July 2020 Color Challenge and Blog Hop!

July 2020 Color Challenge and Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Color Fusers Blog Hop and July 2020 Color Challenge!

Now truth be told, I had very little time to get my card figured out for the July 2020 Color Challenge and so I went to my favorite source for ideas which is Pinterest. I have a secret board where I pin items that I find inspiring or that I simply want to C.A.S.E.. (C.A.S.E. is an acronym for “Copy And Share Everything”.)

I found this adorable card I’d pinned made by fellow demonstrator, Connie Babbert and I figured it would be super easy to switch out the colors to fit the color challenge. The featured products here are the Under My Umbrella Stamp Set and the Umbrella Builder Punch.

Check out the July 2020 Color Challenge and Color Fusers Blog Hop with the Under My Umbrella Stamp Set and Umbrella Builder Punch.

This was a super simple, quick card to make especially since I didn’t change much at all. The colors of course are different and I also used a different strip of designer series paper. I used some of the In Good Taste Designer paper which is chock full of amazing photo-realistic images. The one I used is a photo of what looks like embossing paste spread over a surface and it has elements of blue in it. It seemed like the perfect subtle background element to offset the umbrellas and add some texture too. Check out all the amazing patterns in this designer paper pack here!

So, to get started I attached my strip of designer paper to my white panel and then stamped my sentiment. Next, I stamped the umbrella tops and bottoms in memento black ink onto my four colors of card stock and punched them out with my umbrella builder punch. I just love using punches in my stamping because it’s just so easy and fast!

Check out the July 2020 Color Challenge and Color Fusers Blog Hop with the Under My Umbrella Stamp Set and Umbrella Builder Punch.

Now the one thing that wasn’t quick on this card was the adorable flower pieces.

Each one of these was stamped, colored, and fussy cut with my paper snips. Incidentally, these are the best scissors in the world for fine detail cutting! I colored my flowers using the light and dark Calypso Coral Blends Alcohol Markers. The foliage was colored with a Coastal Cabana Stampin’ Write Marker. The coloring itself was fast just because the images are so small but the cutting took some time. It was well worth the effort though because I think they are simply adorable and really pull the card together.

Check out the July 2020 Color Challenge and Color Fusers Blog Hop with the Under My Umbrella Stamp Set and Umbrella Builder Punch.

Once everything is stamped, punched and fussy cut, the rest is a piece of cake!

Here’s the order in which I assembled my pieces:

  1. Attach the umbrella top and bottom to one another using a mini glue dot.
  2. Attach flower pieces to the umbrellas with mini glue dots.
  3. Put Dimensionals all over the backside of the umbrella tops and behind each flower piece and attach them on top of the designer paper strip on the card.
Check out the July 2020 Color Challenge and Color Fusers Blog Hop with the Under My Umbrella Stamp Set and Umbrella Builder Punch.

Tips to make sure the umbrellas are uniformly raised up:

  • Put a dimensional over, or close to, where the glue dots may be exposed so there’s no risk that the glue dot will stick to the front of the card and make that portion of the umbrella flat against the card instead of raised up.
  • Don’t put dimensionals exactly where the two pieces of card stock overlap so you don’t add a different amount of height to your piece when it’s attached to the card.
Check out the July 2020 Color Challenge and Color Fusers Blog Hop with the Under My Umbrella Stamp Set and Umbrella Builder Punch.

I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing my July 2020 Color Challenge project!

To recreate this 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 Melanie Hockin’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:

Melissa Kerman – You Are HERE

Melanie Hawkin

Jo Anne Hewins

Bonnie O’Neill

Nicolle Belesimo

Tami Hewlett


More Going On Now


Click HERE to Shop in my Online Store Now!

Current Hostess Code:

R2SBGFZP

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

If your order is $150 or more Do NOT use the hostess code! You’ll get hostess rewards AND Free Card Kits too!

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


Click to check out the 2020 – 2021 Annual Catalog PDF!

2020 - 2021 Annual Catalog Cover

Project Dimensions

  • Pacific Point Card Body: 4-1/4″ x 11″
  • Whisper White Layer: 4″ x 5-1/4″
  • In Good Taste Designer Paper Strip: 1-1/4″ x 4″
  • Whisper White Inside Piece: 4″ x 5-1/4″
  • Scraps in Pacific Point, Coastal Cabana, Calypso Coral, and Whisper White

Product List:


Blog Categories: ,

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

February 2023 Color Challenge & Blog Hop

February 6, 2023
Posted in ,
Check out the February 2023 Color Challenge and Blog Hop! My project features new products from the January to April 2023 mini-catalog.

Welcome to the Color Fusers Blog Hop and February 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 […]

Unique & Easy Card with Dainty Flowers Designer Paper

February 4, 2023
Posted in ,
I am in love with this unique & easy card made with the Dainty Flowers Designer Paper and the Stampin' Up! Easter Bunny Bundle!

I am in love with this unique & easy card made with the Dainty Flowers Designer Paper. Get this paper FREE with a $50 order during Sale-A-Bration! This card design came together so quickly and it was such an easy card to make. I sort of stumbled onto this design when I was noodling around […]

DIY Valentine Treats – 2 Quick & Easy Projects!

January 21, 2023
Posted in ,
Check out these two quick and easy, diy Valentine treats! They are made with the Stampin' Up, Country Floral Lane Suite.

In today’s post, I’ll be sharing two quick and easy DIY Valentine Treats. These DIY Valentine Treats feature the Country Floral Lane Suite and the Dandy Designs Sale-A-Bration designer paper. I’ve made two versions of my pop-up chocolate bar sleeve (shown just below) and two versions of the simplest pouch you’ll ever make (shown later […]

January 2023 Color Challenge & Blog Hop

January 2, 2023
Posted in ,
My January 2023 Color Challenge project features the Ginkgo Branch Bundle from the January - April mini-catalog which is live on 1/5/23.

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 […]

Product Shares are now available!

December 6, 2022
Posted in
mini catalog 2023

It’s that time again! A new catalog is coming out soon and with it comes my unique and awesome “Taste of a Suite” Product Shares! The January to April 2023 mini-catalog goes live in January which means NOW is the time to preorder Product Shares! Here are the basic details: For all the details go […]

December 2022 Color Challenge & Blog Hop

December 5, 2022
Posted in ,
The color scheme for the December 2022 Color Challenge is Basic Black, Merry Merlot, and Smoky Slate. Today's project features the Desert Details Bundle which will be available to purchase on 1/5/22.

Welcome to the Color Fusers Blog Hop and December 2022 Color Challenge! If you’ve already started the blog hop you should be coming from the talented Sue Vine‘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 […]

Stocking Stuffer Ideas that are Easy to Make

December 3, 2022
Posted in ,
Today's adorable Stocking Stuffer Ideas are so quick and easy to make! If you love tiny, cute things, you'll want to make bunches of these!

Today’s adorable Stocking Stuffer Ideas are so quick and easy to make! If you love tiny, cute things, you’ll want to make bunches of these! The first of my two stocking stuffer ideas is a simple “Santa” Gum Holder. I’ve used a sentiment from the Inspired Thoughts stamp set and a variety of punches (some […]

How to make a floating strips card!

November 19, 2022
Posted in ,
Learn how to make a floating strips card with the gorgeous Fitting Florets designer paper and Framed Florets Bundle by Stampin' Up!

It is actually very easy to make a floating strips card, even though it might not have looked that way in my video! LOL! In my recent Facebook Live video, I shared how to make a floating strips card with the gorgeous Fitting Florets designer paper and Framed Florets Bundle by Stampin’ Up! For this […]

FREE Stamp Set Black Friday Offer!

November 19, 2022
Posted in
Shop with Melissa's Crafting Treehouse

Check out my Black Friday Offer! Get a *FREE STAMP SET from me valued at $18 or less when you do the following: Note: If you placed an order on 11/15 and your order was less than $75, you can place another order to bring your merchandise amount to $75 or more in total so […]

November 2022 Color Challenge & Blog Hop

November 7, 2022
Posted in ,
Today's Floating Elements cards were made for the November 2022 Color Challenge and Blog Hop. They're simple and fun to make!

Welcome to the Color Fusers Blog Hop and November 2022 Color Challenge! If you’ve already started the blog hop you should be coming from the talented Sue Vine‘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 […]

Greeting Card Design with Graceful Tiles & More

November 5, 2022
Posted in ,
My Graceful Tiles greeting card design features a layout that was CASED from my Simple Suite Stampers Tutorial Bundle Storybook Gnomes card.

Today I’m featuring a greeting card design made with the layout used for my October 2022 Simple Suite Stampers Tutorial Bundle project. Each month, the Simple Suite Stampers design team publishes a tutorial bundle focusing on a particular theme. The October theme was the Storybook Gnomes suite of products. I made three variations of my […]

How to create colorful tags with linen specialty paper!

October 15, 2022
Posted in ,
Learn how to make lots of colorful tags with the linen specialty paper and blends alcohol markers by Stampin' Up!

In today’s post, I’ll share how to make lots of colorful tags with Linen Specialty Paper and Blends Alcohol Markers! Last month I was working feverishly to earn the Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip to Norway. One of the ways I was able to earn the trip (YES, I reach my goal) was by selling 49 […]