December 2019 Color Challenge

Today's projects were made for the December 2019 Color Challenge and Color Fusers Blog Hop.

Welcome to the Color Fusers Blog Hop and December 2019 Color Challenge!

The color scheme for the December 2019 Color Challenge is perfect for a winter scene, and so I couldn’t help but play with the new Mountain Air stamp set that will be available to customers in January 2020.

It was easy to integrate the Seaside Spray and Blueberry Bushel into these card designs, but adding in the silver element proved to be a bit more challenging for me. I made three focal pieces as I was playing and in the end, I liked all three.

As you can see here I made three variations on this card and in each integrated the silver element in a different way.

Check out the December 2019 Color Challenge and Color Fusers Blog Hop. The featured product is the NEW Mountain Air stamp set from the NEW Mini Catalog.

For this first card, I wanted the mountains to have a blended look, so I sprayed with some water a few times in the process, to get the effect you see here.

Check out the December 2019 Color Challenge and Color Fusers Blog Hop. The featured product is the NEW Mountain Air stamp set from the NEW Mini Catalog.

Now you should know that the Mountain Air Stamp Set is a NEW Style reversible stamp set!

The moon in this card was made using the “reversible” option. Now the moon is also where I integrated the silver element on this version of my card. I heat embossed the moon using one side of the stamp, cleaned it, turned it over, and then stamped over the top with Blueberry Bushel ink.

Check out the December 2019 Color Challenge and Color Fusers Blog Hop. The featured product is the NEW Mountain Air stamp set from the NEW Mini Catalog.

For my second card, I also sprayed with a bit of water and I did some two-step stamping for the row of small trees.

For the trees in the background, I used less water so the detail in these images is more distinct and is less blurry than in the first card.

Check out the December 2019 Color Challenge and Color Fusers Blog Hop. The featured product is the NEW Mountain Air stamp set from the NEW Mini Catalog.

To add in the silver element on this card…

I heat embossed with silver embossing powder to create the look of shimmery water. While I liked the moon image in the first card, it seemed a little big so I wanted to play with an alternative design element.

Check out the December 2019 Color Challenge and Color Fusers Blog Hop. The featured product is the NEW Mountain Air stamp set from the NEW Mini Catalog.

For this last card variation, I masked the mountains so that the silver moon would look like it was in the background.

I also did a bit of two-step stamping and a bit more sponging than on the last one.

Check out the December 2019 Color Challenge and Color Fusers Blog Hop. The featured product is the NEW Mountain Air stamp set from the NEW Mini Catalog.

Here’s a close-up view:

Check out the December 2019 Color Challenge and Color Fusers Blog Hop. The featured product is the NEW Mountain Air stamp set from the NEW Mini Catalog.

There were actually lots more steps to create each of these focal pieces. For ALL the details check out my video tutorial later in this post!

Another awesome thing you might like to know is that the Mountain Air stamp set has a coordinating set of dies. The dies are shown in the photo below.

Plus, you’ll get these products at a 10% discount if you buy them as a bundle. You’ll be able to purchase these items starting on January 3, 2020.

Check out the December 2019 Color Challenge and Color Fusers Blog Hop. The featured product is the NEW Mountain Air stamp set from the NEW Mini Catalog.

If you just can’t wait, you may want to consider buying the starter kit!

  • Starting on 12/3/19 you’ll have the option to add items from the Jan to Jun 2020 MiniCatalog, to your starter kit order.
  • Plus, once you’re a demonstrator, you’ll get a minimum 20% discount on all your orders and…
  • You’ll be able to preorder items from this new catalog AND get Sale-A-Bration rewards in December instead of having to wait till January!
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I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing my December 2019 Color Challenge project variations!

Don’t miss my video tutorial just ahead for all the tips and tricks for creating these cards! Also, to recreate my projects 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 Sarah Will’s blog. I know you’ll enjoy what she’s got to share!

Color Fusers Blog Hop
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Tami Hewlett

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Sarah Wills

Barb Mullikin

Jo Anne Hewins

Kelly Acheson

Nicolle Belesimo

Melanie Hawkin


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Project Dimensions

Card #1 and #2:

  • Whisper White Card Body: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″
  • Seaside Spray Dry Embossed Layer: 3-⅝” x 5-1/2″
  • Blueberry Bushel Layer: 2-15/16″ x 4-15/16″
  • Watercolor Paper Focal Piece: 2-¾” x 4-¾”
  • Whisper White Inside Piece: 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″

Card #3:

  • Seaside Spray Dry Embossed Card Body: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″
  • Blueberry Bushel Layer: 3-½″ x 4-3/4″
  • Watercolor Paper Focal Piece: 3-5/16″ x 4-9/16″
  • Whisper White Inside Piece: 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″

Product List:

  • Mountain Air Stamp Set – Item #151610 (Available 01/03/20)
  • Mountain Air Bundle – Item #153820 (Available 01/03/20)

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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!

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  1. Tami Hewlett says

    Melissa, these cards are totally amazing!!! I considered using the Mountain Air stamp set for this color challenge and now I’m so glad I picked another, because I don’t think I could have come up with anything as pretty as yours!!!

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