Fab Friday 140
Fab Friday bi-weekly challenges are always fun. The current challenge is to use all five new In-Colors 2018 – 2020. Blueberry Bushel, Call Me Clover, Grapefruit Grove, Lovely Lipstick, and Pineapple Punch are all brightly saturated and pure colors. At first I wasn’t sold on these new colors. However, since I now have them in my hot little hands, I am in love with them. The DSP is so much fun and is reminiscent of the In-Color DSP stacks of the past. LOVE!
CAS(E) This Sketch #277
This weekly challenge always provides an interesting sketch from which inspiration can be drawn. Sketch # 277 is very clean and simple with just a sentiment and one horizontal element below the sentiment. Even though both of these challenges were rolling through my head for a few days, I did not necessarily try combine the two. Since I wanted my Fab Friday card to be clean while incorporating the 5 colors, I figured out that I wanted to use the “celebrate” die. That’s when I matched up the two challenges, which allowed me to use all the colors but still have a somewhat clean layout. I hope you will see the CAS(E) inspiration in my card.
Here’s my card:
Here are the challenge links:
The first thing I figured out was the pattern for the “celebrate” die cut. It was relatively easy to accomplish this look. I cropped it out of three of the In-Color DSP papers, stacked them on top of each other, and cut the letters apart. This allowed me to line up the letters exactly no matter the color. It also left me with letter for two additional cards. <Happy Dance>
In order to be able to line up all the letters again, I knew I would need a complete base on which to place the letters. Therefore, I cropped out the sentiment from Basic Black cardstock. I also used Basic Black as one of the mat layers to ground and unify all of the five other colors. Even though the blue “YOU” part of the sentiment is all one piece, I also layered it on top of a black base. Another product that allowed this piecing process to be relatively easy was my Xyron Sticker Maker. When using this sticker maker, I use the wrong end of the SU piercing tool to rub, rub, rub before taking off the cover layer of the Xyron sandwich.
Don’t even ask about the black base layer because I cropped both pieces of the sentiment out of it. Ugly part won’t show because with everything else layered on it.
In order to incorporate the horizontal element I simply used a knotted piece of Lovely Lipstick ribbon.
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Have a Peachy day!
Welcome to InKing Royalty’s June Blog Hop! This year’s Blog Hop themes are inspired by popular songs – this month’s song is “Here Comes the Sun.” As you can guess, our Blog Hop today is filled with projects that are inspired by the joy of the summer sun. We are excited to share our creations with you today! After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.
Here Comes the Sun for FabFriday 139
My DH’s (dear husband) favorite color has always been yellow because of the sunshine of sunny Southern California. He grew up and lived in the LA/Orange County area for more than 50 years. Now we live in sunny (read: humid) Central Florida.
Therefore, the new In-Color Pineapple Punch was the first color for which I reached. Of course, there has to be a sun represented on the card, and I achieved that by using the Layering Circles die set, the Stitched Shapes die set, and a Share What You Love doile. The scallops on the largest circle and the doile were my main homages to the sun.
Here’s my card:
I did change the orientation from the sketch, however the inspiration from the sketch is definitely there.
Here’s the Fab Friday 139 sketch:
Varied Vases Bundle
The Varied Vases bundle, designed by million dollar sale demo Mary Fish (in whose third level I am) is so much fun and very versatile. Hint: before trying to line the stamps up to try to get it to match the punch, it is much easier to first punch the vases on a scrap sheet of cardstock. Then you can lay the stamps into the punched areas and stamp with confidence knowing your results will line up with the punch.
The sentiment is also from this bundle, and it fit perfectly on the Petals and More thinlet banner. Next, I cropped a Blueberry Bushel frame for under the sentiment banner and punched the vases using Blueberry Bushel from the In-Color DSP stack. I just love this blue because it is so clear and pure, as are the rest of the 2018 – 2020 In Colors. That’s the main reason that I chose Call Me Clover for the background embossed with the Petal Burst folder. The Pineapple Punch Stamping Write marker was used to simply color the stamped flowers. I really wanted the colors to be the focus of this card, and I think I accomplished that goal.
Thank you for hopping with us today!
Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Pam Morris from Tap, Tap, Stamp. There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it!
Have a Peachy Day!
Thank you for hopping along with us. If you get stuck during the Blog Hop, please use this line-up as a guide:
- Brian King at Stamp with Brian
- Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
- Nina King at InkPaperSequins
- Imogene Thomas at MomoMakes.com
- Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
- Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
- Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
- Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
- Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
- Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
- Sandra Cornejo at Madly Crafting
- Sheryl Sharp at Sharp Notes by Sheryl
- Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
- Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
- Rachael Shedeed at Bluebonnet Stampin’
- Robbye Hamilton at Miss Hammie’s Crafts
- Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping