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Color Fusers Blog Hop for April 2021

Welcome to our Color Fusers Blog Hop for April.  Our colors this month are Seaside Spray, Old Olive, and Real Red.  I'm so happy that you have joined us.  You'll see some great ideas using these colors.

Color Fusers April 2021

I had a tough time coming up with a card for our challenge this month.  I don't know why.  The colors are so pretty together.  I finally settled on using the True Love Designer Series Paper.  This black and white paper lends itself to coloring.  So out came the blends.  Here's my card.

Color Fusers April True Love Card by Jo Anne Hewins

My card base is Thick Basic White that is cut to 5 1/2 x 8 1/2.  Score and fold at 4 1/4.

Cut a piece of the True Love DSP to 4 1/4 x 5 1/2.  Color with the blend combos of Seaside Spray, Real Red, and Old Olive.  I also used the Color Lifter on some of the petals of the flowers.

I glued the designer paper to the card front.  Then I decided that it needed something more.  I used the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder to add more texture.  It might be easier to run the paper through the embossing folder before gluing it.  It's up to what you think is easier.  This folder will be retiring soon.  The True Love DSP will be retiring too.

Color Fusers April True Love Close Up by Jo Anne Hewins
The saying is from the Ornate Thanks stamp set.  Stamp on a piece of 7/8 x 3 3/8 Seaside Spray card stock.  This was a piece I had in my scraps.  Line up the sentiment on the Stamparatus.  Stamp first in Seaside Spray.  Clean the stamp and stamp again in Versamark.  I did reink and stamp again to make sure I had good coverage.  Sprinkle on Clear Emboss Powder and heat with the Heat Tool.  Back up the sentiment on a piece of Silver Foil that measures 1 1/8 x 3 5/8.

Use about a 7" piece of the Seaside Spray Metallic ribbon and loop it and adhere behind the saying with a glue dot.  Add the saying to the card with dimensionals.

Finish the front with Frosted & Clear Epoxy Droplets.

Thinking I was done, I started thinking it just might need a little more.  I cut a butterfly from Silver Foil using the Brilliant Wings dies.  I couldn't decide whether to use it or not.  What do you think?  Which do you like best?

Color Fusers April True Love with Butterfly by Jo Anne Hewins

For the inside of the card, I lined the sayings from Ornate Thanks up on the Stamparatus.  The long saying is a little difficult for me to get straight.  With my grid paper, I can make sure all is straight.  Of course I can also stamp again if needed.  

Color a 3/4 x 4 1/4 piece of the True Love DSP and adhere along the bottom.

Color Fusers April True Love Inside by Jo Anne Hewins

It did take me a while to color the paper.  I wish I could say mine is perfect, but it isn't.  It is pretty!

Color Fusers April True Love Project by Jo Anne Hewins

Thanks for joining me today.  I hope you'll continue on the hop.  You are sure is see some beautiful cards!

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Blog Hop Participants

Gail https://bluerosepapertreasures.blogspot.com/2021/04/color-fusers-blog-hop-april-2021.html
Nicolle Belesimo https://ellocindesigns.com/color-fusers-blog-hop-for-april-2021/
Jo Anne Hewins https://luv2create.typepad.com/my_blog/2021/04/color-fusers-blog-hop-for-april-2021.html
Tami Hewlett https://swimminginstamps.com/color-fusers-blog-hop-april-2021
Brenda Nelson https://stampsandstretchypants.squarespace.com/home/color-fusers-april-2021-blog-hop
Melissa Kerman https://melissascraftingtreehouse.com/april-2021-color-challenge-blog-hop/
Bonnie O’Neill https://wp.me/p88olS-38o
Melanie Hockin https://wp.me/pcu4VC-rW

 

Color Fusers April True Love with Butterfly Card by Jo Anne Hewins

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Prized Peony and Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper

I hoard paper.  I've said it and I acknowledge it.  I'm using the Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper today on my card.  Even more, I'm using 2 layers of it.  It's hard for me to do, but this paper is retiring on May 3rd or while supplies last.  Use it!

Prized Peony by Jo Anne Hewins

First of all, my card base is Pretty Peacock that is 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and folded at 4 1/4.  Pretty Peacock is retiring as well.  I have a feeling this color will disappear before May 3rd.

The first piece of Fine Art Floral paper is cut to 3 3/4 x 5.  I have glued it down to the base somewhat askew.  I rolled up the corners as well.  The next piece measures 3 1/2 x 4 3/4.  It is also placed askew and the corners are rolled.

Place is circle of Pretty Peacock in the upper center.  This is cut with the Stitched Shapes dies (2nd largest).  Sadly, these dies will also be retiring.  They have been a basic for me and will be missed so much.

Prized Peony close up by Jo Anne Hewins

The flower is made using the Peony dies.  There are 4 dies.  They are cut from Basic White and then placed in the Painted Texture Embossing Folder.  I begin with the largest die and then add them through the hole in the center and match at the bottom of the dies until all are used.  Then I used a sponge dauber to add some of the Pretty Peacock ink.  It might be easier to sponge each piece before you put it all together.  I also added 2 pieces of the center in peacock.  Make the flower more 3D by adding some dimensionals here and there between the pieces.  Glue so that you can see a bit of the circle.  The Prized Peony bundle is retiring as a bundle, but will be in next year's catalog.  If you want these, get them now while you can save 10%.

Add some of the Ornate Garden Ribbon Combo (Terracotte Tile) to the card with a glue dot.  This is also retiring!

The saying is from the Prized Peony stamp set.  Stamp in Pretty Peacock on Basic White and then trim.  Add to the card with dimensionals.

Prized Peony Inside by Jo Anne Hewins

The saying and flower on the inside are from the Prized Peony stamp set and stamped in Pretty Peacock.

Prized Peony with stamp set by Jo Anne Hewins

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Prized Peony bundle by Jo Anne Hewins

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Free Tuesday Tutorial Simply Succulents

Are you ready for a free tutorial?  Today we are using the Simply Succulents bundle.  Here is the sample.

Tutorial medley Simply Succulents March

Don't you just love the pairing of the In Good Taste Designer Series Paper with the Simply Succulents!  Here are the details and measurements.

Simply Succulents

Supplies:

Stamp Sets: Simply Succulents (154480)

Cardstock: Thick Basic White (159229), Basic White (159276)

Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad (132708)

Tools & Accessories: Potted Succulents (154330), Linen Thread (104199), Matte Black Dots (154284), Stampin’ Blends Combo Packs – Old Olive (154892), Smokey Slate (154904), So Saffron (154905), Bermuda Bay (154878), Highland Heather (154887), Purple Posy (154896), Granny Apple Green (154885), Mint Macaron (154889), Rocco Rose (154900), Magenta Madness (153106), Pool Party (154894), Color Lifter (144608)

Designer Paper: In Good Taste Designer Series Paper (152494)

Misc: Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)

 

Measurements:

Card Base: Thick Basic White 11” x 4-1/4”

Cardstock #2: Basic White 5-1/2” x 5”

Designer Paper: In Good Taste 5-1/2” x 4-1/4” (piece with tiles on one side and concrete on the other side)

Inside Cardstock: Mossy Meadow 2-1/2” x 2-1/4”, Old Olive 2-1/2” x 2”

 

Instructions:

Score and fold the card base in half as you would if you were making a normal card.

Cut the DSP so the top half (the tiles) measures 3-1/2” and flip the 2” piece over so the concrete side becomes the countertop. Adhere these 2 pieces to the front of the card base.

Stamp the sentiment in the lower right corner using Black Memento ink.

Stamp the pot, the large succulent bunch and the medium size succulent with Black Memento ink onto Basic White, then die cut these images.

Color the pot with Light Smokey Slate, use Dark Smokey Slate to go around the inside edges of the pot and the ribs of the pot, use Light Smokey Slate to blend the dark into the light. Use the Color Lifter to give highlights to the center right of the pot.

Color the large succulent with Light Granny Apple Green, use Dark Magenta Madness to make a small dot of on the tip of each leaf. Outline the tops of the leaves with Dark Granny Apple Green and then blend everything together using the Light Granny Apple Green. Use the Color Lifter to give highlights to the center of each leaf.

Color the succulents on the right with Light Old Olive and add Light Rocco Rose to the ends of the leaves. Use Light Old Olive to blend the 2 colors. Use the Color Lifter to give highlights to the center of each leaf.

Color the top center succulent with the Dark Pool Party, outline the edges of the leaves with Light Bermuda Bay, blend the 2 colors by coloring over the succulent again with Dark Pool Party. Use the Color Lifter to give highlights to the center of each leaf.

Color the succulent on the top left with Light Pool Party on some of the leaves and Light Purple Posy on the others. Outline the tops of the leaves with Dark Purple Posy or Dark Pool Party, then blend by coloring over all with Light Pool Party.

Color succulents on the left with Light Mint Macaron, color some of the leaves with Dark Mint Macaron. Blend the colors using Light Mint Macaron and then color over with So Saffron.

Cut two 8” pieces of Linen thread and tie around the pot and make a double bow. Use a glue dot or liquid glue to adhere the center of the bow.

Glue the bottom of the large succulent to the top of the pot.

Add Dimensionals to the back of the pot and succulents and adhere to the front of the card.

Add a Matte Black Dot to the left of the sentiment.

For the inside of the card, stamp the sentiment. Color the medium succulent with Light Old Olive and add Light Rocco Rose to the ends of the leaves. Use Light Old Olive to blend the 2 colors. Glue the Aloe Vera and String of Pearls to the inside of the card and then glue the medium succulent on top. Enjoy!

To download the tutorial, Download Simply Succulents.

Here is a teaser for my March class to go.  There are 3 cards.  You can get this set of cards free with a $50 order using the Host Code F3AEYHQU.  You can also purchase the kits to make the three cards for $15 plus shipping.  Included is the card kits and a PDF emailed to you with links to videos for each card.  My Luv 2 Create team members will pay $10.  You will need the Springtime Joy stamp set or some set that you can substitute.  I cannot send stamped images.

Springtime Joy Class Trio Teaser by Jo Anne Hewins

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Dandy Garden Suite

You can find the Dandy Garden Suite on pages 24 -27 on the Jan-June Mini Catalog.  If you haven't, you must look at it.  I'll share my card in a minute.

CCMC654

Today I have a card for the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge.  We have a color challenge using Gorgeous Grape, Seaside Spray, and Rococo Rose.  I love a good challenge and this one was hard for me.  I don't really like these colors together.  The reason for a challenge is to challenge.  Here's my card.

CCMC#654 Dandy Wishes by Jo Anne Hewins

I do like my card.  I used the colors in bits and I like it that way.

I'll guess I'll call these cut outs dandelions.  They are from the Dandy Wishes dies.  I made them the star of the show.  The real star of the show is the Adhesive Sheets that I used! 

The card base is Thick Basic White 4 1/4 x 11.  Score and fold at 5 1/2.  I took a sheet of the Basic White about the same size and added the Adhesive Sheet to the back.  Cut lots of the dandelions.  For this I did not cut the whole stem.  I cut about an inch or two.  Add these pulling off the backing making sure that the border around the outside is covered pretty well.  Remember that the space behind the added layer does not have to look good so don't worry about it.  Trim away the excess that hangs off the side.  You might be able to use some of that along the very edge.  I will admit that I get adhesive from the sheets on my fingers, but using them makes this process so much easier.

CCMC #654 Dandy Wishes Card by Jo Anne Hewins

The panel is cut from Basic White using the Stitched So Sweetly dies.  Cut a dandelion from each of the colors Gorgeous Grape, Seaside Spray, and Rococo Rose.  Use the adhesive sheets with this as well.  Let me say here that I did cut two of each.  The others are on the inside of the card.

The saying is from the Garden Wishes stamp set.  Stamp in Gorgeous Grape.  Trim the saying with a trimmer and glue to the panel.

Add a bow of the Gorgeous Grape Sheer Ribbon with a glue dot.

CCMC #654 Dandy Wishes Inside by Jo Anne Hewins

Here's the inside of the card.  The saying is from the Dragonfly Garden stamp set stamped in grape.

CCMC#654 Dandy Wishes Card by Jo Anne Hewins

I think this makes for an elegant card.  Pick a die that you like and try it!

Here is a teaser for my March class to go.  There are 3 cards.  You can get this set of cards free with a $50 order using the Host Code F3AEYHQU.  You can also purchase the kits to make the three cards for $15 plus shipping.  Included is the card kits and a PDF emailed to you with links to videos for each card.  My Luv 2 Create team members will pay $10.  You will need the Springtime Joy stamp set or some set that you can substitute.  I cannot send stamped images.

Springtime Joy Class Trio Teaser by Jo Anne Hewins

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Free Friday Tutorial Oval Occasions

Happy Friday and welcome to a free tutorial.  Today we are featuring a card using the Oval Occasions stamp set that is found on page 65 of the Jan-June Mini Catalog.  I did not buy this set, so I'm happy to have the opportunity to share this card with you using the Oval Occasions Bundle.

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This is just so cute.  I love the fact that we have the Double Oval Punch to use with this.  Here are all the details.

Oval Occasions Thank You

Supplies:

Stamp Sets: Oval Occasions Bundle (156261)

Cardstock: Sahara Sand (121043), Rococo Rose (150882), Basic White (159276)

Designer Paper: Subtles 6” x 6” (153072)

Ink: Soft Suede (147115), Rococo Rose (150080), Pear Pizzazz (147104)

Tools & Accessories: Small Bloom Punch (152316), Rectangle Stitched Dies (151820), Snail Mail Twine Combo Pack (154579), Gold Hoops Embellishments (152474), Stampin’ Dimensionals (100430), Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals (144108), Mini Glue Dots (103683), Painted Texture 3D Embossing Folder (154317), Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels (151193), Blender Pen (102845)

 

Measurements:

Card Base: Sahara Sand Cardstock 8-1/2” x 5-1/2”. Score at 5-1/2”.

Cardstock #2: Rococo Rose Cardstock cut with (3) Rectangle Stitched Dies starting with 4-3/4” x 3-3/8 and the two sizes smaller.

Cardstock #3: Basic White Cardstock 4-3/4” x 3-3/8.

 

Instructions:

Emboss the front of the card base using the Painted Texture 3D Embossing Folder.

Stamp the image using Soft Suede Ink in the center of the Basic White Cardstock layer. Use a Blender Pen to color the bunnies with the inked lines. Color with a Blender Pen, the flowers with Rococo Rose Ink, leaves with Pear Pizzazz Ink and highlight around the bunnies with Rococo Rose Ink. Glue all three Rococo Rose stitched rectangles to the white layer. Set aside.

Add Gold Hoops Embellishments around the stamped image by gluing with Mini Glue Dots.

Cut (5) flowers using the Small Bloom Punch and the Subtles Designer Paper in assorted colors (no greens). Glue to the bottom of the Gold Hoop using Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Cut (2) flowers using the Small Bloom Punch and a green shade from the Subtles Designer Paper to use as leaves. Tuck on each end of the flowers with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Wrap both twines, one at a time around the rectangles twice and tie into a bow on opposite ends. Glue cardstock layer to card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Stamp the sentiment on a scrap piece of Basic White Cardstock using Soft Suede Ink. Color the leaves with a Blender Pen and Pear Pizzazz Ink. Cut with the punch and glue to the bottom of the rectangles using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Add Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels to the center of each stamped flower and the center of each punched flower.

There's an additional picture on the download.  To download, Download Oval Occasions Thank You February

Thanks so much for joining me today.  I hope you will try this card!

Free class with a $50 order using Host Code.  See below.

In Bloom Note Card Class Teaser 2 by Jo Anne Hewins

Now I would like to introduce a new class that you can get free with a $50 purchase using the Host Code U9YDQAQK.  Of course, you would not use the code should your order be over $150.  You would earn your own rewards.  This class is a card holder made from a 12 x 12 piece of patterned paper and 4 note cards with envelopes.  The class uses the Field & Flowers Designer Series Paper, a free Sale-a-Bration choice with a $50 purchase, and the In Bloom bundle.  In fact, ordering the In Bloom Bundle, at a 10% savings, for $48.50, already has you almost to $50.  Just add one more item!  Offer begins January 19th through February 28th.

You will get

A card holder already folded for you, but with a link to directions.  Papers for the folder may vary from within the Field & Flower DSP pack.

Four Note Cards & Envelopes

Paper cut and In Bloom parts cut for each card, ready to assemble.

PDF and link to a video.

IF you would like to purchase the kit, the cost will be $15 plus shipping if that applies.  Please email me at johewins@gmail.com.  I'm new to the shipping thing.  I think $2 should cover that.

Should the host code end up with at least $300 in sales by Feb.28th, I'll have a drawing of those submitting orders of $50 or more on there for the Free Host Reward of the Punch Party stamp set pictured on page 17.

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