Color Challenge & Blog Hop Dec. 2018

 Color Challenge for the Color Fusers Blog December 2018

Welcome to the December Color Challenge for the Color Fusers Blog Hop!

The color challenge this month seems so fitting for a Christmas card but to be honest, at this time of year I’ve created so many holiday-themed cards that I’m ready to move on to something else. Well, reds and greens aren’t just for Christmas and I love it with my hummingbird and flower!

Check out my card and the stamp set here:

Check out the Dec 2018 Color Fusers Blog Hop and Color Challenge! My project features an Occasions Catalog Sneak Peek made with the Humming Along stamp set by Stampin’ Up!

Today’s color challenge project features a sneak peek of a set that will be in the Occasions Catalog and available to purchase starting 1/3/18.

The name of the stamp set is Humming Along and I am already in love with it. This was one of the stamp sets that Stampin’ Up! gave to all 6000 plus attendees, that went to OnStage Live in Orlando last month. Amazing right?

For this card, I’ve used a technique called Masking to make it look like the flower is in behind the bird.

Masking seems a little like magic but it’s in fact, really simple.

Check out the Dec 2018 Color Fusers Blog Hop and Color Challenge! My project features an Occasions Catalog Sneak Peek made with the Humming Along stamp set by Stampin’ Up!

Here’s how I did my masking for this card:

  • Start by stamping the hummingbird onto a post-it note or onto some art masking tape. Then, cut out the hummingbird.
  • Next, stamp the hummingbird image onto your focal piece, so that the bird’s beak is not quite perfectly vertical. I’d estimate it’s at about an 80-degree angle. For my bird, I used Versamark and Gold embossing powder.
  • Place the bird mask over the bird that is stamped on your focal piece.
  • Then stamp the flower image over the bird, such that the bird will look like it’s drinking the nectar from the flower. The flower is also heat embossed with gold embossing powder.
  • I then used an Aqua Painter to watercolor my images.

Here’s a closer look at the card:

Check out the Dec 2018 Color Fusers Blog Hop and Color Challenge! My project features an Occasions Catalog Sneak Peek made with the Humming Along stamp set by Stampin’ Up!

In this next photo, you may be able to see that there’s a little shimmer to my cardstock.

The Shimmery White Cardstock is great for water coloring, plus it’s got the added bonus of having that shimmery finish.

Check out the Dec 2018 Color Fusers Blog Hop and Color Challenge! My project features an Occasions Catalog Sneak Peek made with the Humming Along stamp set by Stampin’ Up!

So I wasn’t kidding when I said I love this Humming along set. In fact, I’ve already created SEVEN projects with this set!

I’ll be sharing a few more of these in my upcoming facebook live this week! To see these projects, find me LIVE at Melissa’s Crafting Treehouse Facebook Page, on Thursday 12/6 at 4 pm EST or check out the replay afterward.

Check out the Dec 2018 Color Fusers Blog Hop and Color Challenge! My project features an Occasions Catalog Sneak Peek made with the Humming Along stamp set by Stampin’ Up!


I hope you enjoyed my project today and will leave a comment and tell me what you think!

For your convenience, you’ll find a complete supply list and project dimensions just ahead.

Be sure to continue along on the blog hop today! The next stop is Bonnie O’Neill‘s Blog. I know you’ll enjoy what she’s got to share!

Color Fusers Blog Hop   Color Fusers Blog Hop

Color Fusers Blog Hop Team:

Debbie Henderson

Paola Phillips

Tami Hewlett

Melissa Kerman – You Are HERE

Bonnie O’Neill

Sarah Wills

Barb Mullikin

Jo Anne Hewins

Kelly Acheson


Check out another fun project that uses the masking technique here:

  • Click HERE to see my PopUp Slider Card that uses Masking with the Animal Outing Stamp Set.

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

Melissa 🙂


More Going On Now…

  • Join me for my next Facebook Live Event on Thursday 12/06/18 at 4 pm EST
    • These events include all the latest updates plus. A project and/or technique demonstration too!
    • Click HERE to find me on Facebook.
  • “Taste of a Suite” Product Shares are Coming mid-December!
    • Preorder Opening Soon!
    • Invoices will be sent out between Thursday 12/27/18 and Friday 1/4/19.
    • Shares will be filled and distributed in January.
    • More details coming soon!
  • Get Free Card Kits in the Mail when you place a qualifying order in my Online Store!!!
    • Click HERE to learn more.
  • Become a Treehouse Chick and take your Crafting and Creative Fun to the Next Level!
    • Click HERE to learn more.

 

Click HERE to Shop Now

Current Hostess Code:

KXRQ2A9H

Use the current hostess code to get Free Card Kits, and other perks with your qualifying purchases!

Not sure how to apply the Hostess Code? Click HERE to learn more.

See the 2018 Holiday Catalog PDF by clicking the photo below.

2018 Holiday Catalog by Stampin' Up!

Click Below to see the 2018 – 2019 Annual Catalog PDF

Stampin' Up! AnnualCatalog 2018-2019


Project Dimensions:

  • Card Body in Mint Macaron: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″
  • Shaded Spruce Layer: 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″
  • Shimmery White Focal Layer: 3-11/16″ x 4-15/16″
  • Cherry Cobbler Strip: 1/2″ x 5-1/2″
  • Whisper White Inside Piece: 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″

Product List:

Humming Along Stamp Set – Item# 148758  (Available on 1/3/19)

Tags:

About Me Page

I am a seeker of that crazy, excited feeling that comes when you've created something that’s unique, beautiful and expresses who you are in some small way. It’s like making a new discovery, when you find a unique combination of color, layout, dimension and texture. I call it a creative spark and it makes me giddy! Through sharing and teaching I hope to help others find this amazing feeling of creative bliss!

Comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recent Posts

Waterfall Cards with New Catalog Products!

May 22, 2020
Posted in ,,
Today's projects feature two waterfall cards, one of my favorite fun folds. New stamp sets shown include Beautiful World, Lovely You & Tasteful Touches.

In today’s post, I’ll be sharing two waterfall cards which is one of my favorite fun folds. Both of these waterfall cards feature new products from the 2020 – 2021 Annual Catalog. I’ve used the Beautiful World, Lovely You & Tasteful Touches stamp sets plus the new 2020 – 2022 In Colors! These products will […]

Fun with 3 x 3 Mini Note Cards

May 17, 2020
Posted in ,
Check out these adorable 3 x 3 Mini Note Cards. I've used a variety of stamp sets plus made several with the scrappy strips technique too!

In today’s post, I’ll be sharing several mini note cards that I’ve made either with “scrap salad” or with the Scrappy Strips Technique. So what is “scrap salad” you might ask? Well, after each creative session I’m most often left with parts and pieces I’ve stamped, die-cut punched, colored, etc. These leftover pieces were made […]

Shaving Cream Technique with Above The Clouds!

May 15, 2020
Posted in ,
The Above The Clouds Bundle and Shaving Cream Technique are the focus of today's post. See two cards plus more backgrounds made with this fun technique!

The Above The Clouds Bundle and Shaving Cream Technique are the focus of today’s post. See two cards plus more backgrounds made with this fun and messy technique! The two cards I’m sharing today include one that I would call a Clean and Simple design and the other is a stepped-up version with the shaving […]

Project Ideas with the Country Club Paper

May 8, 2020
Posted in ,
These project Ideas with the Country Club Paper are sneak peeks of the May Simple Suite Stamper's Tutorial Bundle which you can get for FREE!

Today’s post offers a bit of a sneak peek into the May 2020 Simple Suite Stamper’s Tutorial Bundle and features project ideas with the Country Club Paper. On the first Tuesday of each month, the Simple Suite Stamper’s design team publishes a tutorial bundle, including 8 projects, focusing on a particular theme. The focus this […]

Fun with the Rooted In Nature Stamp Set

May 6, 2020
Posted in ,
These are unique and messy projects but totally worth the effort!!! I've had so much fun with the Rooted in Nature Stamp Set and my Pigment Sprinkles!

I’ve had so much fun with the Rooted in Nature Stamp Set and I can’t wait to share my projects in today’s post! Today’s projects feature a messy but fun technique that uses Pigment Sprinkles directly on stamps. I had so much fun with the Rooted in Nature Stamp Set with the Pigment Sprinkles. This […]

May 2020 Color Challenge and Blog Hop

May 4, 2020
Posted in ,,
See two unique projects made for the May 2020 Color Challenge and Blog Hop! One uses scraps and the other features heat embossing with Tear & Tape.

Welcome to the Color Fusers Blog Hop and May 2020 Color Challenge! The color scheme for the May 2020 Color Challenge and Blog Hop includes two of the five 2018 – 2020 InColors that are retiring next month. They’re both very bright, cheerful colors and yet I’ve hardly used them, and now have to say […]

Heat Embossing with Tear and Tape

May 1, 2020
Posted in ,
Check out this fun project featuring Heat Embossing with Tear and Tape plus masking. I'm also showcasing the retiring Flourishing Phrases Stamp Set.

Check out this fun project featuring Heat Embossing with Tear and Tape plus masking. I’m showcasing the Flourishing Phrases Stamp Set which retires on June 2nd, 2020 by using it on this project and sharing several past creations. This method of heat embossing with tear and tape is not a new thing but often I […]

Simple Mosaic Mood Card Ideas

April 24, 2020
Posted in ,
Check out my set of 6 simple Mosaic Mood card ideas with a fun surprise inside!! This designer paper and Thank You Die used, are retiring and discounted!

In today’s post, I’ll be sharing a set of 6 simple Mosaic Mood card ideas with a fun surprise inside! In fact, it’s the surprise inside that really makes these cards special! Plus, all twelve of the designer paper patterns are showcased on these simple Mosaic Mood card ideas making it a great use of […]

Unique DIY Rose Card with To A Wild Rose

April 21, 2020
Posted in ,,
This unique DIY Rose Card with To A Wild Rose Stamp Set was created to have an antiqued look and multicolored roses. I made my own ink pad to get this look.

In today’s post, I’ll be sharing a unique DIY Rose Card with To A Wild Rose Stamp Set. It was created to have an antiqued look and multicolored roses. I made my own ink pad to get this look. Two techniques were used on this card, 1) to get the antiqued background and 2) to […]

Emboss Resist Technique Tutorial Ideas

April 17, 2020
Posted in ,
emboss resist technique tutorial

Today’s post and video include an Emboss Resist Technique Tutorial plus I’ll be showing another must-know technique called Direct To Paper. My projects today were inspired by a card I saw on Pinterest by Michele Boyer. She has included a step by step emboss resist technique tutorial in her project post. The color scheme she […]

Card Ideas with the Tropical Oasis Suite

April 10, 2020
Posted in ,
These 3 tutorial bundle sneak peek projects use the Tropical Oasis suite but they couldn’t be more different. Check out this fun versatile product suite!

Today’s post offers a bit of a sneak peek into the April 2020 Simple Suite Stampers Tutorials that feature the Tropical Oasis Suite. These three projects all use the Tropical Oasis suite but they couldn’t be more different. I’ve also made variations of these three designs. Here’s the full ensemble of 7 card variations: This […]

April 2020 Color Challenge and Blog Hop

April 6, 2020
Posted in ,
For the April 2020 Color Challenge and Blog Hop I've created some fun, unique projects using the scrappy strips technique with the Under My Umbrella Bundle.

Welcome to the Color Fusers Blog Hop and April 2020 Color Challenge! Get ready for some out of the ordinary fun with the April 2020 Color Challenge and Blog Hop! My super cute projects this month use a unique element I especially love. I’ve incorporated the scrappy strips technique in a couple of different ways […]