October 2020 Color Challenge

October 2020 Color Challenge and Blog Hop!

Welcome to the October 2020 Color Challenge and Color Fusers Blog Hop! For my project today, I’ve created a simple card with the Beautiful Autumn Stamp Set. Techniques used on this card include simple stamping, stamping off, heat embossing, and dry embossing

The October 2020 Color Challenge color scheme immediately made me think of fall!

So I just had to pull out one of my favorite new fall-themed sets called Beautiful Autumn. I’ve created a few different projects with this set but for this card, I used three of the images I have not previously used.

Check out the October 2020 Color Challenge and Blog Hop! For my project I've created a fall themed card with the Beautiful Autumn Stamp Set.

Most of the images in the Beautiful Autumn stamp set are two-step stamps which simply means you stamp one image over, or next to, the other to build the image.

Tip: With two-step stamping, you can stamp the layered images in two different colors or use the stamping off technique to get different shades of the same color. I have used the stamping off technique for all my images on this card.

  • The “wheat” image was stamped in Cinnamon Cider ink and then stamped again without reinking, to get the lighter, stamped off images.
  • The Crumb Cake foliage and Cherry Cobbler leaves are both created using two stamps, one for the outline and one to add color to the image. I’ve used full ink for the outside of the image and stamped off with the same color to get a lighter tone for the image stamped on the insides of these images.
Check out the October 2020 Color Challenge and Blog Hop! For my project I've created a fall themed card with the Beautiful Autumn Stamp Set.

So I really like this earthy color scheme but I wanted some shiny elements and a bit of texture to make this card a little more interesting.

  • The Cinnamon Cider layer is dry embossed with the Tasteful Textile embossing folder for some added texture.
  • For some shine, I’ve added pops of gold in three places. The sentiment is heat-embossed in gold, I’ve added gold twine behind the sentiment, and there are three gems with gold flecks for additional gold accents.
Check out the October 2020 Color Challenge and Blog Hop! For my project I've created a fall themed card with the Beautiful Autumn Stamp Set.

While it would have been easier to use a simple rectangle or die-cut shape for my sentiment, I chose to fussy cut it instead. This card has a lot of vertical lines so I didn’t want a rectangle-shaped, sentiment piece too. I love how the gold embossing looks with this gorgeous shiny gold twine!

Check out the October 2020 Color Challenge and Blog Hop! For my project I've created a fall themed card with the Beautiful Autumn Stamp Set.

Here’s what my assembled sentiment piece looks like on the backside:

Check out the October 2020 Color Challenge and Blog Hop! For my project I've created a fall themed card with the Beautiful Autumn Stamp Set.

Now I just love the three gold elements on this card with the sentiment and twine being the first two. A close-up of the third gold embellishment is shown in the photo below. These “Wonderful Gems” (that’s actually what they’re called) are clear faceted gems with gold flecks throughout. I just think they are so pretty! Here’s a close up:

Check out the October 2020 Color Challenge and Blog Hop! For my project I've created a fall themed card with the Beautiful Autumn Stamp Set.

When you buy these Wonderful Gems you get the ones with the gold flecks in two sizes plus you get red gems in two sizes as well. I have used both the small and large gems on my focal piece.

Check out the October 2020 Color Challenge and Blog Hop! For my project I've created a fall themed card with the Beautiful Autumn Stamp Set.

Do you ever struggle with where to begin when you create?

I often hear from people that they don’t know what to do with the products they buy, and they don’t know where to begin creating. To help address this problem, I’ve started sharing a bit about what I call the “Building Blocks of a Design Process”. I essentially pick apart the decision-making process for how I settled on a given design and even why I made certain design choices. I hope that by sharing my design process it will help make the design process easier for others.

Check out the October 2020 Color Challenge and Blog Hop! For my project I've created a fall themed card with the Beautiful Autumn Stamp Set.

I’d love to hear from you! Was this graphic useful?

Does it help you with your design process and if so in what ways? Please leave a comment and let me know!

Check out the October 2020 Color Challenge and Blog Hop! For my project I've created a fall themed card with the Beautiful Autumn Stamp Set.

I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing my October 2020 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.

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 Jo Anne Hewins 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:

Jo Anne Hewins

Nicolle Belesimo

Bonnie O’Neill

Tami Hewlett

Melissa Kerman – You Are HERE


More Going On Now

  • Select Designer Series Papers on Sale NOW! – Get a 15% Discount! Click HERE to see what’s on sale.
  • 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.
  • Earn Loyalty Leaves with your purchases in my Online Store! Cash them in for FREE Stampin’ Up! products! Click HERE to learn more.
  • Join me for my next Facebook Live Event on Thursday 10/8/20 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:

NAHTJVW7

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 August to December 2020 Mini Catalog PDF by clicking below.

Aug to Dec 2020 Mini Catalog

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

2020 - 2021 Annual Catalog Cover

Project Dimensions

  • Crumb Cake Card Body: 4-1/4″ x 11″
  • Whisper White Focal Piece: 2-3/4″ x 5-1/2″
  • Cherry Cobbler Focal Backing: 2-15/16″ x 5-1/2″
  • Cinnamon Cider Dry Embossed Layer: 3-1/2″ x 5-1/2″
  • Whisper White Inside Piece: 4″ x 5-1/4″
  • Crumb Cake Scrap for Sentiment

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!

Comments

    • Melissa Kerman says

      I’m so glad you know you liked my card and appreciated the building blocks graphic. I hope it helps you to create more easily! Thanks for commenting and taking the time to let me know!

  1. Lynn L Klitzke says

    Everything about your card is fantastic! Love the colors and a big YES to the graphic. Thank you for the measurements too.

Leave a Reply

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

Recent Posts

Accordion Fold Card Tutorial & Nature’s Harvest

September 13, 2021
Posted in ,
Check out my Accordion Fold Card Tutorial with the Harvest Meadow Suite. This project is a sneak peek from the Sept. 2021 tutorial bundle.

Check out my Accordion Fold Card Tutorial with the Harvest Meadow Suite. This project is a sneak peek from the Sept. 2021 tutorial bundle. On the first week of each month, the Simple Suite Stampers design team publishes a tutorial bundle focusing on a particular theme. The focus this month is the Harvest Meadow Suite […]

DIY Fall Cards with Pretty Pumpkins Bundle

September 11, 2021
Posted in ,
Today's project features the Pretty Pumpkins bundle and was created for the Sept 2021 tutorial bundle which includes several DIY fall cards.

Today’s project features the Pretty Pumpkins bundle and was created for the September 2021 Simple Suite Stampers Tutorial Bundle which includes several DIY fall cards. On the first week of each month, the Simple Suite Stampers design team publishes a tutorial bundle focusing on a particular theme. The focus this month is the Harvest Meadow […]

Dry Embossing with Dies is so much fun!

September 9, 2021
Posted in ,
Dry Embossing with Die is so much fun and it expands the potential use of your dies! Today's project uses the Inspired Thoughts Bundle.

In today’s post, I’ll be sharing a bit about dry embossing with dies. The project I’m sharing here was actually made with a leftover piece that I created while playing with ideas for my Dry Embossing with Dies Technique Class. In this class, there were multiple ideas and variations shared. So, in today’s post, you’ll […]

September 2021 Color Challenge

September 6, 2021
Posted in ,
Check out the September 2021 Color Challenge & Blog Hop! I'm featuring the Pretty Pumpkins Bundle & the Beautifully Penned Sale-A-Bration DSP.

Welcome to the Color Fusers Blog Hop and September 2021 Color Challenge! The color scheme for the September 2021 Color Challenge was really the easiest one ever! Being able to add in my own third color with black and white as the starting point was a piece of cake! I started by creating an ombre […]

Stampin Up Sale A Bration 2021

August 28, 2021
Posted in ,
The Stampin Up Sale-A-Bration 2021 promotion is happening NOW! See 2 projects made with the Delicate Dahlias Set, my favorite FREE item!

Did you know that the Stampin Up Sale A Bration 2021 promotion is happening NOW? It’s an awesome promotion because there are multiple ways to qualify for FREE products! So fun right?! In today’s post, I’ll be sharing two projects made with the Delicate Dahlias Stamp Set which is my favorite Stampin Up Sale-A-Bration 2021 […]

What to do with paper scraps! A fun, easy method!

August 16, 2021
Posted in ,
Do you ever wonder about what to do with paper scraps from your paper crafting projects? If so, you're going to love seeing my project today!

Do you ever wonder about what to do with paper scraps from your paper crafting projects? If so, you’re going to love seeing my project today! I don’t know about you but I have tons of strips of white cardstock scraps. Many of them are from cutting pieces for the insides of my cards that […]

3 Sale-A-Bration Freebies, 2 Projects, 1 Free Tutorial Bundle!

August 14, 2021
Posted in ,,
Learn how to make 2 sneak peek projects from the August 2021 Simple Suite Stampers Tutorial Bundle featuring 3 NEW Sale-A-Bration Freebies!

Today’s post offers a bit of a sneak peek into the August 2021 Simple Suite Stampers Tutorial Bundle that features new Sale-A-Bration freebies! On the first Thursday of each month, the Simple Suite Stampers design team publishes a tutorial bundle focusing on a particular theme. The focus this month is Sale-A-Bration and the freebies being […]

Joy Fold Card Tutorial with a Simple Twist

August 5, 2021
Posted in ,
Today's joy fold card tutorial includes a set of colorful cards with a latch closure. These feature the awesome Pattern Party designer paper!

I’ve created joy fold cards in the past but this set of cards have an added feature that I really like! Today’s joy fold card tutorial includes a set of colorful cards with a latch closure. This latch element allows the card to stay shut more securely, plus it’s just more fun to open and close […]

August 2021 Color Challenge

August 2, 2021
Posted in ,
Check out the August 2021 Color Challenge & Blog Hop! I LOVE these colors! Plus, my project features the Delicate Dahlias Sale-A-Bration Set.

Welcome to the Color Fusers Blog Hop and August 2021 Color Challenge! I absolutely adore the August 2021 Color Challenge color scheme! I am a purple lover in general and I especially love purple and green together. The hardest part of this challenge was incorporating the Basic Gray. That said, I had so much fun […]

All Occasion Easy Card Ideas

July 31, 2021
Posted in ,,
Check out my set of 5 all occasion easy card ideas! These elegant cards were inspired by a simple card I love! You can design like this too!

In today’s post, you’ll see 5 all occasion easy card ideas! These elegant cards were inspired by a simple card I love! I’ve had the card sample you see in the photo below for probably 17 years! It’s a simple, elegant layout that I loved way back when I first made it and I still […]

3 Different Ways to use Embossing Folders

July 29, 2021
Posted in ,
In today's post and video I'll be showing 3 different ways to use embossing folders to highlight the shapes for added interest and dimension.

In today’s post and video I’ll be showing projects that feature 3 different ways to use embossing folders to highlight dry embossed shapes. I absolutely adore the added interest and dimension that dry embossing provides! So, playing with and showing different ways to use embossing folders is among my top favorite things to play with! […]

You’re A Peach Tutorial Bundle

July 17, 2021
Posted in ,,
See sneak peeks of 2 project from the You're A Peach Tutorial Bundle! There are 12 tutorials in this Simple Suite Stampers Bundle.

In Today’s post see sneak peeks of two projects from the You’re A Peach Tutorial Bundle! On the first Tuesday of each month, the Simple Suite Stampers design team publishes a tutorial bundle focusing on a particular theme. The focus this month is the You’re A Peach product suite from the annual catalog. The You’re […]