November 2019 Color Challenge

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

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

The color scheme for the November 2019 Color Challenge is clearly perfect Christmas and yet I felt compelled to play around with a new product suite that is not necessarily for Christmas. It’s called Christmastime is Here, and the stamp set is called Christmas Rose, but it really can be used at any time of year. This month’s color scheme is Pretty Peacock, Cherry Cobbler, and Copper.

Today's project was made for the November 2019 Color Challenge and Color Fusers Blog Hop. It's a Christmas color scheme but not necessarily a Christmas project.

What you see on this card is one large image that is heat embossed on watercolor paper, and then watercolored!

There are some other little details you may want to know about as well which are included just ahead.

Today's project was made for the November 2019 Color Challenge and Color Fusers Blog Hop. It's a Christmas color scheme but not necessarily a Christmas project.

A few project details:

  • An Aqua Painter was used to watercolor all the elements with the exception of the berries.
  • After the watercolored images are dry, use a Clear Wink of Stella brush to color the rose image.
  • The focal piece is sponged on the edges with Pretty Peacock ink.
  • A Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Write Marker was used to color the berries.
  • The background panel of Pretty Peacock cardstock is dry embossed using the Brick and Mortar embossing folder, and then the direct to paper technique was used to add some ink to the raised brick shapes.
  • Sponge the edges of the Pretty Peacock focal backing piece with the same color ink, and attach it to the dry embossed layer with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Sponge the edges of the Pretty Peacock dry embossed piece with the same color ink and attached to the Copper Foil layer with snail adhesive.
  • The Copper Foil Layer was attached to a Pretty Peacock card body.
Today's project was made for the November 2019 Color Challenge and Color Fusers Blog Hop. It's a Christmas color scheme but not necessarily a Christmas project.

I hope you like my November 2019 Color Challenge project!


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.

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

The next stop is Tami Hewlett’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:

Melanie Hawkin

Melissa Kerman – You Are HERE

Tami Hewlett

Jo Anne Hewins

Nicolle Belesimo

Bonnie O’Neill

Sarah Wills

Barb Mullikin


More Going On Now

  • New Technique Class! Click HERE to learn about my exclusive technique classes!
  • Become a Newsletter Subscriber and get Special Perks plus FREE Downloads too! Click HERE to subscribe!
  • GET PERKS when you Place Orders through my online store! Receive FREE Project Kits. Click HERE for more details.
  • Join me for my next Facebook Live Event on Thursday 11/6/19 at 7 pm EST. Find me on Facebook by clicking here: Melissa’s Crafting Treehouse Facebook Page

Click HERE to Shop in my Online Store Now!

Current Hostess Code:

RVWSXZ4X

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.


See the NEW 2019 Holiday Catalog PDF below.

2019 Holiday Catalog

Check out the NEW 2019 – 2020 Annual Catalog PDF below.

2019 - 2020 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog

Project Dimensions

  • Pretty Peacock Card Body: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″
  • Copper Foil Layer: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″
  • Pretty Peacock Dry Embossed Layer: 4″ x 5-1/4″
  • Pretty Peacock Focal Backing: 3-9/16″ x 4-9/16″
  • Watercolor Paper Focal Piece: 3-3/8″ x 4-3/8″
  • Whisper White Inside Piece: 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″

Product List:


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!

Leave a Reply

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

Recent Posts

Make 5 Cards with the Gorgeous Garden Background Dies

August 26, 2023
Posted in ,
Use the Gorgeous Garden background dies to make these 5 amazing cards! These cards also feature a fun & simple watercoloring technique.

In today’s post, I’ll be sharing 5 card variations featuring the Gorgeous Garden background dies from Stampin’ Up! The Gorgeous Garden dies include a pair of background dies, one with flowers and the other with foliage. My inspiration for today’s projects came from the fact that autumn is coming soon and I adore fall colors. […]

Simple Watercolor Background with the Trucking Along Bundle!

August 18, 2023
Posted in ,
Today's project features a super simple watercolor background technique plus, the adorable Trucking Along Bundle.

In today’s post, I’ll be sharing a project made with a super simple watercolor background technique. I love simple watercolor backgrounds and this method makes it so easy to get beautiful results quickly! You’ll want to use watercolor paper for the focal piece on this card. I’ve also used a Stampin’ Up! “I” size block. […]

August 2023 Color Challenge & Blog Hop

August 7, 2023
Posted in ,
A unique fun fold card made for the August 2023 Color Challenge & Blog Hop. I've used the Phrases For All Stamp Set & Petal Patterns Dies.

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

Simple Two For One Card Making Method!

August 4, 2023
Posted in ,
Check out these projects made with a simple two-for-one card-making method. Projects feature the Gorgeously Made & Phrases For All stamp sets.

Colorful and simple cards! Can it get any better than that?… Well Yes! Use this simple Two For One method to make a bunch of gorgeous cards! I have three card variations for you today. For my first card, I did not actually use the Two For One card-making method. I decided to use it […]

July 2023 Color Challenge & Blog Hop!

July 3, 2023
Posted in ,
My July 2023 Color Challenge project features a fun technique with the Painted Posies embossing folder. Check out this fun blog hop!

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

How to make Pinwheel Cards

June 29, 2023
Posted in ,
I'm excited to be sharing a variety of simple Pinwheel Cards in today's post. These are easy to make and can be made for any occasion!

I’m excited to be sharing a variety of simple Pinwheel Cards in today’s post. This style card is one of those oldies but goodies-type cards! Pinwheel Cards are easy to make and can be made to look playful and youthful, elegant and stunning, masculine, or really for any occasion you can think of. I was […]

Hip, Hip, Hooray Blends Alcohol Markers Special

June 28, 2023
Posted in
Blends Alcohol Markers

Get FREE Blends Alcohol Markers while helping me to stay in business during my recovery from Hip Surgery. Asking for help is not easy to do for many of us. It certainly isn’t for me! I’m asking for your assistance today because I’ve got a major surgery happening this week and so I’m going to […]

How to Design Using a Card Sketch

June 24, 2023
Posted in ,,
Today's project was made using a card sketch that is the theme for my monthly team idea challenge. Learn how simple it is to design this way!

Today’s project was made using a card sketch that is the theme for my monthly team idea challenge. Treehouse Chicks Team members who want to play along simply create a card(s) that fits the theme and they share photos of their project ideas on our team Facebook group. For each project shared they get a […]

3 Simple Window Cards with Designer Papers

June 17, 2023
Posted in ,
Today's Simple Window Cards feature 3 of the 13 designer series papers that are on sale for 15% off until 6/30/23. Check out these fun cards!

The three window cards featured in today’s post are super simple to make and remake with lots of different designer series papers. I’ve used three different paper packs for my three cards. All of these papers are on sale through June 30th, 2023! The first of my three window cards was created for the June […]

June 2023 Color Challenge & Blog Hop

June 5, 2023
Posted in ,
The June 2023 Color Challenge features a lovely trio of colors! My project showcases the gorgeous new Inked & Tiled Bundle.

Welcome to the Color Fusers Blog Hop and June 2023 Color Challenge! If you’ve already started the blog hop you should be coming from the talented Janneke Dijkstra de Jong’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! […]

May 2023 Color Challenge & Blog Hop

May 1, 2023
Posted in ,
The theme for the May 2023 Color Challenge is the 2023-2025 InColors. I've used the Timeless Arrangements Bundle and all 5 colors on my card.

Welcome to the Color Fusers Blog Hop and May 2023 Color Challenge! If you’ve already started the blog hop you should be coming from the talented Janneke Dijkstra de Jong’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! […]

3 Birthday Cards To Make

April 29, 2023
Posted in ,
Check out these simple birthday cards to make! Projects feature the Alphabet A La Mode dies, Bright & Beautiful designer paper and more!

In today’s post, I’ll be sharing 3 birthday cards to make using various retiring, carryover, and new products! These cards use the Alphabet A La Mode dies which are one of my favorite products in the current mini-catalog. I’m so happy this item is sticking around in the New 2023 – 2024 Annual Catalog! These […]