Welcome to our November Color Fuser’s Blog Hop! We got about four inches of snow where I live in CT on Friday, so I wanted to do something with bright and sunny flowers for my post today! My card features the Poppy Moments Dies, as well as a pretty color combo this month of Bumblebee, Poppy Parade, and Shaded Spruce!
To make the flowers for this card, I made a watercolor wash with Poppy Parade and Bumblebee reinkers, making sure to blend them a bit in the middle. Once the paper was dry, I cut the back layers of the flowers, and then cut the top layers from Poppy Parade and Bumblebee cardstock. I adhered the two layers for each flower together with multipurpose glue, then added the centers which were cut from Basic Black cardstock. I also cut some leaves in Shaded Spruce to incorporate it into the project. The Poppy Moments Dies contain all of the pieces you need to create full, perfect flowers! You can see the complete set below:
Another way I incorporated the Shaded Spruce is to add some light paint spatters in the background. I used a stamp from the Waterfront set and stamped off the ink twice before stamping the spatters onto the card. This way, they weren’t super dark, and were a more subtle addition to my project.
In addition to the Shaded Spruce leaves, I added some vellum sprigs and gold leaves as well. I also heat embossed the sentiment in gold, which is from the Tasteful Touches stamp set. I don’t use a lot of gold in my projects as I tend to prefer silver, but I do really like the way the gold looks with the colors we used this month! Take a look at the shiny leaves and sentiment in the picture below:
Finally, I added some Wink of Stella to the flowers’ centers, and some Gold Glitter Enamel Dots to finish the card. Now it is ready to send off to a friend in this week’s mail!
Measurements for this card are as follows:
Basic Black cardstock base: 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 inches (scored at 4-1/4 inches and folded in half).
Shimmery White cardstock top layer: 4 x 5-1/4 iinches
Poppy Parade flower piece: approximately 3 x 3 inches
Bumblebee flower piece: approximately 2 x 2 inches
Shaded Spruce leaves: size varies
Thanks for checking out our hop today! Please continue to the next stop this month, which is Melanie Hockin’s page. Click HERE or click on the image below to go to her page!
Our complete hop line up for this month is as follows:
Nicolle Belesimo (You are here)