Color Fusers Blog Hop for September 2020

Happy September! I can’t believe it’s almost officially Fall! Since it’s the first Monday of the month, it’s time for our monthly Color Fusers Blog Hop. Today, we have a pretty combo of Balmy Blue, Night of Navy, and Melon Mambo!

For my project today, I used the new Dove of Hope Bundle from the 2020 August-December Mini Catalog. Most of the time, I like to stick to traditional holiday colors when creating Christmas crafts. Every once in awhile though, I like to mix it up. I LOVE doves at Christmas time. I think they are so peaceful and beautiful! So when I saw the colors we were using this month, I knew I wanted to do something with this bundle, though I wasn’t sure exactly what. I just started playing with the colors and dies, and this is what I came up with!

To make this card, I used a small artists palette from the dollar store and added one drop of ink from Balmy Blue, Night of Navy and Melon Mambo ink refills into different wells. I then added a small amount of water to each well and mixed thoroughly. I used my Water Painters to randomly swirl the colors on a sheet of watercolor paper. I then set the paper aside to dry. While that was drying, I used some of the other dies from the Detailed Dove die set to cut the solid wing and tail pieces from Shimmery White Cardstock. I also cut the “Peace” sentiment from Balmy Blue Glimmer Paper using the new Joy Dies. Once the watercolor paper was dry, I cut the wing overlay pieces, as well as the dove’s body from the watercolored sheet. I adhered the colored overlay pieces to the solid underlay with Multipurpose Glue. I adhered the finished wings to the dove with Mini Glue Dots, and then went over the entire thing with Wink of Stella glitter. It’s hard to tell from the pictures, but you can see the shine just a bit in the picture below:

While the bird was drying, I cut the middle layer from Balmy Blue cardstock, and the top layer from Night of Navy. To create some variation in color, I used a Stampin’ Sponge to sponge VersaMark ink all over the Night of Navy piece in a circular pattern. While the ink was still not completely dry, I brushed Wink of Stella glitter onto the same sponge and sponged it over the Versamark in a circular motion to add just a hint of shimmer to the background. I also added some snowflakes from the Dove of Hope set in VersaMark as well. When the background piece was finished and dry, I assembled the card and adhered the dove with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I then applied the sentiment and sprig piece (cut from Vellum) with Multipurpose Glue, and stamped the sentiment on the inside. You can see the shimmer from the Shimmery White Cardstock base in the picture below:

Once the whole card was dry, I embellished the front with some Snowflake Adhesive Backed Embellishments and my card was complete!

Measurements for this card are as follows:

Shimmery White Cardstock card base: 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 inches (scored at 4-1/4 inches and folded in half)

Balmy Blue cardstock middle layer: 4 x 5-1/4 inches

Night of Navy cardstock top layer: 3-7/8 x 5-1/8 inches

Balmy Blue Glimmer Paper sentiment: 1 x 3 inches (approximate)

Dove: 3-1/2 x 4-1/2 inches (approximate)

I hope you have enjoyed my project for this month! Please continue through our hop to see what my talented teammates have created with this month’s colors. Next up is Tami Hewlett!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!

Nicolle

Our full hop lineup for this month is as follows:

Melissa Kerman

Jo Anne Hewins

Nicolle Belesimo (YOU ARE HERE)

Tami Hewlett

Melanie Hockin

Bonnie O’Neill

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