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ISS April Blog Hop Color Challenge

Hello Kre8tors and welcome to another Blog Hop! We are hopping with the Ink. Stamp. Share. Blog Hop today! This month’s theme is a color challenge. We’ve been given Rococo Rose, Highland Heather, Granny Apple Green, and So Saffron to play with and I couldn’t be more thrilled!

I’m so excited to share my card with you! Be sure to scroll down to the bottom of the post and click that Next button when you’re done here to hop along to the next amazing project!

I made my first card using only the four inks and the Music From The Heart stamp set and although I had followed the directions explicitly, I wasn’t sure I was quite happy with the outcome. It’s cute for a quick, #simplestamping card. But as Ariel best put it, “I want more”. Sooo….

I decided to take to Pinterest, where I get so much of my inspiration, and I saw a beautiful Color Blocking Technique pin from Jennifer McGuire. I decided to give it a try and am SO pleased with the results.

There are two techniques on this card: Color Blocking and Emboss-Resist. I used my Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder and my Heat Tool to stamp poppies and leaves all over a card mat. Then I cut the card mat apart, as noted in my template and in the measurements section below.

Then I used sponge daubers to color in each section, blending two colors together. The inks resist against the embossed areas, leaving behind a gorgeous background.

I stamped a small sentiment on the outside between two of the pieces and added some of our Basic Jewels Rhinestones for a bit of bling and shimmer. And Ta-Da! Beautiful card that I think follows the color challenge rules quite well.

Check out my video tutorial below. Please be sure to head to YouTube directly and subscribe to my channel if you haven’t already! It helps me out so much and allows me to keep making videos for you to enjoy!

Don’t forget to hop along to the next blog to see what exciting project Sue has created for you!
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April Roll Call

Jo Blackman
Stacey Marsh
Tricia Butts
Rebecca-Jo Unwin
Sue Allen
Laura Mackie
Cindy Mitchell-Clark
Libby Fens
Anastasia Radloff
Rochelle Laird-Smith
Dana Sullivan
Kristie Meeker Wilson
Gez Carpenter
Jill Chapman
Melissa Tennison (You Are Here)
Sue McDonald

Measurements:

Whisper White Card Base: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″
Whisper White Card Mat: 4″ x 5-1/4″
With the short edge at the top, cut vertically at 1-3/4″
Cut this piece horizontally at 3-3/4″ (A)
The remaining piece is 1-1/2″ x 1-3/4″ (B)
With the piece that measures 2-1/4″ wide, cut vertically at 1-1/4″ (C)
With the remaining large piece (D), cut 1/4″ off the bottom end to reach 3-3/4″ long

Materials:

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Honey Bee Bundle Hive Card

Hello Kre8tors! Just a few more Honey Bee projects to inspire you before I jump into some other amazing Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration projects. Be sure to follow my blog, and subscribe to my YouTube channel so you don’t miss a thing!

This card was CASE’d and tweaked slightly from the 2020 Mini Catalog. It’s so beautiful and soft with the So Saffron and Soft Sea Foam color palette. The Very Vanilla card stock lends to these tones beautifully as well. I especially love the little hive die cut on top of the bee hive.

The bee and flowers were stamped with a fun technique using the Stamparatus that will allow you to stamp lots of small die cut pieces quickly, using a precut template. Check out my video tutorial below to see how I did it!

The other stamps and die cuts in this bundle are perfect to create a plethora of projects! Did you see my Shaker Card post? BEE sure to go and check that one out, you don’t want to miss out! I’ve already made tons of cards using this set. You can check them out in my Mini Catalog Playlist on my YouTube channel!

I also scattered some of those Frosted Epoxy Droplets around the card for a little more dimension and interest. I really love these embellishments, they really make a big impact on a little card.

Measurements:

Soft Sea Foam Card Base: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, scored @ 4-1/4″
Very Vanilla Bottom Mat: 4″ x 5-1/4″
Very Vanilla Top Mat: 3-3/4″ x 5″
Very Vanilla Scraps: Approx. 4″ x 5″

Materials:

Blender Pens

$12.00

Stamparatus

$49.00

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Daisy Delight 4-Way Fold Card

Yay! Another Fun Fold card! I am really liking this 4-way fold card, and I think it’s beautiful with the Daisy Delight Bundle. The last fun fold card I made with this set was my Double Z-Fold Card and it has been my most popular video to date! I’m humbled and blown away by seeing that video has over 12,000 views! Thank you so much to all of my wonderful viewers and subscribers! That means the world to me!

There are a LOT of pieces and a LOT of folds on this card, so be sure to watch the video for all the knitty gritty. I’ve included the measurements below to make it a little easier when constructing your own version. I’d love to see your card if you follow my tutorial, so be sure to send me an email or connect with me through Instagram or Twitter!

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Measurements:

Cardbase
1 piece 4-1/2″ x 5-1/2″, score short end on top @ 4-1/4″
Fold Portion: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, score @ 2-1/8″, 4-1/4″, & 6-3/8″
(make two cuts between outer score lines at 1-1/4″ from each long edge)

DSP
2 pieces 2″ x 5-3/8″
2 pieces 2″ x 2-7/8″
4 pieces 1-1/8″ x 2″
3″ Scalloped Circle

Mat & Accents
4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″
2-5/8″ Circle
Scraps for Accents

Materials:

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