August 2021 Color Challenge

Check out the August 2021 Color Challenge & Blog Hop! The colors this month are Just Jade, Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather & Basic Gray.

Welcome to the Color Fusers Blog Hop and August 2021 Color Challenge!

I absolutely adore the August 2021 Color Challenge color scheme! I am a purple lover in general and I especially love purple and green together. The hardest part of this challenge was incorporating the Basic Gray. That said, I had so much fun playing with ideas for the challenge this month. In fact, I created some variations of today’s project that I’ll be posting to my blog soon. Stay tuned!

Plus, to make today’s project especially fun, I’ve used my favorite Sale-A-Bration stamp set on my card too. It’s called Delicate Dahlias. If you don’t know what Sale-A-Bration is, you’re in for a treat. Stay tuned for more details about Sale-A-Bration later in this post.

Check out the August 2021 Color Challenge & Blog Hop! I LOVE these colors! Plus, my project features the Delicate Dahlias Sale-A-Bration Set.

I’ve used a piece of Vellum cardstock for my stamped images.

The Delicate Dahlias Stamp Set has several images that layer one on top of each. We call it 2-Step Stamping when you stamp 2 or more images on top of each other to create the finished image.

Check out the August 2021 Color Challenge & Blog Hop! I LOVE these colors! Plus, my project features the Delicate Dahlias Sale-A-Bration Set.

For my project, the largest flower image is stamped first with Gorgeous Grape for the outline and then I’ve used a second stamp to “color in” the outline with Highland Heather ink. There are a couple of close-ups here so you can see some of that detail.

Check out the August 2021 Color Challenge & Blog Hop! I LOVE these colors! Plus, my project features the Delicate Dahlias Sale-A-Bration Set.

The small flowers in between the larger flowers are also stamped in Highland Heather ink. For this image, I’ve used both first and second ink for a really soft look, that’s almost more like a background. There’s actually an outline image stamp for this smaller flower that can be stamped over the top, but I chose not to use it so I’d get a more subtle look. The same is true for the foliage image, and again I chose to not use the coordinating outline image.

I wanted the large flowers to stand out the most!

Check out the August 2021 Color Challenge & Blog Hop! I LOVE these colors! Plus, my project features the Delicate Dahlias Sale-A-Bration Set.

After my images were stamped on the vellum I tore off the bottom and stamped my sentiment image in Gorgeous Grape ink.

Check out the August 2021 Color Challenge & Blog Hop! I LOVE these colors! Plus, my project features the Delicate Dahlias Sale-A-Bration Set.

This sentiment comes from my latest favorite sentiment stamp set that will be in the July to December 2021 Mini-Catalog that goes live on 8/3/21.

The stamp set is called Heartfelt Wishes and I just love it. Click HERE to see a recent post featuring a set of five cards made with this wonderful sentiment set.

Check out the August 2021 Color Challenge & Blog Hop! I LOVE these colors! Plus, my project features the Delicate Dahlias Sale-A-Bration Set.

Last but not least, I attached a piece of Highland Heather ribbon to the bottom of my card body, added a few pastel pearls, and attached my focal element using Dimensionals to the front of the card body.

Check out the August 2021 Color Challenge & Blog Hop! I LOVE these colors! Plus, my project features the Delicate Dahlias Sale-A-Bration Set.

In the photo below you’ll see the two stamp sets I used for my project.

Both of these sets will be available to get on 8/3/21 when the new Mini-Catalog goes live and when the upcoming Sale-A-Bration promotion begins. The Heartfelt Wishes stamp set can be purchased but the Delicate Dahlias stamp set is a Level 2 item that you can only earn for FREE during Sale-A-Bration. Check out the details just ahead.

Check out the August 2021 Color Challenge & Blog Hop! I LOVE these colors! Plus, my project features the Delicate Dahlias Sale-A-Bration Set.

Sale-A-Bration is an amazing promotion where customers, hosts, and people that purchase the Starter Kit get FREE products!

Here are the basic details:

  • Customer Benefits:
    • For each $50 in merchandise you spend during Sale-A-Bration you earn a Level 1 Free item.
    • For each $100 in merchandise you spend during Sale-A-Bration you earn two Level 1 items or one Level 2 item.
  • Host Benefits:
    • Get a Free Stamp Set called “In Your Words”, when you host a party with $300 in sales or more.
    • That’s in addition to the regular host rewards you earn.
  • For Starter Kit Purchasers:
    • Get $125 in Products for just $99 plus tax PLUS,
    • Get a FREE Bundle! There are 12 bundles to choose from!

I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing my August 2021 Color Challenge project!

To recreate my project and/or purchase any of the products used here, check out the complete supply list and project dimensions at the end of this post.

Thanks for spending some time with me today and Happy Crafting!

Melissa 🙂


Be sure to continue along on the blog hop so you don’t miss out on any of the fun!

The next stop is Nicolle Belesimo‘s blog. I know you’ll enjoy what she’s got to share!

Color Fusers Blog Hop
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Color Fusers Blog Hop Team:

Jo Anne Hewins

Melissa Kerman – You Are HERE

Nicolle Belesimo

Gail Ellis

Bonnie O’Neill

Brenda Nelson

Melanie Hockin


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    • Customers: Get a FREE Item for Every $50 in Merchandise Purchased during Sale-A-Bration! Shop Now!
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See the August to December 2021 Mini Catalog PDF by clicking below.

Jul to Dec 2021 Mini-Catalog

See what’s FREE for Customers, Hosts & Starter Kit Purchasers!

Check out the Sale-A-Bration Brochure by clicking below.

SAB Brochure August 2021

Click to check out the 2021 – 2022 Annual Catalog PDF!

2021-2022 Annual Catalog Cover

Project Dimensions

  • Basic Gray Card Body: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″
  • Gorgeous Grape Layer: 4″ x 5-1/4″
  • Highland Heather Layer: 3-13/16″ x 5-1/16″
  • Vellum Cardstock: 3-1/2″ x 5-1/16″

Product List:

The following item will be available free with a $100 product purchase starting on 8/3/21:

  • Delicate Dahlias Stamp Set (Item #156601)

The following products are currently available:


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