January 2023 Color Challenge & Blog Hop

January 2023 Color Challenge

Welcome to the Color Fusers Blog Hop and January 2023 Color Challenge!

If you’ve already started the blog hop you should be coming from the talented Melanie Hockin’s blog post. If you’ve just joined in, make sure to do the full hop and see all the wonderful projects created by the Color Fusers Design team! The color scheme for the January 2023 Color Challenge is Fresh Freesia, Rich Razzleberry, and Granny Apple Green.

Today’s project features the NEW Ginkgo Branch Bundle which will be available when the January to April mini-catalog goes live in just a few days!

My January 2023 Color Challenge project features the Ginkgo Branch Bundle from the January - April mini-catalog which is live on 1/5/23.

To create my focal piece I started by stamping the Ginkgo Leaves image in first, second, and third ink in Granny Apple Green ink. I simply love this image!

My January 2023 Color Challenge project features the Ginkgo Branch Bundle from the January - April mini-catalog which is live on 1/5/23.

Next, I cleaned my stamp, inked it up with Versamark, stamped it in two places, and heat-embossed the images with clear embossing powder.

My January 2023 Color Challenge project features the Ginkgo Branch Bundle from the January - April mini-catalog which is live on 1/5/23.

The heat-embossed images are pretty subtle as you can see here.

My January 2023 Color Challenge project features the Ginkgo Branch Bundle from the January - April mini-catalog which is live on 1/5/23.

So, next, I used a Blending Brush to add Granny Apple Green ink over the heat-embossed images so they would stand out a bit more. Fresh Freesia ink was added along the top also with a Blending Brush.

The sentiment is heat embossed in white and die-cut with one of the Gingko Branch dies.

My January 2023 Color Challenge project features the Ginkgo Branch Bundle from the January - April mini-catalog which is live on 1/5/23.

Three die-cut pieces were attached on the left side in all the same shape, one each in each of the three colors. They were attached at the bottom with multipurpose liquid glue and at the top with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.

My January 2023 Color Challenge project features the Ginkgo Branch Bundle from the January - April mini-catalog which is live on 1/5/23.

Last but not least some 2021 – 2023 In Color Opal Rounds were added for a touch of shine and interest. Fresh Freesia is one of the colors in this set of In Colors. This color will be retiring at the beginning of May 2023.

My January 2023 Color Challenge project features the Ginkgo Branch Bundle from the January - April mini-catalog which is live on 1/5/23.

The Ginkgo Branch Stamp Set and Dies shown below will be available to purchase on January 5, 2023, when the January to April 2023 mini-catalog goes live!

My January 2023 Color Challenge project features the Ginkgo Branch Bundle from the January - April mini-catalog which is live on 1/5/23.
My January 2023 Color Challenge project features the Ginkgo Branch Bundle from the January - April mini-catalog which is live on 1/5/23.

I can’t wait to play with this set some more!

I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing my January 2023 Color Challenge project!

You’ll find dimensions and a complete supply list at the end of this post. Thanks for spending some time with me today and Happy Crafting!

Melissa 🙂


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

The next stop is Janneke Dijkstra de Jong’s blog. I know you’ll enjoy what she’s got to share!

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Project Dimensions

  • Fresh Freesia Card Body: 5-½″ x 8-½″
  • Rich Razzleberry Layer: 5-3/16″ x 3-15/16″
  • Basic White Focal Piece: 5″ x 3-¾”
  • Basic White Inside Piece: 5-¼” x 4″
  • Granny Apple Green, Fresh Freesia & Rich Razzleberry scrap for die-cut pieces

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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. Kris Kilkenny says

    Gorgeous card! I love the emboss resist leaves. It adds such a fancy touch. Looks like a little painting on your card front. Very pretty! Thank you for sharing your technique!

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