Color Fusers Blog Hop for June 2019

It’s time for our Color Fuser’s Blog hop for June! This month we are featuring projects made with Blueberry Bushel, Real Red, Gray Granite, and Basic Black! I am not going to lie, this color combo stumped me a little. Then I realized that these colors are perfect for nautical themed projects, so I decided to use the NEW Sailing Home Bundle, available beginning TOMORROW (June 4th) when the NEW 2019-2020 Annual Catalog goes live!

My card today is based on a design from OnStage in April. We made a notecard using this bundle, as well as other items from the new Come Sail Away Suite. For my card today, I made a full sized card and switched up the colors for this month’s challenge. I also added some different textures to add more detail to the card.

The Sailing Home bundle can be found on pages 11 and 145 in the new catalog! The bundle comes with the Sailing Home Stamp Set, as well as the Smooth Sailing Dies. Purchasing both items as the bundle will save you 10% off the cost of both separately! Other items that coordinate with the bundle include Designer Series Paper, embellishments, Memories & More cards, baker’s twine, and more!

Sailing Home Bundle
Cling ~ 151066
$50.25

Here are step by step instructions to make this card:

  1. Make a card base from Gray Granite cardstock.
  2. Cut a 4 x 5-1/4 inch piece of Basic Black card stock and emboss using the Corrugated 3D Embossing Folder and a die cutting and embossing machine.
  3. Cut a 3 inch x 4-1/2 inch piece of Whisper White card stock. Stamp all over the card stock with the compass stamp in Blueberry Bushel ink. Stamp off once each time to make it slightly lighter in color.
  4. Use the Stitched Rectangle Dies to cut a piece of Gray Granite card stock. The finished size of the piece I used (after cutting) is 2-5/8 x 4 inches, so you will need one slightly larger to cut from.
  5. Emboss the Gray Granite piece using the Subtle Embossing Folder.
  6. Stamp the lighthouse in Memento Black ink on Whisper White card stock and cut using the lighthouse die from the set.
  7. Stamp the sentiment in Real Red ink and cut with the stitched frame die from the set.
  8. Assemble all layers using Snail Adhesive.
  9. Embellish with Happiness Blooms Enamel shapes, as well as an anchor from the Sail Away Trinkets. My anchor is also tied with a small piece of Braided Linen Thread.

I hope you have enjoyed my project today! Whether you have hopped here from Tami Hewlett’s page, or just happened upon my card some other way, I hope you will check out the rest of the Color Fuser’s Team’s projects. Up next is Bonnie O’Neill!

Thanks for stopping by today! Enjoy your day! 🙂

Nicolle

Here is this month’s full hop line up:

Melissa Kerman

Tami Hewlett

Nicolle Belesimo (YOU ARE HERE)

Bonnie O’Neill

Jo Anne Hewins

Barb Mullikin

Kelly Acheson

Melanie Hockin

Sarah Wills

Sending Prayers with the Rooted in Nature Bundle

Today’s project was made with the NEW Rooted in Nature Bundle.  This new bundle includes both the 16 piece Rooted in Nature stamp set, as well as the 12 piece Nature’s Roots Framelits Dies.  I also used a VERY cool new product called Big Shot Embossing Mats to emboss the leaves up the left side of the card.  This new product allows you to use cutting dies to emboss, rather than just cut!  This opens up so many new possibilities for embossing!

Here’s a peek at the Rooted in Nature Bundle:

Of course, both the stamp set and cutting dies are available separately, but purchasing them as a bundle will save you 10% off the cost of the two products separately!

Other products used on this card include the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies, Layering Ovals Framelits, Linen Thread, Leaves Trinkets, Clear Wink of Stella, and the NEW Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set!

 

Measurements for this card are as follows:

Soft Suede cardstock base layer:  5-1/2 x 8-1/2 inches (scored at 4-1/4 inches and folded in half)

Very Vanilla layer:  4-5-1/4 inches

Very Vanilla square layer:  2-5/8 x 2-5/8 inches

Very Vanilla sentiment piece:  3/4 x 1-3/4 inches

Finished trees:  1-3/4 x 3 inches (approximately)

 

The Rooted in Nature bundle is part of the new Nature’s Poem Suite, which will be available June 1st!  Have you received a copy of the new catalog?  If not, and you do not already have demonstrator, I would be happy to send one to you!  Contact me today to get yours!

Thanks for checking in!

Nicolle