC#563 To a Wild Rose by Jo Anne Hewins

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