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Color Fusers Blog Hop: August 2016 - Part 1

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  Welcome to part 1 of the August Color Fusers Design Team Blog Hop, featuring 3 wonderful Stampin' Up!  Colors: Cherry Cobbler, Smoky Slate and Watermelon Wonder!  We are so glad you have joined us on this blog hop and hope you enjoy all of the cards and projects we have to share with you!  Please be sure to click on all of the links at the bottom of this post to visit all of the wonderful Stampin' UP! blogs!

Today I have 2 projects for you, both featuring the new Thoughtful Branches bundle which will be available tomorrow, Aug. 2 for customer purchase, and our August Color Fuse color combo.  See below in this post for the ordering info for the stamp set, the dies or the bundle.


Thoughtful Branches 3x3 notecard by Patty Bennett featuring Stampin' UP! bundle, paper, and accessories available at www.pattystamps.com


My first card with our Cherry Cobbler, Watermelon Wonder and Smoky Slate color combo features the "flower" or "tree top" portion of the die from this bundle.  I stamped the image in Watermelon Wonder ink onto Watermelon Wonder cardstock and die cut it, then added it to a scrap of Whisper White, per my instructions below.

This is a little 3x3 gift card, to be added to a gift bag or wrapped box.


Create a fun background  with the Thoughtful Branches die cut for this 3x3 notecard by Patty Bennett featuring Stampin' UP! bundle, paper, and accessories available at www.pattystamps.com


I added a mat of Cherry Cobbler cardstock and layered it onto a folded 3x3 Watermelon Wonder card. The striped paper and "for you" in the Smoky Slate color completes the color combo challenge.  The silver ribbon just finishes it off perfectly!  The sweet scalloped Smoky Slate piece of cardstock was die cut using the new Layering Circles framelits from Stampin' Up!



More info on Thoughtful Branches Bundle available Aug. 2nd:

The bundle features a 20+  piece stamp set and 9 dies in the framelit set!  This will be a limited time offer set in August, starting Aug. 2nd while supplies last.. so be sure to add this to your August shopping list! :)  Click to download a .pdf showing this great bundle! 

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Card #2, also featuring our August Color Fuse combo, features the stamps from the Thoughtful Branches set and subtle background colors applied with the Sponge Brayer on Whisper White cardstock.


Use a Sponge Brayer for a soft background for this Thoughtful Branches card by Patty Bennett featuring Stampin' UP! bundle, paper, and accessories available at www.pattystamps.com


I was aiming for a soft sunset feeling with this background so I applied color with my Sponge Brayer to the Whisper White cardstock with Cherry Cobbler at the top, then some Watermelon Wonder, and then the Smoky Slate for the "ground".  I stamped the trees and grass from the Thoughtful Branches set in Smoky Slate ink, and the bird and greeting in Cherry Cobbler ink.  I love the greetings and font in this stamp set, don't you!?


Great Color Fuse color combo featured in this Thoughtful Branches card by Patty Bennett featuring sponge brayer background and  Stampin' UP! bundle, paper, and accessories available at www.pattystamps.com


Watermelon Wonder striped ribbon finishes off the card.  Layers of Watermelon Wonder and Smoky Slate patterned paper on the folded Cherry Cobbler card complete the Color Fuse trio for this months challenge.


Thank you for stopping by my PattyStamps blog today! I hope you enjoyed this fun color combo!  Please visit the other Color Fuse Blog Hop team members listed below for more color inspiration!


 Color Fusers Blog Hop!


Patty Bennett   <<< you are here

Jason Loucks

Heather Osborne

Nicole Tugrul

Tammy Civello

Paola Phillips

Jo Anne Hewins

Melissa Kerman

Robin Messenheimer


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Beautiful cards! The brayer effect is great!

Jo Anne Hewins

Love your samples. The idea for the 3 x 3 card is so smart! Thoughtful Branches needs more than a month!

Robin Messenheimer

Your projects are gorgeous and creative - as usual! Love everything you do, and these are no exception!

Barbara Green

Really nice samples. Love the one done with the brayer and the sunset..

Terri B

What a creative use for the "treetop" framelit from this set--I love it! Both cards are so unique and I am pinning them both.

Mary Ann Ely

good morning Patty,,,, I love your cards especially the second one. I LOVE how you used the cherry cobbler to make it look like the sunset. Beautiful card.I will be caseing this one. Thanks for sharing the blog and your cards. Have a great day.


Patti, Your August color fuse Thoughtful Branches card is a show stopper!! Love it!

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