Color Fusers Blog Hop for August 2021

Happy August! This summer is going by WAY too fast! Today, we have a pretty combination of Just Jade, Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather, and Basic Gray. I just love, LOVE these colors together!

My card this month features my second favorite flower: DAHLIAS! Beginning August 3rd, Stampin’ Up! will be having a SECOND Sale-a-Bration, and the stamp set I used for this month’s project is one of the FREE items you can earn with a $50 purchase. It’s called Delicate Dahlias, and it’s a 12 piece photopolymer stamp set. It contains both hand drawn and photorealistic images, as well as four different sentiments. You can see the full set below:

My card also uses a new embossing folder called Timeworn Type 3D Embossing Folder. I can already tell that it is going to be one of my new favorites! This embossing folder is also available beginning August 3rd.

To make my card, I used Thick Basic White cardstock as the base, Basic Gray cardstock for the middle layer, and regular Basic White cardstock for the top. I decided to offset the layers, and embellished the finished card with some white baker’s twine, as well as Opal Rounds. I stamped the hand drawn dahlia in Gorgeous Grape ink, then stamped over it with the photorealistic dahlia in Highland Heather. I did the same with the leaves, using both leaf stamps in Just Jade ink. I fussy cut around all of the pieces, and mounted them to the top layer with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I heat embossed the sentiment on Basic Gray cardstock in white embossing powder, cut it out using the Messages Die, and mounted that with dimensionals as well. It may be hard to see in the pictures, but I also spattered some Basic Gray ink lightly on the background before assembling the card!

Measurements for this card are as follows:

Thick White Basic White Cardstock Base: 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 inches (scored at 4-1/4 inches and folded in half)

Basic Gray Cardstock middle layer: 4 x 5-1/4 inches

Regular White Cardstock top layer: 3-3/4 x 5 inches

Dahlia: approximately 3 inches in diameter

Leaves: approximately 1-3/4 x 2 inches each

Basic Gray sentiment piece: 3/4 x 1-3/4 inches

Please continue to the next stop on this month’s hop, which is Gail Ellis’ page. I can’t wait to see what Gail has created this month!

Thanks so much for checking in today! Enjoy your day!

Nicolle

Our full hop lineup for this month is as follows:

Jo Anne Hewins

Melissa Kerman

Nicolle Belesimo (YOU ARE HERE)

Gail Ellis

Bonnie O’Neill

Brenda Nelson

Melanie Hockin

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